Online Programs

Family Camp-in-a-Box Content

This web page provides all the bonus videos, extra activity packets and camp materials to make you feel like you're Family Camp in Maine!
Online Programs

Family Camp-in-a-Box Content

This web page provides all the bonus videos, extra activity packets and camp materials to make you feel like you're Family Camp in Maine!

You have your Hog Island Family Camp-in-a-Box, now what?
To get started you should complete the following items:

  • Download the supplemental Adult Activity Guide.
  • Download the Bonus Child Activity Pages under each main topic.
  • Watch the supplemental videos to get started on the Box Activities. 
  • Tune in for the Live Videos or come back to watch later at your convenience.
  • Download the bonus Family Camp Song Book.
  • Use your 15% discount in the Project Puffin Online Store to buy supplemental materials or books. Use the code familycamp2020
Live Family Camp Videos
Were recorded in August 2020 and are found under the corresponding topic below.
Owl Pellet Dissection with Hog Island Program Manager Eva Matthews Lark
Insect Exploration with Family Camp Instructor Steve Mason 
Paint Your-Own-Decoy Activity with Family Camp Instructor Karen Acton 

All meetings will be held over Zoom, please click on the link above on the date and time to join.  After the presentation/demonstration we will open up the live event for your questions. Recordings of live events will be posted on the website the following week.

Knots & Nautical

Knots & Nautical Video with Eric Snyder

Use the resources in the Adult Activity Guide and the video above to learn some basic rope tying methods.  The two colors of rope will help you when you're first learning.

Download the bonus Maine Nautical Child Activity Pages here.

Owls vs. Ospreys

Filmed at Hog Island Audubon Camp - follow raptor experts as they dissect owl pellets

Owl Pellet Dissection with Hog Island Program Manager Eva Matthews Lark
 

Download the bonus Owl and Osprey Child Activity Pages here.

Take the Audubon Owls Quiz here.

Play the Hunted vs. Hunter Game by Audubon here.

Seabirds!

Paint Your-Own-Decoy Activity with Family Camp Instructor Karen Acton - LIVE recording on August 14th at 6pm ET
 

Download the bonus Seabirds Child Activity Pages here.

Take the Audubon Seabirds Quiz here.

Pollinator Power

Insect Exploration with Family Camp Instructor Steve Mason - LIVE recording on Thursday, August 13th at 6pm ET
 

Download the bonus Pollinator Child Activity Pages here.

Take the Audubon Plants and Birds Quiz here.
Take the Audubon Native Bees Quiz here.

Learn to Make Hummingbird Food

 

Puffin Palooza

Learn more about Puffins in this fun video by National Audubon Society.

Use the  Adult Activity Guide to make your puffin patch with the materials included in the Camp-in-a-Box (or download just the pattern here).  Watch this video for some quick tips on how to make your patch:

Puffin Patch Video - Step-by-step instruction on how to construct your patch


To download the pattern you can use the one from the Adult Activity Guide or download just the pattern here.

Short Animation about Seabirds and Forage Fish

 

Extra Links and Resources:

If you can't print items at home and need us to mail you a copy, please send an email request for a printed copy of all the downloadable materials.  Email us at hogisland@audubon.org with the subject line: Family Camp Materials Needed.

Additional Paint-Your-Own Decoy kits can be purchased in the online store and you can save 15% on each one with the discount code: familycamp2020

Audubon Paint-Your-Own Decoy Kit Photo: Sue Schubel
Owl pellet dissection kit included! Photo: Jean Hall
Completed Puffin Patch Photo: Susie Meadows

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