The wait is over! Keepers Collective 2024 Summer Camp is back with exciting new programming and a fresh camp calendar. Are you ready to experience something new in your child's summer camp adventure? Look no further than Keepers Collective, where nature is the classroom and learning is limitless.
We are passionate about providing children with the opportunity to connect with nature and learn about pollinator stewardship. This year, we are delighted to announce expanded programming, including our Three-Day Mighty Honeybee Camp and our new Two-Day Powerful Pollinators Camp. These programs are designed to inspire campers to engage with nature and understand the crucial role of pollinators in our ecosystem. Additionally, we are thrilled to introduce Ms. Nikki to the hive! Dive into the Q&A below to get to know her better!
Three-Day Mighty Honeybee Camp
The Three-Day Mighty Honeybee Camp is designed to teach campers about the importance of honeybees and their contribution to the environment. Campers will explore the apiary with experienced beekeepers, learn how to hive bees, extract honey, and appreciate the complex role honeybees play in our ecosystem. The camp will give campers a hands-on experience where they will be able to wear beekeeping suits and meet our buzzing friends up close.
Our goal is to inspire the next generation to take care of the planet by appreciating the role that bees play. Campers will leave with a newfound respect for these amazing creatures as well as a deep appreciation for nature.
Two-Day Powerful Pollinators Camp
The Two-Day Powerful Pollinators Camp is designed to enlighten campers about the crucial role that pollinators play in our ecosystem. Campers will learn through observation and participation how to create and maintain a pollinator-friendly garden. Additionally, they will learn about the importance of native pollinators and how to encourage them to thrive in their natural habitats.
This camp offers an ideal experience for campers with a passion for the environment and a desire to protect and support it. Campers will have the chance to interact with nature and understand our complex relationship between native pollinators and their impact on the world around us.
Welcome to the Hive, Ms Nikki
Ms. Nikki is our new lead educator and counselor, and we're thrilled for you to meet her! With extensive experience as an elementary educator, she is committed to creating a fun, safe, and inspiring experience for all campers. As an enthusiastic outdoor lover, she shares our mission to empower and educate the next generation of beekeepers and bee stewards!
We recently asked Ms Nikki a few questions just to help get you buzzing for summer camp. Get ready to uncover some fun secrets about Ms. Nikki before joining us in the hives this summer... Here's a wacky Q&A to reveal her wild side!
Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
A: Tough question! I’d want to experience being all the animals! But one I’ve always been fascinated with is an elephant. I appreciate their strength, intelligence, and how loyal they are to their community.
Q: What's your favorite food to eat for breakfast?
A: Scrambled eggs, with a slice of butter and honey toast, and a Chai Tea Latte.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: New Zealand— the landscape is gorgeous, and great fly-fishing there! They also have some epic mountain biking trails :)
Q: What's your favorite subject in school and why?
A: As a teacher, I enjoy all subjects! But as a student, my favorite subject was science! I loved being able to tinker and experiment with the natural world!
Q: Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
A: I’m an avid mountain biker, and fly-fisherwoman. I love going camping, and exploring new places.
Q: Who is your favorite superhero and why?
A: Another tough question… probably Wonder Woman—she’s known for her superhuman strength and power, which are great qualities, but I admire her ability to have compassion and empathy towards others. She’s also driven by a strong sense of justice and fairness and fights for truth and equality.
Q: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you bring with you?
A: Some way of listening to music, an endless supply of gummy bears, and then a toothbrush/toothpaste :)
Q: Do you have any pets? Tell us about them!
A: 2 dogs, Ruby & Hooch! Ruby is a German wire haired pointer and Hooch is a wirehaired pointing griffon! They both have a whole lot of energy!
Q: Who is someone that inspires or motivates you?
A: My dad— he’s a hard worker, who is incredibly loyal and honest. He can also fix just about anything by using whatever materials he has available.
Q: If you could time travel, would you go to the past or the future?
A: The past!
Q: What's something that always makes you smile?
A: Being outside, and getting to explore the beautiful places we live!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know Ms Nikki we cant wait for you to meet her! 🌟
Keepers Collective is committed to providing children with an environment that fosters exploration, learning and inspiration! Through our new programming and camp calendar, children will be able to interact with nature in exciting ways whilst learning about the environment and being inspired to make a positive impact. We look forward to welcoming your child to our camp and being a part of their summer adventure. Let's explore and learn together! Click here for more information on our camp curriculum, pricing and dates.