Camp PSU is Experiential Family Day Camp Opportunity

June 13th, 2012 by Elizabeth

Explore History, Science, Heritage and Culture of the White Mountains

PLYMOUTH, N.H. —Spend your summer Fridays with Plymouth State University, exploring the history, culture and science of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Camp PSU is an experiential family day camp opportunity for families to learn more about White Mountain geology, history, photography, art and other topics, sponsored by the Plymouth State University White Mountain Institute (WMI) and the Center for Rural Partnerships (CRP). These interactive, hands-on programs combine classroom and outdoor learning experiences.

Enjoy discussions about the history and art of the region, learn a bit about nature photography or get in touch with your inner author, enjoy guided excursions to nearby Squam Lakes Natural Science Center or famous Mount Washington for a science exploration, and more.

Camp PSU programs are designed for enthusiastic learners who would just like to know more about topics under consideration. Interactions with PSU faculty instructors will be engaging and informative, in a dynamic but informal atmosphere.

Mount Washington signpostWeekly camps began June 8 with Birding and Bird Ecology in New England, followed by Weather and Climate of the High Elevations of the White Mountains, Children and Nature in the White Mountains, Telling Stories: Sharing Memories of the Past for the Future, Water in the White Mountains, The Old Man of the Mountain, The Ice Age, Glaciers and Landforms in the White Mountain Region, Trails of the White Mountains and Writing and Photography in the White Mountains.

Ben Amsden, interim director of CRP says the chief benefit of participating in Camp PSU and the WMI is the opportunity to learn about the White Mountains in a variety of contexts.  Amsden says, “The programs themselves are diverse and this breadth represents a variety of ways of thinking about the region, and what it represents in terms of history, culture and science.  This variety also means that there is something for everyone in the family, young and old, who wish to engage the White Mountains region.”

Logon to http://go.plymouth.edu/camp-psu for schedules, descriptions and information or call (603) 535-3276 Monday through Friday.

The basic schedule for each session is:

  • 9 a.m. meeting at the Savage Welcome Center on Holderness Road, registration, campus orientation by Welcome Center staff, coffee and light refreshments and a mini-tour while walking to your first destination on campus
  • 10 a.m. meet the instructor and learn the basics of your program topic in a classroom setting
  • Noon, lunch and depart for afternoon field session. Lunch may be in the classroom, en route or out in the field
  • 12:30 p.m. field component
  • 3-4 p.m. return to welcome center

The registration fee of $45 per person includes classroom and field instruction, lunch, materials and trip transportation. Online registration is available at https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=8493

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