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2017 Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Camps

Online Camp Registration

Select the Wake County PROS Online button below to
see available camps at all park locations by date.
 
 


To register for an upcoming camp at a specific park,
select a Register Online button at the park of your choice.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Blue Jay Point County Park

3200 Pleasant Union Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27613
 
If you have questions about a camp, please contact the Blue Jay Center for Environmental Education by phone at 919-870-4330 or by emailing bluejaypoint@wakegov.com. You may register or waitlist online!
 
Eco-Kids Bird Buddies Mini-Camp AM  (Track 1, Traditional)
June 12, 14, & 16       9–11 a.m.
Be the best bird buddy ever! Learn what makes a bird a bird, how to identify bird songs, and how different birds "earn a living" all while finding out what you can do to help your feathered friends.  
Fee:  $25/child for ages 4–5   
 
Eco-Kids Bird Buddies Mini-Camp PM  (Track 1, Traditional)
June 12, 14, & 16      1–3 p.m.
Be the best bird buddy ever! Learn what makes a bird a bird, how to identify bird songs, and how different birds "earn a living" all while finding out what you can do to help your feathered friends. 
Fee:  $25/child for ages 4–5     
                
Rockin' Around Mini-Camp AM   (Track 1, Traditional)
June 19, 21 & 23    9 a.m.–noon 
Geology captures our imagination this week as we explore rocks, minerals, and fossils through hikes, games, stories and crafts. 
Fee: 36/child for ages 6–8
 
Rockin' Around Mini-Camp PM   (Track 1, Traditional)
June 19, 21 & 23    1–4 p.m. 
Geology captures our imagination this week as we explore rocks, minerals, and fossils through hikes, games, stories and crafts. 
Fee: 36/child for ages 6–8
 
My Side of the Point Mini-Camp (Track 1, Traditional)
June 26, 28 & 30   9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Ever read My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George and thought you'd like to be able to identify plants, track animals, know bird song, or feel at home in the forest? Join other young naturalists for a week exploring forest and field and practicing some primitive skills. 
Fee: $72/child for ages 9–12 years,  includes a loaner copy of My Side of the Mountain. You provide lunch
and a snack!
 
Eco-Kids Bug-A-Boos Mini-Camp AM (Track 4, Traditional)
July 10, 12, & 14      9–11 a.m.
Do you call anything that crawls on the ground a bug? Arthropods are so much more! With anywhere from six legs to thousands, Blue Jay's exciting and colorful invertebrates are always on the move and you will be too as you learn the special characteristics  of insects, spiders, millipedes and more. 
Fee:  $25/child  for ages 4–5    
 
Eco-Kids Bug-A-Boos Mini-Camp PM (Track 4, Traditional)
July 10, 12, & 14      1–3 p.m. 
Do you call anything that crawls on the ground a bug? Arthropods are so much more! With anywhere from six legs to thousands, Blue Jay’s exciting and colorful invertebrates are always on the move and you will be too as you learn the special characteristics  of insects, spiders, millipedes and more. 
Fee:  $25/child for ages 4–5    
 
Forest Detectives Mini-Camp AM (Track 4, Traditional)
July 17, 19 & 21  9 a.m.–noon 
Hone your tracking skills as we hunt down wild animals and plants in this exciting mini-camp. As a nature detective, you’ll use your senses and a special kit to discover hidden secrets in the Blue Jay forest. This will be an all-weather adventure, so dress accordingly! 
Fee: 36/child for ages 6–8
 
Forest Detectives Mini-Camp PM (Track 4, Traditional)
July 17, 19 & 21  1–4 p.m.
Hone your tracking skills as we hunt down wild animals and plants in this exciting mini-camp. As a nature detective, you'll use your senses and a special kit to discover hidden secrets in the Blue Jay forest. This will be an all-weather adventure, so dress accordingly! 
Fee: 36/child for ages 6–8  
 
Eco-Kids Summer Sun-sations Mini-Camp (Track 3, Traditional)
August 7, 9, & 11     1–3 p.m.
Unlock the mysteries of the sun! Learn how the sun affects our everyday lives—from its role in other cultures to today’s uses of solar energy. Enjoy sun-sational crafts, solar snacks and more. 
Fee:  $25/child  for ages 4–5    
 

 

Crowder District Park

4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC 27539
 
To check for space availability, contact Crowder District Park by phone at 919-662-2850 or by email. crowderdistrictpark@wakegov.com. There will be two adults with the kids at all times. Kids bring their own snacks. Preregistration is required. Camp size is limited, so sign up early!
 
Polliwogs Camp:  Trees  (Track 1, Traditional)
June 13–15    9 a.m.–noon
Big and tall, short and small, trees come in all shapes and sizes. You will be so amazed at what trees do for our Earth! Discover the parts of the tree and go on a scavenger hunt. Then plant a flower to help feed butterflies and bees! 
Fee: $36/child for ages 4–5 
 
Polliwogs Camp : Water  (Track 4, Traditional)
July 11–13   9 a.m.–noon
Where does our water come from and why is it important? Learn about the water cycle, and explore the critters that live in and around the pond. Prepare to get wet as we splash around and learn about this important resource!
Fee: $36/child for ages 4–5
 
Polliwogs Camp : Animals  (Track 3, Traditional)
August 8–10   9 a.m.–noon
Join us this week as we explore the animals that live in the park. Collect bugs, slugs and other slimy critters and learn about their habitat. Then meet “Popcorn,” our corn snake, and other reptiles. 
Fee: $36/child for ages 4–5   

 

Harris Lake County Park

2112 County Park Drive
New Hill, NC 27562
 
A registration packet including a health history form and more information will be sent to you with your paid registration online. Your child will bring a lunch, snacks and water bottle to camp each day. All camps meet in the Cypress Shelter.
Questions?  Contact Harris Lake County Park by phone, 919-387-4342 or by emailing harris.lake@wakegov.com
 
 Herpetology Spring Break Day Camp (Track 4, Traditional)
Tuesday, April 11–Thursday, April 13 (3-day camp)   8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Spend three days of spring break exploring our lake, ponds and logs to discover the amphibians and reptiles that live in the park. Help us add species to our database and assist with citizen science projects. Canoeing and a wagon ride will be part of this camp.
Fee:  $100 per child, for ages 7–12
 
Discovery Day Camp  (Track 1, Traditional)
June 12–16  (5-day camp)  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Discover the natural wonders of Harris Lake County Park while exploring the park on foot, by wagon or in a canoe. Enjoy games and crafts with new friends, go fishing, try geocaching, "disc"over the sport of disc golf and practice some survival skills. 
Fee:  $160 per child, for ages 7–12
 
Mini Discovery Day Camp  (Track 1, Traditional)
June 19–23  (5-day camp)  9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Experience camp for the first time or return for more fun discovering nature at Harris Lake County Park. Enjoy games and crafts with new friends, go fishing, hiking, canoeing and take a wagon ride to the Longleaf area.  
Fee:  $80 per child, for ages 4–7 
 
Discovery Day Camp  (Track 1, Traditional)
June 26–30  (5-day camp)  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Discover the natural wonders of Harris Lake County Park while exploring the park on foot, by wagon or in a canoe. Enjoy games and crafts with new friends, go fishing, try geocaching, "disc"over the sport of disc golf and practice some survival skills. 
Fee:  $160 per child, for ages 7–12
 
Mini Discovery Day Camp  (Track 4, Traditional)
July 10–14  (5-day camp)  9 a.m.–1 p.m., June 19–23  (5-day camp)  9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Experience camp for the first time or return for more fun discovering nature at Harris Lake County Park. Enjoy games and crafts with new friends, go fishing, hiking, canoeing and take a wagon ride to the Longleaf area. 
Fee:  $80 per child, for ages 4–7
 

 

Historic Oak View County Park

4028 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC  27610
 
You may register or waitlist online! Questions? Contact Oak View County Park by phone at 919-250-1013 or by emailing oakview@wakegov.com.
 
Oak View Farm Camp (Track 4, Traditional)
July 10–14 (5-day camp) 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Summer camp at Historic Oak View returns with our full-day, full-week farm camp! Join us for this year's farm camp to catch a glimpse in the life of a farmer and much more. Each day will explore a different theme of farm life. The campers will learn through games and hands-on activities about the farm's animals (including our goats!), the history of the farm, the families who called Oak View 'home,' the crops grown here, and finally, what the kids did for fun on the farm. Call or email us today for more information.
Fee:  $140 per child, for ages 8–11.
 
 
Oak View Farm Camp (Track 3, Traditional)
July 31–August 4 (5-day camp) 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Summer camp at Historic Oak View returns with our full-day, full-week farm camp! Join us for this year's farm camp to catch a glimpse in the life of a farmer and much more. Each day will explore a different theme of farm life. The campers will learn through games and hands-on activities about the farm's animals (including our goats!), the history of the farm, the families who called Oak View 'home,' the crops grown here, and finally, what the kids did for fun on the farm. Call or email us today for more information.
Fee:  $140 per child, for ages 8–11.
 

 

Historic Yates Mill County Park

4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
 
If you have questions about a camp or to check for space availability, contact Historic Yates Mill County Park by phone at 919-856-6675 or by email yatesmill@wakegov.com. There will be 2 adults with the kids at all times. Kids bring their own lunch and snacks. Preregistration is required. Camp size is limited, so sign up early!
 
Park Adventures Camp (Track 4, Traditional)
July 17–21   8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Join us for an adventure camp filled with natural and historical experiences! In addition to park exploration, camp will include local field trips and expert guest speakers. Daily camp themes include (1) Radical Recyclers, (2) Soil Scientists, (3) History Detectives, (4) Field Ecologists and (5) Water Wizards. Among other activities, Day 1 includes sustainability investigations and upcycled art projects; Day 2 includes a geology lab and fossil find; Day 3 includes a mill tour and archaeological adventures; Day 4 includes a hike in the park and owl pellet dissection; and Day 5 includes canoeing, cane pole fishing and water balloon games.  Camp size is limited to 12 participants. 
Fee:  $170 per child, for ages 7–14.
 
Mill Theater and Art Camp (Track 3, Traditional)
July 31–August 4   8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday, August 4, 6–8 p.m.  Important: Students enrolled in this camp must attend all five days of camp and be available to perform the camp play at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on the evening of Friday, August 4.
Explore the deep time story of our continent from its beginning up to now through Thomas Berry's play entitled "North America, Our Home" (view details). Explore regional geography and maps while learning about the events that helped to shape the Earth and affected the plants and animals living on it. Also explore animal adaptations and our own place in the magnificent flow of time and creation. Note that this play includes a focus on evolution and the geologic time scale.

Participate as actors, musicians and stage hands in an interactive children’s play and explore a wide variety of performing and visual arts in an environment of encouragement and support. Learn and develop skills in acting, improvisation, movement, stage production and adaptation while performing a theater production. Camp size is limited to 12 participants. 
Fee:  $180 per child, for ages 7–14.

 

 

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