Navigating a GPS to discover desert creatures, going on a photo safari or meeting real-life explorers, the Fairmont Scottsdale is making this summer an adventure. The luxury resort in Arizona is partnering with National Geographic for the first National Geographic Explorers Camp, exclusively for its overnight guests. From 22nd May to 7th September 2009, the camp is offering discovery-based activities for children aged 5-12, with half-day and full-day sessions. Campers trek on a “Desert Discovery” GPS treasure hunt, go on a “Photo Safari”, have fun at a “Geo Bowl” geography bee, and play on gigantic, highly-detailed maps of continents. Best of all, eight world-renowned National Geographic explorers will share stories of their adventures on select Saturdays beginning 30th May. The speakers interact with youngsters at the day camp, then give a special presentation at a Saturday dinner for the whole family. Summer room rates begin at $199 per room, with a daily $100 dining credit. The Explorers Camp is a la carte and prices start at $49 for a half-day session, and each camper receives a backpack. The Saturday speaker dinner is $15-$30 for kids and adults.
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