Spring is almost here and that means one thing if you are a kid … Spring Break! A week off school to play, explore, and have fun! Here at The Parklands we kick off spring break on our hiking trails during Spring Break Hiking Day Camps!
Camps run from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm April 2-6, 2018, and are jam packed with adventure and learning for Kindergarten through sixth grade students. Each day campers will explore a new trail in Beckley Creek Park and even some special places off the beaten path! Our knowledgeable Interpretive Rangers will guide explorations as we stomp, tromp, and splash our way through every habitat in Beckley Creek Park. Campers will search for salamanders, catch crawfish, and maybe even spot bald eagles all while learning more about the wildlife and plants that call our park home!
Camps are divided between beginner and experienced hikers. Beginner hikers can expect to walk 2-3 miles per day and experienced hikers will average 4-5 miles per day. When not out on the trail, campers will explore our playground and participate in hands on science investigations in our state of the art STEAM classrooms.
Spring break is almost here so click here to register before spaces are filled! We hope your child can join us this spring break for a romping, stomping good time at The Parklands of Floyds Fork!
As Director of Education, Curtis Carman oversees The Parklands Outdoor Classroom, promoting STEAM-based education through engaging, hands-on learning both outdoors and inside the classroom. Each year, his team of Education Specialists, Interpretive Rangers and Camp Counselors guide nearly 20,000 participants of all ages through school field trips, camps, Parklands Explorer, Junior Explorer and Wednesday Wonders. Prior to his promotion to Education Director in May of 2018, Curtis first joined The Parklands team as an Interpretive Ranger and led the department as Education Coordinator for three years. A native of Louisville and a graduate of Ballard High School, Curtis returned to his hometown after having worked as an environmental educator in Maine and Colorado at Acadia and Rocky Mountain National Parks. Curtis also served as Membership Manager at the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Curtis enjoys hiking, biking, camping and kayaking.
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