Park Naturalist and Community Programs

Dutchess County Parks offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year. Our programs provide children and adults an opportunity to experience, share and have hands on learning time within our parks. Our programs focus on various aspects of environmental awareness, prehistoric Native American culture, and survival skills. Our goal is to give youth and adults a deeper understanding and appreciation of nature within a fun and entertaining park atmosphere. We also try to instill a sense of personal responsibility and teamwork during each program offered. We hope you join us for some of our programs throughout the year.

If you have any questions regarding Dutchess County Park Naturalist Programs, please contact the Park Naturalist at 845-298-4602 or by email at parknaturalist@dutchessny.gov. If you have any questions regarding Dutchess County Parks Community Programs, please contact the Parks Office at 845-298-4600.

Dutchess County Parks Programs are on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to check back often for new opportunities and register early.





2024 Adventure and Survival Camps FULL
ALL camps for ages 6-15 are at capacity. you can email us at parknaturalist@dutchessny.gov for possible cancellations and info on other programs.
Location: BOWDOIN PARK
Dates: 7/8/2024 - 8/16/2024
Price: 0.00
Time: 12:34 PM - 12:34 PM
Seats Remaining: FULL (Contact the Bowdoin Office for possible openings)
Seats Remaining: FULL (Contact the Bowdoin Office for possible openings)

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2024 Summer Living Adventure Program Ages 16-18
Ages 16-18 Living survival combines survival and adventuring skills into a scenario presented in the context of a story. Participants will have to use all of their skills and knowledge to complete challenges such as making fires, purifying water, tracking, using camouflage, battling bandits, and solving ancient mysteries. Our focus throughout the week is to teach self-reliance and teamwork. Unexpected events force an adaptive attitude vital in real survival situations. Success is not guaranteed. There is always the possibility the group will fail at its mission, which gives gravity to the situation. The actions of the group will influence the storyline as it progresses.
Location: BOWDOIN PARK
Dates: 8/12/2024 - 8/15/2024
Price: 200.00
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Remaining: 15
Seats Remaining: 15

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