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:|
- ‘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
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.