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Audubon offering summer camp scholarships

By Staff | Mar 16, 2012

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is now accepting applications for its 2012 summer youth camp scholarship program. Each year, the program helps send deserving area youngsters to summer camps that emphasize conservation and the environment.

Any youngster 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 6.

This year, applicants will be able to choose among eight different camps that range from the Society’s own local day camps to sleep-away camps up to 200 miles away. The camps, locations, dates and ages/grades served are as follows:

Audubon Discovery Day Camp: Sessions at the Yankauer Nature Preserve in Berkeley County and the Peter Burr Living History Farm and at For Love of Children Outdoor Education Center in Jefferson County. Pre-school to grade 12. Week-long sessions May 29 to July 20.

Audubon Digital Photo Camp for high school students: At Shepherd University in Shepherdstown. Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18). One session June 25-29.

Oglebay Institute Junior Nature Camp. At Dallas Pike (near Wheeling), WV. Ages 10-15. Sessions July 22-28 or July 29-August 4.

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies. At Capon Bridge, WV. Ages 11-15. Sessions June 24-July 7; July 10-24; or July 31-August 13.

Mountain Adventures Camp: at Mountain Institute, Spruce Knob, WV. Ages 12-17. Sessions June 17-23, June 24-30, July 1-7, or July 8-14.

West Virginia State Conservation Camp: At Camp Caesar, Webster County, WV. Campers must be 14 years old by January 2012 and not past 18 on June 1. One session June 11-16.

Trout Unlimited Conservation & Fishing Camp: At Syria, Virginia (next to Shenandoah National Park). Grades 8 through 11. One session June 24-June 29.

Student Climate & Conservation Congress (SC3): At the National Conservation and Training Center, Shepherdstown. Ages 15-18. One session June 24-29.

For more information on available camps and application forms go to the Society’s website at www.potomacaudubon.org or contact Kathryn Henry at 304-876-6681 or dhenry@myexcel.com.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a United Way of the Eastern Panhandle partner agency and a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.