Junior Ranger Program - Camping Now and Then - Tupelo, Mississippi


Saturday October 7, 2017
Tupelo, Mississippi


Camping Now and Then - Do you want to try your hand using a bow drill? Do you know how the survival skills of the past have morphed into the camping skills of today? First, it was the Chickasaw and Choctaw people who ingeniously used skills to survive in an often harsh outdoor environment a thousand years ago. Then came the boatmen who followed the Indian trails and camped outside along the Old Trace for a month as they traveled northward to home. Today, people camp at campgrounds along the Natchez Trace Parkway just for fun! The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Camping Now and Then” a special Junior Ranger program held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 10:00 am. Join a park ranger for this 45-minute program to learn how the survival skills of the past are now recreational skills used by campers. Participants will try using a bow drill, pitch a tent, and learn about surviving in today’s outdoor environment. This program is free and ideal for children seven to 12 years old, but everyone is welcome.

  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Junior Ranger Program

The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located along the Parkway at milepost 266, just north of Tupelo, Mississippi.

For additional information, please call the visitor center at 662-680-4027, or 1-800-305-7417.

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