July 11, 2016

Contact: Communications Office

Cave Conservation Corps Day Camp at Onondaga Cave State Park July 12-14

Children are invited to three days of fun at the Cave Conservation Corps Day Camp. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12-14 at Onondaga Cave State Park near Leasburg.

Children ages nine to 14 will get to spend three days with park naturalists learning about caves, cave geology, cave ecosystems, cave biology, the cave food chain and cave preservation. Activities will take place above and below ground and participants in the day camp will get an opportunity to help restore a portion of the cave by participating in a cave restoration project. They will also have a wild caving experience hosted by trained professional cavers.

Parents are welcome to stay for the day camp but they are not required to attend with their children.

Registration is required and small fee associated with the day camp will be issued to cover the cost of educational materials supplied by the Onondaga Friends Association. Attendance to the day camp will be limited to 20 participants.

Onondaga is located seven miles southeast of the Leasburg exit off Interstate 44 on Highway H. For more information about the event, call 573-522-3760. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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