Space available in Conservation District summer camp weeks

Space is still available in every age group of the Warren County Conservation District summer camp programs. Do you have a child who enjoys playing outside? Do you have a child that’s curious about the wildlife in your backyard? Or maybe you have a youngster who enjoys learning and discovering nature through exploration. If this sounds like someone you know, please consider registering them for the Warren County Conservation District’s summer camps.

Children’s Nature Camp (CNC) is a fun, hands-on experience designed for children ages 6 – 11 to learn and discover the uniqueness and importance of plants and animals in our local environment.

CNC will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pavilion of the Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area on the Hatch Run Road in Warren. Dates for these camps are: CNC I (6 & 7 year olds) July 18-19; CNC II (8 & 9 year olds) July 15-16; CNC III (10 & 11 year olds) July 9-11.

There is a $35 per-child, non-refundable fee to attend CNC. This fee covers the cost of the special guest speakers, food for snacks, and basic materials and supplies for camp.

Each day, your child will be responsible for bringing a packed lunch to eat. (The $35 fee does not cover lunches.) Camp will be mostly outdoors, rain or shine, so children should be dressed with shoes for walking and clothes for the weather. Packing an old pair of shoes they can wear in the creek is also advisable.

Youth Conservation Camp (YCC) is a three day overnight camp for 12 – 14 year olds based out of the Brokenstraw Fish and Game Club in Pittsfield, PA. The majority of the time is spent “in the field” where campers learn about conservation, soil, stewardship, aquatics, resource management, ecology, and more. The fee for this camp is $50.00 per child. A limited number of scholarships are available. Dates for this camp are June 25-27.

Simply fill out the registration forms found on the Conservation District’s website at www.wcconservation.net, or call Jean at 726-1441 and mail the completed form with a check or money order made out to the Warren County Conservation District to 210 North Drive, Suite E, Warren, PA 16365. Please use a separate form for each child, but you can enclose one check for the full amount. You will be contacted with further information at a later date. Each camp is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Applicant selection will be based on a first come, first serve basis. Deadlines for registration are May 31 for YCC and June 7 for CNC’s.

Go to www.wcconservation.net or call Jean at 726-1441 for more information.