WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Kourtney
Mottern, a junior in the sustainable business management track within the
business administration major at Lycoming
College, has been selected as one of the first summer environmental education
interns at Camp Victory, in Millville.
The announcement was made by Dr. Peter Petokas, research associate with the Collegeâ€™s
and Jamie Huntley, executive director of Camp Victory.Â
will work alongside another intern, Emily Fogoros of Bloomsburg, at the new
Camp Victory Nature Center preparing and administering environmental education
programs to special needs children.Â
Victory provides a summer camp experience to children who cannot otherwise
attend a regular summer camp. The new nature center was opened in July 2012 and
is heavily used by summer campers and by students from local school districts.
and Fogoros will assist in the development of nature center resources in
addition to providing daily education to campers. Petokas helped secure the needed
funding for the new internship program and will serve as mentor for the interns
during the 2013 summer season.
The internship is funded by the Degenstein Foundation. Current freshmen,
sophomores and juniors may apply for the summer internships, and those selected
will be offered a stipend, room and board at the 250-acre camp. The camp is
especially interested in hosting student interns who enjoy working with special
needs children and those with an interest in environmental education.
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