Jamestown, NY – Maybe it’s because registration is simpler.
Maybe it’s because you have to register early to be able to buy a t-shirt.
Or maybe it’s because they’re just so much fun that some Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) Day Camps for next summer are already full.
Forest Adventures, Furballs, Art of Nature, Wanderers, Wild Things, Teen Treks and Tween Treks are a few of the opportunities still open for preschoolers through 12th graders.
Audubon camps have one basic rule: Respect. Respect nature. Respect yourself. Respect others and their things. ACNC believes that all children benefit from having great experiences outdoors, learning more about the natural world and more about themselves.
ACNC’s Day Camps are run by a mix of seasoned naturalists, interns and trained assistants. All of the naturalists have over 10 years of experience working with children in informal education settings. Interns have experience working with children and teach for a month at Audubon before they teach day camp. Middle and high school assistants go through a leadership course to learn expectations and more about leading small groups of children.
ACNC members receive discounted rates. Scholarships are available on the basis of merit, interest, and need.
For all the details and to register, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or visit auduboncnc.org/daycamp.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. The Nature Center building is home to the Blue Heron Gift Shop and three floors of interactive exhibits, including live animals that inform and engage visitors of all ages. Winter hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Audubon’s 600-acre wetland preserve, with more than five miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing and Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit auduboncnc.org.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.