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Rachael Phillos, Killens Pond State Park, 302-284-4299,; or Caroline Foltz, Delaware State Parks, 302-739-9185,

Killens Pond State Park invites
families for Primitive Skills Weekend

Program supports Delaware Outdoor Family Initiative

FELTON  (Oct.11, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation will offer a Primitive Skills Weekend at Killens Pond State Park from Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. until Monday, Nov. 11 at noon. The public is encouraged to register soon. Space is limited and the program is filling quickly.

Participants will camp in the Killens Pond primitive area and learn primitive and ancestral survival skills such as fire-making, flint-knapping, identifying edible wild plants, basket-making, cordage-making and more in five sessions throughout the weekend. Children will have a separate schedule of environmental experiences.

The program is best suited for children six and over and adults. The fee for attendees 13 and older is $100 per person; children 6 to 12 are $60 per person. There is no charge for children under 6. The registration fee includes tent camping in the youth primitive area. Individual sites are available for an additional fee.

Primitive Skills Weekend supports Delaware State Parks’ Delaware Outdoor Family initiative which presents programs that give families an opportunity to get outdoors and experience nature in ways that they might not have before. The programs teach basic camping skills, outdoor cooking and other skills to make it easier to enjoy the outdoors. “We want to give families the chance to create memories and establish a connection to nature that will last a lifetime,” says Matthew Ritter, Delaware State Parks’ Chief of Programming.

More Delaware Outdoor Family opportunities are listed in the Delaware State Parks’ 2013 Fall/Winter Guide, including daytime opportunities such as an Introduction to Rock Climbing in Wilmington and the Geocaching Treasure Hunt at Cape Henlopen. Information is also available at 

Vol. 43, No.398

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