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ASHEVILLE, N.C. – NAVITAT Canopy Adventures hosted more than 40 children, staff and volunteers from the Children First-Communities in Schools of Buncombe County Summer Camp on June 17.
While the older campers soared through the trees on NAVITAT’s high-adventure zipline canopy tour, younger campers were learning outdoor skills and about the ecology of the 240-acre tour site and the North Carolina mountains. Activities included nature art and games, fire-building, and stream macroinvertebrate sampling.
“It was so much fun to be a part of these kids’ summer camp experience,” said Sarah Marcinko Sheeran, Education & Conservation Director at NAVITAT. “We had a great time hosting them and hope everyone learned a little something about themselves and their natural surroundings while they were here.”
NAVITAT and Children First-Communities in Schools of Buncombe County partnered in 2011 to provide educational and experiential opportunities to young people served by the programs and team building and professional development for their staff and volunteers. This is the second summer NAVITAT has hosted Children First-CIS campers.
Children First-CIS of Buncombe County serves economically disadvantaged children, youth and their families through literacy and mentoring programs, parenting classes, safe-haven after-school learning centers, a food pantry and community garden. Visit http://childrenfirstbc.org/.
NAVITAT specializes in high-adventure zipline canopy tours, with a heavy focus on educating guests about the natural environment, history and culture of the surrounding area. Consistently called one of the best zipline canopy tours in the nation, it has been featured by CNN, Outdoors magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and USA TODAY. Visit http://www.navitat.com.