Outdoors

"Xtreme" Adventures for Teens in Somerset County

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Credits: Courtesy Environemntal Education Center
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center  has scheduled a challenging summer program series for teens 13 to 16.

“Xtreme Adventure” is a summer-long series of one-day outdoor programs that will entertain and educate teen girls and boys. All adventures begin at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Teens will enjoy the opportunity to turn off video games and computers and replace those hours with an incredible outdoor adventure. Two EEC naturalists will lead every program, focused on fun, learning, and exploration. Participants will be challenged to an unforgettable adventure through a series of exciting, educational, and enjoyable day trips.

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Waterfalls

Wednesday, July 11 from 8:30 a.m- 4:30 p.m.

Campers will explore various hiking trails that will lead you to hidden waterfalls. Photograph, admire, and wade your way in for a swim! Enjoy the day in the woods and water! Fee is $50 per person.

Kayak

Wednesday, July 18 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Adventurers will head south to the New Jersey Pine Barrens to learn how to wet exit a kayak, discover proper kayak strokes, and finally put the skills to the test. Fee is $75 per person.

Rock Climb

Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Adventurers will journey to the Shawangunks, also known as “The Gunks”, in the Catskill Mountain Range to meet a licensed climbing guide and hike a short distance to the rocks! Instruction on climbing, belaying, and repelling will be included. Fee is $200 per person.

Registration is in progress in person at the EEC, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, NJ, online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by phone at 908-722-1200, ext. 5002   All registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. A full non-refundable payment is due at the time of registration. 

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