Sunday, May 23, 2010
Summer Camp Scholarships
Wild Birds Unlimited and the National Audubon Society have teamed up to provide children across the country scholarships to attend summer camps as a part of their "No Child Left Inside" campaign. The goal of these scholarships is to give more children the opportunity to connect with the natural world. These experiences with nature are important to children because they offer both physical and emotional benefits that cannot be obtained from spending long summer days in front of a television or computer screen. Each summer Wild Birds Unlimited offers scholarships to about 200 children who might not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp at one of the many Audubon day camps. Specifically, in South Carolina the Audubon Society offers the "Get Swamped" day camp in Harleyville at the Francis Beidler Forest. Wild Birds Unlimited scholarship eligibility is determined by each Audubon Center. For more information on details about general registration, camp programs and scholarships you must contact the camp your child is interested in attending. A list of participating camps can be found at http://www.audubon.org/educate/cw/index.php.