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Conveniently located in Cabin John Regional Park, Locust Grove Nature Center provides a natural sanctuary from the surrounding urban bustle. While designated the outreach center for area schools, Locust Grove continues to offer quality public programs for all ages. We offer specialty, two hour school programs, programs for tots/preK, campfire nature walks, and special events to name a few. You're also welcome to come and wander our trails, enjoy our observation deck, explore our exhibits indoors and out, or discover the wonder of the Center's natural playground.
Montgomery Parks offers fun-filled half- and whole-day summer camps throughout June, July and most of August. Camps are open to all children in Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, Prince George's and beyond. Be sure to check out Camps that offer Early Bird Registration discounts! It's easy to find your favorite camps with our new search tool. Click to start your search!
Check out our exciting NEW school programs!
Winter Solstice Celebration
Sunday, 12/21 - 4 to 6pm
Course # 304010
The winter solstice marks the first day of winter, the year's longest night, and return of the sun.. and eventually, spring. In ancient cultures, it was cause for great fires, revelry and feasts. Our celebration will be family-friendly, but just as fun! Make New Year's wishes, light candles, make treats to share with animals, and roast chestnuts on an open fire! Please register and pay for both children and adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
3 & up; $5
Winter Adventure Camp
Monday, 12/29-Friday, 1/2 (No Camp on 1/1)
9am to 3:30pm
Course # 304049
School's out for the week, so come to Locust Grove Nature Center for four days of solid fun! We'll go on a scavenger hunt, build a shelter, build campfires, meet live animals, and investigate ice and snow. You'll learn how animals survive winter, discover who's making nests already, practice nature sketching, and hear guest speakers talk about all kinds of cool wildlife topics. No camp on Thursday, January 1.
Winter Adventure CampExtended Care
Available 3:30 to 5:30pm - Course #304050
See a complete list of programs under the Programs & Events tab.
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