Registration open for Conservation Foundation’s Eco Explorers Summer Camp

Sessions to be offered June 10 through Aug. 2

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The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has opened registration for its Eco Explorers Summer Camp, it has announced.

This nature-based day camp is designed to provide campers ages 8 to 11 “with an immersive and unforgettable learning experience in the great outdoors,” a news release explains. Weekly sessions will take place at the not-for-profit land trust’s headquarters, located at Bay Preserve at Osprey. They will be held Monday through Friday, from June 10 through Aug. 2, as follows:

  • Session 1 — June 10-14.
  • Session 2 — June 17-21.
  • Session 3 — July 8-12.
  • Session 4 — July 15-19.
  • Session 5 — July 22-26.
  • Session 6 — July 29 to Aug. 2.

“Registration is required for each weekly session, with 20 campers the limit,” the release notes. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis, the release points out. Each weekly session costs $250, with daily camp running from noon to 5 p.m., the release adds.

“Weather permitting,” daily activities may include fishing, archery, dip-netting, arts, crafts, and games, among others.

“Youth education and engagement are core components of our work,” Christine P. Johnson, president of the Conservation Foundation, noted in the release. “We know that time spent in nature is critical for children’s cognitive, emotional, social, and educational development, and we are excited to help connect more kids in the community to the wonders of nature through our new summer camp programming,” she added.

Camp activities will be led by Conservation Foundation’s experienced community education team, the release says.

To learn more or register a child, visit conservationfoundation.com/ecocamp.

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