Bull Run Mountain Conservancy Summer Naturalist Camps

Do your kids spend too much time with technology? Get them back to nature this summer with BRMC’s Naturalist Camps!

Registration is open for all camps & workshops on BRMC’s website, www.brmconservancy.org. 


HERPETOLOGY CAMP 

Session I: June 18th-19th, 9:00am-4:00pm 

Session II: June 21st-22nd, 9:00am-4:00pm 

Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. BRMC invites your child to spend two days hiking and handling, searching and observing salamanders, frogs, lizards, snakes, and turtles on the Preserve. Marty Martin, a premier mid-Atlantic herpetologist, will be joining both camps. Ages 7-12. 

15 participants per session, Pre-registration is required. Members: $100/non: $150 


SUMMER NATURE CAMPS 

Session I: July 16th-20th, 9:00am-4:00pm 

Session II: July 23rd-27th, 9:00am-4:00pm 

BRMC invites your child to spend an adventurous week interacting with the natural world. Each day we will focus on different groups of plants and animals on the Bull Run Mountains. Campers will add to their understanding of natural systems through hikes, stream walks, snake handling (only if desired), frog and salamander catching, bird watching, butterfly and insect collecting, crafts and games. Ages 7-12. 

Pre-registration is required, Members: $250/non: $300 

BUDDING NATURALIST CAMP 

July 23rd—27th, 9:00am-12:00pm 

At this week-long camp, young children will be exposed to the outdoors and wildlife, as they explore life on the Bull Run Mountains through a series of discovery hikes, frog and salamander searches, snake viewing, stream exploration and nature crafts. Ages 4-6. 

Pre-registration required. Members: $125/non: $175 


CHESAPEAKE WATERSHED WORKSHOP 

July 30th-August 2nd, 9:00am-4:00pm 

With support from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund, six scholarships are available for this workshop. Please contact us at info@brmconservancy.org to request an application. The workshop will focus on the conservation of the rivers and streams that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. We will explore headwater streams on the Bull Run Mountains, go downstream on Little Bull Run and visit Turkey Run National Park. At each location students will perform stream monitoring, vegetation analyses, and  stream habitat and riparian buffer evaluations. Ages 13-18. 

Pre-registration required. Members: $200/non: $250 

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