Monday, July 16, 2012

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Saturday, September 1st
Sunday, September 2nd
Bigfoot Boot Camp- A Leave No Trace Workshop
For Kids, Families, and Youth Groups
 address: 500 Kings Gap Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015-9306

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Travel to A.T. Museum: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hike Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Description: Bigfoot's been leaving no trace for years.  Have fun with the Leave No Trace™ National Travelling Team by learning from games and activities how you can leave no trace like Bigfoot.  As part of a half-day workshop sponsored by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Kings Gap State Park and Environmental Education Center, Pine Grove Furnace State Park and the Appalachian Trail Museum, participants will take part in fund and engaging workshop to learn how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and ensure the long term health of our natural world. 

Sunday: After completing the workshop above, participants will travel to nearby Pine Grove Furnace State Park for a meet and greet with "Heroes of the A.T." at the Appalachian Trail Museum. Participants will be able to meet real life trail maintainers from local Appalachian Trail clubs, check out their equipment, and learn about ways to volunteer for the Trail. Participants will then complete boot camp with a short and easy hike on the Appalachian Trail, concluding at 6:00 pm.

Leave No Trace™ is a national program that strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors how to minimize their recreational impacts. Learn more about the Leave No Trace program at: .

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center and Mansion:
The 2,531 acre Kings Gap Environmental Education Center features over 18 miles of hiking trails and the Cameron/Masland Mansion and garden.   The 38-room mansion was completed in 1908 using mountain stone quarried on site.   The garden which once provided vegetables to the mansion kitchen now features herb, native habitat and shade gardens along with a compost demonstration area. The center is operated by the PA Bureau of State Parks and grounds are open year-round from sunrise to sunset.
Additional information on the Kings Gap Environmental Education Center is available here.