Camp EcoVenture looks to 20th season

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RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is celebrating 20 years of Camp EcoVenture with another summer program.

EcoVenture is for children who are entering first grade through 10th grade in the fall. This summer, EcoVenture will begin on Wednesday, July 5, the first week and then run the usual Tuesday through Friday schedule until Friday, Aug. 11. Camp begins at 9 a.m. each day and concludes at 3 p.m. Free transportation to and from EcoVenture will continue this year. Check the registration packet, available on RLHT.org, for an updated list of bus stops.

Older campers (sixth grade and above) have two two-night wilderness trips scheduled. For fifth-graders, there will be a one-night overnight trip. Only 10 spots are available for each overnight; those interested should sign up as soon as possible.

The Festival in the Park will be held July 15 at Rangeley Lake’s Town Cove Park. The community will celebrate two decades of EcoVenture with free activities for children and families, including a barbecue (first 500 people), mechanical bull, rock-climbing wall, dunk tank and trampolines.

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EcoVenture is funded through the donations of individuals, members and several foundations. Without their support this opportunity for local and visiting campers would not exist. Community support is appreciated.

EcoVenture campers prepare for kayaking overnight trip on Aziscohos Lake, Lincoln Plantation.

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