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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to hold first annual Junior Ranger Day Camp

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – It is our pleasure to announce Dunbar Cave State Natural Area’s first annual Junior Ranger Day Camp. This camp is designed for children ages 8 and 9 years old. Programs will help children build a better relationship with the great outdoors and have fun, while learning.

Camp will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Wednesday – Friday, June 18th-20th. Participants must attend all three days to earn a Tennessee State Parks Jr. Ranger certificate and badge.

Dunbar Cave State Park - Swan Lake

Dunbar Cave State Park – Swan Lake

Topics that will be covered are the following: Safety, Bats and Cave, Plants, Insects, Canoeing, Water Critters, Birds of Prey and Snakes. Campers will also do a service project to help out the park and its wildlife.

This project may include making a bird house or feeder or helping to beautify the park.  A schedule of activities and a list of requirements will be sent to campers once they are registered.

This camp is provided free by the State of Tennessee State Parks. It is limited to the first 30 participants to be registered. Reservations will be taken from 8:00am–4:30pm, May 15th–31st at 931.648.5526.

There are two ways to become an official Tennessee State Parks’ Junior Ranger. One is to attend a camp. If child(ren) is/are unable to go to a camp, then interested kids ages 6-14 may complete a series of activities found in the Junior Ranger Adventure Guide. The sign-up process is easy. To get started, sign up for a Junior Ranger Camp by contacting the office of participating state parks.

Free Junior Ranger Adventure Guides are available at any state park. To download a copy of the Adventure Guide or to find upcoming Junior Ranger Camps in your area, visit www.tnstateparks.com/junior_ranger .

The state parks’ Junior Ranger Program is designed with flexibility in mind so that participants can choose their own path and set their own pace. Junior Rangers, along with their families, can enjoy exploring parks, touring visitor centers, attending park programs, hiking the trails and experiencing all the fun and exciting adventures Tennessee’s great state parks have to offer.


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