Join in the fun with families, friends and communities for the sixth annual National Wildlife Federation, the event encourages parents and kids alike to trade their website for a campsite and screen time for green time to experience a night under the stars with Mother Nature.
Hungry Mother State Park will offer families several opportunities to get outside and play. The day will start with a geocaching adventure in which families can use GPS units to play this fun game. In the afternoon, park interpreters will show off some of Virginia’s native animals and help guests decorate hiking sticks. In the evening, guests can sample campfire cooking as done by Carrie Sparks of Marion. The day will be capped by an exciting program called “Snakes!”, presented by Connie Deegan of Johnson City, Tenn. Contact the Discovery Center for more information: 781-7400.
10:00 a.m. – Geo-who? Geo-what? Geocaching! – Geocaching is the new craze! Use a GPS unit to go on this high-tec treasure hunt. $3/person
2:00 p.m. – Beachcombing – A park interpreter will be on the beach with some interesting items from the natural world. FREE
4:00 p.m. – Trick Your Stick – Customize your own hiking stick! Sticks and materials provided. $3/person
6:00 p.m. – Campfire Cooking – Stop by the picnic area and see what Carrie Sparks is cooking over the open flame. FREE
Reservations for any campground at Hungry Mother State Park can be made online or by calling 1-800-933-7275. Reservations are taken for specific campgrounds however, site location is on a first come, first serve basis.