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Family Camp

Enjoy our two-day, one-day and evening sessions!

Our Watershed Family Camp will be one-day and two-day programs, running several hours in the morning and afternoon for parents/legal guardians and their children. Groups will be limited to approximately 10 people, with two Watershed staff instructing from an appropriately safe distance.

Family Campers will enjoy similar water, nature, and outdoor skills and crafts themes as those previously offered at the Watershed Nature Camp.

These programs will cost $50 per person for a two-day session, $30 per person for a one-day session, and $20 per person for an evening adventure.

Please use the buttons below to register and read about our policies.

The registration button will take you to the current month of July. If registering for an August session, please scroll forward in the calendar view and click on the colored offering of your choice. Click “more” on the registration page to see all Family Camp sessions for a particular day.

Family Camp Policies
July 6-7 & July 8-9 July 13-14 & July 15-16

Stream Days

Enjoy the stream to its fullest! We will discover clay deposits, paint with rocks, catch critters, and more! Ages 5+

 

July 6-7 & July 8-9 July 13-14 & July 15-16

Watershed Safari

What animals make their homes on the Watershed Reserve? Step out and search high and low in several different habitats. Visit with some animal ambassadors from the Watershed Center and learn about their amazing adaptations. Ages 5+

 

 

July 6-7 & July 8-9, July 13-14 & July 20-21

Survival

Can you build a shelter to weather a summer storm? Find out with Survival Days! We’ll spend time learning basic survival skills and explore some survival scenarios. Ages 5+

 

July 20-21 & July 22-23 July 27-28 & July 29-30

Bugs & Beyond

Some have wings, some are slimy, they come in every color! What are they — invertebrates! Meet bugs, slugs, snails, and many more critters without backbones. Ages 5+

 

July 22-23 & July 27-28 July 29-30

Water Wander

Discover how water shapes our reserve through guided explorations! Take a hike to Stony Brook and search the rocky bottom of our stream. Then walk around the pond to explore the plants and animals living there. Explore Wargo Pond, too! Ages 5+

 

July 27-28 & Aug 3-4 Aug 5-6

Map Masters

Come hike with us as we explore using compasses, maps, and GPS. Maybe even find some hidden treasure as well! Ages 5+

 

Aug 3-4 & Aug 5-6 Aug 10-11

Crayfish Catchers

Discover mayfly nymphs, damselflies, and maybe even spot a hellgrammite, as we use nets and ingenuity to catch the critters that live in the Stony Brook. Ages 5+

 

July 22-23

Recycled Crafts

Get artsy with us this session with recycled crafts! We’ll use materials destined for a landfill to create something new and exciting. Ages 5+

 

July 29 & 30

Natural Arts

Use natural materials to create works of art the way people did in the past. Try your hand at sculpture and painting using ancient methods and materials. Ages 5+

 

Aug 3-4 & Aug 5-6 Aug 10-11 & Aug 12-13

Animal Detectives

Become a wildlife sleuth and search for clues to the animals that inhabit the reserve. You’ll get a close up look at some of our animal ambassadors. Ages 5+

 

July 20-24 Aug 12-13

Life in A Brook

Enjoy two days exploring the Stony Brook. Learn how to use a seine net to catch aquatic creatures such as crayfish and insects. You will have plenty of time to explore this unique aquatic ecosystem. Ages 8+

 

Aug 10 & 11

Go Geocachers!

Join us on two days of treasure hunting. We’ll learn how to use a GPS unit to search out hidden caches. This will be a multi-cache experience with clues and puzzles! Ages 8+

 

July 15-16 Aug 12-13

Hike It Out!

We’ll trek to some of our favorite far away spots on the reserve. One day we’ll climb Mount Rose and visit beautiful Big Boulder. We’ll also travel to the Hobbit Tree and the far reaches of the Stony Brook. Ages 8+

 

7/10 & 7/11 8/14 & 8/15

Stream Days – One Day

Enjoy the stream to its fullest! We will discover clay deposits, paint with rocks, catch critters, and more! Ages 5+

 

7/24 & 7/25

Crayfish Catchers – One Day

Discover mayfly nymphs, damselflies, and maybe even spot a hellgrammite, as we use nets and ingenuity to catch the critters that live in the Stony Brook. Ages 5+

 

7/17 & 7/18 8/7 & 8/8

Survival Days – One Day

Can you build a shelter to weather a summer storm? Find out with Survival Days! We’ll spend time learning basic survival skills and explore some survival scenarios.  Ages 5+

 

 

7/31 8/1

Watershed Safari – One Day

What animals make their homes on the Watershed Reserve? Step out and search high and low in several different habitats. Visit with some animals ambassadors from the Watershed Center and learn about their amazing adaptations. Ages 5+

 

7/ 17 & 7/24 7/31 & 8/14

Campfire Hike

Join us for an evening hike and campfire! We will explore a different trail each Friday before we wind down at a campfire with stories and songs. Ages 5+

 

7/10 & 8/7

Night Hike

Join us for a special late night hike! We’ll learn about nocturnal animals and use our senses to guide us on a night time exploration of the trails. Ages 8+

 

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