Friday, May 30, 2014

Enrolling 2014 ECO-Adventure Summer Camps

ECO-Adventure Camps: Do you enjoy getting your feet wet exploring streams searching for crayfish, salamanders and frogs? 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 visit or call: 301-600-2936.

WILD TREKS (6/23-6/27)
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.

SLITHER & 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.

We 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

TAKING 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.

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.



Thursday, May 22, 2014

Upcoming Archery Classes

Upcoming Archery Classes

Archery 101 Series
Description: Interested in the art of Archery? Learn how to use a compound and long bow plus how to care for and maintain your equipment. A USA Archery Level 1 Certified Instructor will be on hand to assist and answer your questions during this group session (class is weather dependent).
Dates: Sun. Jun. 1st, Jul. 6th, and Aug. 3rd  
Time: 1-3 pm
Age: 7+
Program Fee: $28

Archery Skills Class
Description: Whether you have already taken our "Archery 101" course (and can't get enough!) or are looking to try it out, you can join us at any of our "Archery Skills" sessions. Lots of practice time and as always we will have a Level 1 Archery Instructor on hand to run the range and answer questions (class is weather dependent).
Date: Wed. August 20th
Time: 10-12 pm
Age: 7+
Program Fee: $10 (per class)

For more information or to register your child for this program please call: 301-600-2936 or visit us online at:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Stream Survey Sat. May 10th

Catoctin Creek Survey
May 10, 2014

 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: