Chester County Night School

Intro To The Wild - NEW!

Our Intro. to the Wild course is an exciting introduction to all the joys and benefits of outdoor recreation in wild spaces for kids! The positive benefits of spending time in natural environments are well documented and are even being included in wellness prescriptions by physicians around the world. The course will focus on key skills and safety needed to maximize the fun of participating in outdoor activities with a heavy focus on hiking and backpacking. We will meet each day at Harmony Hill Nature Preserve in Downingtown for learning and adventure. Highlights will include backcountry safety, equipment use and set up, map skills, Leave No Trace practices, bear bagging, pack rafting, waste management, staying found, as well as trip planning and leadership skills. The course will culminate with an exciting and challenging 2 day (7/11 and 7/12) adventure hike at French Creek in which our learning from the week will be put to use. Join us for an awesome week outside! Equipment necessary for this trip includes a backpack (book bag with shoulder straps), water for the day, sturdy closed toe footwear (NO FLIPFLOPS or SANDALS), weather appropriate clothing, rain gear, snack/food, sunscreen and anything else your child will need to be comfortable. All possessions should fit inside or be attached to your child's backpack. In the event of a popup thunderstorm, participants will shelter in a leader's car until it is deemed safe to reenter forest. Due to the nature of this experience and safety concerns, children who do not comply with leader rules and behavioral expectations will be dismissed from the program. IMPORTANT: Transportation to Harmony Hill and French Creek is not provided.

Dates:July 8-12, 2019   
Number of Sessions:5
Meets:M, Tu, W, Th, F : M, Tu, W 8 AM - 12; TH, F 8:00 AM - 3:00 P
Location:Harmony Hil Nature Preserve
Instructor:Instructor Information

Notes:Recommended age: 10-12 . If your child is staying for both sessions they may bring a non-perishable bag lunch along with a check for $10 payble to CCNS andd give to teacher the firsst day of camp. (This is a per day charge)

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