Outdoor activities for kidsWritten by Admin
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.
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.