School is out for the summer, but 30 campers had an opportunity to enjoy a week of learning in nature at Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s “Park-It” nature camps, our first ever summer day camp. Located in the beautiful Olmsted-designed Chickasaw Park, campers participated in all kinds of fun outdoor activities including keeping nature journals, experiments demonstrating water pollution in the Ohio River, and learning about the life cycles of trees.
It is part of Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s mission to connect nature and neighborhood, and thanks to generous funding from James Graham Brown Foundation, PNC Foundation and other Conservancy donors, we were able to offer two one-week summer camps free to neighborhood children ages 6-12 years old. In collaboration with the Louisville Nature Center, campers were selected through an application process based on their love of nature and written recommendations. We greatly appreciate everyone who made this extraordinary summer nature experience possible!