Youth Events & Programs


Audubon Discovery Camp
PVAS holds a nature-themed day camp each summer for children ages 3-13. Campers explore the natural world, focusing on a different theme each week. Audubon Discovery Camp is held at the Yankauer Nature Preserve in Berkeley County and  Cool Spring Preserve in Jefferson County. 

Camp Scholarships                                                                                                                        PVAS holds an annual birdseed sale in the fall to raise funds to send youth to a variety of conservation-oriented camps on scholarship.

School Programs
PVAS offers grade-specific programs for classrooms from pre-K –6th grade. All are tied to state-mandated content standards. Programs are offered at any of our four nature preserves or can be offered at your school, depending on program. Custom programs are available upon request for all grades.

Homeschool Programs

Our Homeschool Adventures program is designed to introduce homeschool students to specific nature-based themes with the goal to help students better understand the natural world and their connection to it.

Wee Naturalists
This program provides pre-school aged children and loving adults to explore nature together safely under the guidance of an experienced PVAS instructor.

Scouts & Youth Organizations
PVAS will provide programs to help groups and individuals complete requirements for badges and awards including Eagle Scout projects.

Nature Explorer Backpacks
PVAS has provided local libraries with “Nature Explorer Backpacks” through a grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation. Each pack has a different theme with tools to explore nature including field guides, stories, bug boxes, binoculars, and activity ideas.

Nature Photography Camp
PVAS often offers a week-long digital nature photography camp for high school aged youth during one week each summer.

           © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //

Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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