Camp Silver Eagle, Summer 2014.

Registration is now open for the Hinds Community College Creative Learning Fifty-Plus annual intergenerational summer enrichment program, Camp Silver Eagle. This year’s program is “Operation Conservation: Wet, Wild, Winged and Wonderful.”

The camp is July 13-17, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Awards Day, on Friday) for adults of all ages and children and youth ages 5-16 (with an adult) at the Ted Kendall Agricultural 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 5-16.

The camp focuses on best backyard conservation practices. Most camp activities are inside; however, there will be outside 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 to include, Water and the Hydrological Cycle, an Enviroscape demonstration, a watershed model, hands-on activities identifying aquatic bugs that are found in different water qualities; Going Wild-native species of MS reptiles; Fisheries Day-Managing Farm Ponds and Small Lakes, Weed Identification and Control, Identification of Common Fishes in Mississippi’s Fresh Water; visit to an private local lake to learn about characteristics we look for  and practices used to manage the Soil, Water, as well as, the fish population; Gardening and Backyard Birding and how best to attract them.

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. Pre-registration is required; spaces are limited.

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

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 2014. To learn more, visit or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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