Saguaro National Park to host youth camps

Saguaro National Park to host youth camps

Saguaro National Park's Tucson Mountain District will host two outdoor camps for youths in February.

Participating youths will have a chance to explore the wilderness through a guided experience and learn how to set up tents, string up tarps and use a backpack stove. They will also be taught how to explore the outdoors safely.

Some of the other activities include exploring the desert after dark and storytelling around the campfire.

The two events are:

  • Explorer Camp for youths aged 9 and 10 years old on Saturday, Feb. 4;
  • Wilderness Camp for youths aged 11 to 14 years old from Feb. 23 to Feb. 25.

Explore Camp costs $15 and Wilderness, $45. Fees must be received days by Feb. 1 for Explore and Feb. 17 for Wilderness.

For more information, contact Chip Littlefield at 733-5157 or To register, visit

Education notes are compiled by Star reporter Yoohyun Jung. Contact Yoohyun at 573-4243 or On Twitter: @yoohyun_jung

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