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National Parks Service Opens Environmental Education Camp

Camp Brookside

A camp for environmental education is now open to the public in Summers County, West Virginia.

The Register-Herald reports that Camp Brookside celebrated its opening Saturday afternoon.

National Park Service District Supervisor David Bieri says the camp is opening as a residential center and environmental education center for locals.

He says Camp Brookside will feature day camps and overnight activities for children. It will also include activities such as paddle board lessons, Tai Chi, hikes, yoga and more.

The camp was formerly an employee camp for Union Carbide employees from Alloy, West Virginia. It was bought by the National Parks Service in 1993 and was restored thanks to funds by West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd, who died in 2010.