Kid’s Camp -- Where It’s Cool To Conserve
06/16/2014

(FRESNO, CA) -- Over 100 local kids will kick-off their summer with a big splash at this year’s ninth annual free Kid’s Camp, presented by the City of Fresno Water Division on Wednesday, June 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Woodward Park inside the Group Activities Center located at 7775 N. Friant Rd., Fresno, CA 93720.

Kid’s Camp invites eight and nine-year-old City of Fresno residents to participate in a free, half-day event to learn more about the importance of water conservation through numerous hands-on activities.

Activities include: A morning rally with “Parker” from the Fresno Grizzlies; planting a drought-tolerant plant; watching an “Aqua-Ka-Dabra” water-themed magic show; participating in a water conservation station; learning how much water it takes to make some of our favorite local fruits and vegetables; and a special appearance from Station #13 Fresno Fire Fighters!

At the end of the day, each camper is deputized as official “Water Watchers” and encouraged to share what they have learned with their family and friends to help preserve Central Valley water.

“Instilling the importance of water conservation through education is an important piece of our work,” said Nora Laikam, water conservation supervisor for the City of Fresno. “Teaching youth the impact preserving water today has on our future is extremely valuable -- especially living in the Central Valley, where our water is such a vital resource.”

Kid’s Camp would not be possible without dozens of volunteers and partnering organizations including: City of Fresno Water Division; Tree Fresno; San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District; Fresno Grizzlies; City of Fresno Fire Department; Sarabian Farms; Sun-Maid Raisins; Wienerschnitzel; Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District; and Fresno County Farm Bureau.

Registration is still open for this year’s camp. Campers’ parents can register online at www.fresno.gov/water or by calling (559) 547-8911.

For more information, please contact Nora Laikam, water conservation supervisor at (559) 621-5305 or (559) 960-4374.

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