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Friday, May 31, 2013

Event: Summer Sampler Series @ RDT Community School (SLC: June-September)

RDT Community School presents
Summer Sampler Series
June-September, 2013
Selected Saturdays | 12:15-1:30 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – From So You Think You Can Dance to Breaking Pointe, and America's Got Talent, the summer dance season is well underway. If watching these shows has you "itching" to dance, Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) has you covered!
RDT presents the first ever "Summer Sampler Series." In addition to regularly scheduled, year-round classes for adults (ages 16+), the school will offer 4 "mini sessions" on Saturday afternoons this summer. Classes, including Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary Jazz, and Ballroom, are taught by RDT company members. The series offers classes that are not currently on the regular schedule in a fun, non-threatening environment for all skill levels.
Classes are open to all levels and no committment is required. Students can "drop-in" for $10/class, sign up for each session for $25, or dance for the entire summer for just $100.
The Summer Sampler Schedule is as follows:
HIP HOP - taught by Justin Bass (new RDT dancer)
June 8, 15, 22 | 12:15-1:30 pm

MODERN - taught by Efren Corado (new RDT dancer)
July 13, 20, 27 | 12:15-1:30 pm

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ - taught by Aaron Wood (RDT dancer since 2007 and director of the Community School)
August 10, 17, 24 | 12:15-1:30 pm

BALLROOM - taught by Tyler Orcutt (RDT dancer since 2012)
September 7, 14, 21 | 12:15-1:30 pm

Click here to learn more
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About RDT's Community School
The RDT Community School began in 1994 as an extension of Repertory Dance Theatre's mission of dedication to the creation, development, awareness and understanding of the art of modern dance.

The Community School offers a wide range of classes for adults (ages 16+) on evenings and weekends. Classes are designed on a "drop-in" basis so no pre-registration or long-term commitment is required. Teachers work with students at every level and no previous dance experience is expected.

Students can drop-in for $12 per class, or purchase a 10-class punchcard for $100 which is good for every class on the schedule (except Flamenco) .
RDT's Community School offers an affordable way to stay fit, express your creativity, and DANCE!
Click here for more information about RDT's Community School.

News: John Spears Named Executive Director of The Salt Lake City Public Library

May 30, 2013 – Salt Lake City – The City Library Board of Directors named John Spears Executive Director of The Salt Lake City Public Library in a unanimous vote today. The decision came after a nationwide recruitment process that resulted in a multi-day visit with the final candidates, who met and were interviewed by the Library Board and members of all levels of the organization.

Spears is currently the Executive Director of the Naperville Public Library, Illinois, and has served in various leadership and public services roles in libraries since 1998.  

“Library staff and Board members alike were inspired by John’s vision and his leadership in redefining the role that libraries play in their communities,” said Kevin Werner, Library Board President. “Through collaboration and partnerships, he has demonstrated how libraries can reach populations not typically served by traditional library services and embody the aspirations of their communities.”

The library currently partners with service organizations, educators, cultural institutions, and experts, said Werner. “Through John’s leadership and focus, we look forward to these partnerships expanding for the benefit of our entire community.”

Spears said he was impressed with the energy he felt in the city at the library. “In meeting with the staff and Board, I felt at home and that I had the opportunity to be a part of something wonderful at the Salt Lake City Public Library. With two new branches on the horizon and an incredible amount of community involvement already in place, I’m excited to help guide the Library into the future.”

Spears will replace Linda Hamilton, who was named Acting Director in November 2011. Hamilton was tasked by the Library Board to address the challenges that hindered the distressed organization from moving forward.

“Linda’s experienced, steady leadership has prepared The City Library for what’s next,” said Werner. “With John’s vision and the commitment of our staff, we are well positioned to respond to the dynamic needs of our changing community in exciting ways in the future.”

Event: Fiesta! @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center (June 1)

Fiesta! Celebrates Mexican Heritage and Culture in Utah
with Music, Dance, Art, Fireworks and Food

WHAT:           Fiesta!
WHEN:          Saturday, June 1, 6 p.m. until dark

WHERE:        Utah Cultural Celebration Center
                        1355 West 3100 South
WHO:             Everyone is welcome to attend Fiesta! free of charge.

WHY:             The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is proud to host Fiesta! – a spicy evening of
traditional Mexican music and dance, Aztec ritual performances, food and a ceremonial torch lighting of the Olmec head complete with fireworks.

Activities throughout the evening will include stemmed rose giveaways, ongoing games of the popular La Lotería (with prizes!), paper flower making and demonstrations, bead stringing and other hands-on children’s art activities. Piñata breaking, balloon animals and bouncy houses will entertain children while adults compete for prizes in a mariachi sing-along!

Imported arts and crafts from Mexico will be for sale in the Una Mano Amiga sponsored Mercado, with funds supporting health needs of children in Mexico. La 35 will have delicious food for sale.

In the gallery, Artes de Mexico en Utah will co-present the popular exhibit, Mexico Then and Now, showcasing Mexico’s past through the legendary archive of photographs by Agustin Victor Casasola. Mexico Now complements Mexico Then with photographs of contemporary Mexico taken and added by Utah residents.

For more information about this and other exhibits or events at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, call 801-965-5100 or visit www.culturalcelebration.org, ‘like’ us at facebook.com/CulturalCelebration or follow us @WVCUCCC.

Event: 2013 Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival (SLC: June 26-29)

2013 Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival

 Featuring Competition Medalists

The 2013 Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival this June features medalists from the Junior, Young Artist, and Artists Competitions. Top medalists return to Salt Lake City, June 26-29, for performances in the Jeanne Wagner Theater, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

WEDNESDAY · JUNE 26 · 7:30pm
Tony Yike Yang and Bolai Cao
Silver Medalists of the 2012 Junior and Young Artists Piano Competitions
Tony Yike Yang and Bolai Cao return to Utah in a program featuring music of Brahms, Schubert, Ginastera, Schumann and Ravel

THURSDAY · JUNE 27 · 7:30pm
Ryota Yamazaki and Leonardo Colafelice
Gold Medalists of the 2012 Junior and Young Artists Piano Competitions
Ryota Yamazaki and Leonardo Colafelice make their triumphant return with music of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Albeniz, and Stravinsky

FRIDAY · JUNE 28 · 7:30pm
Vassily Primakov
2002 Bachauer Silver Medalist and famed Chopin specialist performs an all-Chopin concert

SATURDAY · JUNE 29 · 7:30pm
Lavrova-Primakov Duo
Natalia Lavrova and Vassily Primakov return as a powerhouse piano duo with music of Brahms, Liszt, Arensky, and Rachmaninoff

Free Master Classes will be presented in collaboration with University of Utah School of Music at Gardner Hall. 
Wednesday, June 26 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm                 Presenter – Bernadene Blaha
Thursday, June 27 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm                     Presenter - Susan Duehlmeier
Friday, June 28 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm                           Presenter - Vassily Primakov
Saturday, June 29 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm                      Presenter - Douglas Humpherys

Tickets available through Arttix.   Tickets $20 (Students $8) Festival Package $60 (includes all four concert nights)    Student Festival Package $24. - http://www.arttix.org/ - (801) 355-ARTS.  For more information about  the 2013 Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival,  please visit www.bachauer.com.

Festival artists and Bachauer representatives are available for interviews.  Please contact our office at 801-297-4250

News: Utah Arts & Museums Grant Opportunities Available

Funding aids a variety of organizations

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Arts & Museums announces several funding opportunities through the end of the calendar year:

Grant                                                    Due Date
Arts Project                                        May 31, 2013 and November 1, 2013
Capital Facility Requests                June 1, 2013
Local Arts Agency                             June 14, 2013
OnStage in Utah                               June 19, 2013
Sustainability                                     June 28, 2013
Capacity-Building                             August 2, 2013

Applications for all funding opportunities are due by 5 p.m. on the respective day. The purpose of these grants is to ensure that the cultural, civic, educational and economic benefits of the arts are accessible to every community in the state. Organizations must have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status for all grant categories, except for: Arts Project Grants, which also include for-profit organizations that have collaborative community outreach; and OnStage in Utah grants, which are open to presenters who are a unit of government, a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) designation, or work under a 501(c)(3) organizational umbrella or government agent.

Arts Project Grants enable organizations and groups whose primary mission may or may not be arts-based to develop and provide arts-based projects to the general public. Applicants may apply for up to $2,000 for arts projects such as festivals, exhibitions, concerts and other innovative public presentations that advance the arts in a community or geographic region.

Capital Facility Requests are for arts organizations and museums to request state financial assistance for capital facilities projects. Organizations apply for prioritization of capital facilities project funding through Utah Arts & Museums. Applications will be forwarded to the appropriate board, either the Office of Museum Services Advisory Board or the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors. Each board will then provide the Governor´s Office and State Legislature a list of prioritized capital facilities projects for consideration when the governor and legislature are constructing state budgets.

Local Arts Agency Grants provide general support to local arts agencies. Matching funds or partnerships are required. Funding is available to officially designated local arts agencies that are either nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or are part of a city/county government.

OnStage in Utah Grants support public performances and educational outreach of in-state or out-of-state performing artists. Presenters bring touring artists to their communities for live performance. In addition, they arrange for educational outreach activities during an artist´s visit, such as student performances, lecture demonstrations, master classes or workshops. A public performance as well as an educational outreach activity is required to receive funding. OnStage in Utah will pay up to 50% of an artist´s fee from $200 to $2,000. Utah presenters can apply for multiple performing artists, with a maximum award of $2,000 per presenter per year. The presenter and the proposed performance must be located in Utah; performing artists can be from Utah or from outside of the state.

Nonprofit Arts Organization Sustainability Grants provide funding to nonprofit arts organizations for general operating expenses. To be eligible, organizations must have received three years of consecutive funding from Utah Arts & Museums. Matching funds are required.

Nonprofit Arts Organization Capacity-Building Grants provide funding to nonprofit arts organizations for general operating expenses. The purpose of this funding is to build the capacity of new and emerging nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is arts-related. Capacity-Building Grants provide support for organizations that are either in their first three years of seeking funding from Utah Arts & Museums or that have no paid staff members. Grants of up to $2,500 are available and matching funds are required.

"We´re pleased to be able to offer a variety of funding opportunities for the many organizations across the state that provide valuable access to the arts in their communities," said Lynnette Hiskey, Director of Utah Arts & Museums.

Review and approval of these grants is determined by the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors and administered by the staff of Utah Arts & Museums. Utah Arts & Museums requires grantees to file final reports and send thank-you letters to their Utah legislative representatives. Applicants are encouraged to go to artsandmuseums.utah.gov to download specific grant guidelines and requirements. Applications for all grants are available online by clicking here. For questions about grants from Utah Arts & Museums, contact Katie Woslager at kwoslager@utah.gov, 801.236.7550, or visit artsandmuseums.utah.gov.
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About Utah Arts & Museums
Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah´s arts and culture community. The division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

NEWS: Lynnette Hiskey Chosen as Utah’s New Arts & Museums Director

SALT LAKE CITY — Department of Heritage & Arts Executive Director Julie Fisher announced today the selection of Lynnette Hiskey to be the next Director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.
“Lynnette has the experience to connect with and strengthen arts, museums, and cultural organizations that are key to the local economies of many of our cities and towns in Utah,” Executive Director Fisher said. “She will also continue to foster the strong influence that arts has in our education system statewide.”
“I'm delighted to be appointed to the position of director,” Hiskey said. “I look forward to increasing the awareness of the public value of the arts and museums in education, economic development, and quality of life. Utah has a rich arts and cultural heritage. This is something we should celebrate, preserve, and continue to encourage and promote for future generations.”
The selection comes after a nationwide search for the most qualified candidate. Out of a pool of both local and national candidates, Hiskey was chosen by a search panel, which included the chairs of the Utah Arts Council and Utah Museum Services Board.
“During the hiring process we did a national search and ended up with an excellent bank of candidates,” Dr. Pam Miller, chair of the Utah Museum Services Board, said. “It speaks well for Ms. Hiskey that she stood up against a national corps of candidates and came out ahead of them.”
“As chairman of the Utah Arts Council I am thrilled with Ms. Hiskey’s appointment. She comes to this position well prepared for her duties and is well respected throughout the arts community,” John T. Nielsen said. “As board chair, I congratulate her on her appointment.”
Hiskey has served at the Division of Arts & Museums for the past nine years as assistant director for the division. Prior to that, she managed Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts & Parks Program. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.
Hiskey is replacing former director Margaret Hunt, who went on to accept a position in Colorado.

Event: Free "Pops" Concert @ American West Symphony and Chorus of Sandy (Sandy Amphitheater: June 26)

American West Symphony and Chorus of Sandy


      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26th, 8:00 pm   
            1245 E 9400 S

Friday, May 24, 2013

Events: Summer Art Camps for Children @ Bountiful/Davis Art Center

Summer Art Camps for Children at Bountiful/Davis Art Center

Farmington, Utah, June, 2013 – Bountiful/Davis Art Center is offering exciting new summer classes for children scheduled to begin June 10, and continuing through June and July. Classes run each day for a week and each week features a new set of classes. This format enables students to work around vacations and to take a variety of subjects. Learn how to draw anything, graffiti art, illustrate books and draw comics, paint and much more. Go to our website, www.bdac,or call 801.451.3660 to learn more.
Dates for classes:
June 10-14
June 17-21
June 25-28
July 1-5
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2

Classes taught:
Elementary Arts & Crafts, For the Love of Art, Scratchboard/Pen& Ink, Watercolor, Book & Comic Book Illustration, Draw Anything, Street Art Concepts & Design, Beginning Printmaking, Face Painting, and Book Art Class.

Family Art Night, FAN, is scheduled for every 4th Monday at Bountiful/Davis Art Center from 7:00-8:30pm.  Kids (and adults too) can do a hands- on art project, view the current exhibit, do an ‘I Spy’, visit the Children’s Center and eat light refreshments.  Summer FAN dates are:  June 24, July 22 and August 26. This program is free to the public.

Bountiful/Davis Art Center is located at 28 East State Street, South Door, 2ndFloor, in Farmington.  It is in the Davis County Memorial Courthouse. 

For more information about classes, Family Art Night and other programs of Bountiful/Davis Art Center, call 801. 451.3660 or visit us online at www.bdac.org  email: info@bdac.org

Event: Downtown Farmers Market Kickoff Fundraiser Party: June 4th

Squatters Pub & Brewery hosts a kickoff celebration, complete with limited edition beer.
Salt Lake City (May 23, 2013) – The Downtown Farmers Market will celebrate 21 years of providing opportunities for the community to support local on June 4th. The Market—with more than 250 vendors—offers a unique variety of farmers, producers, bakeries, prepared food and beverages, packaged foods and local artisans opens the following Saturday (June 8).
Squatters will host the Tuesday fundraising event from 5:30 – 8:30 PM where guests can sample all of the things that make the Market great: local food, live music, art, food producers, supporters, plus the final barrel of a special brew: Bumper Crop. Red Rock Hot Club will treat the June 4th partygoers to music and High West will provide Whiskey tasting.
Tickets are limited, as is the limited-edition draft beer: Bumper Crop. ”We are excited to tap into this rather racy commemorative beer brewed with local honey and lavender, and raise our glasses to celebrate another season of the staggeringly successful Salt Lake Farmers Market and its continued growth in our downtown” exclaimed Peter Cole, Founding Partner Squatters Pubs and Beers. Bumper Crop is a light golden ale brewed by Squatters award winning Brewmaster Jason Stock, using local ingredients by Cox Honey and Lavender Hill Farm. Jason adds East Kent Golding hops to compliment the delicate honey and lavender flavors.
WHO: Downtown Farmers Market, Squatters Pub Brewery.
WHAT: Benefit Party to Kickoff the Downtown Farmers Market’s 21st Anniversary.
WHERE: Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 West Broadway (300 South)
WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 2013. 5:30 – 8:30 PM
HOW: $40; $50 at the door.
More Downtown Farmers Market information: www.slcfarmersmarket.org/
Squatters Information:  www.squatters.com/default
The Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. For more information, visit downtownslc.org

Event: Fiesta! @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center

iesta! Celebrates Mexican Heritage and Culture in Utah
with Music, Dance, Art, Fireworks and Food

WHAT:           Fiesta!
WHEN:           Saturday, June 1, 6 p.m. until dark

WHERE:         Utah Cultural Celebration Center
                                                1355 West 3100 South
WHO:              Everyone is welcome to attend Fiesta! free of charge.

WHY:              The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is proud to host Fiesta! – a spicy evening of
traditional Mexican music and dance, Aztec ritual performances, food and a ceremonial torch lighting of the Olmec head complete with fireworks.

Activities throughout the evening will include stemmed rose giveaways, ongoing games of the popular La Lotería (with prizes!), paper flower making and demonstrations, bead stringing and other hands-on children’s art activities. Piñata breaking, balloon animals and bouncy houses will entertain children while adults compete for prizes in a mariachi sing-along!

Imported arts and crafts from Mexico will be for sale in the Una Mano Amiga sponsored Mercado, with funds supporting health needs of children in Mexico. La35 will have delicious food for sale.

In the gallery, Artes de Mexico en Utah will co-present the popular exhibit, Mexico Then and Now, showcasing Mexico’s past through the legendary archive of photographs by Agustin Victor Casasola. Mexico Now complements Mexico Thenwith photographs of contemporary Mexico taken and added by Utah residents.

For more information about this and other exhibits or events at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, call 801-965-5100 or visit www.culturalcelebration.org, ‘like’ us at facebook.com/CulturalCelebration or follow us @WVCUCCC.

Event: ZAP Brown Bag: June 17th

We hope you can join us for the upcoming ZAP Brown Bag on Monday, June 17th from Noon-1pm!

Topic & Guest Speaker
Launching the new ZAP brand: ZAP IS YOUThe Zoo, Arts and Parks program hired the joint firms Foursight Partners/Alden Keene to create a new brand for ZAP to launch us into 2014 and beyond.

Get a glimpse at the new Brand, ZAP IS YOU.  This brand conveys personal ownership for Salt Lake County voters.  YOU can be singular and plural.  It encompasses all who might see the marketing piece.  The effect of this personification expands the ties that the public have to ZAP.

Crystal Young-Otterstrom  from Foursight Partners to find out when and how ZAP will be launching the new logo and brand and how a strong social media campaign, staring YOU, will be used as a centerpiece of efforts moving forward.
LocationNorth Bldg. of the Salt Lake Government Center/Room N4017
Hope to see you there!
Sam Sedivec, ZAP Program Coordinator
P.S. Visit the ZAP website for a complete 2013 Brown Bag Schedule & to view Notes/PowerPoint Slides from previous meetings.

News: June Events @ Ogden Nature Center

The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden, Utah.  More details can be found online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org> . For questions, or to register for classes or camps, please call 801-621-7595.
Wild WednesdaysHeld every week at 3:45 pm
Admission: $4 adults / $3 seniors / $2 children (2-12)
Members are free
Reservations are not required and drop-ins are always welcome  
Please meet in the Visitor Center
Wild Wednesday, Endangered in UtahJune 5, 3:45 pm
With the help of Des Ta Te, the Ogden Nature Center’s Bald Eagle, and Laser the Desert Tortoise, discover what it means to be an endangered species.  Learn what causes animals and plants to become endangered and what you can do to help.  Meet in the Visitor Center.
Wild Wednesday, Wild AutographsJune 12, 3:35 pm
Can you walk like a bear?  Are your feet larger than a skunk’s?  Get the answers to these questions while learning how to identify the amazing autographs that animals leave behind.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Wild Wednesday, Summer CelebrationJune 19, 3:45 pm
Come celebrate the summer solstice at the Ogden Nature Center.  Find out why some days are longer than others.  With the help of a few live animals, discover how animals and plants, including us, adjust to the long days of summer.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Wild Wednesday, Dip into Summer at the Ogden Nature CenterJune 26, 3:45 pm
The dog days of summer are here!  There’s no better time to grab a net and explore what lives in the Nature Center ponds.  You never know what or who you might find.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Free R.A.M.P. Summer SaturdaysThe Ogden Nature Center is offering free admission and activities on Saturdays during the summer, June 8 – August 24. Activities led by a teacher naturalist will be held at 10 am and at 2 pm every Saturday.  Activities will include guided nature walks, live animal presentations, games, creative nature crafts and more.  Just show up and have fun!  Please check in at the Visitor Center front desk.
 Special thanks to Weber County R.A.M.P. for funding FREE SUMMER SATURDAYS at the Ogden Nature Center for our entire community!
Outdoor Summer Concert featuring Kristin AndreassenThursday, June 20, concert at 7 pm, gates open at 6 pm
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children (12 and under)
Purchase tickets online <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org/calendar-a-links/event-tickets?view=forms>  at www.ogdennaturecenter.org or in person at the Ogden Nature Center -- 966 W. 12th St., Ogden.
    The outdoor concerts at the Ogden Nature Center combine gorgeous sunsets and an unrivaled outdoor setting with lively, fresh musicians!  Pack a picnic, bring low-rise chairs or a blanket, and get ready for fabulous summer nights at the Ogden Nature Center. 
    Kristin Andreassen is an award-winning songwriter and composer whose music is influenced by American traditional music, including the old time string band tunes. Kristin has toured throughout North America, Australia & Europe with her string band Uncle Earl and with her “folk noir” trio Sometymes Why.  Kristin is originally from Portland, Oregon and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Sunshine Breakfast to benefit the Ogden Nature CenterFriday, June 21 from 7:45 - 8:45 am
Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, Utah
Free breakfast! Donations gratefully accepted.
RSVP required by Friday,  June 14 to 801-621-7595.  Space is limited.
Come to the Ogden Nature Center for a sunny, summer breakfast in the backyard glen behind the Visitor Center.  Learn more about the Ogden Nature Center and the many programs that bring our community closer to nature.
Summer Nature Camps in June:The Ogden Nature Center is offering summer camps for age groups ranging from 2-16.  Join in the summer fun and expand your nature knowledge!  Single-day and multi-day adventure camps are available all summer long.  Registration is required.  For more information, pricing, and to register campers, please call 801-621-7595.  Full details and more camps in July and August are all posted online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org
X-treme Eco-Expedition – ages 11-14June 10 – 14,  Mon.-Weds. 8:30 am – 3:30 pm with a sleepover Thurs. from 6 pm to Friday morning at 8 am.
Think you know what it takes to survive in the wild? Challenge yourself in the ultimate nature adventure. Learn how to read nature and prepare yourself for survival using basic first aid, map reading, fire starting, leadership, tracking and shelter building skills learned along the way. Conquer the compass, and GPS and put your skills to the test in an all-out, end of camp treasure hunt. Who will win in this wild adventure? 
Creepy Crawly Critters – ages 7-9June 17 – 21, Mon.-Weds. 8:30 am – 3:30 pm with a sleepover Thurs. from 6 pm to Friday morning at 8 am.
Would you like an up-close and personal encounter with the creepy crawly critters that are moving around the nature center?  Dig through pond muck and search fields high and low for snakes, lizards, insects, spiders and more. Play games and enjoy activities that help us understand and appreciate the creepy crawly critters all around us.
Animal Explorers – ages 4-6June 24 – 28, Mon. – Fri., 9 am – 12 noon
We will travel to wild places around the Nature Center as we search for and explore the wonderful world of animals.  Campers are sure to have a blast learning and visiting with animals that are cute and cuddly, soft and fuzzy, scaly, hairy and sometimes even a little scary.
• Mon.,  June 24–The Bear Necessities
• Tuesday, June 25–Stinky Tails
• Wednesday, June 26–Fintastic Fish
• Thursday, June 27–Antlered Friends
• Friday, June 28–Miniature Monsters