Wahatoya Ranger Kids is organized by Two Peaks Fitness
What is Wahatoya Ranger Kids (or WRK)?
W is for kids having a Wild Time in the Wilderness
R is for kids having a Really Rad time learning a lot about nature, plants, and animals
K is for Kids exploring the outdoors while having Krazy fun!
WRK is a summer program including nature hikes, nature-based fun activities, and environmental and outdoor educational programs. Three days of activities and programming vary based on age groups.
Kids will learn about: Wildlife safety and how to handle live snakes, how not to get lost and what to do if you are lost, animal signs and tracking, useful wild plants, and Native American lore and legends.
Cost per session: $10 if parent is gym member, $15 for non-members. Guardian must be present for children under the age of 5. Scholarships available. Attend one or more sessions!
Wildlife Safety, Tracking, and Awareness
- June 8, ages 4-8: 9 am to 12 noon
- June 22, ages 9-14: 9 am to 2 pm
Outdoor Basics – Becoming a Prepared and Safe Hiker
- July 13, ages 4-8: 9 am to 12 noon
- July 20, ages 9-14: 9 am to 3:30 pm
Putting it All Together – Fun Nature Hikes
- August 3, ages 4-8: 9 am to 12 noon
- August 10, ages 9-14: 9 am to 3:30 pm
Signup at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta, or email your completed forms to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We must receive your paperwork and payment no later than a week prior to each activity. You can pay in person, or Zelle or Venmo your payment to email@example.com.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Bob Kennemer hails from the Denver area where he majored in Environmental Science and Education at the University of Denver. He went on to study at the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyoming, becoming certified as an Outdoor Leader. Bob has worked as a professional outdoor guide and environmental educator for more than 40 years, and worked as an outdoor guide for eight years with the Denver-based Wilderness Experience Program, a wilderness therapy program for inner-city youth. Additionally, Bob has taught outdoor and environmental education classes to students in Huerfano County for over three decades.
A resident of La Veta for the past 35 years, Bob has studied nature, the wildlife, and the wild plants of the region, as he often worked as an environmental interpreter and naturalist for the State Parks. Bob provides programs on wildlife safety, a snake safety program called, Rattlesnakes – No Bull!, and numerous other topics. Bob is also a history buff and was the director at La Veta’s Francisco Fort Museum for five years. Bob is active in local and regional historical groups.