Department of Parks
Barren River Offers “Boot Camp” For Kids
LUCAS, Ky. – Barren River State Resort Park will be hosting a youth “boot camp” for children ages 6 to 12 on Saturday, Nov. 3.
The Barren’s Environmental and Recreation Staff Youth Boot Camp – also called BEARS – is a way for children to experience a scaled down version of boot camp and hear from military veterans who have served our country just a few days before Veterans Day. The two hour session includes physical training, an obstacle course, radio use and patrol hand signals. This is a free event.
The sessions start at with registration at at the entertainment shelter. Children will be divided into two groups – one for ages 6-8, which will require a parent or guardian to attend. Parents or guardians for the 9-12 age group are encouraged to attend. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion as well as a hot dog and drink for lunch.
Advanced registration is available by contacting Lisa Deavers at 1-800-325-0057 or email@example.com
Barren River Lake State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Driftwood Restaurant, golf course, fitness center, gift shop, picnic areas and hiking trails.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov