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Summer Outdoor Adventure program begins

CADYVILLE - The Clinton County Youth Bureau and Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department will co-host an Outdoor Summer Adventure program Monday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 13. This free three-day program will introduce two groups of 10 youth, age 14 and older to such skills as hiking, flat-water kayaking, map reading, environmental and historical issues, team work and outdoor leadership skills. Previous hiking and/or paddling skills are not required.

On Monday, Aug. 9, group 1 will flat-water kayak on the Saranac River on Cadyville Beach. The group will learn basic flat-water kayaking skills including forward, reverse, sweep, brace, and sculling strokes. The group will also learn individual and team rescues. Group 2 will do the same Tuesday, Aug. 10.

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, group 1 will flat-water kayak approximately 7.5 miles down the Saranac River from Saranac to the Cadyville Beach. They will discuss river paddling skills and how they differ from open water paddling, local wildlife, and the importance of wetland preservation. Lunch will be provided at the Cadyville Beach. Group 2 will do the same Thursday, Aug. 12.

On Friday, Aug. 13, groups 1 and 2 will be bussed to Poke-O-Moonshine to hike up this popular mountain.

All equipment will be provided. Being able to swim is required. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, July 28.

For further information on this program, or to pre-register, call CCYB at 565-4750.

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