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Center to host spring break camp-in

Children in grades 4 through 6 can participate in annual event.

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center will host an overnight indoor camp for children grades 4 through 6 during Spring Break, March 22 and 23.

This educational camp is presented in partnership with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.

This "Spring Break Camp-In" will be a kids' overnighter filled with educational activities. The theme for this year's camp is "Celebrate Spring."

Activities will include songs, games, a short night hike with a surprise or two, and atmospheric storytelling. Camp begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, and children should bring a sleeping bag, change of clothing, mattress pad, pajamas, coat and hat for outdoor hiking, and a toothbrush.

Parents will pick their children up on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m., when they will be treated to "Spring Chicken Theatre," starring some familiar faces.

"This overnight camp is a great educational experience and a fun opportunity for children during spring break," said Jen Dickson, spring camp coordinator at the center. "Last year this camp filled up fast, so early registration is a must."

All camp staff are local teachers, U.S.D.A. Forest Service interpreters, or veteran museum volunteers.

The fee for this overnighter is $10 and includes snacks and a light breakfast.

Enrollment is limited, and registration is on a first come first served basis.

The deadline for enrollment is Friday, March 18, by 5 p.m.

Registration forms are available at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center or by calling Jen Dickson at (541) 296-8600, ext. 204.


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