Ages: 10-11 (must be 10 years old by 9/1/2014)
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center
Like backcountry park rangers, Earth Rangers go on adventures off the beaten trail to explore wild places, near and far. Rangers also learn advanced skills such as tying knots, lashing, how to use a compass, animal tracking, additional canoeing strokes, and camping. Weekly cookouts, a one-day offsite canoe trip, and two campouts—one at Emily Oaks and another at a state park—are all a part of the Earth Rangers experience. Rangers also have a responsibility to protect natural places, and they learn about local ecosystems and how to live more harmoniously with the earth. Fee includes recreational swimming, field trips, cookout supplies, canoeing instruction, two campouts, a canoe trip, and beverages. Note: Although program content for the camp changes every year, the content is the same for Sessions 1 and 2.
For more information on Earth Rangers call (847) 674-1500 or e-mail Camp Supervisor Jill Flaherty.