Thursday, June 25, 2015

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 30 years!  This year at the Conservation Camp, our theme will be “Back to Our Roots” with fun and educational activities.

The two day camp is scheduled for July 22 & 23 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 receive 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 soil types and how they affect the lives of plants and people.  They will take a hike through Moore Woods, learning about the secret lives of many of the wild creatures that make the woods their home. They will play a game that teaches how to use a compass so they will never be lost in the woods. In the afternoon, we’ll make some great crafts to take home.
On the second day, we’ll take a bus to Salt Fork State Park, where the kids will spend the morning canoeing, fishing and learning archery.  After a picnic lunch, they will get to hold a fish and learn about their life cycle.  Then we will play some fun, educational games.

For a registration form or if you have questions, please call Guernsey Soil and Water at (740) 623-0324, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm. Our new office is located on the Guernsey County fairgrounds at 335C Old National Rd, Old Washington.   Or you can download the application from our education page.  Registration deadline is July 13, 2015.  Only the 1st 40 applications will be taken.

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