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2012-01-19

Early registration for CNC summer camps begins

Announcement

Early registration for the Cibolo Nature Center's 2012 Nature Camp and Art Camp will be held from Feb. 1 to May 31.

Nature Camp and Art Camp are state-licensed camps that provide children ages six to 12 with an opportunity for up-close, hands-on nature education or a chance to experience creating art based on the beauty of the outdoors.

Both camps are held amid the Cibolo Nature Center's 162-acre nature preserve bordered by Cibolo Creek in Boerne.

Each of the Cibolo Nature Center's summer camps takes place for five days with seven sessions beginning June 11 and ending August 3. Session topics vary, so campers may sign up for more than one week. Early registration provides a discount in attendance fees. Those who sign up for more than one session receive additional discounts.

During Nature Camp, participants will explore the CNC's entire preserve while they participate in a nature-education curriculum designed by certified science teachers. Nature Camp takes place Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Weekly sessions will include Creek Week, Things With Wings, Rowdy Reptiles, Something's Fishy, Cibolo Native Americans, Race for the Creek and It IS Easy Being Green.

Art Camp will encourage a comfortable, creative and fun environment in which children will learn to develop techniques and skills using various media with inspiration from the natural world.

Art Camp is held Mondays through Fridays from 1:30 pm to 4:30 p.m.

Weekly topics will be Color Kaleidoscope; Paper, Prints, Books and Boxes; Exploring Textures in Texas; What's Your View?; Discovery-Scapes; Deep in the Art of Texas; and Collage, Create, Combine! Art supplies are included in registration fees.

Scholarships may be applied for through the Campers on the Creek scholarship program.

Beginning Feb. 1, camp registration packets and scholarship applications will be available online at www.cibolo.org/campoverview or by calling 830-249-4616.

All counselors for both camps complete a 12-hour counselor training course that includes certification in CPR, first aid and state-required child safety training.

The nonprofit Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne is located on 162 acres of natural lands at Boerne City Park off Highway 46 just west of the Kendall County Fairgrounds.

For more information, visit www.cibolo.org