Trip to Totality – Solar Eclipse Travel Program Introductory Program

August 19, 2017
10:00 am

Metea County Park

August 19, Saturday – Introductory Program 10:00 AM 

Includes bus travel, viewers, use of our filtered astronomical equipment, and education both during the trip and at a pre-trip program on August 19, 10 AM at Metea County Park.  We will be leaving early in the morning from Fox Island County Park on August 21, travel throughout the morning, set up at Giant City State Park in southern Illinois (depending on cloud cover), observe for a few hours, and head back to Fort Wayne.  Our destination will have the longest totality of this entire eclipse – 2 minutes, 41.6 seconds.  We need at least 30 people signed up and paid before July 20 to make a go of this.  Bus capacity is limited to 40 for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Cost: $100.00

Pre-register by: 7/20  Min. 30  Max.  40

To register or for more information:  Email:bdispenza at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-8619  Bob Dispenza

Trip to Totality – Solar Eclipse Travel Program

August 21, 2017
5:00 am

August 21, Monday – Bus trip to southern Illinois  All Day –  Leave from Fox Island County Park

Includes bus travel, viewers, use of our filtered astronomical equipment, and education both during the trip and at a pre-trip program on August 19, 10 AM at Metea County Park.  We will be leaving early in the morning from Fox Island County Park on August 21, travel throughout the morning, set up at Giant City State Park in southern Illinois (depending on cloud cover), observe for a few hours, and head back to Fort Wayne.  Our destination will have the longest totality of this entire eclipse – 2 minutes, 41.6 seconds.  We need at least 30 people signed up and paid before July 20 to make a go of this.  Bus capacity is limited to 40 for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Cost: $100.00

Pre-register by: 7/20  Min. 30  Max.  40

To register or for more information: Email:bdispenza at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-8619  Bob Dispenza

Canoe Camp II

July 17, 2017
9:30 am
July 18, 2017
9:30 am
July 19, 2017
9:30 am
July 20, 2017
9:30 am
July 21, 2017
9:30 am

Metea County Park

July 17-21, Monday-Friday  9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Allen County Summer Camps … where a kid can canoe, fish and swim the summer away!  Canoe camp activities include: canoeing 101, how to pack a canoe for long trips, tube floats, swamped canoe races and more!  Register for summer day camps at www.allencountyparks.org! Just click on the Programs and Day Camps link for registration forms.  Forms are also available at each of the nature centers and may also be emailed to you.

Cost: $100

Pre-register by: 6/29  Min. 10  Max.  20

To register or for more information: Email: nhaley at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Natalie Haley

Canoe Camp I

July 10, 2017
9:30 am
July 11, 2017
9:30 am
July 12, 2017
9:30 am
July 13, 2017
9:30 am
July 14, 2017
9:30 am

Metea County Park

July 10-14, Monday-Friday  9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Allen County Summer Camps … where a kid can canoe, fish and swim the summer away!  Canoe camp activities include: canoeing 101, how to pack a canoe for long trips, tube floats, swamped canoe races and more!  Register for summer day camps at www.allencountyparks.org! Just click on the Programs and Day Camps link for registration forms.  Forms are also available at each of the nature centers and may also be emailed to you.

Cost: $100

Pre-register by: 6/29  Min. 10  Max.  20

To register or for more information: Email: nhaley at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Natalie Haley

Preschool Discovery Hour – Bug Hunt

June 27, 2017
1:00 pm

Fox Island County Park

June 27, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

We will learn a little about insects and “bugs”, and then grab some bug boxes to hunt for and catch some.  Snack and drink provided.

Cost: $3.00/Child  $2.00/adult

Pre-register by: 6/22  Min:5      Max: 20

To register or for more information: Email: rzartman at allencountyparks.org   Call:449-3186  Ron Zartman

Fox Survival Camp

June 19, 2017
9:30 am
June 20, 2017
9:30 am
June 21, 2017
9:30 am
June 22, 2017
9:30 am
June 23, 2017
9:30 am

Fox Island County Park

June 19-23, Monday-Friday  9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Allen County Summer Camps … where a kid can spend the summer outdoors!  Survival camp activities include: canoeing 101, debris shelter-building, snares and water stills, fire safety/building and so much more!  Register for summer day camps at www.allencountyparks.org! Just click on the Programs and Day Camps link for registration forms.  Forms are also available at each of the nature centers and may be emailed to you.

Cost: $100.00

Pre-register by 6/5  Min. 10  Max.  20

To register or for more information: Email: nhaley at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3246  Natalie Haley

Fox Fish and Canoe Camp

June 12, 2017
9:30 am
June 13, 2017
9:30 am
June 14, 2017
9:30 am
June 15, 2017
9:30 am
June 16, 2017
9:30 am

Fox Island County Park

June 12-16,  Monday-Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Allen County Summer Camps … where a kid can canoe, fish and swim the summer away!  Fish and canoe camp activities include: canoeing 101, how to pack a canoe for long trips, how to rig and bait your own fishing pole, practice casting, fishing, swamped canoe races and more!  Register for summer day camps at www.allencountyparks.org! Just click on the Programs and Day Camps link for registration forms.  Forms are also available at each of the nature centers and may be emailed to you.

Cost: $100.00

Pre-register by 6/5  Min. 10  Max.  20

To register or for more information: Email: nhaley at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3246  Natalie Haley

How to Raise a Monarch Butterfly

June 4, 2017
1:00 pm

Fox Island County Park

June 4, Sunday  1:00 PM – 3:00: PM

Learn about Monarch and other butterflies of Fox Island.  Learn how to collect, raise, tag and release Monarch Butterflies.  Leave with a “Monarch Nursery” to get started.

Cost: free w/annual pass or $2.00 park admission

Pre-register by :5/31  Min: 5  Max: 20

To register or for more information: Email:jormiston at allencountyparks.org   Call: 449-3180  Jeff Ormiston

Preschool Discovery Hour – Tadpoles and Frogs

May 16, 2017
1:00 pm

Fox Island County Park

May 16, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Youngsters will enjoy a frog story and hunt outdoors for frogs and tadpoles.  Wear mud shoes, bug spray and dress for the weather.  Finish with a snack.

Cost: $3.00 / Child  $2.00 / Adult

Pre-register by: 5/11  Min: 5  Max: 20

To register or for more information: Email:rzartman at allencountyparks.org   Call: 449-3186  Ron Zartman

Flowers, Fruits and Seeds (Good for Homeschoolers)

May 15, 2017
1:00 pm

Metea County Park Nature Center

May 15, Monday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Plant reproductive parts.

Cost: Students $5.00 – Adults $2.00

Pre-register by: 5/8  Min. 5   Max.  15

To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Ron Divelbiss