Woodcrest Retreat

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Woodcrest School of Wonder


Welcome to the Spring Semester of the School of Wonder at Woodcrest Retreat. We invite you to join us this spring for hands-on fun and learning. Look over our list of programs and then use the registration link on the right. Class space is limited so sign up early to reserve your space. Payment for all classes is due on the day of your first class. For questions please call the camp office at 717-738-2233.

You will receive a confirmation email with total payment due. You will also receive an email one week before each registered class that will contain specific instructions. 

Play with Clay — Have fun exploring the wonders of clay. In this hands-on class students learn the basics of working with clay and will make a couple of guided projects. For this introductory class, students will be using airdry clay which they can take home that day.

NOTE: Children who can be accompanied with an adult may sign up for Class B in the afternoon.

Note: Parent help is encouraged for students in K-3. For parents wishing to make a project with their child there is an additional $4.00.

Chemistry for Kids Protons, Electrons and Neutrons, oh my! Come learn a few basics of chemistry in a very hands-on way including the organization of the periodic table, what makes an atom an atom and what makes chemicals react? Safety procedures will be followed, and kids will have a great time making some edible atoms and learning about the amazing way God created the chemical world.

Ecology — Learn how God’s creatures interact with each other and their habitats in this very active class. In age-appropriate outdoor games and activities, students will learn about predators and prey, food webs, food chains, wild vs domestic animals and appropriate stewardship principles. Come dressed to run and be outside and be ready to take on the eyes of an animal in this very popular class.

Spring Service Day — Are you looking for a service project that you can as a family?  Join us for this special homeschool day of service and fun. We will have a variety of jobs that will help Woodcrest get ready for the busy summer season. After tidying up, we will provide a delicious campfire lunch and allow you to spend the afternoon enjoying our trails and playgrounds.

Orienteering & Map Reading — Although many people use a GPS, there is value in knowing how to read maps. In this unique program, students will look at a variety of maps and play some fun games to put their skills into practice. The second portion of the class will help students use a compass and will have them taking their skills out on our own course.

Wilderness Survival 101 — Learn the basic of outdoor survival in this very fun class. Students will spend time learning the basics of knot tying, shelter building, fire starting, and outdoor cooking. At the end of participants  will put into practice their skills by cooking their own lunch over the fire.

Animal Tracking — Come and take a walk around Woodcrest in search of evidence of our four-footed friends. Students will learn how to identify various common tracks found in the wild. Each participant will cast a plaster track to take home as well as handouts for future tracking. Be prepared to walk in the woods with appropriate footwear and clothing.