Time: July 26, 2010 at 9am to July 30, 2010 at 3pm
Location: Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Street: 4 Sawmill Rd.
Website or Map: http://www.cedarrun.org
Phone: 856-983-3329 ext. 103
Event Type: summer, camp
Organized By: Erin Kiefer
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2010
Half- & Full-Day Camps:
Explore wetlands, woodlands, & lake during our week-long ecology camps with hands-on activities & live wild animal experiences. Ages 4-13. June 28-August 13. Different sessions available for each age group.
July 26-30: Polliwogs (Ages 5-6). Here's a way to open the eyes of young ones to the wonders of nature. For three hours each day, budding naturalists will enjoy nature filled activities using all of their senses. You will explore the natural world around you through play, walks, stories, games, and crafts.
Pond Paradise (ages 7-8). What creatures lurk in the waters of Cedar Run? You'll explore the puddles, ponds, and swamps of the Refuge. You'll follow a frog's footsteps, find meat-eating plants, and see what else awaits you in the heart of Pond Paradise. It will be a wild and wet week of mysterious creatures and water wonders.
Visit our website or call for details.
About the Refuge
Cedar Run Refuge was founded in the late 1950s by the Woodford family and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1981 for:
•174 wooded acres surrounding pristine Cedar Run Lake
•Wildlife rehabilitation hospital and outdoor live-animal compound
•Woodford Environmental Education Center with classrooms, hands-on exhibits, library and offices
•Wooded nature trails that link uplands and wetlands
More than 19,000 children participate annually in the Refuge’s education programs and hundreds more join outdoor adventures in the Pine Barrens and attend family weekend workshops. Programs include group tours, Refuge on Wheels, weekend workshops for families, field trips and adult courses.
Nearly 4,000 wild animals were treated at the rehab hospital yearly with about 40% returning safely to the wild. Others, whose injuries prevent release, remain in our outdoor wildlife housing area to help the public learn about native species.
Through the New Jersey Green Acres Program the Woodford Family has preserved 171 of Cedar Run’s acres for future generations. We are working with state and local agencies and private non-profits to create a Greenway across the southern parts of Medford and Evesham townships, adjacent to our southern boundary.