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Appalachian Mountain Ecology Summer Camp


Have your teen (14-17 year old) spend a week in the rich, green forests of the Appalachian Mountains—known as the most significant biodiversity “hotspot” east the Rocky Mountains. In this summer overnight camp, students will work with researchers to investigate one of its most diverse and secretive inhabitants—salamanders and explore their relationship to water quality in the region. 

This field research course offers you a great opportunity to immerse in the natural beauty and amazing biodiversity of the Appalachian forests. Campers will partner with researchers during nocturnal patrols to explore the relationships between salamander species and local watershed health. Using this collected data and other related investigations campers develop your own field investigation. During the week, they will also participant in environmental service learning projects to address water quality issues in local streams.

Camp is limited to 20. Target age range is 14-17 year olds. All meals and accommodations will be at Pine Mountain Settlement School, a National Historic Landmark with an 800 acre campus, miles of trails, farm-fresh food, and stone-and-timber buildings. Price of $595 includes all instruction, materials, lodging, and meals. Scholarships available. For more information, call or email our office: 606-558-3571 or office@pinemountainsettlementschool.com

Earlier Event: July 11
Community Potluck Supper
Later Event: August 10
Pine Mountain School Reunion