TreeWise Summer Youth Program

TreeWise is Casey Trees’ nature- and place-based summer education program, developed to get youth outdoors, interacting with and appreciating trees. Adult counselors lead youth participants in fun, hand-on activities including scavenger hunts, leaf and bark rubbings, tree identification and water relays — tailored to be age-appropriate.

Please note that applicants must have an organized summer youth program located on a site with mature trees or be in close proximity to a public green space. If your summer youth program does not meet the green space requirement or if you prefer to travel, we recommend you apply for our off-site programs that will take place at Rock Creek Park Nature Center and the Kreeger Museum.

Our on-site TreeWise sessions run from June 20 to August 4, 2016. Sessions are approximately one hour long and take place Monday through Friday starting at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Each session requires a 10 youth participant minimum and has a 20 youth participant maximum.

All 2016 TreeWise sessions have been reserved. Summer 2017 sessions will open up next spring.


Requirements

To be eligible, groups must be:

  • Located within the District of Columbia.
  • Comprised of youth ages six to 10 years of age.
  • Able to fill all three sessions (9:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM) with 10 to 20 unique youth participants. The same participants may not fill all three sessions.
  • Located on a site with mature trees or be in close proximity to a public green space
  • Accompanied by three (3) adult chaperones that will be present and actively participate throughout the session to provide assistance with the activities.

Please also note that all youth participants must have their parent or legal guardian sign a consent form and have permission to get a little dirty.

Apply

Requests must be made online. After you select a date, you will be prompted to provide a contact name and phone number for all three sessions (9:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM) that day. If your group or its availability cannot fill all three sessions (10 minimum/20 maximum per session), please note that in the last field.

After you submit your request, you will be contacted by a Casey Trees staff member to review your request. Please note that submitting a request does not confirm your group’s participation.

Have questions? Contact Lauren Meyer at treewise@caseytrees.org or 202.349.1896.


TreeWise: Rock Creek Park Nature Center

This summer we are pleased to partner with Rock Creek Nature Center. Every Friday from July 1 – August 5 participants will explore the woods of Rock Creek through our nature-based summer education program. Applicants must have an organized summer youth program and coordinate a date with us to participate.

Each day will consist of outdoor education programing from 9 AM – 12:30 PM and can accommodate 30 students (2 groups of 15 students) and 4 adult chaperones. Students will rotate through two hands-on lessons located in distinct areas of the park.

Organizations will be required to provide their own transportation to the Rock Creek Park Nature Center. Scholarships are available for camps that do not have access to transportation. Contact Lauren Meyer at treewise@caseytrees.org or 202.349.1896 for more information.


Requirements

To be eligible, groups must be:

  • Located within the District of Columbia.
  • Comprised of youth ages six to 10 years of age.
  • Able to fill the session with 30 participants.
  • Accompanied by four (4) adult chaperones that will be present and actively participate throughout the session to provide assistance with the activities.

Please also note that all youth participants must have their parent or legal guardian sign a consent form and have permission to get a little dirty.

Apply

Requests must be made online. Choose one session and select “Register” to begin your application. After you submit your request, you will be contacted by a Casey Trees staff member to review your request. Please note that submitting a request does not confirm your group’s participation.

Have questions? Contact Lauren Meyer at treewise@caseytrees.org or 202.349.1896.


TreeWise: Kreeger Museum

This summer we are pleased to partner with The Kreeger Museum. On July 12th and 14th TreeWise participants will explore the woods and Sculpture Garden on the grounds of The Kreeger Museum before taking part in a hands-on art workshop. Applicants must have an organized summer youth program and coordinate a date with us to participate.

Each day will consist of outdoor education programing from 10 AM – 1 PM and can accommodate 30 students (2 groups of 15 students) and 4 adult chaperones. Students will rotate through two hands-on lessons located in distinct areas of the Kreeger Museum.

Organizations will be required to provide their own transportation to the The Kreeger Museum. Scholarships are available for camps that do not have access to transportation. Contact Lauren Meyer at treewise@caseytrees.org or 202.349.1896 for more information.


Requirements

To be eligible, groups must be:

  • Located within the District of Columbia.
  • Comprised of youth ages six to 10 years of age.
  • Able to fill the session with 30 participants.
  • Accompanied by four (4) adult chaperones that will be present and actively participate throughout the session to provide assistance with the activities.

Apply

Requests must be made online. Choose one session and select “Register” to begin your application. After you submit your request, you will be contacted by a Casey Trees staff member to review your request. Please note that submitting a request does not confirm your group’s participation.

Have questions? Contact Lauren Meyer at treewise@caseytrees.org or 202.349.1896.