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 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 Blackwater Conservation Area, Tunica and Fontainebleau State Parks. This year we are offering new Explorer Expedition weeks and a joint 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.
BREC’S INDEPENDENCE CAFÉ & ACTIVITY BUILDING
7711 GOODWOOD BLVD.
(next to the Goodwood Library - EXCEPT Session 4, as noted)
SESSION 1 June 5-9 / Ages: 8-12
SESSION 2 June 12-16 / 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 of our activities and studies will be focused on aquatics and the animals, insects and ecosystems of Louisiana’s most abundant resource.
June 26-30 / Ages: 11-14
SESSION 4: ADVENTURE EXPLORER SURVIVAL CAMP NEW!
Presented by Conservation and 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 to live off the land. There will be plenty of adventure this week as you paddle, fish, hike and explore your way to being a nature survivalist.
This camp will be located at Greenwood Community Park, unlike the rest of the Conservation camps. This camp session will be listed on Webtrac under Outdoor Adventure camps and cannot be found when searching under Conservation camps.
July 10-14 / Ages: 10-14
SESSION 5: EXPLORER EXPEDITION WEEK - JUNIOR NATIVE NATURE
Ever wonder what it would be like to rough it in the wild? This week we will look at how Native American cultures 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 Native Nature Survival Camp with less strenuous activities and field trips.
July 17-21 / Ages: 8-12
SESSION 6 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
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 $143 per session for out-of-parish resident
Online registration only: webtrac.brec.org