• From: "BIANCHI, John" <JBIANCHI@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <audubon-news@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:05:26 -0500

> Contact: John Bianchi
> 212/979-3026
> jbianchi@xxxxxxxxxxx
> 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.
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