Every Grade 4 student in the province will get two free nights in one of 20 provincial camping parks.
The Grade 4s Outdoors Program, launched last spring, invites students and their families to enjoy camping, and also provides a nature passport to encourage exploration of parks or any natural outdoor space.
“I love camping with my family,” said Annika Sharpe, a Grade 4 student at John W. MacLeod Fleming Tower School in Halifax. “Camping is great because I like being outdoors and in new surroundings and meeting new people.
“I also like going for nature walks and I love to hear the animals outside at night.”
Grade 4 students will receive a package containing the nature passport and a campsite coupon for two free nights in any of the camping parks. The Department of Natural Resources has sent the materials, available in English and French, to every elementary school.
Government is also once again partnering with Scouts Canada – Nova Scotia Council to offer the Learn2Camp program this summer as another way to promote camping. People who apply will learn essentials such as how to build a fire, cook meals outdoors, set up a tent, and choose camping equipment. The weekend program will be held at Blomidon Provincial Park, in the Annapolis Valley, July 29 and 30.
To learn more visit www.novascotiaparks.ca.