Swamp camp accepting campers

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest is again offering a choice of three weeklong summer day camps during June 2014.

Francis Beidler Forest contains the largest remaining stand of old growth, cypress-tupelo swamp left in the world.

With “science” as the theme for summer camp in 2014, campers will become amateur naturalists themselves by engaging in real scientific research that Francis Beidler Forest staff complete each year.

The programs for the first two weeks of summer camp are geared for kids ages 6-12.

The camp day will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $85 per camper.

To secure a place for your child in the week of your choice, please call Francis Beidler Forest at 843-462-2150 or send an e-mail to Matt Johnson at mgjohnson@audubon.org.

Information about summer camp is also available at the Francis Beidler Forest website: http://beidlerforest.audubon.org/summer-camp-2. A third session may be opened in July should the other two sessions fill.

The dates for 2014 summer camp will be:

• Session I: June 9-13

• Session II: June 16-20

• Session III: July 7-11 (only if other sessions are full)

For the fourth year, Francis Beidler Forest will also offer a day camp for teenagers (ages 13-16) from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. The dates for Advanced Swamp Camp will be June 23-27. The cost is $100 per camper.

Activities for advanced camp will include reptile and amphibian sampling, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, wildlife identification, and whatever else is encountered. Please note that almost all of Advanced Swamp Camp is outdoors, which will involve getting wet and dirty.

Advanced Swamp Camp is limited to the first 15 campers.

To register, call Francis Beidler Forest at 843-462-2150 or send an e-mail to mgjohnson@audubon.org.

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