Audubon Discovery Camp

                      
                 
Explore the Yankauer Nature Preserve and other natural areas at our Audubon Discovery Camp. Several themes are explored each summer, from “Camp Survivor” to “Creepy Crawly Critters.” The camps focus on natural and cultural history as kids explore forests and fields, build forts, turn over rocks and logs, play games, and generally have so much fun they don’t realize how much they’re learning. Our goal is for campers to gain a better understanding of their role in the natural world by using their senses and exploring with mind and body.

Our Audubon Discovery Camp brochure for 2016!

Camp Fees

Most weeks are $150/camper (including deposit) for PVAS members, with some variation depending on the week’s theme and activities. You can choose to reserve your spot with a $50 registration deposit per session per camper and pay the balance of the fee by May 15 (online or by check) by contacting Ellen Murphy at Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org.   This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to another session. 

If you wish to pay by check (full fee or deposit), send the check to                                      Audubon Discovery Camp, PO Box 578, Shepherdstown WV 25443.

Prices are higher for non-PVAS members, but the fee includes a 1-year Family Membership. Family membership fees are not refundable, but you do receive membership benefits which include discounts to many PVAS programs, discounts at participating nature centers (those will be listed on the PVAS website) and an invitation to the PVAS membership gathering in May/June each year.  (It's family friendly!)  In addition, we are working with local businesses to arrange for discounts and as these are arranged, they will be posted on our website as well.

Scholarships

Camp Scholarships are available and we are eager to help your child attend camp! The 2016 Scholarship Application for Audubon Discovery Camp is due in early April.  The form is simple, but we ask your camper to write a short statement about why they would like to attend camp and require a letter of reference from a teacher or family friend.

How To Register

Registration  Registration is available from February – July. Sessions tend to book early, so early registration is recommended! To receive an e-mail reminder when registration is open, of if you would like to register for a camp session by mail, contact camp director Ellen Murphy or call 304-676-8739.

Waiting Lists When camp sessions fill, we offer waiting lists for each sessions.  There is no money required to be on a waiting list.  Campers are placed in a session in the order they registered for the waiting list.  We encourage you to sign up for a waiting list.  Although there are no guarantees, in the past, almost every camper on a waiting list has been placed in a camp session.

If You Must Cancel Your Registration

If you have to cancel a camp registration, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your spot to another family.  The $50 deposit for each session is non-refundable.  PVAS membership fees are also not refunded.  If a session must be cancelled, a full refund is given. 

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          © 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director
phone // 304-676-3397 
Kristin@potomacaudubon.org

Ellen Murphy, Program Director
phone // 304-676-8739 
Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
phone // 703-303-1026
AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org
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