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CAMP WILD is Back for 2017!


Camp Wild

Update: Camp Wild Middle School is full but there is still time to register for High School.

Buncombe County Soil and Water will be hosting a Youth Environmental Stewardship Camp this summer. Camp WILD is a five-day long summer day camp with one night of camping, focusing on having fun while learning in the WILD outdoors! They will explore some of the local sights and attractions of WNC while learning how to conserve, protect, respect, and enjoy the wilderness! Camp WILD is open to current Envirothon students and remaining slots will be determined with an application process of current 6th - 12th grade students. 

The cost for the week will be $30 per student thanks to a generous grant from the Pigeon River Fund. Areas of study will include:

  • Soil Science
  • Forestry
  • Environmental Issues
  • Solid Waste
  • Recycling
  • Aquatics
  • Wildlife
  • Water Quality

Contact Taira Lance at 828-250-4787 or email taira.lance@buncombecounty.org for more information.

SCHEDULE

Middle School: June 19 - 23 

High School: August 7 - 11

Monday - Soil Science

  • 8AM : Orientation at Buncombe Soil and Water
  • 9AM : Biltmore Estate
  • 9:30 - 11:30AM : West Side (Greenhouses, Hydroponics, Biodiesel)
  • 11:30 - 1PM : Lunch (BRING YOUR OWN)
  • 1 - 3PM : Forestry & Soils on the Estate/Explore
  • 3:15 - 4:15PM : Farm and Barnyard Activities
  • 5PM : Parents pick up at Buncombe Soil & Water

Tuesday - Aquatics (bring a change of clothes, shoes, and towel)

  • 8AM : Meet at Buncombe Soil & Water
  • 9AM : Sliding Rock
  • 12PM : Lunch (BRING YOUR OWN)
  • 1PM : Pink Beds Picnic & Explore Wetlands (mountain bog)
  • 1:30 - 3:45PM : Aquatics & Fish Hatchery
  • 5PM : Parents pick up at Buncombe Soil & Water

Wednesday - Forestry

  • 8AM : Meet at Buncombe Soil & Water
  • 9:30AM : Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center (Rangers advise wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes)
  • 12PM : Lunch at Purchase Knob (BRING YOUR OWN)
  • 1:30PM - 4PM : Juke Box Junction - Snorkeling & Recycling Game & Ice Cream (BRING RIVER CLOTHES)
  • 5PM : Parents pick up at Buncombe Soil & Water

Thursday - Aquatics & Wildlife

  • 8AM : Meet at Buncombe Soil & Water
  • 10AM : Geocaching the Old Ray Mica Mine/Gem Mining at Emerald Village
  • 12PM : Lunch PROVIDED
  • 1:30PM : Carolina Hemlock Overnight Camping - Set Up Camp
  • 3PM : Corn Hole, Horse Shoe, River Games
  • 6PM : Dinner provided - Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
  • 8PM : Campfire & Outdoor Movie

Friday - Water (Extra socks and shoes recommended)

  • 8AM : Breakfast - sausage, bacon, eggs, and pancakes
  • 9AM :  Nature Hike
  • 11AM: Tubing at Carolina Hemlock - Lunch Provided - sandwiches
  • 3PM : Travel Home
  • 5PM : Parents pick up at Buncombe Soil & Water
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Application for Camp Wild 33 KB 05/18/2017 11:05 AM