Huck Finn for a Day
Saturday, July 13th, 9am-4pm, (rain date July 14th)
MWA River Resource Center, 10 Maple Ave, Asbury, $45
Remember Huck Finn’s idyllic childhood? Living in a small town. Barefoot. Climbing trees. Turning over rocks. And one grand float on the Mississippi River. This camp will re-create that summertime-is-forever feeling. Campers will leave their “cramped up and smothery” (Mark Twain) real life behind and have a carefree day exploring the banks – and the water – of the Mighty Musconetcong with the MWA’s story-filled Education Director. While playing in and along the river from the small town of Asbury, you will learn how to recognize a healthy ecosystem and how to ‘read’ a river – how a fisherman reads it, how a river scientist reads it and how a kayaker reads it. After campers are introduced to kayak safety and the basics of paddling, the river adventure continues in kayaks, exploratory the ecosystem in the calmer waters above the dam. (OK, not a Huck Finn raft, but it floats.) Plan on getting your feet wet; after that how wet you get is up to you!