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 Camps: Do you enjoy
getting your feet wet exploring streams searching for crayfish, salamanders and
Come and join us for a summer filled with outdoors adventures. Choose one or
several of our nine weekly summer camp themes. 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.
Location: Catoctin Creek Nature Center in Middletown, MD.
Ages: 8-13 years old
Camp Schedule: 8:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $145; or $175 (transportation included)
For an additional $30, campers will
be safely transported to and from Catoctin Creek Nature Center for camp. Parks
and Recreation Shuttle Van will leave daily from Rose Hill Manor at 7:30am and
return at 5:00pm. Our camps are filling up fast. We
have listed below our summer camp weeks which still have openings. To register
for this camp please visitwww.recreater.com or call: 301-600-2936.
Explore the habitats and lives of the wild animals of
Catoctin Creek Nature Center. Meet live animals, make nature crafts, and
explore the park searching for the wild critters that live here.
& SPLASH (M-F, 7/14-7/18)
Do you enjoy finding snakes, frogs, and toads? Put on
your old shoes and join us as we search for our favorite HERPs, and enter the
secret world of reptiles and amphibians. Campers will enjoy: stream walks,
nature hikes, wildlife explorations, searching for HERPS with visiting field
experts, and much more.
MASTERPIECES (M-F, 7/21-7/25)
will create unique works of art inspired by the beauty around us using recycled
materials. Camp activities will include: nature photography, nature journals,
sketching & watercolors, nature crafts, and guest artists
FLIGHT (M-F, 7/28-Aug 1)
Have you ever wished you could fly? We will spend a week
studying the masters of flight: birds, insects, and flying squirrels. Activities
for the week will include: insect safaris, bird walks, stream searches,
designing bird feeders, and nature crafts.
JUNIOR NATURALIST (M-F, 8/4-8/8)
Do you love animals? Are you hoping one day to work with
animals? Come join us for a fun filled week of learning what it takes to be a
Park Naturalist. Campers will have the chance to help care & monitor our
nature center animals, and search the woods and creek for frogs, salamanders,
and insects. Activities will include nature journaling, creek surveys, wildlife
tracking, bird watching, guest speakers and much more. At the end of the week
you will earn your own Junior Naturalist Certificate.
Volunteers are needed to help collect,
sort, and identify macroinvertebrates, small freshwater animals that help us
determine the health of the creek. Volunteers must be 8 years old or older and accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in helping out with
this survey please email: firstname.lastname@example.org