> Contact: John Bianchi > 212/979-3026 > jbianchi@xxxxxxxxxxx > > AUDUBON CAMPS GEAR UP FOR SUMMER > > Register Now To Secure Your Place At An Audubon Camp In 2003 > > Hog Island, Maine, Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - With spring around the > corner, Audubon naturalists are preparing to hit the trails and head into the > field to initiate the 2003 season of Audubon Camps. Registration for this > summer> '> s Audubon Camp programs has already begun. Those interested are > advised to act now: openings tend to fill up rapidly. > > Care and dedication go into every aspect of Audubon> '> s programs to ensure > that campers, whether adults or children, get the most out of their summer > vacations with Audubon. > "> Twenty years and thousands of people later, I > believe as strongly as ever that an experience at camp changes people> '> s > lives,> "> said Audubon educator and author Pete Salmansohn. > > With new programs in store and traditional ones that give Audubon Camps their > outstanding reputation, a wide variety of offerings are available to better > suit each camper> '> s personal interests. Audubon encourages campers to > join them this summer and explore tidal pools along the coast of Maine, take > a hike in the Green Mountains or the Rockies, seek out the natural treasures > of Chesapeake Bay, or paddle a glacial lake while osprey soar overhead and > the enchanted call of the loon can be heard in the distance. > > Audubon Camps provide memorable experiences that can be had nowhere else. > > "> That evening we offered a final paddle and a few of us were lucky enough > to see the climbing pillars of hazy white light that could only be the > ethereal and mysterious northern lights,> "> said Audubon Camp in Maine > Instructor Rick Ylagen. > "> There are moments when I think back on that > week and the vision of the seals cavorting and splashing around us is both > hazy and clear....like a dream.> "> > > Audubon invites campers of all ages to awaken their sense of wonder in a > unique setting at one of Audubon> '> s signature camps for youth, teens, > families, teachers and adults. Audubon> '> s guests will learn more about > themselves while developing a deeper connection with the world around them. > Audubon camps get you back to nature where you> '> ll make memories and > friendships that will last a lifetime. > > As a young camper wrote in 2002: > "> This is a camp where you don> '> t want > to give the secret away.> "> To get more information and to sign up, please > refer to the Audubon Camps contact page - http://www.audubon.org/educate/cw/ > > Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat > that supports them. Our national network of community-based nature centers > and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of > areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all > ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences. > > # # # > > > To unsubscribe from this list, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field You are subscribed to Audubon-News. To unsubscribe, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/audubon-news.