Young campers will learn that spiders, snakes are not so scary

June 24, 2003

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a day camp with a nature focus this summer at Yankauer Nature Preserve.

Summer camp is for ages 6 and 7, 8 and 9, and 10 and 11. Camp meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The remaining themes for this summer are:

  • Incredible Insects, Splendid Spiders, Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11. Explore the wide world of insects and spiders. Campers will look for these small but powerful creatures and learn how they survive.

  • Scales and Tails, Monday, July 14, to Friday, July 18. Reptiles and amphibians are some of the least understood and most feared of animals. Campers will learn of the important roles these animals play in the world through games, crafts and exploration of their habitats.

Children will be in small groups of no more than eight, and will be guided by a trained intern. Children will participate in age-appropriate games and activities each week that relate to the week's theme.


Children must bring a lunch and something to drink each day.

Shelter and bathrooms are be available.

The cost of the camp is $70 per week per child for non-PVAS members, and $60 per week per child for members.

For information or to register, call Kristin at 1-304-676-3397 or send e-mail to

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