Thursday, June 27, 2013

Upcoming Programs


ECO-Adventure Summer Camp: Come and join us for a summer filled with outdoors adventures. Each week will include a different weekly focus as well as the following core activities: creek walks, nature hikes, team building games, and archery practice.

Ages: 8-13 years old
Camp Schedule: 8:00am-5:00pm

Week 2: Wildlife Wonders (July 1-5):
Explore the habitats and lives of the wild animals of Catoctin Creek. Meet live animals and explore the creek, woods, and meadows of the park searching for the wild critters that live here. Camp will be closed on Thurs. July 4th for the Fourth of July Holiday. Space is still available. Please call or go online to register for this camp.
Cost: $116 (Registration #17462)

Alien Invaders: Plant Patrol
The Alien Plant Patrol needs your help! Make a difference by removing non-native and invasive plants that threaten the park's ecology. Experienced staff will teach you how to recognize and properly remove different pest plants throughout the park. This program is FREE but you MUST PRE-REGISTER
When: Sat. July 6, 9:00-10:30am
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Ages: 13-Adult
Cost: Free

Toad Abodes
If you love toads, this is the program for you! First we'll talk about these hopping amphibians and then make a toad home that you can decorate and take home! 
When: Sat. July 6, 11:00-12:30pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Ages: 6-12 y.o. and up
Cost: $12

I Can Camp CAMPING IN THE PARK
Give your child an introduction to camping in this Parent/Child program. Go on a flashlight night walk and enjoy campfire activities. Learn the “leave no trace” ethics that help the environment. Bring your own tent, sleeping bags, and evening snack. A continental breakfast will be provided. Registration is for parent/child pair-$10 charge for each additional family member.
When: Sat. July 13, 6:30pm-9:00am
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Ages: 5 y.o.-Adult
Cost: $29 

To Register: Call 301-600-2936 or go on-line to www.recreater.com

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Free Reptile and Amphibian Walk This Sunday Jun. 23rd

Free Reptile & Amphibian Walk
Sun. Jun. 23rd (10-11:30am)
Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Wayne Hildebrand, the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program Maryland Calling Amphibian Coordinator and Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Frederick County Coordinator will be leading this walk. Please wear old cloths and be prepared to get a little muddy. This program was made possible by our Frederick County Nature Council. The Frederick County Nature Council is a non-profit group of volunteers providing support and advocacy for Fountain Rock Park and Catoctin Creek Nature Center by offering nature oriented programs and activities for all citizens of Frederick County, MD.

For more information please call:
301-600-2050

Monday, June 10, 2013

Upcoming Programs


Geocaching in Nature
Are you looking for a fun way to explore the outdoors with your family? Join us as we learn how to use hand held GPS, and search for treasures in the woods. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.

When: Sun. June 16, 1-2:30pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Ages: 8-13 y.o. and up
Cost: $10

Summer 2013 Nature Camp Openings
The following is a list of our summer camps which have spots available. Please call today. Space is limited.

ECO-Adventure Camp: Come and join us for a summer filled with outdoors adventures. Each week will include a different weekly focus as well as the following core activities: creek walks, nature hikes, team building games, and archery practice.

Ages: 8-13 years old
Camp Schedule: 8:00am-5:00pm

Week 2: Wildlife Wonders (July 1-5):
Explore the habitats and lives of the wild animals of Catoctin Creek. Meet live animals and explore the creek, woods, and meadows of the park searching for the wild critters that live here. Camp will be closed on Thurs. July 4th for the Fourth of July Holiday.
Cost: $116 (Registration #17462)

Week 6: Keeper of The Wild (July 29-Aug 2):
Join us for a crafty camp that combines the great outdoors and the wonderful world of art. During the week campers will: go on nature walks, listen to Native American stories, dissect owl pellets, explore for wildlife, create Native American crafts, paint with water colors, sketch, and build miniature rafts.
Cost: $145 (Registration #17466)

Week 7: Winged Wonders (Aug 5-9):
Have you ever wished you could fly? We will spend a week studying the master of flight: birds, insects, and flying squirrels. Activities for the week will include: insect safari, bird walks, dip netting, and stream searches, designing bird feeders, and nature crafts.
Cost: $145 (Registration #17467)

Week 8: Nature Rocks (Aug 12-16):
Join us as we uncover a world from long ago by studying the local history and geology of Catoctin Creek Park. Campers during the week will be collecting rocks, exploring the creek bed, searching for hidden treasures, and geocaching.
Cost: $145 (Registration #17468) 

Nature Camp: Features lively outdoor adventures, interactions with our Nature Center animals, hands-on activities, games, nature walks, storytelling and crafts.

6-10 years old
(Sessions: 1, 3, 4, & 6)
Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00 pm

Week 4: Indian Lore & Craft Camp (July 15-19):
Experience Native American cultures and how they interacted with Nature! Practice skill like arrowhead and rope making. Create crafts like corn husk figures, musical instruments, and dream catchers. Play games and stories and follow “Keeper of the Earth” environmental practices.
Ages: 6-10 years old
Cost: $130  (Registration #17487)

To Register: Call 301-600-2936 or go on-line to www.recreater.com