Camp Beech Grove welcomes children (rising Kindergarten to rising 3rd Grade) who want to connect with each other and nature, learn about the outdoor world in which they live, and have time to play in the forest. The children will have an opportunity to experience the sacredness of all people, plants and animals. We’ll do yoga, hear sacred stories, sing, dig in the dirt, have hands-on nature and science activities, play, and learn the ways of compassionate communication. Our church is in the midst of the Central UCC Nature Preserve: a forest sanctuary for people, native plants and pollinators. The camp will have weekly sessions, Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, June 1 to July 10. We are now offering a discount and holding the cost at $175 until further notice. Please download the application for more details.
The week of June 8-12, we will also have a rising 4th & 5th Grade group.
Mulching: Sat., April 18, 9-11am
Planting: Sat.'s, May 2 & 16, 9-11am
MULCHING: We need people with good backs to shovel and move wheelbarrows of mulch through the forest, renewing the trails.
PLANTING: On Saturdays, May 2 and 16, we need planters help plant native grasses as part of the creek restoration project. We will have hundreds of small and medium sized plants to get in the ground. There will also be some work required to prepare for the plantings. We will need supplemental workdays/crews to keep the plants watered until they have become established. If you can help mulch, plant or have some time during the days prior to or after the plantings, contact Ron Smith.