More than 300 kids reported for duty last month as part of the Green Mountain National Forest's Junior Snow Ranger program. They learned about the physics of avalanches, how to dress for cold weather and the distinguishing features of a stellar dendrite snowflake crystal. For the event's rollout, middle-school-age kids worked with National Forest staff at Sugarbush, Mount Snow, Bromley Mountain and the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton. Junior Ranger wannabes who didn't make February's events can download the workbook and mail in their completed form to receive their badge, bandana and card. There's even an oath. Very cool.
Betsey Cox, a rustic, outdoors experience for young women. Girls are in charge of their own schedule. Choosing from 15 activities daily. Two-, three-, five- or 8-week sessions available. Meet girls ages 9-14 from around the world. Three-year leadership program, ages 15-17. Our brother camp, Sangamon, is next door allowing…(more)