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Carver County Parks Camp

Waconia Adventure Camp with CCP

If your child loves playing the outdoors, this camp is for them! Your adventurous camper will get to hone their aim with archery, splash on our stand-up paddleboards, balance their best on the slackline and log rolling, play a variety of group games and get out geocaching for s’mores with our fun-loving instructors. This camp is based around experiential learning in the outdoors! Instructors will cover activity basics, safety procedures, history of the activity, tips for future success and more! All equipment will be provided. Offered in partnership with Carver County Parks.
 
S-194: June 3, 4, 5 & 6
9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 8-12
Waconia Regional Park
Fee: $75
Carver County Parks Staff
Minimum: 10 / Maximum: 32
Register By: May 20

Youth Log Rolling with CCP

Experience Minnesota History firsthand! Hop on a log and get those feet moving for a fun exercise in balance, agility and core strength. Our Minnesota-made Key Logs are made of plastic, filled with water and have training equipment that help keep the roll-speed appropriate for people
of all ages and abilities. Log rolling is sport that is growing in popularity and is great for kids and adults who want to try something new and splash in the water! Come prepared to get wet; water shoes or secure sandals recommended. Offered in partnership with Carver County Parks.
 
S-197: August 27
5:30pm-7:00pm
Ages 6-14
Waconia Regional Park
Fee: $10
Carver County Parks Staff
Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 8
Register By: August 13

Full Moon Canoe with CCP

Experience a classic Minnesota activity in a new way! Instruction and equipment will be provided before heading out on the water to watch the sunset over Lake Waconia. Take a loop around Coney Island and hear the sounds of the night set it as the full moon rises. Float peacefully in the water while you watch the stars come out. This program is offered in partnership with Carver County Parks.
 
S-195: July 19 8:00pm-9:30pm
S-196: August 15 7:30pm-9:00pm
Ages 8+ (under age 16 must register w/ adult)
Waconia Regional Park
Fee: $10
Carver County Parks Staff
Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 6
Register By: July 5 / August 1

Voyageur Camp with CCP

Voyageur Camp with CCP
Previously known as Kid’s Life Camp, this four day camp will take your child around the community of Waconia to experience the outdoors through the lenses of science and history like never before. Inspired by the Voyageurs of the 18th century who traveled northern Minnesota and Canada as part of the fur trade, this camp provides activities and experiences that reflect the adventurous life style of Minnesota’s past. Embark on a canoe excursion to Coney Island, fish the lake with a genuine bamboo cane pole and shoot arrows like a primitive hunter! Spend the day at the Andrew Peterson Historical Farm learning to churn butter, make homemade ice cream, tap a maple tree, play historical Native American
games and cook a snack over an open flame. Explore the natural world while biking from Lake Waconia, to the library and historical society! The list of activities goes on! Each day with its own theme: Voyageur Excursion, The Natural World, Primitive Life and S.T.E.A.M. Campers are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmet on Tuesday but can request a bike to be provided. Offered in partnership with the Carver
County Parks Department, Historical Society and Libraries.
 
S-198: August 12, 13, 14 & 15
9:00am-4:00pm
Ages 8-13
Waconia Regional Park
Fee: $115
Carver County Parks Staff
Minimum: 10 / Maximum: 30
Register By: July 29

Free! Maple Syrup Open House at Baylor Park

Experience the maple syruping process from start to finish including tapping a tree, tasting the sap and boiling it down to syrup! Free event, no registration required! Event runs from 11am-2pm at Baylor Regional Park in Norwood Young America on March 23rd. Offered in partnership with Carver County Parks.

Family Stand-up Paddle Board Lesson w/ CCP

Join us on the lake to try this exciting adventure paddling sport! Born from Hawaiian surf culture, paddleboards can provide an excellent balance and core workout or they can just be a fun, relaxing and easy method of exploring the lake. This program is designed for beginner-level paddlers. Instruction will start on land with brief water safety, balance tips, and
paddling strokes. Participants should come prepared for the possibility of getting in the water; secure sandals or water shoes are recommended. Offered in partnership with Carver County Parks. Youth must register with a participating adult.
 
S-199: Thursday, July 19th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Ages 8+
Waconia Regional Park
Fee: $20
Carver County Parks Staff
Minimum: 6 / Maximum: 10
Register By: July 5