Outdoor Adventure Camp

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Date: June 22, 2011

Summer session of Outdoor Adventure Camp will start Tuesday, July 19, 2011.Students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grade can register at the Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation the Ajo Community Center.The camp will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from July 19 through July 30.Planned activities include Leave No Trace training and hike, photography workshop (cameras provided), camping, saguaro fruit harvesting, making buddy candles and survival bracelets and scrapbooking. On July 19, the kick-off hike will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Ajo Community Center followed by a cookout.The campout and Saguaro fruit harvest will be at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument July 23.All other activities will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at either the Pima County Recreation Center or Cabeza Prieta visitor center.Parents are invited to join their children following the last session for a show and tell and cookout.

Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association, International Sonoran Desert Alliance, Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Land Management, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument have developed the Outdoor Adventure Camp for area students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.The collaborators have worked together for the past three years providing three camps each year introducing kids to outdoor activities and promoting getting outdoors.The participating agencies and partners alone did not have resources to sponsor a camp however working together up to 45 students each year can experience outdoors.Students in the camps learn outdoor skills such as leave no trace, hiking, camping, orienteering, photography, journal writing, and saguaro harvesting.The Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association received grants to purchase equipment for the camp and provides funds for the food.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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