The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is offering a free scholarship for an adult and child to attend Family Camp on an island in Maine the week of August 12th to August 17th, 2018. Application deadline is March 15, 2018. Applications are available HERE.
The camp is designed for families with children ages 8-13 years old (children must be in this age range at the time of camp). The Audubon scholarship is for one child and one related adult. One of the two applicants must reside in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne or northern Pike County, Pennsylvania. Grandparents, aunts, or uncles are welcome. August 12-
17 is an ideal time to enjoy the natural world along the Maine coast.
The Audubon Family Camp provides a unique opportunity for families to enjoy nature together. The pristine environment on Hog Island, Maine offers a wide variety of habitats for nature study. Campers cruise Muscongus Bay in search of seabirds and seals. They examine aquatic insects and amphibians in a freshwater pond, look for mushrooms and wildflowers in the forest, and search for fish and marine invertebrates along the intertidal zone. Evening programs include night hikes and stargazing. Each day begins with an optional early morning bird walk and ends with a family campfire program filled with songs, stories, and skits.
“We have witnessed how transformative the experience has been over the 30-plus years we have sent people to this wonderful island,” says Audubon board member Pete Snyder. “It permeates deeply into their lives and actions later in life.” One camper said that is was “one of the most memorable of my entire life.”
For additional information, contact NEPAS at 570-698- 5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org