Friday, June 24, 2011

Fun Conservation Day Camp Offered for Ages 8-11!

Guernsey Soil and Water Conservation District has been offering a day camp for area youth for more than 20 years! This year at the Conservation Camp, area youth will learn about “Pollinator Partnerships”, with fun and educational activities.

The two day camp is scheduled for July 27 & 28th from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., and it is open to all youth, ages 8-11. It will be held at Moore Memorial Woods, a land lab owned by the district, which is located 3 miles east of Old Washington.
Camp fee is still only $5.00 for both days. For this fee, the camper will receive a lunch both days, a binder full of information, and will design their own camp T-shirt. There will be 2 locations (one in Cambridge and one in Byesville) for bus pick-up and drop-off.

On the first day, students will learn about how and why flowers are designed to attract pollinators. They will learn about honey bees and why they are important to humans, and also about hummingbirds and butterflies. They will play games and go on hikes and make crafts. They will come home with some great ideas to help make their own backyards better homes for pollinators.
On the second day, there is a field trip to the The Wilds, where they will take a guided bus trip and see all sorts of wild animals like giraffe, rhinos, zebras, and other African animals.

For a registration form or if you have questions, please call Guernsey Soil and Water at (740) 432-5624, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm. Registration deadline is July 12, 2011. Only the 1st 40 applications will be taken.

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