Check out free Winter Day Camp for kids at Deer Flat

Staffers at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge promise to answer the following questions and more, during this cool day camp for kids: Do squirrels have sleeping bags? Do bears use space heaters? Do geese eat in restaurants? How do they survive the challenges of winter?

The refuge invites students in grades 2, 3 and 4 to participate in a full day of hands-on exploration of how animals and plants survive the challenges of winter. The Hibernate, Migrate or Insulate: A Wildlife Winter Survival Guide camp is Jan. 2-3 at the refuge, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is free of charge.

The visitor center is located at the intersection of Roosevelt and Indiana in Nampa. Participants must register by December 19, 2013. For more information or to register call 208.467.9278, or email or visit

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