Ponca State Park Hosts Weekend Activities

PONCA – With summer vacation in full swing Ponca State Park has an entire weekend of family-friendly activities planned.

The excitement begins Friday morning with an introductory to archery from 9-11. Participants must be at least five years old to participate. Following the archery course is a learning opportunity at 1 p.m. Participants can meet with the park’s naturalist and learn how Lewis and Clark used sign language to communicate with Native Americans during their expedition. Friday night closes with an outdoor showing of “Brother Bear.”

Saturday has plenty of action starting with an introduction to archery and shotguns from 9-11. Those learning shotgun skills must be at least 12 years old. Learn the basics of kayaking in Ponca’s “backwater” area at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. Participants must be 12 years old or older and the cost is $12 per person. At 11:30, learn about the wildlife found around the Missouri River during Critter Corner. At 1 p.m. learn how animals get around at Hop, Skip, Jump. Participants are encouraged to be prepared to get a little messy learning how animals move. The park asks those interested to wear clothing that’s ok to have washable paint on.

Sunday concludes with tomahawk and atlatl throwing from 9-11 a.m. Participants should meet at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. The cost is $1 for six throws.

For more information on this and other area events, visit the Events Calendar page under the Community tab on waynedailynews.com or find Ponca State Park on Facebook.