When

Anytime, but Fall paid program open through December 2020

Use this link to register at Eventbrite

Email sammyc@owyheefriends.org for questions.

Details 

After registering and downloading the Map Packet, start at the Owyhee River Watchable Wildlife Area along Lake Owyhee Road. Then use the map packet to navigate through the 5 Journeys of Quest 1. All should be self-explanatory or you can improvise, but please email questions and concerns. However, our time is limited and the paid version is required for more that a few questions. 

Free Version 

Paid Version ($10)

Be Prepared! 

The desert can be a dangerous place, beyond the Role-playing! Please see our Plan a Trip page for desert hiking / camping tips and tricks. After registration, you will be sent a 'Parent Enhancement' list but here are a few essentials:

  • Plenty of water (5 gal in vehicle, each pack at least 1 liter)

  • Proper clothing for the weather

  • Proper footwear--shoes or boots instead of open-toe

  • Leave town with a full tank of gas (or fill up in Nyssa, Owyhee Junction, or Homedale) and let someone else know where you are going and when you intend to return

Stewardship

We will make a point to collect garbage at sites, along road, and pack-in / pack-out. This Quest involves such stewardship activities. 

 

Why?

Time in the outdoors is special and has a physiologic effect on our bodies, particularly mental health. Fantasy and Role-Playing come natural to children and is most often expressed by playing video games (in our modern world, anyway). This activity is designed to make fun in the outdoors, indulge in fantasy, and connect parents and children. Especially since the onset of the pandemic, our communities children are craving educational fun and fresh air.

The pandemic has had a toll and we are all looking for safe, distanced activities. In this hiking-centered Live Action Role Playing Game parents will support their child (or children). Friends of the Owyhee has provided the seed of the adventure story, the locations, and prizes but the rest is up to you and your family.

Seems Intimidating? We understand! Please contact us to discuss your concerns. The hikes begin as low-impact and give your family time to build your stamina. The routes are not ADHA accessible, unfortunately, modifications can be made for anyone!

Please email sammyc@owyheefriends.org for questions!

Need more Navigation Training? We did too! Using maps, compass, keeping all the directions straight .... practice makes perfect! Friends of the Owyhee offers introductory orienteering courses the last Tuesday of the month, from 5:30 - 6:30 in Ontario, OR. Visit this page for details!

We also offer two other Youth Educational opportunities:

Nature Explorers with the Ontario Recreation District

Owyhee Science Field Camp

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