Calling all adventure seekers! Campers will explore the world around them through daily trips to local farms, rivers, scenic trails, and the ocean.
Get ready to get wet with Future Marine Biologists at Summer at Park! Massachusetts is a great place to discover different types of marine communities. From the sandy beaches to rocky tide pools, salt marshes to mudflats, and even out to the great Stellwagen Bank (a summer home to many humpback whales) --- we'll see it all! We'll take a hands-on approach and meet the sharks of New England. We'll learn more about the predators of the deep sea and maybe even spy some in the wild! Enjoy this full immersion experience of what the ocean has to offer you. And when you get tired of catching creatures, we can build a sandcastle and splash in the waves!
Observe the diversity of life in New England as we explore from mountain to shore the many natural and human made habitats just a hop, skip, and a jump from downtown Boston. Island hopping by canoe through glacial lakes, exploring overgrown ruins, and urban treasure hunts will provide opportunities to practice navigational skills and cooperation. Be prepared to taste the bounty of nature as we explore wild edibles in every location (in case you need to survive a Zombie Apocalypse!) When we're ready for a break we can sit back and relax and enjoy some human created treats as well.
Get dirty weeding, seeding, and eating this summer! Observe honeybees up-close and taste the fruits of their labors. Savor the sweetness of homemade ice cream. Bite into a sun-ripened blueberry that you picked right off the bush. Engage your hands and taste buds in this unique, farm fresh discovery as we travel to Wards Berry Farm and Crescent Ridge Dairy, Drumlin Farm, Leland Street Apiary, and many more!
Randy studied early childhood education at Cambridge College as well as biology and agriculture at the University of Maine. He owns an educational consulting and herpeto-culture business that strives to ensure the proper treatment and respect for reptiles and amphibians in all educational endeavors. During the year, Randy teaches Kindergarten at the Devotion School in Brookline.
Meg, an alumna of the Park Class of 1998, joined the Summer at Park team in 2006. Previously, she spent two years teaching at the Esperanza Academy in Lawrence, and five years at Park. She now teaches 6th grade reading at Belmont Day School and is a member of their Athletic Department. Meg played lacrosse and ice hockey at Governor Dummer Academy and Union College, and coaches the Brookline Newton South Girls' Ice Hockey team.