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Conservation camp accepting applications

By Staff | Mar 11, 2011

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is accepting applications for its 2011 summer youth camp scholarship program.

Each year, the program helps send deserving area kids to summer camps that emphasize conservation and the environment.

Any child within the society’s membership area (the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and Washington County, Md.) is eligible to apply.

All applications must be submitted by April 8.

This year, applicants will be able to choose among six different camps:

West Virginia State Conservation Camp, at Camp Caesar, Webster County, W.Va. June 13-18. Campers must be 14 by January 2011 and not past their 18 birthday on June 1.

Trout Unlimited Conservation & Fishing Camp, at Syria, Va. June 26-July 1. Grades 8 through 11.

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies, at Capon Bridge, W.Va. June 26-July 9, July 12-26 or Aug. 2-15. Ages 11 through 15.

Oglebay Institute Junior Nature Camp, at Dallas Pike, W.Va. July 24-30 or July 31-Aug. 6. Ages 10 through 15.

Mountain Adventures Camp, at the Mountain Institute, Spruce Knob, W.Va. June 19-25, June 26-July 2, or July 3-9. Ages 12 t hrough 17.

Chesapeake Adventures, schooner trip, Chestertown, Md. July 25-29. Ages 11 t hrough 14.

Audubon Discovery Day Camp. Sessions at the Yankauer Nature Preserve on Whiting’s Neck in Berkeley County, at CraftWorks in southern Jefferson County and at the Peter Burr Living History Farm in Kearneysville. Nine weeks from late May to late July. Pre-school to age 12.

For more information and application forms, go to www.potomacaudubon.org or contact Kathryn Henry at 304-876-6681 or dhenry@myexcel.com.

– From staff reports