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Georgia Southern University offers summer camping and art opportunities for children and teens

The Wildlife Education Center at Georgia Southern University has planned a variety of camping opportunities for children and teens this summer.

Eco-Adventure Camp is designed to encourage kids to get moving and explore the world around them. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, young adventurers will learn about wildlife and water, enjoy games, arts and crafts, and explore the world around them.

Eco-Adventure camp is $100 for one week or $25 per day. Camp sessions are scheduled according to age:

Session I: – Ages 4-5, June 2-6
Session II: – Ages 6-7, June 9-13
Session III: – Ages 8-10, June 16-20
Session IV: – Ages 11-12, June 23-27

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) sessions are offered for teens 13 and up who aspire to spend summers as a camp counselor. As a CIT, participants will learn to safely handle wildlife and receive training in all aspects of the Eco-Adventures Camp. Two sessions are scheduled at a cost of $25 per session:

May 31, from 9 a.m. to noon
June 9, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Following training, CITs may sign up to participate in any Eco-Adventure Camp free of charge and put their new CIT skills to the test.

Boys or Girls Camp-ins are offered for children ages 11-14 who wonder what the Wildlife Education Center is like after dark. Each Camp-in is themed to bring out the evening explorer in everyone, and includes dinner, evening snacks, and breakfast the next morning. Choose the ‘Night Light” session and learn about stars and constellations, or choose the ‘Nocturnal Nation” session and learn about Georgia’s wildlife at night. Four sessions are scheduled at a cost of $45 per session:

June 4-5 – Boys ‘Night Light”
June 10-11- Girls ‘Night Light”
June 16-17 -Boys ‘Nocturnal Nation”
June 24-25  – Girls ‘Nocturnal Nation”

Information about the camps and registration forms are available online at http://welcome.georgiasouthern.edu/wildlife. For more information about Eco-Adventure Camp, Counselor-in-Training sessions, or Boys and Girls Camp-in, call 912-681-0831.

Private art classes will be offered at the Wildlife Education Center by artist and Bulloch County art teacher Nina Freifeld-Giles from 10 -11 a.m. on June 30, July 7, and
July 14. The class is limited to five students and those attending will be drawing birds and owls in pencil, colored pencil, and pastels (supplies bought by students). Classes will run 30 minutes for children ages 5 and 6, and one hour for older children (open to all ages). Cost will be $10 for 30-minute classes and $20 for hour-long classes. Additional sessions will be added as needed to keep the class size small. Parents and children are welcome to participate. Call Nina Freifeld-Giles at 587-3763 to reserve your spot!

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