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Wildwood Park

Kids Discover: Migratory Birds

Harrisburg, PA
As springtime temperatures warm, many migratory birds return to Wildwood to spend the summer or to pass through on their way farther north. During this program, we will explore the lives of these migrants, make a craft, an... read more

Brownies: Hiker

Harrisburg, PA
Did you know that there are trail symbols you can make with just rocks or sticks to help others stay on the trail or to warn them of danger? During this Wildwood adventure, scouts will learn about hiking safety and take a ... read more

Brownies: Wonderful Water

Harrisburg, PA
Imagine being a drop of water travelling from clouds to creek to animals to stream and to ocean! During this one-day program scouts will explore the water-cycle through hands-on activities and take a short hike to follow a... read more

Wildwood Way Day Camp I

Harrisburg, PA
Children ages 6 to 8 are invited to explore the nature and wildlife at Wildwood Park. They will learn important observation skills that will be used throughout the week. Campers will discover different habitats at Wildwood... read more

Wildwood Way Day Camp II

Harrisburg, PA
Children ages 6 to 8 are invited to explore the nature and wildlife at Wildwood Park. They will learn important observation skills that will be used throughout the week. Campers will discover different habitats at Wildwood... read more

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Campers ages 9 and 11 will learn a variety of naturalist and outdoor skills. They will discover what it means to be a naturalist and learn a variety of observation skills they will use on daily wetland hikes. Day campers w... read more

Outdoor Week Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Get into the wild! Outdoor enthusiasts ages 12 to 14 will uncover the natural world while learning skills important to survival in the outdoors. They will build debris huts, participate in community science programs, and f... read more

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Morning Session

Harrisburg, PA
Does your child have an interest in photography? In this newly designed camp, students ages 7-12 will be loaned a digital camera and explore the operation and functions of the camera, lighting, and composition. Each lesson... read more

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Afternoon Session

Harrisburg, PA
Does your child have an interest in photography? In this newly designed camp, students will be loaned a digital camera and explore the operation and functions of the camera, lighting, and composition. Each lesson contains ... read more

Fundamentals of Photography I - Boot Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Beginners will learn to use a DSLR camera in this hands-on nature and wildlife photography workshop at Wildwood Park. Canon camera equipment will be loaned to each student. Space is limited. Registration opens January 3 at... read more
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Past Events

Clean Up Your Earth Day

Clean Up Your Earth Day

Harrisburg, PA
In honor of the upcoming Earth Day, you are invited to help clean up Wildwood Park’s lake, streams and trails. Volunteers will spearhead litter pick up and invasive plant pulling throughout the park. This is a great opportunity to help keep the park clean and beautiful. Bring a water bottle. Snac...
Saturday, April 13 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Kids Discover: Fish

Kids Discover: Fish

Harrisburg, PA
The wetlands of wildwood are teeming with life below the surface. Discover and learn about these unique aquatic critters as you observe them up close and personal in the lab. We will spend time inside and along the creekbank as we collect our underwater specimens. Ages 5 to 10 and their parents. ...
Sunday, April 7 2019 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Webelos: Into The Woods

Webelos: Into The Woods

Harrisburg, PA
Did you ever wonder what the woods would be like without trees?  Discover the many wood products we use every day, and the important role trees play in our environment.  Explore the growth rings of a tree trunk to tell its life story.  Learn to identify native trees as we hike the park and devel...
Saturday, April 6 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Dr. Seuss Science Series

Dr. Seuss Science Series

Harrisburg, PA
Join an Environmental Educator for fun interactive Dr. Seuss story sessions for children ages 4-6. This series will take place over the course of 4 consecutive Wednesdays. These dates include March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th, and April 17th. Stories, rhymes, and a take-home craft will introduce ...
Wednesday, March 27 2019 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Night Lights Hike

Night Lights Hike

Dauphin, PA
Join a park naturalist at Dauphin County’s newest park - Detweiler Park - to hike and learn more about natural night lights!  Learn about these amazing night lights as you observe constellations, stars, and possibly planets through a telescope by the light of the rising moon. The walk will be a t...
Saturday, March 23 2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Juniors: Geocache

Juniors: Geocache

Harrisburg, PA
Discover the excitement of geocaching. During this program, scouts will learn how to use a GPS and explore the basics and etiquette of geocaching. Scouts will then take a geocache adventure through Wildwood. To complete the day, each scout will make a “make to swap” craft. Dress for the weather. ...
Saturday, March 23 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Kids Discover: Signs of Spring

Kids Discover: Signs of Spring

Harrisburg, PA
With the arrival of spring comes many interesting weather patterns and changes. Animals and plants begin to awaken from their winter slumber in new and exciting ways. We will learn about these changes, make a craft, and then go on a walk around the Nature Center to look for signs and patterns. Ag...
Sunday, March 17 2019 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Bears: Fur, Feathers & Ferns

Bears: Fur, Feathers & Ferns

Harrisburg, PA
Why are some animals endangered or extinct? In this adventure scouts will examine the fascinating world of plants and animals and take a hike to search for signs of the fur, feathers, and ferns at Wildwood Park!  Ideas for a vegetable or herb garden will be included. Please bring an easy snack, d...
Saturday, March 16 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Preschool Storytime: Spring at Wildwood!

Preschool Storytime: Spring at Wildwood!

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Dauphin County Library System Librarian and Wildwood Environmental Educator for a fun story session for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs, rhymes, play, and a take-home craft will introduce Wildwood critters and the joy of books and language to youngsters.
Wednesday, March 13 2019 10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Spring Wreath Workshop

Spring Wreath Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Decorate a spring wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, nuts and seed pods. Select from a variety of wreath bases including grape vines and wire frames. Participants may bring additional items and ribbon. After...
Sunday, March 10 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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