Parents are always looking to find stimulating and beneficial summer activities for their kids, especially those which get children out in nature.  If your child likes the outdoors, and especially birds, there are many camp options for different age groups which cater to these interests.  Opportunities range from general nature camps which include activities about birds to camps specifically for kids who are more serious about birds.  Check out bird-related offerings for youth with organizations such as various Bird Observatories, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, American Birding Association, and National Audubon Society.  These programs teach kids about bird biology, help develop bird watching and identification skills, allow participation in research projects, and even expose them to the exciting world of bird banding.  After the camp is over, you may discover that your child has experienced the beginning of a lifelong passion for birds!


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