Each cabin will attend a variety of activities as a group. Our camp activities director will coordinate a “taste of camp” so your group will experience all that this weekend has to offer. You will be provided with your cabin schedule upon arrival. Alternate activities will be offered for those group members who are too young or not interested in participating with the activity blocked for your cabin.
Special Solar Eclipse Activities on Monday, April 8
Eclipse Storytime Adventure: An interactive storytelling session that explains the science behind a total solar eclipse in a fun and engaging way. Incorporate props, puppets, or even shadow play to make the celestial event come to life for the young audience.
DIY Pinhole Projectors: We’ll create pinhole projectors to view the solar eclipse safely. We will provide materials like cardboard, aluminum foil, and tape and teach them how to make a simple projector that projects the sun’s image onto a surface, allowing them to witness the eclipse safely.
Eclipse Shadow Play: We’ll use outdoor space to create a creative shadow play activity. Participants can use their hands to cast shadows on a screen or pavement, observing how the shapes change during the eclipse. This hands-on experience helps them understand the concept of celestial alignment.
Eclipse Art Extravaganza: Embark on an artistic adventure with our dedicated Camp El Tesoro program staff! Equipped with paper plates, premium black paint, and an array of captivating gray shades, our skilled team guides children through the creation of their very own solar eclipse masterpieces. This hands-on experience not only encourages self-expression but also reinforces crucial astronomical concepts. Join us as our talented staff transforms ordinary paper plates into extraordinary celestial works of art, fostering both creativity and cosmic curiosity!
*Activities subject to change Some activities have age and weight restrictions. High Ropes Challenge Course participants must be 8 years or older; 250lb weight limit. If you or your group members are unable to participate in an activity due to these restrictions, please note on the registration form.
You will receive the full weekend cabin schedule for your group about one week before arriving at camp.
Meals & cabin lodging included**
Have you ever eaten out of a canoe? Well, this weekend is your chance. Each freshly prepared home-style meal is accompanied by a fully stocked salad and fruit bar. The canoe salad bar (really! It’s a canoe!) features seasonal fruits, yogurt and a variety of salads from green leaf to pasta.
Each cabin sleeps up to 12 people. All cabins are accessible. See the virtual tour video below.