BREC’S INDEPENDENCE CAFÉ & ACTIVITY BUILDING
7711 GOODWOOD BLVD. (next to the Goodwood Library)
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Early drop-off 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up 5:30 p.m.
No additional fee
$120 per session for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$144 per session for out-of-parish residents
Online registration only: webtrac.brec.org
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Nature Explorers Summer Camp
Put on by BREC Conservation, Nature Explorers Camp is all about getting your child outside to explore nature. The Basecamp will be located at BREC’s Independence Café and Activity Building next to the Goodwood Library. From there, campers will set out to different BREC parks and locations throughout the parish to learn new things and enjoy the great outdoors. Activities will include themed outdoor games, hiking, canoeing, crafts and experiments. Camp field trips will include locations like Frenchtown Road and Blackwater Conservation Area and Louisiana State Parks. This year we are once again offering Explorer Expedition for the campers looking to take their explorations to the next level and a joint survival camp with Outdoor Adventure. This camp will be a great way for your child to learn new things while enjoying the parish’s natural resources.
SESSION 1: HOW TO BE A NATURE EXPLORER 101
June 4-8 / Ages: 8-12
SESSION 2: HOW TO BE A NATURE EXPLORER 101
June 11-15 / Ages: 8-12
SESSION 3: EXPLORER EXPEDITION WEEK - AQUATIC ADVENTURES
Join us for a wet and wild week as we look more intensely at the world of water. All activities and studies will be focused on aquatics and the animals, insects and ecosystems of Louisiana’s most abundant resource.
June 25-29 / Ages: 11-14
SESSION 4: ADVENTURE EXPLORERS SURVIVAL CAMP
Presented by Outdoor Adventure & Conservation
This year we will be offering this camp at two locations, one at the Independence Café and Activity Building and the other at Greenwood Community Park. The camps will join forces during field trips for double the fun! Register for the Greenwood Community Park location through Outdoor Adventure.
Ever wonder what it would be like to rough it in the wild? Or how explorers and Native Americans survived living off the land? This week we will look at how indigenous cultures and early settlers interacted with the natural landscape and teach you some of the survival techniques they used. There will be plenty of adventure during this camp as you paddle, fish, hike and explore your way to being a nature survivalist.
July 9-13 / Ages: 9-13
SESSION 5: EXPLORER EXPEDITION WEEK - JUNIOR EXPLORERS SURVIVAL CAMP
Ever wonder what it would be like to rough it in the wild? This week we will look at how Native American cultures and early settlers interacted with the natural landscape and teach you some of the survival techniques they used living off the land. This week will be similar to our new Adventure Explorers Survival Camp with less strenuous activities and field trips.
July 16-20 / Ages: 8-12
SESSION 6: HOW TO BE A NATURE EXPLORER 101
July 24-28 / Ages: 8-12
SESSION 7: EXPLORER EXPEDITION WEEK - A BUG’S LIFE
What’s small and crawls and is fun to hunt for? Bugs! Join us for a week focused on the insect world where we will be digging in the dirt and swinging nets through the air in our search for bugs, learning about the lives of insects and spiders.
July 31-Aug. 4 / Ages: 8-12