Blue Jay Point Programs & Events

Blue Jay Point County Park offers a variety of program options for members of the public, groups, camps and major events focused on the natural, cultural and recreational opportunities of Wake County.

a picture of the front entrance to the Blue Jay Center for Environmental Education
The Blue Jay Center for Environmental Education is the heart of our programs.

Blue Jay from Home

Until we can gather again, check out this array of activities and videos about many topics that all ages can enjoy from the comfort of your home! Blue Jay from Home

Virtual Group Programs

Until we can gather again, Blue Jay Point County Park is excited to offer engaging virtual field trip programs for groups. Get an interactive, educational experience from the safety and comfort of your own home. Virtual Group Programs

Public Programs

3 smiling young children with paper spider craft hats on their heads
Look out! There are spiders at Blue Jay!

Blue Jay Point offers enjoyable and educational staff-led Public Programs on a wide array of environmental, natural history, cultural and recreational topics for families and individual members of the public – all the way from 30-minute parent/child toddler story times through day-long adult professional environmental education workshops, with everything in between. There is something for everyone! Almost all programs require preregistration, so be sure to check.

Group Programs

Group Programs

Close up of an instructor and a student looking at an Eastern Box Turtle together.
You never know what you'll come across in a Blue Jay program.

Blue Jay’s trained education staff provides curriculum based on-site group programming for public, private and homeschool groups, day care, camp and track out groups, plus scouts, 4-H groups, senior groups and more. All program content is specific to Piedmont North Carolina. Designed with the learning outcomes for that particular group in mind, these programs are free and may be reserved up to one calendar year in advance. For grade and group-specific information, please check out our Group Programs page.

Camps

Girls in camp showing off their irrigation engineering project
STEAM activities abound!

Blue Jay Point hosts several age-specific mini-camps throughout the summer. Campers are offered a variety of outdoor explorations complimented by in-depth and hands-on investigations in a classroom setting. Games, crafts, activities and camp camaraderie are all part of the fun. Camp topics, dates and fees for the coming summer are posted HERE in early January.

Major Events

Songbird Celebration participants dancing to music in the Birdhouse Walk activity
Songbird Celebration is a great way to celebrate Spring!

Blue Jay hosts several Major Events each year – Songbird Celebration is held annually while Night Owls and Candle Magic or the Winter Open House are offered on alternating years. Don’t forget our annual Big Sweep volunteer lakeside cleanup event!

Event Calendar

Our Events Calendar shows upcoming events in the park that may impact visitors in the park. These include our own major events, but also events hosted by outside organizations such as marathons.