Ecology Camp: The Wild Wonders of Your Own Backyard

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When is it?

09 July 2018 to 13 July 2018


Who can attend?

Students entering grades 6-8.

What's covered?Ecology 2017

Ecologists-in-training will spend a week traveling to different parks and locations around Centre County exploring and learning about the unique ecosystems, flora, and fauna of our region. Daily hands-on “Creature Features” will give campers the opportunity to learn to identify fish, amphibians, and reptiles and use kick seines and hand nets to sample streams, rivers, and ponds for invertebrates. During the week campers will paddle a canoe in our watershed, take several hikes in ecologically significant areas, tour a fish hatchery, learn about acid mine damage to streams, build water filters and gain awareness, understanding, and appreciation of all the ‘wild things’ Centre County has to offer.

Lunch and SnacksFish hatchery

  • Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow kids to eat their peanut free snacks that they brought from home.
  • Campers should pack a peanut free lunch Monday through Friday.

Camp fees and registration

Register before midnight Mar. 19, 2018

  • $440 (day camp only)

Register after 12 am Mar. 20, 2018

  • $470 (day camp only)

Day Camp:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Please drop your child off from between 8:15 and 8:30 am. Camp ends promptly at 4:30 pm. Please arrange to pick him/her up by 4:30 pm. There is no extended care this week.

Extended Care

Extended care is not offered for this camp.
To see photos from Ecology Camp 2017, click here!
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