River day camp at Sandy Point State Forest to be held Aug. 5-7

KING WILLIAM – The Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers Association (MPRA), in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H, is offering three days of fun and learning about the rivers Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Thursday, Aug. 7.

Children ages 8 through 14 are invited to attend one or all three days of activities at Sandy Point State Forest. Sandy Point State Forest is located on the Mattaponi River in King William County. Each day of the camp will concentrate on a different theme.

Tuesday will be Fish Camp and includes fishing, seining, and learning about fish.

Wednesday is Critter Camp. Campers will hike to an eagle's nest, dissect owl pellets and learn about who eats who in the food web.

Thursday is River Ecology Camp with water quality testing, exploring wetlands and learning how to protect the watershed.

The camp goes from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. This is the fourth year 4-H and MPRA have held the camp. Instructors are 4-H/MPRA volunteers and resource professionals from the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

The cost is $10 each day or $25 for all three days.

Contact the King William/King and Queen Extension Office at 769-4955 for registration details. Registration will open on July 14th and close on July 23rd.