Budding Birders Camp
July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 4:00 pm MDT
When: July 19-23, 2021. 9a.m. to 4p.m. Daily.
Tuition: $210/week; scholarships are available.
Location: Environmental Learning Center, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton, CO
Hone your birding skills in this camp designed to take your birding to the next level! Campers will become experts in binocular and field guide use, and build their observational and scientific skills. All of our Day Camps strive to balance learning and fun through games, hikes, crafts, scavenger hunts, and structured outdoor play.
REGISTER HERE! (Registration closes on Monday July 5th)
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