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The mission of OSPREY Camp is to provide 'opportunities for stewardship promoting respect for the environment and youth.'
Through our environmental education program, 5 th & 6 th grade students will attend OSPREY Camp for a school week. The campers live at camp in residence participating in living and learning groups. The high school/college student is a vital component of this program. High school/college students are screened, trained, and selected to provide positive role models to those who participate in the environmental education program. The elementary students, with the assistance of their high school/college mentors and classroom teachers, study basic environmental concepts and apply them to the natural world. Living in residence, provides opportunities for character education and the development of life skills. The high school/college student serving as a mentor is involved in this process 24 hours a day for a school week.
The social development aspects of OSPREY Camp set it apart from similar programs. Students unplug and take a break from cell phones, computers and electronic games to focus on relationships with peers, mentors, teachers and even themselves. Outside of class, students enjoy structured down-time, including skits, songs and team-building activities. The theme of "respect for the environment and youth" is woven throughout all aspects of camp, encouraging students to be their best selves.