ARBOR DAY FEST, SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH, NOON TO 4PM.
Pictures from 2015 Summer Camp
ARBOR DAY FESTIVAL
Thank you to everyone who made the third annual Arbor Day Fest such an enjoyable afternoon! We thank you for your support of our beautiful Rancocas Nature Center.
Friends of Rancocas Nature Center
RNC NATURE BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, May 3.
"A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold will be the topic of discussion at the Nature Center. Please join us.
If you have questions contact Toni Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RNC OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
Thursday May 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Nature Center Classroom.
All are welcome. Club meets the first Thursday of every month in the Rancocas Nature Center classroom or at a designated alternative outdoor location. President of the Photo Club, Harold Buchanan, will lead the group and organize events.
RANCOCAS MEMBER BIRD SEED DISCOUNT DAYS
(Does not apply to S.A.V.E. Sunflower Seed)
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. &
Sunday, May 8, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Visitors Center Hours
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tues-Sat
12 p.m.- 5 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
RANCOCAS NATURE CENTER SUMMER CAMP
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
The "Friends of Rancocas Nature Center" is conducting a brief survey. As the Nature Center moves forward, we are interested in learning how the Center might better serve the community and Rancocas visitors. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey. Follow the link below to open an editable pdf file with Adobe Reader and enter your responses to the questions directly using the mouse and keyboard. Send the file as an email attachment to email@example.com.
Thank you for your time and input.
CLICK Here to open the Survey
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.
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
Some upcoming activities are listed below.
SPEAKING OF NATURE SERIES.
Thursday, April 28 – A Pinelands Backyard
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
It’s about as close to nature as you can get. Experience what it is like to call the Pinelands home. Naturalists and photographers Steve Mattan and Patty Rehn will share a Power Point that will take you on a visual trip through the seasons.
Preregister by calling the Nature Center at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
COOPER RIVER PARK – CAMDEN COUNTY FILED TRIP
Off Site Trip
Saturday, April 30,
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
First in a series of field trips along the Cooper River Park system, this visit focuses on Newton Lake Park which borders the Cooper River in an urban residential setting. Possible sightings may include early spring migrants, waterfowl, nesting Canada Geese, herons, and a good sampling of backyard birds.
Leader: Sandra Keller. Preregister by calling the Nature Center at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
INTERPRETIVE TRAIL HIKE AT RANCOCAS
Sunday, May 1
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Join a Rancocas staff person or 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 scenic spots along the way. The easy pace is suitable for all ages; please use a child carrier to transport small children. Preregister by calling the Center at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
PRESCHOOL STORY/MUSIC TIME
Tuesday, May 3 and Thursday May 5, 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
2016 Rancocas Nature Center Summer Camp
Click on a Job Title below to see job description, and how to submit an application.
2016 Seasonal Teacher Naturalist (8 Weeks)
2016 Seasonal Teacher Naturalist (5 Weeks)
2016 Nature Camp Intern (8 Weeks)
2016 Nature Camp Intern (5 Weeks)
Work with Master Gardeners in Rancocas Nature Center's Wildlife/Pollinator Garden
The Master Gardeners of Burlington County support and maintain the various gardens at the Rancocas Nature Center. All require ongoing care and upkeep throughout the year. The Master Gardeners are looking for interested individuals (you don't have to be a Master Gardner) to help in the garden. Anyone interested in gardening or learning more about maintaining a flower garden is welcome. Any amount of time you are able to help will be greatly appreciated. The group meets for several hours each Wednesday morning, starting at 9:00am, at the Center's Wildlife/Pollinator Garden. There is no registration, just come to the Center on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am. If you have questions, please call the Center at (609) 261-2495 or email Toni Price at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.