Still Space for SKIP this Sunday!

Don’t be discouraged by the weather forecast – we’re still planning to have some outdoor fun on Sunday with Super Kids In Parks and there is still lots of space!

The Friends are running four SKIP programs this winter, and the first one is this Sunday, Feb. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. It will feature a winter nature hike and, depending on the conditions, will either be on snowshoes or regular feet! Alida and Phill will lead the hike and other fun games and activities (geared for 7- to 10-year olds) starting from the main ski parking lot (just before the park entrance). There will be a break for hot chocolate, too!

Please pre-register so the Friends can ensure there is an adequate number of volunteers and equipment for the activities. Registration is limited (first come, first served). Parents can drop off their 7- to 10-year-old children for the program (with a permission form) or, space permitting, families may participate. For fees and registration information, see the Super Kids In Parks page.

Registration is also open for the next program, an ice fishing experience on Feb. 17 (part of Ontario Family Fishing Weekend). March 3 will feature a shelter building and outdoor cooking experience at the Lally Homestead and on April 28 we’ll be celebrating spring with a pond study. Stay tuned for details!

All programs will take place on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. and equipment will be provided. There are warm shelters at each activity location if required. Participants should bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

SKIP is an outdoor learning program at Murphys Point Provincial Park that aims to help kids ages 7 to 10 connect with nature through a range of activities that promote active and healthy living. Seasonal sessions were offered throughout 2010 and in 2011.

Hope to see you there!

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