The Dunwoody Nature Center doesn’t really slow down.
This fall, they have restored Wildcat Creek at their home in Dunwoody Park. Then they cranked up “Friday Night Hikes,” a family-friendly chance to explore the park at night during fall evenings.
Now, the center is opening registeration for campers to visit during Thanksgiving and winter break to let them explore the natural world.
All in Dunwoody’s backyard.
Here's the deal:
- Area school districts are closing for the entire Thanksgiving holiday week. The Monday and Tuesday prior – Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 – the center will open its doors and stunning grounds to kindergarten to 5th grade students. Think nature-themed crafts and then playing in the beautiful fall weather at Dunwoody Park from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Early morning drop offs and late pick-ups are offered to parents who are working.
- Popular winter break camps are back this season. For the first time, two separate sessions will be offered after Christmas and New Year’s Day. The camps are open to elementary and preschool-aged kids. The camps are designed for the budding naturalist. Center educators will explore the winter climate and its effects on animals, plants and the ecosystem at Dunwoody Park. The two camps will operate three days, according to the nature center’s organizers. In addition to crafts, daily hikes will get children out and active. A wildlife expert will also be on hand during some sessions to show off animals and how they adapt to winter’s changes.
Thanksgiving camp: November 19 and 20. Regular camp hours are 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.. Bonus: early drop off and late pick-ups are available for working parents. Camp's open to kindergarteners to 5th graders.
Winter break camps: Session 1; Dec. 26 to Dec. 28. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Also, early drop offs and late pick-ups available for working parents. Half-Day camp hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Early drop off is offered. Session 2; Jan. 2 to Jan. 4. Hours are the same as session one. Half day camps are also the same hlurs as Session 1.
Note: full days are for kindergarten through 5th grade. Hal days are for 3- and 4-year-olds.
Registration begins Oct 29 check the Dunwoody Nature Center's website for more details.