Financial Aid Available for Maine Youth and Teens (2/06)

BREMEN, Maine, February 21, 2006 — Financial aid is available from Maine Audubon for Maine youth and teens to attend residential sessions this summer at Hog Island Audubon Camp in Bremen.

Youth ages 11 to 17 who are interested in the natural world and demonstrate financial need can get an application by e-mailing camps@maineaudubon.org, calling (207) 781-2330, ext. 215, or downloading from www.maineaudubon.org.

Sessions at Hog Island Audubon Camp this summer include Youth Camp for ages 11-13 and Coastal Maine Natural History and Coastal Kayaking Adventure for teens ages 14-17.

Accessible only by boat, Hog Island Audubon Camp is located on a 330-acre coastal wildlife sanctuary in midcoast Maine. Since 1936, its summer sessions for adults, educators, young people and families have been led by some of the most respected naturalists and environmental educators in the nation.

Summer 2006 sessions for Youth and Teens

Natural History for Teens, July 2-8 ($1,050)

Teens ages 14-17 discover and explore by kayak and foot the interrelationships between coastal Maine’s plants, animals, habitats and landscape.

Coastal Kayaking Adventure, July 10-15 or July 25-29 ($995/$850)

Based from a tenting site on a remote cove of Hog Island, teens ages 14-17 combine sea kayaking, backcountry camping and investigation of the natural world along the Maine coast.

Youth Camp, July 30-August 5 ($1,050)

Boys and girls ages 11-13 learn about themselves, nature and how it all relates. Small sessions promise plenty of personal attention.

For more information on these and other Maine Audubon camp sessions for youth and adults, visit www.maineaudubon.org or call (207) 781-2330.

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