The best things about North Bend are the daily activities and things to do. Here’s a Thursday snapshot:
9:00 a.m. – You’ll Be Like Euell – The Euell Gibbons Trail was dedicated to the wild foods enthusiast because of the many walks he led, teaching visitors about the bounty that nature provides. Learn about wild edibles that are easily identified and collected as you hike this short, but historic trail. We will meet at the River Run Campground Check in Station. (1 hour, 0.5 miles) YPP
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Nature Center Open – Come inside to enjoy arts and crafts and a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends. Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries of nature.
3:00 p.m. – Putt-Putt Golf – Take on all challengers and test your skill at putting through the 9 mini-golf holes at the Lodge. Individual scores will be counted with prizes awarded for top finishers. Equipment and space is limited so show up early to participate in the fun! We will meet in the Lobby of the Lodge. (1 hour)
5:00 p.m. – Orienteering – For centuries, compasses were used to find the right path. Sailors, explorers, and adventurers all use them to point them back home. If you want to learn how to use one too, come to this interesting program. The next time you venture into the woods you can be sure to know how to get back to camp. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP
6:30 p.m. – Searching for Sallies – Salamanders are amazing creatures! They are some of the most primitive animals on the planet and some of the most fragile when exposed to pollutants and environmental change. See if you can find some of the local residents at North Bend as you join the park naturalist to search through their unique habitats! We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP
8:00 p.m. – Animal Puppets – Make your own wildlife friend out of recycled materials you can find anywhere. Bring your friends and put on a puppet show with your creations. A great craft for kids of all ages and skill levels. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP
Young People for Parks Program (YPP) is an Environmental Education Program for children 6 – 16. Children need to attend three YPP activities during their stay at North Bend. Children will receive a certificate and a prize. Park Naturalist is Ken Zebo and with Maddy Shaffer and Christian Hall.
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- Start Date: June 13, 2019