Foster Creek Conservation District
Foster Creek Conservation District

Join us at Camp Sagebrush!

Campers will embark on a fun learning adventure exploring our unique shrub steppe! This exciting outdoor camp gives middle schoolers (5th-8th grades) a more in depth look at this unique ecosystem while also building friendship and memories amongst the sagebrush.

Guided by experts in the shrub steppe, camp goers will embark on exciting nature hikes, train with wildland firefighters, learn about how to identify and build a fire adapted community, and so much more!

 

When: June 21st-23rd, 2022

Camp Details

Day 1

Shrub Steppe Ecosystem

Campers will hike through the shrub steppe ecosystem where they will learn to identify the plants, animals, and more that make up this beautiful ecosystem! Campers will explore how the plants and animals work together to survive in this arid landscape.

Day 2

Shrub Steppe and Fire

Campers will dive deeper into the shrub steppe and learn about the role fire plays in this landscape. With hands on training from wildland fire fighters they will get to learn how wildland fires are managed and how they impact the shrub steppe ecosystem.

Day 3

Fire Adaptive Communities

Campers will learn how to assess an area and identify ways to create a more fire adapted community. They will be introduced to the concept of building a defensible space in the shrub steppe and how to best prepare in the event of a wildfire emergency.

Where: Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park at Camp Delany

Near a pristine chain of lakes, freshwater marshes, sagebrush habitat, and magnificent basalt rock formations, Camp Delany at Sun Lakes- Dry Falls is an ideal location to learn about this beautiful ecosystem. This desert oasis is located in the Grand Coulee area of the Columbia Basin, 7 miles southwest of Coulee City and the Grand Coulee Dam.

Who: 5th-8th graders 

Following STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathmatics) campers will learn to utilize several different tools and techniques that are commonly used by professionals that work within the ecosystem. They will also create art projects that help build an understanding of the unique beauty that is the shrub steppe. Act fast, this camp only has 50 spaces available!

Logistics

This camp is free! 

With funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this camp is completely free to those who want to attend.

Busing: Routes from East Wenatchee through the upper plateau are offered!

To make this camp more attainable for more campers, a free busing route from East Wenatchee through Orondo, Waterville, and Farmer is being offered.

 

 

Bus Leaves

East Wenatchee: 7:30 am

Waterville: 8:20 am

Farmer: 8:35 am

 

Bus Arriving

Farmer:  3:30 pm

Waterville: 3:50 pm

East Wenatchee: 4:35 pm

 
*These times are currently an estimate and will be solidified prior to the camp

Questions?

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions prior to registering your camper! Our staff will be able to help in any way we can.

Becca Hebron

Education and Outreach Coordinator, Soil Health and Direct Seed Systems

509-699-8344

rhebron@fostercreekcd.org

 

Nate Schmidt

Natural Resources Technician, Fire Adapted Communities

509-630-2369

nschmidt@fostercreekcd.org

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