Taking place from 9am-3pm July 11-13, this annual day camp offered by the NC Coastal Federation, is a great way to encourage rising 3rd-5th graders to unlock their imaginations and explore the habitats and wildlife of the North Carolina coast. Campers will participate in hands-on activities and interact with local professionals while building both social and academic skills.
During camp, students will explore the wonders of Hammocks Beach State Park. Activities include taking a ferry ride to Jones and Bear Islands where they will discover beach, maritime forest, and salt marsh habitats. Students will get their feet wet while learning about these unique ecosystems and ways they can keep the coast clean and healthy. Campers will also work to complete an environmental stewardship project and earn their Junior Ranger certification.
The cost is $120 per child and scholarship opportunities are available and supported through the Croatan Group – NC Sierra Club, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, Carteret Craven and the Carlson Family Foundation.
Participants should bring their own lunch, but snacks and water will be provided. Youngsters should wear or bring clothes that can get wet, closed-toe shoes (required), a towel and a hat or sunscreen.
To register, or to learn more, call Rachel Bisesi at the NC Coastal Federation office, 252-393-8185, or drop her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.