Audubon Day Camp Staff Prepares For Summer

A new leadership development program at Jamestown Audubon was held recently in preparation for summer day camps.

The entire camp team, including teacher naturalists, summer interns, junior counselors and counselors-in-training, came together for four days of team building, leadership skills training and program and safety protocol training.

Summer day camp programs are available at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary for children of all ages. Many of the camps are already full, but a few still have openings.

Children who will enter pre-kindergarten through second grade can consider Music Camp, a collaboration between Audubon and the Community Music Project. Based on an internationally known curriculum called Nature Trail from Musikgarten, children explore both music and nature in this camp which runs Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 6-9, from 9 a.m. until noon each day.

For children who will enter third and fourth grades next fall, the Audubon offers Under the Sun, where campers will learn the role the sun plays in supporting life on earth. The session runs Tuesday through Friday, July 16-19, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Two camps have spots remaining for children who will enter fifth through seventh grades in the fall. Woodscraft is Tuesday through Friday, July 9-12, and will help children better understand the woods and forests of the region. Children who have a desire to help the planet may want to consider A Better Place, Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 6-9. Both camps are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

A small amount of campership money is still available for families who have a financial need. Scholarships are provided by National Audubon and Wild Birds Unlimited, the Hill and Dale Garden Club of Warren, the Kiwanis Club of Jamestown, Bob and Kathy Frucella, and several other individual donors. Audubon’s education sponsors help keep the prices of camps and other programs affordable; they include the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Johnson Foundation, the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, the Hultquist Foundation, and the Holmberg Foundation.

The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

For more information about Audubon’s summer camp program, visit jacamps.wordpress.com or call 569-2345.