Applications for the scholarships should be postmarked not later than January 23, 2015.
The Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists is considering candidates for two Nature Camp scholarships to the 2015 sessions of Nature Camp in Vesuvius, VA. The 2015 camp dates are:
1st Session (grades 9-12): June 21–July 4
2nd Session (grades 8-9): July 5–July 18
3rd Session (grades 6-8): July 19-Aug. 1
4th Session (grades 5-6): Aug. 2–Aug. 15
The Nancy Norton Nature Camp scholarships are intended to support students who truly have an interest in learning about the natural world and who can work and learn both independently and in groups. You see, Nature Camp is unique in its academic focus. Since it began in 1942, Nature Camp has emphasized hands-on, field-based, experiential education in natural history and environmental studies. If you are selected, you will be required to attend daily classes, to take notes and to maintain a notebook, to complete all written assignments, and to participate in outdoor activities in all types of weather. You will be expected to accept academic challenges with enthusiasm, commitment, and hard work. Campers in the past have discovered the joy of learning and have often returned the next year for more of what Nature Camp has to offer. (But, if you are seeking a purely recreational experience, this is not the camp for you.)
Download the 2015 Nancy Norton Nature Camp Application