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Spirit of Cacapon Activities: Cacapon
December 12, 2022 – December 15, 2022
Nature based activities and crafting is planned at Cacapon Resort State Park from December 12 – 15 2022. Unless indicated, join us at the Nature Center for some wintry fun and conversation about Cacapon.
Monday, December 12, 2022
All about Woodpeckers
Learn about their cool adaptations and how to identify them by sight and sound. Who is at the bird feeder?
Non-Native Invasive Plant Walk
Learn how to identify the fall berries and leaves of Oriental Bittersweet, and what projects the park is involved with. Help pull a few along the way!
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
The CCC Boys: A West Virginia Legacy
The CCC boys left a legacy that can still be enjoyed all over WV in the forests they planted and parks they helped to build. (30 min film)
Spirit of Cacapon History Stroll
Meet at the Nature Center to take a short walk and discover how the CCC boys…the Civilian Conservation Corps left it’s mark on Cacapon.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
West Virginia Wildlife
Come and find out what variety of wildlife is at the park. There are many wildlife pelts you can touch! Fox, bobcat, coyote, beaver & more!
Christmas Crafting with Nature
Make & take holiday ornaments using card board & milkweed seeds.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Let’s get ready for the holiday season and learn about a variety of snowflakes.
Turkey Talk & Tracks
Learn the differences between hens and gobblers and some other fun facts! Followed by making your own turkey tracks molds.
Visit our Tom Ambrose Nature Center! The nature center is a great stop for all ages, showcasing exhibits on the park history and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Morgan 1934-41. Other West Virginia natural exhibits include an extensive taxidermy collection of wildlife- fish, birds, fox, bobcat, mountain lion, deer, elk, and eastern grey wolf! Also, hands-on sand displays for wildlife tracks and a new geology interactive map to design your own mountains, rivers and lakes. Nature Center Open daily 9:30AM-4:30PM. All programs start at the nature center unless noted.
Don’t forget – December 17, 2022 is Christmas at Cacapon at the Old Inn. A New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31 includes a dance, prizes and a youth party. First Day Hike is January 1, 2023. See you at Cacapon!