Sunday, October 4, 2015

Camp Bayou Fall Open House

Camp Bayou's Annual Fall Open House will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9am-1pm. The theme this year is Nature Crafts. As always, there will be an educational spin for each craft table. There will be crafts for all skill and age levels so there's something for everyone!

Schedule of activities:
9 am           Photo Contest Awards

9:30 am      Experiencing the Forest

10 am         Fairy house creations

10:30          Nature candles

11 am         Fund-raising lunch*

11:30 am     Vine wreaths

12:30 pm     Ruth’s Memorial Tree Dedication
A previous Open House- Ruth is seated on the left. We will have a memorial tree dedication for her at 12:
Craft tables for making bird feeders, solar prints, nature weaving, primitive paint brushes and other natural crafts will be set up on the 'Big Lawn', plus activity tables with Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum, C.A.R.E., Little Manatee River State Park, and more...

*Fundraising lunch just $5 per person- choice of either:
- ‘Spider’ w/web (all beef hot dog & kraut)

- ‘Porcupines’ (turkey meatballs w/rice)

Plus a side of ‘Brain Coral’ (mac and cheese),
beverage and dessert

Contact Camp Bayou at 813-641-8545 or email  for more information.
Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, supporters and grants, the managing non-profit, B.O.L.D., offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families. Monthly canoe tours are now available by reservation only. Check the online calendar for trip dates. The Center is open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks.  General admission is still FREE.

The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a public- private partnership between Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (B.O.L.D.)., and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at http://www.campbayou.


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