Summer camp opportunities available for middle school students

Learning commingled with recreation in a parklike setting is available this summer for students who will be attending middle school next fall.

Camp Green Meadows is offering a summer recreation camp to incoming sixth- through eighth-graders. The program runs June 9-13 at Camp Green Meadows in Fish Camp and the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite National Park.

The summer camp will include trail hikes, exploring Big Creek and a day trip exploring Yosemite.

“We are looking forward to offering a summer camp program that will be excitingly different from what we do during the school year,” said Green Meadows Principal Bob Bassett. “It really is a great opportunity for the children of Merced County and surrounding areas.”

To make the summer camp a reality, Green Meadows needs a minimum of 50 campers to register by the May 23 deadline. Registration is first come, first served and the price is $300 per child with all meals, activities and lodging included.

Children will be picked up in Merced on the morning of June 9 and returned June 13 in the early afternoon.

Checks and money orders can be used to pay registration fees. Registration packets can be picked up at the Merced County Office of Education, Building J, 632 W. 13th St., or downloaded from

Completed packets and payment can be dropped off in Room J-1 with LaRae Demorest, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. She can be reached at (209) 381-6630.

High school cabin leaders are also sought to spend the week at Green Meadows.

For more information, call Camp Green Meadows at (559) 642-0122 or email Bob Bassett at