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Bea Pocahontas State Park Junior Ranger!
Pocahontas State Park is pleased to offer a new Junior Ranger Activity Book for children ages 5-12. The activity book offers 3 activity levels by age range. The activities encourage and facilitateexploring the park, learningabout the park's history, discovering nature through hands-on experiencesand enjoying the park's outdoor recreational activities.
To become a Junior Ranger, children must complete their age level activities in the Activity Book and attend 4 ranger-led programs. The programs may include guided hikes, nature programs, Junior Ranger specific events and summer day camps. Children completing the program requirements will receive a Jr. Ranger patch.
Children ages 5 – 12 enjoy the Junior Ranger program at Pocahontas State Park
Jr. Ranger Family Amazing Race
Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $8/couple or $12/family.Registration is requiredand deadline isApril 22!
Calling all children ages 5-12 and their families to participate in a great day of fun and adventure with our new Jr. Ranger program in connection with Kids to Park Day. Jr. Ranger Family Amazing Race is loosely based on the TV show "The Amazing Race" with directions to locations in the park and challenges like road blocks and detours. Unlike the TV show, no one will be eliminated as emphasis is on completing the challenges and not finishing the race first. Participation in our "race" will jump start your way to becoming a Pocahontas State Park Jr. Ranger!
Rules to participate:
1. Children ages 5-12 may participate with an adult only (adult meaning age 18 and older).
2. Couples consist of one Jr. Ranger child and an adult.
3. Family participants must include at least one Jr. Ranger child.
4. No vehicles may be used to get to "race" locations. Bikes and on foot are transportation options.
5. Appropriate footwear must be worn (no flip-flops or heels).
Contact Krista Weatherford by email to receive an electronic application or visitthe park office topick upan application.
Pocahontas State Park is located in Chesterfield County, about 20 miles from Richmond. It's easily accessible from Interstate 95, Route 288 and Route 360. See below for detailed directions.
Drive Time: Northern Virginia, two hours; Richmond, half an hour; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two hours; Roanoke, three hours.