Groups offer summer activities

Posted: Monday, July 26, 2004

A number of Kenai Peninsula organizations are offering ongoing activities for children and adults throughout the summer.

Challenger Center

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai is offering science and technology themed overnight and day camps for children this summer.

Camps include the over-night Space Odyssey Week for children 12 to 14 today through Friday; Space Science Camp, an overnight for children 10 to 12, Aug. 9 to 13; Flight Overnight, for children 10 to 13, Aug 6 and 7; and the Young Astronauts Program, a day camp for children ages 7 to 9, which offers a robotics class Aug. 3 and a rocketry class Aug. 5.

For more information on these camps, call Tamra Wear or Charlotte Harvey at 283-2000 or e-mail tamra.wear@ or charlotte.

Kenai Watershed Forum

The Kenai Watershed Forum will offer a hike to the Russian River weir site from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday; a "Moose, Bears and Wolves, Oh My!" presentation at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 12; and a mushroom identification class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Sterling Senior Center.

These informational talks, hikes and programs are free to the public, but preregistration is required.

For more information, call Josselyn at 260-5449 or e-mail josselyn@kenaiwatershed. org.

Alaska Coastal Studies

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies offers Kamp Kachemak, an environmental day camp for students ages 6 to 12, every four days. For more information, call (907) 235-0435. Also offered is the Junior Naturalist Science and Adventure Camp for children ages 9 to 12, which includes two days at the Wynn Nature Center and and two days, plus an overnight at the Peterson Bay Field Station. The camp will be Aug. 2 to 5. For more information, call Lisa Ellignton at 235-6667.

The center also hosts a preschool story program with a story, hike and craft at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, and the Wynn Nature Center offers a "Learn Your Local Plants Walk" at the same time.

The center is on East Skyline Drive in Homer. For more information, call 235-6667.

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