Summer Camp! YJI Teams Up With Environmental Learning Centers Of CT

Anyone living in Connecticut looking for a
summer day camp opportunity for a young writer, artist or photographer should
check out two camps at Indian Rock Nature Preserve in Bristol.
Youth Journalism International is excited to
be providing the educational component for two camps in July: Environmental Reporting and Photography,
and Capturing Nature in Words and


The camps are for students entering grades
seven, eight and nine and are held at the 280-acre, idyllic Indian Rock Nature
Preserve on Route 69, which is part of the Environmental Learning Centers of
Connecticut. The camp day is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students enrolled
in the
Environmental Reporting and Photography camp will work
with a teacher from Youth Journalism International, learning about
interviewing, reporting, photography and writing about environmental issues.
Using the same tools as real journalists, including both video and still
cameras, they’ll chronicle the construction of a Native American wigwam,
finishing with photos and stories for publication.
Those enrolled in Capturing
Nature in Words and Pictures
use cameras and journals to record
their thoughts, observations and ideas as they study the natural world. A teacher
from Youth Journalism International will help them emerge with a collection of
images and writings that will be a personal keepsake and, possibly, for
As with all camps at Indian Rock,
participants will have a chance to swim in Indian Lake and relax in a natural
setting. The Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut has a stellar record
of offering a nature-based, education experience at an affordable $215 for a full week. Here’s a link that will take you to the camp brochure.
]The Preserve’s resources include the pristine nine acre Indian Lake
with two swimming areas, a farm, a fleet of canoes & kayaks, miles of
trails upon which to explore the forest, and many indoor program areas.
The camp director and full time staff are environmental education
professionals who, along with our summer staff, encourage and facilitate
discovery and exploration through hands-on experiences. The camp is licensed by
the state of Connecticut.
We’re going to have a great time this summer. If you’re the right
age and lucky enough to live in or near Bristol, come join us!