Prices are higher for new PVAS members, but includes a 1-year family membership.
Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Camp Opportunities for Older Campers
When is Camp? Camp is typically held from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday, June and July. Registration begins in February, and space is limited. Children are kept in small groups of 8-10 and are led by experienced staff to ensure safety and individual attention.
How Much Does It Cost? Most weeks are $150/camper (including deposit) for PVAS members, with some variation depending on the week’s theme and activities. You can choose to reserve your spot with a $50 registration deposit per session per camper and pay the balance of the fee by May 15 (online or by check) by contacting Ellen Murphy at Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to another session.
If you wish to pay by check (full fee or deposit), send the check to Audubon Discovery Camp, PO Box 578, Shepherdstown WV 25443.
Prices are higher for non-PVAS members, but the fee includes a 1-year Family Membership. Family membership fees are not refundable, but you do receive membership benefits which include discounts to many PVAS programs, discounts at participating nature centers (those will be listed on the PVAS website) and an invitation to the PVAS membership gathering in May/June each year. (It's family friendly!) In addition, we are working with local businesses to arrange for discounts and as these are arranged, they will be posted on our website as well.
Scholarships Camp Scholarships are available. 2015 Scholarship Applications for Audubon Discovery Camps are here.
Cancellations: If you have to cancel a camp registration, there is a $50 non-refundable deposit. PVAS membership fees are also not refunded. A full refund is given only if a session is cancelled.
Registration Registration is available from February – July. Sessions tend to book early, so early registration is recommended! To receive an e-mail reminder when registration is open, of if you would like to register for a camp session by mail, contact camp director Ellen Murphy or call 304-676-8739.
What Sessions Are Offered? To view this year’s brochure to see themes, times, and costs, click on the link at the top of this page. PVAS does reserve the right to cancel programs that are not full.
Waiting Lists When camp sessions fill, we offer waiting lists for each sessions. There is no money required to be on a waiting list. Campers are placed in a session in the order they registered for the waiting list. We encourage you to sign up for a waiting list. Although there are no guarantees, in the past, almost every camper on a waiting list has been placed in a camp session.
T-Shirt Sizes: We use Gildan 100% cotton shirts that have minimal shrinkage. Sizes are generally true to size for adults and the following for children:
Youth X-Small: 4-6 Youth Small: 6-8 Youth Medium: 8-10 Youth Large: 10-12
What To Bring To Camp: Most campers bring everything in a daypack.