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Kayaking, outdoors at night, creek hiking set at county park

Aug 08, 2018

Jefferson County Conservation has several upcoming programs for youth at Jefferson County Park.

Several sessions of “Kayak Test Drive” for fourth- through 12-graders are set Monday and Tuesday at Jefferson County Park Shelter No. 3.

Three one-hour sessions are being offered at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. each day to kids who have never paddled before. Each session is limited to three youth. They will learn a few basic skills to get them started kayaking. The fee is $2. Preregistration is required by calling 472-4421.

“Night Owls Camp” is set from 8:30-11 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16. The camp is for students going into third and fourth grades. The two evenings of activities — from star gazing to owl calling — will help participants become more comfortable in the outdoors from dusk ’til dawn. Preregistration is required by calling 472-4421.

“Creek Hike” is planned from 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 for youth going into third and fourth grades. “Boots or old tennis shoes are a must, and you have to wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and dirty,” said Jefferson County Naturalist Therese Cummiskey. The fee is $10, and preregistration is required by calling 472-4421.

To see details, read the Naturally Speaking newsletter on the Jefferson County Conservation website at www.jeffersoncountyconservation.com under the “What’s New & Edu. Programs” tab.

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