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Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies

email: bcws2@earthlink.net

Location

HC 83 Box 38DD

Capon Bridge, WV 26711

phone/fax: 304.856.3758

Business Office

3700 Burgundy Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22303
phone  703.842.0470
fax. 703.960.0160


Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies was recognized as one of the Top 101 Best Summer Camps for 2013 from Howtolearn.com


You wake early because it's noisy outside! Not sirens and traffic: it's a symphony of birdsong. The insistent wrens and flycatchers mix with the buzzy notes of a rare Cerulean Warbler, the drum of a Downy Woodpecker and the raucous call of a Pileated. Gradually you pick out the soft burble of the stream. Sunbeams are slanting through the woods, highlighting dew on the green leaves.

WHERE ARE YOU? In a remote valley of the West Virginia Appalachians.
Tiptoeing out of the cabin, you pause at the bottom step as a Phoebe flies in to feed her young under the eaves. You head down the path for a walk.

Coming out into the field, you surprise some deer who are grazing there. They freeze in place and then bound into the nearby thicket. You cross to the pond, smell the crushed mint underfoot and stop to pick a leaf to chew on. Dragonflies are already patrolling their territories, and Red-spotted Newts are floating just under the surface. Crouching down, you catch a newt and let it walk back off your hand into the water. Along the bank you see fresh digging and tracks -- a raccoon has feasted on a turtle nest and left the eggshells everywhere.

HOW DO YOU KNOW? From the BCWS staff, and from doing a project of your choice.

The "polar bear" swimmers arrive and invite you to join them for a wake-up dip. Then you all return to the main lodge, but stop suddenly: a harmless Black Rat Snake is lazily crossing your path. Then the old farm bell rings, so you continue on to breakfast, leaving him to his.

WHO ARE YOU EATING WITH? The whole camp fits at 6 tables, including the dynamic, inventive staff who help make up this friendly, non-competitive community. And the food is really good!

As you talk, joke, and sing with others at your table, you wonder what will be offered for choices that day....Leaf printing tee shirts? Sinkhole hike?




2014 Tuition Rates
Senior Program Ages 11-15 Session One: June 22 - July 5
$1520

Session Two: July 8 - July 22*
 $1520
Session Three: July 29 - August 11
 $1520

*Note: Session 2 is designed for campers who have already attended the Senior Program, and is intellectually and physically more rigorous.

Junior Program Ages 8-10
August 17 - August 23
 $880
Adult Weekend Ages 21 +  July 25 - July 27
$235 (single)/ $415 (double)
 

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2014 SLIDE SHOW INFORMATION

Saturday, February 1 * 11:00 am
Burgundy Farm Country Day School
(in the school library)
3700 Burgundy Road
Alexandria, VA 22303

Sunday, February 9 * 2:00 pm
Audubon Naturalist Society
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 703.842.0470

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Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies

email: bcws2@earthlink.net

Location

HC 83 Box 38DD

Capon Bridge, WV 26711

phone/fax: 304.856.3758

Business Office

3700 Burgundy Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22303
phone 703.842.0470
fax. 703.960.0160


 

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