Soft grass under foot, your toes can grip and feel the earth. You are surrounded by the whisper of wind in the trees, the lull of lapping water, the songs of birds, the scurrying of small animals, and the symphony of the stream. The vista is beautiful and the air is fresh. Come the evening there is the aroma and crackle of a fire. The canopy of stars encourages dreaming and reflection. The aroma of the fire is joined by the sweet smell of s’mores, the toasted combination of graham crackers, pure chocolate, and melting marshmallows. At night, you nestle down into Mother Earth and sleep the sleep of the innocent. You will awaken refreshed and stronger tomorrow; urban decay, sirens, squealing tires, flashing lights, cement (the most unnatural material invented), overhead wires, exhaust fumes,
and the constant cacophony of noise are distant memories.
If you have recollections like this or would like to create memories like this, join us at: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in the Carnegie Room at the St. Thomas Public Library for a “Learn Camping Basics” presentation. This program is courtesy of Ontario Parks and you will learn about camping, see different types of camping equipment, and obtain advice from the experts. This is an all age event and great way to learn about an economical family experience. Please register at the Information Desks on the Main Floor.
Do come out and find out what our Ontario Parks have to offer. Come camping! It may lead you to fishing, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, and other great outdoor pastimes.