Public Programs

February 3, 2012

It’s that time of year again!

Immediately preceding an open house, our public programs are a fantastic opportunity for families new to The Nature Place to get a feel for what we do, and for returning campers and their families to start getting excited about the upcoming summer.

Winter Tales with Chuck Stead
Sunday, January 29th. 11:30am

A seasonal favorite, our beloved storyteller will spin tales full of winter, wonder and surprise. Growing up in nearby Hillburn, NY, Chuck is a local treasure whose rich stories paint a picture of an earlier time in Rockland County that is always funny, poignant, and entertaining for all ages.


Outragehisss Pets
Sunday, February 12th. 11:30am

Our neighbors here in Chestnut Ridge and a weekly activity at camp, Outragehisss Pets will bring us all sorts of animals to look at, learn about, and even touch or hold! Some highlights from the past have included snakes, lizards, spiders, chinchillas, hedgehogs, armadillos and other unusual fauna.


Maple Sugaring
Saturday, March 3rd. 10:30am

That amber aristocrat of all sweets, maple syrup! Join us as we learn how to identify a maple tree, tap it, gather its sap, and boil it down to make maple syrup. Attendees will take home sap spouts and directions on how to tap their own trees. We will be tasting hot maple syrup on snow, to be eaten along with a dill pickle!