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“Young Adventurer’s Guide” Book Launch and Party

April 27 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Calling all adventurers! Want to know how to build a fort from nothing but sticks? Or find your way through the forest? Make a fire with friction? Build a kite out of turkey feathers?

Join us for a wilderness outdoor activity fair, book reading, and presentation to celebrate the launch of:
The Young Adventurer’s Guide to (Almost) Everything: Build a Fort, Camp Like a Champ, Poop in the Woods – 45 Action-Packed Outdoor Activities with author Ben Hewitt, contributor Penny Hewitt, and illustrator Luke Boushee!

Free and open to the public. Book signing, Q&A, activities, refreshments, and Nature Center fun! A (very) family-friendly event!

About the Book:

This survival guide is your ticket to getting down and dirty in nature and learning to make the coolest things with your own two hands. “…a reliable companion on camping and hiking trips to augment hours of outdoor exploring,” says Kirkus Reviews. Learn how to:

• Use a knife without bleeding
• Sleep in the woods without freezing
• Escape a bear without getting eaten
• Poop in the woods without falling down
• Find your way home without a GPS
• Eat bugs without throwing up
• And so much more!

45 step-by-step, illustrated activities that teach kids everything from how to see like an owl to build the world’s coolest fort from sticks (ages 8-12+).

About the Author:

Ben Hewitt is the author of Home Grown, Saved, The Town That Food Saved, Making Supper Safe, and has written for magazines such as Outside, Discover, National Geographic Adventure, Gourmet, Men’s Journal, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He and his family live in a self-built, solar-powered house in Vermont.

This event is presented by Bear Pond Books and the North Branch Nature Center.


April 27
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602


North Branch Nature Center
Bear Pond Books