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Quest's First Summer Camp Season Comes to an End

Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Day Camps are ending this week! This was the first summer we hosted camps in the new Quest facility. Campers were delighted by the microscopes, water tables, and of course having a cool place to eat lunch! See below for some highlights.

Campers in Outdoor Adventure Camp: H2O had an opportunity to fish in Mountain Island Lake. While some were lucky enough to land a sunfish on the hook, some campers chose to make friends with the bait instead!

Canoeing has always been a staple of summer at Latta Nature Preserve. Park & Rec camps almost always get kids on the water for some practice paddling and to explore the lake's many coves. Raptor Center campers also enjoyed weekly canoe trips!

Quest's exhibit hall played an important part in the educational component of camps. Here, 4-6 year-olds in Nature Discovery Camp took a closer look at some organisms using the Microeye magnifiers. They used this as inspiration for their creative creatures art projects!

Other fun highlights this year were guest visitors from the Schiele Muesum and Raptor Center, Cryptozoology Camp which took place entirely at night, and Nature Preserve Picassos whose art was something to behold! We are always sad to see the end of summer, but staff are already full of ideas for next year's camps: stream searches, archery, mountain biking, bug hunts, orienteering, and so much more!

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