Wednesday, June 16, 2010

COMMUNITY INFORMATION - Summer Camp Opportunity

Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region (LC-NCR) is pleased to announce that, thanks to a grant from the National Park Trust, we will run a camp at the Heritage Farm and practically giving it away!

Educators from LC-NCR will be taking Washington DC area children ages 7 to 14 on a camp on the C&O Canal Heritage Farm in Frederick County, a magical location at the confluence of the Potomac and Monocacy Rivers for seven (7) weeks of incredibly fun education adventures. Thanks to a grant from the National Park Trust, LC-NCR is able to offer this camp at the incredible price of $50 per one (1) week session, a camp which normally costs over $400!

The first camp session starts on June 21st and we are currently eager to recruit campers for this incredible opportunity which just became available. Please contact us quickly as we expect the available spots to go quickly. Camps will focus on hands-on, inquiry-based science activities in a fun and games setting to allow campers to experience learning by doing in the natural environment. Themes will give a unique look at the C&O Canal Park - one of the top 10 most visited National Parks in the United States - and an exclusive look into the history of the natural environment and its evolution since the settlers first set foot on this continent. With activities ranging from rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, tubing and more, campers will be introduced to topics such as geology, history, biology, etc. They will explore the area and perform water quality testing, compare various bodies of water to observations in changes in bio-diversity, compare wild vs farmed, and many more activities that cannot all be listed here.

Here is a breakdown of the sessions available:

June 21 - June 25: Bio-Kids for campers age 7 to 10
June 28 - July 2: Living the National Park Life for campers age 7 to 10
July 12 - July 16: Gone Canal Crazy for campers age 11 to 14
July 19 - July 23: Rolling Stones and Gem Secrets for campers age 11 to 14
July 26 - July 30: CSI: Canal Scene Investigation for campers age 11 to 14
August 9 - August 13: Crazy about CandO for campers age 7 to 11
August 16 - August 20: Rock On! for campers age 7 to 10

If you are interested in signing up, please contact Anne Zuk, Director of Summer Camps, at the number or email below as soon as possible to reserve your space.

We are currently looking to serve the northern Prince George's County area for the first week of camp June 21, June 28 and July 12.

Anne Zuk
Director of Summer Camps
202-488-0627 ext 236