South Dakota State Parks Offers Nature Camps for Kids
PIERRE, S.D. – Four South Dakota state parks are hosting nature day camps in June for kids ages 7-12. The camps are a great way for kids to explore the surrounding recreation areas and focus on the outdoors.
Kids’ fishing will be held at Lake Poinsett Recreation Area near Arlington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 12, and at Angostura Recreation Area near Hot Springs from 9:30 a.m. to noon MDT on Wednesday, June 13. Call 605-627-5441 to register for the Lake Poinsett camp and 605-745-6996 to register for the Angostura camp.
Kids will learn all about frogs at Palisades State Park near Garretson on Thursday, June 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. CDT. Participants will enjoy a hands-on lesson, craft project, hike and games. Call 605-594-3824 for more information or to register.
North Point Recreation Area is hosting a Nature Day Camp on Thursday, June 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. CDT at Lake Wagner City Park in Wagner. Activities include disc golf, arts and crafts, nature exploration, kayaking and archery. Call 605-487-7046 for more information.
While the camps are geared for kids ages 7-12, younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult. Kids are reminded to wear clothing appropriate for the weather, and also bring bug spray, drinking water and shoes comfortable for walking. Sandals are not appropriate. No snacks or refreshments will be provided, but kids are welcome to bring their own. There is no fee for the camp; however a park entrance license is required.
For a complete list of state park events, visit South Dakota state parks on the web at www.gfp.sd.gov