BY MELANIE BUCK –
Cossatot River State Park will offer a series of summer camps for kids while they are out on their annual summer break from school. The camps will take participants on a variety of adventures, while providing life skills knowledge in the great outdoors.
The first in the series is Kids Nature Camp, designed for ages 6-8, and will be held June 7th through June 9th, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you would like your child to get out more and enjoy nature, then this camp is for them. During the three-day camp, they will explore the Cossatot River by participating in hikes, adventures, close-up nature studies, hands on activities and crafts. Fee provides for a gift bag and daily snacks. Reservations are required by calling (870) 385-2201. Admission is $40 per camper.
The second is the 4-Day Ecology Camp for ages 9-13. This camp will be held June 20th through June 23rd, also from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Explore the secrets of nature by discovering what an ecosystem is and what ecosystem you are in at Cossatot River State Park while participating in hands-on activities, close-up nature studies, and experiencing the fun of an Ecologist adventure. Enjoy healthy outdoor fun through ecologist experiments, wade in or along the Cossatot River waterways discovering the many different types of water life while foster a deep connection to nature through the fun, hands-on adventures. This fee provides for a gift bag, daily snacks, and lunch the last day. Reservations are required by calling (870) 385-2201. Admission is $50 per camper.
The third is an overnight adventure that will take place over four days and three nights. SWAT Overnight Camp is for ages 9-13, and will be held July 24th through July 27th. Join park interpreters as they discover Southwest Arkansas’ State Parks. They will be hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, campfire cooking, and more. Spend three nights and four days camping and experiencing fun programs at each park. Registration provides a gift bag, meals, daily snacks, gear rental and transportation. Space is limited, for more information and to make required reservations by, call (870) 385-2201. Admission for this adventure is $125 per camper.