The Big Week Camp
August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 4:00 pm UTC+0
When: August 2- 6, 2021. 9a.m. to 4p.m. Daily
Tuition: $285/week; scholarships are available.
Location: Environmental Learning Center, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton, CO
In The Big Week, campers will hone their observational and scientific skills in order to see as many bird species as possible. In 2019, campers saw 59 different species; can you help us top that in 2021? We will explore different habitats and seek out the birds that call them their home. 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 19th)
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