Camp Woodlands Kindergarten

Every AACPS kindergarten class visits Camp Woodlands in Annapolis, MD, for a one-day field experience as part of their environmental literacy unit “Trees are Terrific.” Through engaging, hands-on activities, students investigate the life cycle of a tree, learn about forest ecology, discover that trees protect water quality and take action to help the environment. Supervision and instruction are provided by Arlington Echo staff and volunteers recruited by classroom teachers. All volunteers undergo background checks. Students bring lunch to enjoy outdoors, weather permitting. Camp Woodlands is a 34-acre site owned by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. It includes forest, stream, meadow and wetland habitats and is located on Broad Creek, an estuary of the South River.



Chaperones escort students to their activities, rest rooms, lunch and the flagpole meeting area. Chaperones support activity leaders by encouraging student participation and by helping out as needed. Check the weather and dress appropriately for outdoor activities. Closed-toed shoes are required. Check in at school and get a badge.

Tips for Chaperones

1. Smile and introduce yourself.

2. Review expectations with each group: walk, stay together, and follow instructions.

3. Praise good behavior whenever you see it.

4. Don’t hesitate to address unsafe or inappropriate student behavior when necessary. You are in charge! Address behavior in a positive and calm way.

5. Get involved with the students and the activity. Assist the instructor.

6. Make bathroom stops between activities.

7. If necessary, take students to the Tee Pee for first aid.

8. Students should have adult supervision at all times.

9. Try to stay on schedule.

10. Turn cell phone, pager or other electronic devices to “OFF” or “VIBRATE.”

11. Help students treat the environment and facilities with care.




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