GNAT Days - Pre-K & Kindergarten
Teachers and younger students are invited to "Give Nature A Try" and embark on amazing discoveries in the fields and forests of Camp Discovery! GNAT programs bring a safe mix of hands-on activities for children ages 3-5 that include nature walks, songs, stories, animal encounters and crafts for a variety of themes. Lessons are designed to encourage discovery, cultivate wonder and curiosity, and build a loving connection to the natural world.
Program Fee Information
GNAT programs are $10 per child and last 3 hours, including a 30-minute picnic lunch. A minimum of 24 students and a maximum of 48 students is requested with one adult per every 5 children. Teachers and chaperones are FREE.
Scheduling Your Visit
Step 1: Choose the field study that is right for your students. Most programs offered can be customized to fit the needs of any group.
Step 2: Call Camp Discovery at 803-754-2008 to check for date availability.
Step 3: Sign and return the Program Reservation Agreement along with your $50 deposit to secure your date!
PRESCHOOL GNAT CLASS
(GIVING NATURE A TRY)
Nurture the youngest minds and hearts by sending a preschool group to Camp Discovery's GNAT class for outdoor exploration and hands-on learning.
GNAT Programs - Pre-K & Kindergarten
Using all of our senses, we embark upon habitats large and small within a forest ecosystem at Camp Discovery. From seeds to fallen logs, students will learn about trees, their life cycle and how they provide a home for different plants and animals. Students will even meet some of the different organisms adapted to living there!
5K Standards: K.L.2A.1; K.L.2A.2; K.L.2A.3; K.L.2A.4; K.L.2A.5; K.L.2A.6
ORGANISMS IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT
Students will learn what organisms are and discover their basic needs for survival. During a nature walk, we use our senses to search for plants, animals and fungi in the habitats of Camp Discovery. And through a live animal encounter, students learn how these different organisms use their body parts to move, find food and protect themselves.
5K Standards: K.L.2A.1; K.L.2A.2; K.L.2A.3; K.L.2A.5; K.L.2A.6
THE GIVING TREE
Students will listen to the heartwarming story “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. After reading the story, children will embark on a tree hike to learn about the parts of a tree, collect leaves, and make a leaf crown of their very own!
5K standards: K.L.2A.2, K.L.2A.5, K.L.2A6
Don’t see a topic that fits exactly for your grade level or unit of study? Call our program office at 803-754-2008 or email and we will work with you to create a lesson for your students.
LEARNERS TO LEADERS PROJECT
Adopt a school and provide a project-based learning experience for one grade level. Students will record their observations in a field journal made of recycled materials with your company logo.