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Outdoor activities for kids

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Junior Ranger Day gives kids a taste of park life

Budding park rangers will have a chance to get up close and personal with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during Junior Ranger Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25. 

Activities at Oconaluftee Visitor Center will include ranger-guided walks, historic toy and touch tables with animal skins, skulls and scat, as well as a chance to talk to a real wildland firefighter and make dinner bells at a blacksmith shop. Children who complete three specially planned activities will earn a Junior Ranger patch. 

All activities are free. Visitor center located on U.S. 441 north of Cherokee, just inside the main N.C. entrance of the park. Activities also held on the Tennessee side of the park at Sugarlands and Cades Cove. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 865.436.1292.

 

Registration open for summer camp in Waynesville

Registration is open for summer day-camp with Waynesville Parks and Recreation. 

The camp, held June 8 to Aug. 14, will be based out of the Waynesivlle Recreation Center but will spend plenty of time outside. Campers will be divided into three groups: pre-K to first grade, second to fourth grade and fifth to seventh grade. 

Limited space available. $655 for rec center members and $680 for nonmembers before April 30. Prices then increase to $700 and $725, respectively, with registration open through May 18. 

828.456.2030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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