French Broad RiverCamp

This summer, learn about the river on the river!

Paid registration is CLOSED FOR ALL WEEKS. We still have scholarships available for Sessions 1, 3 and 4. Please email micaela@riverlink.org for scholarship registration information.

French Broad RiverCamp Parent Packet

If you have already registered and still need to pay your camp fee, please email Melinda Lequin, melinda@riverlink.org

 

French Broad RiverCamp seeks to educate and empower the next generation of watershed stewards. FBRC provides a week of river and watershed exploration for rising 3rd-8th grade students. Led by RiverLink’s education coordinator, campers will engage in hands-on environmental education, river recreation, and service-learning projects.

Want an engaging, educational, and active summer camp?

Investigate a local stream’s water quality by looking for aquatic insects. Build your own watershed model and find out how human activities impact the river. Create river-inspired art and poetry. Volunteer for our Clean Stream Team. And of course, explore the river by kayak, canoe, raft, or tube!

At our summer camp we are…

Ecologists: we learn about clean water and collect macroinvertebrates to detect pollution

Naturalists: we take time daily to sketch and write in our nature notebooks

Adventurers: we raft and swim and hike throughout the watershed

Wildlife biologists: we explore places like the Pisgah Education Center, Fish Hatchery and the UNCA Botanical Gardens

Environmental stewards: we discuss soil erosion and invasive species and help restore habitat

WANT TO JOIN US?

  • The fee for camp is $225 for RiverLink members or $250 for non members of RiverLink*
  • Camp runs M-F, 9 am – 4 pm
  • We have a 6:1 minimum camper:counselor ratio
  • Drop-off and pickup point will be in the West Asheville area
  • Pre- and post-care can be available to assist working parents beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm
  • Our education coordinator and camp counselors drive to field trips in a 15-passenger van
  • More details available here: French Broad RiverCamp Parent Packet

*Scholarships are available. Please contact RiverLink EdGroup of RiverLink Summer Camp campers after caring for their watersheducation Coordinator Micaela Hyams for more information.

 

Session Dates:

Session 1: June 12-16 rising 3rd-5th graders — Scholarships available; Paid Registration Closed

Session 2: June 19-23 rising 3rd-5th graders — CLOSED

Session 3: June 26-30 rising 5th-8th graders — Scholarships available; Paid Registration Closed

Session 4: July 10-14 rising 5th-8th graders — Scholarships available; Paid Registration Closed

Please contact micaela@riverlink.org if interested in a scholarship.

Interested in working with RiverLink this summer? Click here for information on being a camp counselor!

RiverLink’s Summer Camp program is coordinated by Education Coordinator Micaela Hyams. Micaela holds a  B.S. in Environmental Science and Political Science from the UniverEducation Coordinator and Summer Camp Director Micaela Hyamssity of Oregon. Micaela developed and facilitated a place-based environmental education curriculum for 6th through 8th grade students, and continues teaching watershed education lessons at RiverLink. Her summer camp experience includes day and overnight camps as a child and serving as trips director at Kingsley Pines Camp. Micaela is a certified Wilderness First Responder through NOLS WMI.

For more information about RiverLink’s French Broad RiverCamp program, contact Micaela at 828-252-8474, ext. 18, or via email at education@riverlink.org.

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