Saguaro National Park offers rodeo break day camp - Tucson News Now

Saguaro NP offers rodeo break day camp

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The western district of Saguaro National Park is offering a three day Wilderness Camp during the upcoming Rodeo Break, Feb. 20 – 22.

Children aged 10 to 14 will get to wander through the hidden washes of the park, while searching for animals and their signs, as well as learn how to pitch a tent, or string up a tarp shelter.  They will also learn to cook on a lightweight stove, and understand how to explore the outdoors safely. 

Camp hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.  The weekend will be capped off by a night hike, campfire and end of camp celebration.  Fees for the camp are $40 per child, which covers all three days; scholarships may be available for those who qualify.  Space is limited and reservations are required;  all paperwork must be received by Feb. 14.    

For more information about this camp contact Ranger Chip Littlefield at 733-5157 or email him at chip_littlefield@nps.gov

The camp is taking place at Tucson Mountain District (west) Environmental Education Center 2700 N. Kinney Road, Tucson 85743

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