junior treekeeperTrees Atlanta will host the inaugural Junior TreeKeepers summer camp beginning in June.

Junior TreeKeepers is a summertime extension of Trees Atlanta’s youth environmental education programs, which is a free program offered to more than 20 schools in the metro Atlanta area that educates about Atlanta’s urban forests, pollinator insects, community connections, environmental stewardship and the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum.

The Junior TreeKeepers summer camp offers five days of interactive and hands-on activities in environmental science, as well as field trips to local attractions such as Stone Mountain and 200-year-old forests. Enrollment is open, and middle and high school students are encouraged to apply now.

Each day of camp begins 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. at Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Ave. SE. Campers will explore  environmental science, orienteering & GPS mapping, community service, teamwork, and much more! Lunch, snacks, hat, journal, and transportation to trips are included.

The middle school session takes place June 23 – 27, and students must be rising 6th to rising 8th grade students (ages 11 – 14). The high school session takes place July 14 – 18, 2014, and students must be rising 9th to rising 12th grade students (ages 15 – 17). Each week-long session costs $250, and scholarships are available.

For more information, visit www.treesatlanta.org/news/junior-treekeepers or call (404) 681-4898.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.