Ponca Fun Days

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Have Fun at Ponca State Park! Saturday, July 1 9:00 am-11:00 am Introduction to Archery and Shotguns — Introductory courses on archery and shotguns will be offered at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. All equipment will be provided. Archery participants must be 5 years old or older and shot-gun participants must be 12 years old or older. Meet and pay at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. Cost is $1/6 arrows for archery; $7/box of shells for shotguns. 11:00 am-5:00 pm Trick Kite Flying — “My Wind Stuff” will be on the riverfront demonstrating some unique kite flying. They will also assist you on learning how to handle a two-string kite and perform trick kite flying. Meet at the Riverfront Campground. Free. 11:00 am; 1:30 pm; 3:30 pm Backwater Kayaking — Learn the basic skills of kayaking in an “off-river” backwater area. Fine-tune your kayaking skills while touring our backwater area and viewing wildlife. Preregister at the Resource and Education Center. Meet and pay at the Resource and Education Center. Must be 12 years of age or older and the cost is $12.00/person. 11:30 am Critter Corner — Critter Corner is a very popular program for all ages. This program provides a snapshot of wildlife found along the Missouri River. Participants will be able to see and touch live critters, furs, feathers, shells, skulls, etc. Meet at the Resource & Education Center. Free. 1:00 pm Parachute Race — Compete with others in a parachute race. The speed of your running will inflate your parachute kite behind you. Prizes awarded in three age categories. Meet at the River-front Campground. Free. 1:00 pm T-shirt Decoration —Make a souvenir to match your memories. Meet at the Resource & Education center and decorate a t-shirt with the designs of your choice that will help you remember your trip to Ponca State Park. Meet & Pay at the Riverfront Campground while supplies last. Cost is $8.00 for Adults and $6.00 for Children. 1:00 pm Reptiles — Nebraska is home to many reptiles. Learn about the characteristics of reptiles and their behavior. Participants will have the opportunity to touch live reptiles. Meet at the Riverfront Campground. Free. 4:00 pm; 5:00 pm Kids on Parade — Celebrate the 4th of July riding on a hayrack in the Kid’s Parade. At 4:00 pm the kids ride from the Resource and Education Center to Turkey Ridge Campground where they will toss candy to campers. At 5:00 pm another hayrack of kids will visit the Oak Bluff Campground and toss out candy to campers. Sign up and meet at the Resource and Education Center. Maximum of 18 kids per ride. Free. 6:30 pm; 7:45 pm Hayrack Tour — Learn everything you wanted to know about Ponca State Park on a guided hayrack tour. We stop by the Tristate Overlook, Towers of Time, and the Riverfront as we travel through the park. Meet and pay at the Resource and Education Center. Please pre-register at the front desk. Cost is $4.00 for Adults and $2.00 for Kids (5 years old and under are free). Maximum of 25 people allowed, minimum of 10. No alcohol or pets are allowed. Sunday, July 2 9:00 am-11:00 am Tomahawk and Atlatl — Introductory courses on tomahawk and atlatl will be offered at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. All equipment will be provided. Tomahawk and atlatl participants must be 8 years old or older. Meet and pay at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. Cost is $1/6 throws. 1:00 pm Shark Tooth Necklaces — Did you know that sharks used to live in Nebraska? Learn about ancient sharks and make a necklace to take home. Please pre-register at front desk. Meet and pay at the Resource & Education Center. Cost is $2.00/ craft. 3:00 pm Oh Deer!—Do you know the two types of deer that roam Nebraska? How high deer jump? If they swim? Come to the Resource and Education Center to find out all about deer. Meet at the Resource and Education Center. Free. Visit our Facebook Page, Nebraska Northeast Parks, to view our upcoming events at Ponca State Park. All programs subject to change due to staffing/weather. For questions please call (402)-755-2284. A Park Entry Permit is required. Download the event flyer: Ponca July 1-2

2017-07-01 14:00:00 UTC

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