ORIENTEERING WORD SCRAMBLE EVENT FOR YOUNG AND OLD, SATURDAY, JUNE 14

June 10, 2014 by  
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June 5, 2014

 

ORIENTEERING WORD SCRAMBLE EVENT FOR YOUNG AND OLD, SATURDAY, JUNE 14

Sponsored by Lawrence Hopewell Trail

 

orienteeringcard(LAWRENCEVILLE, HOPEWELL, NJ) — The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) will host an Orienteering Word Scramble event for all ages as part of Hopewell Valley Come Out and Play Activities on Saturday, June 14. The hunt will be along the Lawrence Hopewell Trail in the Rosedale Park District of Mercer Meadows, next to Rosedale Lake.

 

Outdoor enthusiasts young and old are invited to join in the Orienteering Word Scramble Event – today’s version of a treasure hunt. The word scramble event begins at 10 a.m. when participants will gather at the LHT tent, which will be set up close to Rosedale Lake. This walking adventure will take participants up and down hills, on and off the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, into wooded areas as well as open spaces as they look for clues that will give those letters for the word scramble.  An abbreviated course and word scramble will be offered for children.

 

To play, hunters will walk to sites circled on a map, looking for the clues – one or more letters per site. By scrambling the letters they discover, they can come up with the winning word(s). The first ten adults to finish with the correct word(s) win an LHT water bottle, and the first 10 children to finish win a jump rope.

 

The entire walk for youngsters and adults is less than 2 miles, all within Rosedale Park. Unlike in true orienteering, no compass will be necessary, and participants will not be timed. Please bring a pen or pencil to mark off the sites you’ve visited, to write down the letters and spell out the word(s).

 

All participants will be asked to complete a registration form. Those under 18 will need a parent or guardian’s signature on the form to participate. Also, registration for this and all Hopewell Valley Come Out and Play events is being offered through Hopewell Township Parks and Recreation (M-F; 8 AM-3:30 PM) at 737-3753.

Event: Orienteering Word Scramble for young and old.

 

When: Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m.

 

Where: Rosedale Park District of Mercer Meadows

 

Included: A word scramble for individuals of all ages set in the Rosedale Park.

 

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 20+ miles bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail and transportation corridor through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships, Mercer County, N.J. The idea for the LHT grew out of a commitment to improving the quality of life for all who live or work in the region.  The LHT supports an active, livable, and sustainable community with alternative forms of transportation to reduce reliance on automobiles. It also promotes health and fitness, recreation, and outdoor education.  For more information, please visit www.lhtrail.org.

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Media inquiries: Please contact LHT Co-President Becky Taylor at 609-240-6886.