Cass just finished her first experience with Aldo Leopold through two days at their spring break camp. She played in the mud, looked for animals, and learned outdoor skills.
The two instructors we met were almost the opposite that I’d expect from camp counselors. They were easy-going. None of this high-octane “are we going to have fun?” energy blast of the usual camps. It was more about fostering an appreciation of nature and a comfort in exploring the earth. Outdoor discovery is not a “crazy adventure” but a daily part of life. This attitude fits with Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s mission: To teach the student to see the land, understand what she sees, and enjoy what she understands.
Summer camps run from June 13th to August 26th. There are a range of programs — from one hour for the 2-3 year olds; to half-days, full-days, and full-weeks for 4 to 12 year olds. And there are three overnighters for ages 8 and up.
Find out more, and sign up for the summer, at www.naturenet.com/alnc/.