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About Bonebrake Discovery Camp
The Bonebrake Discovery Camp is a three-day camp for children from the ages of 7 to 12 years of age on July 10, 11, and 12, 2019 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 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost will be $75 for the three days, and scholarships are available to those families who feel the fee would be a hardship, thanks to the generosity of U.S. Bank.
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, geodes, catch and identify very small pond animals, learn about Missouri beaver, have a conversation with a Native American about culture and history, learn how to fly fish and read a compass, and explore the property with a genuine herpetologist to discover what reptiles and amphibians are on the 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.
To register your child or children, please download the attached forms. Keep the Camp Information sheet for your records, and fill out the Registration Form, the Authorization and Release form, and the Medical History form and mail to the Bonebrake Center with the registration fees ($75 per camper). You may also call or text (573) 247-0279 to make other arrangements. All information is due by June 19, so shirts can be ordered, and spots are limited and will be filled as completed registrations are received on a first come, first served basis. Also, please know that camp registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE, as we will be purchasing tee-shirts and materials with the child in mind.
If you have questions, please feel free to call or text (573-247-0279) or e-mail (email@example.com).