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Fresh Air Family

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About Fresh Air Family:

Unlike most camps, Fresh Air Family employs educators with advanced degrees  either masters or Ph.D.s , plus expert naturalists to teach your child or children at camp.  We offer school field trips, summer and holiday camps, and family events throughout Alabama. Founded in 2006, Fresh Air Family has grown to offer more than 400 outdoor activities to an outreach of more than 10,000 people. Programs include hiking, camping, canoeing, birding, star gazing, fossil hunting, orienteering, caving and searching for creatures great and small. If you are interested in Membership, please visit the Fresh Air Family Membership Page! More at



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Verna Gates, Ethnobotanist, Founder and

Executive Director. She is pictured with a Fresh Air Family scholar who won a competitive academic scholarship with our recommendation.



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