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Campfires at Black Hill - PBHDC0002

There is nothing like being at a campfire under the stars. Join a naturalist for themed songs, stories, games, and of course, s’mores around a fire. Bring a blanket if it’s chilly. Meet at the campfire area by Shelter F on Parking Lot 3, in Black Hill Regional Park. Registration required for all attending. FOBH $6
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0002-200001 Campfires at Black Hill 06/29/2024 -06/29/2024 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 1 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Waitlist
Add To Selection List PBHDC0002-200002 Campfires at Black Hill 07/13/2024 -07/13/2024 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 1 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0002-200003 Campfires at Black Hill 07/27/2024 -07/27/2024 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 1 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0002-200004 Campfires at Black Hill 08/10/2024 -08/10/2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 1 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0002-200005 Campfires at Black Hill 08/24/2024 -08/24/2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 1 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available

Family Fishing Fun! - PBHDC0003

Fishing is fun for the whole family and for all abilities! We'll show you how to set up a simple bobber rig, bait your hook, and give you some tips on casting. We'll provide the bait and rigging supplies; you just need to catch the fish! We have fishing poles you can borrow, but if you have your own bring it along. Anglers of all abilities are welcome. All registrants 16 and over must have a current MD fishing license. Meet at the pontoon boat dock by the boat rentals. Registration required. Please register only those planning to fish. FOBH $13
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Unavailable PBHDC0003-200001 Family Fishing Fun 06/04/2024 -06/04/2024 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Tu Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 and UP $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0003-200002 Family Fishing Fun 07/30/2024 -07/30/2024 9:00 am -11:00 am Tu Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 and UP $14.00/$14.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0003-200003 Family Fishing Fun 08/19/2024 -08/19/2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm M Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 and UP $14.00/$14.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0003-200004 Family Fishing Fun 08/25/2024 -08/25/2024 9:00 am -11:00 am Su Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 and UP $14.00/$14.00 Waitlist

Fishing with the Li'l Ones - PBHDC0004

Let's go fishin'! We'll provide poles and bait, then see what we can catch off the dock at Little Seneca Lake. Meet at the pontoon boat dock by the boat rentals. Registration required. FOBH $6
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Unavailable PBHDC0004-100003 Fishing with the Li’l Ones 05/30/2024 -05/30/2024 10:00 am -11:30 am Th Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 to 6 $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBHDC0004-200001 Fishing with the Li’l Ones 06/07/2024 -06/07/2024 9:00 am -10:30 am F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 to 6 $8.00/$8.00 Unavailable
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0004-200002 Fishing with the Li’l Ones 07/02/2024 -07/02/2024 9:00 am -10:30 am Tu Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 to 6 $8.00/$8.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0004-200003 Fishing with the Li’l Ones 08/09/2024 -08/09/2024 9:00 am -10:30 am F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 to 6 $8.00/$8.00 Waitlist

Lake Tour by Kayak - PBHDC0008

Want to watch wildlife or just enjoy a peaceful paddle? Then join us for a leisurely kayak tour of Little Seneca Lake. We could see beaver, herons, maybe even a bald eagle. We'll supply boats, paddles, and PFD's, but you can bring your own PFD (Type III or V) if you have one. And don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen, and extra shoes to change into after. You can expect to get your feet wet and your clothes a bit damp. Basic paddling experience is necessary (this is not a lesson). Meet in front of the gazebo by the pontoon boat dock and boat rental area. Registration required. FOBH $29
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Unavailable PBHDC0008-100001 Lake Tour by Kayak 05/22/2024 -05/22/2024 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBHDC0008-100002 Lake Tour by Kayak 05/26/2024 -05/26/2024 9:00 am -11:00 am Su Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Unavailable
Add To Selection List PBHDC0008-200002 Lake Tour by Kayak 06/21/2024 -06/21/2024 9:00 am -11:00 am F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0008-200003 Lake Tour by Kayak 07/09/2024 -07/09/2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tu Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0008-200004 Lake Tour by Kayak 07/29/2024 -07/29/2024 9:00 am -11:00 am M Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0008-200005 Lake Tour by Kayak 07/30/2024 -07/30/2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tu Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0008-200006 Lake Tour by Kayak 08/07/2024 -08/07/2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0008-200007 Lake Tour by Kayak 08/11/2024 -08/11/2024 10:30 am -12:30 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0008-200008 Lake Tour by Kayak 08/28/2024 -08/28/2024 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available

Play Day in the Park - PBHDC0012

Toddlers of all abilities are invited to explore the exciting natural world around the Discovery Center. Families will explore at their own pace using nature play prompts that will remain out for the duration of the program. Visit the front entrance of the Discovery Center to begin your journey through our most accessible areas of the park which are stroller friendly, with shaded areas and locations to rest. All ages are welcome but prompts and materials are geared towards children aged one to three. Registration required.
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Unavailable PBHDC0012-200001 Play Day in the Park 06/07/2024 -06/07/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 months to 3 years $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable
Add To Selection List PBHDC0012-200002 Play Day in the Park 07/12/2024 -07/12/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 months to 3 years $0.00/$0.00 Available

Stream Adventures - PBHDC0026

What lives in a stream? Wade into the water and use nets to see what insects, fish, frogs, and other animals we can find. Please wear boots or closed-toe shoes that you don't mind getting wet (no flip-flops, please!). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the gravel Boat Launch parking lot on Black Hill Road. Registration required. FOBH $7
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Unavailable PBHDC0026-200001 Stream Adventures 06/03/2024 -06/03/2024 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm M Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 2 to 12 $8.00/$8.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBHDC0026-200002 Stream Adventures 07/22/2024 -07/22/2024 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm M Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 2 to 12 $8.00/$8.00 Full
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0026-200003 Stream Adventures 08/15/2024 -08/15/2024 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Th Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 2 to 12 $8.00/$8.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0026-200004 Stream Adventures 08/27/2024 -08/27/2024 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Tu Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 2 to 12 $8.00/$8.00 Waitlist

Bats & Beavers Pontoon Boat Cruise - PBHDC0027

Join us for a sunset cruise aboard the pontoon boat. We'll search for beaver lodges and feeding sites, and hopefully see some beavers! As the sun sets, we'll use our bat detector to help us find feeding bats. Please register and pay for all participants. You may want to bring a jacket or sweater as it is often cooler on the boat. Meet at the pontoon boat dock, by the boat rentals. Registration required. FOBH $7
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Unavailable PBHDC0027-200001 Bats & Beavers Pontoon Boat Cruise 06/03/2024 -06/03/2024 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm M Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 and UP $8.00/$8.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBHDC0027-200002 Bats & Beavers Pontoon Boat Cruise 07/22/2024 -07/22/2024 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm M Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 and UP $8.00/$8.00 Full
Unavailable PBHDC0027-200003 Bats & Beavers Pontoon Boat Cruise 08/01/2024 -08/01/2024 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Th Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 and UP $8.00/$8.00 Full
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0027-200004 Bats & Beavers Pontoon Boat Cruise 08/15/2024 -08/15/2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Th Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 and UP $8.00/$8.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0027-200005 Bats & Beavers Pontoon Boat Cruise 08/27/2024 -08/27/2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Tu Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 and UP $8.00/$8.00 Waitlist

Beginning Recreational Kayaking - PBHDC0030

Kayaking is even more fun that it looks! Come learn how to paddle on flat water in recreational solo kayaks on Little Seneca Lake. Learn basic strokes, entries and exits, boat control, and more, taught by certified American Canoe Association instructors. We won't roll, but you'll get wet, so dress accordingly. All necessary equipment provided but if you have your own PFD (Type III or V), you can bring it along. Please wear a hat, water sandals or shoes (no flip-flops, please) and bring water and sunscreen. You must be able to swim. Meet in front of the gazebo by the pontoon boat dock and boat rental area. Registration required.
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Unavailable PBHDC0030-200002 Beginning Recreational Kayaking 06/09/2024 -06/09/2024 8:00 am -10:00 am Su Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $55.00/$55.00 Unavailable
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0030-200004 Beginning Recreational Kayaking 07/07/2024 -07/07/2024 10:30 am -12:30 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $55.00/$55.00 Waitlist

Wild About Water Camp - PBHDC0037

It's a week of water-filled fun! Plan to get wet (and muddy) as we explore our bit of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We'll investigate fresh and saltwater habitats through hands-on experiences like sampling for water-dwelling animals and performing simple water tests. We’ll take daily trips to local creeks and streams and a Friday field trip to the Chesapeake Bay. We'll also spend time boating and fishing as we learn all about water, the plants and animals that live there, and how to better care for our watershed. Please note that the last day of camp meets 8 am to 3:30 pm. FOBH $295
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0037-500001 Wild About Water Camp 07/08/2024 -07/12/2024* 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 9 to 12 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist

Nature Girls Camp - PBHDC0039

Girls belong in nature, enjoying outdoor adventures! Join us for a girl-centered camp that will focus on outdoor explorations in hiking, fishing, geocaching, boating, and so much more. Spend camp days trekking the forests and hills in search of grand adventures and meet with professional nature girls who work and play outside. Each day will, no doubt, be an epic escapade with a great team of campers. Please note there will be one extended day of camp so that we can go on a longer trip. We will let you know which day that will be closer to camp. FOBH $295
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0039-500001 Nature Girls Camp 08/12/2024 -08/16/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 9 to 13 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist

Choose Your Own Adventure Camp - PBHDC0041

Climb a tree, play in the creek, build a campfire, go boating, and then maybe do some fishing...it’s time to enjoy some outdoor adventure together! Campers will join a park naturalist to try out different adventures all around the park. We will send an interest checklist ahead of time to see what you would like to try and then each day we will search out an adventure depending on our interests. This will be a very active camp, full of dirty, muddy, and nature-y fun! FOBH $295
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0041-500001 Choose Your Own Adventure Camp 07/29/2024 -08/02/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 10 to 14 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0041-500002 Choose Your Own Adventure Camp 07/22/2024 -07/26/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 to 9 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist

Sprinklers, Bubbles & Rainbows! - PBHDC0046

Come play in our backyard! Dance and run through sprinklers. Make bubbles with giant bubble wands. Splash in water play stations designed for the littlest of revelers. This is what summer is all about! Bring sunscreen, a towel and a change of clothes.
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0046-200001 Sprinklers, Bubbles & Rainbows! 08/25/2024 -08/25/2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available

History of Boyds Pontoon Boat Tour - PBHDC0049

Join us and the Historical Society of Boyds to take a pontoon trip back in history. We’ll cruise the lake, visiting spots to learn the history of the area from local experts. We'll also take some time to see what creatures are stirring around the lake. It could be chilly on the water so dress accordingly. Please register and pay for all participants. Meet at the pontoon boat dock, by the boat rentals. FOBH $7
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0049-200001 History of Boyds Pontoon Boat Tour 08/08/2024 -08/08/2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Th Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 14 and up $8.00/$8.00 Available

Babes in a Backpack - PBHDC0051

Let’s go outside and hike to improve fitness, play in nature, and experience the great outdoors as a family. You will meet a naturalist at the meet up spot and set out on a trail that will have nature play and fun learning prompts along the way. These hikes are designed for adults with young children. Most trails are not stroller accessible, so you’ll need a backpack or carrier for younger kids and non-walkers. Please register everyone attending no later than 24 hours before the hike so we can email you with the hike's location and other important information.
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Unavailable PBHDC0051-200001 Babes in a Backpack 06/03/2024 -06/03/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm M Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$2.00 Unavailable
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0051-200002 Babes in a Backpack 07/26/2024 -07/26/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$2.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0051-200003 Babes in a Backpack 08/30/2024 -08/30/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$2.00 Waitlist

Black Hill Van Trips - PBHDC0057

We’ll travel by van to an Eastern Shore treasure, the Wye Island Natural Resource Management Area, exploring the many trails located around the island. Schoolhouse Woods Nature trail takes you through an old growth forest, while the Holly Tree Trail goes to a nearby 300-year-old holly tree. Other trails take you beneath a beautiful canopy of Osage orange trees leading to the Wye River. The natural surface trails are generally flat. Bring a bagged lunch, water, bug spray, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. Meet at Black Hill Discovery Center. FOBH $48
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0057-200001 Hiking Trip to Wye Island 07/02/2024 -07/02/2024 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Tu Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 18 and up $50.00/$50.00 Available

Birding at Black Hill - PBHDC0060

Want to join the 45 million other bird-watching Americans, but don’t know where to start? We’ll start with the basics of bird identification and go over how to select and use binoculars. Then we’ll go do some birding! If you have your own binoculars, please bring them along. And be sure to dress for the weather. Meet at the Discovery Center. FOBH $11
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0060-200001 Birding for Beginners 07/06/2024 -07/06/2024 9:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 16 and up $12.00/$12.00 Waitlist
Add To Selection List PBHDC0060-200002 Birding for Beginners 08/03/2024 -08/03/2024 9:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 16 and up $12.00/$12.00 Available

Counselor-In-Training Camp - PBHDC0070

Do you love being outside and want to learn some leadership skills? Then join us to take your camp experience to the next level. Spend quality time with Park Naturalists learning how to create and implement quality programs for kids at summer camp. In between working on leadership, communication, group dynamics and creative skills, you will also spend time going on adventures to explore careers in parks. This course will include first aid and CPR training as well. This is a 10-day camp with the first week being a training week and the second week being a chance to work directly with a camp. The listed dates are for the required training week. After registration we will contact you to work out a second week to practice your skills with real campers. FOBH $295
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0070-500001 Counselor-In-Training Camp 06/24/2024 -06/28/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 14 to 17 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist

Firefly Search & Night Hike - PBHDC0078

Join a naturalist for a night hike and firefly search at Black Hill Regional Park. Bring your bug boxes for catching these awesome insects. Meet at the Discovery Center for a brief talk, and then we'll head out into the twilight. FOBH $7
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0078-200001 Firefly Search & Night Hike 07/03/2024 -07/03/2024 8:30 pm -10:00 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 2 to 12 $8.00/$8.00 Waitlist

Learn Play Serve Camp - PBHDC0081

Join us for our first action and service camp! Campers can earn service hours while making friends, learning new skills, all while having fun. We’ll kayak around the lakeshore picking up trash as we go, brainstorm ideas and make improvements to our Nature Play Spaces, and work on other projects in Parks. Campers will also meet park staff from Pope Farm, Community Gardens, and other park units, learning about their jobs, and how they are working to improve Parks and our local environment. This is an awesome opportunity to give back to your community while having fun and practicing your stewardship skills. FOBH $295
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0081-500001 Learn-Play-Serve Camp 07/15/2024 -07/19/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 14 to 17 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist