Archive for April, 2013

Pioneer Camp

[ July 15, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. July 16, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. July 17, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. July 18, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. July 19, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. ] Metea County Park
July 15 – July 19, Monday- Friday  9:30AM – 4:30 PM

We named the camp and found a theme!!! Our Pioneer Camp will include candle dipping, basket weaving, spinning, weaving, dutch oven cooking, learn how pioneers in this area lived, worked and played. It’s a new camp theme for us, but one that will [...]

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BACK COUNTRY Camp!

[ July 8, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. July 9, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. July 10, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. July 11, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. July 12, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. ] Metea County Park
July 8 – July 12, Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Float down Cedar Creek, on a giant tire tube; pack a backpack and hike across the creek to North Metea where we will set up a backcountry camp. Learn about creek life and the many historical uses our beautiful creek-side woodlands. Our kids swim [...]

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CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO CAMP!

[ June 24, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. June 25, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. June 26, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. June 27, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. June 28, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. ] Fox Island County Park
June 24 – June 28, Monday -Friday 9:30 AM—4:30 PM
This camp is based on Indiana Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights initiative. We believe all Indiana children have the right to: Explore and play outdoors in a safe place, follow a trail, discover native plants, wildlife & history, experience outdoor activities like fishing, climb a tree, plant [...]

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WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS Camp!

[ June 17, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. June 18, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. June 19, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. June 20, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. June 21, 2013; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. ] Fox Island County Park
June 17 – June 21,  Monday– Friday  9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
If your camper wants to learn how to canoe, and loves to swim the summer days away, then check out Fox Island’s day camps. We swim daily at Fox Island’s beach with our certified lifeguards. This camp will also teach canoeing, fire safety, how [...]

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Family vs. Wild

[ June 29, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Metea County Park Nature Center

June 29, Saturday   1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Family vs. Wild is a challenge program designed to be a vehicle for a family to spend the day together. “Family” is defined loosely as a group of people made up of adults & children. The day involves teamwork, equality, physical activity, nature awareness, [...]

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Night Hike – Metea North

[ June 28, 2013; 9:30 pm; ] Metea County Park North on Hursh Rd

June 28, Friday   9:30 PM

Bats and owls will be our focus tonight as we hike some newly-developed trails (thanks to Boy Scout eagle projects). We may even do a little astronomy, weather permitting.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 6/24

Min. 5    Max.  40

To register or for more information:

Email:bdispenza@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-8619    Bob Dispenza

 

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Prairie Plants in Late June

[ June 23, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Metea County Park Nature Center

June 23, Sunday   1:00 PM -  3:00 PM

Come to Metea County Park, we will meander through the prairie to see what’s blooming and look at our new prairie.

Cost: $3.00

Pre-register by: 6/18

Min. 5     Max.  15

To register or for more information:

Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-3778   Ron Divelbiss

 

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Cedar Creek Canoe Trip

[ June 16, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Metea County Park Nature Center

June 16, Sunday    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join us for a paddle on Cedar Creek. We’ll meet at Metea County Park and shuttle to our put in site.  We could see heron, beaver, ducks, songbirds and more.  Must have taken a prerequisite class or other certification

Cost: $10.00

Pre-register by: 6/12

Min: 5     Max: [...]

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Canoeing Basics

[ June 15, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Fox Island Bowman Lake Shelter #1

June 15, Saturday   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn how to paddle a canoe and get to where you aim to go!  You will learn the basics of water safety, parts of the paddle and canoe, and the strokes that will help you follow the course. Required for Canoeing the Cedar [...]

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Preschool Discovery Hour – Pond Critters

[ June 11, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

June 11, Tuesday    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Bring boots or old shoes to explore the wetland shoreline for critters that live in or near the water, create a watercolor wash craft and have a snack.

Cost: $3.00 / Child   $2.00 / Adult

Pre-register by: 6/6

Min. 5    Max. 20

To register or for more information:

Email: rzartman@allencountyparks.org

Call:  [...]

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