Kids For Clean Water Camp Offered At Enterprise South Nature Park

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The TenneSEA Kids for Clean Water staff will offer a water-themed nature camp at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Organizers said, "Come learn how to be a C.S.I…Clean Stream Investigator, who search out clean water sources and some not so clean ones. Learn about the animals living in the park and how they use the water habitats. We will also all have fun in the water."

Campers will need to wear comfortable clothes, have closed toed shoes, rubber boots, 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 is sponsored by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Dept. and Hamilton County Water Quality.

The camp will be June 23-27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for kids aged nine-13. The price is $150 (discounts for multiple children).

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For more Information, go to or call Maureen Davis at 842-6748 or email

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