North Shore spring break camp features outdoor fun for kids: See dates, how to register

2017 Junior Rangers camper investigates the aquatic wonders of Bayou Lacombe. (USFWS photo)

Kids can explore the wonder of wild things and Louisiana’s native habitat at the 2018 Junior Ranger spring break day camp. The camp will be held from April 2 through April 6 during the St. Tammany Parish public schools’ spring break.

Campers will explore nature while enjoying a variety of outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, wildlife observation, hiking and helping with habitat restoration projects. Camp activities will take place at the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Headquarters in Lacombe, LA, along with day trip activities at Big Branch Marsh and Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuges.

The camp is a collaborative effort between the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Camp activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day during the period.

Camp registration is already open, and applications will be accepted until March 16. A random drawing will be conducted after the registration deadline to select the participants for the Junior Rangers day camp.

Priority for registration will be given to children who have not attended previous Junior Ranger day camps. In-person registration is recommended, but mailed applications will be accepted until the deadline.

A $65 camp fee is required upon selection to the Junior Rangers day camp to cover camp supplies. Financial assistance will be available based on need.

Interested individuals can submit registrations Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Lacombe Headquarters Office. Submissions will be accepted on Saturdays at the Refuge Visitor Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Both are located at 61389 Hwy. 434, Lacombe, LA 70445.

 

For more information about the camp and to download applications, visit the website.

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