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Summer Weekend Activities: Cacapon

July 8 - July 10

Weekend fun at Cacapon is about things you can find in nature. Join us July 8-10, 2022 for these free programs and if you can’t attend an activity visit the nature center that is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Activities are at the nature center unless indicated.

Friday, July 8, 2022

10:00AM
Fishing 101
Meet at the Nature Center, then 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. (1hour) YPP

11:30AM
Our WV Owl Pals
Discover the variety of owls by sight and sound!
What do they eat? Find out by dissecting an owl pellet!

2:30PM
Power of Pollinators
Join the summer naturalists to learn the importance of pollinators and try to find some! From butterflies to tiny insects, you’ll be impressed with the number of different pollinators you’ll spy. YPP

3:30PM
Clouds
Look up! What type of cloud do you see? Join seasonal naturalist to learn about some common clouds. YPP

4:00-6:000PM
Welcome to Cacapon!
Meet the Park Naturalist Valerie Chaney at the lodge to answer any general park questions you may have or find out what amazing recreation and nature activities Cacapon has to offer. Welcome to Cacapon Resort State Park!

7:00PM
Irish Road Bowling
Enjoy an afternoon of bowling! If you haven’t tried this sport, come out and see what it is all about. Check it out on WV.IRB.COM .

8:00PM
Cacapon Campfire
Have you ever cooked popcorn over a fire? Make your own cast iron popcorn for the outdoor movie to follow!

9:00PM
Outdoor Movie
Bring your own camping chair or blanket for comfort while watching a film.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

10:00AM
Seeds of History
Learn about our rich Appalachian subsistent past in our CCC heritage garden.
YPP

11:00AM
Native Wildflower Field Tour
Take a walk to fields of flowers to learn more about how they help our pollinators. YPP

SPECIAL PROGRAM!!!
7:00PM
Wings of Wonder
Three Rivers Avian Center returns with live birds of prey free education program: live owls, hawks, & eagles. Park gazebo, bring chairs for extra seating.

8:30PM
Cacapon Campfire
Immediately following the wings of wonder program, join us at the campfire circle for an evening of fun: campfire songs and marshmallows!

Sunday, July 10, 2022

9:30AM
WV Morning Melodies
Discover Cacapon’s common song birds and learn to identify them by sight and sound. YPP

10AM-11:30AM
Berkeley Springs State Park Orientation & History
Meet summer naturalist at the warm springs near George Washington’s Bathtub at Berkeley Springs State Park. Drop in anytime from 10:00-11:30am to see historic photos of the park through the years.

1:30PM
Discovery Hike
What will we find? Let’s go take a hike! Meet at the nature center. YPP

2:30PM
Power of Pollinators
Join the summer naturalist to learn the importance of pollinators and try to find some! This is an awesome program. Join us! YPP

3:00PM
Weed Warriors
Learn about the park’s many invasive plants and help battle them. We’ll be doing some removals so you can learn the process perhaps on our property. Loppers provided.

About the nature center:
The nature center is a great stop for all ages, showcasing exhibits on the park’s 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 gray wolf! Also, hands-on sand displays for wildlife tracks and a new geology interactive map to design your own mountains, rivers and lakes.

About 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!

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Start:
July 8
End:
July 10
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Cacapon Resort State Park
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