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Piedmont Wildlife Center’s celebrated summer camp is back for summer 2011, with five brand new camps in addition to the old favorites. Our new themes include:  a camp that celebrates ancient primitive skills and culture, a camp that shares valuable outdoor skills step by step,  an all-girls wilderness camp, and a camp for practicing stealth and silent motion in the woods. This summer we are also offering four teen camps, which welcome campers ages 11-17 to a more intensive camp experience, including overnight camping sessions. Check out the complete 2011 Summer Camp schedule here, along with descriptions of each of the 13 sessions, registration details and a registration form.

This summer will be our 4th year of Piedmont Wildlife Center summer camp at Leigh Farm Park, and we’re still going strong! You can read testimonials from parents of campers from past years, and we encourage you to add your own after joining us this summer.


We hope that you will join us this winter and spring for outdoor wilderness exploration, community and fun.

We have opened registration for the following programs:

Take a peek at the sneak preview of our Spring Adult Weekend Classes.  The new adult classes begin in January.  Topics  include: Winter ecology, Native traps and weapons, Survival skills, Edible plants, Stories and lore of plants, Owl prowls and more.

Take a preview of our summer camp schedule. This coming summer, we are introducing four new camp themes and we are continuing many of our old favorites.  Our new themes include:  a camp that celebrates ancient primitive skills and culture, a camp that shares valuable outdoor skills step by step,  an all-girls wilderness camp, and a camp for practicing stealth and silent motion in the woods. In addition to our regular age groups, we also have teen adventure camps running for several weeks of the summer. We are already looking forward to all of the adventures to come.

Stay tuned for other announcements of new programs just on the horizon.  We are about to unleash adult and family weekend campouts, afterschool programs and more. Please contact us if those ideas interest you or if you have another idea that you would like to share with us.

We hope to see you soon at the wildlife center.  In the meantime, we hope that you will get out and celebrate the beauty of the winter season with your friends and family.

Piedmont Wildlife Center is pleased to announce our Fall Programs!  We are offering nature experiences this autumn for people of all ages.  If you are a child, teen or adult, we have a program for you.  Please visit our new and redesigned Program page. The page is now located at the top bar of this site.

Our Fall programs for kids this year include two new offerings!  We now have Wild for a Day, a teacher workday program for kids on school holidays, and NightCrawl, a special after-dark  games event for kids and teens coming this October. We also have our regular Fall Camps for kids on fall and winter break and for track-out students from Wake county.  If you do not see a camp offered when your child is off school, please let us know.  We may be able to add a camp or teacher workday to our list.

Piedmont Wildlife Center’s Adult Nature and Survival classes are listed from now through December.  Some of these weekend classes are beginning to fill but we still have room available.  Sign up to learn more about fungi, animal tracking, medicinal plants, nature mentoring,  and many other topics. These experiential classes are designed for people of all levels of learning.  We welcome you to come, bring your questions and your curiosity, and steep your senses in the natural world.

We have now launched a new resource for everyone who shares a passion for learning about nature.  Piedmont Naturalists Journal is a new and expanding site where you can post your observations of the natural world and learn more about our local plants and animals.  The journal includes a Nature Mystery page which will be a frequently rotating set of challenges for all nature enthusiasts.  Come to solve our mystery or post one of your own!

We hope you come celebrate the beauty of Autumn with us this year!

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364 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707

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