Orvis is helping parents and grandparents keep kids busy this summer with a full slate of fun, outdoor-themed activities. The Orvis Summer Kids’ Camp is a free, online program for youth of all ages that highlights outdoor skills and encourages kids to get outside and explore their local environments.
The six-part program features videos, skill sessions, and plans for adventure-driven activities that families limited by COVID-19 can do at home, or close to home.
Learn how to read a map and explore your local surroundings. Younger children learn how to map their own backyard.
Learn about the wildlife just outside your doors. Become a keen observer of wildlife activity and create your own nature journal. Learn what a watershed is and how to design and create a wildlife garden.
Learn the basics of fly fishing as a way to explore and observe the natural world. Learn about the fish in your area and create some art projects of your own. Make your own practice fly rod and test your casting skills with some fun practice games.
Learn the essential skills of how to cast a fly and how to tie knots. Then get outside and challenge yourself to hit as many targets as possible.
Learn more about dogs and why they are such amazing creatures. Whether you have a dog or not, you’ll have fun with activities that teach about a dog’s senses, characteristics, and training.
Learn how you can contribute to the health of our planet and to the beauty of the outdoors. Learn how planting native trees and shrubs by a waterway can help protect streams and rivers by combating pollution, decreasing erosion, and restoring wildlife habitats. Get hands-on by cleaning up a local stream or simply cleaning up around your neighborhood. Learn what a “carbon footprint” is and how you can help your community by doing your part to improve the environment.
Check the Summer Kids’ Camp home page for more details on each of these activities.