I must admit to how lucky I feel working for a company like Wild Birds Unlimited.
It is a company that truly aspires to live up to its Mission Statement to “Bring People and Nature Together.” It is not just a slogan…it is the ever present motivation behind what we do and it has never been more important than with WBU’s efforts to bring a new generation in touch with the natural world.
For the sixth consecutive year, Wild Birds Unlimited and the National Audubon Society are partnering to provide scholarships to underserved children to attend National Audubon Society summer camps nationwide. These very special camp experiences allow young people to connect with nature and gain a desire to preserve it for future generations.
And if you don’t believe the kids have a great time…just read some of the quotes from some of our previous campers:
“I loved the nature there a lot. Some of the things I saw really amazed me like a new type of bug I discovered that I’d never seen. I really hope I don’t get chiggers again.”
“I like playing camouflage. I was it. I won twice in a row! I saw a great blue heron. I caught a frog then put him back in the pond. But first I dropped him and had to chase him. I LOVE camp!”
I saw a butterfly. It was black and white. I caught it in the net then let it go. And then another, and another, another, another, another, another, another and another—WHOOPS. That one was a moth!
I have been to other camps and they either babysit you or you have no fun. This camp was different. I was busy all week having fun, but I learned. I liked the hikes in the woods.
Parents and caregivers should apply now to give their children the opportunity to attend one of these camps.
Scholarship eligibility is determined by each Audubon Center.