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Turtle Treks

Turtle Treks is an overnight camping experience for girls in 2nd - 8th grade. These camping trips provide youth with a chance to visit parks across the state and in their own backyard. Through Turtle Treks, children have the opportunity to experience the ins-and-outs of camping while building friendships and enjoying the great outdoors!

 

Youth learn vital camping skills, such as how to set up tents, how to make a fire (and cook over it!), and Leave No Trace responsibilities, as well as information about Minnesota's natural resources. We talk about Minnesota's land, water, plants, animals, and the night sky while kids are entertained with games, lessons, activities, songs, riddles, and stories.

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Who: Girls entering 5th-8th grade Fall of '22

Where: Itasca State Park

When: July 12 - 14

Fee: $125, includes all reservation fees, food, activities, and camping equipment (except sleeping bag)

Details: Campers will be dropped off at the campsite at 4 pm on Tuesday, July 12 and picked up there at 3 pm on Thursday, July 14. While there, HDT staffers Michelle & Ellie will teach campers the ins and outs of camping, including how to set up and take down a tent, how to build a fire and cook over it. We’ll explore the park – cross the Headwaters of the mighty Mississippi, climb the fire tower, search for animal tracks, check out the visitor centers, & much more!

Who: Girls entering 2nd - 4th grade Fall of '22

Where: Sand Lake Property, Pine River

When: August 17 - 18

Fee: $30, includes all food, activities, and camping equipment (except sleeping bag)

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Details: Campers will be dropped off at the campsite at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 17 and picked up there at 10 am on Thursday, August 18. While there, HDT staffers Michelle & Ellie will teach campers the ins and outs of camping, including how to set up and take down a tent, how to build a fire and cook over it. We'll swim, play games, and get to know each other as we sit around the campfire.

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