‘Outdoor Survivor’ is theme of Conservation Camp

Photo submitted to Times Observer Students in the Warren County Conservation District’s Summer Conservation Camp program look for macroinvertebrates in a stream.

It’s time to apply for the Warren County Conservation District’s Summer Conservation Camp program.

This year’s theme is Outdoor Survivor.

“Come and have some fun,” the WCCD said in a release. “Make new friends while we see if we can survive what the outdoors has in store for us.”

Youth Conservation Camp (YCC) is for students entering grades seven through nine for the 2023-2024 school year. The nine-hour day camp runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27, 28, and 29, and has a focus of learning by doing. “The majority of the time is spent in the field, where campers learn about trees and plants, soils, aquatics, ecology, wildlife, farming, and more,” according to the release. The camp is based out of the Conservation District building at 4000 Conewango Ave., Warren, and campers will be bused to various locations throughout the county.

YCC application deadline is May 24 and the cost is $60 per child.

The Children’s Nature Camps are for students entering grades one through six and divided into three groups. CNC I — for students going into first and second grades and will be held July 25 and 26. CNC is for third and fourth graders and will run July 13 and 14. CNC III is for the fifth and sixth graders and is set for July 10 and 11.

The CNCs are held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area pavilion on Hatch Run Road.

“Children will learn and discover the uniqueness and importance of water, soil, plants, and animals in our local environment,” according to the release. “Kids in the Children’s Nature Camp will also have a chance to play in the stream and fish in the pond; where some campers have caught their first fish.”

The cost for CNC is $40 per child.

The Kindergarten Nature Camp (KNC) is for children going into kindergarten.

Like CNC, KNC is based at the Hatch Run pavilion.

The one-day camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27.

“This will be a fun-filled camp learning about water, plants, animals, and soils – be prepared to get wet and dirty,” according to WCCD. “There will be crafts, games, and exploring in nature.”

The cost for KNC is $20 per child.

The application deadline for KNC and CNC is June 21.

There is space available for all camps. The KNC is limited to the first 10 applicants.

Scholarships are available for all camps.

More information and application forms may be found by visiting www.wcconservation.net, by calling (814) 726-1441 or sending email to Sherry at smoore@wcconservation.net.


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