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Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Wilderness Camp coming to Saguaro National Park West

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TUCSON - Saguaro National Park West will offer a three-day Wilderness Camp for young people 10 to 14 years old. The dates for the camp are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 25-27.

Participants will develop a personal relationship with the desert by exploring the wilds of the park and experiencing the wonders of nature as they are guided by experienced and enthusiastic staff. We will wander through the hidden washes while searching for animals and their signs, learn how to pitch a tent or string up a tarp for shelter, use lightweight stoves to cook up hot chocolate and soup, and understand how to explore the outdoors safely. Signature events include watching twilight fall across the landscape, exploring the desert after dark, listening to the sounds of the night, and sitting around the campfire with friends.

Camp hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, and 11:30 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday ending with an informal celebration and ceremony. While waiting for your child to hike out from their base camp, please join us at the family campfire where hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows will be served each night 30 minutes before pickup.

For more information or questions, please contact Park Ranger Chip Littlefield at 733-5157, or by email at chip_littlefield@nps.gov. All registration documents can be found on our website by clicking here. The camp fee of $40.00 per child covers all three days. Space is limited and reservations are required. Scholarships may be available. Camp fees and registration paperwork must be received by Friday, February 19.

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