Trailside Summer Camps in Full Swing, Just a Few Openings Left

Youngsters learn about the habits of Box Turtles from Shuli Rank, a summer naturalist at Union County's Trailside Nature and Science Center in the Watchung Reservation. While the turtles, most of which were rescued, normally live in the science center, Rank explained to the youngsters that by bringing the turtles back to the woods, they would exhibit some of their behavior in the wild.

Youngsters got to observe Box Turtles recently as part of their summer camp program at Union County's Trailside Nature and Science Center.

The "Magical and Natural Marvels" program was one of numerous week-long half-day camps offered for grade school children by Trailside, located in the heart of the 2,060-acre Watchung Reservation.

More than 500 youngsters are enrolled in the various half and full day camps as well as summer evening and family programs offered by the center.

While nearly all the camps have filled, there is still room for seventh through ninth graders interested in Nature Treks the week of July 12 through July 16. There is also room in several of the Friday Family Programs on July 23 and Aug. 13.

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