Tickle your senses at Conservation Day Camp


SIDNEY — The ever-popular Shelby County Conservation Day Camp is back! The theme this year is “Sensory Overload” and will be held June 25-27 at the Shelby County Fish and Game Club from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. At just $30 for three days of hands-on outdoor learning doing and fun, this camp is a real bargain. Any Shelby County student finishing grades two through five can attend.

Activities for “Sensory Overload” conservation day camp include tie-dying a camp T-shirt, investigating the sights/sounds/smells of nature, and the basics of archery and fishing. Campers will be able to see and touch past and present wildlife and explore insects up close and personal. Each camper will make a rain stick, bug catcher and drum from recycled materials to take home. Sessions on food science, water quality and bird watching will also provide exciting hands on opportunities. The campers will also get to enjoy a Taiko drum performance from Mississinawa Valley Schools.

Campers will receive a warm lunch as well as snacks during camp. There are a few openings available but parents need to hurry in order to secure their child’s spot and reserve a conservation day camp T-shirt.

Contact any of the following camp sponsors with questions or to request a registration form: Sophie Hurley, sophie.hurley@oh.nacdnet.net Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District, 937-492-6520, ext. 2589, or Jill Smith, jsmith@ofbf.org Farm Bureau, 419-739-4619. Applications can be printed at www.shelbyswcd.org. Registration deadline is May 3.