South Dakota's Oakwood Lakes State Park Offers Summer Nature Camp for Kids

VOLGA, S.D. – Oakwood Lakes State Park near Volga will host a fishing nature day camp for kids ages 7-12 on Tuesday, June 5.

“This is a great opportunity for kids to discover the outdoors,” said Randy Pitts, park manager. “The kids will spend the day casting, cooking on a campfire, making crafts and playing games.”

The day camp will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CDT. Fishing poles will be provided.

While the camp is geared for kids ages 7-12, younger children may attend if accompanied by adults. Kids should wear clothing appropriate for the weather, and also bring bug spray, drinking water and comfortable walking shoes. No snacks or refreshments will be provided, so kids are encouraged to bring lunch.

Reservations are required for the camp and can be made by calling Oakwood Lakes State Park at 605-627-5441.

Oakwood Lakes State Park will offer two more day camps this summer on July 10 and Aug. 7. Neighboring Lake Poinsett Recreation Area will host Nature Day camps on June 12, July 17 and Aug. 9.

There is no fee for the camps, but a park entrance license is required.

Oakwood Lakes State Park is located 10 miles northwest of Volga, off U.S. Highway 14. For more information on the programming schedule throughout the summer season, visit South Dakota State Parks on the Web at www.gfp.sd.gov or call 605-773-3391.

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