Clackamas Community College Lets Children Explore the Outdoors at Spring Break Camps

Children can explore the outdoors and learn about nature’s movers and shakers during spring break at the Clackamas Community College Environmental Learning Center.

Nature is constantly on the move. Children will explore how plants and animals travel by engaging in hands-on activities, crafts and nature-based play in this spring break camp. Each day will focus on a different group of plants or animals and their adaptations of getting from place to place.

Camps are available for children in grades 1-2 and 3-5 and include:

March 23, Mammals in Motion

Explore the wetland and forest for track mysteries to solve.

March 24, Take Flight

Unlock the secrets to flight and design. Learn to build and launch inventions.

March 25, Creeping Critters

Discover how insects move in nature.

March 26, Swift Swimmers

Find wetland creatures that have adapted to life in the water.

“The Environmental Learning Center is a wonderful place for children to experience and learn about nature and the animals who live here,” Renee Harber, Environmental Learning Center administrator, said. “Campers will learn about the environment through hands-on, interactive activities that are both educational and fun.”

The Environmental Learning Center is a great place for children, families and adults to explore the outdoors and learn about watersheds through hands-on environmental education. The 5-acre site includes walking trails, an outdoor amphitheater and interpretative signage.

The site serves as an important stormwater facility for the college campus and provides critical wetland habitat for resident and migratory birds, such as great blue herons, flickers and mallards.

Camps are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and located at the Environmental Learning Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. The cost to attend varies by grade level. Grades 1-2 is $64 a day. Grades 3-5 is $69 a day. Before and after care is available at an additional cost.

For more information, visit www.clackamas.edu/elc/kids or email naturespycamps@clackamas.edu. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3c1lvee. Learn more about the Environmental Learning Center at www.clackamas.edu/elc.

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