Bus Trip to Grounds for Sculpture Coming June 15th
Pictures from 2015 Summer Camp
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join Rancocas Nature Center Supporters on a Bus trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.
Cost - $53.00 includes the round trip bus trip and admission to Grounds for Sculpture
Click HERE for the Flier with More Details
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
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
Work with Master Gardeners in Rancocas Nature Center's Gardens
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 need 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 Rancocas Nature Center. 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 email@example.com .
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
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.
It's Time to Vote for The Best of Burlington County - 2016
Hurry - Online Voting Ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 22nd.
The Rancocas Nature Center was voted "Best Local Tourist Destination 2015" by readers of the Burlington County Times.
It's time to vote for "The Best of Burlington County - 2016". Just follow this link, burlingtoncountytimes.com/bestof , register, go to the "Things to Do" section and then please vote for the Rancocas Nature Center in Westampton as the "Best Local Tourist Destination" for 2016.
Because you can cast a vote in each of the categories listed, another great choice would be in the "Kids and Family" category, where a vote for Rancocas Nature Center Summer Day Camp as "Best Children's Camp" for 2016 would be very much appreciated.
There are many categories so you can also recognize your other favorite local businesses and activities.
Online voting ends on May 22nd at 11:59 p.m. If you prefer, paper ballots are available in the lobby of the Burlington County Times office at 4284 Route 130, Willingboro, NJ 08046.
Some upcoming activities are listed below.
PRESCHOOL STORY/MUSIC TIME
Tuesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 26, 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
SPEAKING OF NATURE SERIES.
Thursday, May 26 – Bio-mimicry in Burlington County
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
All living things have the ability to copy their surroundings, whether it’s an insect camouflaging to look like a stick or people taking inspiration from nature to better their daily lives. Take a look at some of these examples from in and around Burlington County.
Presenter: Park Naturalist Kate Szostak. Please call the County Parks office to register: 609-265-5858.
NATURE STORY TIME & HIKE FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Big Yellow Sunflower
Friday, May 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Nature is all around us. For the very young, their interactions with the natural world are engaging learning experiences. Each session will include the reading of a nature-themed picture book and a short weather-dependant hike. This program is designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
RNC OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
Thursday June 2, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rancocas Nature Center Classroom
All are welcome. The 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.
RNC NATURE BOOK CLUB – All Are Welcome
Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 a.m. "Wicked Plants" by Amy Stewart will be the topic of discussion. Please join us.
Contact Toni Price at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF NEW JERSEY, RNC CHAPTER
The Next Meeting is Monday, June 20, 6:00 p.m. This meeting is for REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY & guests. There will be a NATIVE PLANT EXCHANGE & POT LUCK PICNIC SUPPER.
If you haven't registered with NPSNJ please click here to go to the website and join on line.
Contact Toni Price at email@example.com with questions.
Here's a link to pictures from the Beef & Beer fundraiser that recently appeared in the Courier-Post.
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.