|Youth Briefs: 07-11-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:06|
Hunt for treasure with library
Families, join the Children's Place of the Wood County District Public Library on the front lawn of the newly renovated Carter House at 307 North Church St. on Friday at 10:30 a.m. for a treasure hunt.
Enjoy pirate and treasure stories, then search for treasures and learn how a metal detector works.
Register for tween camp
The City of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department is still accepting registrations for the 2013 Girl Power Tween Camp being sponsored by the Zonta Club of Bowling Green.
The camp is for girls ages 9-13 and will be held July 22-25 from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at Bowling Green State University's Hannah Hall, room 107.
Participants will engage in scrapbooking, rubber stamping, photography and etiquette. There is a $55 fee for Bowling Green residents and a $63 fee for non-residents. For more information call (419) 354-6223 or visit the website www.bgohio.org (click Parks and Recreation).
Alt talks about family hiking
MAUMEE - Jeff Alt, family hiking expert and inspiration to the annual Sunshine Walk, 5k Run & Roll, will provide tips on hiking with kids and sign his new book, "Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun," at two events this month.
Alt will be at the Learning Express, in the Shops at Fallen Timbers Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. He will also be at Walt Churchill's Market on Briarfield Boulevard July 19 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Meet Sunny the Bear, the official Mascot of the Sunshine Walk, 5k Run & Roll. Learn the Alt family's "Take a Hike" song and dance and hear about walking activities.
Here are some of Alt's tips to get moving:
• Start them young. Ergonomically designed baby carriers make it easy and fun to carry infants and toddlers with you wherever you hike.
• Let the kids lead. Hike at your child's pace and distance. Whatever your child takes interest in, stop and explore that bug, leaf or rock with them.
• Bring water and food kids love. Hand out needed extra energy and water as needed on the trail.
Alt is an avid hiker. In addition to walking the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail for Sunshine, he also walked the 218-mile John Muir Trail.
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