Eat Breakfast with the Beast
Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory blvd.
Saturday, Feb. 9
10 a.m. to – 2 p.m.
$5 per child (adults free)
Eat what the animals eat, crafts, face painting, and take a picture with your favorite beast. For more information, call 816-513-8960.
CAMP FIRE HEARTLAND Summer Day Camp at Camp Lake of the Woods
Camp Lake of the Woods, Oakwood Dr. (In Swope Park)
June 3 – August 2
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with early and late care available)
$190 per week (scholarships available)
Camp Fire Heartland in Partnership with Lakeside Nature Center and KC Parks. For more information, visit Camp Fire Heartland
or call 816-285-2015.Rollin’ in a New Summer
June 3 - 7
Whether you are new to camp or have been waiting all year to come back, this session is for you! Experience a variety of great activities including swimming, archery, crafting, cooking over a fire and more.Science Adventure
June 10 - 14
Do you like to experiment or take things apart and put them back together? Mix up disgusting solutions in the lab? This session will allow you to do all of this and more. Find out how much fun science is when you call nature your laboratory and everyone makes a new discovery. Un-sports Sports Camp
June 24 - 28
Do you enjoy kicking a ball around? What about a rousing game of badminton, archery or golf? No matter what game or sport you like or how much experience you have, this session is for you. We will spend the week exploring all the different kinds of games and enjoying friendly competition – no prior experience or sports skill necessary. Nature Explorers
July 8 - 12
Explore the outdoors, discover nature, and learn about the plants and animals who call it home. This session we will enjoy all that Camp Lake of the Woods has to offer, and even take a trip to Lakeside Nature Center to visit our furry friends and learn how to conserve and protect our environment.Water Bug
July 15 - 19
If you like water, this is the session for you! Spend the week discovering the different ways to avoid summer heat with water. From swimming and sprinklers to water games, we will stay cool and have fun together. Outback
July 22 - 26
This session is all about outdoor skills. Make a shelter out of mud and leaves, build a fire, use a compass to navigate through camp, and more all while taking time out to swim, play games, make crafts, and make new friends.
Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132
Friday, Oct. 2013
6 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2013
5 - 9 p.m.
Take a walk on the wild side with Mother Nature and her friends. A safe, fun activity for the entire family. Walk our Nature Trail and listen to animal characters tell their stories. Enjoy this enchanted evening at Lakeside Nature Center. See actors from Coterie Theater. Katie the mule will be there and so will Eco-Elvis. $5.00 per person. Children under 3 are free. For more information, call 816-513-8960.
Wonders of Outdoor Wildlife (W.O.W.) Camp
Camp Lake of the Woods, Swope Park
Friday night - Camp under the stars/ tests.
Saturday - Bus trip to James A. Reed Memorial Wild Life Area
$30 per family (up to 6 people, 2 adults and up to 4 children), or $15 per person.
Ages 5 and up.
Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation is looking for adventurour families to attend the 7th annual Kansas City W.O.W. program. Your family will see nature and experience outdoor fun. Night and day hike, over - night camping, good food, music, archery, canoes, fishing, geocaching/ map and compass and more! Food is included, Friday - dinner with s'mores. Saturday - breakfast and lunch. Essential camping equipment provided, but bring your own bed roll.
Deadline is Fall, 2013, limited to the first 100 people.
For more information, call Discovery Center (Kendra) 816-759-7313 ext. 1162 or KCMO Parks & Recreation 816-513-7657.
Beginner Bird Walks
All scheduled hikes are open to the public and geared toward beginner birders. The walks are FREE and all fall on Saturdays. Severe weather should be considered a notice of cancellation of the hike - call the Center 816-513-8960, if you aren't sure. Please dress appropriately for the weather of the day( raingear, layers of clothing for cold weather, sunscreen and hats for warm weather, insect repellent, closed-toed shoes or boots). Carrying water with you on the hike is recommended. These hikes are BYOB (Bring Your Own Binoculars).
Birds are most active early in the morning, when it's cool. Hikes will end no later than 8:30 a.m.