Paddle The Parklands Summer Camp*

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Paddle The Parklands Summer Camp*

Explore The Parklands by land and water! Campers in grades 4-6 will learn fundamental beginner paddling skills necessary for canoeing and kayaking along Floyds Fork. Campers will stomp through the creek to learn about basic stream ecology. We will practice seine net fishing to identify common fish in the creek and search for other aquatic wildlife that live in the Fork! Make sure to bring your water shoes and towels as we spend the week in the creek.  Camp locations will change throughout the week. 

A fee of $20 is charged to each participant to cover the cost of boat and life jacket. Campers paddle 3 out of the 5 days.

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Get Outside! Camps at The Parklands offer exciting, enriching, discovery-based field experiences that allow children to touch, see and learn about the world around them. Children in grades K through 6 will participate in hands-on science investigations in the natural setting of The Parklands and through the use of state-of-the-art classrooms at the PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation.

All programs offer a balanced day of in-classroom learning and outdoor field experiences. Camp hours are 9:00 AM-4:00 PM with drop-off from 8:30-9:00 AM and pick-up from 4:00-5:00 PM. Campers must provide their own sack lunch, a snack, and a bottle for water each day.



*Parklands Members save on tuition for all of our camps and paid family programs all year long. Family Memberships begin at just $50/year. Learn more about the perks of membership, including discounts from local partners, by clicking here.

Save on tuition if you register before Friday, May 5, 2017. 

$245; $220 for Members

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$2,100,000 To Date
$2,300,000 2017 Goal

Being a donor-supported public park means we rely on donations, not tax dollars, for annual operations each year. Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain, program, and further develop this extraordinary public space without charging an entry fee. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages. Help us reach our goal of sustaining The Parklands by becoming a Member today. Members make it happen!

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