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Nature Day Camp keeps kids outdoors

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- There is a camp in Yakima where nature and the outdoors keeps children off the couch all day. The children at Nature Day Camp get their hands literally dirty with nature. With nature. The camp has two major themes, which are the use of plants and backyard habitats. The children make all kinds of things with plants, such as medicine, clothing and music. They try to be outside all day long.

The adults who work there say they enjoy it as much as the campers. "I couldn't choose a better office. I get to spend the entire day building forts and playing in the water, catching bugs with kids, and it's a chance to relive my childhood," said Michelle Lester, who is the camp supervisor.

Campers write in nature journals so they can remember everything they learn, but some of those memories will not be hard to forget. Nature Day Camp has one more week open starting on Monday the 25th. Contact the Yakima Area Arboretum for more information, 248-7337 or