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Penn Dixie holding summer camps

The Penn Dixie Site in Hamburg has organized a variety of summer day camps geared toward children 8 to 12-years-old.

There are three different camps, two of which include the collaboration of Evangola State Park in Brant, Past and Present Rock Shop and Gallery in Blasdell, and Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Cheektowaga. Children will learn about a variety of topics in the natural sciences, including many hands-on activities. Camps offered are:

• Science Adventure Summer Day Camp - runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 22-26, Aug. 5-9, and Aug. 19-23. The campers will explore geology, fossils, astronomy, weather, ecology, and rocketry at the Penn Dixie Site. Rates are $180 per camper for non-members and $155 for members.

• Dinosaurs, Fossils and Nature Science Summer Day Camp -runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 15-19 and Aug. 12-16. Campers will be at Penn Dixie Monday and Tuesday; Evangola State Park on Wednesday and Thursday and Past and Present Science and Nature Store on Fridays. Geology, fossils, dinosaurs, and nature will be the feature of the week’s activities. The rates are $180 per camper for the week.

• Summer Science Safari Summer Day Camp - will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 29-Aug. 2. Campers will be at Penn Dixie on Monday and Tuesday; Evangola State Park on Wednesday and Thursday and Reinstein Woods on Fridays. Geology, fossils, wetlands and nature will be covered in the week’s activities. The rate is $180 per camper for the week.

Pre-registration is requested for all camps. The registration brochures are available on the Penn Dixie web site at www.penndixie.org. You can also leave your name and mailing address at 627-4560 or email the information to jbpendix@gmail.com.


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