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SFA Summer Day Camp to host 'Wonder Woods'

June 1, 2012 - Shirley Luna
The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Camp program will host Wonder Woods Camp for 4 to 6 year olds in the magical forest from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 11 through15. Pictured are previous participants in SFA Gardens activities, from left, Robin Shackelford, Taylor Ann Hart and Flora Oliver take a closer look at a Texas brown snake. For more information about the camps, go to http://sfagardens.sfasu.edu and click on Environmental Education.

The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Camp program will kick off its eleventh year of summer camp programs for youth with a Wonder Woods Camp for 4 to 6 year olds in the magical forest of the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. The camp will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 11 through 15.

"This beautiful location provides a wonderful, diverse environment for campers to explore and investigate as they learn about the animals and plants of East Texas," said Kerry Lemon, assistant education coordinator for SFA Gardens. "Campers will explore 'Wonders of Wildlife' through songs, games, art projects, hiking and hands-on discovery."

The fun-filled week will culminate on Friday with a fishing adventure at the SFA Ag Pond followed by a sack lunch for campers and their family members at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

SFA Pineywoods Camp is a program of the SFA Department of Agriculture and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. Registrations are being accepted, and there are a limited number of openings remaining. Cost is $80.

For registration forms, go to http://sfagardens.sfasu.edu and click on Environmental Education. For more information, call Kerry Lemon at 936.468.5586 or e-mail lemonkb@sfasu.edu.