Thursday, June 02, 2011

Summer Camp 2011

The Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest offers a choice of three week-long summer day-camps during June and July. Francis Beidler Forest contains the largest remaining stand of virgin, cypress-tupelo swamp in the world. This is the perfect setting for stimulating a child’s love for nature!

With plants as the theme, campers will become amateur naturalists themselves by engaging in science, hands-on activities and crafts. See the tentative schedule here.

The programs for the summer camp are geared for grades 1 through 6. The camp day will last from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The cost is $85 per camper.  Please call Beidler Forest at 843-462-2150 to secure a place for your child in the week of your choice or send an email to Mark Musselman.

The dates for the 2011 summer camp are:
Session I: June 13-17
Session II: June 20 – June 24
Session III: July 25-29

There are still spots for all camp sessions, but there is a limited capacity of 30 campers.
An enrollment form can be downloaded here.

Advanced Swamp Camp

Starting this year, the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest is offering a day-camp for teenagers (ages 13-16) from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm from July 18th through July 22nd. The cost is $100 per camper.

Campers will spend the days outside exploring the various habitats throughout the sanctuary with in-depth looks at conservations projects, including the Project PROTHO bird banding research, spotted turtle research, amphibian/seep habitat research, and longleaf pine restoration.

Limit: 15 campers. Call Beidler Forest at 843-462-2150 or send an e-mail to Mark Musselman.

Images by Mark Musselman

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