Youth Events & Programs


Audubon Discovery Camp
PVAS holds a nature-themed day camp each summer for children ages 3-13. Campers explore the natural world, focusing on a different theme each week. Audubon Discovery Camp is held at the Yankauer Nature Preserve in Berkeley County and other “satellite locations” in the area as opportunities arise.

Outdoor Explore!
This monthly program for children, ages 6-9, encourages unstructured, but supervised exploration of different natural areas in the Eastern Panhandle.  Each program is conducted under the guidance of an experienced PVAS instructor.

Camp Scholarships
PVAS holds an annual birdseed sale in the fall to raise funds to send youth to a variety of conservation-oriented camps on scholarship.

School Programs
PVAS offers grade-specific programs for classrooms from pre-K – 5th grade. All are tied to state-mandated content standards. Programs are offered at the Yankauer Nature Preserve in Berkeley County, or can be offered at your school, depending on program. Custom programs are available upon request for pre-K-8th grade.

Wee Naturalists
This program provides pre-school aged children and loving adults to explore nature together safely under the guidance of an experienced PVAS instructor.

Scouts & Youth Organizations
PVAS will provide programs to help groups and individuals complete requirements for badges and awards including Eagle Scout projects.

Nature Explorer Backpacks
PVAS has provided local libraries with “Nature Explorer Backpacks” through a grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation. Each pack has a different theme with tools to explore nature including field guides, stories, bug boxes, binoculars, and activity ideas.

Nature Photography Camp
PVAS often offers weeklong digital nature photography camp for high school aged youth for one week each summer.

          © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

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

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397

Ellen Murphy, Program Specialist //    

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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