Junior Ranger Day Camp to be Held July 9-12 at Round Spring

youth on river bank by kayaks and river in background
Junior Rangers learn paddling safety and try kayaks, canoes, and paddle boarding at Junior Ranger Day Camp.

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News Release Date: June 29, 2018

Contact: Dave Tobey, 573-323-8093

Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814

EMINENCE, MO:  Ozark National Scenic Riverways is hosting a free Junior Ranger Day Camp at Round Spring, July 9-12. Children are invited to spend the morning with a Park Ranger from 9:00 a.m. to noon each day from Monday, July 9, through Thursday, July 12. The day camp will be a great opportunity for kids to enjoy fun, exciting and educational activities as they become "Junior Rangers."

Activities will focus on the development of outdoor skills and the study of natural wonders in the park.  On Monday, Junior Rangers will explore river critters and try their luck fishing.  Tuesday will be trails and outdoor skills day, with an opportunity to explore the newly constructed Round Spring Spur of the Ozark Trail.  On Wednesday, a paddling class will be presented by certified instructors from the American Canoe Association.  Thursday will be exploration of the underground wonders of Round Spring Cave.  At the conclusion of the program, participants will receive a Junior Ranger badge. This program is targeted at children seven to twelve years of age. Space is limited, so call the Round Spring Ranger Station at (573)323-8093 to reserve a spot for your children and to receive detailed information about the program schedule and activities.

Junior Ranger Day Camp is free and just one of many events and programs slated for 2018. For more information about special events scheduled throughout the year, contact (573)323-4236, visit the park’s Facebook page, or website at www.nps.gov/ozark

Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people. 

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Last updated: July 1, 2018

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