BASE CAMP LEARNING CENTER
The Base Camp Learning Center at Granite Base Camp is an experiential and project-based educational enrichment program. Our curriculum is based in nature and focused on community building through shared learning experiences. This program aims to support the academic, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of children ages 5-14. The Base Camp Learning Center is for families seeking a professionally staffed drop-off learning community for their children.
Located on the beautiful property of Camp Carpenter in Manchester, NH, Granite Base Camp is an up-and-coming community-based center for outdoor learning based on the traditions and curriculum of Scouting. Granite Base Camp offers weekend programming throughout the year, as well as school vacation camps in February and April, as well as summer vacations. The Base Camp Learning Center and Granite Base Camp work in symbiosis with each other, sharing spaces, materials, and staff. By holding our learning center on this property, we have access to the facilities and training offered by Scouting.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Our Guiding Principles
The Base Camp Learning Center is based on the Scouting traditions and curriculum. All participants will be registered as a Scout and they will receive a Base Camp Adventure Card for their use.
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. A Scout tries to live up to the Law every day. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.
A Scout is:
TRUSTWORTHY. Tell the truth and keep promises. People can depend on you.
LOYAL. Show that you care about your family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
HELPFUL. Volunteer to help others without expecting a reward.
FRIENDLY. Be a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from you.
COURTEOUS. Be polite to everyone and always use good manners.
KIND. Treat others as you want to be treated. Never harm or kill any living thing without good reason.
OBEDIENT. Follow the rules of your family, school, and pack. Obey the laws of your community and country.
CHEERFUL. Look for the bright side of life. Cheerfully do tasks that come your way. Try to help others be happy.
THRIFTY. Work to pay your own way. Try not to be wasteful. Use time, food, supplies, and natural resources wisely.
BRAVE. Face difficult situations even when you feel afraid. Do what you think is right despite what others might be doing or saying.
CLEAN. Keep your body and mind fit. Help keep your home and community clean.
REVERENT. Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties. Respect the beliefs of others.
The Base Camp Learning Center is a project-based education system incorporating the Scouting curriculum for science, social studies, physical education, arts and technology. We supplement the curriculum for literacy and math. In a game design unit, children might create a game based on math skills that they are currently learning. Each unit will have a capstone learning event where students will get the opportunity to show off their projects to their family. Using nature as a teacher, we will plan to have a significant amount of outdoor time daily. Children should be prepared to be outside in most types of weather.
Required Family Participation
- Beginning of the year orientation
- Bi-monthly community meetings
- Filling out the required paperwork. Including medical forms and other necessary information.
|8:30 - 9:00 am||Drop-off, Free Play, Social Time|
|9:00 - 9: 30 am||Community Meeting: Weather, Calendar, Birthdays, Schedule Review|
|9:30 - 10:15 am||Academic Block|
|10:15 - 10:45 am||Snack, Recess|
|10:45 - 12:00 pm||Academic Block|
|12:00 - 1:00 pm||Lunch and Free Play|
|1:00 - 2:15 pm||Academic Block|
|2:15 - 3:00 pm||Academic Block|
|3:00 - 3:15 pm||Dismissal|