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March 2017

Maple Sugaring

March 25
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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March brings warm days and freezing nights, just what is needed to encourage sap flow in maple trees. Join us as we demonstrate how to identify and tap a maple, and then boil the sap down to syrup. Enjoy delicious French toast sticks dipped in real maple syrup. Dress for weather, mud and ice

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April 2017

Family Nature Club: Signs of Spring

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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It’s the time of year when the forest and wetlands are “waking back up!” Let’s explore what these first signs of spring look like! The Nature Club meets on the first Saturday of each month to explore nature topics. Perfect for families with pre-school through elementary school age children.

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Time to “Eggs”periment

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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How does the egg become a chicken? Join us in learning about egg development and the incubation process. We will also be doing some amazing “eggs”periments in the lab. Dress in clothes you can get messy. Ages 5 and older.

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EDC Homeschool Series: Water Science

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Water is a common connector of living things on earth. Find out about the health of the bodies of water at Indian Springs and learn what you can do to keep our lakes and rivers healthy! Ages 7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and up. Program fee due at time of registration.

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Boy Scouts: Sustainability Merit Badge Part 1

April 8
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One event on April 22, 2017 at 12:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Learn what it means to live sustainability. To earn the Sustainability Merit Badge, scouts must attend both sessions of the program. Led by a certified merit badge counselor. Program fee due at time of registration.

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Easter Egg Scramble

April 15
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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It’s time for our annual Egg Scramble. Rosco the Clown will entertain families with his fabulous show. Make cute crafts and with the Easter Bunny. We will provide bags for egg collecting. Please do not bring a basket.

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Boy Scouts Sustainability Merit Badge Part 2

April 22
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Learn what it means to live sustainability. To earn the Sustainability Merit Badge, scouts must attend both sessions of the program. Led by a certified merit badge counselor. Program fee due at time of registration.

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Turtles, Toads, and Salamanders

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Learn about reptiles and amphibians that are found throughout Indian Springs. Hike to our wetland areas, turn some logs on the forest floor, and see what critters you can find. Ages 7 and older.

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Girl Scout Juniors: Flowers Badge

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Do you have a green thumb, or just wish you did? Junior Girl Scouts will learn all about plants, growing flowers, and hike on the trail to see some of the lovely native wildflowers in the park.

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May 2017

EDC Homeschool Series: Botany – Plant Science

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Plants abound at the park. Join us in investigating them! Ages 7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and up. Program fee due at time of registration.

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Family Nature Club: Reptiles and Amphibians

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Who likes snakes, turtles and lizards? Want to know more about them? Join us while we investigate these stupendous creatures. The Nature Club meets on the first Saturday of each month to explore nature topics. Perfect for families with pre-school through elementary school age children. One fee of $35 covers the family for 9 meetings during the school-year or pay $10 per event; a small material fee may be needed for some activities.

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Dendrology– The Study of Trees

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This day is dedicated to woody plants! Without them, life on our planet could not exist. Along with learning their structures and functions, we will also learn how to identify a variety of trees and shrubs in the field. Ages 7 and older.

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Boy Scouts: Environmental Science Merit Badge

May 13
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One event on May 20, 2017 at 12:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Day one of this two-day workshop, taught by a certified Merit Badge Counselor, will introduce scouts to the basics of environmental science and experimentation. Day two will include reporting results from the experiments and signing off blue cards. Pre-requisites required. Dress to be outside and bring a sack lunch.

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Mother’s Day Sounds of the Forest Hike and Wind Chimes

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Invite Mom on a ¾ mile walk through the woods and listen to the sounds of nature. Learn about all the animals that you can hear talking in the trees and on the ground. After the hike you will be able to create your own beautiful wind chime.

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Boy Scouts: Environmental Science Merit Badge

May 20
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One event on May 20, 2017 at 12:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Day one of this two-day workshop, taught by a certified Merit Badge Counselor, will introduce scouts to the basics of environmental science and experimentation. Day two will include reporting results from the experiments and signing off blue cards. Pre-requisites required. Dress to be outside and bring a sack lunch.

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Girl Scout Brownies: “Bugs” Try It

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Do insects “bug” you? We will discover what makes insects unique and interesting little critters. Come prepared for an insect hike and bug hunt! Brownies will fulfill requirements to earn their Brownie Bugs badge.

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All About Bats

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Take a hike at night and learn about our Michigan bats. We will look at bat adaptations and the benefits they provide. Bring a flashlight! Ages 6 and older. Program fee due at the time of registration.

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June 2017

Family Nature Club: Pond Water

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Let’s explore under, over and around the pond! Get your hands wet and investigate the creatures big and small that call the pond home. The Nature Club meets on the first Saturday of each month to explore nature topics.

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Scientific Writing Workshop

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Formulate a research question and then spend the morning in the field collecting data and making observations. Gather qualitative and quantitative data within your own study plot. Then return to the center to write a lab-write up on your findings.

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EDC Homeschool Series: Creativity in Nature

June 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Express yourself through art, naturally! Ages 7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and up. Program fee due at time of registration.

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Discover the Power of Water

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Discover the power of water and how it works. Make your own water turbine and explore the benefits of this natural resource. Dress for the weather.

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Fantastic Fish

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Find out what kind of fish live in the Great Lakes region and basic fish biology. Learn about fishing do’s and don’ts as well as the benefits and dangers of fishing. Make a fishing lure and knot to take home.

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American Girl in Nature Day Camp – Summer Camp

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Bring your doll and get ready to explore nature! We will make some things to help your doll enjoy nature and then visit some special areas of the park.

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Build a Fairy House

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Use natural materials to create a one-of-a-kind fairy dwelling. We provide materials; please bring a hot glue gun.

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Fireworks – Indian Springs

June 29
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five county celebration that has been a tradition for years that provides a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks. Each Fireworks display begins at dusk and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Joining us again in 2017 will be the Greenwood Farms Clydesdale Horses and multiple hospitality vendors.

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July 2017

Rocket Science Day Camp – Summer Camp

July 11 - July 14
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Become a Jr. Rocket Scientist in just 4 days! We will learn about gravity, aerodynamics, propulsion, launch safety, and spaceflight. Build and launch your own rocket (which you keep)! Bring your lunch, creativity and curiosity.

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Wilderness Explorers Day Camp – Summer Camp

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Explore the ecosystems of Indian Springs during this two-day camp program. Learn all about the plants and animals that inhabit the park and enhance your wilderness survival skills.

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Wilderness Explorers Day Camp – Summer Camp

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2017 at 10:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Explore the ecosystems of Indian Springs during this two-day camp program. Learn all about the plants and animals that inhabit the park and enhance your wilderness survival skills.

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Nature Survivors Day Camp – Summer Camp

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2017 at 10:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Explore the ecosystems of Indian Springs during this two-day camp program. Learn all about the plants and animals that inhabit the park and enhance your wilderness survival skills.

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Nature Survivors Day Camp – Summer Camp

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2017 at 10:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Explore the ecosystems of Indian Springs during this two-day camp program. Learn all about the plants and animals that inhabit the park and enhance your wilderness survival skills.

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4-H Eco-Challenge Day Camp – Summer Camp

July 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 28, 2017 at 9:30am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The 4-H Eco-Challenge is celebrating its 8th year at Indian Springs Metropark this summer. The Eco-Challenge is a hands-on experiential science experiment like no other. Middle School and High School students experience cutting edge science mixed with outdoor fun.

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4-H Eco-Challenge Day Camp – Summer Camp

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The 4-H Eco-Challenge is celebrating its 8th year at Indian Springs Metropark this summer. The Eco-Challenge is a hands-on experiential science experiment like no other. Middle School and High School students experience cutting edge science mixed with outdoor fun.

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4-H Eco-Challenge Day Camp – Summer Camp

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 25, 2017 at 9:30am

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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The 4-H Eco-Challenge is celebrating its 8th year at Indian Springs Metropark this summer. The Eco-Challenge is a hands-on experiential science experiment like no other. Middle School and High School students experience cutting edge science mixed with outdoor fun.

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4-H Eco-Challenge Day Camp – Summer Camp

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 25, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on July 26, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on July 27, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on July 28, 2017 at 9:30am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The 4-H Eco-Challenge is celebrating its 8th year at Indian Springs Metropark this summer. The Eco-Challenge is a hands-on experiential science experiment like no other. Middle School and High School students experience cutting edge science mixed with outdoor fun.

Find out more »

4-H Eco-Challenge Day Camp – Summer Camp

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 25, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on July 26, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on July 27, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on July 28, 2017 at 9:30am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The 4-H Eco-Challenge is celebrating its 8th year at Indian Springs Metropark this summer. The Eco-Challenge is a hands-on experiential science experiment like no other. Middle School and High School students experience cutting edge science mixed with outdoor fun.

Find out more »
August 2017

“Fit-ography” – Summer Camp

August 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Interested in fitness AND photography? This program is perfect for you! Every Tuesday morning throughout the month of August, we will walk and jog the beautiful Indian Springs Metropark, capturing photos as we go.

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Upcycled Art Camp – Summer Camp

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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At this camp, we will be using recycled materials to create beautiful works of art! This is an eco-friendly way to get creative and to see what you can make out of non-conventional items.

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Wild Artist Day Camp – Summer Camp

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Let your artistic side go wild here at Indian Springs! At this camp, we will be exploring several different mediums of art while learning about nature. Practice your wildlife photography skills and take your best shot home. Paint the great outdoors using natural materials and make a wild mural to take home with you!

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“Fit-ography” – Summer Camp

August 8 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Interested in fitness AND photography? This program is perfect for you! Every Tuesday morning throughout the month of August, we will walk and jog the beautiful Indian Springs Metropark, capturing photos as we go.

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“Me and my Grown-up” Nature Day Camp – Summer Camp

August 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Developed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, this camp provides a taste of all your favorite camp activities! Each grown-up/child pair will make a craft together, learn about an animal, go on a nature hike and play some camp games.

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“Fit-ography” – Summer Camp

August 15 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Interested in fitness AND photography? This program is perfect for you! Every Tuesday morning throughout the month of August, we will walk and jog the beautiful Indian Springs Metropark, capturing photos as we go.

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Treasure Hunters Day Camp – Summer Camp

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 16, 2017 at 10:00am

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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Ahoy! Bring out your inner pirate for this engaging three-day camp program. Embark on exciting explorations, bury treasure, and learn how to use a GPS unit to mark the spot. Create your own treasure map and compass, and then use the compass and GPS to search for your friends’ buried treasure.

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Treasure Hunters Day Camp – Summer Camp

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Ahoy! Bring out your inner pirate for this engaging three-day camp program. Embark on exciting explorations, bury treasure, and learn how to use a GPS unit to mark the spot. Create your own treasure map and compass, and then use the compass and GPS to search for your friends’ buried treasure.

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Treasure Hunters Day Camp – Summer Camp

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Ahoy! Bring out your inner pirate for this engaging three-day camp program. Embark on exciting explorations, bury treasure, and learn how to use a GPS unit to mark the spot. Create your own treasure map and compass, and then use the compass and GPS to search for your friends’ buried treasure.

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“Fit-ography” – Summer Camp

August 22 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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One event on August 29, 2017 at 7:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Interested in fitness AND photography? This program is perfect for you! Every Tuesday morning throughout the month of August, we will walk and jog the beautiful Indian Springs Metropark, capturing photos as we go.

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Forest Friends Camp – Summer Camp

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Trees are terrific! Campers will plant seedlings, learn about landscape design, and create their own ecosystem terrarium to take home. Please bring a sack lunch.

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“Fit-ography” – Summer Camp

August 29 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Interested in fitness AND photography? This program is perfect for you! Every Tuesday morning throughout the month of August, we will walk and jog the beautiful Indian Springs Metropark, capturing photos as we go.

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