From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — A trip into nature is in the works for children following the announcement that Fresh Air Family’s Gross Out Camp will make its way into Trussville this June.
The nature camp, which is intended for children in the first through fourth grades who enjoy fishing, exploring and science experiments, will set up shop on the banks of the Cahaba River for the weeks of June 15-19 and 22-26 with a week scheduled in July (20-24). In addition, Prepared Not Scared will be held for children in the fourth through fifth grades on July 27-31.
The camps will be led by Dr. Matt Brown, who holds a Ph.D in Microbiology and was a former UAB Medical School instructor.
Gross Out Camp strives to introduce nature to children through the discovery of wildlife. The award-winning camp will teach campers about land and aquatic animals through exploration, fishing and a live animal show. Children will be able to perform science experiments on slime and much more.
The camp combines those science experiments with exploring, journaling and crafts to address a variety of learning styles. Activities include Meet-A-Tree, Create-A-Creature and making slime.
The camps will be based on the Cahaba Rive with a classroom available at the Trussville Athletic Center at 601 Parkway Drive. The camp runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with before and after care available. Scholarships are available.
To register for a camp or for more information, visit www.GrossOutCamp.org.