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    112601 -  Archery Camps

    Beginning Archery
    Children who are entering grades 4-6 will have an opportunity to learn and practice basic archery skills. Archery games will strengthen sighting ability. This program is registered with the camp archery association, allowing members to take part in a beginning level competition for the Junior Yeoman archery award. Students will receive more information regarding the competition at the first class.


    All Students should bring a hat (with a visor), a water bottle, and sunscreen to camp each day. If you have any questions please contact the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center at 586-323-2478.

    Please be advised that Archery Awards from the Camp Archery Association will be available for purchase on the last day of camp, based on your child's achievements during the camp. Cash and checks are accepted, and sales will take place at camp. The Nature Center offers this as a service to our patrons, and you need not purchase these awards if you do not wish.

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    Add to Cart112601-B1Beg. Arch Session I06/20/18- 06/22/18 9:00A- 11:30AW-FAvailableFee DetailsCommunity CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details9 years to 12 years
    Add to Cart112601-B2Beg. Arch Session II06/27/18- 06/29/18 9:00A- 11:30AW-FAvailableFee DetailsCommunity CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details9 years to 12 years
    Add to Cart112601-B3Int. Arch Camp - I06/20/18- 06/22/1812:30P- 3:00PW-FAvailableFee DetailsCommunity CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details9 years to 18 years
    Add to Cart112601-B4Int. Arch Camp II06/27/18- 06/29/1812:30P- 3:00PW-FAvailableFee DetailsCommunity CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details9 years to 18 years
    Add to Cart112601-B5Adv. Arch Camp I07/11/18- 07/13/18 9:00A- 11:30AW-FAvailableFee DetailsCommunity CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details9 years to 18 years

    112602 - Craft Camp

    Craft camp is open to children entering grades 1-7. Most of our crafts will be built using natural materials from around the park. We’ll take daily walks to gather materials and learn a little bit about the plants and animals that inhabit our park. We will make t-shirts on the third day of camp so please provide a plain white t-shirt by wednesday. We’ll also spend time each day getting to know some of the nature center’s resident animals such as a bearded dragon and python. Hats and water bottles are required as we will be taking daily walks.

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    Add to Cart112602-B1Craft Camp I07/25/18- 07/27/18 9:00A- 12:00PW-FAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details5 years to under 13 years
    Add to Cart112602-B3Art Camp07/25/18- 07/27/18 1:00P- 4:00PW-FAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details7 years to under 13 years

    112604 - Junior Explorer Camp

    Campers entering grades K-3 explore nature and natural science through walks, games, live animals, catching invertebrates with nets, microscopes, magnifiers, and much more. We will also expand our creativity with various nature-related crafts. Each day we’ll take hikes throughout the park to search for craft materials, explore the terrain and learn about some of our local plants and animals. (Hats and water bottles are required as we will be taking daily walks.)

    Welcome to Junior Explorers Camp!

    The following items will be needed for Junior Explorers Camp. All items need to be labeled with each camper’s name. Please bring everything on the first day and plan to leave it here for the entire camp.

    1. Old shirt or painters smock.
    2. Hat with a visor
    3. Long pants
    4. Insect repellant—We recommend the wipe on kind. DO NOT apply before you come. We will apply, if necessary, when we are ready to go outside.
    5. Campers may bring a snack and drink each day. Please try to refrain from sending pop or super sweetened drinks, we recommend fruit juices, flavored waters, etc.
    If you have any questions please contact the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center at 586-323-2478.

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    Add to Cart112604-B1Junior Explorer Camp07/18/18- 07/20/18 9:00A- 12:30PW-FAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Detailsunder 4 years to under 9 years

    112605 - Littles Camp

    Preschoolers ages 3-5 explore nature through walks, live animals, hands on experiences, magnifiers, stories, animal puppets and more. Nature themes are designed to support science concepts and are built around having fun and using the imagination. Snacks are suggested.

    Welcome to Little’s Camp!

    The following items will be needed for Littles Camp. All items need to be labeled with each camper’s name. Please bring everything in a backpack, except food or beverages, on the first day of camp and plan to leave it here for the entire camp.

    1. Insect repellent-preferably wipe-on, not spray. Do not apply before you come, we will apply when we go outside.
    2. Old shirt or painters smock.
    3. Long pants.
    4. Cap with visor.
    5. Snack each day with a drink. Please try to refrain from sending pop or super sweetened drinks, we recommend fruit juices, flavored waters, etc.
    6. Shoes you can get dirty-no open toed or open top shoes, please.
    7. Parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy the camp with their youngsters.



    If you have any questions please contact the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center at 586-323-2478.

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    Add to Cart112605-B1Littles Camp07/11/18- 07/13/1810:00A- 12:00PW-FAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to under 6 years

    112607 - Outdoor Skills Camps

    Back by popular demand, sign up to enjoy our Outdoor Skills Camp! Geared towards kids entering grades 3-8, we will be learning outdoor survival skills including basic archery, tracking, and many other fun skills. Come prepared to be outside, no matter the weather! Minimum 5, maximum 20
    campers.

    Welcome to Outdoor Skills Camp!
    The following items will be needed for Outdoors Skills Camp 1. All items need to be labeled with each camper’s name. Please bring everything on the first day and plan to leave it here for the entire camp.
    1. Old shirt or painters smock.
    2. Hat with a visor
    3. Long pants
    4. Comfortable shoes you can get dirty or damp (no open toed or open top shoes please)
    5. A medium-sized back pack.
    6. Insect repellant—We recommend the wipe-on kind. DO NOT apply before you come. We will apply, if necessary, when we are ready to go outside.
    7. Sunscreen for when we go outside
    8. Campers will also need a lunch and drink each day. Please try to refrain from sending pop or super sweetened drinks, we recommend fruit juices, flavored waters, etc. We recommend a refillable water bottle. We will cook lunch out over a fire at least one day.
    9. Parents are always welcome to stay.
    If you have any questions please contact the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center at 586-323-2478.

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    Add to Cart112607-B1Outdoor Skills Camp08/08/18- 08/10/1810:00A- 3:00PW-FAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details8 years to 14 years

    112609 - Nc Camp Sampler

    Have you ever wondered what summer camp at the Nature Center would be like?
    Come try some of them out! Our Camp Sampler Day will have sample projects, activities, and mini topics that will give you and your kids an idea of how much fun they can expect to have at one of our awesome summer camps! Don’t forget to preregister! Fee: $3 per person

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    Add to Cart112609-B1BSNC Camp Sampler05/19/18- 05/19/1812:00P- 4:00PSaAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details5 years and Up

    112611 - Exploring Nature Camp

    This day camp is specifically designed for children entering grades 4-8 who have a strong interest in nature and science and would like an opportunity to “explore the wonders of the natural world” and learn more about it. Activities planned at time of publication will include: rock, mineral, and fossil identification - camp fires - fire safety - fire starting - land insects - live insect observations - handling shadbush animals -nature hikes - wild plant identification - pond water under the microscope - search for bugs - and more.....

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    Add to Cart112611-B1Exploring Ntr. Camp07/18/18- 07/20/18 1:00P- 4:00PW-FAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details9 years to under 14 years

    132002 - Naturalist Walk

    The state of Michigan has declared June 18th-24th to be the official Pollinator Week for 2018, so we’re throwing our pollinators a party and you are invited! Come stroll through our beautiful gardens and learn about all the great things our pollinators do for us. We will be doing educational talks, walks, projects, and maybe even learn some new dance moves from our buzzy friends while you’re here! Don’t miss out and don’t forget to pre-register to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone!

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    Read Notice132002-A4Pollination Party06/23/18- 06/23/18 1:00P- 4:30PSaUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details4 years and Up
    Read Notice132002-A5Night Wings07/21/18- 07/21/18 8:00P- 10:00PSaUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details4 years and Up
    Read Notice132002-A6Foarging Basics08/05/18- 08/05/1812:30P- 4:30PSa, SuUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details4 years and Up

    212220 - Nature Tales

    Wee ones are delighted as they listen to an assortment of nature tales sure to please the littlest of listeners. This is an entertaining one hour nature adventure with a story and craft of outing.

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    Read Notice212220-A1September Session 1A09/06/18- 09/06/1810:00A- 11:30AThUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to under 6 years
    Read Notice212220-A3September Session 1P09/06/18- 09/06/18 1:30P- 2:30PThUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to under 6 years
    Add to Cart212220-I1May Session 105/03/18- 05/03/1810:00A- 11:30AThAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to under 6 years
    Add to Cart212220-I2May Session 205/17/18- 05/17/1810:00A- 11:30AThAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to under 6 years
    Add to Cart212220-I3May Session 1P05/03/18- 05/03/18 1:30P- 2:30PThAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to under 6 years
    Add to Cart212220-I4May Session 2P05/17/18- 05/17/18 1:30P- 2:30PThAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to under 6 years
    Read Notice212220-J1June Session #106/07/18- 06/07/1810:00A- 11:30AThUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to under 6 years
    Read Notice212220-J2June Session #206/21/18- 06/21/1810:00A- 11:30AThUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to under 6 years
    Read Notice212220-K2July Session #207/19/18- 07/19/1810:00A- 11:30AThUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to 5 years
    Read Notice212220-L1August Session #108/02/18- 08/02/1810:00A- 11:30AThUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to 5 years
    Read Notice212220-L2August Session #208/16/18- 08/16/1810:00A- 11:30AThUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years to 5 years

    212845 - Homeschool Programs

    Do you love creepies and crawlies that hop, jump, flutter, and skitter? Come join us as we learn about insects you might find around home!

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    Read Notice212845-A1September Homeschool09/05/18- 09/05/18 1:30P- 3:00PWUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Detailsunder 4 years and Up
    Read Notice212845-B1October Homeschool10/03/18- 10/03/18 1:30P- 3:00PWUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Detailsunder 4 years and Up
    Add to Cart212845-I1May Homeschool05/09/18- 05/09/18 1:30P- 3:30PWAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years and Up

    332440 - Sportsmen Skills Day

    Back again by popular demand- our sportsman skill day is a fun filled event for the whole family! Come try your hand at shooting a bow, using a compass, and learning about useful outdoor skills that aren’t so common anymore. We will discuss the basics of cooking with a Dutch oven, and even do a little fire starting. Enjoy the end of the summer in style! Pre-registration is highly encouraged as space is limited.

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    Read Notice332440-A1Sportsmen Skills Day09/08/18- 09/08/1811:00A- 3:00PSaUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years and Up

    332441 - Last Gasp Insect Collecting

    Do you love bugs? We certainly do! Come join our Nature Center staff as we collect and identify the bugs we have around our beautiful gardens and Center. This might be the last chance to see some of them before winter so bring your nets and jars and don’t miss out!
    ** Optional bug “pooter” craft included- there will be a $2 craft fee. Pre-registration is highly encouraged as supplies are limited. **

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    Read Notice332441-A1Last Gasp Ins. Coll.09/02/18- 09/02/1812:00P- 3:00PSuUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details4 years and Up

    332444 - Spidermania

    There are a lot of mixed feelings about some of these 8-legged creepy crawlies- come learn why you shouldn’t be so worried about most of the spiders you may be finding around your house. During the program we will play games, debunk some spider myths, learn some crazy new facts, and even take a close look at some living spiders! Pre-registration is highly encouraged as space is limited.

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    Read Notice332444-A1Spidermania10/27/18- 10/27/1812:00P- 3:00PSaUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details4 years and Up

    332449 - Haunted Nature Center

    Visitors are welcomed into our spook-filled Nature Center to find costumed characters, fun scenes, and even a few trembly tales! Some of our characters will be handing out treats to anyone entering our lair. The entire Nature Center is orchestrated to evoke a playfully eerie Halloween night for the entire family. Pre-registration is highly recommended!
    Please reference our Facebook page for pictures from some of our previous years with this event to determine whether or not this is appropriate for your children. We do not set up any type of gore or bloody scenes- feel free to call us with questions or concerns. (https://www.facebook.com/Burgessshadbushnaturecenter)
    Last admission is at 8:30pm, all children should be accompanied by an adult and are welcome to not only dress up but also bring a small bag for treats!
    NOTE: The Nature Center will be closed during the day to set up for this event from Wednesday, October 17th through Tuesday, October 23rd.

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    Read Notice332449-A1Haunted Nature Ctr10/19/18- 10/19/18 6:00P- 9:00PFUnavailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years and Up
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    332451 - River Day Celebration

    Join us as we explore along the Clinton and use nets to try to catch some river-related critters. A free t-shirt usually accompanies participation in this event. Numbers of shirts
    of each size are limited. FREE EVENT

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    Add to Cart332451-A1River Day06/02/18- 06/02/1811:00A- 2:00PSaAvailableFee DetailsNature CenterLocation DetailsEnrollment DetailsItem Details3 years and Up
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