French Broad River Camp

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Camp Location:
Asheville, North Carolina
United States
28801




FRENCH BROAD RIVER CAMPS July 2008 Mission: To educate and empower the next generation of watershed stewards Type: Day camp Age: rising 3rd- 8th grade Sessions: July 7- 11 July 14- 18 July 21- 25 July 28- August 1 Price: $100 Scholarships available pending grant funding! Did you know one of the oldest rivers in the world runs right through Asheville? Discover the fabulous French Broad River ó itís past, present and future! Investigate a local streamís water quality by looking for aquatic insects. Build your own watershed model and find out how human activities impact the river. Create river-inspired art and poetry, and volunteer for our Clean Stream Team. And of course, explore the river by kayak, canoe, or raft! The goal of the French Broad River Camps is to educate and empower the next generation of watershed stewards. The River Camps will provide the opportunity for rising 3rd-8th grade students to spend a week of their summer exploring the river and its watershed. The curriculum will include hands-on environmental education, river recreation, and service-learning projects. Our region is currently experiencing unprecedented growth and development, and the impacts for the river and the watershed include erosion, sedimentation, polluted stormwater runoff, degraded wildlife habitat, and flood damage. In order for us to grow sustainably, it is critical that we educate the next generation of watershed stewards and provide them with the tools and knowledge for a healthy environment. ~ Environmental Education ~ River Recreation ~ Service Learning~ Kids in the Creek ~ River of Words & Art ~River cleanup ~ Tree plantings ~ Canoe, kayak or raft trip ~ Tour of River Parks, stream restorations, and rain gardens ~ Rockiní RiverFest ~ And much more! ~...

Camp Type: Other
Gender: Coed
Age of Campers: 8 to 14
Capacity: 12 per ses
Religious Affliation: None
Weekly Rate: $76 - $150
Year Founded: 2008
Special Accommodations
 Vision Impaired
Academic Activities
 Science
Art Activities
 Photography and Video
Sports Activities
 Water Sports
Adventure Activities
 Whitewater Rafting
Other Activities: stream studies, camping, environmental education