Urban kids meet Mother Nature

Pictures and Text by Joshua Smith

Archery, climbing trees and hiking to the top of Panola Mountain are just some of the activities students of the South DeKalb Family YMCA are experiencing in the Arabia Mountain Heritage Alliance’s free camp this summer.

The program, running June 22 to July 17, is a partnership between Arabia and metro Atlanta-area YMCAs to expose urban children ages 6-11 to wildlife, horticulture and all things nature. Arabia wants the kids to learn early how to enjoy and preserve surrounding wildlife gems for generations to come. Read the full story here