These FUN and EDUCATIONAL workshops provide children with unique learning experiences. Animals, Science, Rock Climbing, High Ropes Course, Kayaking, Hiking, Team Building, Music, and more! Workshop participants get to go behind the scenes and learn what it takes to become a professional animal caregiver at the Barn Nature Center! Youth can also climb our indoor rock wall or relax with friends in our game room. In addition, each workshop features interactive and experiential activities designed to engage students in the Workshop's theme. Nature Explorers Workshops are typically designed for students in grades 1st through 6th.
Each Nature Explorers Workshop is unique. Here is a list of our upcoming Fall/Winter 2018 Workshops:
9/19/18- Kayaking Workshop Students will join our highly trained staff on a kayaking trip to Lake Nockamixon State Park. They will meet at the nature center and be transported to our private launch point on the lake, have a picnic lunch, and paddle the day away! The day will conclude back at the Nature Center with some animal handling and interactions.
10/8/18- Stream Study Students will learn about the importance of clean and healthy waterways, as well as how we can keep our water clean. We will then take a field trip to the Neshaminy Creek to asses the water quality by looking for macroinvertebrates! They will then participate in the daily care and handling routine of our collection of exotic animals. The day will conclude with rock climbing in the Adventure Center.
11/6/18, 12/27/18- Adventure Challenges Students will focus on our indoor high ropes course elements and rock climbing wall in the Barn's Adventure Center, challenging themselves to work as a team and climb to new heights! They will also participate in the daily care and handling of our collection of exotic animals.
11/12/18, 12/28/18- Vet Assistant Day Students will learn the crucial role that veterinarian play in the care of our animals, as well as how we can check the health and quality of life ourselves. They will participate in various activities weighing, monitoring heart rate, and giving medication to the animal residents of the nature center. They will then participate in the daily care and handling of our animals. The day will conclude with rock climbing in the Adventure Center.
11/20/18- Mammals Birds Reptiles Students will participate in the care of our exotic animal collection. They will also learn the basics of taxonomy, or splitting related animals into groups. We will put the focus on the similarities and differences between mammals, reptiles, and birds! The day will conclude with some time on our rock walls in the Adventure Center.
11/21/18- Wild About Turkeys In the spirit of Thanksgiving, students will learn all about Pennsylvania’s wild turkeys through a series of fun and interactive activities and games! They will also participate in the daily husbandry and handling of our collection of exotic animals. The day will conclude with rock climbing in our Adventure Center.
11/23/18- Food Webs From the sun to plants to prey to predator, students will learn about how energy is passed from one thing to the next within an ecosystem, and how all life is interconnected! Special attention will be paid to Pennsylvania ecosystems, and how some of the animals in our collection fit into the food webs of their native environment. They will also participate in the daily care and handling of our animal collection. The day will conclude with rock climbing in the Adventure Center.
12/26/18- Arctic Animals Students will learn about the different arctic and tundra ecosystems, and how they support life in such a harsh environment. They will also participate in the daily husbandry and handling of our collection of exotic animals! The day will conclude with rock climbing in our Adventure Center.
12/22- Art of Nature Students will learn how art is expressed by nature, and be able to express that themselves! There will be crafts and art projects utilizing natural materials and subjects, as well as drawing from life utilizing some of the animals at the nature center!
For more information or to register, please call 570-249-1935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students must be registered one week prior to the workshop date. Once your registration is confirmed, you must pay for your workshop. Payments may be made by cash, money orders, or credit card. Money orders should be made payable to Youth Services Agency.
To register on-line, please click the link below. Please include: your name, child's name, contact number, email address, and which workshop date(s) you would like to register for.
Full Day Workshop: $25 deposit to reserve workshop registration + additional 3% Credit Card Charge. This is a non-refundable deposit and is due upon registration.
Half Day Workshop: $15 deposit to reserve workshop registration + additional 3% Credit Card Charge. This is a non-refundable deposit and is due upon registration.
Prices Youth Nature Camp $300 Adventure Camp $330
Please call 267-421-4818 or email email@example.com for questions or to register for Camp, registration form can be filled out at the bottom of the page. Please Include: your name, child's name, email, and contact number.
Please Note: All camp dates, times, and prices are subject to change due to enrollment.
The Barn Nature Center Summer Camps offer youth the chance to get up close and personal with our over 80 rescued and re-homed animal residents. During our week-long programs, campers will embark on adventures filled with animals, science, and many other fun activities! Campers have the opportunity to become animal caretakers and will learn what it takes to keep our animal friends happy and healthy.
We offer two different camp programs. Our Youth Nature Camp is for children 6 years and up, while our Adventure Camp is for kids 9 years and up! Nature Camp features a variety of fun and educational activities, such as a veterinary assistant day, learning about enrichment, an offsite stream study and nature hike, rock climbing and more! Adventure Camp allows campers to dive deeper into their adventurous sides with rock climbing, our indoor high ropes course, rappeling station, an offsite stream study, and an off-site hiking and kayaking excursion!
Camp dates for Summer 2018 are up! All camps run 9:00am-3:00pm
Youth Nature Camp (6 years and up) June 25th – 29th July 23rd – 27th August 13th- 17th
Adventure Camp (9 years and up) July 9th – 13th August 6th – 10th August 20th-24th
$50 deposit to reserve camp registration + a small processing fee. This is a non-refundable deposit and is due upon registration. Please do not pay deposit until registration is confirmed.
Campers have the opportunity to learn what it takes to properly care for pets at home, as well as animals in a zoo or facility, by learning about nutrition, enrichment, and professional animal husbandry.
Our campers indulge in the beauty and wonder of nature learning about Ecosystems, Habitats, and their own back yard.
Our Team Building games, Rock Climbing, and High Ropes Course empower youth to develop communication skills, trust, confidence and work together as a cohesive group.