Park Programs

The Dutchess County Parks Division is offering a variety of educational programs this summer. Our programs give children an opportunity to experience and learn about the natural history of our parks. Each session focuses on various aspects of environmental awareness, prehistoric Native American culture, and survival skills. Our goal is to give children a deeper understanding and appreciation of nature within a fun and entertaining atmosphere. We also try to instill a sense of personal responsibility and teamwork during each session. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

If you have any questions regarding the following programs, please contact the Park Naturalist at 845-298-4602 or by email at parknaturalist@dutchessny.gov.

*These programs are on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to register early.

2019 Adventure Intensive Session 1
Ages 12-14 Our adventure day program is designed to duplicate the excitement of a movie or videogame in a physical way. Participants will learn archery, battle with foam weapons, play Nerf tag and learn group problem solving. There will be group challenges each day that can only be solved through creativity and teamwork. The end of the week will be a simulated adventure in which the participants have to use all of their new-found skills to overcome obstacles and win the game. Archery Group Strategy and Problem Solving Nerf Tag Battles Foam Weapon Use Situational Awareness
Location: Bowdoin Park
Dates: 7/15/2019 - 7/18/2019
Price: 175.00
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Remaining: 1
Seats Remaining: 1

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2019 Survival Program Session 1
Ages 9-11 Our survival program is a combination of nature study and survival skills. Children will explore forest habitats, hike through the park’s many trails, and observe native wildlife. Our focus this year is fire making. Topics will include: Fire Safety in the Woods Basic Fire Making Fire by Friction - Bowdrill Water Purification Survival Awareness
Location: Bowdoin Park
Dates: 7/8/2019 - 7/11/2019
Price: 175.00
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 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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2019 Survival Program Session 2
Ages 9-11 Our survival program is a combination of nature study and survival skills. Children will explore forest habitats, hike through the park’s many trails, and observe native wildlife. Our focus this year is fire making. Topics will include: Fire Safety in the Woods Basic Fire Making Fire by Friction - Bowdrill Water Purification Survival Awareness
Location: Bowdoin Park
Dates: 7/22/2019 - 7/25/2019
Price: 175.00
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 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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2019 Survival Intensive Session 1
Ages 12-14 The survival intensive program blends survival techniques with an understanding of how prehistoric people lived in harmony with the land. This summer, we are focusing on fire making. Topics will include: Fire Safety in the Woods Basic Fire Making Review Intermediate Fire Making Fire by Friction - Handdrill Water Purification Survival Awareness Edible Plants
Location: Bowdoin Park
Dates: 7/15/2019 - 7/18/2019
Price: 175.00
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 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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2019 Survival Intensive Session 2
Ages 12-14 The survival intensive program blends survival techniques with an understanding of how prehistoric people lived in harmony with the land. This summer, we are focusing on fire making. Topics will include: Fire Safety in the Woods Basic Fire Making Review Intermediate Fire Making Fire by Friction - Handdrill Water Purification Survival Awareness Edible Plants
Location: Bowdoin Park
Dates: 8/5/2019 - 8/8/2019
Price: 175.00
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Remaining: 18
Seats Remaining: 18

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