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Covenant Point’s Rockin’ Robins prepare for 15th year

Youth have the opportunity to experience the Rockin’ Robbins program at Covenant Point. (submitted photo)
 IRON RIVER—Covenant Point Bible Camp’s annual Rockin’ Robins nature program is celebrating its 15th year this May.
    Focusing on outdoor exploration and nature-related activities, this program uniquely highlights the special connection that can form between generations. Adult “big buddy” volunteers are paired with “little buddy” kindergartners and first-graders to discover the natural world together.
    Covenant Point staff help facilitate through hands-on experiences, such as how birds use their beaks, identifying signs of spring in the woods, using binoculars to track bird species, bird feeders or building nests, planting flowers or hiding toad houses.
    Snacks, games and reading nature stories round out the two-hour program.
    Rockin’ Robins was developed and started in 1995 by Chrissy Larson, a former Covenant Point staff member and resident of Iron River. Some of the original adult volunteers who were present from the beginning are still today a part of the action.
    Stambaugh Elementary teacher Linnea Johnson directed the nature program from 2003 to 2006. Covenant Point staff member Jane Frasier has carried on the leadership of this program since.
    This spring, Rockin’ Robins will take place on May 1, May 8 and May 15. Transportation is provided to and from the program, with pick-up at the Stambaugh Elementary gym, immediately following the school day.
    Return transportation arrives at the Windsor Center by 5:30 p.m.
    Flyers and permission forms will be sent home with each kindergartner and first-grader in April, and can also be downloaded at www.cpbc.com/rockinrobins.
    For more information, call Jane Frasier at Covenant Point at 265-2117.