ASTORIA — Wildlife Center of the North Coast is offering its first-ever Junior Naturalists Summer Camp for kids July 22-26.

Students entering 3rd and 4th grade who want to learn about animals and discover the outdoors are welcome. The facility, set on 105 acres, is a working rehabilitation center for local animals and provides an eco-rich landscape for campers to explore.

Campers will visit wetlands, forests and other habitats and learn about the animals and plants that call these ecosystems home. They will have the opportunity to design and create models of animal adaptations, write and draw about living things native to the Pacific Northwest and play games to find out more about local species.

The camp runs Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $150. There are a limited number of scholarships available.

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For more information, contact Josh Saranpaa at or 503-338-0331.

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