Get in touch with nature this summer

This summer, your child can spend a week exploring the outdoors with the opportunity to catch a tadpole, paddle a kayak, mosey down the trail, spend some time in 1869, and watch the buffalo roam.

Summer day camps are being offered at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area for children 7-12 years old on the weeks of June 13-17 and June 27-July 1.

The day camps will be chock full of activities including kayaking, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking and learning about the wide variety of wildlife at the park.

Contact Lisa Cole, LLELA Education Coordinator, at 972-219-3930 or visit for camp details and registration.

LLELA is also offering docent training for Log House Tours in May.

Completely restored and furnished with all the trappings of everyday frontier life, the Minor-Porter Log House at LLELA gives visitors a window on everyday life in Denton County in 1870.

LLELA staff is offering a training session at 9:00 a.m. on May 25 for volunteers who are interested in leading tours and educational programs at this historic home. The training session will include:

• Denton County history and the history of the Minor-Porter Log House
• Tour of the home, smokehouse, reconstructed dugout, and all furnishings
• Interpretation basics
• Butter churning information and demonstration
• Spinning and weaving discussion & demonstration

There is no fee for the training activity, but each participant will be expected to lead at least three tours or activities at the Minor-Porter Log House each year.  Contact Lisa Cole, LLELA Education Coordinator, to register at 972-219-3930 or [email protected].

Located on Business 121 in Lewisville at the south end of Lewisville Lake, the LLELA is 2,000 acres of prairies, forests, and wetlands managed as a wildlife preserve by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the University of North Texas, the City of Lewisville, Lewisville ISD, and Texas A & M University.

LLELA is open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for fishing, hiking, camping, bird watching, kayaking/canoeing, picnicking, and other outdoor activities.

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