Merrymeeting Audubon Society offers environmental camp scholarships

Posted:  Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 12:00pm

Merrymeeting Audubon Society, a chapter of Maine Audubon, is offering scholarships to two Maine environmental education camps for summer 2013. Both are residential and full to half scholarships are available. Students must contact their school's guidance counselor for an application form and more information. Completed applications should submitted with essays to the counselor.

Children now in grades 3-5 may apply for Tanglewood 4-H Camp in Lincolnville, Maine. Tanglewood provides traditional camp activities and environmental education on woods and wildlife. Campers select a six-day session from late June to mid-August. For information, call 207-729-3343 or 207-442-8195.

Students in grades 4-8 may apply to UMaine 4H Camp at Bryant Pond. Sessions include Natural Explorer, which focuses on outdoor recreation and forest ecology, Conservation Camp for students interested in outdoor recreation skills and outdoor ethics, and Primitive Skills, which focuses on advanced wilderness skills. For information, call 207-729-9650.

Final applications, including essays, must be received by April 12, 2013. These scholarships are funded by the Merrymeeting Audubon Chapter and by organizations and individuals who contribute as co-sponsors.

In Boothbay-Boothbay Harbor, students should contact Linda Lupton at Boothbay Region Elementary School: 207-633-5097 or for applications and additional information. In Edgecomb, Madeline Olney at 207-882-5515 or; Bette Ann Buchan, 207-633- 3132 at Southport Central School.

Community members wishing to contribute to the scholarship fund or learn about other activities of the Merrymeeting Audubon Society may call the Chapter President, Ted Allen, at 207-729-8661.