Nature, Science and Dinosaurs: A Recap of Friendship Circle Winter Camp 2015

Each year, Friendship Circle hosts its annual winter camp, which provides children and teens with special needs a week full of fun and educational trips around the Metro Detroit area.
During this week, participants and their teen volunteers spend time together outside of the Friendship Circle walls and build friendships while participating in these fun-filled activities.
Check out the photo recap of winter camp 2015.

Sunday, December 20: Detroit Outdoor Adventure Center

winter camp: detroit outdoor adventure center

With its “Up North, Downtown” slogan, the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center offers a plethora of interactive activities the kids can participate in. Features include an indoor nature center with nature trail and bridge, simulated outdoor activities (such as biking, fishing, jet-skiing, kayaking), and nature projects, all while learning about Michigan’s sustainability efforts with our fresh water sources and natural wildlife.

Monday, December 21: Castaway Play Café

winter camp: castaway play cafe

Located in Howell, Michigan, Castaway Play Café is an entertainment and activity center for kids of all ages and their families. During this visit, participants were able to enjoy climbing structures, bounce houses and blow-up slides and laser tag. Castaway Play Café was a great space for campers to be active and release some winter break energy.

Tuesday, December 22: Sky Zone Trampoline Park

winter camp: sky zone trampoline park

Always a highlight of winter camp, Skyzone, the world’s first indoor trampoline park provided a fun and a great workout. With a number of trampolines and a 10,000-cube foam pit.

Wednesday, December 23: Impression 5 Science Center

winter camp: impression 5 science center

Fully ADA compliant and accessible, Impression 5 Science Center facilitates scientific exploration through hands-on exhibits and educational programming. During this visit, Friendship Circle group was able to experience the facility’s exhibits that included trains, dinosaurs, lights, bubbles, health & basic hygiene and lights and also learn more about the moon, sun, waves, plants and animals.

Thursday, December 24: Pump It Up

winter camp 2015: pump it up

A day of jumping! Pump It Up offers imaginative, uninterrupted free play in its inflatable paradise that allows kids to play to their heart’s content.  10 different blowups and and slides kept our campers on the move throught the day.

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