Shenandoah River State Park’s 2013 Junior Ranger Day Camp for children 7 – 12 years was a blast! On Monday, this years campers greatly enjoyed the Park’s new archery course. Pre-teens are amazingly good at Sherwood Forest activities. We also made paleoindian clay pots. Tuesday we led a Leave no Trace program with emphasize on outdoor ethics with signs and hiking staves. A tube float on the River will got campers wet and close to what is down there, with the help of the Friends of the North Fork and their Educational Director, Cindy Frenzel. Birds rounded out the week – eating habits, nests, and bird calls All activities are designed to heighten a child’s awareness of, and appreciation for, the natural environment. Each camper became a Shenandoah River State Park Junior Ranger.
Each year camp is limited to 15 per week and pre-registration is required. There is a $10 fee. Look for information about the 2014 camp in May of next year.
Junior Ranger Day Camp is sponsored by the Friends. The Friends also sponsor a self-guided Junior Ranger program for children and their parents.
For more information on either program call the Park, 540-622-6840, or write Shenandoah River State Park, 350 Daughter of Stars Drive, Bentonville, VA 22610, attention Junior Ranger.