Beginning this month, fourth graders can sign up online to receive a voucher that grants entrance to the student and a carload of passengers to federal recreation areas for a year.
You can start planning your next adventure by visiting the National Park Service website and using the Find a Park tool. Select a park from the drop-down list or choose a state from the map. With more 400 parks to choose from, you can get a little help picking one when you check out the featured events or search the calendar by state, park and dates.
For more information about the program, visit http://www.nationalparks.org/ook/every-kid-in-a-park.
If you plan on participating in the Every Kid in a Park program, be sure to check out these healthy campfire cooking ideas. Brought to you by Healthiest Weight Florida, the Healthy Campfire Cooking Program is designed to create opportunities for park visitors to try healthier camping foods while learning new recreational skills.