The Carolina Raptor Center will hold a series of summer camps that offer children a chance to learn about the environment and the creatures in it with hands-on learning and up-close encounters with critters.

The Kids for Conservation Day Camp is now accepting registration for its seven-week science-and-nature-themed camps. Register for all camps online at http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/learn/summer-camp.

Here’s a quick look at the camps available:

 

Hawkwarts: A Camp for Muggles

Offered June 17-21. The June 24-28 camp is full.

During this Harry Potter-themed camp, children will blend fantasy and reality through science experiments, art projects and botany. Classes such as Care of Magical Creatures, Wands and Potions will engage creative young minds and expose them to everyday “magic.”

The camp runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and costs $235.35 for Raptor Center members, or $261.50 for others.

 

First in Flight Camp

Offered July 8-12.

This camp, presented in partnership with the Carolinas Aviation Museum, will teach children ages 11-13 about the physics of flight. Campers will learn about the physiology of birds as well as modern aerospace technology.

The campers will spend two days at the aviation museum and the rest of the week at the Raptor Center. Registration costs $349.

 

Nature Science Investigators

Offered July 15-19 and July 22-26.

Campers ages 7-10 will test their investigation skills through observation, assessment and discovery by following clues to decode the mystery of nature.

The camp runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and costs $235.35 for Raptor Center members, or $261.50 for others.

 

Young Veterinarian Camp

Offered July 29-Aug. 2 or Aug. 5-9.

Children ages 11-14 will explore animal behavior and environmental issues through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will learn about the Raptor Center’s rehabilitation with daily workshops led by rehab coordinators and the on-site veterinarian. With daily raptor encounters and lessons in the raptor hospital, campers will come away with a newfound respect for the natural world.

The camp runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and costs $235.35 for Raptor Center members, or $261.50 for others.

 

The Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research and rehabilitation.