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Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain District Offers Youth Outdoor Camps October through April

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Date: September 19, 2018
Contact: Heather Taylor, 520-733-8614

Saguaro National Park News Release 18-31
For Immediate Release
September 12, 2018
Contact: Heather Taylor at (520) 733-8614

Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain District Offers Youth Outdoor Camps October through April Participants explore the wilds of the park and experience the wonders of nature as they are guided by experienced and enthusiastic staff. Campers set up tents and string up tarps for shelter at their base camp, learn how to use a backpack stove to cook hot chocolate and soup, discover the desert’s secrets as they wander through the hidden washes searching for animals and their signs, and learn how to explore the outdoors safely. The camp ends with an informal celebration and ceremony. While waiting for your child, join us at the family campfire for hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting 30 minutes before pick up. Explorer Camps welcome youth ages 9-10 years old. Camp hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The $20.00 camp fee and registration paperwork must be received by stated deadline. Registration is currently open for all camps. 

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 Deadline: Friday, October 5th, 2018 
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 Deadline: Friday, November 16th, 2018
Saturday, January 19th, 2019 Deadline: Friday, Janury 11th, 2019
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 Deadline: Friday, March 15th, 2019
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 Deadline: Friday, April 12th, 2019

To register, please contact the Education Team at 520-733-8614, or by email at Space is limited and reservations are required. Scholarships may be available. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list.

Where: Tucson Mountain District (Saguaro West) Environmental Education Center 2700 North Kinney Road Tucson, Arizona 85743 -NPSAbout the National Park Service – More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 398 national park units and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-tohome recreational opportunities. Learn more at

Last updated: September 19, 2018

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