Our trip to Howell is always one of the highlights of the year. It is a long, fun day. By the end of the day the children have experienced a wide range of activities from going over a gully on a zip line to trying edible plants in the woods. At the end of the day adults and children are exhausted.
One thing we can never be sure of on this trip is the Weather. Believe me when I say, I have experienced everything except a tornado. We have had nice warm days, pouring rain, and a blizzard. One year we had all of these on the same day.
This year it appears we are going to be very lucky. The experts are calling for sunny and 70. Please, make sure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather. You can pack extra clothes in a backpack. We will have a lodge where we can leave the packs while we are out in the woods. Your child will at least need an extra layer for the evening. My advise is to keep watching the Weather Channel and prepare for everything.
In preparation for the trip, I would suggest getting your child to bed at a reasonable hour Wednesday night and if you have the flexibility, let them sleep in Thursday morning. If you are driving to Howell, you can meet us at the Nature Center at 11:30. If your child is leaving from school, they don't need to be at school until 10:00. You should receive more information about the trip from Karen. If you do not, please contact her.