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Hittin' the Trails 4 You: February wilderness camps at Saguaro National Park

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TUCSON - Participants explore the wilds of the park and experience the wonders of nature as they are guided by experienced and enthusiastic staff.

Campers set up tents and string up tarps for shelter at their base camp, learn how to use a backpack stove to cook hot chocolate and soup, discover the desert’s secrets as they wander through the hidden washes searching for animals and their signs, and learn how to explore the outdoors safely. Signature events include watching twilight fall from base camp, exploring the desert after dark, and storytelling around the campfire. The camp ends with an informal celebration and ceremony. While waiting for your child, join us at the family campfire for hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting 30 minutes before picking up your child.

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the park offers an Explorer Camp for young people 9-10 years old. Camp hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The $15.00 camp fee and registration paperwork must be received by Wednesday, February 1st.

On February 23-25, 2017, the park offers a Wilderness Camp for young people 11-14 years old. Camp hours are Thursday - 10:30-7:30, Friday - 10:30-9:00, and Saturday – 10:30-9:00. The $45.00 camp fee and registration paperwork must be received by Friday, February 17th.

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 at http://www.nps.gov/sagu/planyourvisit/wilderness-exploration-camp.htm. Space is limited and reservations are required. Scholarships may be available. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list. 

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