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Cacapon Outdoor Activities

July 17, 2020 @ 1:01 am - July 22, 2020 @ 1:01 am

When visiting Cacapon, enjoy these programs and experiences during your visit or stay. All programs and activities begin at the Campfire Circle near the Nature Center unless noted**. The Nature Center is typically open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Most programs are one hour in length and begin at the nature center or campfire circle. Activity flier is posted at the nature center.

Friday, July 17, 2020

10:30 a.m. Fishing 101
Let’s head out to the lake! Learn how to tie a fishing hook, then cast out! Fishing poles & worms provided (limited amount) or bring your own. (1 hour) YPP

1:30 p.m. Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! You may want to bring shoes to get wet. (1 hour) YPP

3:00 p.m. Magnificent Monarchs
Let’s explore the milkweed flowers and see what we find. Learn about the amazing monarchs! (30 minutes) YPP

7:00 p.m. Evening Hike on the Laurel Trail
We’ll take in some evening views and sounds. 2 miles

Saturday, July 18, 2020

10:30 a.m. Orienteering 101
Learn the basic use of a compass on our new course! YPP

1:30 p.m. Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! You may want to bring shoes to get wet. (1 hour) YPP

3:00 p.m. Magnificent Monarchs
Let’s explore the milkweed flowers and see what we find. Learn about the amazing monarchs! (30 minutes) YPP
Evening activity posted at the Nature Center as possible.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

9:30 a.m. WV Morning Melodies
We’ll set foot for a short hike. Let’s learn who is making all that noise! (1 hour) YPP

11:00 a.m. Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! You may want to bring shoes to get wet. (1 hour) YPP

1:00 p.m. Berkeley Springs State Park Walking Tour
Meet at the Park Gazebo at Berkeley Springs to join the park naturalist on a stroll through the park and surrounding areas.

1:30 p.m. Knot-Tying 101
Learn how to tie three common knots followed by activity. YPP

3:00 p.m. Ridge Trail Ramble
Let’s take a hike and discover what’s in bloom and take in a great view! YPP

Monday, July 20, 2020

10:00 a.m. Tai Chi
This class will help increase balance, flexibility, and focus on connection to mind, body, and spirit. Gazebo Area (1 hour)

10:30 a.m. Orienteering 101
Learn the basic use of a compass on our new course! YPP

1:30 p.m. Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! You may want to bring shoes to get wet. (1 hour) YPP

3:30 p.m. Knot-Tying 101
Learn how to tie three common knots followed by activity. YPP

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

10:30 a.m. Leave No Trace on the Trail
Learn about LNT principles for all types of hiking followed by a short hike. YPP

1:30 p.m. Box Turtle Game
Learn how you can help save the eastern box turtles while playing a fun game! YPP

3:30 p.m. Ridge Trail Ramble
Let’s take a hike and discover what’s in bloom and take in a great view! (1 hour) YPP

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

10:30 a.m. WV Song Birds
Learn to identify common birds by sight & sound. Use the Young People’s Series Bird guide & checklist. Followed by a hike & craft. (1 hour) YPP

1:30 p.m. History Walk
Take a stroll through the lower lake area to learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their time here.

Young People for Parks
YPP is an environmental education program for children ages 6-16. To complete the program, participants attend three specified activities during their stay. These programs are indicated on the weekly program by the YPP logo. Participants will also complete the information on a special YPP brochure. After turning it into the park’s naturalist, each participant will receive a state park incentive for participating in three specified programs. All ages are welcome!

Nature Center operations and programs are following recommended social distancing guidelines established by the governor of 6’ apart and maximum gathering of 25. Programs will be first come, first served. Please wear masks when indoors. Let’s all have a fun & safe summer together!

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Start:
July 17, 2020 @ 1:01 am
End:
July 22, 2020 @ 1:01 am