School's Out Adventures, Campouts and Overnight Programs

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

Upcoming events

    • 02/15/2016
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1

    Due to a change in the Calvert County School calendar, this camp will be rescheduled to Monday, February 15.

    Time and location will be the same:

    Flag Ponds Park

    10:00am - 3:00pm



    School's Out! Adventure

    For Ages 8-10

    If we are going to get winter weather in Calvert County, February is most likely the time for it.  On this day off from school, send your child to discover how much fun being outdoors in winter can be.  We may have a snow ball fight, make shelters, or cook lunch over a fire - depending on what the weather gives us - but whatever we do, it will be an adventure.


    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale


    Please register by February 7

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Space is limited to 10 campers.

    Fee is per child.

    $20 for Society members

    $30 for nonmembers

    Welcome to Camp letter and packing list can be found here: 

    schools out camp feb 2016.pdf


    If your child needs medicine while at camp, please fill out this form:

    School's Out 1st page Form.MedicationRelease.pdf





    • 03/21/2016
    • 03/22/2016
    • 2 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1

    School's Out Adventure

    For Ages 6-9      

    Monday, March 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m and
    Tuesday, March 22, 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.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Registration deadline: March 14

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

    • 03/23/2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03/24/2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8

    For children 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.

    *We will be sleeping in the building*

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Please register by March 16 

    Program Fee per person

    $25 for members
    $40 for nonmembers.

    Reservations are required by March 16.




    • 06/27/2016
    • 07/01/2016
    • 4 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    Children entering grades 3-5

    Monday-Wednesday, June 27 - 29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, June 30, 6:00 p.m. overnight through
    Friday, July 1, 9:00 a.m.

    If you like exploring wet places and catching water animals – then this fun camp is for you! This week we will wade into some marvelous wet places like the creek, the swamp, and the Bay. As we go, we will learn firsthand about the animals and plants that depend on water – including ourselves. We’ll end the week with an overnight so we can discover some watery places by the light of the stars. Come prepared to get WET and have fun!

    Tents and breakfast for the overnight provided. Thursday will be a family potluck cookout followed by the overnight for campers.

    There will be no camp before 6 p.m. on Thursday or after 9 a.m. on Friday.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park
    Register by June 1

    Fee per camper:  Society members: $175
    Nonmembers: $200


Calvert Nature Society (formerly 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.
The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676.
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