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Join us for a fun weekend of learning at Camp N’ Learn!

September 8 & 9, 2023

Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro, Granbury, Texas

Join us for our first Camp N’ Learn. Hang out with early educators just like you as you obtain training hours on early childhood topics and soak up nature at this early childhood retreat at Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro in Granbury, Texas.


Friday, September 8

5:30 p.m. dinner
6:30-8:30 p.m. training

Saturday, September 9

Lite breakfast
8 a.m. – Noon / 2:15 p.m. training


Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro
7710 Fall Creek Hwy
Granbury, Texas 76049

Registration Options

Dinner, light breakfast and overnight cabin accommodations included for each option:

Registration deadline August 31

Watch the virtual tour video to see Camp El Tesoro

Modern Cabin Accomodations

Overnight attendees will stay in air-conditioned modern, enclosed cabins. Each clean, comfortable cabin has the capacity sleep 12 people in twin-size beds. Each bed space has its own power outlet. All cabins have indoor bathrooms with two private toilet stalls, three sinks and three private showers. All cabins are ADA accessible.

Session Presenters

Dr. Toni Sturdivant,
Camp Fire

Kellee Tyrone,
Camp Fire

Lesson Planning for Outdoors

This interactive session will engage participants in games, hands-on activities, and collaborative planning across the span of early childhood. Participants will leave the session with self-created nature-based learning materials and an action plan that can be implemented right away.

Director of Early Educator Success, Yolanda Willis

Yolanda Willis ,
Camp Fire

Family Engagement
This session will help educators understand how perceptions and assumptions can create barriers between themselves and their families. Through hands-on learning tailored to change mindsets, participants will learn how to work effectively with families that appear disengaged.

Cheryl Potemkin,
Texas Ole’

Books Connecting with Nature

The right book can support learning beyond literacy! This session will look at nature focused children’s literature as a starting point for curiosity and outdoor exploration. Participants will have the opportunity to explore several nature focused books, learn how to choose books to inspire a curiosity in nature, how to structure a read-aloud to foster curious conversations, and how to use content to create nature based activities that support literacy and STEM learning.

Janet Henry

Online training- Diversity
Participants will reflect on themselves, the current climate with regard to diversity, and strategies that can impact a lasting change with children in implementing an anti-bias curriculum. All children’s and family lives should be reflected within each classroom and throughout centers.
bill zurcher

William Zurcher,
El Tesoro Staff 

Team building

Have questions? Email [email protected] or call 817.831.2111, ext. 144