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


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.


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


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

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 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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Sea Turtle Awareness – Haulover Beach Park

Journey into the world of sea turtles as you participate in an informative presentation, followed by our summer release program.  Learn about different sea turtle species and their life cycle, as well as some of the dangers they face throughout their lives.  Come face to face with hatchlings and join them as they embark on their exciting journey into the depths of the ocean.

The Sea Turtle Awareness program consists of a 45 min. PowerPoint presentation that explains the different Sea Turtle species and their life cycle. As well as some of the dangers they face throughout their life time. Following the presentation we lead the group out to the beach where we will release Loggerhead hatchlings. The group will be able to watch the hatchlings start their journey out to sea. Due to all sea turtles being protected by the Endangered Species Act no one besides the permitted staff are allowed to handle the hatchlings.

Reservations are required; You can make your reservations starting July 1st. Space is limited. Online Registration Information below.
We are offering the program multiple times a week at Haulover Beach Park. Most of the dates fall on the weekend (Friday & Saturday).
The program cost is $10 per person.
Program is not recommended for children younger than school-age.

Address: 10800 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Program meets in the Multipurpose room at the Bill Bird Marina (light blue building).

Thursday, August 27
Friday, August 28
Saturday, August 29
Thursday, September 3
Friday, September 4
Saturday, September 5
Thursday, September 10
Friday, September 11
Saturday, September 12

Online Registration – Activity Sign-up:
Select “Arch Creek Park” from the Place drop-down menu.

We are excited to see the Atala butterflies are back at the park in large numbers. The coontie plants are covered in caterpillars.

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