Upcoming Family Fun Programs
First and third Saturdays of each month!
Programs start at 10:30 a.m. and last about one hour.
Saturday March 15, 2014
Stinky, Smelly and Gooey
Nature can be mysterious in its design. We might think of it as strange strange smelling, texture or shape, but there is always a purpose. Come explore some of the odd things that nature has to offer and learn how to make your own.
If we get our mid-March blizzard, we will have one final snowshoe hike.
Please check back to stay updates on our snow totals!
Saturday April 5, 2014
Spring Clean Up
Come help the Friends of Rogers clean up the grounds and trails around the center to prepare for the spring and summer
Friends of Rogers offers kids day camps every season throughout the year. Coordinated by Naturalist Interns, these programs are a great time for the kids and allows them to explore nature, participate in group activities, create eco-friendly crafts and so much more. Space is typically limited for each program so it is always important to sign up early. Find the flyer to our current Adventure Series Program on the Home Page.
“Warning”-Children may not want to leave the program when it is time for their parents to bring them home.
April 14th – 18th
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kids ages 8-12
Come spend your spring break having fun at the Rogers Center. Let’s welcome the season of renewal through activities, games and exploration of the natural world around us!
Daily: Non-members $30/Members $25
Weekly: Non-members $130/ Members $110
Click here for Registration Form
Story Time a Hike every Wednesday-
A collaboration between the Sherburne Public Library and Rogers Center!
Every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m the Rogers Centers offers a Story Time and Hike for children ages one to four. Songs and stories start off this family friendly program followed by a short hike of the trails. Bring a snack or a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike with your new found friends.
Canoe/ Kayak Trips
9 Mile Swamp Canoe/Kayak trip, Saturday – June 14th
Join us for a 3 hour guided paddle trip through 9 Mile Swamp! A caravan leaves the Center parking lot at 8:15 a.m. or meet at 9 Mile Swamp at 8:45 a.m..
With your own boat: $10 Members/ $13 non-members.
Boat provided:$15 Members/ $18 non-member
Pre-registration is required for this program.
Ages:13 and up, if under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Call or email to register or for more information!
9 Mile Swamp Registration Form
Girl Scout Badge Program
Attention Girl Scout Troop Leaders:
Are you interested in bringing the troop together for the day to earn a badge? The Girl Scout Badge Program is a developing program that the Rogers Center will be offering this coming summer and fall. This Program is targeted for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts to come to the Rogers Center and earn a badge. This will be a fun, organized way to gather your troop, obtain badges and have a great time! The Rogers Center is a great facility to utilize for this program, with roughly 600 acres of land, a Visitors Center with interactive hands on exhibits, a classroom and a Bird Cabin filled with display birds from all around New York.
The current Brownie and Junior Badges that I have been developing include Bug, Hiker, Senses, Letterbox, Household Elf, Animal Habitats and Flowers. For each Badge Program, the price per scout is between seven and nine dollars. The estimated time for each program is between two and four hours. Fees and program lengths vary depending on what program is selected.
If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in such a program a Request Form must be filled out and sent to the Rogers Center to help plan the Badge Program date and time. Once that information is retrieved and the program, date and time are established, we will send the indicated amount of Registration Forms to the leader for each of the Girl Scout Participants to fill out. Click here for a Request Form.
We will also work with Cub and Boy Scouts to help them earn achievements and badges. Please contact us to customize your program.
Please contact the Friends of Rogers by phone or email with any questions. You can reach us at (607) 674-4733 or at Info@FriendsofRogers.org
The Rogers Center is a unique place to have a Birthday Party for that someone special who loves to play outside! Rogers Center offers different programs and interactions that kids of all ages will love. We offer a variety of programs, just give us a call to arrange your child’s birthday celebration. Find more information on this brochure.
Chenango Bird Club
The Chenango Bird Club presents monthly programs (except January, February, and March). Nature enthusiasts of all levels and interests are invited to all Chenango Bird Club programs, free of charge. Most programs are held at Rogers Center, located one mile west of Sherburne Village on State Highway 80.
Call Club President, Charlene LaFever at 607-334-9112 for more information on Chenango Bird Club activities.
Note to Participants: Currently there are no program fees unless noted. We graciously accept all freewill donations to help support the Rogers Center. Please call (607) 674-4733 or email Info@gmail.com for questions or to RSVP for an event.
Please meet at the Visitor Center for all programs unless otherwise noted.
View more events on our Annual Events Page