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Raleigh wetland center offers mini spring break camps

Posted March 28
Updated March 29

Courtesy: City of Raleigh

Walnut Creek Wetland Center near downtown Raleigh has some spring break mini-camps for kids who will be out of school the week of April 10.

Kids will get a chance to explore the outdoors in small groups. Camp size is limited to 12 campers with two teachers per group. The center is located at 950 Peterson St., a mile from downtown.

Here's what's scheduled with descriptions from the city of Raleigh:

Intro to Nature Photography
Tuesday, April 11 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., ages 8 to 11; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., ages 11 to 15.
Participants will discuss and learn basic photography techniques (exposure and composition) with an emphasis on the natural world. A camera with manual controls is recommended, but not required. Mobile devices are also welcome. Fee: $25

That’s SO GROSS!
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 11, ages 5 to 8
Slime. Mucus. Poop. Barf. In this fun hands-on mini-camp, we will explore the science behind the many things that make us say, “YUCK!” You’ll be saying “That’s so gross!” and “That’s so COOL!” before the end of the day! Students should come dressed to get messy, bringing a change of clothes, a bag lunch and two snacks.No early drop off or late pick-up is available at this site. Fee: $25

Art + Nature
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions are for ages 5 to 8 on April 12 and ages 9 to 12 on April 13.
Enjoy the beauty of nature with the creativity of art. In this day-long mini-camp, we will spend time outdoors exploring and using what we find to create art. Students should come dressed to get messy, bringing a change of clothes, a bag lunch and two snacks. Fee: $25

Raleigh's website has more information and registration details.

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  • Stacie Hagwood Mar 28, 9:13 p.m.
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    Art + Nature is on April 13 (same times) for ages 9-12. April 12 is for ages 5-8 only.