Planning Now for Summer Vacation?

NWF Family Summit Brings Nature and Families Together

April 7, 2006 (Reston, VA.) Spring Break will soon be over and thoughts are turning to summer vacation planning. Imagine a week of summer vacation, focused on the sights and sounds of nature, where everything is planned for everyone in the family no matter what age. Imagine exciting activities and adventures for the entire family, all interest levels, attention spans, level of outdoor experience, or familiarity with Mother Nature. This is the National Wildlife Federation Family Summit, which makes a week of environmental education and adventure available for just $215 to $500 per person for the week, depending on the age group.

Accommodations start at $250 per person for the week, including three meals a day! Kids under 6 stay free.

Snowbird resort, nestled deep in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, will host the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) 2006 Family Summit from July 1 — July 7. This mountain retreat is just 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City Airport and is an ideal hub of outdoor exploration and wildlife viewing. Elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, cougars, eagles, hawks and scores of smaller animals delight wildlife-watchers of all ages.

This week-long outdoor discovery program appeals to families, singles, and anyone who want to explore unique natural areas, increase their environmental awareness, and learn from a variety of classes, hikes, field trips, workshops, crafts, lectures, and outfitted adventures…each geared toward their specific age group. knowledgeable naturalists and dedicated educators bring the surroundings to life, and families build a lasting foundation of outdoor knowledge and environmental awareness.

Sign up for hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fly fishing, rock climbing, rambles with naturalists and excursions to the Great Salt Lake.

Learn to quilt, create tapestries or rag rugs, keep a field journal or paint an alpine landscape. Choose from class topics such as: wildlife management, tracking, nature photography, bird watching, geology, plant ecology, astronomy and butterfly identification.

After a full day of nature activities, you can enjoy the pristine setting of Snowbird resort. Your family can go horseback riding, create innovative crafts or learn how to spot butterflies or take advantage of the on site recreation; which includes miles of hiking and nature trails, swimming, volleyball, and mountain biking.
More information and the program registration form for the Summit can be found on NWF’s web site at: www.nwf.org/summits, or by calling 1-800-580-5685. Book now because this popular program fills up quickly!

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s conservation organization protecting wildlife for our children’s future.

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