This Blog is dedicated to the enthusiasm surrounding the newest Frederick County Nature Center. Opened in February 2011, the center is an environmentally-friendly building situated on 139 acres along beautiful Catoctin Creek. Come visit and walk the trails, play a tune on the musical garden, enjoy the creek, explore the playground and visit the exhibits in the Nature Center.
Monday, June 10, 2013
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
When: Sun. June 16, 1-2:30pm Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center Ages: 8-13 y.o. and up
Summer 2013 Nature Camp Openings
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
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
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
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):
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”