February 12, 2018
Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535, or 636-795-1137, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Charles County, Missouri – Three programs are being offered in one day on Saturday, March 10, at Indian Camp Creek Park near Wentzville. Children and adults can discover nature, get active, and give back to the community when they register for the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department’s “What’s in the Woods?”, “Hiking 101 for Kids,” and/or our first “Trail Work Day” of the year. The programs are free, but space is limited and registration is required.
Children ages 6-12 can be a nature detective from 9–10:30 a.m. at the “What’s in the Woods?” event, followed by “Hiking 101 for Kids” from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. While the kids are learning and playing, adults can enjoy the park at the same time by joining us from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. for a “Trail Work Day.”
The fun begins with “What’s in the Woods?” This guided adventure takes you through the park to discover tracks, scat and signs of animals so be sure to dress for the weather. After exploring the woods, we’ll make a creative nature craft.
The fun doesn’t stop there! Lace up your most comfortable walking shoes and hit the trails with “Hiking 101 for Kids.” Our experienced trekker teaches basic map-reading and trail-marking skills that prepare you for hiking year-round in Missouri. You’ll learn what clothing and other gear are essential for hiking and even whip up a batch of trail mix! Both programs are ideal for scouts and other youth groups looking for opportunities to meet merit badge requirements.
While the kids are exploring the park, adult volunteers are encouraged to make a mark on a St. Charles County Park by assisting with a “Trail Work Day.” Park staff and members of Gateway Off-Road Cyclists (GORC) lead this trail carving program. Volunteers should bring a set of gloves, a pair of sturdy boots and safety glasses. After the trail building project is complete, lunch is provided to all who lend a hand.
For more information about the programs or to pre-register, call the parks department at 636-949-7535, or visit us online at www.stccparks.org and click on “activity registration.”