2-Day Mini Nature Camp Offered At Enterprise South Nature Park

Friday, June 14, 2013

There will be a two-day Mini Nature Camp at Enterprise South Nature Park on June 20-21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for children, ages nine-13. The cost is $50 (discounts for multiple children). The deadline to register for the Mini Nature Camp is Tuesday, June 18. 

Officials said, "Don’t be the last child inside this summer. Come join the TenneSEA Clean Water Project  for a mini Nature Camp at Enterprise South Nature Park and get outside. We will explore the forests to the lake, looking for wildlife and helping create a nature guide for the park. Did you know we have found huge turtles, lots of salamanders and bull frog tadpoles in Hidden Lake? Help us find what else lives there."

Campers will need to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, hats and have applied sunscreen/repellent daily.  Campers will bring their own lunches\snacks and water bottles which will need to be in small coolers if possible. Camp will be held rain or shine. The program sponsored by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information or to sign up, contact Maureen Davis at 842-6748 or maureend@hamiltontn.gov.


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