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Upcoming Camps And Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist Camp

Spring and Summer Camps at Allen County Parks

The public is invited to register for Spring and Summer day camps at Allen County Parks. Our Spring camp is a Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist class series, offered April 4-8, 2016, 9:30-3:30pm daily. The summer day camps are June 20-24 & June 27-July 1 at Fox Island and July 11-15 & July 28-22 at Metea County Park. The summer day camps run 9:30-4:30 daily.

Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist Spring Camp (April 4-8, 9:30-3:30 daily):

The mission of the Junior Indiana Master Naturalist program is to bring together natural resource specialists with young people, ages 9-12, to foster an understanding of Indiana’s plants, water, soils, and wildlife, and to promote volunteer service in local communities. This year we are offering a reptiles class with Environmental Studies Associate Professor from Ivy Tech, Chris Barlow; a beginning birds class with Stockbridge Audubon member, Margit Codispoti; a native plants class with Riverview Nursery owner Martha Ferguson; a native trees class with NRCS Area Easement Program Specialist, Bill Lambert; a water and soil conservation course with SWCD educator, Matt Jones; not to mention Geology, Macro-Invertebrate and Spring Wildflower classes with Allen County Park naturalists. The camp includes three volunteer projects: planting trees with Trees of Indiana, putting together plant plugs of native plants with Riverview Nursery, and building rain barrels for Deer Run Wilderness Area. The cost is only $100.00 for the entire week and includes three books, a binder of information as well as the incredible exposure to professionals in various environmental fields. Register early or your spot may be filled at the Home and Garden Show!

Summer Day Camps:

Where a kid can canoe, fish, and swim the summer away! Don’t get “swamped” and forget to register early! Learn wilderness survival skills and remember how to play, and have fun… outdoors! Summer Day Camps at Fox Island County Park are Fox Fish and Canoe Camp, June 20-24 & Fox Survival Camp, June 27-July 1. Camps held at Metea County Park are Canoe Camp I, July 11-15 & Canoe Camp II, July 18-22. Summer day camps are for ages 6-12. We allow 20 kids per week of camp! These are high quality camps for the price. Cost is $100.00 per week of camp. Forms are found at nhaley, 260-449-3778, 449-3180.

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