After School Program

Award Winning After School Eco Explorers Club

*Voted 1st Place for Best Afterschool Program 2016-2020 by the Severna Park Voice

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

Session 1: 9/8-11/12


After School Program: 4:00-6:00pm (ages 6-16) $25 per class for drop off, $30 per class with van pick up (10 weeks per session) $15 extra for 2 hr early dismissal days *includes active registration fee

*Payment plans available

* Discount for 5 days a week $27 per day (15% off)
*Sibling discount 10% off can only use ONE discount

5 days- $1329
Mon $275 can pick up or drop off $230
Tues $275 van pick up or drop off $230
Wed $290 van pick up or drop off $230
Thurs $290 van pick up or drop off $230
Fridays $320 can pick up or drop off $250

As part of our after school eco family, you also get certain ECO rewards:

*4 free passes to Earth Day Event

*$15 off discount for day camps throughout the year when school is out

*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. There will also be a weekly theme and activities that tie to each theme. Great for any age but especially for aspiring Counselor in Training (CITS) (ages 9+), Junior Assistants, (ages 11+) and Volunteers (ages 14+) as this class is a pre-requisite. Feed animals, including feeding scorpions, 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 and Open Houses.

Includes:
SCHOOL Pick up: Email us to see if we pick up at your school before registering with name of child/grade/school name/ # of days a week and pick up time **SPACE IS LIMITED IN VAN.

*Masks must be worn in the van and indoors as of 7.23.21. This policy may change as the pandemic changes.

No refunds, make-ups only

* Pack a peanut-free snack

Schedule:
4:00-4:30 pm Homework assistance/ snack time /Assist with Chores
4:30-5:00 pm outside game/themed activity
5:00-6:00 pm work with animals, animal care chores/feedings, presentations and information/craft or experiment.

NEW KEEPER APPRENTICE AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES: ages 7+ Tuesdays 4:30-6pm 6 weeks classes $25 per class/$150
Starts Sept 21st-Oct 19th
Learn what it is like to take care of ECO's animals. Assist with animal care chores and learn about husbandry and the welfare of animals. Measure, weigh animals, give them baths, and assist with feeding and enclosure care. There is no other class out there like this one- Sign up now!

Eco Explorers Policies

  • Please note that some of our animals may eat peanuts and other varieties of nuts.
  • Please be on time to pick up your children. Parents will be subject to a late pick up fee after 5 minutes.
  • Do not bring any toys & electronics.
  • Notify us if your child will be absent (especially if your child is ill).
  • COVID POLICIES: See our summer camp policies. Sick Policy: Due to COVID- please keep your child home for any cold /flu like symptoms, fever, or stomach problems. Child must be symptom free for 24 hrs before coming back and/or a Dr. note. You may make up to 2 days of missed class anytime during the same session. You must give advance notice to make up class & it is dependent on availability. If there is a closing due to snow/weather you may make up the day. No refunds or credits.
  • Vacation Policy: You may make up to 2 consecutive days for miss vacation days. You must give advance notice to make up class & it is dependent on availability. No refunds or credits.
  • You may add on a day (a la carte). You must give us 2 days advance notice to do so & it is dependent on availability for that day.
  • Snow/Inclement Weather Policy: If Anne Arundel County Schools close, Eco Adventures is closed. If AACPS let out early, you are responsible for pick up. If AACPS cancels afterschool activities, Eco Adventures is still open unless we notify you otherwise.
  • Special Needs: We welcome special needs students to learn and thrive in our hands-on learning style at Eco Adventures. In order to maintain the quality of our programs and for your children's and animals' safety, we require parents notify us of special needs such as ADHD, autism, behavioral problems, physical or medical disabilities, or allergies) Failure to do so, may result in cancellation of registration without a refund if the child becomes disruptive or fails to follow program rules, safety rules, and policies. We are not special needs experts as stated in our camp policy form.
  • Payment plans must be paid in full before starting the next session.