EcoRangers On The Go

In response to challenges presented by Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the uncertainties surrounding our ability to meet in person as groups for the foreseeable future, the Shangri la Garden’s Education department has developed a series of web-based summer camps. These web-based EcoRangers on the GO! camps will offer a wide array of grade appropriate science-based activities that the campers can complete at home with the virtual guidance of a Shangri La Gardens Educator.  EcoRangers on the Go! Web-based summer camps are designed around the curriculum specific to the camp grade level.

Each registered EcoRangers on the Go! camper will receive an EcoRanger ‘camp kit’ via pickup at the gardens located at 2111 W. Park Ave., Orange, TX 77630.  Each camp has a designated pick up time as indicated under Camp Sessions and Costs. The camp kit will contain packets designated by day with materials that correspond to an activity hosted virtually by a Shangri La Gardens Education staff member.  All EcoRangers on the Go! camp videos are pre-recorded and available for use any time after release, so that they can be fit into the campers daily schedule. Only those campers who have registered will received all the materials needed to actively participate in a virtual EcoRangers on the Go! camp session.

EcoRangers On The Go Camp Sessions:

Garden Helpers

  • Grade: Entering Kinder
  • Camp Video Release Dates: July 7th – July 10th
  • Camp Kit Pick Up: July 6th (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Let’s have fun and learn about nature’s own garden helpers-bees, ladybugs, and butterflies! Each day you’ll have an activity to help you explore the world of these garden helpers. Songs, chants and a short story will be included in your camp kit along with an activity for each day. You will even get to be a garden helper yourself and plant a seed that you can care for!

Energy Adventure

  • Grade: Entering 1st & 2nd
  • Camp Video Release Dates: July 14th – July 17th
  • Camp Kit Pick Up: July 13th (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Get ready to have fun while exploring how objects and forces interact! Join us for an exciting week full of adventures about energy. We will take a closer look at gravity, force, speed, and sound with interactive instruction, hands-on activities, and experiments. Campers will have a better understanding of the laws of physics. 

The Art of Nature

  • Grade: Entering 7th, 8th, & 9th
  • Camp Video Release Dates: July 21st – July 24th
  • Camp Kit Pick Up: July 20th (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

This week we will use the outdoors for inspiration and take nature as a muse. Each day we will be on the hunt for unique natural materials that we will transform into one-of-a-kind designs. We will mix creativity, our love of the landscape, and a little imagination to see beyond the surface and deeper into the artistic potential around us. Come try your hand at artistic discovery, you may be surprised about what flows from your creative side!

Earth Heroes

  • Grade: Entering 3rd & 4th
  • Camp Video Release Dates: July 28th – July 31st
  • Camp Kit Pick Up: July 27th (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

EcoRangers to the rescue! We need your help defending our world from pollution. This week embark on an adventure with us to discover ways to repurpose and reuse everyday items! Let’s work together and use our creativity to explore solutions to pollution and transform into Earth Heroes!

Backyard Explorers

  • Grade: Entering 5th & 6th
  • Camp Video Release Dates: July 28th – July 31st
  • Camp Kit Pick Up: July 27th (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Join our adventures exploring nature’s marvels.  Campers will unleash their creativity in many hands-on activities, bring their love of nature to life through the art of journaling, and explore the beauty of their own outdoor landscape.  As EcoRangers immerse themselves in the wonders of nature throughout the week, they will renew their sense of curiosity and inspiration.

For more information, contact Shangri La’s Education Department at 409.670.0803.