Fontenelle Forest’s first-ever nature day camp specifically designed for children in wheelchairs will take place this week.

The Bellevue camp, “Wheeling Through the Forest – Have to Have a Habitat,” is intended for children from ages 6 to 11 with an adult or teen companion.

It will run from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday and focus on what plants and animals need to survive, how they adapted to meet these needs and the differences between a forest and a wetlands habitat.

Campers will meet animals, conduct experiments and more.

They’ll tour the Raptor Woodland Refuge and spend a day in the wetlands observing aquatic life.

“We believe everyone benefits from spending time in the forest – fresh air, the quiet space away from urban development, the opportunities to learn from the land and animals,” Fontenelle Forest Executive Director Merica Whitehall said in a news release.

The camp is $135 for members, $200 for non-members. Those interested can register online at

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