NOS’s Summer Camp Programs are coming up soon and we could not provide these excellent opportunities for northern Nevada youth without the financial support of our local outdoor enthusiast and conservation groups like Nevada Muleys, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Nevada Chukar Foundation and Nevada Bighorns Unlimited – Midas Chapter.
Thanks to the generous financial contributions these organizations make to NOS, we are able to take our Summer Camp participants to some of Nevada’s greatest treasures and natural resources. This summer, our youngest adventure campers will spend the night in Water Canyon and explore the Sonoma Range while our older students will have the opportunity go to farther from home summer camp locations including the Santa Rosas, the Pine Forest Range, the majestic Sierras, Lamoille Canyon in the Rubies and new this year...Lassen Volcano Park in northern California!
Our mission aligns well with the mission of these groups and offers a strong outdoor education partner to help promote and expand their purposes and goals as NOS is the leading provider of conservation education in rural Nevada. We are consistently seeking to expand the role that hands-on experiential and outdoor learning opportunities play in the overall education of youth. It is our belief that our Summer Camp programming and overnight camp-outs will encourage youth to take a greater interest in the natural world and develop critical thinking skills necessary to make educated decisions regarding conservation and habitat management and to become “responsible stewards of their habitat”. Additionally, studies have indicated that outdoor and environmental learning programs can increase the overall academic performance and social skills.
So, if you participate in these fundraising banquets, be sure and look for Executive Director, Melanie Erquiaga at the next one and stop by her NOS table so she can thank you for your support!