First time to Johnstown, it’s the Junior Naturalist Outdoor Adventure Camp (JNOAC), hosted at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for youth ages eight through 12, Monday June 26 through Friday, June 30. JNOAC is developed by American Adventure Sports, LLC, a Pennsylvania-based company and leader in adventure-based programs.
Ideally located for this terrific adventure camp is UPJ’s beautiful, natural setting on 600+ acres, in which children will explore the outdoors, achieve team building skills and challenge themselves with wonderful adventure! These fun activities will focus in on three categories:
- Adventure Sports
Delighting these lovers of the outdoors will include rock climbing, orienteering, canoeing and water safety, wilderness first aid, Frisbee gulf, “Leave No Trace” Camping, team building and much more in an entertaining and active camp!
- Conservation Education
Becoming certified Junior Naturalists, youth will participate in a minimum of eight hours of conservation education, taught by Naturalists from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources .
- Environmental Enhancement
Gaining a lasting and positive respect for the outdoors, campers will work on an environmental enhancement project that they can be proud of and will remember throughout their lives!
Through cooperation with the American Adventure Sports, LLC and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, JNOAC cultivates an active lifestyle and love for nature through participation in outdoor sports, conservation education and environmental enhancement.
The program is being presented by UPJ’s Conference Services and Outreach Office. The fee is $269 per child. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is Friday, June 9. Known to sell-out in other areas of the state, you will want to call now to reserve your spot.
For more information about the Junior Naturalist Outdoor Camp, call the Outreach office at 814-269-2099.
Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200. The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs. UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2006.