Wealth of the Watershed Week Camp – Middle School
Monday, July 11, 2022, 9:00 AM
DC Dream Center
This week-long camp is reserved for campers who are entering 6th-8th grade.*
The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Camp is a weeklong summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.
Camp will run Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Each day we will adventure through the watershed by bike and explore the environment, history, art, and people that define the area and its culture.
WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.
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Dates: Monday, July 11th – Friday, July 15th
Drop off: 9:00 AM
Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM
*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.
Throughout the week campers will participate in activities that include:
- Exploring the watershed daily, by bike, working our way up to as much as 20 miles per day.
- Learning basic bike safety and maintenance skills.
- Reflecting on the history, and continued evolution of the Anacostia watershed and considering how issues of race, equity, and justice have and will continue to impact its revitalization and conservation.
- Interacting with the ecology and land of the watershed and learning about its ability to provide not only a home for a wealth of wildlife but also emotional and physical nourishment for the folks who live in its communities.
- Exploring and creating art that showcases the culture, brilliance, and beauty of the environment and the people who inhabit it.
- Connecting with local community changemakers to learn more about the power people have to shape the watershed.
- Participating in volunteer, storytelling, and community engagement activities that allow them to make a personal contribution to the wealth of the watershed.
This camp is great for young people who know how to ride a bike and are interested in gaining a new perspective on the world around them.
- A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
- Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
- Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers each day
- Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered.
Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp each day? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.
2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020
Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop
Health and Safety Protocols
Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:
- Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing email@example.com in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
- WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
- Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.