Tallahassee, Florida

We’re A Nature-Inspired,

Experiential Learning

Summer Program

Enrolling Now for Summer 2020

For Children Ages 5 to 10

Who We Are

We Are Early Childhood Educators Preparing The Next Generation of Nature and Outdoors Leaders

Founded in 2017, Tots and Trails' summer educators are trained in the Growing Up WILD curriculum and ready to lead learners in a host of experiences both indoors and out that help young children explore the world around them. Whether observing differences in the shapes, colors, and textures of leaves; playing a version of “hide and seek” to learn about camouflage; or sorting pictures of animals to learn the difference between wild and tame animals, children who experience Growing Up WILD activities develop skills in a variety of disciplines, all through the lens of the natural world. Each activity is correlated to the Head Start Outcomes and National Association of Education for Young Children Accreditation Criteria.

What We Do

We Plant Tiny Seeds in Tiny Hearts

The Tots and Trails summer camp provides a full-day curriculum to bring the outside world to your children through our various activities and help them reduce screen time and be more physically active throughout the day.

The morning will consist of gear check for the day's lesson plan and adventure activity. We also feature mindfulness and fitness activities that will include various local yoga and fitness studios in town. The fun will continue with a daily nature hike and lesson out of our Growing Up WILD curriculum.

The afternoon activities will include constructive free play lunch and our very on sustainability projects that the kids will feature and present to their parents on Friday when the camp concludes for the week.

Outdoors Curriculum

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' Growing Up WILD Curriculum

Tots and Trails teaches the Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children curriculum developed by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and distributed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission.

The Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children curriculum features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based, ready-made thematic units and over 400 experiences in a full-color 11”x17” activity guide. Written especially for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7, the activity guide includes outdoor explorations, scientific inquiry, art projects, music and movement, conservation activities, reading and math connections and "Healthy Me" extensions. Social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains help foster learning and development in all areas. Developmentally appropriate practice allows children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.

Serving the Tallahassee Community at Two Locations

Tots and Trails Midtown

Betton Hills School
2205 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308

(Weeks 1 - 10)

Dates

Week 1: June 1- June 5
Week 2: June 8 - June 12
Week 3: June 15 - June 19
Week 4: June 22 - June 26
Week 5: June 29 - July 3
Week 6: July 6 - July 10
Week 7: July 13 - July 17
Week 8: July 20 - July 24
Week 9: July 27 - July 31
Week 10: August 3 - August 7

Tots and Trail Northside

Northside Community Center
8005 Oak Grove Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32312

(Weeks 4 - 10)

Times

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Check-In: 7:15 a.m.
Check-Out: 5:45 p.m.

Summer 2019 Recap