John James Audubon State Park will host its first “Grow Up Green” summer day camp July 16-18 for children ages 8-12.
The camp is a community partnership between the park, Methodist Hospital, Henderson Farmer’s Market, Henderson Recycling, and Yoga Here and Now. During this three-day camp, children will learn “green” habits like healthy eating and cooking, reducing resources, recycling and re-purposing items, and taking care of their physical and mental health with yoga.
“We have so many resources here in Henderson that promote healthy living,” said Beth Tompkins, John James Audubon State Park business manager and camp director. “We wanted to bring those resources together and get our local kids involved and educated in healthy practices. Our goal is for them to be able to navigate the supermarket, the farmer’s market, recycling center, and our trails here at the park and not be intimidated.”