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March 2017

Maple Sugaring

Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Mighty maple syrup, that amber aristocrat of all sweets, is a large part of what we call the ‘three M’ time of year – March, Maple, and Mud. Join The Nature Place for our most popular public program (it’s so nice, we do it twice), in the morning beginning at 11 am or in the afternoon, starting at 2 pm. We’ll learn all about maples trees, discovering what it takes to turn sap into syrup. We’ll then go outside to tap a maple…

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February 2018

Primitive Living Skills for Children – Fall/Winter Series – Session 4

Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Created especially for children (ages 10-14) who are eager to delve into the exciting world of primitive living skills, this series will give participants a well-rounded breadth of experience in primitive living skills for all seasons. You may enroll for a series (which consists of four sessions) or single sessions (space permitting). Visit our Primitive Living Skills page for more details and to enroll.

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July 2018

RESCHEDULED – Family Program: Story Time with Chuck Stead (for ages 8 & up)

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This event has been rescheduled, and will take place next Thursday, August 2nd instead of tonight. We're pretty sure that after his or her first week of camp your camper will already be regaling you with some of Chuck's stories. (Chuck visits camp every Friday morning.) Come back to camp this Thursday, July 26th evening and listen to Chuck and his tales of growing up in the Ramapo Mountains. Everyone loves Chuck! Just come and you'll know why. This story evening…

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January 2019

Winter Tales with Chuck Stead

Saturday, January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Every Friday at camp master storyteller Chuck Stead spins funny, poignant, outrageous and true stories of his childhood and growing up in the nearby Ramapo Mountains. When the weather turns cold and winter has really set in, Chuck tells us his Winter Tales – stories that sparkle and glimmer like the snow and ice of January. Open house afterward from 1 – 4 pm.

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March 2019

Maple Sugaring – 12-1pm

Saturday, March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Mighty maple syrup, that amber aristocrat of all sweets, is a large part of what we call the ‘three M’ time of year – March, Maple, and Mud. Join The Nature Place for our most popular public program (it’s so nice, we do it twice), in the morning beginning at noon or in the afternoon, starting at 2pm. We’ll learn all about maples trees, discovering what it takes to turn sap into syrup. We’ll then go outside to tap a maple tree, taste…

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Maple Sugaring – 2-3pm

Saturday, March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Mighty maple syrup, that amber aristocrat of all sweets, is a large part of what we call the ‘three M’ time of year – March, Maple, and Mud. Join The Nature Place for our most popular public program (it’s so nice, we do it twice), in the morning beginning at noon or in the afternoon, starting at 2pm. We’ll learn all about maples trees, discovering what it takes to turn sap into syrup. We’ll then go outside to tap a maple tree, taste…

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Community Exchange – Conversations around Sustainability: Plastic in the Kitchen

Wednesday, March 20 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Hungry Hollow Co-op, 841 Chestnut Ridge Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Come share ideas and brainstorm solutions to roadblocks encountered in our individual/family sustainability efforts! Great for those who are new to the topic, along with those well into their journey!

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Outragehisss Pets

Sunday, March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Each Tuesday and Thursday of our summer camp season Outragehisss Pets brings a menagerie of wild animals to camp for us to learn about, see up close, and even touch or hold. Some animals are soft (chinchillas), some fluffy (fennec foxes), rough (armadillos), scaly (snakes), spiky (hedgehogs), but all are outrageous! Sunday, March 24th for our annual winter animal program. Open house afterward from 1 – 4 pm.

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April 2019

Wild Edibles – Inwood, NYC

Sunday, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Inwood New York, NY United States + Google Map

Join us for a vernal adventure to discover what’s growing wild and edible right in New York City. We’ll learn plant names, properties, tastes, uses in cooking, and get an overall feel for a number of plants. Early spring should yield a bounty of tender flora. Join us for a fun, investigative feast from the earth. Email camp@thenatureplace.com to RSVP. Meet: Entrance of Inwood Hill Park, Corner of 218th St and Indian Rd.

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Community Exchange – Conversations around Sustainability: The Clothes we Wear

Wednesday, April 17 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Hungry Hollow Co-op, 841 Chestnut Ridge Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Come share ideas and brainstorm solutions to roadblocks encountered in our individual/family sustainability efforts! Great for those who are new to the topic, along with those well into their journey!

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Wild Edibles

Sunday, April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Join us for a vernal adventure into our environs to discover what’s growing wild and edible in our area. We’ll learn plant names, properties, tastes, uses in cooking, and get an overall feel for a number of plants. Early spring should yield a bounty of tender flora. Join us for a fun, investigative feast from the earth. Open house afterward from 1 – 4 pm.

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May 2019

Family Day Hike in Harriman

Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Harriman State Park Bear Mountain, NY 10911 United States + Google Map

Join Nature Place trip leaders for a fun, family-friendly excursion in our favorite stomping grounds--Harriman State Park. Explore all that Spring in the park has to offer, meet other outdoor-loving families, learn about local plants and animals, get in some good exercise in the fresh air, and enjoy your packed lunch with a beautiful view. Email camp@thenatureplace.com to RSVP and we’ll provide you with further details, including meet-up location.

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Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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The Fiber Craft Studio hosts their 9th annual, family-friendly Sheep and Wool Festival! Visitors can engage in hands-on carding, spinning, weaving, felting, knitting and plant dyeing. Featuring fuzzy, approachable sheep, goats, and bunnies; craft vendors and artisans selling natural fiber items; a silent auction; puppet shows; and delicious food! Plant-dyed yarns, fibers, craft kits and clothing patterns produced by the Studio will be sold at the Festival. Admission is free. A small fee will be charged for the activities. All…

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July 2019

Family Program: African Drumming and Dancing!

Thursday, July 25 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Join Nature Place for an awesome night of rhythm and joy for the whole family!

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