Program Calendar

We engage nature lovers of all ages through our year-round programs, including summer camps, afterschool activities, birthday parties, homeschool classes, scout programs, and field trips.

Fall 2016 Programs


Babes in the Woods
Let our naturalist introduce the sights and sounds of nature. Take a sensory walk on our kid friendly trails and listen for frog calls, feel animal furs, or look at bright colorful feathers. There are lots of interesting ways to discover nature together. Ages 4 and under. Third Saturdays from 9 – 10am. $5 per parent child pair.
Register Now: Sept. 17 | Oct. 15 | Nov. 19

Nature Pals
In this parent and child program explore our world through stories, songs, and games. Live animals will be introduced according to the monthly theme. Ages 2 – 3. Third Tuesdays from 10 – 10:45am. $8 per parent child pair.
Register Now: Sept. 20 | Oct. 18 | Nov. 15 | Dec. 20

I LOVE Nature
You are invited to investigate a different nature theme each month! Each session is unique and incorporates games, songs, stories and a craft. Enjoy this time with your child and see the natural world through their eyes. Ages 3 – 5. $8 per parent child pair.

1st Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00am
Register Now: Sept. 7 | Oct. 5 | Nov. 2 | Dec. 7

3rd Sundays 1:00 – 2:30pm
Register Now: Sept. 18 | Oct. 16 | Nov. 20 | Dec. 18

Nature Academy
Get ready to play in the park! Observe, listen, smell, and feel the outdoors in this interactive program designed for our smallest nature lovers. Our supplemental, nature based, program is for those pre-school aged children that learn best naturally. Join us as we explore the woods, the creek, the fields, and look deep into our environment to discover answers together.

Ages: 3 – 5 | $119 for the 12-week semester
REGISTER NOW for Mondays 12:30 – 3:00pm, Sep. 12 – Nov. 28
REGISTER NOW for Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:00pm, Sep. 13 – Nov. 29
REGISTER NOW for Wednesdays 12:30 – 3:00pm, Sep. 14 – Nov. 30
REGISTER NOW for Thursdays 9:30 – 12:00pm, Sep. 15 – Dec. 8


Big Outdoors
Our semester-long outdoor class for the big kids! Take a weekly adventure into the woods, creek, or fields to explore natural science concepts that teach you how the “real world” works.

Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:30pm | Sep. 13 – Nov. 29 | $149 for the 12-week semester
REGISTER NOW for Pathfinders (Ages 6 – 8)
REGISTER NOW for Trailblazers (Ages 8 – 11)


School’s out! Come to the park to enjoy a variety of stations exploring a nature topic. Hands-on games, activities, and crafts get you thinking in new ways. Includes admission to the Nature Center that day. All ages. $5 per child.
Register Now: October 21, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Bird Walk
Discover the dozens of wild bird species at the park with local experts from Wild Birds Unlimited. Bring a pair of binoculars or borrow ours. Sundays, 10am – 12pm. All ages. FREE.
Register Now: Sept. 18 | Nov. 20

Additional programs can be found in the Recreater.


Schedule Your Own Program!

Learn more about: Birthday Parties | Scout Programs | School Field Trips | Homeschool Field Trips | Preschool Programs

How to Register:

  1. Online through Create an account and sign up.
  2. Call 301-600-2936. Have your completed registration form and credit card number ready.
  3. Walk-in with your completed registration form and your cash, check (payable to Frederick County Treasurer), or credit card information to: Frederick County Parks & Recreation, 355 Montevue Avenue, Frederick from 8:00am-4:00pm weekdays.
  4. Fax completed registration form with credit card information to: Frederick County Parks & Recreation, 301-600-2595


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