December 16, 2005
Youth Summer Camping Opportunity
In the past, our chapter has sponsored and paid for a child to attend The Lake Colby Environmental Education Camp. The summer camp is for youth who are 12 to 14 years old and is located just outside the Village of Saranac Lake.
Campers participate in a discovery group while at camp, completing six lessons ranging from group dynamics to field, forest, and pond explorations, to a study of human impact. Group members learn science, solve challenges, play games, keep a journal, catch salamanders, net butterflies and discover the interconnectedness of life on earth. Additionally, campers choose from a variety of optional activities throughout the week that introduce them to outdoor pursuits and pastimes. Experiences include fishing, canoeing, archery, exploring a bog and overnight camping trips.
College-educated counselor staff guides all activities, encouraging participation and respect among group members while interpreting the natural world for campers. There are several week-long options throughout the summer.
If you know of a child residing in our county who may enjoy this experience, please email Rose Rivezzi. She will send them the information about an essay he or she will need to write to be considered.
Dec 16, 2005: Camp Colby Youth Summer Camp