Get Out and Get Active!
With summer officially upon us, we’ve all been enjoying the sun on our faces, dreaming of what our plans will be for those hot vacation days. Maybe I’ll take my family for a day of Treetop Trekking in the Ganaraska Forest? Or perhaps hike through one of the hundreds of conservation areas found across Ontario? Better yet, maybe we’ll canoe out to that island on Rice Lake? Physical activity is a key component to summer fun, no matter what you choose to do.
The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) suggests that people of all ages take the time to be active this summer. Keep your children busy with physical activities and lead by example with hikes, swimming, and other outdoor adventures. Register your wee one into a summer camp or get them that fishing rod that they’ve been eager to try out…anything to keep them on the go!
There are numerous summer activities available within our community. The GRCA’s Nature Nuts Summer Camp offers popular themed weeks of fun-filled activities where children who love the outdoors will explore the wilderness through scavenger hunts, environmental games, creative crafts, and so much more. New to Nature Nuts this year is Mad Scientist and an additional week of The Amazing Race.
The GRCA also offers the OFAH Tackleshare program. The loaner site, located at the GRCA office on Hwy 28, provides fishing rods, stocked tackle boxes, educational material, and Young Angler Licenses - encouraging people of all ages to get out and get active!
For something a little different, bring the whole family out for the GRCA’s newest public event, Bats In Your Backyard! taking place on July 6th. Local bat expert Chris Ketola will lead participants on a bat walk and identify species as they fly overhead using sophisticated bat detection equipment. A fun and educational experience for all ages!
For more information on these activities and many more, contact the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority at 905.885.8173 or visit www.grca.on.ca or www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca.
See you outside!