iWalk the Eno Science & Nature Summer Camp

A new adventure each day on the Eno River! Click here to see the iWalk the Eno Science & Nature Camp video

iWALK THE ENO CANCELLED FOR 2020 but here is another opportunity: 

We are missing iWalk but do have something your camper this June.  The Eno River Association will be offering a series of guided nature hikes with the chance to learn about ecoEXPLORE!

ecoEXPLORE is an incentive-based citizen science initiative of the North Carolina Arboretum. It was created for kids in ages 5-13 to encourage outdoor learning and recreation. Participants will take a guided nature hike along the Eno River with Eno educators and learn about the plants and animals that call the Eno River home! During our hike participants will also take photos of what they discover. These photos will then be uploaded to your child’s ecoEXPLORE page for the chance to win prizes from the North Carolina Arboretum. We will also encourage our ecoEXPLORERS to continue their discoveries at home!

How does ecoEXPLORE work?

See it!

After students sign up online with the permission of a parent or guardian. They can go outside in their own backyard to find native plants, reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds!

Snap it!

Participants can use their own device (or a parents device, with permission) and photograph their observation! They will then go to https://www.ecoexplore.net and upload their observation as well as the location, time, size, and species observed.

Share it!

After uploading their observation, the staff at the North Carolina Arboretum will review the data and submit approved submissions to the iNaturalist Network, which is used by real scientists!

Win Prizes and Badges!

As students add more observations to their ecoEXPLORE page they will collect points! These points can be redeemed for awesome prizes.

ecoEXPLORE is a great program that combines science and technology with outdoor recreation. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic these hikes will be limited to 8 participants and health and safety measures will be implemented. We would love to spend some time outside together and we hope that you can join us!

Advance Registration is required and we will be offering ecoEXPLORE hikes at:

West Point on the Eno City Park on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 10AM-11AM

Confluence Natural Area on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 10AM-11AM

Eno River State Park- Cole Mill Access, Thursday, June 25, 2020, 10AM-11AM

Eno River State Park- Fews Ford Access, Saturday, June 27, 10AM-11AM

Register by e-mailing intern@enoriver.org or calling (919)620-9099 ext. 204. Directions will be provided upon registration.

Parents Included

Every participant ages 5-11 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, but you may bring multiple siblings with one parent.  Kids 12-13 parents are optional so you may drop them off and pick them up in an hour.

For more information:

Email: intern@enoriver.org or call (919)620-9099 ext. 204

Or visit https://www.ecoexplore.net

Thanks to Duke Energy for sponsoring Eno River Association education!

iWalk the Eno Science & Nature Summer Camp helps children learn & grow in nature’s classroom. The camp is located in Orange and Durham counties at Eno River State Park and West Point on the Eno City Park. The parks offer many opportunities to camp, hike, & splash in a natural wonderland.

Kids Come Alive at iWalk the Eno

Our program offers a fun, discovery-focused experiential learning program. We place an emphasis on helping kids develop skills in science, respect for each other and the natural environment, and confidence in getting out & asking their own questions.
If your child is ages 8-12, please apply today for iWalk the Eno Summer Camp!

iWalk the Eno Summer Camp is offered twice June 15-19 & June 22-26

9:00 – 3:45 MONDAY – THURSDAY, 9:00 – 4:15 FRIDAY (drop off as early as 8:30, pick up as late as 4:00 or on Friday at 4:30)
iWalk camp has lots of time outdoors, exploring nature, doing science, and becoming an Eno River State Park Junior Ranger. Campers may come for one or two weeks with a different program each week.

Click below for a 2020 iWalk the Eno Camp Application or call (919) 620-9099, x 204 to receive an application by mail. Applications taken through April 30, 2020. Cost for iWalk is $225 for one week, $400 for two weeks, plus a $20 per week application fee.

Scholarship information– Full and partial scholarships are given based on income. Any child qualifying for the federal free or reduced lunch program qualifies for a full or half scholarship respectively. Contact us if there are other circumstances that we may consider for scholarship need. If you think you qualify for a scholarship we recommend you contact us directly for a scholarship application before registering on line but we can still do it if you register for iWalk on line first and a confirmation e-mail will come with a link to the scholarship application. A $20 per week application fee is still required to reserve your space in camp. On the on -line iWalk application payment, select pay in installments and pay $20 per week per camper. Upon receiving the confirmation e-mail, open the scholarship link and complete that application.

Información sobre becas – Ofrecemos becas completas y parciales basada en su salario. Cualquier niño que cumple los requisitos para el programa federal de almuerzo gratis o rebajado puede recibir una beca completa o parcial respectivamente. Contactanos si hay otras circunstancias que podemos considerar para una beca.  Si cree que califica para una beca, le recomendamos que se ponga en contacto con nosotros directamente para una solicitud de beca antes de registrarse en línea. pero todavía podemos hacerlo si te registras en iWalk en línea primero y después de inscribirse para iWalk, va a recibir un correo electrónico de confirmación de la inscripción que tiene un enlace para la solicitud para una beca. Aún si recibe una beca, todavía necesitamos una cuota de solicitud de $20 para reservar un espacio para su niño en iWalk. En la solicitud para pago para iWalk, selecciona paga en cuota y paga $20 por semana para cada niño. Cuando recibe el correo electrónico de confirmación de inscripción, abre el enlace para becas y completar la solicitud

Are you enrolled in iWalk? A confirmation packet will be sent to your home address with drop off information and a packing list in May.  If you do not receive yours please e-mail iwalk@enoriver.org or call (919)620-9099 ext. 204.

Educators – (All teacher positions are filled for 2020)
Are you a K-8 teacher in NC? iWalk the Eno Science and Nature Camp hires educators to work one or both (preferred) sessions and pays competitive wages. Email iwalk@enoriver.org for an application to work at a great camp in the great outdoors!

Junior Mentors & Mentors
iWalk the Eno has opportunities for middle school students to join our staff as volunteer Junior Mentors and for high school students to work as Mentors (camp counselors.) A limited number of positions are open each summer, and preference is given to former iWalk campers or those with equivalent experience at camp and on the Eno. Please email iwalk@enoriver.org or call Dave at 919-620-9099, x204 to receive an application. Application deadline for mentors: March 14, 2020.

Registration opens January 15. All questions in the application are in English and Spanish.  Use the button below to  register on-line.  For a paper application e-mail iwalk@enoriver.org or call (919)620-9099 extension 204.

Registro abre 15 Enero. Todos preguntas en el solicitud son en Español y Ingles.  Use el botone bajo aplicar en linea. Para un aplicación papel correo electoníco iwalk@enoriver.org o llama (919)620-9099 extensión 204.

Application Deadline for campers is April 30.

iWalk the Eno is supported through major funding from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Duke Energy.

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