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June 2018

Connecting Children with Nature Camp

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a day of exploring ways of introducing children to, or furthering their curiosity of nature through hands-on activities. We will be sharing tips, tricks, and techniques for making the outdoors a magical place for you and your kids. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Farm Camp

June 19 - June 22
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Farm Camp offers children four days of memorable experiences and the opportunity to discover the wonders of life on the farm. Each day will offer a new adventure. The camp is very hands-on and provides children with farm experiences that will leave a lasting impression. Campers will participate in daily farm chores, as well as various organized activities. Planned activities may include: fishing, hikes (with goats!), scavenger hunts, crafts such as candle-dipping, pierced tin, and paper mache, barn-raising, rope skills, playing old-fashioned games, milking a cow or goat, and grooming and harnessing draft horses. Space is limited and camp fills up fast! For ages 8 - 13. Please preregister, (248) 684-8632.

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Edible Science Camp

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Science is all around us, especially in the kitchen! We’ll talk about basic kitchen chemistry and participate in some fun experiments. We’ll also investigate the iron in our breakfast cereal, create a masterpiece with paint made from marshmallows, make our own ice cream, and even make a treat to take home. Ages 7 and older. Please specify any food allergies. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Daring Day for Kids

June 20 @ 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Build a survival hut, get lost (and un-lost) in a swamp, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and snakes, and more!  Boys and girls will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages 8 and older. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Nature Day Camp

June 25 - June 27
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Get into the beautiful outdoors and away from those electronics! Children will enjoy stream exploration, boat building contest, paddling the 34-foot Voyageur Canoe, cooking your lunch over a campfire, wagon rides, hikes, crafts and more nature activities in this three-day camp. Lunch and snacks are provided. Ages 7 – 12. Details will be provided at registration. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Nature Explorer’s Camp

June 25 - June 27
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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If you enjoy the outdoors and nature, this camp is for you! Plan to spend lots of time outdoors fishing, hiking, and playing games, paddle the Voyageur Canoe, sand castles on the beach, and more.  Explore all we offer at the park.  Bring a lunch, snacks provided.  Receive your own Adventure Kit to take home to explore the outdoors on your own.  Ages 8 - 11. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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American Girl Doll Day Camp

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Bring your companion doll and get ready to explore the wonders of nature. We will make some crafts for you and your doll to take on your adventures together, and then visit some special areas of the park. Please bring a sack lunch. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Oakwoods Nature Camp

June 28
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One event on June 29, 2018 at 12:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Kids ages 8 - 14 will love this camp focusing on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. From the fields and prairies, to the deer and rabbits, we will be covering it all during this awesome two-day camp. Enjoy hands-on activities, hikes and more. Dress for the weather. Bring a sack lunch. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Oakwoods Nature Camp

June 29
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One event on June 29, 2018 at 12:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Kids ages 8 - 14 will love this camp focusing on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. From the fields and prairies, to the deer and rabbits, we will be covering it all during this awesome two-day camp. Enjoy hands-on activities, hikes and more. Dress for the weather. Bring a sack lunch. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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July 2018

Nature Day Camp

July 9 - July 11
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Get into the beautiful outdoors and away from those electronics! Children will enjoy stream exploration, boat building contest, paddling the 34-foot Voyageur Canoe, cooking your lunch over a campfire, wagon rides, hikes, crafts and more nature activities in this three-day camp. Lunch and snacks are provided. Ages 7 – 12. Details will be provided at registration. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Aqua Explorers

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Campers will explore two separate aquatic ecosystems at Hudson Mills. We will examine vernal pond and Huron River habitats and get up close with the animals that make their homes here. Be ready to get wet. Ages 6-12. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Horse Camp

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Attention all horse lovers! Come join us for a horse themed Farmer for a Day program. Get the full behind the scenes experience with the Farm Center’s six draft horses and our driving program. Come ready for an action-packed day of learning and fun. Space is limited and fills up fast! For ages 10-15. Please preregister, (248) 684-8632.

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Horse Camp Jr

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Attention all junior horse lovers! Come join us for a horse themed Farmer for a Day program. Get the full behind the scenes experience with the Farm Center’s six draft horses and our driving program. Come ready for an action-packed day of learning and fun. Space is limited and fills up fast! For ages 8-10. Please preregister, (248) 684-8632.

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Movie Adventure Day Camp

July 12 - July 13
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for a two-day camp as we use popular children and action movies of the last year for our programming inspiration. Games and crafts are all part of the fun. Ages 6-12. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Stand-Up Paddleboard Camp

July 12
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Learn the basic skills and safety of one of the fastest growing paddle sports. Basic techniques of forward stroke, reverse stroke, and turning on the stand-up paddleboard. Safety and self-rescue will be emphasized. Ages 10-16. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917. This program is offered 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m – 3 p.m.

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Gross-ology Camp

July 12 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Let’s explore the “less polite” side of nature. We will play with owl puke, study some scat, find out about fungus and search for slime! Please bring a sack lunch. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Farmer Jr.

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Now younger kids get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular “Farmer for a Day,” but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Farmer Jr. has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun! They will also get a chance to make a tasty farm food such as butter, bread or cider.  Space is limited and days fill up fast! For ages 6-8. Please preregister, (248) 684-8632.

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Discovery Day Camp

July 17 - July 19
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Come join us on a mission to discover all of the wildlife of Indian Springs Metropark! We will be spending first day hiking the trails in search of reptiles and amphibians.  For our second day we will identify plants and fungi in our prairies and forests.  On the final day we will be getting our hands wet as we survey the fish and macroinvertebrates of our local ponds. Please bring a sack lunch.  Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Disc Golf Camp

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Come learn the basics of the game of Disc Golf. We finish camp with a game on our top-rated disc course that traverses Hudson Mills diverse habitats. Disc starter set included! Bring a lunch. Ages 8-14.  Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Farmer for a Day

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 25, 2018 at 10:00am

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of animals. Each program includes a chance to meet all of the farm’s animals. Kids will perform hands-on tasks such as feeding and watering animals, mucking stalls, and hauling hay and grain sacks. They will also get a chance to make a tasty farm food such as ice cream, bread, or cider. Space is limited and days fill up fast! For ages 8-15. Please preregister, (248) 684-8632.

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Solar Science Camp

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Have fun with the sun this summer. In this camp, we’ll discover why the sun is so important. We’ll construct a thermal tower, use a solar over to make s’mores, and make some heat-sensitive color-changing slime to take home. Ages 7 and older. Please bring a lunch. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Wetland Adventures Camp

July 19 - July 20
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Grab your muck boots and your binoculars and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of wetlands. This exciting, hands-on camp is designed to give kids an up-close and personal look at the plants and animals that make up our very important wetlands. Ages 8 – 14 y.o. Please preregister at  (734) 379-5020.

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Daring Day for Kids

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Build a survival hut, get lost (and un-lost) in a swamp, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and snakes, and more!  Boys and girls will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages 8 and older. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Outdoor Adventure Club: Insect Adventure

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Go on a bug hunt! Catch butterflies. Flip over logs and rocks to find the creepy crawlies underneath. A different adventure each week. Sign up for one week of adventure or all four programs for $35. Ages 7 and older. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Farmer Jr.

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Now younger kids get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular “Farmer for a Day,” but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Farmer Jr. has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun! They will also get a chance to make a tasty farm food such as butter, bread or cider.  Space is limited and days fill up fast! For ages 6-8. Please preregister, (248) 684-8632.

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