Saturday Activities With Our National Parks
GEOLOGICAL HIKE: 9:00 am – 11:00 am. These easy to moderately difficult walks up Young Hill near English Camp, and Mt. Finlayson near American Camp, focus on the geology of the San Juan Islands over the last 230 million years of earth’s history. From tectonic movement, to accretion, to uplift, volcanism, glaciation, erosion, and more, these islands present an incredibly complex and interesting geology for visitors of all ages. This event is kid friendly.
Visitors will meet at the English Camp and American Camp Visitor Centers for the hikes. (recurring event July 7 – Sept 2)
LIVING HISTORY DEMONSTRATIONS: 10:00 am. History is alive today! As you step into the 19th century at the English Camp, and American Camp, you’ll find period blacksmithing, cooking, wood carving, laundress, beading, and soldier demonstrations throughout the grounds. At American and English Camps. This event is kid friendly. (recurring event July 7 – August 25)
INFANTRY SOLDIER DEMONSTRATIONS: 11:00 am. While the “Pig War” never saw a life lost to war, it does not mean that soldiers did not use the weapons issued to them. In times of celebration, commemoration, and drill, these tools saw significant use. (DEMONSTRATIONS ARE HOURLY) This event is kid friendly. (recurring event July 7 – August 25)