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Spots Still Open For Summer 'Xtreme Adventures' Teen Program In Somerset County

Posted by The Somerset County Park Commission 

The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center has scheduled a unique summer program series for teens age 13 to 16. “Xtreme Adventure” is a summer-long series of one-day outdoor programs (with one overnight scheduled) that will entertain and educate teen girls and boys.. All adventures begin at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, NJ – 908-766-2489.

Teens will be challenged to an unforgettable adventure as Naturalists lead participants through a series of exciting, educational, and enjoyable day trips.

Waterfalls oTuesday, July 15 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. will take participants on a journey to explore various hiking trails that will lead to hidden waterfalls. Fee is $25 per person.

Hike and Swim on Tuesday, July 22 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. will take travellers on a hike to a section of the Appalachian Trail for a walk in the footsteps of famous hikers. Teens will learn the proper technique for following trail markers before being rewarded with a cool, refreshing swim at Crater Lake, a glacial lake at the top of the Kittatinny Ridge located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Fee is $25 per person.

Rock Climb on Tuesday, August 5 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. will start with a 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 $175 per person.

Sedge Island Overnight departing Tuesday, August 12 at 8:00 A.M will be a journey to an isolated section of New Jersey’s largest estuary, Barnegat Bay for kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, birding, crabbing, and more. Teens are sure to have a blast but are also expected to help with group chores. Home cooked dinner is included. Fee is $200 per person.

Registration is in progress. Information and online registration may be found at www.somersetcountyparks.org

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