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Peace Dale Library, 1057 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield
Saturday, May 4, 2:00 pm

Join the South Kingstown Land Trust (SKLT) as they introduce a new Young Naturalist Backpack Program at the South Kingstown Public Library (SKPL)! Patrons with a valid SKPL card will be able to check out one of the six backpacks filled with items that will encourage kids and families to explore more than 12 miles of SKLT’s beautiful natural areas.

There will be a presentation by RI Families in Nature author and SKLT Board Member Jeanine Silversmith about hiking with kids.

Refreshments will be served. This program was made possible by a generous grant from Bank Newport.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Hello! It’s Cindy Pierce from the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. I see that you created the Naturalist Backpack in conjunction with your library. That’s awesome!
    I have an unrelated question to ask of you…
    Do you have any recommendations for an away summer camp that teaches backpacking, hiking, and/or camping for a 12 year old? We had planned on the URI Alton Jones camping experience but heard from two recent campers that it was not such a good experience. I also was looking at the AMC camps in NH for teens. Do you have any recommendations?
    Thank you, Cindy

    1. Hi Cindy! Thanks for the kudos about the backpack program. We’re really excited about it. As far as camps, I’ve heard good things about Alton Jones and I’ve also heard good things about Camp Fuller (but I don’t know how much backpacking and hiking they do). AMC is definitely the best in New England. And you can also look into Outward Bound and organizations like that for real survival skills training, etc. Good luck!

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