As of Friday, June 1, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
WINDER -- Wanted: Outdoorsy kids with a curiosity for the natural world.
Fort Yargo State Park in Winder is hosting a "Junior Ranger Camp" series this summer in hopes of helping kids get in touch with nature, park officials said. Camps span four different weeks in June and July, beginning next week.
Officials said camp attendees can expect arts and crafts, nature hikes and outdoor skills training. Advance registration is required.
Start dates for camps are June 11 and 18, and July 10 and 17. The June camps last four days, the latter ones three days. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
The first weeks of camps are for kids ages 7 to 9; the second for kids ages 10 to 12.
The camp is limited to 15 children per week. Discounts are available for a second child who attends, officials said.
The 1,800-acre Fort Yargo State Park, located a stone's throw from downtown Winder at 210 S. Broad St., offers a 260-acre lake, cottages and other amenities like a disc golf course.
For more information, call Fort Yargo at 770-867-3489.