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Adventure Camp Returns

Adventure Camp Returns

Article Body Explore the great outdoors, acquire valuable team-building skills, and challenge the adventurer within you at the fourth annual Junior Naturalist Outdoor Adventure Camp (JNOAC) at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.  Offered in partnership with the American Adventure Sports, the camp is open to children ages eight through 12, and will be held Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26.  JNOAC cultivates an active lifestyle and love for nature through participation in outdoor sports, conservation education, and environmental enhancement.

     Rappelling down the side of the Pitt-Johnstown Living/Learning Center, performing a Tyrolean traverse, and learning about wilderness survival are just a few activities for campers.  By building a foundation of trust with the campers, mentors encourage children to go outside their comfort zones.  Pitt-Johnstown’s beautiful, natural setting provides the ideal location for children to explore the outdoors, achieve team building skills and challenge themselves.  Participants will also visit the Quemahoming Reservoir.

     New this year campers will study orienteering as they learn to read a topographical map and navigate using a map and compass.

     Other activities for the week include fire starting; shelter building; food gathering; fresh-water snorkeling; map reading and compass use; wilderness trekking; leave-no-trace camping principles; CPR familiarization; canoeing and water safety/rescue; “You Build it Make a Float” design; junior naturalist training; group environmental enhancement project; wilderness survival; and recycling and environmental conservation.

     The program is being presented by Pitt-Johnstown’s Office of Community Education and Outreach.  The fee is $299 per child.  Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration deadline is Friday, June 12.  Space is limited, so register early.

     For more information about the Junior Naturalist Outdoor Adventure Camp, call the Outreach Office at 814-269-2099.

     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 5/20/2009 3:35:00 PM