CONWAY, N.H. – Tin Mountain Conservation Center is offering three winter camps for elementary age children during February vacation.

Winter explorers can choose one or all three of the day camps: Snow Shelter Building Camp at the center field station in Jackson from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, for ages 8 to 12; Winter Wildlife Camp at the center Business Office, Center Conway, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, for ages 6 to 10; and Paws and Prints Tracking Camp at Chamberlain Farm, Brownfield, Maine, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, for ages 8 to 12.

Tin Mountain teacher naturalists Joshua Potter and Emberly Hudak will lead the shelter building camp. Participants will discover how to stay warm by building a quinze. Children will perform experiments and use science instruments to measure the temperature and depth of snow. Campers are asked to dress warm and bring a lunch. Tin Mountain will provide snowshoes, shovels and hot cocoa.

Potter and Carol Ford will facilitate the wildlife camp. Children will learn about animal behavior and discover what animals are active, sleeping or have left town for warmer weather. The day will also include games and a winter craft. Campers are asked to dress warm and bring a lunch. Tin Mountain will provide snowshoes, shovels and hot cocoa.

Teacher naturalists Lori Kinsey and Hudak will direct the Paws and Prints Tracking Camp. Children will become track detectives as they measure tracks, count toes, identify patterns and follow animal tracks through the forest. Dress warm and bring a lunch.

Cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Scholarships are available and reservations are required.

For registration and information, call Tin Mountain at 603-447-6991.


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