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public programs

Atwood Center offers outdoor recreation and environmental education programs, as well as camps.


In the Outdoors

April - October

Be "In the Outdoors" every third Saturday from April through October! Experience all that Seth B. Atwood park has to offer during a FREE monthly series of activities that highlight different aspects of the park. Bring the entire family for a few hours of fun in nature.

No registration is required! View Calendar for event information.

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Nature Quest

June - August

Ages: 5-12
Location: Alpine Hills Adventure Park
Fees: $130 resident, $165 non-resident
Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30am- 4:30pm

Every week, Nature Quest offers an introductory camp experience with a different theme. Typical camp activities include archery, hiking, singing, games, crafts, and tie-dyeing. To add to the fun, there are weekly field trips, visits by special guests, and live animal demonstrations. Plan on joining us each Thursday for Family Night, and see for yourself how much fun your child had at Nature Quest! Extended Care is available with an additional $35 fee. Extended Care allows you to drop off your child between 7:30am - 8:30am and to pick up your child between 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

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Intro to Family Camping

August 24-25, 2019

Ages: 5-17; 18+ (Parents/Guardians)

Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep outside in a tree house? Now you can experience it by staying in the Birds of Prey exhibit at the Atwood Center. Enjoy campfire meals and stay under the stars in this very unique exhibit. Program includes meals, guided hikes and a live Bird of Prey show; all you need to bring is yourself, sleeping bag and any personal items. Children need to be accompanied by an adult on this one of a kind experience. Restrooms are available and facility can be used in the case of inclement weather.