Berks Nature Eco-Camp
Apr 01, 2019 01:09AM
Berks Nature Eco-Camp will begin June 10, for preschool-aged children through eighth grade, at The Nature Place at Angelica Park, in Reading, with new themes offered throughout nine weeks of summer. Led by veteran teachers, and supported by members of the staff, eco-campers will grow their understanding of nature, earth systems and commitment to the stewardship of the Earth through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration.
Expanded excursions to the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Ken Grill Pool, Hawk Mountain, French Creek State Park, Western Berks Water Authority and Blue Marsh Lake are designed for exploration of other environmental resources in the community. An Eco-Camp sleepover will be held on August 13 at The Nature Place. A two-week, weather-focused camp will be offered for fifth- through eighth-grades. Visits from the Nurture Your Nature organization will take place.
“We invite campers to explore, learn, play in nature and have fun,” enthuses Dave Renninger, camp co-director, “because we believe nature is essential to our quality of life.”
Pre-registration required. Scholarships available. Cost: half-day camp, $110/week; varies for full-day camp/excursions, according to age; extended care, $25/week. Location: 575 St. Bernardine St., Reading. For more information, call 610-372-4992, ext. 100, or visit BerksNature.org to register.