by Jessie Diermier
LL&TT Education Coordinator
Video games and air-conditioning can happen any time, but Nature Camp comes but once a year! Make sure to get the young person in your life registered for some outdoor adventure. There’s still space available, but Lassen Land and Trails Trust’s Nature camp is filling up fast. Campers will enjoy observing wildlife, learning about regional history, archaeology, watersheds, geology, botany and how to be safe in the out-of-doors from resource professionals. Additionally, it’s a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and gain a greater appreciation of our beautiful Lassen County home.
Three sessions are being offered and the first two will be day-camps scheduled for July 20-24 and July 27 – 31 for 8-12 year-olds.
The third session is an overnight adventure scheduled for August 3-5 at Lassen County Youth Camp on Eagle Lake for 11-12 year olds. The Camp is situated on 67 acres of primitive habitat on the eastern shore of Eagle Lake. It is a unique area that provides access to mountains, desert, forests, streams, brush-filled flats, lake shore, and marshes. The campers will have use of all the facilities which include boys and girl’s cabins, science labs, a large dining room and restrooms with showers.
Registration is $80 per session, per child and includes lunch and snacks or all meals and lodging for the overnight camp. To register, visit the Lassen Land and Trails Trust website at www.lassenlandandtrailstrust.org or call (530) 257-3252. Registration will close after July 13th. A limited number of scholarships are available for families who qualify. If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please call the Trust at (530) 257-3252. Our thanks go out to Lassen Municipal Utility District, a generous supporter of Nature Camp, and to the Lassen County Transportation Commission.
This summer, nature camp is a program of the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative, a partnership between the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, Lassen National Forest, the Lassen County Office of Education and Lassen Land and Trails Trust. For more information about the Collaborative, the Trust, their work or about trails to enjoy, please visit www.lassenlandandtrailstrust.org.