School's Out Adventures, Campouts and Overnight Programs

Come join the fun when school's out for the day. 

Upcoming events

    • 10/20/2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 10/21/2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Assateague Island National Seashore
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Welcome to camp letter, packing list, and draft schedule can be found here

    ASIS 2017 letter, list, and schedule.pdf

    Ages 12-16 years old

    Friday, October 20, 7:00 a.m. through Saturday, October 21, 3:00 p.m.

    Mandatory pre-trip meeting on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 pm at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp.

    Assateague Island is poised between the land and the sea - recreated each day by ocean, wind, and waves. Teens will kayak the coastal bay, camp in the sand dunes, cook dinner over a fire, and explore the beach at night.

    Fee per child:
    Society members pay $40 per person.
    Nonmembers pay $60.

    Please register before October 2

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Location: meets at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp then we'll travel by van to Assateague Island

    Additional details

    Provide your own lunch Friday. Dinner Friday, snacks, breakfast and lunch Saturday provided. Tents provided – must have own sleeping bag.

    Packing list can be found here in October and will be emailed to participants in the fall.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale



    • 01/13/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01/14/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    For ages 9-11

    Saturday, January 13, 9:00 a.m. overnight through Sunday, January 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

    Don't hide inside all winter! During the day, we will play detective - searching the beach and the woods for animal clues. After sunset, we will head out into the quiet winter woods for a night walk, followed by a campfire and s'mores. Don't worry about getting too cold. This camp will include indoor, as well as, outdoor activities - and plenty of hot chocolate. Dinner, breakfast, and snacks included.

    * We will be sleeping indoors*

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee is per child:

    • Society members pay $25 per person.
    • Nonmembers pay $40 per person.

    Please register by January 10

    Reservations are required.

    Welcome letter and packing list will be available in early January

    • 03/29/2018
    • 03/30/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    For Children in ages 6-9 years old

    Thursday, March 29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m and

    Friday, March 30, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Feel like you've been stuck inside all winter? This camp will be full of adventures -- we will wade into the swamp, use nets to look for amphibians, and, of course, play in the mud.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Bring a snack, lunch, and dress for the weather each day!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Registration deadline:March 21

    Fee: $40 for members; $60 for nonmembers.


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Calvert Nature Society is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community. We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.  The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

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