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Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

Outdoor activities for kids

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Free adventure camp offered for teens

A free summer adventure camp will give Haywood County’s current and rising high school freshmen a chance to experience everything from hiking to gardening to fishing while also learning ways to survive the ups and downs of high school. 

The Summer Soar camp, hosted by Haywood Community Learning Center, will run 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday from July 13 to July 30. In addition to outdoor activities, campers will engage in hands-on activities to work through Sean Covey’s The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Every Make: A Guide for Teens to discuss topics such as school stress, addictions, dating and self-worth. 

Space is limited. Carolina Brown-Williamson, 828.454.6590, ext. 106. 


Junior Forester program offered

A bi-weekly Junior Forester program for kids ages 8 to 12 has started up for the summer at the Cradle of Forestry in America. 

The program, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will be held on Wednesdays, July 8, July 22 and Aug. 5. The sessions, respectively, will focus on ecosystems, animal habitats and species identification skills. 

Programs are held outside, with close-toed shoes, a small backpack and water required. 

$4 for kids and $2.50 for adults. RSVP to 828.877.3130. Located on U.S. 276 in the Pisgah National Forest about 25 miles from Waynesville. 

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