Land Trust of North Alabama hosts Nature Play Camp for kids

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Land Trust of North Alabama is hosting a week-long summer camp for kids who love all things nature.

Their Nature Play Camp begins on Monday, July 19, and runs through Friday, July 23.

Programs at the camp will include discussions about, “water critters, fossils, being nature detectives, map reading, animal adaptations, tracks, scat, the magic of trees, and more,” according to children’s nature book author and Limestone County resident Heather Montgomery, who will lead the educational portions of the camp.

“This camp is really for the kids that, when we pick up (fossils), they get excited,” Montgomery told News 19. “And they have questions and they’re curious about it. We’re going to be going into the woods and spending our whole day in the woods. It’s where we’re going to have lunch too. They will discover all kinds of intriguing items out in nature.”

There will also be puzzles, crafts, games, and water activities for the kids to participate in.

Daily Schedule:

  • 9:00 AM – Drop-off
  • Morning Hike & Guided Activity
  • Snack
  • Outdoor Explore
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch
  • Rest & Read
  • Afternoon Hike
  • 3:00 PM – Closing Activity
  • 4:30 PM – Pick-up

The camp is available for children ages 7 to 11. It is located at Monte Sano Nature Preserve.

The cost to attend is $250 for members and $300 for non-members.

There is a scholarship opportunity available for two campers provided by a donor. If you know a child who loves nature but could use some help covering the cost of the program, you can apply here by July 18.

You can register your child online on their website here.

If you would like to become a member of the Land Trust of North Alabama, visit their website here.

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