Brookfield’s Biggest Little Bear Summer Camp provides students from Preschool - 8th grade to experience quality Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math instruction on and off-campus learning in the classroom and taking field trips, while having fun!
Campers use their imagination and learn new skills by exploring a different weekly theme, all summer long.
We’re looking forward to sunshine, summertime, and days filled with adventure in the great outdoors.
Preschool (1-4 years)
Big Bears at Elementary:
Entering Kindergarten to
June 24-28 WATER:
Tour the Patagonia Warehouse to see where they create waterproof fly fishing gear, then engage in a fun fly fishing lesson and bug hunt on the Truckee River. If we’re lucky, we might even catch a fish!
July 1-5 WIND (No camp July 4):
This week, campers will experiment with the power of wind. Engineer a bottle rocket, make flower pinwheels, create a giant bubble wand, build your own kite and watch it soar!
July 8-12 BUILD:
Keep summer boredom at bay by building all week! Campers will construct ceramic sculptures, build PVC pipe water ballon slingshots, engineer a catapult and more.
July 15-19 CAMPING:
Calling all happy campers! Join us in a unique week of learning about wilderness safety, how to build a shelter, what to pack for long outdoor adventures, how to pitch a tent and more. Ending with Friday night, all families are invited to bring a tent and join us for an overnight outdoor campout at Brookfield School–where we will roast marshmallows, watch a movie on the lawn, and enjoy stargazing through telescopes.
July 22-26 COLOR:
Prepare to get messy while learning the FUNdamentals of color! This week, campers will find their inner artist. We will venture outside on a field trip to explore landscape watercolor painting, deepen our understanding of mixing through color theory, build a contraption that creates amazing rainbow reactions, make a marker robot, and more.
July 29-Aug. 2 MOVEMENT:
Amp up your skills through activities that teach us all about movement. Learn the foundations of stop motion animation, get outdoors to build a giant ball run, create shadow art by using the movement of the sun and enjoy a rock climbing lesson at a nearby climbing gym.
Aug. 5-9 NATURE:
Venture outdoors to explore the natural world! Together we will make Andy Goldsworthy art sculptures using nature objects, learn how plants multiply through propagation experiments, investigate plant life cycles by making plant monsters and hike outside to take our birding and field skills to the next level.
Aug. 12-16 TRANSFORM:
This week we will inspire campers to become the problem-solving heroes of tomorrow by embracing transformation. Campers will learn the fundamentals of robot design and programming, using VEX IQ Kits. Vex IQ Kits allow children to watch code come alive on a physical robot all while learning programming concepts. Additionally, we will construct 3D clay sculptures and use collage elements to learn how small pieces together can transform into large works of art.