Hunterdon County, NJ | Department of Planning and Land Use | Summer Camps

Summer Nature Campers learn about wildlife

SUMMER WEEK LONG PROGRAMS FOR
KIDS AND ADULTS

Summer Nature Camper learn about insects

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TOT WALK WEEK
Session A: Monday through Friday, June 27 to July 1, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM - SOLD OUT; please call for wait list
Session B: Monday through Friday, June 27 to July 1, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - SOLD OUT; please call for wait list
Session C: Monday through Friday, August 15 to 19, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Session D: Monday through Friday, August 15 to 19, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Echo Hill
Ages: 2 to 3 with adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $25 per child; accompanying adult attends for free (pre-registration required)
Instructor: Laura Bush, Principal Park Naturalist
Class size: 6 children
Registration: Submit a regular program registration form, medical form, and waiver with payment. First come, first served.

Discover nature at your local park! Leave the strollers behind as get outside to learn about the nature around us. Each day we will read a book, take a walk, and do a craft on a different theme. Dress for the weather as we plan to be outside even in light rain. Please bring a water bottle. Masks will be required if we need to go indoors due to heavy rain or thunderstorms. Please select Session A, B, C, or D.

FAMILY NATURE BUGS
Session A: Monday through Friday, July 18 to 22, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Teetertown
Session B: Monday through Friday, August 1 to 5, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Echo Hill
Ages: 4 to 6 with adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $125 per child; accompanying adult attends for free (pre-registration required)
Instructor: Debra Reed, Park Naturalist
Class size: 6 children
Registration: Submit a regular program registration form, medical form, and waiver with payment. First come, first served.

The Nature Bugs program is the perfect half-day adventure for your young nature enthusiast. Our full-time naturalists teach about local plants and animals through hikes, observations, crafts, and games. A safe and fun way to foster your child’s interest in the natural environment. Dress for the weather as we plan to be outside even in light rain. Please bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Masks will be required if we need to go indoors due to heavy rain or thunderstorms. Please select Session A at Teetertown or B at Echo Hill.

FAMILY NATURE DISCOVERY
Session A: Monday through Friday, July 25 to 29, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Echo Hill
Session B: Monday through Friday, August 8 to 12, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Echo Hill
Ages: 7 to 10 with adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $125 per child; accompanying adult attends for free (pre-registration required)
Instructor: Laura Bush, Principal Park Naturalist
Class size: 6 children
Registration: Submit a regular program registration form, medical form, and waiver with payment. First come, first served.

This program allows families to explore together many of the wonders that nature has to offer. From searching for wildlife to shelter building, Family Nature Discovery participants enjoy honing their outdoor skills. Dress for the weather as we plan to be outside even in light rain. Please bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Masks will be required if we need to go indoors due to heavy rain or thunderstorms. Please select Session A or B.

ENVIRONMENTAL CAREER EXPLORATION
Dates: Monday through Friday, July 11 to 15, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Echo Hill
Ages: 11 to 14 with adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $190 per child; accompanying adult attends for free (pre-registration required)
Instructor: Debra Reed, Park Naturalist, and guest presenters
Class size: 6 children
Registration: Submit a regular program registration form, medical form, and waiver with payment. First come, first served.

Get outside and explore nature as we learn about environmental career options. Meet professional naturalists and environmental scientists and find out more about their jobs. We will include plenty of hiking and fun activities like a campfire. Dress for the weather as we plan to be outside even in light rain. Please bring a snack, lunch, and refillable water bottle. Masks will be required if we need to go indoors due to heavy rain or thunderstorms.

ADULT HIKING WEEK
Dates: Monday through Friday, July 18 to 22, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Various, rain location Echo Hill
Ages: 15 through adult (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $25 per person (adults and teenagers)
Instructor: Laura Bush, Principal Park Naturalist
Class size: 14 participants
Registration: Submit a regular program registration form, medical form, and waiver with payment. First come, first served.

Explore your County parks with Principal Park Naturalist Laura Bush! Each day, we will meet at a different park and do a moderate to strenuous hike. We will enjoy some exercise, build relationships, and learn about local flora and fauna. Dress for the weather as we plan to be outside even in light rain. If heavy rain or thunderstorms are forecasted, we will meet at Echo Hill and do an indoor program on hiking or wildlife (masks required). Please bring a water bottle. Please note that many of these locations do not have bathrooms.

MEETING LOCATIONS:
Monday, July 18: Hoffman Park, 26 Baptist Church Road, Hampton 08827 (Union Township)
Tuesday, July 19: Musconetcong Gorge, 182 Dennis Road, Bloomsbury 08804 (Holland Township)
Wednesday, July 20: Cushetunk Mountain Preserve, 106 Old Mountain Road, Lebanon 08833 (Clinton Township)
Thursday, July 21: Teetertown Preserve, 40 Pleasant Grove Road, Port Murray 07865 (Lebanon Township)
Friday, July 22: Point Mountain, 80 Point Mountain Road, Washington 07882 (Lebanon Township)

NIGHT HIKE & CAMPFIRE
Date: Thursday, July 7
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Echo Hill
Ages: 7 through adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $3 per person (children and adults; pre-registration required)
Instructors: Laura Bush, Principal Park Naturalist, and Debra Reed, Park Naturalist
Class size: 14 people
Registration: Submit a regular program registration form, medical form, and waiver with payment. First come, first served.

Explore the park at night to see what is happening in nature after dark! We will do a night hike to listen to night insects and learn about the adaptations of nocturnal animals. We will do a series of activities to learn about how our eyes work in the dark. We will also enjoy a campfire, with stories and songs! Feel free to bring your own campfire snack. Enjoy this as a supplement to one of our weeklong summer programs or as its own experience.


 


 

 

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