Whiskeytown Offers Special Programs for the Young Child

Whiskeytown is offering free  programs designed to encourage  the very young child ages 3 to 5 years old to come out and play in the outdoors with a Park Ranger.

Junior Ranger Kayak Program
Monday at 1:30 pm (1.5 hours)
Join us for a special program that pairs parents and their children in a kayak so they can discover and share the joy of nature with each other as they paddle and play.  The program is geared for children, three to five years old on Mondays and six to twelve years old on Thursdays.  Please call (530) 242-3462 to make a reservation.

It’s all about nature!
Tuesday at 11:00 am (1 hour)
Families with children 3 to 5 years of age are welcome to join a ranger near the Brandy Creek Beach snack bar.  Come learn about the natural world of Whiskeytown through children’s stories, songs, activities, and nature-based crafts.  Local storytellers will be featured throughout the summer, providing  fun and educational activities for our youngest visitors.

Other programs for older children:

Junior Ranger Kayak Program
Thursday at 1:30 pm (1.5 hours)
Join us for a special program that pairs parents and their children in a kayak so they can discover and share the joy of nature with each other as they paddle and play.  The program is geared for children,  six to twelve years old..  Please call (530) 242-3462 to make a reservation.

Junior Ranger
Saturday at 10:00 am (1 hour)
Children 6 to 12 years of age can learn about preserving and protecting while making new friends during a special one-hour activity that explores the wonders of Whiskeytown.  Meet at the Oak Bottom Amphitheater.

Junior Firefighter

Saturday at 11:00 am (1 hour)
See how firefighters manage fire to promote forest health and protect lives and property.  Learn about the important role that fire plays in our national parks during this hands-on activity.  Meet at the Oak Bottom Amphitheater.

Please call the Visitor Center at (530) 246-1225, or stop in during the hours of 10:00a.m.and 4:00p.m. daily for more information on other ranger guide activities..  You can also visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/whis.

For more information on small changes that lead to healthy life, please visit:

Healthy Shasta at http://www.healthyshasta.org
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign at http://www.letsmove.gov