PONCA – Ponca State Park has lined up a week full of activities for the whole family to fill up the summer break.
Wednesday and Thursday morning there will be introductory classes for archery, muzzleloaders, pellet guns and .22 rifles. Wednesday from 9-11 a.m., those at least five years old or older can learn to shoot a bow and arrow and those 12 years old and older can learn muzzle-loading techniques. Thursday participants can work on pellet rifle and rifle skills, also from 9-11. For pellet rifles participants must be at least eight years old and at least 10 for the .22 rifles. All activities will meet at the Eric Wiebe Shooting complex. Costs are $1 for six arrows, $1 for 2 shots for muzzle-loading, $1 for four clips for pellet rifles and $3 for ten rounds for .22 rifles.
The sporting action doesn’t stop on Wednesday. From 1-3 p.m., the park will host a beginners fishing clinic. Participants will learn how to tie knots, cast, identify their catch and more. Bait and equipment will be provided. Meet at the Resource and Education Center.
Thursday the demonstrations continue with a paper making class at 1 p.m. Ponca State Park’s naturalist will be on hand to teach guests how paper is made. The group will also learn how to recycle their own paper to grow new plants. The cost for this event is $2 and those interested should meet at the Resource and Education Center.
From 2-4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, those eight years old and older can participate in tomahawk and atlatl throwing. The cost is $6 per throw at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex.
For more information visit the Events Calendar page under the Community tab on waynedailynews.com or find Ponca State Park on Facebook.