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Burgess Falls Educates Jr. Rangers at Winter Camp
The second winter Jr. Rangers Day Camp this year will take on Saturday. (Photo: Burgess Falls Facebook)

Burgess Falls Educates Jr. Rangers at Winter Camp

Burgess Falls will host the second Jr. Rangers Day this winter on Saturday.

Park Manager Bill Summers said the winter camp differs from the spring camps.

“They vary. This particular camp in winter will [have] winter identification of trees and plants,” Summers said. “We will have several different hikes. We will also be working on tracks, track casting and a few other topics on birds of prey, reptiles, and a few other things.”

The second winter Jr. Rangers Day Camp this year will take on Saturday. (Photo: Burgess Falls Facebook)

Summers said the winter camp allows 6-year-olds to 13-year-olds to experience the outdoors.

“It’s a chance for them to get out learn a little bit more about the natural environment, also one of there local parks. Usually, we have them during the week but this year we thought we would try to have a couple on Saturdays,” Summers said. “But it is a good opportunity. A lot of times the kids just don’t have time to get out.”

Summers said Burgess Falls has hosted a Jr. Rangers Day for 13 years.

The first winter camp took place last Saturday. In the case of inclement weather, Summers said the Jr. Rangers will stay inside.

“This last Saturday, we were inside and out. When the weather was good we took a hike,” Summers said. “Then when it was a little misty and rainy we came inside and worked on track casting and crafts and a couple other programs with the mammals and birds of prey.”

The camp will take place on Saturday, December 15. Summers said the park has a few spots open for the camp. Those interested should call Burgess Falls Park to register.

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