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NATURE & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES at Kenneth L. Wilson Campground


All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult during all programs.

Wednesday, July 20th 9:30AM-11:00AM- Leave No Trace

If you like to camp often, this is a class you might especially learn from. Let’s talk and learn about how to reduce our impact in our lovely nature while camping.

2:00pm–3:30PM Sensory Class:

Let’s use our 5 senses in ways we might not be familiar with. This is a fun one, and great for curious children.

Friday, July 22nd 9:30-11:30AM- Poetry and Literature

Join the members of ECC to learn about the forest surrounding Wilson campground and be sure to broaden your nature vocabulary or create an open environment to share your knowledge.

1:00PM- 3:00PM- Animal Tracks/Signs Hike

Join us in learning about local animals that might be wandering around the park this vacation. Maybe a bobcat, but don’t be afraid; we are much more of a threat to them than they are to us. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring water!

5:30-6:30PM- Owl Pellet Dissection

Do you love owls? So do we! Come pick apart some owl pellets with the AmeriCorps members!

Saturday, July 23rd 8:00-9:00AM- Music in Nature

Let the AmeriCorps members help you discover how we bring music into nature, or how nature brings music to us.

1:30-2:30PM- Pond Ecology

What are those critters and plans that make their homes in the waters surrounding the campground? Be prepared to get your feet wet!

8:00-9:30PM- Astronomy Talk

Come learn about some of our stars and constellations with the AmeriCorps members. Although it may not yet be dark enough, we can learn about cool things to look for once that sun drops far below the horizon.

Sunday, July 24th 7:00-8:00AM- Birding

Join us in spotting birds of prey such as the red-Tailed hawk, beautiful woodpeckers and much more with this group of AmeriCorps members before you hit the road!

9:00-10:30AM- Stretching and Games

Come join us before you get on the road for some stretching and nature-based games.

* Join us from 1:00-3:00PM today at The Catskill Interpretive Center for an afternoon history session of the Catskills! *

Monday, July 25th 10:00AM- 12PM- Recycling/ Composting

Come stop by and learn about the Importance of Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Composting! How long do you think it takes for glass bottle to decompose? Come investigate with us.

2PM-4PM- Canoeing around Wilson

Come join us while you discover what plant and animal life might be present! (First come, first serve for gear/canoes, etc.)

Tuesday, July 26th 9:00-10:30AM- Invasive/Native Plant Hike

Talk about local plants in the area such as swamp milkweed, and trees like oaks and ashes. We will explore a few of the Catskills herbaceous villains and the pests threatening them. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, and bring water!

*Optional hands-on Invasive Removal pull with AmeriCorps members after*

1:00-2:00PM- Art in Nature

Come join the AmeriCorps members to learn how Art can combine with nature to make some nature-themed crafts.

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult during all programs.