Heirloom Blooms’ Spring Break Camp is a fun, hands-on day camp that combines scientific investigations with creativity inspired by the natural world. Campers (ages 5-17) will:
- Use field microscopes, bug viewers, maps, and compasses to explore our outdoor learning lab.
- Learn about weather, central Texas geology, biodiversity, and the local ecosystem.
- Create art using both traditional and digital media.
- Complete a service learning project by restoring native Texas grasses and wildflowers to wildlife habitats.
Registration: $300; includes healthy snacks and lunch, gifted (and CPR/first aid trained) instructors, field equipment, art supplies, and the Heirloom Blooms Nature Journal. Full and partial scholarships available!
The camp is located at our outdoor learning lab on Acres Wild Ranch (1/2 mile from the junction of RR 12 & FM 32 — 15 minutes from San Marcos, 10 minutes from Wimberley, and 20 minutes from New Braunfels).
WHY WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT HEIRLOOM BLOOMS’ MISSION
The instructors, volunteers, and partners of Heirloom Blooms are passionate about our mission to inspire kids in our outdoor learning lab. Research compiled by the Children & Nature Network and the Center for Green Classrooms has found that learning and play in the outdoor environment helps children by:
• Improving their mental focus
• Increasing their fitness levels
• Building their confidence and reducing their anxiety
• Improving their school performance
• Fostering scientific thinking
• Demonstrating the interconnectedness of natural and social systems
• Building connections to the community
• Offering multi-sensory learning experiences
• Blending academic learning with creative play
By using gardening and service learning as a platform to build children’s passion for the outdoors, Heirloom Blooms encourages kids to learn about where their food and water come from so that they can make healthy choices and understand the interconnections among people and places. Heirloom Blooms provides educators with an outdoor venue for applied field studies, and our programs complement the curriculum learned in math, science, art, geography, and physical education classes.