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Beltzville unveils camp programs

Published April 24. 2010 09:00AM

Beltzville State Park announces DiscoverE Summer Day Camps, which are designed to help children 4 to 13 learn about the natural world.

These programs are designed to allow young people to explore the environment with other children of the same age and abilities. Youth who progress from one program to the next will continually grow in their understanding and stewardship of the environment.

Programs include hands-on activities, stories, special presentations, crafts, games and much more.

Children must attend all four days of the day camp and registration is required. Camp registration will be held on May 15 from 9 a.m. in 1 p.m. at Beltzville Environmental Interpretive Center (EIC). There is a fee.

The camp called Hide and Seekers is for ages 4 and 5. The theme is "Mammal Mania!"

Mammals are all around us, yet we rarely catch a glimpse of them. Your child will search out mammal habitat, learn mammal characteristics and get to view live mammals up close. Children will also learn wild animal safety, be able to identify state mammals, learn animal stories and play games. Sessions 1 will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon from Tuesday, June 29 to Friday, July 2.

Session two, for Outdoor Explorers will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Tuesday, July 20 to Friday, July 23 is for children ages 6 to 8. The theme is a also "Mammal Mania!"

Upon conclusion of the camp, children will be able to identify Pennsylvania mammals, learn some common misconceptions, and safety with these wild animals.

Penn's Adventures is for ages 9 to 13. The theme is "Raptors: Hunters of the Sky." Sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Tuesday, Aug. 10 to Friday, Aug. 13.

This group will soar with the eagles during this educational voyage into the world of birds of prey. Campers will leave Beltzville knowing raptor characteristics, have seen live birds of prey up close, and be able to ID these majestic animals.

For additional information, call Carissa Reilly-Longo, EES at (570) 676-0567.

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