Art in Nature
June 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ages 9–12 Fee: $158/child (Track 1, traditional and homeschool)
Explore nature through art during this hands-on camp. The beautiful millpond provides the perfect setting for creative kids to explore the beauty in nature and participate in a variety of artistic field explorations.
Young Farmers – 2 Days at Historic Oak View County Park and 2 Days at Historic Yates Mill County ParkJuly 22, 23, 24 & 25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ages 7–9 Fee: $126/child (Track 4, traditional and homeschool)
Experience the wonders of agriculture and learn about different aspects of the farm, from animals to vegetables to bugs in the soil. Explore food production and the connections between farms and the natural environment. Participate in fun games, songs and crafts, and spend time enjoying the outdoors.Ready, Set, Get Wet!
– Organized and offered by the NC Museum of Natural SciencesJuly 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19
August 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ages 8–10 Fee: $154/child (Track 3, traditional and homeschool)
Attention, Gumshoes: There's been a burglary at Yates Mill, and we need your help. Collect clues, solve puzzles and bring the thieves to justice!! Using science, art, archaeology and interviews with historical people, we'll learn how real historians solve history mysteries every day.
Project Food, Land and People
Thursday, May 30, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Project Food, Land and People offers a comprehensive view of farming, food production, natural resources, conservation, sustainability, people, cultures and more. Workshop: Thursday, May 30, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Field trip: May 31, from 9 a.m.–noon, at Yates Mill for a Mill Tour and the Farmer's Market. Great for continuing education and NC Environmental Education certification credits! For ages 16 & up; fee: FREE. Field trip fee: $5.00/adult or $4/adult over age 60. Preregistration is required.
Invasive Plants and Animals in the Park
Thursday, June 13, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Join us as Yates Mill Pond as we investigate the five most invasive plants and animals in the Southeast. We'll head out into the park to eradicate some of the park's own pesky plants and to explore signs and examples of our own aggravating animals. For ages 11 and up; fee: $3/person. Preregistration is required.