Registration Information

  • Online: If on-line registration is available for a program, a "Register" button will be part of the program description. Click that and follow the instructions.
  • IMPORTANT: To register as a member, you must make sure that your email address is already in the system. See the Login Information page for details.
  • Phone: 410-535-5327 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Email: Use this for general questions: (will receive a response during business hours) Some programs do not allow for email registrations (such as Summer Camps)
  • Mail: use registration form
  • Natural Resources Division
  • 175 Main Street c/o Courthouse
    Prince Frederick, MD 20678

  • Walk In: use Registration Form (pdf) and bring to the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
  • Mon-Fri 10:00 am-4:30 pm; Sat 10am-4:30pm; Sun: 1-4:30pm
  • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    2880 Gray's Road
    Prince Frederick, MD 20678

  • Please note that staff may not be able to confirm mail-in or walk-in registration until the next business day.

Weather Policy. Most programs are held rain or shine. For winter weather, if Calvert County schools or government are closed, programs are canceled. If there is a delayed opening, morning programs are canceled. We try to post cancellations as timely as possible.


Battle Creek Nature Education Society (BCNES) will refund payments made for program fees over $10.00 when the cancellation occurs a month before the event. Program fees under $10 will not be refunded. If the cancellation incurs bank or PayPal fees, that cost will be deducted from the refund. Refunds are available only for transactions involving the purchase of goods and services. Dues payments are not refundable.


Summer Camp Information

Members only registration begins March 3. Non-members can register starting March 17.


Calendar of Events

Some Common Questions

I want to register my child for a program that does not require my participation. What should I do? It seems counter-intuitive, but when you log in, the First & Last names will be for you, or other adult. Put your child's name and age in the box provided. Most events have a place to indicate whether you plan to attend or not.

How to Register More than One Person for an Event? Now that most programs are "per family" your one registration can include all the adults and children you plan to bring to the program.
For Additional Children: Include all children and their ages in the box provided on the registration field.
For Additional Adults: Use the "Add Guest" button at the bottom of the registration form. 

How to Register Online For Programs that have a "Per Person" Fee?
This includes summer camps, Junior Rangers, and some special events. These events do not allow "guest registrations." You can register multiple attendees under your account. To do so, before paying, return to the event registration page after confirming each registration.

I'm a Member, can I register a Nonmember for a Program? With the new pricing structure, we ask that Members do not use their membership account to register nonmembers. You willl have to log off the web site, and enter a new registration for the Nonmember (which will require their email address)

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.

Copyright Battle Creek Nature Education Society.
Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676.
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