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Here's one of our favorites about Muckross Day Camp held at Muckross State Park in Springfield, Vermont
Shared by Margie Reurink, Park Manager at Muckross
Last year, approximately 160 kids, grades 1-8, took part in the Muckross Day Camp program. They explored the pond, went on nature hikes, played outdoor games and created nature-based art. We were lucky enough to have presentations by Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Vermont Fish and Wildlife, and Raven’s Wood Outdoor School. Additionally, with help from the Vermont Humanities Council, each first and second grader brought home 3 nature books. Overall, the summer was filled with plenty of sun, fun and outdoor nature exploration for all!
Muckross State Park is a new park as of 2016 and is located just outside of town in Springfield. The property was generously donated by Edgar May so that it could become a community-oriented state park and be used for exactly the kind of programming described above. To learn more about the history of this special place and see historic photos visit the Friends of Muckross website.