School's Out Adventures, Campouts and Overnight Programs

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

Upcoming events

    • 04/18/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/19/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2
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    For Children ages 6-9 years old

    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.

    Note: This is a two day program. If Calvert County schools hold classes on April 18, this camp will take place April 19 and 22.

    Members Registration opens February 18, 2019. Nonmembers Registration opens March 4.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Registration deadline: April 1

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



    • 06/24/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/28/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
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    For children entering grades 3-5 in Fall 2019

    At the end of a summer day, if a child isn’t dirty, there is something missing! Dirt is teeming with life, and is often the sign of a good time. In this camp we will dig into underground ecosystems - exploring different habitats to discover who and what is underfoot. We will investigate different kinds of soil we have in the park and, of course, play in the mud! We will end the week with an overnight adventure.  

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

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Members Registration opens February 18, 2019. Nonmembers Registration opens March 4. Register by June 1

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

    Daily Schedule
    Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, June 27, 6:00 p.m. overnight through Friday, June 28, 9:00 a.m.
    There will be no camp before 6 p.m. on Thursday or after 9 a.m. on Friday.

    • 07/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/19/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 1
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    Children entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2018

    This week we will explore all things aquatic while learning the basics of getting around on the water using a variety of watercraft like canoes, kayaks, and river rafts. We’ll explore different aquatic habitats as we retrace the path that water takes from the mountains to the Bay – in reverse. The last 2 days will be an overnight adventure to western Maryland - including tubing on Antietam Creek and rafting on the Shenandoah River. Come prepared to get WET and have fun!

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Members Registration opens February 18, 2019. Nonmembers Registration opens March 4.

    Fee per camper: Society members: $275; Nonmembers: $305

    Registration fee includes camping, tubing and rafting fees, Thursday snacks, dinner and campfire, and Friday breakfast, lunch and snacks.

    Daily Schedule
    Monday-Wednesday, July 15-17, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, July 18, 7:30 a.m. overnight trip to Western MD
    Friday, July 19, pick up at 6:00 p.m.

    Monday:Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    Tuesday: Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Wednesday: Kings Landing Park
    Thursday: meets at Kings Landing Park for overnight trip
    Friday: pick up at Kings Landing Park

    Waivers will be posted here in early June

    Please fill out waivers and return both before the first day of camp. A separate form is needed for each camper for each day.

 

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Calvert Nature 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. info@calvertparks.org
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