2014 Spring Intersession and Track Out Camps

2014 Spring Intersession and Track Out Camps

Piedmont Wildlife Center’s spring intersession and track-out camps serving Durham, Orange and Wake counties are outdoor adventures that are designed to stimulate curiosity and awaken enthusiasm for the natural world. Join us as we explore and deepen our connection to nature and to one another by exploring and discovering the world around us. If you know of 5 children available during a different week, contact us and we’ll design a camp just for them! Listed camps are for campers ages 5-14.

March 31- April 4  Survival in the Natural World  CAMP IS FULL!

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Through a week long woods experience, we will practice some of the most basic ancient skills that our ancestors once used to survive (and actually thrive) in the woodlands. We will explore the arts of survival including building shelter, finding water, making fire, and more. These skills can help us to develop a greater comfort in the forest and stronger sense of connection to the animals living in the wild that have to survive by using their wits and instincts every day.

April 7-11  Nature Explorers CampIMG_2493

Prepare yourself for encounters with insects, amphibians, birds, trees, wildflowers, mammals and more! Put on your hiking boots, and bring your sense of adventure to Leigh Farm Park. We will be exploring the forest, fields, and wetlands looking for tracks and traces of wildlife. Our week will be complete with outdoor adventures, games, and hands-on activities where we will explore some of the secrets of nature. We will also teach basic awareness skills and practices that can help you become an incredible naturalist.

April 14-18 Swamp Crawler

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Join us on our biggest swamp safari. It will be a week of getting wet, muddy, and having fun as we explore the ecology of wetlands. We will hike to a nearby waterfowl preserve where we will learn all about wetland life and water quality. Bring your hiking boots and swim suits because this camp will include day-long swamp adventures. Be ready to get up close and personal with the animals and plants that call the wetland their home.

April 21 – 25 Wildlife Science Camp

Explore the world of wildlife science in this hands-on adventure camp.  Join real life wildlife biologists as they explore the forests and fields.  Learn how to track a turtle with a radio antenna, set up motion cameras to catch the wild animals in their secret activities, make wildlife gardens, find coyote tracks, explore field guides and discover secret mysteries about the animals around us.   This camp is all about knowing who lives in our neighborhoods, what are they doing and how can we help them live peacefully in the wild.  Our week will be filled with up close encounters, hands-on discovery, games, stories, little known facts and perplexing mysteries. The wonder of life science will be our central theme and we will wield all of the tools of the modern naturalists so we can explore everything we see.

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Registration Information


~Early Bird Discount!~ Register before February 2nd and receive $10 off per child, per session.

Regular Camp Times: 9:00am-3:00pm
Extended Day Care: 8:00am-5:30pm*
Regular Camp Cost: $215 for PWC members, $240 for non-members.
Extended Day Care Cost: $20 for Early Care and $35 for After Care per week.

*Extended Day pick-up times are 4pm or 5:30pm. Because our Extended Day program activities may take place at various sites throughout the camp, campers will not be available for pick-up between these scheduled times. Please plan accordingly.


Leadership Training Program (previously CIT Program): We offer Leadership Training Program opportunities for kids aged 13 to 18. To register for the LTP,  push “Register Now” button above and choose Leadership Training Program option. Note: First time applicants must write a letter of application at the time of registration – make sure to have your letter written before you register.  Complete information can be found here.

Questions? Call our office at (919) 489-0900.

Piedmont Wildlife Center is Located at Leigh Farm Park, near the intersection of 54 and 40. Click here for directions.