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“Explore The Shore” Day Camp Offered At Pocomoke River State Park
SNOW HILL – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Maryland Park Service, is pleased to offer “Explore the Shore – Become a Nature N.E.R.D (New Ecologists Researching and Discovering)” Day Camp June 25 through July 1 at Pocomoke River State Park.
During this fun-filled week, campers ages 8 through 12 will learn about the ecosystems that exist from beach to Bay on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore. They will explore Assateague, Janes Island and Pocomoke River State Parks and participate in hands-on activities to discover what makes each park unique. Daily trip highlights include canoeing the Pocomoke River, crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay, searching for wildlife in the coastal bays, scavenger hunts, swimming, nature hikes, and water quality studies.
Camp will meet daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday. Parents are responsible for daily transportation to and from Pocomoke River State Park, as well as lunch for their child. Campers should wear lightweight outdoor play clothes and proper footwear.
Parents must pre-register their children by calling Pocomoke River State Park at (410) 632-2566, ext. 106. The cost to participate is $100 per camper which is divided into a $50 pre-registration fee with the final $50 due the first day of camp. Camp enrollment is limited to 16 participants and parents are urged to call soon to secure a spot for their child.
This camp is possible because of a grant awarded by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Education Matrix Team to Assateague, Janes Island and Pocomoke River State Parks.
May 26, 2005
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov