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Summer camp guide: Nature

April 09, 2010

Nature



Audubon Discovery Camp

Dates: May 26-July 23

Location: Yankauer Nature Preserve, north of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; CraftWorks at Cool Spring Farm, Jefferson County, W.Va.

Ages: Pre-school through 7th grade

Cost per child: $125; pre-school sessions are $50 per week

Phone: 304-676-8739

E-mail: pvasmail@aol.com

Web: http://www.potomacaudubon.org

Contact: Ellen Murphy

Activities: This nature-oriented day camp helps children gain a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world through hands-on experiential learning in small classes.

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Out Of The Nest

Dates: May 26-28

Location: Yankauer Nature Preserve, north of Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Ages: 3-4 with parents

Cost per child: $50

Phone: 301-432-1908

E-mail: pvasprograms@comcast.net

Web: http://www.potomacaudubon.org

Contact: Suzi Taylor

Activities: Explore insects, mammals, birds and the forest through hands-on activities in a safe environment. Half-day sessions. Sessions include short hikes, hands-on nature exploration, and nature stories.

Just For Fledglings

Dates: June 1-4

Location: Yankauer Nature Preserve, north of Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Ages: 3-4 with parents

Cost per child: $50

Phone: 301-432-1908

E-mail: pvasprograms@comcast.net

Web: http://www.potomacaudubon.org

Contact: Suzi Taylor

Activities: Explore insects, mammals, birds and the forest through hands-on activities in a safe environment. Half-day sessions. Sessions include short hikes, hands-on nature exploration, and nature stories.

First Explorers

Dates: June 7-11

Location: Yankauer Nature Preserve, north of Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Ages: 5

Cost per child: $125

Phone: 301-432-1908

E-mail: pvasprograms@comcast.net

Web: http://www.potomacaudubon.org

Contact: Suzi Taylor

Activities: Explore insects, mammals, birds and the forest through hands-on activities in a safe environment. Full-day sessions are for 5-year-olds entering kindergarten. Sessions include short hikes, hands-on nature exploration, and nature stories.

Audubon Discovery Camp

Dates: June 7-July 23

Location: Yankauer Nature Preserve, north of Shepherdstown W.Va. and Cool Spring Farm, Charles Town W.Va.

Ages: 6 to 12

Cost per child: $125

Phone: 304-676-8739

E-mail: pvasprograms@comcast.net

Web: http://www.potomacaudubon.org

Contact: Ellen Murphy

Activities: Hands-on, experiential learning outdoors for small groups of eight to 10 children. Our goal for campers is to gain a better understanding of their role in the natural world. Sessions include "Earth Artists," "Camp Survivor," "Dirt!" "Dirty Jobs," "Wildlife CSI" and "The Ways of the Bay." Special sessions for campers entering grades five, six and seven.

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