BRDC's Ornithology Camp, for kids ages 9-12, offers 4 days and 3 nights all about birds: eagles, warblers, herons, wrens, woodpeckers, owls, thrushes and more!! The camp, which is funded through the William Roberts Memorial Fund and volunteer support, runs Wednesday-Saturday, June 7-10, and includes all meals and snacks.
From the crack of dawn to the moonlit night, participants will join our expert guides and learn all about the fascinating world of birds. While honing your skills, you will participate in citizen science projects and learn field ecology. Campers will have opportunities to take their birding skills to the next level, meet other young people with similar interests, explore careers in birding and ornithology, and of course, learn about the bird life and natural history of the Blue Ridge! (Binoculars and spotting scopes provided)
The William Roberts Memorial Fund honors BRDC's most principled birder and outdoor enthusiast, and advances his contagious interest in birds, flight, the majesty of raptors, seasonal surprises of migration, and his boundless curiosity. We invite young people to immerse themselves in the art of bird study through the guidance of BRDC’s pool of experienced birders. The Ornithology camp provides an opportunity for young explorers to experience the many facets ornithology through a variety of hands-on learning activities and field trips.
Participation is awarded through a need and/or merit Based scholarship application. To apply please view our Scholarship Application.