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The Great Park Pursuit 2018
CT State Parks Family Adventure
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Our 13th Annual No Child Left Inside® Great Park Pursuit (GPP): CT State Parks Adventure was a success!
We began on May 12, 2018 with FREE Family Fishing Day at Wharton Brook State Park, off of Rte. 5 in Wallingford, CT in partnership with CARE.  The event was a guided event and ran from 9 am to 3pm.  Our kick-off event in the rain was a success with over 450 people attending. 
Our 2nd event was held on May 19, 2018 at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington, CT.  It was an Outdoor Recreational Skill Building Event. Despite the rain, we had over 300 visitors at this event.   
Events 3 and 4 were Semi-guided events which required teams to pick a location, participate, and take a selfie to submit for credit.  Event #3 had GPP teams visiting visit one (or more) of 11 Museums and Nature Centers across CT on Memorial Day Weekend.  Event #4 had GPP teams participate in a hike or walk at one (or more) of 107 Great Park Pursuit sponsored events on Trails Day Weekend.  The weather cooperated for the majority of the weekend and our families and teams enjoyed visiting the various museums/centers and exploring parts of CT on hikes and nature walks. 
Event #5 was held on June 9, 2018 at Mansfield Hollow State Park in Mansfield, CT.  This guided event was a Boating day and took place from 9 am to 3pm.  We had about 250 visitors on this beautiful, warm day.  
Event #6 was the final event for the for 2018 Great Park Pursuit Season.   It was a campout held at Salt Rock Campground in Sprague, CT On June 16th and 17th, 2018.  We had about 225 families and teams join us for activities from noon to 2pm, with an awards assembly at 2:30 pm.  Approximately 26 Great Park Pursuit families/teams camped overnight with us.    
All events were free, and even if folks were not registered, they were welcome to attend all events (however were not eligible for prizes).
Our GPP families and teams came out for 6 weeks and had fun with us while learning new skills and improving their outdoor recreational skills.
Please continue to visit the GPP pages for additional information for the 2019 season.