Nature Navigators/Extreme Explorers

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Age Groups: 
"Nature Navigators” (ages 5 - 11)
"Extreme Kids" (ages 10 - 13)

 

 

Nature Navigators

Location:          
See session information below. Locations are subject to changes due to the weather. 
Time:  9 AM - 1 PM; participants must bring a lunch and drinking water. 
Cost: $5 per child/session 

 

Active Educational Experiences on Tuesdays & Wednesdays throughout the Summer
Get up, get outdoors, and get your child moving this summer with Nature Navigators! Our weekly half-day summer adventures are designed to get children outdoors, learning about nature, and finding new ways to stay healthy. Each week we’ll visit different parks in the City of Rock Hill to explore nature, play games, and fill the day with active summer fun.

  • Participants can choose EITHER Tuesday or Wednesday of each week; space is limited.
  • Confirmation will be emailed one week prior to the session date.
  • Registration deadline is 9:00 AM on the Monday prior to the scheduled session. The deadline to cancel and receive a refund is 5 PM Friday prior to the scheduled session

 

* - Indicates the session is full

Day/Date
Topic
Location
 
         
* Tuesday                
June 6, 2017           OR        
Reptilian Adventures
Glencarn Garden
 
* Wednesday
June 7, 2017
Reptilian Adventures
Glencairn Garden
 
         
* Tuesday
June 13, 2017         OR
International Mud Month Celebration
River Park
 
* Wednesday
June 14, 2017
International Mud Month Celebration                   
River Park
 
         
* Tuesday
June 20, 2017         OR
Marvelous Mammals
Fewell Park
 
* Wednesday
June 21, 2017
Marvelous Mammals
Fewell Park
 
         
* Tuesday
June 27, 2017         OR
Flying Wonders - Birds, Bats & Bugs
River Park
 
* Wednesday
June 28, 2017
Flying Wonders - Birds, Bats & Bugs
River Park
 
         
* Wednesday
July 5, 2017            OR
Eeewww! - Worms & Fungus
Glencairn Garden
 
* Thursday
July 6, 2017
Eeewww! - Worms & Fungus
Glencairn Garden
 
         
* Tuesday
July 11, 2017          OR
What's Buggin You!
River Park
 
* Wednesday
July 12, 2017
What's Buggin You!
River Park
 
         
* Tuesday
July 18, 2017          OR
Fine Feathered Friends
Fewell Park
 
* Wednesday
July 19, 2017
Fine Feathered Friends
Fewell Park
 
         
* Tuesday
July 25, 2017          OR
Can you Dig It? Soil, Trees & Plants
Glencairn Garden
 
* Wednesday
July 26, 2017
Can you Dig It? Soil, Trees & Plants
Glencairn Garden
 
         
* Tuesday
August 1, 2017       OR
What Lives in the Water?
River Park
 
* Wednesday
August 2, 2017
What Lives in the Water?
River Park
 
         
* Tuesday
August 8, 2017
Did you see that?!? All about camouflage
River Park
 
* Wednesday
August 9, 2017
Did you see that?!? All about camouflage
River Park
 


For more information about Nature Navigators, contact Hope Matthews at 803-817-5122 or 803-329-5620.

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Extreme Kids

Location:       
See session information below. Locations are subject to changes due to the weather.
Time:
9 AM - 1 PM; participants must bring a lunch and drinking water. 
Cost:
$20 per child/session

 

Adventure meets education when Extreme Kids hit the trail, track, lake, and river this summer! This program is designed to introduce kids to the world of outdoor adventure through biking and kayaking activities. Each session we’ll spend a half-day either paddling or riding; we’ll also take some time to talk about bike or kayak safety and the natural environment we are exploring for the day.

1st Session-Ride the Trail: Our first adventure begins at the Novant Health BMX facility where we’ll go over some rules of the road along with bike handling skills. Then it’s off to the Piedmont Medical Center Trail for a 6 mile ride. Along the trail we’ll make a couple of stops to break for water and talk about the natural and cultural history of the river. Our day ends with lunch back at the Novant Health BMX facility.

2nd Session-Ride the Track: Our BMX day begins with learning about riding gear, safety, skills, and then it’s time to hit the track! This will involve a guided orientation to riding the BMX track along with some open riding time. The riding will be strenuous, but we’ll take breaks during the session and end the day with lunch.

3rd Session-Paddle the Lake: Our lake day starts at the Riverwalk canoe/kayak access, then it’s a short drive up to Nivens Creek Landing on Lake Wylie (we provide the transportation). Once at Nivens we’ll gear up, talk about safety and group travel, and launch for a day of fun on the lake! We’ll paddle around, try different styles of kayaks, swim, and do lunch before heading back to Riverwalk to end our day.

4th Session-Paddle the River: Our river adventure begins at Riverwalk canoe/kayak access with a short shuttle up to the Lake Wylie Dam (we provide the transportation). At the dam access we’ll gear up, talk about river safety and group travel then head downstream. Along the way we’ll stop to swim and talk about some of the species that call the river home. After lunch we continue downstream and end the day back at Riverwalk access.

  • Participants may choose to attend as many or as few of the four sessions as desired, however, space is limited!
  • Program information will be emailed 3-5 days prior to the session date.
  • Registration deadline is 9:00 AM on the Monday prior to the scheduled session. The deadline to cancel and receive a refund is 5:00 PM on the Friday prior to the scheduled session.
Day/Date Topic
Location
Thursday
June 8, 2017          
Ride the Trail           
Novant Health BMX Supercross Track
Thursday
June 15, 2017
Ride the Track
Novant Health BMX Supercross Track
Thursday
June 22, 2017
Paddle the Lake
Riverwalk Kayak Launch
Thursday 
June 29, 2017
Paddle the River
Riverwalk Kayak Launch

 

For more information about Extreme Kids, contact C.C. Williams at alloutdoors@cityofrockhill.com 803-329-5527 or 803-329-5620.

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