Each year volunteers help us bring nature to hundreds of inner city youth. Our Natural Wonders Day Camps are designed to provide inner city elementary age children a one day nature experience. Campers get to try their hand at fishing, take a nature hike, paddle a canoe, and play outdoor teambuilding games. A Natural Wonders Day Camp provides for many of our students a once in a life time experience. For others, it opens the door to a whole new world – a world outside, one they have not even imagined before. One of our partners shared this last summer after their Natural Wonders Day Camp, “I truly believe that Camptown was the greatest experience the girls had.” We need volunteers to make this happen. No experience necessary. Camptown staff will train you and be there to support you during the day. We need station leaders, assistant leaders, and guides. For more information visit our Volunteer Page.
My trip to Camptown was very cool because I got to look at a map and figure out where we are and where we were going as a group. I got to see a lot of different types of nature that I usually wouldn’t see int he city like a deer running across the trail that my group was walking on. I loved hearing the birds and getting a chance to see one that was about to be released back into the wild. I loved all of the walking because it made me active and I got to feel proud that I was outside doing something instead of being inside playing video games. I really enjoyed the scavenger hunt because I got to find things outside and it made me think a lot. I really hope that I get to go back to Camptown and see what other things that I might get to do in the future.
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Yesterday I had the Camptown leader named Jennifer (Cinderella). She was very nice and kind to me. When we went on the (scavenger) hunt, we were suppose to find the bag first. Yet…we found it last! We got to eat lunch on the land bridge and step our feet into the water. We only had one 2 minute break. We had to drink a lot of water because of how the humidity was outside. I though that we would have ended up getting lost. Good thing we didn’t. I was happy that our team was he only team who went in a circle. I was super excited that we won the pizza party and that we saw a deer and other animals. I was glad that we went to the land bridge because I saw a completely black bird with perfect orange circles. The scavenger hunt was very easy to me. I hope that next time I go there I will be a camp counselor.