Award Winning After School Eco Explorers Club
*Voted 1st Place for Best Afterschool Program 2016-2021 by the Severna Park Voice
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
Picking up at: Benfield Elem(3 spots left), South Shore Elem (4 spots left), Oakhill Elem (1 spot left),
Old Mill Middle, Severna Park Middle, (Open) Possibly Shipley's Choice TBA
VAN SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED this year since all elementary schools let out at the same time, we only have a certain amount of vans/spaces that can go to the schools with the most kids enrolled. As a result, prices are reflected upon this, staffing, and changes in pick up times.
After School Program (ages 5-+):
Pick up Elementary School: 2:35pm-6:00pm Middle Schools: 3:55pm-6:00pm
PRICE: Payment is based per session of 10 weeks at a time
Session 1: 8/29-11/4 2022
M-F Van pick up: $45 per day plus $20 extra for 2 hr early dismissal days ($225 per week/$2015 )
Daily rate pick up: $55 per day plus $25 extra for 2 hr early dismissal days
*$100 non-refundable deposit required to hold space. MUST COMMIT TO WHOLE YEAR and sign agreement.
Drop-off rate: $30 per class for drop off 3:30-5:30pm (Early dismissal drop off is extra)
*Plus $25 yearly Sawyer registration fee * When registering, you will see total prices
*Payment plans are available
*Sibling discount 5% off
**If you want to enroll for JUST Early dismissal days: 1/2 day camps 12:30-6pm $60 drop off $70 pick up (inquire)
As part of our after school eco family, you also get certain ECO rewards:
*4 free passes to a Jungle Express
*$20 off discount for day camps throughout the year when school is out
***Must register through email in order to get the discount
*Priority registration for camps and other programs
*Amazing experiences and animal care chores with animals that develop responsibility and life skills!
Take a walk on the wild side with the Eco Explorers club-Now that kids need it more than ever--We offer socialization and hands-on fun! Students will have the opportunity to interact with different animals, assist with animal care, connect with nature, play games, do experiments, play in our fossil dig, and more! Students also learn life skills that can ultimately assist them in their future goals such as presentation skills, activities that build confidence, responsibility, and positive reinforcement. There will also be a weekly theme and activities that tie to each theme.
Teen program: Jr. Assistant/CITs. Aspiring Counselor in Training (CITS) (ages 9+), Junior Assistants, (ages 11+) and Volunteers (ages 14+) Tues and Weds: 4:30-6pm
10 weeks per session
Drop off (4:30-6pm) price: $25 per day
Van Pick up price: (3:55pm-6pm)$30 per day as this class is a pre-requisite. Feeding animals, including feeding animals such as: gators, lizards, tortoises, and hedgehogs, and more! Help clean enclosures, make enrichment toys, take weights and measurements and more! Prepare animal presentations for future events, camps, and Open Houses.
Covid Updates and other policies:
*Masks are optional. We still have HEPA filters, extra ventillation and social distance whenever possible. This policy may change as the pandemic changes.
*No refunds, make-ups only, if your child misses 3 days- you can make-up for one day camp during the school year.
* Please pack a peanut-free snack daily
*Please call if your child is absent or being picked up by someone else. Must show ID.
Sample Schedule: Camp-like activities
2:35-3:30 pm Arrive, homework assistance/ snack time /Assist with Chores/independent games/art/activities
3:30-5:00 pm outside/indoor game/themed activity/Animal care chores feedings
5:00-6:00 pm Animal interactions, craft/experiment/fossil dig. (weather dependent)
*Note: CIT's JA's have different activities from after school elementary kids