June 18, 2013 | Lansing, Michigan | 9:30am - 3:00pm
Canoe & Kayak Simulations – Disc Golf on Capitol lawn – Fishing Activities – Bird Watching – Nature Interpretation – Games, and More!
Join us as we celebrate parks, recreation and getting youth outdoors at the Michigan State Capitol!
June is No Child Left Inside Month and July is Parks and Recreation Month. Join MRPA, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Midwest Section and the Michigan No Child Left Inside Coalition (MNCLI) as they host “Get Outside & Play at the Capitol” on Tuesday, June 18.
The one-day event provides free outdoor activities and nature education opportunities for youth, including:
- Disc Golf
- Kayaking Simulations
- Lawn Olympics
- A Demonstration for First Time Campers
- Birding Activities
- A Tent Skills Seminar
- Live Animals
- Tennis Games
- Fishing Activities
- And Much More!
Organizations providing activities for youth include Boy Scouts of America, Capital City Renegades Disc Golf Club, Dr. Dirt, DNR - Fisheries, Recreation & Wildlife Divisions, Fenner Nature Center, Heavner Nature Connection, Ingham County Parks Department, Kalamazoo Nature Center, McDonald's, Michigan and Capital Area Audubon Societies, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, Michigan Historical Center, Natureology, Potter Park Zoo, Superior Play, LLC , The First Tee of Mid-Michigan, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and event sponsor USTA.
The event is endorsed by Lt. Governor Brain Calley and sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, USTA Midwest, McDonald’s, the Michigan DNR, Michigan No Child Left Inside Coalition and MRPA.
More than 1,000 children from communities throughout Michigan are anticipated to attend this year. Register your group or day camp
and help show Michigan’s legislators what parks and recreation is all about!
If your organization or company would be interested in providing an activity on the capitol grounds, click here
The event will run from approximately 9:30am to 3:00pm; day campers will provide an estimated time of arrival when registering. Activities providers will begin set up beforehand. More information will be provided closer to the event.