Survivor! Red Hook Public Library hosts survival camp

(RED HOOK, NY) – Students in grades 5 and 6 can strive to survive during Red Hook Public Library’s Survival Camp! Kids will test their skills (and learn new ones) at this four-day program beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, and continuing to Friday, July 8, at the library.

Campers will practice essential skills and creative-problem solving with activities that teach preparedness in both urban and rural settings. They’ll learn how to utilize mapping, gauge weight v. usefulness of supplies, and find the necessities—food, water, and shelter—wherever they are. Camp will meet for two hours each day until the last, when the new survival experts will meet for three hours to put their skills to the test with a treasure hunt on the grounds of Red Hook’s Linden Avenue Middle School. And remember: dress to get dirty—survival can be messy.

This camp is free and open to the public. Registration in person at the library is required.

Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.
For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at