Camp Silver Eagle offers fun nature activities for children and older adults.
Camp Silver Eagle offers fun nature activities for children and older adults.

Registration is now open for the Hinds Community College, Creative Learning Fifty-Plus, annual intergenerational summer enrichment program, [tweetable alt=””]Camp Silver Eagle, for adults of all ages and children and youth ages 5 to 16[/tweetable] (with an adult).

The camp is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, July 11-15, with an Awards Day on Friday, July 15 at the Ted Kendall Agriculture Complex, McKenzie Facility, located on Seven Springs Road in Raymond.

Adults have the option to participate with or without a child or youth partner. Youth 17+ will be considered an adult. This program encourages an intergenerational experience of creative learning and adventure, shared by adults and their grandchildren or any child ages 5 to 16, which focuses on backyard conservation best practices.

Most camp activities are inside; however, there will be outside morning activities as well, but with access to near-by air-conditioning if needed.

The camp theme is Backyard Conservation: “Get Connected: You, the Backyard, and All That Lives There!” with focus programs including:

  • Amy Geike, Park Ranger, Interpretative Services, Natchez Trace Parkway, “Flora and Fauna of the Natchez Trace Parkway”;
  • Melody Field, Hinds CC coordinator, +50 Programs, “Backyard Birding”;
  • Kyle Lewis, MSU, County Extension Agent, Hinds County, ERCC,  “Raised Bed Gardening for All Ages”;
  • Bill Maily, MSU, Extension Associate III, Central MS R & E Ctr, “Backyard Habitat Management, and Fisheries Day-Managing Farm Ponds and Small Lakes, Weed Identification and Control, Identification of Common Fishes in Mississippi’s Fresh Water.” The session includes a visit to a private local lake to learn about characteristics to look for and practices used to manage the soil, water, as well as, the fish population.

Cost is $35 per adult, $50 per adult/first child pair, $15 second child and $10 per additional child. Group rates for 10 or more available.

For more information and to request a registration form, contact Melody Field, coordinator, Hinds CC Creative Learning Fifty-Plus, 601.857.3773 or, or Tommie Winters, 601.946.4054/601.954.5194.

Don’t miss a great week of creative learning and fun at Camp Silver Eagle 2016. Pre-registration required; spaces are limited!

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2015. To learn more, visit or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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