Spring Intersession and Track Out Camps for 2011

Piedmont Wildlife Center’s spring intersession and track-out camps serving Durham, Orange and Wake counties are outdoor adventures that are designed to stimulate curiosity and awaken enthusiasm for the natural world. Join us as we explore and deepen our connection to nature and to one another by exploring and discovering the world around us. If you know of 5 children available during a different week, contact us and we’ll design a camp just for them! Listed Camps are for campers ages 5-14.

March 21-25 Nature Explorers Camp

Prepare yourself for encounters with insects, amphibians, birds, trees, wildflowers, mammals, and more! Put on your hiking boots, and bring your sense of adventure to Leigh Farm Park. We will be exploring the forest, fields, and wetlands, looking for tracks and traces of wildlife. Our week will be complete with outdoor adventures, games and hands-on activities where we will explore some of the secrets of nature. We will also teach basic awareness skills and practices that can help you become an incredible naturalist.

 

March 28-April 1  Plant Quest Camp

Explore the magic, mystery, folklore, and science of plants. Learn how to find food in the wild. On our wilderness quests through the forests, fields and swamplands, we will venture on and off trail to explore the wild heart of the Piedmont. We will unlock the secrets hidden in wild plants that grow all around us. We will use these plants to make our own foods, simple medicines and crafts such as baskets and rope. We will also study the secrets of navigation during the course of our plant forays so that we always know how to find our way.

April 4-8 Way of the Cougar

In this camp, following in the footsteps of the cougar, we will learn how to blend and flow with the landscape so that we can move silently in the forest. In the traditions of many native scouts around the world, we will learn the skills of stalking and the art of invisibility. These skills can allow us to get closer to the elusive animals of the forest so we can observe their behaviors more closely. In this camp, we will immerse ourselves in the joy of secret missions in the forest, we will cultivate the graciousness that comes from taking good care of the people around us, and we will experience the nobility of the animals that walk quietly among us.

April 11-15 Deep Forest Camp

Deep Forest camp focuses on the joy and sense of adventure that springs from spending time in the wilderness. It features age-old skills and experiences which help us feel at home in the woods. This camp provides a step-by-step process to learning skills such as fire making, hunting, plant medicine, and animal tracking. It allows campers to choose their own challenges and provides opportunities for them to mentor each other. Deep in the forest, we create a culture of active learning that helps each person hone their natural abilities with the support and context of a nature mentoring community.

April 18-22 Foxwalker Camp

Come join us for a tracking adventure as we learn to read the signs that animals leave behind. Working together, we’ll find clues about the lives of the animals around us and we’ll begin to unravel the stories that these animals leave on the landscape through their tracks and other signs. We’ll also be learning about the soils and weather patterns of our area to help us interpret what we find. This camp will focus closely on mammal life and behaviors. Join our camp, become a detective and help us solve the mysteries of the forest.

April 20-22 Nature Explorers Camp

Prepare yourself for encounters with insects, amphibians, birds, trees, wildflowers, mammals, and more! Put on your hiking boots, and bring your sense of adventure to Leigh Farm Park. We will be exploring the forest, fields, and wetlands, looking for tracks and traces of wildlife. Our week will be complete with outdoor adventures, games and hands-on activities where we will explore some of the secrets of nature. We will also teach basic awareness skills and practices that can help you become an incredible naturalist.

Special Price for Camp: $120 for PWC members, $135 for non-members.

April 25-26 Nature Explorers Camp

Prepare yourself for encounters with insects, amphibians, birds, trees, wildflowers, mammals, and more! Put on your hiking boots, and bring your sense of adventure to Leigh Farm Park. We will be exploring the forest, fields, and wetlands, looking for tracks and traces of wildlife. Our week will be complete with outdoor adventures, games and hands-on activities where we will explore some of the secrets of nature. We will also teach basic awareness skills and practices that can help you become an incredible naturalist.

Special Price for Camp: $80 for PWC members, $90 for non-members.

 

Registration Information

~Early Bird Discount!~ Register before February 22nd and receive $10 off per child, per session.

Regular Camp Times: 9:00am-3:00pm
Extended Day Care: 8:00am-5:30pm*
Regular Camp Cost: $200 for PWC members, $225 for non-members.
Extended Day Care Cost: $20-70 for full-week, $5-17/day for 1-day (see registration form for fees)

*Extended Day pick-up times are 4pm or 5:30pm. Because our Extended Day program activities may take place at various sites throughout the camp, campers will not be available for pick-up between these scheduled times. Please plan accordingly.

To register, download a registration form here and mail it with the full registration fee to:

Piedmont Wildlife Center
364 Leigh Farm Road
Durham NC 27707

Counselor-In-Training: We offer Counselor-In-Training opportunities for kids aged 13 to 16 during this camp as well! Complete information can be downloaded here, then simply fill out the registration form as normal, but put “CIT” in the session blanks for the desired weeks, and mail to us at the address above.

Questions? Call our office at (919) 489-0900.

Piedmont Wildlife Center is Located at Leigh Farm Park, near the intersection of 54 and 40. Click here for directions.