A Day of Outdoor Family Fun Awaits You and Your Family
On Saturday, August 10 a world of fun and adventure awaits you and your family on the Mississippi River. Put away all your electronic gadgets and share a day of "Outdoor Family Fun" on the Mississippi River! Have fun and get re-connected to our natural world by taking part in this day long sampler of free outdoor recreational opportunities: Kids learn to cast and fish from shore, learn to paddle a canoe and travel down the Mississippi, experience a high-tech treasure hunt using GPS units, ride a pontoon and watch DNR demonstrate fish survey (electrofishing) techniques, test your aim at the laser shooting range, try your hand at archery, see wild animals up close, build a birdhouse and take it home, find out about the water in our world, see an old time fur trader, play ‘disc golf'...and more!
Saturday, August 10th will mark our fifth annual event. Last year there was an estimated 1,300 participants taking part in the day's event. Attendees had the opportunity to take part in over 30 hands-on-activities. It was definitely a day OFF; Outdoor Family Fun.
Food will be available on-site for your convenience, or feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy a family picnic.
The event is brought to you by a partnership between Stearns County Soil and Water Conservations District (SWCD), Stearns County Parks, Benton County, St.Cloud State University and MN DNR with support from local sportsmen's clubs and community volunteers.
Where: Stearns County Mississippi River Park-41300 County Road 1 (seven miles North of Sartell)
When: Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Cost: FREE-ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED-NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
For More Information Contact:
Kimberly Thielen Cremers, Stearns County SWCD @ 320-251-7800 ext. 161, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a Day OFF 2012 Photos
The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District in partnership with Stearns County Parks, Benton County, St. Cloud State University, MN Department of Natural Resources and many local partners are hosting this day of family fun, where folks can get hands-on instruction in a variety of outdoor activities.
We would like to thank the following sponsors as well, without their support this event would not be possible:
Sauk Rapids Sportsmen's Club
Rice Sportsmen's Club
St. Stephen Sportsmen's Club
Two Rivers Campground and Tubing
Clear Waters Outfitting Co.
Natural Parks and Trails Coalition
Friends of the Graves Farm
Archery in our Schools Program-Sartell Middle School
St. Cloud Fly Angels Club
St. John's Arboretum
Sauk River Watershed District
Benton Soil and Water Conservation District
Central MN Water Education Alliance
Trobec's Bus Service
St. Cloud Optimist Club
Miller Auto & Marine
Central MN Council-Boy Scouts of America
Bill Gorcica Art & Design
American Red Cross
MN Mater Naturalist Program
Al "Shamus" Lindholm
St. Cloud RSVP
Little Rock Lake Association
US Fish and Wildlife Service
National Wild Turkey Federation
Kimberly Thielen Cremers
Stearns County SWCD
110 2nd Street South, Waite Park, MN 56387
Ph: 320-251-7800 x3
Archery - Fishing - Nature Hikes - MN Native Wildlife - Electro Fishing Demos - Kayaking - Canoeing - Kids Games - Birdhouse Building - Frisbee Golf - Laser Shooting - Animal Pelts - Casting -Geochaching - Native Plantings - Buckthorn Walking Sticks - Nature Art - Kids Give-Aways - Wonders of Water - Family Picnics - River Shore Landscaping - Mississippi River Pontoon Tours - And More Family Friendly Fun!
10:30 AM & 2:15 PM
Paddle the Mighty Mississippi
"A Walk Through Time" Bend in the River Regional Park Tour
"MN Native Animals-Nobody Likes" Presentation