Programs for young students will include hands-on activities focused on nature, outdoors

This winter, Clackamas Community College will host a variety of camps for students to learn about outdoors. At the school in Oregon City, the Nature Striders preschool program will give children ages 2-5 and their caregivers a chance to explore nature together, while another series of winter break camps are designed for students in first through fifth grade.

The Nature Striders animal tracks program is scheduled for Jan. 8, 9, 22 or 23 and will focus on learning to read tracks left behind by wildlife creatures. The wetland wonders program is scheduled for Feb. 12, 26 or 27 and focuses on aquatic animals.

All Nature Striders sessions will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. The first session is free, and others after that are $15. Snacks are provided, and participants should bring a drink.

The winter break camps will include a nature mysteries program that will allow participants to use problem solving skills to explore the puzzles of the natural world. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 2.

In the tracking and survival skills program, participants will learn to identify signs of animals in the outdoors, along with exploring how animals can survive in winter weather. The program is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan 3 and 4.

The winter break camps are open to students in grades 1-5. Cost is $60 per day for participants in grades 1-2 and $65 per day for students in grades 3-5. Before and after camp care is available.

For more information, visit or contact Renee Harber at 503-594-3015 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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