American Birding Association Camps for 2015!

By natcatcher December 14, 2014
Birding Book Reviews-34

Editor’s note: Hello all! I just wanted to heavily recommend these camps, I’ve made some of my best birding friends on them and they get you to meet a lot of new people and see a lot of cool birds! Check them out!

Registration Now Open – American Birding Association’s 2015 Young Birder Summer Camps

The American Birding Association (ABA) is pleased to announce their lineup for the 2015 Young Birder Summer Camps – Camp Colorado and Camp Avocet http://events.aba.org/aba-young-birder-camps/

First on the schedule is Camp Colorado, running from July 6-12, will be held once again in Estes Park, Colorado, bordering along the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park.  Campers will find plenty of opportunities to take their birding skills to the next level, meet other young people with similar interests, explore careers in birding and ornithology, and, of course, learn about the bird life and natural history of northern Colorado.

ABA’s newest camp and in it’s third year, Camp Avocet, runs August 1-7.  Camp Avocet will be held at the University of Delaware’s Virden Conference Center in Lewes, Delaware, only minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean beaches, two major National Wildlife Refuges and a short ride to six unique ecologically-based birding regions!.  Migrating shorebirds will be a main study and focus for this camp and due to the grand diversity of southern Delaware’s bird-rich habitats, over 150 species of birds can be expected and studied during this seven-day birding-at-the-beach camp extravaganza!

As always, both ABA Camps will be staffed by acclaimed adult birders specializing in educating today’s crop of youth birders.  Our camper-to-teacher ratio is 3-to-1, with additional guest instructors contributing their unique talents each day.  For more information or to register now, please visit the camp pages at  http://shop.aba.org/index.php/events/campavocet-registration.html or http://shop.aba.org/index.php/events/campcolorado-registration.html  

ABA Scholarships http://www.aba.org/yb/scholarships.html are available for young birders aged 13-18 interested in attending either ABA Camp and made possible in part through our Legacy Sponsor – Leica Sport Optics, The Conserve School and the Richard E. Andrews Memorial Scholarship.

Camp enrollment is limited and both ABA Camps fill up fast and completely, so if you know of a young birder or supporting organization interested in sending a birder to either camp, please pass along this information.

For further information and questions – contact Bill Stewart at bstewart@aba.org