Camping in the city • Brooklyn Paper

Camping in the city

Let it burn: Eight-year-old Kenny Chen learns how to make fire at Family Camping at the Salt Marsh Nature Center.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

Talk about some happy campers!

The Family Camping event at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park gave families a chance to escape the city without actually leaving it. The campers, selected through a lottery process, learned all the essentials — like how to use a bow drill, build a fire, and toast marshmallows.

Families checked in at 6 pm and Urban Park Rangers Angela Phillips and Alexis Canney showed a group of campers how to get ready for nightfall.

The kids lit up when they learned how to make a campfire without matches — and once the fire was flaming, the campers put it to good use by toasting marshmallows.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at vogle@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow her attwitter.com/oglevanessa.
Marshmallows squared: Urban Park Rangers Angela Phillips and Alexis Canney toast marshmallows over the fire.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

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