Damariscotta River Association’s Camp Mummichog summer day camp offers hands-on natural science education for children ages five through nineteen in a fun, supportive environment.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach to nature education, camp sessions incorporate physical activities, games, art, writing, music, field trips, and more.
Offered from June 18 through August 24, thirteen camp sessions range in duration from three days to two weeks. Each week focuses on a different theme and is geared toward a specific age group.
“Nature’s Engineers” invites campers to design inventions inspired by nature, with support from local teacher and mechanic Danny Hupp. “Songs of the Earth” offers beginning ukulele instruction and song-writing integrated with nature exploration, with local musician Heather Hardy.
“Grandparents & Kids Camp,” is designed for grandparents or a special someone to join their camper for a few days of marsh-mucking, art projects, games, and more.
New this year is a week-long canoe-trip on the Damariscotta River, during which campers age 12 to 15 will explore the watershed, learn outdoor cooking, and sleep in tents at campsites along the way.
All camp sessions are held at the association’s Great Salt Bay Farm on Belvedere Road in Damariscotta, though some include a field trip, and the canoe trip includes four days of paddling and three nights of camping along the Damariscotta River.
To learn more, download a brochure, or register, go to bit.ly/dra-camp-mummichog. For assistance with the online registration, call 563-1393. Scholarships are available.
A nonprofit, membership supported, and nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization, Damariscotta River Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the Damariscotta region, centered on the Damariscotta River.
The Damariscotta River Association has active programs in the areas of land conservation, stewardship, community education, water quality monitoring, marine conservation and cultural preservation.
Visitors are welcome at the Great Salt Bay Heritage Center in Damariscotta as well as the many other association properties throughout the region. For more information call 563-1393, email email@example.com, or visit damariscottariver.org.