Hilltown Families


During the 2015-2016 school year, families of 4th graders can gain free access to all of the country’s fantastic national parks! Whether by exploring Massachusetts’ historic sites and national seashore or dreaming about mountainous parks out west, families can engage in both experiential and inspired learning about the treasures our park system has to offer.

Camping is the great American tradition where families bond, away from the distractions of daily technologies; and where they can drink in nature, unleashing the explorer within. Camping breeds a love for nature and bolsters an environmental consciousness and is fundamentally a great community-based learning experience for kids.

Every late June, a collective effort to get everyone camping outdoors (even in their backyard) is being promoted by National Wildlife Federation in order to raise funds for conservation. You can go camping anytime of course, so read on learn about the Great American Backyard Campout!

This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show (HFVS), join Guest DJ, National Parks Service Ranger Jeff Wolin (aka Ranger Jeff) from his ranger station in the mountains of Colorado for a musical tour of our National Parks in an hour long, commercial-free, radio show/podcast. While families are dancing and singing, everyone will get a musical exploration of Mount Rushmore, the Grand Tetons, the Washington Mall, and even raft down the Colorado River!

Free Access to National Parks Summer is a time for exploring, and what better day trip than to explore a national park right here in Massachusetts? It’s local, it’s educational, and it won’t bust your budget! For families with disabled kids, visiting a national park can be a real nice adventure. You can expose your child to all sorts of new experiences (from outdoor scenery and sounds to historical monuments), plus, since… Read More

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