Junior Ranger programs will continue this week at Occoneechee State Park. Students who attend all eight sessions will earn a Junior Ranger badge. However, attending all sessions is not required. Each session has a new theme, new game, and new things to learn!
On the 22nd the Raccoon Rangers, ages 4-6 starting at 9 am, and the Junior Rangers ages 7-9 at 10:30 am will learn about Raccoons. Then at 1 pm the Adventure Rangers ages 10-12 will learn about Ants.
On the 23rd, the Raccoon Rangers at 9 am, and Junior Rangers at 10:30 am will learn about Ants. The Adventure Rangers at 1 pm will learn basic campfire cooking.
On the 24th at 6 pm, meet at the Visitor Center for a Hayride! At 8:30pm, we will have “Campfire 101” where we will teach guests how to build a campfire, then at 9 pm we will have a Campfire and tell the stories about the Occoneechi Indians and roast marshmallows.
On the 25th at 2 pm, children can learn about Nature’s Superheroes in a fun activity. At 3:30 pm, park guests have the opportunity to create their very own Dream Catcher and hear two legends behind this Native American craft. At 6 pm, join us for a beginner’s Canoe Trip. Then at 9 pm, experience the nighttime like the nocturnal animals do on a Night Hike.
On the 26th at 1 pm, take a tour of the museum in our Visitor Center and learn about the Occoneechee way of life. At 2:30 pm, learn the Fishing Basics. At 5 pm, walk the Plantation Trail (about 1.1 mile moderate hike) and learn about the fascinating history of the Occoneechee Plantation in our Plantation Tour. At 7 pm, join us in Colonial Games, and experience new games and old time favorites that the colonists played in the 1800s.
A getaway to Occoneechee State Park would be a great way for the family to have some fun together before the kids go back to school. With easy access to Buggs Island Lake (Kerr Reservoir), and shopping nearby in the beautiful lakeside town of Clarksville, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. There is still time to reserve a cabin or campsite for this coming weekend! Call our reservation center at (800) 933-PARK (7275) or visit us online.
Fees may apply. Call Occoneechee State Park office for details. (434) 374-2210