Redstreak launched Junior Naturalists summer camp

Parents, summer is just around the corner! Are you worried your kids will waste all of their time indoors? Do your kids love being outside? Are they always climbing that tree, finding that gopher tunnel, or jumping in puddles?

Junior Naturalists at Redstreak Campground will learn about the cultural and natural history of  Kootenay National park through games and other activities.

Junior Naturalists at Redstreak Campground will learn about the cultural and natural history of Kootenay National park through games and other activities.

Parents, summer is just around the corner! Are you worried your kids will waste all of their time indoors? Do your kids love being outside? Are they always climbing that tree, finding that gopher tunnel, or jumping in puddles?

If so, come check out the Junior Naturalist Program at the Redstreak Campground just outside Radium this summer!

The Junior Naturalist Program is a two-hour summer camp that runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 7 to August 20 at the Redstreak Campground.

This year the program will also run several Sundays: July 31, as well as August 7 and 14.

The program’s goal is to excite youth about the cultural and natural history of Kootenay National Park and the great outdoors.

Each day will have a theme — wildfires and wetlands, as well as many, many more. During the camp, we will go on explorative hikes, play interactive games and examine hands on models and artifacts.

Moreover, participants will get the chance to meet Parks Canada staff and co-op students who will share their favorite stories and current research. In short, the idea is for kids to have a blast and enjoy the wonders of Kootenay National Park.

The price for the program is $5 per day.

For those wanting to register more than one child or for multiple days the prices are as follows: three day week $10, four day week $15, two kids $8 and a 10 day punch pass $25.

Drop ins are also welcome.

For more information or to pre-register call 250-347-6525 or friendsofkootenay@gmail.com.

You can also drop in and visit us at the Visitor Information Center in Radium Hot Springs. Or check out our blog at jnpandfriendsofkootenay.blogspot.com.

Spela Grasic

Friends of Kootenay National Park