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Adventures in Virginia State Parks: Going Coastal to Four State Parks

Sun Jun 10, 1:00 PM - Fri Jun 15, 5:30 PM
First Landing State Park, Kiptopeke SP, Chippokes Plantation SP & York River SP

Travel with the Adventurers to Coastal Virginia!

The group will visit four VA State Parks and try out different activities at each. First Landing State Park is an area of beaches and cypress swamps --- we will explore both of these ecosystems on our own and with park rangers. Kiptopeke State Park sits on the Chesapeake Bay side of the Eastern Shore and offers opportunities for kayaking, hiking, birdwatching, crabbing, and more. One day will be spent exploring the park and another at Chincoteague Island. We will travel around the wildlife refuge by bike in search of some wild adventures (maybe even some wild ponies). Chippokes Plantation State Park will be the next stop where the group will do some hiking along the James River. The last stop will be at York River State Park where a ranger will guide the group on a canoe trip on a small tributary of the York River.

Lodging will be in bunkhouses or cabins on mattresses and the group will prepare most of their meals. Cost is all-inclusive. Only additional money needed will be for souvenirs or extra snacks. Special gear needed: 2 piece tankini swim suit, bug head net, rain jacket, water shoes, and lightweight long-sleeved shirt and trousers.

Group will depart from Lexington on June 10 at 1 PM and will return to the same location on Friday June 15 at 5:30 PM. There is the possibility of pick-ups and drop-offs along the I-64 corridor en route to and from the Tidewater area.

Participants may attend as individuals or troops.

Ages: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and Adults (as needed)
: $225/girl or adult
Min./Max.: 4/9 girls
Patch Included: yes, Adventures in VA State Parks patch
Registration Opens: March 22, 2018
Registration Closes: May 25, 2018 (after date, please contact Amy if space is available)

To Register: submit Adventurers Event Registration (#2277) and check made payable to "Adventurers-Girl Scout Troop 1912" to:
Amy Swisher
574 Ridge Rd
Fairfield, VA 24435

Questions: Amy Swisher, 540-460-7221 or OR Betty Anderson, or 540-462-7683
Note: Registered adults may be able to attend if they are willing to drive, but this will depend on the number of girls who register.