Summer Camp Early Bird Registration Discount Through 3/31/2016
Above are some pictures from 2015 Summer Camp
RANCOCAS NATURE CENTER SUMMER CAMP
Receive an Early-bird Discount on Camp Fees if You Register Between Now and March 31, 2016.
Select Weekly Sessions from June 27 to August 12, 2016 for Children in Grades 1-7 (as of September 2016)
Childhood and the outdoors are a natural fit. Our summer campers have fun while learning about the world around them. A typical day at camp looks to blend environmental science with active outdoor
experiences under the guidance of knowledgeable educators. Group interaction and cooperation create a positive setting where learning is hands-on and fun. Whether it's through an age-appropriate hike, a craft or project, or a themed game or activity, campers gain an awareness of the natural world and the importance of a sustainable community.
Click Here to go to the 2016 Summer Camp Page
2016 Camp Brochure - Click Here
2016 Camp Registration Form - Click Here
2016 Camper Information Form - Click Here
2016 Health Form - Click Here
2016 Photo Exclusion Form - Click Here
FRIENDS OF RANCOCAS NATURE CENTER ANNUAL COMMUNITY UPDATE MEETING ─ PUBLIC WELCOME
Sunday, February 21st, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Learn about the highlights/accomplishments of 2015 and plans for the upcoming year. The Friends of Rancocas Nature Center trustees will host a presentation in the Rancocas classroom. FRNC members and the public are invited to join the discussion – ideas and input welcomed.
This meeting will follow the Maple Sugaring program at the Center, which runs from 1:30 - 3:00 pm.
CLICK HERE to see a flier about these two events.
The Rancocas Nature Center offers badge-focused programs and opportunities for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all age levels.
Click HERE to go to our Scout page to see new brochures and the activities available for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
2015 BEST LOCAL TOURIST DESTINATION
The Rancocas Nature Center was was voted Best Local Tourist Destination 2015 by readers of the Burlington County Times. Click HERE to see a copy of the award certificate that is posted in the Center.
A Volunteer is needed to work several hours each week to maintain the live animal exhibits in the Visitors Center at the Rancocas Nature Center. The volunteer must be 16 years of age or older.
If interested please call the Nature Center at 609-261-2495, email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Visitors Center at 794 Rancocas Rd., Westampton, NJ 08060.
Birthday Parties at the Rancocas Nature Center
Invite friends to a wildlife adventure in our natural history museum and on our trails. With live animals to see, things to touch and feel, and diverse trails to hike, this will be a birthday party your child will remember.
Click Here for Details
Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show
Join other supporters of the Rancocas Nature Center on a bus trip to this year's Philadelphia Flower Show on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Proceeds will benefit the Nature Center.
The trip includes round trip bus transportation to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and an admission ticket to the Flower Show.
Space on the bus is limited so reserve your seat soon.
See the link below for the departure/return times, cost of the trip, how to reserve your seat on the bus and more info.
Click Here for the Flier with Details About the Trip
- Hold the Date -
Saturday, March 19, 2016
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Mt. Holly Moose Lodge on Woodlane Rd. in Westampton will host the first "Beef & Beer for Birds & Blooms" to benefit Friends of Rancocas Nature Center.
More details will be coming soon.
Some upcoming activities are listed below.
RANCOCAS MEMBERS BIRD SEED DISCOUNT DAYS
Saturday, February 6, 10a.m. to 3:30p.m.
Sunday, February 7, 12p.m. to 3:30p.m.
INTERPRETIVE TRAIL HIKES AT RANCOCAS
Sunday, February 7, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Join an associate naturalist for an interpretive hike through our varied habitats. It’s a great way to become familiar with our well-maintained trails. Bring a camera and/or binoculars; we’ll stop at various scenic spots along the way. The easy pace is suitable for all abilities.
Cost: FRNC members, FREE; nonmembers, $4/person, $10/family.
SCIENCE & HISTORY SERIES
Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Rancocas Nature Center is hosting a new series for the adult interested in learning about the natural world and the history of the region. Appropriate for home-schooled high school-aged students. Pre-registration required.
Cost: FRNC members, $7/person; nonmembers, $9/person.
PRESCHOOL STORY/MUSIC TIME
Tuesday, February 9 and Thursday February 11, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This approximately hour-long preschool program features a different theme each week. Children will enjoy hearing 3 short stories read aloud, separated by 3 songs that are played along to with rhythm instruments. Each session also includes an age-appropriate craft. The Tuesday program is repeated on Thursday in the same week. This program is geared toward 2 to 5 year-olds, but is designed for families--older and younger children are welcome.
Please call 609-265-5858 to register. www.co.burlington.nj.us/parks
NATURE IN ART FOR PRESCHOOLER
Valentine's Day Natural Collage
Friday, February 12, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Nature is all around us. For the very young, their interactions with the natural world are learning experiences that can translate into art projects. This program is designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each session will include an introduction to a nature theme and an art project. Pre-registration required.
Cost: FRNC members, $3/session/per child; nonmembers, $5/session/per child
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF NEW JERSEY, RANCOCAS NATURE CENTER CHAPTER
Monday, February 15, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Larry Kuser of Fernbrook Farm will give a presentation and hands on demonstration on plant propagation in the Nature Center classroom. All are welcome.
Visitors Center Hours
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues-Sat
12 p.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday
Closed Mondays and Holidays
Gate to the trails is open dawn to dusk daily throughout the year.
794 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
Phone (609) 261-2495