Outdoor Discovery Camps Spaces Still Available!
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Spaces remain for the youth residential camp being offered by the State Forest and Park Service. The Department of Natural Resources offers tent camping programs for youth girls and boys ages 8 – 16 years old. The 5-day, 4-night camps are located at various state parks throughout Maryland.
The camps are unique in that they offer activities which are not only filled with recreational activities, but also focus on developing environmental stewardship and Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics. Names and descriptions of the camp follow:
All camps will offer swimming, a special conversation project, campfire program, Scales and Tales program. Cost ranges from $350-500 per week depending on camp selection (all food and activities are included in cost). Transportation is also provided in the cost from Sandy Point State Park, Greenbelt National Park or Patapsco Valley State Park.
- Multi-Adventure I camps (ages 8-11) are offered at Tuckahoe State Park, Susquehanna State Park, Rocky Gap State Park and Point Lookout State Park, and offers an introduction to various activities such as horsemanship, rock climbing, ropes course participation and kayaking.
- Multi-Adventure II (ages 10-13) offer horsemanship at Tuckahoe State Park, kayaking and fishing at Point Lookout State Park and rock climbing at Rocky Gap State Park.
- Multi-Adventure III (ages 11-15) feature fishing and horsemanship at Tuckahoe State Park, rock climbing, ropes course participation and rappelling at Rocky Gap State Park.
- Travel and Adventure (ages 12-15) will backpack the Appalachian Trail and tube the Potomac River at Greenbrier State Park, canoe at Susquehanna State Park, kayaking at Janes Island State Park, bike and canoe the C&O Canal is based at Rocky Gap State Park, and backpacking at Green Ridge State Forest.
- Extreme Camp (ages 12-16) offers mountain biking, caving and whitewater rafting based at New Germany State Park.
For a brochure/application packet please contact Cindy Hawkins at 410-260-8154 (1-800-830-3974) or email@example.com. Information is also available on website http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/outdoordisc.html
Posted June 9, 2004