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.
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
Week 2: Wildlife Wonders (July 1-5):
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
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
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
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