This Week at Leesylvania

*Mommy Meet-Ups: Camping 101 at Leesylvania State Park 

Date: 06/13/2013
Time: 11:00 a.m.   To  12:00 p.m.
Location: Visitor Center
Description: Calling all moms! Leesylvania State Park invites you to take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy refreshments and socializing at our Visitor Center. Our monthly meet-ups will also feature different activities for you to try while relaxing.  

Summer is approaching fast and so is camping season! Get introduced to the fundamentals of outdoor living with a Camping 101 session. We will review necessary equipment, family activities, how to build a fire, and the proper technique to make a perfect s’more. 

*Pond Play! at Leesylvania State Park *
Date: 06/14/2013

Times: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.,  2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., & 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m 

Location: Visitor Center
Description: Explore the animals that live in our pond. You’ll get to see frogs, turtles, and fish. A ranger will use nets to catch animals that are under the water so you can see them up close and personal. 
*Invasive Species Hike at Leesylvania State Park*
Date: 06/15/2013

Times: 2 Sessions:  11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. 

Location: Meet at the Lee’s Woods Historic Trailhead.
Description: Can you tell the difference between the heart-shaped leaves of a native redbud and invasive princess tree? Take a hike with a ranger and see the plants and animals that have been waging a silent war against our native species.  Please remember to wear close-toed shoes and bring water.
*Colonial Children’s Games at Leesylvania State Park*
Date: 06/16/2013
Time: 11:00 a.m.   To  4:00 p.m.
Location: Visitor Center
Description: See what games children used to play during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Play a few innings of Town Ball. Race hoops against each other and play a game of catch called Graces. Appropriate for children 4 years old and up.

*Father’s Day Canoe Tour at Leesylvania State Park*

Date: 06/16/2013
Time: 2:00 p.m.   To  4:00 p.m.
Location: Register at the Visitor Center and then meet at Canoe Launch
Description: Join a ranger for a guided canoe tour on Powell’s Creek. You’ll get to see wildlife, marsh plants, and test your skills in a canoe. Please register with the Visitor Center 24 hours in advance for the tour. Fee is $9.00 per person, or $6.00 per person when reserving for groups of 4 or more.