Halberg Ecology Camp
Outdoor Experience of a Lifetime
HSV Audubon provides scholarships to children leaving the fifth and sixth grades at Fountain Lake, Jessieville, and Mountain Pine to attend the Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp.
Each of the week-long programs offers campers a hands-on opportunity to study the natural environment under the direction of experienced Arkansas educators. The staff includes high school teachers, college professors, and state park ecologists.
Many staff members, educators and volunteers return year after year to help guide the campers into the natural world of aquatic biology, botany, entomology, geology, ornithology, mammalogy and herpetology. Evening programs feature slide shows, videos, and talks by naturalists.
Photos Brian Baldwin
The Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp is held each June at Camp Clearfork, a U.S. Forest Service camp between Hot Springs and Mt. Ida. Starting in 2001 the camp expanded to two sessions (from one in past years) with each session having sixty-two 11- and 12-year old youth, about equally boys and girls.
Want to know more?
HSV Audubon started with one scholarship per school and now offers up to six per year to first year campers and has also provided scholarships to senior and advanced campers who have been invited back. Any child leaving the fifth or sixth grade can apply for next year's camp by going online to Arkansas Audubon Society or by contacting Teri LaBove at (501) 915-9101, for information.