CCC offers winter break nature camps
Clackamas County Community College is offering several children's winter nature camps during the winter break. While its cold and wet outside, nature through the college's Environmental Learning Center will provide activities that are full of wonder.
The college's Environmental Learning Center will provide hands-on activities, crafts and active games to engage children in exploring how plants, animals and people get through winter. Each of the three-day sessions will focus on a different aspect of winter survival.
The Environmental Learning Center is a great place for children, families and adults to explore the outdoors and learn about watersheds through hands-on environmental education. The five-acre site includes walking trails, an outdoor amphitheater and interpretive signage. The site serves as an important stormwater facility for the college campus and provides critical wetland habitat for resident and migratory birds, such as great blue herons, flickers and mallards.
The camp is split into three days: Monday, Dec. 30 is winter food. The youth will investigate what wildlife is eating and there will be a campfire treat. Thursday, Jan. 2 is winter shelters where campers explore the wetland and forest for animal homes and make their own shelters. Friday, Jan. 2 is winter fun, a time for storytelling, crafts and games.
Each session runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $64 per day for first and second graders and $69 per day for third through fifth graders. You can sign up for one day or all three. Before and after care is available for each camp for an extra cost. Limited scholarships are available. Children should bring their own lunch, unless they are given a scholarship which provides them with lunch.
To learn more about the Environmental Learning Center, visit clackamas.edu/ELC.
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