BALTIMORE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS ROBERT E. LEE PARK 1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD 21210 www.roberteleepark.org • 410-887-4156 Registration is limited and required for all programs. Please call 410-887-4156 or email [email protected] to register. Landscape Drawing for Adults Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30am August 2nd - August 23rd, $20 ($15 members) Learn to draw, or add to your skills! We will be working with charcoal and various other materials which will be provided. Sign up for one or both sessions! Campfire Cooking 101 Saturday, September 6th, 5:30-7:30pm Ages 8 and up, $5 per person Enjoy some time around the campfire while learning techniques and recipes for campfire cooking. Create and sample several recipes and conclude the evening by creating your own campfire dessert. Nature Scouts Tuesdays beginning Sept 23rd, 4:30 – 5:30pm Or Thursdays beginning Sept. 18th, 4:30 – 5:30pm Saturday, August 9th, 2:00 – 4:00pm All ages, $5 per person ($3 members) Discover the lost art of mud pie making while getting down and dirty with mud painting, mud sculpture, mud games, muddy obstacle course, and more! Then clean off by running through sprinklers or get hosed off by the fire department! Wear clothes that can get wet and dirty. Cricket Crawl Campfire 22nd, Friday, August 7:30 – 9:30pm Ages 5 and up, $2 per person Join Rangers for a night hike and a sound census of the late summer crickets and katydids. Learn to identify different species of crickets by their calls, and catch a glimpse of moths and other nocturnal animals. After listening to the evening chorus, we’ll gather at the campfire and enjoy s’mores. Fairies and Dragons 30th, Saturday, August 2:00 – 4:00pm Ages 5 and up, $5 per person ($3 members) Come learn about the mysterious forest-dwellers of myth and legend. Then search the park for signs of dragons and the fair folk, and use natural materials in the woods to create a fairy house or dragon’s lair. The Battle of Baltimore: The Homefront Saturday September 13th, 2:00-4:00pm Ages, 7 and up, $3 per person ($2 members) Enlist to help the home front during the Battle of Baltimore! Learn about the battle, see a live fire demonstration of a historic weapon, and participate in a race against time to make black powder for the defenses on the front line. Rangers will teach children the important outdoor skills every child should know: whistle with grass, build a miniature boat, go fishing, construct a shelter, build a fire, and much more! Fall Campout September 26th, 7:00pm – September 27th, 9:00am (Rain date: September 27th – September 28th) All ages, $5 per person ($3 members) Experience the forest night life with this family campout. Rangers will lead the group on a night hike and end the evening with a campfire. Bring dinner on Friday, or bring food to cook over the fire. Saturday breakfast will be provided. Bring your own tent, or call 410-887-4156 to rent one. Intro to Geocaching Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to exercise both mind and body? Try geocaching , the fastgrowing sport that’s akin to a modern-day treasure hunt. We’ll explain geocaching basics and find caches located right here in the park. When registering note if you will need to reserve one of the GPS units. Serpentine Nature Quest Hike Nature Quest Canoe Trip Sunday, September 28th, 10:00am – 1:00pm Ages 8 and up, free Enjoy canoeing on the lake while searching for the Nature Quest marker. Call or email to reserve a canoe. Hike on the back trails to the globally rare serpentine barrens and collect your serpentine Nature Quest rubbing along the way. See the last page or the park website for more information. Trail surface: packed dirt, with rocky incline. Difficulty: Moderate. Nature Princesses Canoe & Kayak Tour Saturday, September 20th, 10:00 – 12:00pm or 1:00 – 3:00pm Ages 8 and up, $10 per person ($8 members) Sunday, October 12th, 7:00 – 8:30pm Ages 5 and up, $3 per person ($2 members) Ages 6 – 12, $25 for all six sessions ($20 members) Saturday, September 27th, 2:00 – 4:00pm All ages, free! Mud Day Fall Campfire Mondays beginning Sept 22nd, 4:30 – 5:30pm Ages 4 – 8, $25 for all six sessions ($20 members) Saturday, October 4th, 2:30 – 4:30pm Ages 8 and up, free! Each week, we’ll be inspired by the adventures of famous fairytale heroines to find our own adventure in the park. Come explore with a ranger to discover streams, catch butterflies, identify flowers, and enjoy crafts, face painting, and more. Kids are welcome to dress up as their favorite character! Bring your own canoe or kayak for a ranger-led paddle around Lake Roland. Explore the length of the lake looking for wildlife and learning about the history of Baltimore’s first public reservoir. All participants must wear a life jacket and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Spend a fall night exploring the park and then gather around the fire for campfire activities, including apple s’mores! Fall Tree and Plant Walk Sunday, October 12th, 2:00 – 4:00pm Ages 8 and up, free Get lost in the colors of fall! Join a guided tour of the park looking at the many species of trees and plants found at Robert E. Lee. School’s Out Days Oct. 17th, Nov. 4th, or Dec. 29th Ages 6-12, $25 per child per day 8:30am-2:30pm, extended hours 2:30-4:30pm, $10 Looking for something fun for your child to do when school is out? Unplug the kids and let them spend the day at the park! Bring lunch, snack, and water. Nature Quest Fest October 18th, 10am-12pm All Ages, FREE with Quest completion Be sure to complete at least 5 trails in your Nature Quest booklet to receive admission to this exciting event. Activities will include canoeing, dam tours, live animals, and more! Pick up your booklet at Wegmans grocery store, ask a ranger for one, or download it at www.relpnc.org/nature-quest. Zombie Horde Scavenger Hunt Friday, October 24st, 7:00 – 9:00pm Ages 12 & up, $10 per person ($7 members) Try to escape the zombies as you collect items at stations along our trail. Candy for all participants, and prizes for the quickest “survivor!” Not for the faint of heart! Bring a flashlight and fast shoes! Haunted Halloween Hike Saturday, Oct. 25th, 6:30 – 8:30pm (Rain date: Oct. 26th) Ages 5-12, $7 per person ($5 members) Encounter witches, owls, snakes and others as you try to solve a Halloween mystery. Bring your flashlight and treat bag to this somewhat scary event. Costumes are welcome! History Walk Pioneer Days Saturday, November 1st, 2:00 – 4:30pm Ages 8 and up, free Saturday, November 22rd Or Sunday, November 23rd, 2:00 – 4:00pm Ages 6 and up, $5 per person ($3 members) Learn about the history of the park which includes railroads, mining, wars and more. This two hour walk begins at the dam. Come build miniature log cabins, create corn husk dolls, play colonial games and dip your own candles to learn how early American pioneers lived. Stories Around the Campfire Wreath Making Friday, November 14th, 6:30 – 8:30pm (rain date November 15th) Ages 5 and up, $3 per person ($2 members) Gather around the campfire to hear stories and learn about the art of storytelling. Feel free to bring a short story or instrument! Habitat and Trail Team Saturday, November 29th, 2:00 – 4:00pm Sunday, November 30th, 2:00 – 4:00pm Ages 14 and up, $10 per person ($8 members) Make a decorative wreath from natural materials such as pine, spruce, and holly. Inside the ranger station, we’ll have everything you need to make a masterpiece and brave the cold—including hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday tunes! 2nd Saturday of every month, 9:00am – 12:00pm Ages 12 and up, free Friday Strolls We have some of the best trails in Baltimore. Help us maintain them by spending a few hours with the Habitat and Trail Team as they repair trails, remove invasive plants, and more. Please wear closed-toe shoes & bring water. Join us for some exercise while enjoying the sights and sounds of Robert E. Lee Park. The terrain is varied, but mostly flat with some hills. Every Friday, 9:00 – 10:00am Adults only, free! ACORN HILL PLAY AREA IS OPEN! FUN ● THE GREAT OUTDOORS ● PRIZES Have an adventure in your own backyard with Baltimore County Nature Quest. Pick up your Nature Quest Passport booklet at participating parks, online at relpnc.org/nature-quest, or at your local Wegmans grocery store. Passports will direct participants to hiking, biking, and canoeing opportunities at the County’s nature sites, where questers can record their visit in the Passport. Complete just five trails to earn prizes. See the park website or passport for more information. NEW TRAILS AND PARKS ADDED! Program Registration Form 1. 2. 3. Call 410-887-4156 or email [email protected] to make a reservation. Send in payment & registration form within 7 days to complete your registration. If you are unable to attend, please call or email to cancel your reservation to allow others to participate. After making a reservation, please mail payment and this completed form to: Robert E. Lee Park, Program Registration: 1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21210. Participant Name Age Program & Date Phone Number Email Price The historical themed play area at Robert E. Lee Park is open sunrise to sunset. Children can jump on board the B & S railroad engine, dig in the mine, explore the Jones cabin, get tickets at Hollins Station and more. Be sure to check out the creative and fun activities below. During these times the water station and additional toys will be available, as well as the scheduled activities. Total: Nature Drop-In: Saturdays, beginning August 16th, 9:30-11:30am Ages 5 and up (accompanied by an adult), FREE Each Saturday we will have nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. See the schedule below. Registration not required. Aug. 16th Nature Crafts Aug. 23rd Nature Crafts Aug. 30 Nature Crafts Sept. 6th Nature Crafts Sept. 13th Nature Crafts Sept. 20th Meet an Animal and Activity Sept. 27th Meet an Animal and Activity Oct. 4th Natural Play Oct. 11th Natural Play Advanced registration is required for all programs. Programs begin promptly at start time. • All payments are donations and are non-refundable unless RELP cancels the program. • Organizations and large groups must schedule programs separately from the programs (for families) listed in this publication. • Balto. Co. Dept. of Rec. and Parks, RELP, its staff, & volunteers are not liable for loss, theft, or damage to personal property. Rain/Inclement Weather Policy: • All events are rain or shine unless a rain date is specified. • Program Leaders determine cancellations on the day of the program. We reserve the right to deny any visitor the privilege to participate based on behavior that could jeopardize the safety of that individual or the group. Should you require special accommodations (i.e. language interpreter, large print, etc.) please give as much notice as possible by calling the Therapeutic Office at 410-887-5370/TDD: 410-877-5319.
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