School's Out Adventures

Come join the fun when school's out for the day. 

Upcoming events

    • 01/10/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 8

    For Ages 10-13; adult participation is not required.

    Your teen will have fun exploring the outdoors as they take pictures of amazing landscapes and cool plants and animals.  Photography tips, themes and locations will vary every month. Bring a bag lunch and a point-and-shoot camera.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Program Fee: Free for BCNES members
    $12 per person for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Thursday, January 8. Register online, by mail, email to cypressswamp@co.cal.md.us or by phone 410-535-5327.

    • 01/17/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01/18/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 6

    Grades 4 - 6

    Winter Adventure 2015

    Overnight January 17-18, 2015

    Don't hide inside all winter! During the day, we will play detective - searching the beach and the woods for animal clues. After sunset, we will head out into the quiet winter woods for a night walk, followed by a campfire and s'mores. Don't worry about getting too cold. This camp will include indoor and outdoor activities and plenty of hot chocolate. Dinner, breakfast, and snacks included.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee is per child: $75 for BCNES members
    $90 for nonmembers

    Please register by January 9, 2015

    Reservations are required. Register online at www.calvertparks.org, by mail, email to cypressswamp@co.cal.md.us

    • 01/27/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 4


    For children ages 12-16

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the raptors (hawk and owls) that live here at the nature center. Find out what it takes to be a raptor handler and learn more about these awesome birds. Bring lunch and a snack.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Space is limited to 10.

    Fee is per child.

    Free for BCNES members

    $12 for nonmembers

    • 02/04/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 10

    For children in Grades 1-2

    School's Out Adventure

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the “herps” (reptiles and amphibians) that live at the nature center. We will explore what it takes to keep these captive animals safe and learn why their wild relatives are important. Bring lunch and a snack.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Space is limited to 10 campers.

    Fee is per child.

    $20 for BCNES members
    $30 for nonmembers

    • 02/07/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 8

    Ages 10-13; adult participation is not required.

    Program Fee: Free for BCNES members
    $12 per person for nonmembers

    Your teen will have fun exploring the outdoors as they take pictures of amazing landscapes and cool plants and animals. Photography tips, themes and locations will vary every month. Bring a bag lunch and a point-and-shoot camera.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations are required by Thursday, February 5. Register online, by mail, email to cypressswamp@co.cal.md.us or by phone 410-535-5327.

    • 02/16/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 8

    For children in Grades 3-5

    School's Out Adventure

    How can we tell what animals have been visiting us? Sometimes they leave behind clues that we can discover if we know what to look for. Come try your hand at being a nature detective! Dress for the weather. Bring lunch and a snack.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: February 9

    Space is limited to 10 campers.

    Fee is per child.

    $20 for BCNES members

    $30 for nonmembers

    • 03/21/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8

    Ages 10-13; adult participation is not required.

    Your teen will have fun exploring the outdoors as they take pictures of amazing landscapes and cool plants and animals. Photography tips, themes and locations will vary every month. Bring a bag lunch and a point-and-shoot camera.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee: Free for BCNES members
    $12 per person for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Thursday, March 19 Register online, by mail, email to cypressswamp@co.cal.md.us or by phone 410-535-5327.

    • 03/30/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/31/2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7
    For Children in 1st-4th grades

    Monday, March 30, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
    Tuesday, March 31, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Feel like you've been stuck inside all winter? This camp will be full of adventures -- we will wade into the swamp, use nets to look for amphibians, and, of course, play in the mud.

    Bring a snack, lunch, and dress for the weather each day!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Registration deadline: March 23

    Fee: $40 for members; $60 for nonmembers.

    • 04/01/2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 04/02/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7

    Ages 12-16 years

    Spend part of spring break with friends searching the woods, ponds, and swamps for animals big and small. If you like to search for animals, and you don’t mind getting dirty in the process, come on down.  Bring lunch and a snack for Wednesday.  Dinner and breakfast provided.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee per person

    $25 for members; $40 for nonmembers.

    Reservations are required by March 25. Register online, by mail, email to cypressswamp@co.cal.md.us

Battle Creek Nature Education Society is dedicated to
the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage
and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community.
We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through
our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.
BCNES is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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