Summer spots still available at Earthplace camp
Published 9:55 am, Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Earthplace in Westport still has summer camp spots available for fifth to seventh graders, according to camp officials.
The organization's 62-acre wildife sanctuary allows campers to spot wildlife in natural surroundings. From June 27 through Aug. 12, campers can participate in a variety of nature-inspired activities, including pond exploration, canoeing, hiking and a sleepover. Campers in grades 5 through 9 may elect to spend a week camping at Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks.
In addition to on-site activities, campers go on field trips every week, including visits to the Maritime Aquarium, U.S.S. Nautilus Submarine Force Museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Silver Sands State Park in Milford, the Saugatuck River, the Sleeping Giant State Park, the Bronx Zoo and Kent Falls State Park. All group leaders have first-aid, CPR, medication and Epi-Pen training.
Earthplace's mission, according to its website, is to educate people about nature and the environment.