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Aquatic Conservation Experience Camp at Lake Dardanelle
Aquatic Conservation Experience Camp at Lake Dardanelle

Youth ages 10-13 are invited to take part in 2 fun-filled days and one night of nonstop adventure with the aquatic environment at Lake Dardanelle State Park.  The park will host Aquatic Conservation Experience (ACE) Camp April 26-27, 2013.  Throughout the 2 days participants will develop an understanding and appreciation for the unique aquatic environment at Lake Dardanelle through outdoor adventure and activities. 

Friday’s events will begin at 5p.m. and introduce ACE campers to the inner workings of the park aquariums through a behind-the-scenes tour.  We will also get to know each other through some fun activities, fishing, and dinner around the campfire.  There will many fun filled activities to explore the diverse aquatic environment at Lake Dardanelle and ways to conserve this precious resource. After dinner and activities we will retire into the visitor center to “sleep with the fish”.

Saturday we will begin bright and early and take to the water in the kayaks. There will be fun, games, a unique aquatic obstacle course, and will wrap up with a slide show and awards ceremony at 12p.m.

The cost is $65 per camper and that includes all your meals and activities.  Sign up is open to outdoor enthusiasts ages 10-13.  Space is limited, so sign up today and be a part of this exciting adventure.  Registration deadline is April 19, 2013.   

Lake Dardanelle State Park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. The park offers two areas on 34,300-acre Lake Dardanelle. The Russellville (main park) and Dardanelle locations both offer camping, marinas, launch ramps, standard pavilions, picnic sites, restrooms, and bathhouses. Along with the visitor center and fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion, the Russellville area offers a barrier-free fishing pier and nature trail. Year-round interpretive programs are offered at the Russellville area.

To reach each park: 1) Russellville Area -- Take Exit #81 (Ark. 7) off I-40 at Russellville. Turn south, then immediately turn west on Ark. 326 and go four miles; 2) Dardanelle Area -- Go four miles west of Dardanelle on Ark. 22.

 

For more information about the Aquatic Conservation Experience Camp or any park events contact the park at (479)967-5516 or visit www.ArkansasStateParks.com or www.AdventureStateParks.com