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Alex Fukuchi Pays It Forward -- One Camper at a Time

What happens to a child who attends an educational program at Riverbend Environmental Education Center?  There is nothing better than being able to share the story of a maturing educator who returns to inspire the next generation of young learners.

Alex Fukuchi said it was “working with top-notch educators at Riverbend, who are able to answer almost any question,” that led to his current major at Boston University and his interest in working to advance environmental policy.  When he was 12, Alex said his parents sent him with his sister Claire to Riverbend summer camp. It was one of the few camps that could accommodate different ages and a broad range of outdoor interests. After Alex’s first experiences, he returned as a junior volunteer, educator in training, and then as an assistant educator. Alex says working at Riverbend’s summer camp “is so much more than being a camp counselor... “it’s possible to learn and teach at a higher level, be in nature, and still have fun!”

Riverbend’s 11-12-week summer camp program offers children the opportunity to unwind, explore nature and most importantly, have fun! Through nature study and investigation, games, crafts, hikes and more, our professional educators  guide children in the type of science-based learning only nature can provide.