Boston Globe Magazine: Going Green at Summer Camps

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The Boston Globe Magazine's Families Issue on February 28 was filled with information on summer camp - from the article featuring how camps are going green these days to the numerous ads for day and overnight camps in the six New England States.

If you missed it, here's a link to the online version of Leaning Green by Sara Mason Ader which quotes Bette Bussel, executive director of ACA New England:

Camp is still one of the few places where kids can connect with the natural world.

The article also includes this quote from Becky Gilles, director of ACA Accredited Drumlin Farm Camp in LIncoln, MA,

We create a place where kids can learn about and experience nature.

Garth Altenburg, director of ACA Accredited Chewonki Camp for Boys in Wiscasset, ME asserts,

Most kids today are growing up learning about sustainability, but it's a far-off concept for them. Here at camp they're living it.

The article also mentions these ACA Accredited camps and their "green" service learning projects:

Alton Jones Camp in West Greenwich, RI offers campers the chance to collect and record data on local coastal ecosystems.

Camp O-At-Ka in Sebago, ME sends 14-16 year old campers to Nicaragua to support a sustainable agriculture project.

Camp Pemigewassett in Wentworth, NH has campers participating in two official data counts - of loons and butterflies.