Camp Manatee will be hosting one-day teacher planning day camps on Tuesday, February 16th and April 8th, as well as Spring Camp on March 21st – March 25th. Space is limited and online registration is available. We are now requiring registration no later than a week before the camp either online or by phone for all one day, winter and spring camps. Online registration links are below for your convenience.

If you experience any difficulty registering for the camps, please call or email Aimee.

Camp Session Date of Camp Must Register by Link
One Day Camp – Love Birds February 16th, 2016 February 9th, 2016 https://goo.gl/fkdSl6
Spring Camp March 21st – 25th, 2016 March 14th, 2016 https://goo.gl/ev0VGf
One Day Camp – Spring Flowers April 8th, 2016 April 1st, 2016 https://goo.gl/tKq571

Spring Camp Flyer 2016

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Saturday, January 16, 2016, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Arch Creek Park 1855 NE 135 Street, North Miami, 33181

Relive the 1800’s when families from the nearby communities (North Miami), would come to the historic limestone bridge to have picnics, boating on the creek, explore ancient trails through the nearby tropical hammocks, play folk music., or just relax under the shade of live oak trees.

There will be guided trail walks with people in period costumes, offering live wildlife presentations, pioneer games for children, and live folk music being played on the outside veranda of the museum. Hot dogs and lemonade will be available for purchase.

Sponsored by the Arch Creek Trust, you won’t want to miss this!
For more information, please call or email the park at 305-944-6111 or archcreek@miamidade.gov.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1222431424439949/

 

Campfire & Night Hike

CAMPFIRE & NIGHT HIKE
Dates: October 16, November 20
Time: 7:30-9:00pm

Venture into the beautiful Tropical Hardwood Hammock with a naturalist guide and discover the marvelous nocturnal life of the park at dusk. Experience the sights and sounds of eastern screech owls, raccoons, night time spiders and much more. Following the night hike, join our naturalists around the campfire for marshmallow roasting. Only offered October through May). Meet at the Arch Creek Museum & Nature Center, 1855 NE 135 Street, North Miami, Fl. 33181. This program is offered the 3rd Friday of every month (October through May).

We will be partnering with the South Florida Wildlife Center during our Campfire programs. When available they will be releasing rehabilitated animals. We are very excited that we be releasing a rehabilitated adult Eastern Screech Owl during our October 16th program.

Fee: $6.00/participant.
Reservations are required. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

Camp Manatee One-Day Camp 2015-2016

One Day camp schedule 2015-2016

Bullseye!

BULLSEYE! ARCHERY SKILLS COURSE
Dates: Wednesdays, Oct 14, 21, 28 & November 4, 11, 18
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Get an in-depth archery experience during this 6 session program. Over the course of the program you will learn different archery styles, shoot at different types of targets, and participate in challenges with increasing difficulty to truly hone your skills as an archer. Please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes and protection from the sun. Sign up for all 6 weeks via telephone and receive one session free! Meet at the Arch Creek Museum & Nature Center, 1855 NE 135 Street, North Miami, Fl. 33181.
Fee: $8.00/participant.
Ages: 9 and up.
Reservations are required. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

Messengers

Investigative Ghost Tour

Explore into the dark woods of haunted and historical Arch Creek Park and hear stories of paranormal experiences, while discovering the evidence captured by seasoned investigators. Park Rangers team up with Messengers Paranormal to guide you through the gripping history of the park and ghost stories around the campfire. Experience the chilling sounds of the spirits and see for yourself a haunt like no other!

This is a walking tour into the woods, so be sure to dress comfortably and wear closed-toe shoes. It is not recommended for small children, (suitable for ages 8 and over), as there may be mature subject matter. We recommend bringing insect repellent and any tools you wish to use in the capturing of your own paranormal evidence, (i.e.; digital cameras, voice recorders, video cameras, dowsing rods, EMF detectors, etc..) Campfire snacks and water are provided by volunteers of the Messengers Paranormal team.

Fee: $15/ Person

Dates: October 24, October 28, November 7

Time: 8pm-10pm

Ages: 8 and up

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Each year, we ask Americans to set aside one day – the last Saturday in September – to “lend a hand to the lands” that we use to hike, bike, climb, swim, explore, picnic or simply relax. One third of America’s land is in public hands, and it’s our duty to steward and preserve it.

National Public Lands Day is a celebration of the work, play and learning that takes place on public lands every day. National Public Lands Day will be on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

Volunteers will be performing service projects such as trail maintenance, invasive exotic removal and trash removal at Arch Creek Park. Every year, we receive increased participation and invaluable improvements to the lands by committed volunteers. For a continuously growing list of current events visit publiclandsday.org.

We are encouraging volunteers and visitors to remember that public lands offer a great option for getting active outside. Research shows that one step to preventing childhood obesity, diabetes and depression is getting kids and families to spend more time outside.

An estimated 175,000 volunteers will grab shovels and gloves to improve more than 2,100 sites across the country as part of National Public Lands Day.

Last year, NPLD volunteers:

  • Collected an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants
  • Built and maintained an estimated 1,500 miles of trails
  • Planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants
  • Removed an estimated 500 tons of trash from trails and other places
  • Saved taxpayers an estimated $18 million through volunteer services to improve public lands across the country

If you are interested in participating for National Public Lands Day, please contact the park naturalist staff by email archcreek@miamidade.gov or phone 305-944-6111.

Check in starts at 9:00am
Work day starts at 9:30am to 12:30pm.

There will also be roaming performances by Fantasy Theatre Factory’s Famous Trash Monster. Funding provided by Miami-Dade Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM).

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