It’s time to get out there and get your park on; the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge started April 1. The challenge is a statewide outdoor scavenger hunt where participants earn points by completing outdoor activities. Completing the tasks earns Vermonters free entry to Vermont State Parks for this year and all of next.
Participants visit the website and download a score sheet, choose which activities from each section they would like to do, and take a photo while doing that activity. Once a challenger reaches 250 points, they send in their score sheet, photos, and any accompanying materials. Anyone who gets 250 points receives a gold VIP pass good for free park entry for 2016 and 2017.
“It’s a win for parents because they get ideas of fun things to do with their kids, and it gets the whole family outside,” says Craig Whipple, director of State Parks.
Activities must be completed by October 15 of this year.