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Summer Weekend Fun: Cacapon

July 15 - July 17

You’ll find interesting activities that reflect the story of Cacapon Resort State Park. Join Naturalist Valerie Chaney and summer team, Garrett, Allen and Mary at the nature center (unless another location is indicated), July 15-17, 2022.

Friday, July 15, 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

1:00PM
Seeds of History
Learn about our rich Appalachian subsistent past in our CCC heritage garden. YPP

2:30PM
Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! Meet at Nature Center. You may want to bring shoes to get wet. YPP

4:00-6:00PM
Welcome to Cacapon!
Meet the Park Naturalist 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 Irish 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
Bring it on Badminton
Park at the tennis court parking lot for this fun sport.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

10:00AM
West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Tournament Sign UP
Sign up at the nature center as a team of four or compete individually for placing and
awards. Competition starts at 11AM.

10:00AM
WV Morning Melodies
Discover Cacapon’s common song birds and learn to identify them by sight and sound. Binoculars provided. YPP

11:30AM
Seeds of History
Learn about our rich Appalachian subsistent past in our CCC heritage garden. YPP

1:30PM
Power of Pollinators
Join the summer naturalist to learn the importance of pollinators and try to find some! Closely observe our pollinator garden in action with binoculars.

2:30PM
Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! Meet at the Nature Center. You may want to bring shoes to get wet. YPP

3:30PM
West Virginia Snakes
Learn the difference
between venomous and non-venomous snakes. Coloring activity. *no live snakes* YPP

8:00PM
SpiderVerse
Learn the importance of spiders and how we are all connected in the web of life. Bring a flashlight for this search for spiders!

9:00PM
Night Skies
Join local astronomer Kevin Boles, for an evening of gazing at the stars at Upper Lake. Bring a chair and flashlight. In case or rain a night sky PowerPoint will be held at the lodge.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

10:00AM
Pollinator Field Tour
Discover the park’s 10 acres of native wildflower fields and what’s in bloom!

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

1:30PM
Woodland Box Turtle
Come and learn some fun facts and ways to help this turtle survive! YPP

2:30PM
Sights and Sounds of Summer
What sounds are you hearing lately? Spring frogs or toads? YPP

3:30PM
Weed Warriors
Learn about the park’s many invasive plants and help battle them. Loppers provided.

Come and visit the 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. Take a park naturalist guided hike or join the daily activities! Nature Center is open daily 9AM-5PM.

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Start:
July 15
End:
July 17
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Cacapon Resort State Park
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