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Audubon offers summer camp scholarships

[cleeng_content id=”248468501″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]SHEPHERDSTOWN – Area young people have until April 8 to apply for the Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s summer youth camp scholarship program.

The program helps send deserving youngsters to summer camps that emphasize conservation and the environment. Money for the scholarships comes from donations as well as the Society’s annual fall bird seed sale.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is offering a variety of scholarships for young people interested in attending summer camp, including sessions at the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies in Capon Bridge.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is offering a variety of scholarships for young people interested in attending summer camp, including sessions at the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies in Capon Bridge.

Scholarships are available for the Society’s day camps in Berkeley and Jefferson counties as well as for camps elsewhere in West Virginia and as far away as Maine.

Application forms and other information may be found at potomacudubon.org or by contacting Kathryn Henry (304-876-6681 or dhenry@myexcel.com).

A look at the camps:

n Audubon Discovery Day Camp, put on by the Society at Yankauer Nature Preserve, Peter Burr Farm and Craft Works at Cool Spring; preschool to grade 12; a variety of weeklong sessions in June and July.

n Oglebay Institute Junior Nature Camp near Wheeling; ages 10 to 15; July 20 to 26 and/or July 27 to Aug. 2.

n Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies at Capon Bridge; ages 11 to 15; June 22 to July 5, July 8 to 22 or July 29 to Aug. 11.

n Mountain Adventures Camp at Mountain Institute in Spruce Knob; ages 12 to 17; June 22 to 28.

n West Virginia State Conservation Camp at Camp Caesar in Webster County; Campers must be 14 to 18; June 9 to 14.

n Student Climate & Conservation Congress at the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown; ages 14 to18; June 22-28.

n The Society’s Digital Photo Camp at Shepherd University; ages 14 to 18; June 23 to 27.

n Family Camp at historic National Audubon Camp in Hog Island, Maine; families with children ages 8 to 12; Aug. 12 to 17.

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