Summer Camp

Palmetto Island State Park Summer Nature Camps

This summer Palmetto Island State Park is holding summer day camps for children ages 4-11.  Camps will take place each Thursday in July from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Camps will cost $20 per camper per session and include program materials and a snack. Campers will participate in all 3 1-hour long programs and have time on the splash pad.  All campers must bring their lunch and drinks for throughout the day.  A complete camper checklist is available below. Space is limited so sign up soon!

 

4 Easy Steps to Registering

1. Pick the date and session that is appropriate for your child’s age.

2. Fill out the following forms and mail them to the park at Palmetto Island State Park Summer Camp, 19501 Pleasant Rd, Abbeville, La 70510, drop them off at the entrance station, or email them to Alyson at palmettoisland_int@crt.state.la.us.  Any questions concerning camp please contact Alyson @ 337-893-7047

Camper Registration Form

Guardian Agreement

Medical Form

Camper Checklist

(insert pdfs for Camper Registration, Camper Medical Form and Parental Agreement, Camper Checklist)

3. Wait for your confirmation phone call.

4. Pay at the entrance station the day of the camp when you drop off your child.

 

Session Descriptions:

Summer Camp for 4 & 5 year olds

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Deadline: Tuesday, July 3, 2012

8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Cost: $20

 

Program #1 Animal Tracks

Campers will make their own field guides and learn to identify different types of animal tracks.  We will also take a hike to see who has been walking around the park. 

 

Program #2 Pond Exploration

Campers will explore the pond discovering the creatures that live there from the smallest insect to the largest alligator.  We will use dip nets, observation buckets, and organism keys to identify our discoveries.

 

Program #3 Hummingbirds

Campers will learn exciting facts about the park’s smallest bird, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  We will learn how to make hummingbird nectar and fill a hummingbird feeder.  Then we will sit back and enjoy the show. 

 

Summer Camp for 6 & 7 year olds

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Deadline: Tuesday, July 10, 2012

8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Cost: $20

 

Program #1 Caterpillars

Campers will learn fun facts about caterpillars including their benefits, anatomy, life cycles and where to find them.  We will take a hike to locate caterpillars along the trails.

 Program #2 Birding

Campers will be introduced to birding and learn how to use binoculars, read a field guide and identify some of the parks most popular birds.

 Program #3 Animal Tracks

Campers will make their own field guides and learn to identify different types of animal tracks.  We will also take a hike to see who has been walking around the park.  Campers will create their own cast of an animal track to take home.

Summer Camp for 8 & 9 year olds

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Deadline: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Cost: $20

 

Program #1 Canoe Instruction

Campers will learn canoe equipment and safety before embarking on a ranger led paddle on the canoe trail.

 Program #2 Solar Ovens

Campers will construct their own solar oven from a pizza box and harness the sun’s awesome energy to bake a cookie. 

 

Program #3 Geocaching

Campers will learn how to locate geocaches and create their own while learning about nature.

 

Summer Camp for 10 & 11 year olds

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Deadline: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Cost: $20

 

Program #1 Canoe Instruction

Campers will learn canoe equipment and safety before embarking on a ranger led paddle on the canoe trail.

 

 

 

Program #2 Primitive Camping

Campers will learn how to set up a primitive campsite, make sure they have the necessary supplies and practice leave no trace.

 Program #3 Geocaching

Campers will learn how to locate geocaches and create their own while learning about nature.

 

 

 

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