EcoRangers

2022 EcoRangers Summer Camp Sessions

This camp is currently FULL. To be placed on our waitlist, please contact Jamie at jmassa@shangrilagardens.org.

Funky Forces of Nature

Grades: Entering K

July 5th – July 8th

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Discover the funky forces of nature this summer at EcoRangers Summer Camp! Campers entering Kindergarten will go on fun-filled outdoor adventures, explore critters up-close, get creative with hands-on activities and most importantly have FUN! Our themed camp days will focus on bugs, plants, weather and the forest. We are excited to introduce the big outdoors to your tiny camper as we explore some of nature’s most spectacular marvels!

This camp is currently FULL. To be placed on our waitlist, please contact Jamie at jmassa@shangrilagardens.org.

Enchanted Forest Friends

Grades: – Entering 1st and 2nd

July 12th – July 15th

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Our EcoRangers will see through the eyes of elves and fairies as they explore the enchanted realm of Shangri La Gardens. Each day will be filled with new and magical adventures. In their travels through the breathtaking forest, bayou, swamp and meadows, campers will make the acquaintance of some very interesting insects and animals. Campers will then take a close-up look at the plants and flowers that make up an animal’s neighborhood. In fact, campers will meet bugs that benefit us, as well as the bugs that, well, bug us. Our eager Elves and fervent Fairies will enjoy games and crafts; they will plant seeds and taste the sweet nectar of fresh-off-the-comb honey. Each day will be filled with enthusiastic and enriching lessons right in the middle of nature’s own magical domain.

Parents:  This is a story-based camp that will engage children’s imaginations while we expand their science literacy. We will learn the basics of ecology and how our actions can have a positive impact on our local environments. As in all of our camps, participants will spend 50-70% of the time outdoors doing hands-on science activities and approximately 30% of the time will be spent indoors working on complementary science and craft activities. 

This camp is currently FULL. To be placed on our waitlist, please contact Jamie at jmassa@shangrilagardens.org.

Pirate Adventure

Grades: 7th, 8th, and 9th

July 19th  – July 22nd  

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Travel back in time to discover what early Orange, Texas was like during the time of settlers. Campers will meet different characters from the past and participate in activities from another time. Get ready to explore cowboy skills and equipment, play group games and learn from a trapper how to think like a wild critter, and discover pioneer skills such as planting, making butter, weaving, and more! The devious pirate, Bertrand Bayou will guide campers through time and encourage them to look for clues that may even lead to his treasure. Stories from another time will be told each day to help campers get a glimpse into the past. On the last day of camp, we will be the hunt for the pirate’s treasure using our gathered clues and camper-created maps. Adventure awaits!!!

Parents: As in all of our camps, participants will spend 50-70% of the time outdoors doing hands-on science activities and approximately 30% of the time will be spent indoors working on complementary science and craft activities.

This camp is currently FULL. To be placed on our waitlist, please contact Jamie at jmassa@shangrilagardens.org.

Earth Avengers

Grades: Entering 5th and 6th

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

July 26th-July 29th

The earth is under attack, and only our EcoRangers can help save it from litter, waste, and pollution! Repurposing bottles, cans, wood, paper, and even plastic containers, are part of this EcoRanger mission.  Each day campers will learn something new on their quest to become Earth Avengers. It will be messy, but fun so get ready for an adventure!

Parents: As in all of our camps, participants will spend 50-70% of the time outdoors doing hands-on science activities and approximately 30% of the time will be spent indoors working on complementary science and craft activities.

This camp is currently FULL. To be placed on our waitlist, please contact Jamie at jmassa@shangrilagardens.org.

Building Imaginations

Grades: Entering 3rd and 4th

August 2nd – August 5th  

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A healthy imagination is a POWERFUL thing!! Come and join us for a fun filled week of creativity at Shangri La Gardens EcoRangers Camp! Every day we will explore nature through problem solving activities that strengthens and develops our imaginations.  Each camper will enjoy activities that include crafts, games and observing nature’s art. This will be a wonderful experience for children to discover their own creative thinking! We are eager to share the beauty of nature, and how inventive it can be! 

Parents: As in all of our camps, participants will spend 50-70% of the time outdoors doing hands-on science activities and approximately 30% of the time will be spent indoors working on complementary science and craft activities.