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Just the FACs, Ma’am.

Happy Dancing Turtle is excited to launch it’s new Family Adventure Club! Once a month we will gather families together for fun-filled, low-cost, local adventures that focus on getting your families outdoors and exposed to nature.  The cost is $5/family/event, unless otherwise noted on the online registration form (we may have to pay a rental/equipment fee for some events).

We’re kicking off Family Adventure Club with a trip up north to Longville! Join us Saturday, August 27th at Camp Olson YMCA for a day of fun in the sun! You can either meet us at Camp Olson at 10:00AM or meet at the Pine River Chamber at 9:00AM to caravan there.  Once there, we’ll have some introductions, get the need-to-know on equipment, and the rest of the day is yours to swim at the beach, roll on the lumberjack log, play in the sand, play a game of beach volleyball or bean bag toss, or even try paddling a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade.  At 2:00PM, you can choose to take an optional tour of the rest of the camp or head on home!

The rest of our Fall Schedule is as follows:

Grab your hiking boots on Thursday, September 15 for our Geocaching Extravaganza! We’ll be using GPS units in this modern day treasure hunt as we search environmental-themed caches hidden on campus! How many can you find?


When the fall colors hit, you’ll want to be outside! Join us on Saturday, October 8 for a Fall Colors Walk as we explore the beauty of the season. We’ll meet at the Pine River Chamber and caravan to a nearby park, admire the colors, learn about some of Minnesota’s native trees and the animals that call them home, and play some games.

Can you find the Big Dipper? The North Star? Orion’s Belt? Have you heard the stories behind the stars? Joins us on Friday, November 11th for a Night of Astronomy as we explore the mysteries of the solar system and the night sky above. Be dressed to go outside, weather permitting.


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