EAST ALTON, IL – Registration is now open for the
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center’s water-focused summer
camps, to be held throughout June and August as part of its Swarovski
Waterschool USA program.
This year, NGRREC will have
two camps – a one-day River Connections camp, and a five-day Camp Waterschool –
each hosted through Lewis and Clark Community College’s (L&C) College for
“We use hands-on activities to explore
the world of water in a way that is both fun and educational.” Director of
Environmental Education Sarah Fisher said. “Kids have a great time interacting
with water while learning about water within our communities and in our
The one-day camp, River Connections, will
give campers an opportunity to put their science sleuth skills to work through
a day of exploration. The participants will use their senses to experience the
river in a whole new way.
River Connections camp dates and
6 – Ages 9-11; CECK-978-F1
7 – Age 12-15; CECK-978-F2
15 – Age 9-11; CECK-978-F3
16 – Ages 12-15; CECK-978-F4
River Connections costs $10 per camper. Lunch options are available at no additional cost.
The five-day Camp Waterschool will
immerse campers in all things water. The week will include a visit to a working
lock and dam and stream walks, culminating with a canoe trip led by experienced
guides. By reflecting on their personal experiences with the river, campers
will appreciate how they can make positive differences in their watershed and
Camp Waterschool dates and registration
6-10 – Ages 9-11; CECK-977-F1
11-15 – Ages 9-11; CECK-977-F2
Camp Waterschool registration costs $50.
Lunch options are available at no additional cost.
To register for either camp, call the
L&C Enrollment Center at (618) 468-2222 and provide them with the
appropriate registration code above.
“Our proximity to the river provides
campers the opportunity to find connections to nature in inspiring new ways,”
Environmental Educator Kathy Fournier said. “Our camps are unique because
campers get to see the Mississippi River everyday while they learn about it
through observations and activities.”
For more information visit http://www.ngrrec.org/College_for_Kids or contact Fisher at email@example.com or (618) 468-2783.
National Great Rivers Research and
Education Center (NGRREC)
Founded in 2002 as a collaborative
partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Lewis
and Clark Community College, NGRREC is dedicated to the study of great river
systems and the communities that use them. The center aspires to be a leader in
scholarly research, education, and outreach related to the interconnectedness
of large rivers, their floodplains, watersheds, and their associated