DRA February vacation camp explores wonders of winter

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 8:45am

During school vacation in February, Damariscotta River Association (DRA) invites students to enjoy a winter wonderland at vacation camp. Camp runs from Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. DRA’s Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta.

Each day, campers ages 6 to 11 will take hikes and explore a variety of habitats with a naturalist to find signs of wildlife, and go snowshoeing and dogsledding. They will create art projects, play nature-inspired games, and more.

Registration is available online at www.damariscottariver.org, and should be completed by Feb. 13. Health form information is required. The fee is $180, or $160 for DRA members. Scholarships are available for all programs.

DRA is also offering a two-day mini-camp on March 14 and 15, when there is no school for AOS 93 students. Campers will explore the woods and learn about the process of maple sugaring, tapping trees and cooking syrup into maple sugar. This program is $90, or $80 for members.

Participants for both camps should bring two snacks and a lunch every day and come prepared to be outside for most of the day. DRA can provide clothing for anyone in need of outdoor gear. Both programs will be held at DRA’s Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center, 110 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta.