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Young nature enthusiasts are invited to spy on birds, turn over logs, search for salamanders, meet 100-year-old trees, and more this summer at the Arboretum Explorer Camp. Campers will investigate the natural life of the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum through activities, fun instructional time, guided nature walks, scavenger hunts, and crafts! Five different days of local flora and fauna will include hands-on exploration of plants, birds, reptiles and amphibians, aquatic life, and insects. Campers will leave with new skills of observation and wildlife identification, an appreciation of the forest ecosystem, and a love for nature. Instructors include Arboretum staff, JMU professors, JMU Biology students from the JMU Herpetology Outreach Program, and local Master Naturalists.

New for 2018! We will take a field trip to the Virginia Wildlife Center in Waynesboro, Virginia to see and learn about owls, hawks, and eagles in the outdoor raptor enclosures. 

Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22                                                                                            

Morning Camp (ages 5-7) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Register Here AM 5-7yrs

Afternoon Camp (ages 8-10) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register Here PM 8-10yrs

Cost: $80/child                                                                                                                            


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