Hey kids, have you ever wondered what your parents or your grand-parents did for fun when they were your age? They probably spent a lot of time outdoors. They probably went exploring, or built a fort, or skipped stones on a lake, or climbed a tree.
Would you like to do those kinds of things? You can at Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can spend the day trying a few of the activities that are not only lots of fun but will get you outside and active, at Amazing Things To Do Before You’re 12. Regular park admission applies and Halton Parks members can show their pass for admission.
Conservation Halton staff will help you to learn how to use a compass, make pottery, hold a snake, start a fire without matches or to skip a stone on the lake, and much more. It will be a great day full of family fun, and who knows, maybe you can prove you are the greatest stone skipper of all time!
All the activities engage children and their families with nature in a way that is sure to create long term family memories.
About Amazing Things To Do Before You’re 12
In 2005 author Richard Louv introduced us all to the dilemma of the disconnect between children and nature in his ground-breaking book “Last Child in the Woods”. He coined the term Nature Deficit Disorder which aptly describes the poor physical and emotional health of children and adults due to the lack of direct exposure to the outdoors.
At Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas, Amazing Things To Do Before You’re 12 was established to help combat Nature Deficit Disorder.