Activities recommended for ages 5 and younger.
Camping With Babies and Toddlers
Planning a camping trip but thinking the kiddos need to stay home? Don’t call the babysitter just yet. Camping with babies and toddlers is loads of work but incredibly fun! Parents will get ideas about what works, and what does not work, from Bobby and Maura Marko’s film Traversing the Arrowhead. Learn best packing, meal planning, gear, diapering, and sleeping practices while your young children play in the camping activity area! The Markos take their two children, Jack and Rowan (ages 4 and 2 at the time of the film), along on all their adventures including frequent visits to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota.
Hands On Touch ‘n Learn
Children will have the opportunity to explore outdoor gear set up in the lower level of the Library. Let your young children climb in and out of a canoe, try dry land paddling, explore a tent and sleeping bag, carry a camping backpack, and “warm up” next to our indoor campfire. Child friendly camping snacks will be available.