Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Photo—Zack Frank/Adobe Stock

New summer day camp is set for July 25-29 in Columbia 

COLUMBIA—Missouri River Relief is debuting its new summer camp opportunity for intrepid kids. “Missouri River Adventure Camp” is a day camp taking place July 25-29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Each day, 40 campers ages 9 through 13 will be able to experience different natural sites that Columbia has to offer. Campers will gather at Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area for a new adventure each day. Field trip locations include Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Cooper’s Landing Riverside Resort and Marina, Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, and other natural sites.

“Missouri River Adventure Camp” explores the Missouri River by motorboat and by land. Campers will need to be prepared to witness majestic birds, catch slimy fish, and investigate wondrous forest critters. Activities will include hiking, fishing, painting, and boating, as well as a local creek cleanup. Participants will gain appreciation for their local watershed and explore its natural beauty.

This day camp encourages campers to engage with their surroundings through artistic expression and scientific investigation and instills principles of stewardship.

“We are excited to see campers in person this year,” says Kristen Schulte, education director at Missouri River Relief. “There is usually a lull in activities during the second half of summer. We wanted to build a program that would give campers the chance to explore their local parks and nature areas.”

To learn more about Missouri River Relief and the Missouri River Adventure Camp, click here.