Vermont State Parks Announces 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge

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Vermont State Parks Announces the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge

MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks is happy to announce that the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is on!

The Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is a statewide outdoor scavenger hunt where participants earn points by completing fun, outdoor activities and can earn free entry to Vermont State Parks for this year, and all of next year.

Just go to the parks website and download the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge score sheet.  Choose the activities from each section that you’d like to do, and take a photo of yourself (or have someone else take a photo) of you doing that activity. Once you reach 250 points, send us your score sheet, photos, and any accompanying materials, and we’ll send you a gold VIP pass good for free park entry for 2016 and 2017!

Most of the activities can be done anywhere and include things like making your own croquet course using items from around the house for mallets and balls, whittling your own marshmallow stick or observing and identifying three native Vermont wildflowers.

“This program is one of our favorites”, says Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks.  “It’s a win for parents because they get ideas of fun things to do with their kids and it gets the whole family outside. The kids love the challenges, and especially the VIP gold coin, which gives them a rewarding sense of accomplishment”.

Activities must be completed between April 1 – October 15, 2016. Weekly bonus activities will be posted on Vermont State Park’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

For more information, and go get started, visit: http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/venturevt.htm

Photos available on request