Soil and Water Conservation Summer Camp

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July 9-11, 2018
8:30 to 3 p.m.
7yr-13yr old
Limited space available
Haw River State Park

Monday, July 9
Meet at Soil & Water office & then travel to Haw River State Park.

Children will learn the importance of soil, how soil is made and its many properties, while going on a soil scavenger hunt, visiting a soil pit, and using clay to create a product with their own hands. We will also have a little fishing fun at the park as well.

BRING: clothes to be outside, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, change of clothes and shoes that can get wet. 

Stream Team
Tuesday, July 10
Meet at Soil & Water office & then travel to nearby water sources.

Come learn about the water that flows through your local watershed. Activities and topics will include water use, conservation and water quality. We’ll complete a stream study where we identify macroinvertebrates, crayfish, snails and a variety of insects.

BRING: clothes to be outside, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, change of clothes and shoes that can get wet 

Half-day Paddle Camp
Wednesday, July 11
Meet at the Soil & Water office & then travel to 3 Rivers Outfitters.

Focus on developing paddling skills in recreational kayaks. Campers receive instruction in paddling technique, safety, and river navigation. Campers should leave with a much greater understanding of paddle sports and on water confidence. Emphasis will be placed on teaching about conservation efforts designed to protect and preserve the Smith River for future generations. We will finish out the day with other outdoor activities.

BRING: clothes to be outside, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, change of clothes and shoes that can get wet

Farm to Table
Thursday, July 12
Meet at the Soil & Water office & then travel to nearby Farms.

Learn about farming from a local farmer at Brown Farms. Pick a basket of local grown vegetables to take home with you. Visit Fogwood Farms where they grow shitake mushrooms, asparagus, ginger, blueberries and other various produce items. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and lunch prepared with fresh local food.

BRING: clothes to be outside, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, change of clothes and shoes that can get wet