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About Bonebrake Discovery Camp
The Bonebrake Center of Nature and History is planning a three-day camp for children from the ages of 7 to 12 years of age on July 8, 9, and 10, 2020 at the Bonebrake Center. The camp will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with a culminating activity for the whole family and friends on the evening of Friday, July 10, starting at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $75 for the three days, and scholarships are available to those families who feel the fee would be a hardship. We are moving forward hoping that the Covid-19 virus will be contained by the time Bonebrake Discovery Camp rolls around. Regardless, reasonable health precautions will be taken.
Bonebrake Discovery Camp is an outdoor educational camp providing children with an enthusiastic experience of the outdoors, coupled with art and cultural programs. All are designed to nourish and strengthen, as well as enrich, the growing child. Bonebrake Discovery Camp gives children quality experiences in nature with experts in a wide variety of study. They will have opportunities to participate in scavenger hunts, learn about Missouri cougars, turtles, and skunks, identify very small pond animals, learn how to “felt,” and have a visit from Captain Meriwether Lewis, as well as learn to fly fish and use a real cane fishing pole harvested from the Bonebrake Center property! In addition, the children will decorate a tee shirt, play games, and create a personal journal, and maybe eat a couple of popsicles.
The camp’s goal is to help each child develop an attitude of respect and wonder for nature, culture and art, along with a love of learning. Bonebrake is a setting of 12 beautiful, natural, wooded, and open acres in the heart of Salem. Care is taken by our instructors and counselors to provide for the children a rich environment that bring nurturing, guidance, and cooperation where discovery and creativity will flourish.
Please call the Bonebrake Center at 729-3400 for more information or to register. Enrollment is limited to no more than 20 children, so contact us soon. The Bonebrake Center of Nature and History is located at the northwest corner of Hickory and Rolla Road (601 North Hickory) in Salem.