Martinak State Park Hosts Junior Ranger and Park Pals Programs
Denton, Md. (June 18, 2012) – School is out for the season and the first official day of summer is right around the corner! What better way for kids to celebrate than with exciting, outdoor nature camps. The Maryland Park Service invites children ages 4 to 12 to take part in educational activities and games at its Junior Rangers or Park Pals programs in Caroline County, Wednesday evenings starting June 27.
Park Pals: Ages 4 to 7
This program features games, snacks, stories and other fun nature-related activities. Participants will earn a badge and other goodies at the final session’s awards ceremony and a family picnic. The program is $20 and advance registration is required. Park Pals will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., every Wednesday from June 27 to August 1, with the exception of July 4.
Junior Rangers: Ages 7 to 12
Rangers and naturalists will lead campers through the fundamentals of environmental education and stewardship through recreational activities, lessons and games related to nature. Each session consists of activities surrounding a specific natural resources topic. Each Junior Ranger will receive a membership card, quest book and badge at the ending awards ceremony and family picnic. The program is $25 per child and advance registration is recommended. The camp will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., every Wednesday from June 27 to August 1, with the exception of July 4.
In celebration of Maryland’s abundant natural resources and exciting recreational opportunities, Governor Martin O’Malley proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month in Maryland for the sixth year in a row, and the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature is helping citizens find a way to celebrate! The inaugural Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days encourages everyone to get outside and explore the State’s natural wonders through a wide array of fun events and activities June 9-23. Catch a fish, watch wildlife, follow a trail, go for a swim, take part in the Great American Backyard Campout - it’s all available somewhere nearby!
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Contact: Josh Davidsburg
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov