Damariscotta River Association-Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Camp Mummichog summer day camp offers hands-on natural science education for children ages five through 19 in a fun, supportive outdoor environment.
At Camp Mummichog, nature education takes many forms: hands-on exploration, physical activity, art, music, writing, games, and more. All of this takes place in a beautiful setting on a 120-acre nature preserve on the shores of Great Salt Bay, with fields, forests, and fresh and saltwater marshes to explore.
From June 18 through Aug. 23, 15 camp sessions will range from three days to two weeks long. Each session focuses on a different theme and is designed for a specific age group.
– “Nature Photography” invites campers to learn digital photography with a focus on nature exploration.
– At “Songs of the Earth,” campers will learn beginning ukulele and songwriting integrated with nature exploration, with support from 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.
– Offered again this year is a week-long canoe trip on the Damariscotta River for campers age 12-15. The paddlers will explore the watershed, learn outdoor cooking, and sleep in tents at campsites along the way.
All camp sessions are held at DRA-PWA’s Great Salt Bay Farm on Belvedere Road in Damariscotta, though some include a field trip, and the overnight 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.
Damariscotta River Association and Pemaquid Association have unified to become a single nonprofit, membership-supported, and nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization. DRA-PWA is dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the greater Pemaquid peninsula and Damariscotta River region.
DRA-PWA 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 DRA-PWA properties throughout the region. For more information, call 563-1393, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to damariscottariver.org or pemaquidwatershed.org.