ONEONTA, NY: Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society has announced the dates for the 2014 John G. New Audubon Summer Day Camp, a special week-long Day Camp Program for children entering grades 3-6 in the fall. This year’s program will run from Monday, August 4 through Thursday, August 7 from 9:30am to 3pm each day.
- The theme for the week is “Adventures in Nature” and focuses on outdoor exploration and discovery on the grounds of the DOAS Sanctuary on Franklin Mountain. Camp Director, Megan Gigandet returns for her second year with the program. “Teaching as always been a passion of mine since I was 7 years old. I graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 2013 and I hold a bachelors degree in Childhood Education. I am very excited to return this year as director of the summer camp program. We have many things planned for a fantastic week with nature!”
The camp will provide fun, hands-on experiences in natural science and environmental education through field investigations, crafts and games. Campers will explore a variety of habitats at the Sanctuary, known locally for the Franklin Mt. Hawkwatch, and learn about creatures that live there.
The Summer Program, named in honor of long-time DOAS member Dr. John G. New, is part of the Audubon group’s effort to increase the use of the Franklin Mountain Sanctuary for education activities for children and families. To register a child in the Summer Camp Program, visit the DOAS.US website or contact DOAS Education Chair, Susan O’Handley at 607-643-5680.