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Tuckahoe State Park Adventure Day Camps Accepting Participants

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Queen Anne, Md. (June 18, 2012) - It would not be summer vacation without the age-old question parents know so well ─ What do we do now? The Maryland Park Service is helping kids get outside and beat boredom with exciting Adventure Day Camps at Tuckahoe State Park.

Located along beautiful Tuckahoe Creek, straddling both Queen Anne’s and Caroline counties, Tuckahoe State Park offers parents and children an array of year-round recreational opportunities. However, the warm weather and sunny skies of summer serve as the perfect setting to a variety of activities offered through the park’s Adventure Day Camps program.

High Ropes Camps: Ages 8 to 14
This fast-paced adventure camp teaches participants the basics of belaying, knot tying and rock climbing on the course’s climbing wall. Campers will also have the opportunity to try the zip line, giant swing and pamper pole. The High Ropes camp usually fills to capacity so interested participants should register now. There are two sessions to choose from: June 28 and 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; August 2 and 3 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Fishing Camp: Ages 7 to 14
Young anglers will learn about their surrounding waterways and the creatures that call the area home along with all of the fishing basics ─ from gear to casting ─ to begin a life-long hobby. All equipment including bait and poles will be provided; however, campers are welcome to bring their own. There are two sessions to choose from, located at Tuckahoe Lake: June 25 and 26 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.; August 2 and 3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Canoeing Camp: Ages 7 to 14
New this year, a day camp dedicated to one of Tuckahoe's most popular activities ─ canoeing! Participants will learn everything they need to know to paddle safely while enjoying the scenery on Tuckahoe Lake and Tuckahoe Creek: July 5 and 6 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Archery Camp: Ages 8 to 14
Participants will be introduced to the sport of archery, learning safe bow and arrow handling techniques from certified safety instructors and taking part in target practice at the park’s archery range: July 5 and 6 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Each two-day Adventure Day Camp costs $30, with a $5 discount for each additional camp. Between Camp Care, from 11:30 to 12:30, is available for those attending two camps in one day. The service is $5 per day and campers should bring a bag lunch.

Tuckahoe State Park also offers two sessions of 4-day Adventure Day Camps. These camps include activities from all of the day camps plus much more. In addition to canoeing, fishing, high ropes and archery, campers will enjoy mountain biking, crafts and a behind-the-scenes look at the Scales & Tales aviary, where the park’s owls, hawks and reptiles are housed. The 4-day camps are $120 per person. Sessions will run Monday through Thursday: July 9 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (8 to 11 years); July 16 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (11 to 14 years).

Tuckahoe State Park’s Day Camps and Family Activities brochure and registration is available at dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/tuckahoe.asp or by calling the park office at 410-820-1668.


   June 18, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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