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Program Information
Spring Session 2015


Rock Climbing – Hurricane Creek Park – Estimated Duration: 3-4 hours

Date: April 11 at 9am

Participants will enjoy a fun outing scaling up the rock bluffs at Hurricane Creek Park with the aid of ropes and other professional gear. All essential climbing equipment will be provided and guided by our professional instructor, John Wesley McCrary.
Participants need to bring:

·         Closed toed shoes

·         Water/water bottle

·         Snacks

·         Backpack

·         Any needed medications

·         Rain jacket

·         Coat/jacket/layers depending on weather

 

Wilderness Survival – Hurricane Creek Park – Estimated Duration: 3-4 hours

Date: April 18 at 9am

Participants will learn through hands on examples and experience. We will go over the process of being stranded, finding and making shelter, and being found, all in the order of their importance. You will learn vital, necessary skills including how to build an emergency survival shelter to how to build a fire from scratch and how to obtain drinking water and basic orientation.

Participants need to bring:

·         Closed toed shoes

·         Water/water bottle

·         Snacks

·         Backpack

·         Any needed medications

·         Rain jacket

·         Coat/jacket/layers depending on weather

·         Pocket knife (4-6” blade)

 

Hiking – Sipsey River Trail – Estimated Duration: 3-5 hours

Date: April 25 at 9am

On this easy to moderate hike in about 2-4 miles along the banks for the Sipsey River, participants will enjoy the beauty that the Bankhead National Forrest has to offer.

Participants need to bring:

·         Closed toed shoes

·         Water/water bottle

·         Snacks

·         Backpack

·         Any needed medications

·         Rain jacket

·         Coat/jacket/layers depending on weather

 

Rappelling – Hurricane Creek Park – Estimated Duration: 3-5 hours

Date: May 2 at 9am

Participants will be back to HCP for a thrilling time spent descending the cliffs that are situated between the top of the canyon and the creek side.

Participants need to bring:

·         Closed toed shoes

·         Water/water bottle

·         Sack lunch (we will not be back before lunch)

·         Backpack

·         Any needed medications

·         Rain jacket

·         Coat/jacket/layers depending on weather

 

Hiking – Borden Creek Trail – Estimated Duration: 3-5 hours

Date: May 9 at 9am

Participants need to bring:

·         Closed toed shoes

·         Water/water bottle

·         Sack lunch (we will not be back before lunch)

·         Backpack

·         Any needed medications

·         Rain jacket

·         Coat/jacket/layers depending on weather

 

Canoeing/Paddling – Brushy Lake – Estimated Duration: 4-6 hours

Date: May 16 at 9am

Participants will be wrapping up their 6 week outdoor adventure program with nice, leisurely easy paddle on one Brushy Lake located in the Bankhead National Forrest.

Participants need to bring:

·         Closed toed shoes

·         Water/water bottle

·         Snacks

·         Sack lunch (we will not be back before lunch)

·         Backpack

·         Any needed medications

·         Rain jacket

·         Coat/jacket/layers depending on weather

 

May 23  will be a make-up day if any activities are rained out, or if the group needs to be split between two paddling days.

Parents are welcome to attend and participate each adventure free of charge; however, parents will not have access to canoes/kayaks on paddling days, but will be able to watch their child.

Parents must plan to drive their child to each outdoor adventure or plan on allowing their child to carpool with another parent. CP&R is NOT responsible for transportation. We will meet at a group each Saturday at 9am at the Cullman Civic Center to travel to each destination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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