Junior Ranger Camp II at Island Ford
Rising 4th - 6th Graders, 9:30-3:30
Located At Island Ford, Chattahoochee River Recreation Area
During the week at Island Ford, the campers will learn and exemplify knowledge of wilderness safety and first aid skills both on the river and in the National Park. Each day, campers will engage in nature discovery, trail walks, arts & crafts, and games. Campers will practice safety strategies learned during the week by canoeing in the small pond, performing accurate safety skits when given a specific situation, and accurately filling out safety pages in Junior Ranger booklet. We will be learning about the importance of the Chattahoochee River to Native American tribes such as the Cherokee and the Creek, specifically how the land and river were used for survival. Campers will be taught orienteering skills including using both a compass and GPS to navigate throughout the park and we’ll explore the ponds/watersheds of the park while discussing conservation methods. Campers will explore native plants and animals and will learn to identify various types of flora and fauna in the National Park and described the relationship between the river, land, flora, and fauna. At the end of the week, parents are invited to join us as the campers receive their Junior Ranger badges in a presentation led by the Rangers of the Chattahoochee National River Area. For more information and directions about our camp site, go to: http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/islandford.htm. Limit 15 campers.
Rising 4th - 6th Graders (in Fall 2012)
This program is no longer active.