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               How to Register                            What Your Child Will Learn at
It’s easy to register online! Go to the PVAS               Audubon Discovery Camp

website at and
click on the link. Online registration will               We offer hands-on, experiential learning through a
immediately reserve your spot. You can                    variety of teaching styles in diverse habitats that
email us at with                 serve as our outdoor classroom. Small groups of
your questions and for more information. All              8–10 children are led and supervised in active,
campers will be emailed information about their           hands-on investigations by experienced staff. Our
chosen camp session.                                      goal for campers is to gain a better understanding
                                                          of their role in the natural world by using their
                                                                                                                    June 14–July 23, 2010
  Where Is The Audubon Discovery
                                                                                                                    ! North Berkeley &
                                                          senses and exploring with mind and body.
            Camp Held?
                                                          � Nature experiences help children deal with          n eW
Most sessions of Audubon Discovery Camp
are held at the Yankauer Preserve, a 104-acre
                                                            pressures that may lead to childhood depression.       South Jefferson Counties
natural area with two miles of easy trails and a          � Being in nature helps children focus and
pavilion for shelter and activities. It is located          concentrate, lengthening their attention spans.
on Whiting’s Neck Road, about halfway between             � Children need nature to develop their senses,
Shepherdstown and Martinsburg WV, off                       fostering learning and creativity.
Scrabble Road.
                                                          � Nature offers children a place where they can
This year, 2 sessions are also being held at                contemplate infinity and eternity.
CraftWorks at Cool Spring on Lloyd Road south
                                                          � Children often define “play” as something
of Charles Town WV.
                                                            other than sports and structured activities.

This material is neither sponsored nor endorsed by
                                                          � Nature experiences help children expend
the Berkeley County Board of Education, its agents          energy in a healthy environment and can
or employees. The views and information contained           counteract childhood obesity.
in these materials reflect neither the approval nor the   � Values that are stressed at camp include
disapproval of this Board or the school administration.     honesty, cooperation, sharing, humor, and
Neither the Jefferson County Board of Education nor         personal responsibility for things and actions.           For Boys and Girls, ages 6–12
any of its agents or employees sponsor or endorse                                                                   9:00 am–3:00 pm Monday–Friday
this material or publication. The views expressed         Information on scholarships for camp can
may or may not reflect those of the Jefferson County                                                               Special Preschool Weeks, ages 3–5
Board of Education or school administration and are
                                                            be found at
neither approved nor disapproved by them.
                                                                                                                      Junior Counselor-in-Training
                                                                                                                           ages 13 and older
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS)
does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise
discriminate against any service recipient, applicant,                                                                      A program of the
Program Staff, or the public on the basis of race,
color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political                                                              Potomac Valley Audubon Society
affiliation, or religion.                                                                                                     P.O. Box 578
                                                                                                                        Shepherdstown, WV 25443
                                    Audubon Discovery Camp Programs
  These weeks are designed for campers entering grades 1-6                                                               T hese weeks are designed for preschoolers
                                                                                                                         at Yankauer Nature Preserve
Earth Artists Are you interested in creating your own artistic masterpieces from the natural world?                      Out Of The Nest        (Age 3 only) May 26–28 (3 days)
We’ll use different mediums and try different techniques to create a picture, a tapestry, a special bandana,                                     9:00–11:30 a.m.
your own nature journal, recycled art, and maybe a fish print!
                                                                                                                         Just for Fledglings (Ages 4–5 only) June 1–4 (4 days)
June 14–18 • Yankauer Nature Preserve • $125 per camper                                                                                         9:00–11:30 a.m.
June 28–July 2 • CraftWorks at Cool Spring • $125 per camper                                                             You and your child are invited to join us for a unique camp
                                                                                                                         experience. Our staff will guide your parent-child team (maximum
July 19–23 • Yankauer Nature Preserve • $125 per camper                                                                  of two children per adult) in a fascinating exploration of the natural
                                                                                                                         world. Circle time, short hikes, hands-on nature exploration, and
Camp Survivor Are you the one who will be THE survivor? Learn                                                            stories will complement each day’s nature theme!
how to survive in the great outdoors while having plenty of hands-on fun!                                                $50 per first camper/parent • $10 for second child
We’ll have a blast building shelters, learning to safely build fires, using a
compass on a scavenger hunt, and gaining first aid/survival know-how. The                                                First Explorers (entering Kindergarten) June 7-11
                                                                                                                                           9:00 am–2:00 pm
week ends with the Audubon Survivor eco-challenge!
                                                                                                                         (Designed for children entering Kindergarten with no parent attending)
June 21–25 • CraftWorks at Cool Spring • $125 per camper
                                                                                                                         Your child will enjoy sampling everything camp has to offer older
June 28–July 2 • Yankauer Nature Preserve • $125 per camper                                                              campers! You’ll try out a different nature theme each day as you
                                                                                                                         explore insects, mammals, birds, and the forest through hands
July 12–16 • Yankauer Nature Preserve • $125 per camper                                                                  on activities in a safe environment.
                                                                                                                         Yankauer Nature Preserve • $125 per camper
                               Dirt! Where does it come from? How is it made? What lives in it? What
                               grows in it? Everything you ever wanted to know about dirt is in this session.
                               And there will be plenty of time left for you to get down and dirty!                      These weeks are designed for campers
                               June 21–25 • Yankauer Nature Preserve • $125 per camper                                   entering grades 5–7
                               July 6–9 • Yankauer Nature Preserve (4 days) • $100 per camper
                                                                                                                         Dirty Jobs Some jobs stink, some jobs are gross, but somebody’s
                                                                                                                         gotta do ‘em! Get the scoop on poop, vernal pools, slime molds,
                                                                                                                         worm composting, owl pellets, rotting log dissection, skulls and
                                                                                                                         skins, growing bacteria, and more during this week of gross! If you
          The Ways of the Bay! for campers entering grades 5–7                                                           don’t like dirt and smells, try another session!
                                                                                                                         June 21–25 • Yankauer Nature Preserve $125 per camper
The Chesapeake Bay is the biggest coastal body of water in the US and it’s in our backyard! This
week will start and end as day camp at Yankauer, but we’ll head to Echo Hill Outdoor School on the              Wildlife CSI There’s been a crime against animals and you have to solve it!
Eastern Shore for a bay adventure! We’ll go out on the bay checking out all the crabs, oysters, and             Can you identify an animal just from its skull? Are all skins alike? Investigate
critters as well as learning more about our impact on them! Price includes all program activities,              the “crime scene,” collect the evidence and learn more about how scientists
transportation to the bay, one night’s lodging, bay boat trip, and 5 meals.                                     help protect endangered species.
June 14–18 • Yankauer Nature Preserve • $250 per camper                                                         July 12–16 • Yankauer Nature Preserve • $125 per camper
                                                                                                                Jr Counselor-In-Training Teens ages 13 and older with leadership
                                                                                                                skills and an interest in working with children may complete this week,
This year’s T-Shirt is still only $10! Sizes YXS-AXL. You can see the design on the front of                    then return to volunteer for one more week this summer at no cost.
this brochure. The shirt will be dark brown with design and letters in green print!                             June 28–July 2 • Yankauer Nature Preserve • $125 per camper