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How Adventure Camp Impacted Youth in Summer 2021.

By Jennifer Imm | Education Manager
Originally printed in the Watershed Voice Fall/Winter 2021 edition.

This summer, with funding from the San Diego Foundation’s Opening the Outdoors grant, The Escondido Creek Conservancy launched its first-ever summer camp. The camp gave 7 to 10-year-olds from Escondido—many of whom had never been to summer camp before—the opportunity to spend a week exploring and learning about nature, at no cost to their families.

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Adventure Camp 2022

When we first wrote the grant to launch a summer camp program, we had no idea just how impactful it would be. Last school year, many children had limited in-person interactions with their peers, and camp offered them an opportunity to interact in-person with children their own age. It also offered them an opportunity to catch up on learning opportunities they may have missed out on during the last year.

“I am so glad to be here,” one camper said after an exciting day of camp, “I am learning new things and it is fun.”

An elementary students uses both hands to hold owl droppings up to the camera during summer Adventure Camp.

An Adventure Camper uses both hands to show his science project to the camera.

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