2006-07-13 / News

Environmental camp offered by island education foundation

The Jamestown Education Foundation, with the support of the Jamestown Community Fund and the town's Parks and Recreation Department, will bring Save The Bay's acclaimed marine education program back to Jamestown this summer.

Since this program has been such a great success for the past two years, the JEF will expand its offer of a summer of exploration to children in grades 1 through 8, in both July and August.

The camp will be based at Fort Getty, with side trips to Mackerel Cove and Beavertail State Park.

Older campers will have a chance to snorkel through eelgrass beds.

The first session will meet on four Mondays in July, rain or shine. The second session will run in August on four Tuesdays, rain or shine.

Group 1, for kids entering grades 1 through 4, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Group 2, for kids entering grades 5 through 9, will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.

The JEF has announced that tuition for the program has been reduced to $50 per session this summer, and the foundation will provide scholarships for those in need. Registration is open now through the recreation department at 423-7260, with sign-up forms available at the Community Center, the Planning Office, Emily Chamberlain's office at 77 Narragansett Ave., or online at www.jamestownri.net/rec/rec.

Participation is limited to 25 in each group.

The Jamestown Education Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing educational and cultural enrichment opportunities to Jamestown students. For more information on Jamestown Education Foundation and its programs, or to request a camp scholarship, contact Emily Chamberlain at 423-0400.

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