Summer Camp Early Bird Registration Discount Through 3/31/2016
Above are some pictures from 2015 Summer Camp
Beef & Beer for Birds & Blooms
Saturday, March 19, 2016
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Mt. Holly Moose Lodge #737
853 Woodlane Rd.
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
The Mt. Holly Moose Lodge #737 in Westampton will host the first 'Beef & Beer for Birds & Blooms' to benefit Friends of Rancocas Nature Center. The fundraiser will help the Friends' ongoing efforts to sustain the Rancocas Nature Center.
Tickets are $25. Dress is casual.
For tickets, you can pay with cash, credit card or by a check made out to 'Rancocas Nature Center'. Call (609-261-2495), mail or stop by the Center store at 794 Rancocas Rd., Westampton, NJ 08060 with your payment.
Click HERE for More Information.
Completed Gift Baskets, Gift Certificates, Gift Cards and Specialty Items are Needed for the "Beef & Beer for Birds & Blooms" event.
There are basket themes of interest to everyone. These include something for gardening lovers, coffee or tea aficionados, wine or beer lovers, or birding, hiking or wild flower enthusiasts. Arts and crafts items and tea and biscuit selections are other topics… The list is endless.
If you are able to donate a completed basket, gift certificate, gift card or other specialty item please call the Rancocas Nature Center at 609-261-2495, or email Center Director Susan Buffalino, at email@example.com.
Completed baskets and other items should be delivered to the Rancocas Nature Center by Wednesday, March 16.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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
Some upcoming activities are listed below.
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.
PRESCHOOL STORY/MUSIC TIME
Tuesday, February 16 and Thursday February 18, 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
NEW! Winter Photography Course:
Learning About Lightroom Software
Thursday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,
Training Course 2: Questions and Other Miscellaneous Lightroom Topics
Cost: FRNC members, $10/person per session; nonmembers $15/person per session
NATURALIST-LED SATURDAY WALK
Saturday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Studies show that taking a nature walk is good for your physical and mental health. Join a RNC naturalist for a themed hike around the preserve. The walk is suitable for adults and interested teenagers. Pre-registration required
Cost: FRNC members, $3/person; nonmembers, $5/person
HOLGATE HIKE−LONG BEACH ISLAND WINTER BIRDING
Saturday, February 20, 9:45 a.m. to mid-afternoon
It’s winter birding at its best! Holgate is Long Beach Island’s southernmost town−just north of Brigantine Island. If last year’s species make a return visit to the shore, Snow Buntings and Snowy Owls are just a few of the possibilities, in addition to Harlequins, other waterfowl, seabirds, and raptors.
Leader: Lloyd Shaw.
Cost: FRNC members, $12/person; nonmembers, $18/person.
CONNECT WITH NATURE SERIES–MAPLE SUGARING
Sunday, February 21, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
What a tasty way to spend a winter afternoon! Bring the whole family and enjoy a program about maple sugaring, the oldest continuous industry in North America. Learn about the sugar maple tree and the history of maple sugaring, observe a tapping demonstration, and enjoy a maple syrup tasting. To ward off the chills, we’ll have an old-fashioned campfire burning.
Cost: FRNC members, $7/person, $15/family (limit 5); nonmembers, $9/person, $21/family (limit 5)
SPEAKING OF NATURE SERIES
African Americans in Burlington County─presented by Marisa Bozarth
Thursday, February 25, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Interested in nature and local history? The Rancocas Nature Center hosts a series of evening presentations that focus on a variety of topics related to the natural world and the history of the Rancocas area.
Cost: FRNC members, $2/person; nonmembers, $5/person
RNC Nature Book Club
The Nature Book Club's next selection is "100 Plants That Almost Changed the World" by Chris Beardshaw.
Join us on Tuesday, March 1 at 10 am at the Nature Center for an interesting discussion.
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
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.