Kiwanis Clubs Provide Audubon Camperships; Some Camps Still Have Openings

The Jamestown and Warren Kiwanis Clubs support outdoor adventures by providing funds for camperships to Audubon Community Nature Center summer day camps. The campers pictured here discovered life under a rock earlier this month at Teen Trek Camp.

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Generous contributions from the Kiwanis Club of Jamestown and the Kiwanis Club of Warren, Inc., provided camperships to enable more children and youth to enjoy day camps at Audubon Community Nature Center this summer.

It’s not too late for your child to have a great outdoor experience before heading back to school.

Campership donors make camp more accessible to those in financial need and provide support for the camp program overall. While not all requests can be met in full, parents and guardians may ask for assistance, and all requests are kept in the strictest confidence.

In addition to scattered openings, a few more are in each of these:
· Earth Adventures: Grades 7-12, Ages 12+; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, July 25-28. Tweens and teens will explore what the earth has to offer, from caves to shores, and forests to creeks. They will travel to locations around Warren and Chautauqua Counties to explore regional natural areas.

· Green Play: PreK-K, Ages 4-5; 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesday-Friday, July 25-28. Campers will play outside in classic fashion, from walking on logs to hopscotch, from jumping on stumps to slip’n’sliding down the hill.

· Wanderers: Grades 5-6, Ages 10-11; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, August 1-4. How do animals navigate? How did people navigate before GPS? Campers will learn how to safely wander, why animals wander, and do some wandering of their own around Audubon.

· Wild Things: Grades 5-6, Ages 10-11; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, August 8-11. Unstructured play in nature is becoming more and more recognized as an essential part of childhood. In this session, campers play in the natural world their own way, with the imagination and creativity of childhood.

For details, 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. 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.