Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events and Programs

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March


Saturday, March 1, 10 am-5 pm
Adventure Seekers
Calling all adventure seekers! Enjoy hiking, museums and trips to natural and historical sites. Additional fees may apply for transportation and admission. Trip to Wheaton Regional Park.
Ages 8-12
Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4
SMARTlink #1393500

Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 11 am-12 noon
Toddler Time
Parents and their toddlers can enjoy time at the nature center with hands-on crafts, stories, soft play and much more!
Ages 2 & up; FREE

Fridays, March 7, 14 & 21, 5-9 pm 
Xtreme Teens/Pre-Teens Nights
Enjoy indoor and outdoor recreational activities including games, sports, crafts, music, trips, swimming and more. Additional fees may apply for trips and special events. M-NCPPC Youth ID required.
Ages 10-17; FREE

Saturday, March 8, 8 am-5 pm 
Outdoor Adventures
Test your skills with outdoor adventures! From hiking, museums, art, carnivals and historic sites, we'll help you challenge yourself in a safe environment. Fees may vary, depending upon trip requirements. Trip to Wye Island NRMA.
Ages 18 & up
Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6
SMARTlink #1393431

Saturday, March 15, 11 am-12 noon
Live Animal Show
Let your child have the ultimate animal show! They can observe, touch and learn about animals through this exciting hands-on program.    
Ages 2 & up
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1403167

Saturday, March 22, 11 am-12:30 pm
Bee Workshop
Explore the world of bees and learn about their life cycles and how they can be harmful or helpful to humans. A short hike might be included to search for some insects in their natural habitat.
Ages 13 & Up
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1403229

Friday, March 28, 5-10 pm
Xtreme Teens: Rock Climbing
Join us on a rock climbing experience. Learn teamwork and rock climb in one of the nation’s biggest indoor rock climbing gyms. No experience required.
Ages 11-17
Fee: Resident $25; Non-resident $30
SMARTlink #1403188

Saturday, March 29, 11 am-12:30 pm
Garden Workshop
Learn basic gardening techniques and receive a plant for your home or garden.  Hands-on activities and topics discussed include choosing a type of garden, planning and starting a garden, repotting techniques, and recommended gardening tools.
Ages 13 & Up
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTLink #1404019

April

Saturday, April 19, 10 am-2 pm
Spring Greening Fair
Residents are invited to our first Spring Greening Fair. Spring Greening Fair is a free community event for residents and families to learn and promote sustainable and green living while saving money and having fun. It features: workshops on pollinators, gardening, rain barrels, tree maintenance and more. Also, green products and services, sales of repurposed arts and crafts, games and other family activities!
All Ages are welcome.
FREE

Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 4-6 pm
Xtreme Teens: Open Rec
Hey teens, come rock out with us after school! Enjoy games, music, movies, or just hang out with us.
Ages 10-17; FREE

Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 11 am-12 noon
Toddler Time
Parents and their toddlers can enjoy time at the nature center with hands-on crafts, stories, soft play and much more!
Ages 2 & up; FREE

Fridays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 5-9 pm 
Xtreme Teens/Pre-Teens Nights
Enjoy indoor and outdoor recreational activities including games, sports, crafts, music, trips, swimming and more. Additional fees may apply for trips and special events. M-NCPPC Youth ID required.
Ages 10-17; FREE

Saturday, April 5, 10 am-5 pm
Adventure Seekers
Calling all adventure seekers! Enjoy hiking, museums and trips to natural and historical sites. Additional fees may apply for transportation and admission. Trip to C&O Canal, Billy Goat Trail.
Ages 8-12
Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4
SMARTlink #1393501

Saturday, April 12, 8 am-5 pm 
Outdoor Adventures
Test your skills with outdoor adventures! From hiking, museums, art, carnivals and historic sites, we'll help you challenge yourself in a safe environment. Fees may vary, depending upon trip requirements. Trip to Black Hill Regional Park.
Ages 18 & up
Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6
SMARTlink #1393432

Tuesday, April 15th, 9 am-6 pm
College Tour: Howard University & Georgetown University
Teens can visit local colleges to explore campus life, degree/career options, and financial aid.
Ages 13-17
Fee: Resident $7; Non-resident $9
SMARTlink #1396784

Thursday, April 17th, 9 am-5 pm
College Tour: Montgomery College & George Washington University
Teens can visit local colleges to explore campus life, degree/career options, and financial aid.
Ages 13-17
Fee: Resident $7; Non-resident $9
SMARTlink #1396785

Friday, April 25, Dusk
Family Movie Night
Bring your family, a blanket, lawn chair, and some snacks to enjoy an outdoor movie with us!
All ages; FREE

Saturday, April 26, 11 am-12:30 pm
Garden Workshop
Learn basic gardening techniques and receive a plant for your home or garden.  Hands-on activities and topics discussed include choosing a type of garden, planning and starting a garden, repotting techniques, and recommended gardening tools.
Ages 13 & Up
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1404022

Saturday, April 26, 10 am-5 pm
Adventure Seekers
Calling all adventure seekers! Enjoy hiking, museums and trips to natural and historical sites. Additional fees may apply for transportation and admission. Trip to Maryland Day, University of Maryland.
Ages 8-12
Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4
SMARTlink #1393517

May

Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11 am-12 noon
Toddler Time
Parents and their toddlers can enjoy time at the nature center with hands-on crafts, stories, soft play and much more!
Ages 2 & up; FREE

Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 5-9 pm 
Xtreme Teens/Pre-Teens Nights
Enjoy indoor and outdoor recreational activities including games, sports, crafts, music, trips, swimming and more. Additional fees may apply for trips and special events. M-NCPPC Youth ID required.
Ages 10-17; FREE

Saturday, May 3, 10 am-5 pm
Adventure Seekers
Calling all adventure seekers! Enjoy hiking, museums and trips to natural and historical sites. Additional fees may apply for transportation and admission. Trip to tour the embassies in Washington, D.C.
Ages 8-12
Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4
SMARTlink #1393502

Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 4-6 pm
Xtreme Teens: Open Rec
Hey teens, come rock out with us after school! Enjoy games, music, movies, or just hang out with us.
Ages 10-17; FREE

Saturday, May 10, 8 am-5 pm 
Outdoor Adventures
Test your skills with outdoor adventures! From hiking, museums, art, carnivals and historic sites, we'll help you challenge yourself in a safe environment. Fees may vary, depending upon trip requirements. Trip to Susquehanna State Park.
Ages 18 & up
Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6
SMARTlink #1393433

Friday, May 16, Dusk
Family Movie Night
Bring your family, a blanket, lawn chair, and some snacks to enjoy an outdoor movie with us!
All ages; FREE

Saturday, May 17, 10 am-1 pm
Creek Hike
Put on your water boots to explore the life forms in a local creek with dip nets. Dress to get wet!
Ages 8-12
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1396750

Saturday, May 17, 11 am-12 noon
Live Animal Show
Let your child have the ultimate animal show! They can observe, touch and learn about animals through this exciting hands-on program.
Ages 2 & up
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1403168

Saturday, May 24, 10 am-1 pm
Creek Hike
Put on your water boots to explore the life forms in a local creek with dip nets. Dress to get wet!
Ages 8-12
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1396751

Saturday, May 24, 11 am-12:30 pm
Bee Workshop
Explore the world of bees and learn about their life cycles and how they can be harmful or helpful to humans. A short hike might be included to search for some insects in their natural habitat.
Ages 13 & Up
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1403230

Saturday,May 31, 11 am-12:30 pm
Garden Workshop
Learn basic gardening techniques and receive a plant for your home or garden.  Hands-on activities and topics discussed include choosing a type of garden, planning and starting a garden, repotting techniques, and recommended gardening tools.
Ages 13 & Up
Fee:Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink#1404023

2014 Summer Day Camps

Parents, it's that time again time to start planning for your child's summer of fun.

Registration: A SMARTlink client account is required to register your child for summer camps. If you do not already have a family account set up, visit any M-NCPPC staffed facility during normal business hours and bring proof of identity, ages, and residency for yourself and each family member that will be on your account. For more information on setting up an account, go to: Become a SMARTlink Client.

  • All required camp and medical forms are to be completely filled out and turned in to the nature center by June 1, 2014. If registering after June 1, all forms are due at the time of registration.
  • At the time of registration, please make sure that your home mailing and e-mail address on your SMARTlink account is current and correct; otherwise we will be unable to mail you the necessary forms to fill out. Campers will not be allowed to attend camp if the necessary paperwork has not been filled out and turned in.

Before and After Extended Care: AM and PM care are available for all nature summer camps.

  • AM Care: 7:00 - 9:00 am; Fee: $13 (R); $15 (NR)
  • PM Care: 4:30 - 6:00 pm; Fee: $12 (R); $15 (NR)

Payment: Camps may be paid in full at the time of camp registration or a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit may be applied to each registration to hold your spot. Full payment must be made by June 1 (for camps starting on or before July 9) or by July 1 (for camps starting after July 9). Failure to pay in full by the due date may cause you to lose your spot in that camp. Personal checks will not be accepted after June 1.

Wetland Wanderers

Explore local ponds, rivers, and streams on foot and by boat. Activities include the catch, study, and release of wetland creatures and daily expeditions to search for wildlife clues. Also, learn to use water-testing equipment.

  • Dates: June 16-20
  • Time: 9 am-4:30 pm
  • Ages: 8-10
  • Fee: Resident $130; Non-Resident $155
  • Camp: SMARTlink #1386071
  • Before Care: SMARTlink #1386129
  • After Care: SMARTlink #1386130

Nature Detectives

Listen closely to clues in nature. Spend the week discovering the wonders of plants, animals and the natural world through indoor and outdoor activities including hikes, crafts, and games.

  • Dates: June 23-27
  • Time: 9 am-4:30 pm
  • Ages: 6-7
  • Fee: Resident $120; Non-Resident $145
  • Camp: SMARTlink #1386070
  • Before Care: SMARTlink #1386131
  • After Care: SMARTlink #1386132

Extreme Adventurers

Embark on adventures such as canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, or geocaching. Participants provide their own sleeping bags and backpacks for overnight camping. Activities might vary.

  • Dates: July 7-11
  • Time: 9 am-4:30 pm
  • Ages: 11-13
  • Fee: Resident $250; Non-Resident $300
  • Camp: SMARTlink #1386068
  • Before Care: SMARTlink #1386135
  • After Care: SMARTlink #1386136

OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS

Embark on adventures such as canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, or geocaching. Participants provide their own sleeping bags and backpacks for overnight camping. Activities might vary.

  • Dates: July 21-25
  • Time: 9 am-4:30 pm
  • Ages: 11-13
  • Fee: Resident $160; Non-Resident $195
  • Camp: SMARTlink #1386072
  • Before Care: SMARTlink #1386137
  • After Care: SMARTlink #1386138