The importance of personal and natural interactions at a young age cannot be overstated. Our Adventure Camp encourages both curiosity and exploration, helping campers learn more about themselves by making connections between the world they know and the patterns, movements, and colors around them.
Adventure Camp fosters connections to the environment while helping children develop a sense of place in the natural world as they discover who they are and their abilities. Campers interact with nature in hands-on ways through hiking, fishing, canoeing, and so much more. Our series includes vacation camps in the winter and spring that run during holiday school closings. Campers conduct experiments, build shelters, learn to track animals, and participate in other activities inspired by the season. An increasingly popular alternative to traditional day care or staying with a sitter, these popular nature-oriented camps (age 3-14) are hitting all-time attendance records. Camp Registration Form
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 the brochure.
Every third Saturday of the month at 10:30 am, join Friends of Rogers to experience hands-on learning about the natural environment. Led by a specially trained educator, popular programs have included For Goodness, Snakes!, Grow Friends, Kitchen Science, Lazy Planters, Make your Own Bird House, Night Stalkers, Pond Ecology, Running A-Fowl, Skull Science, Upcycled T- Shirt, and What’s Bugging You?
While this program is free & open to the public, donations are appreciated to support future operations.
Nature’s Nursery is a place for learning and exploration for ages 2-4. This program is a unique opportunity for your children to be introduced to new concepts, social interactions, and hands-on games and activities about our local wildlife. Jenni Larchar incorporates playful melody into her stories, lessons, and outdoor adventures as she encourages independent and inquisitive exploration. Classes are held Fridays from 9:30-11:30 am when public school is in session.
Friends of Rogers offers hands-on, science-based programming to school districts across the region. Our innovative approach to environmental education offers a unique opportunity for local educators to supplement traditional science curricula. Our educators have transformed the Rogers Center experience from just another field trip to a permanent outdoor classroom where teachers can reinforce science concepts taught in class with hands-on outdoor activities during site visits.
Our year-round offerings range from basic wildlife to in-depth ecology studies. Programs age-appropriate with respect to length and content and provide multi-faceted, experience-based field instruction. Friends of Rogers seeks to cultivate scientific literacy and strengthen connections to the natural world.
Reservations can be made year-round, and it is strongly encouraged that arrangements be made at least six weeks in advance. Email env.educator@FriendsofRogers.org or call (607) 674-4733 for complete program details information or to schedule a visit. (Please inquire about any special accommodations at time of scheduling.)
The program fee is $3/student, with a special rate for three programs of $7/student. For classroom visits, an additional fee per trip to cover mileage is required. (These fees enable Friends of Rogers to continue offering School Field Trips; some financial assistance may be available.) One responsible adult is required to participate for every 15 students, and there is no program fee for chaperones.
Friends of Rogers offer a variety of program just for scouts, including badges and other incentives such as the Girl Scout Gold Award and Eagle Scout.
Programming is available for all levels of Girl Scouts, including requirements for the following badges: Bug, Hiker, Senses, Letterbox, Household Elf, Animal Habitats, Flowers, Gardener, and Trailblazer.
We are always developing new Boy Scout and Girl Scout activities, and we can facilitate activities to meet other achievement and badge requirements; let us work with you to customize your scouting program!
Reservations can be made year-round, and it is strongly encouraged that arrangements be made at least six weeks in advance. Email env.educator@FriendsofRogers.org or call (607) 674-4733 for complete program details or to schedule a program. (Please inquire about any special accommodations at time of scheduling.)
The program fee ranges between $7-9/scout. For troop meeting visits, an additional fee per trip to cover mileage is required. (Fees and program lengths vary depending on program requirements. Estimated time for each program is between three and four hours.) One responsible adult is required to participate for every 15 scouts, and there is no program fee for chaperones.
Join Jenni Larchar as she leads young children and grownups in stories, songs, and a hike on the trails of Rogers Center every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. This program takes place rain, shine, or snow, so come dressed for the weather! Don’t forget to bring a snack or picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike with new friends.