Unless otherwise stated, deadlines are one week prior to the activity. Activities have maximum capacities, once reached, registration ends and wait lists are formed.
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Cash or Check are the only forms of payment collected in the Ranger Station at Beaverdam Park.
GLOUCESTER YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS
For ages 12-16. Through projects, environmental education & adventure programming we hope to foster teamwork, self-esteem & social responsibility. We will perform 1 hour of service work each meeting & have 2 hours of outdoor programming (archery, kayaking, hiking, etc.). Each person will be required to fill out an application, provide a recommendation & have a short interview with the program leaders. In addition to three meetings each participant is required to attend at least one volunteer event per session. March thru November, the last Sunday of the month, 2-5pm at Beaverdam Park, Main Entrance. For more information contact, Paula Asbell at email@example.com
The fee for each 3 month session is $25 & includes & a t-shirt. Space is limited. Apply today.
50301-01 last Sunday of June, July, August
50302-01 last Sunday of September, October,November
KIDS FREE FISHING DAY
For ages 5-14. The Department of Game & Inland Fisheries & Beaverdam Park are sponsoring a free day of fishing for children. Register online or by calling Beaverdam Park at 693-2107, we have space for 50 participants. No fresh water fishing licenses are required statewide during the first weekend in June. A Conservation Police Officer provides bait & lunch to registered participants. A limited number of rental poles are available. Parents must stay with children.
Free (registration required), Smith Shelter, 9am-1 pm, Saturday
50401-01 June 3 deadline when 50 spaces filled
BEGINNERS FISHING CLASS
For all ages. Join tournament bass fisherman Dennis Murray to learn about fresh water fishing, the fish in the lake, baiting a hook, best baits for the season, how to actively fish and fish with a bobber. Bring your own rod or borrow one from the Ranger Station. Freshwater Fishing License is required for anyone 16 and older.
Free, Ranger Station, June 10 & 24, 9-10:30 am, Saturdays
50401-02 June 10 deadline June 3
50401-03 June 24 deadline June 17
ACA LEVEL ONE KAYAK CERTIFICATION
For ages 10-adult. This Introduction to Kayaking course is designed to emphasize safety, enjoyment & skill acquisition for entry level individuals. Kayaks are available at the park or you can bring your own. You will get wet. Water shoes, modest bathing suit or swim shirt & shorts recommended. Bring picnic lunch. Meet at the Ranger Station. Limited to 10 participants.
$75, Beaverdam Park, 8am-4pm
50601-02 Saturday, August 26 deadline 8/23
NIGHT LIFE! Hikes, Paddles & Fishing
Join us as the Park comes alive at Night. Beaverdam Park is beautiful during the day but it really becomes amazing after hours. Explore the trail, Navigate the Lake, Catch the biggest fish of your life under the moonlight.
Nite Hike $5, Night Paddle $5, Night Fishing $5/person or boat, rental fees if applicable, Beaverdam Park, Fridays
50901-03 Night Fishing June 9 4 pm-Midnight
50901-04 Night Paddle July 7 8-10 pm deadline 6/30
50901-05 Night Fishing July 7 4 pm-Midnight
50901-06 Night Paddle August 4 8-10 pm deadline 7/28
50901-07 Night Fishing August 4 4 pm-Midnight
GLOUCESTER YOUTH CONSERVATION CORP
For ages 12-16. Through projects, environmental education & adventure programming we hope to foster teamwork, self-esteem & social responsibility. We will perform 1 hour of service work each meeting & have 2 hours of outdoor programming (archery, kayaking, hiking, etc.). Each person is required to fill out an application, provide a recommendation & have a short interview with the program leaders. In addition to three meetings each participant is required to attend at least one volunteer event per session. Apply today. For more information contact, Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org
$25 (includes t-shirt), Beaverdam Park, 2-5 pm, Sundays
50301-01 June 25 deadline June 18
50302-02 July 30 deadline July 23
50301-03 August 27 deadline August 20
BEAVERDAM PARK SUMMER CAMPS
For ages 10-14. Campers learn the basics of water safety & Kayak operation. Instruction of self-rescues & all of the proper paddle strokes included. Campers will become ACA level 1 certified as they navigate hidden coves, catch fish & explore trails only accessible from water. Bring picnic lunch, sunscreen & plenty of water. Limited to 10 participants.
$75, Ranger Station, 9am-1pm, Monday-Friday
70701-01 June 19-June 23 deadline 6/14
70701-02 July 24-July 28 deadline 7/19
NATURE EXPLORERS CAMP
For ages 6-9. Nature Explorers Camp is designed to get children excited about Beaverdam Park & the Outdoors. Activities like exploring, fishing, crafting discovering critters & having adventures are incorporated into the program. Participants should bring a bagged lunch & wear old clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. Hiking boots or rain boots are recommended. Be prepared to get wet & muddy.
$55/session, Whitcomb Lodge, 9am-1pm, Monday-Friday.
70501-01 Fish Week June 26- 30 deadline June 20
70501-02 Bird Week July 10-14 deadline July 5
70501-03 Reptile Week July 17-21 deadline July 12
For ages 6-12. Learn martial arts skills with fun filled activities including obstacle courses, Japanese arts & crafts, outdoor “leave no trace” skills ninja style and much more! Participants should wear clothes for outdoor activities and athletic footwear. Bring a bag lunch and water.
$55, Whitcomb Lodge, 9am-1pm, Monday-Friday
71001-01 August 7-11 deadline July 31
JUNIOR RANGERS CAMP
For ages 10-12. JR Rangers is an adventurous day camp designed for today’s courageous youths. Hiking, exploring, canoeing, fishing & outdoor survival skills are incorporated into a fun filled week in the park. Campers should bring a bagged lunch & be prepared to get dirty. Hiking boots or rain boots are recommended.
$55/week, Whitcomb Lodge, 9am-1pm, Monday-Friday
70601-01 August 14–August 18 deadline August 9
70601-02 August 21–August 25 deadline August 16
For more Parks & Recreation Camps see the centerfold of the Current Beehive!