Thornhill offers various day camps throughout summer

FOR RELEASE
2003-06-05
Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College’s Thornhill Nature Preserve will hold several one-week day camps on the grounds of Thornhill Nature Preserve, located at 2504 W 1000 N in Huntington, Indiana. All classes will be held from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The Outdoor Discoveries class, for ages 8-12, will allow students to dissect owl pellets, make sun-prints, birdfeeders and animal tracks. They will also learn about insects, trees and birds as well as play fun games. This two-week day camp will be held June 9-13 and June 16-20.

The Wilderness Survival class, for ages 11-14, will teach students how to build a shelter, build and sustain a fire, make pancakes over an open fire, correctly pack for specific types of hikes, hang a bear bag and learn to tie various knots. This two-week day camp will be held July 7-11 and July 14-18.

The Hiking/Orienteering class, for ages 11-14, will teach students how to read and use a compass. They will also have access to the climbing wall and will develop leadership and teambuilding skills. This day camp will be held July 21-25.

The Outdoor Games class, for ages 8-14, will allow students to learn new and challenging games from around the world. This day camp will be held July 28-August 1.

The Nature Crafts class, for ages 8-12, will allow students to make t-shirts, bandanas, bookmarks, sun-prints and picture frames. This day camp will be held August 4-8.

The Weather Watch class, for ages 8-12, will teach students to predict the weather from nature, do cool experiments and make weather instruments. This day camp will be held August 11-15.

Classes will be held to a maximum of 30 students each. One-week courses cost $40 per student and two-week courses cost $60 per student. For more information contact Jule McKanna at (260) 344-3445 or (260) 359-4120. For driving directions to Thornhill Nature Preserve visit www.huntington.edu/thornhill.

Huntington College operates Thornhill Nature Preserve for the educational enrichment of its own students and the regional community. The 77-acre property includes a variety of diverse habitats, including evergreen and deciduous forest, a woodland pond, meadows, and wetlands. The diverse ecosystem supports a wide variety of wildflowers, mammals, and birds.

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Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.  
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