What are you doing this summer? In 2019 the ABA has not one, not two, but THREE amazing programs (and four camp sessions) for young birders ages 13-19. Space is still available for all programs, but we expect them to fill quickly. Read on to learn more, and click the links for details, including registration information.

Teen Week in Costa Rica
July 21 – 26, 2019
Ages 15-19

Red-headed Barbet (Photo: Sam Miller)

The first ever American Birding Association and Hog Island Audubon Camp joint session is heading to Costa Rica! The trip will include trips to Volcan National Parque, La Selva Biological Station, and a night program at Tirimbina Biological Station. Arenal Lodge and Selva Verde Lodge will serve as our base camps as we partake in evening lectures by local bird guides and biologists and night hikes into the tropical forest. Selva Verde is located 2 hours from San Jose and comprises 500 acres of rainforest.

Camp Avocet
July 26 – August 2, 2019
Ages 13-18

Camp Avocet is based at the University of Delaware’s stunning Virden Retreat Center in historic Lewes, Delaware, only minutes away from two major National Wildlife Refuges and a short ride to six, ecologically-based birding regions. Campers are housed and fed in the newly updated Virden Retreat Center dorms and dining hall with the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean only yards away, this is beach birding at its best!

Questions? Contact Camp Avocet Director Bill Stewart.

Camp Colorado
Session I (July 27 – August 2, 2019)
Session II (August 6 – August 12, 2019)
Ages 13-18

Join us as we explore Colorado from grassland to glaciers. From the shortgrass prairie of northeastern Colorado to the aspen groves and alpine tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park, Camp Colorado has it all! We’ll be based out of the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, bordering the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park. An amazing diversity of ecosystems lies within a few hours of Estes Park, giving campers the chance to experience many of Colorado’s varied life zones and birds. Over the course of this seven-day experience, campers will take their birding and field skills to the next level, meet other young birders with similar interests, and of course, immerse themselves the bird life and natural history of Colorado.

Questions? Contact Camp Colorado Director Jennie Duberstein.