Wildwood Park Events

CANCELED Wetlands Festival

April 25, 2020

Wetlands Festival is a time to honor Wildwood Park’s treasured wetlands and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Join in the celebration with a day of free, fun educational activities. Enjoy musical entertainment and get to know the animals of Wildwood through live animal programs. Attendees participate in engaging environmental activities, enjoy delicious food and explore creative exhibitor displays and unique vendors.

When & Where: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; At the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: Free


CANCELED Boy and Girl Scouts: Juniors, Webelos and higher Scout Program: Leave No Trace

May 2, 2020

Leave No Trace is a program designed for students to learn important outdoor skills and wilderness etiquette. Scouts will be able to properly identify trail markers, discuss several ways to minimize their impact on the environment, and learn what kind of gear to bring with them on a trip. Scouts will also examine the 7 principles of Leave No Trace and the techniques behind them. Please bring a drink, snack and lunch. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities and wear sneakers or other closed-toed shoes. 

When & Where: 10:30am - 2:00pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $10 per scout


CANCELED Bear Scout Program: Fur, Feathers and Ferns

May 2, 2020

Why are some animals endangered or extinct? In this adventure, scouts will examine the fascinating world of plants and animals and take a hike to search for signs of the wild plant and animals that live at Wildwood! Please bring a drink, snack and lunch. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities and wear sneakers or other closed-toed shoes. 

When & Where: 10:00am - 1:00pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $10 per scout.


CANCELED Art In The Wild: Meet the Artists

May 3, 2020

Art In The Wild artists are busy finishing up final touches to trailside art installations. Take a self-guided three-mile trail walk to meet the artists and observe the inner workings to creating outdoor art.

When: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Fee: Free


CANCELED Wildwood Wellness Walk

May 6, 2020

Walks are a great way to get in shape. Enjoy a self-guided, 3-mile loop trail at Wildwood Park. The trail contains moderate hills and is surfaced with crushed stone or macadam. Running or biking are also welcome. Bikers should be familiar with biking etiquette on this shared use trail. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of inclement weather.

When & Where: 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center


Fee: Free


Bird Walk: Peak Migration

May 6, 2020

This can be the best walk of the year when it comes to the variety of species seen. Warblers, phoebes, wrens, orioles, other songbirds and raptors are all a possibility. Spring migration will be in full swing! Please consider participating in this self-guided program. 

When & Where: 7:30 am - 9:30 am; Meet at the Nature Center Parking Lot

Fee: Free


CANCELED Volunteer Work Day

May 9, 2020

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. 

When & Where: 10:00am – 1:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: Free


POSTPONED Sign Design Workshop

May 9, 2020

Design a decorative wooden sign. Everything needed for each participant to create their own nature-themed sign will be provided. Select from two different style boards. This do-it-yourself project is great for a girl’s afternoon or for mother and daughter to make together. Enjoy light refreshments while finishing your final touches. 

When & Where: 11:00 am & 1:00 am; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $35.00 per person 


Art In The Wild: Exhibit Open

May 16, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Visit naturally inspired trailside creations along Wildwood Park’s wandering trails and wetlands. Using mostly natural materials, artists have constructed large and small installations. A map-brochure about the exhibit is available.

When: Dawn - Dusk

Fee: Free


CANCELED Juniors: Geocache

May 16, 2020

Discover the excitement of geocaching. With this program, scouts will learn how to use a GPS and explore the basics, and etiquette, of geocaching.  Scouts will then take a geocache adventure through Wildwood. To complete the day, scout will create a “make to swap” craft. Please bring a drink, snack and lunch. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities and wear sneakers or other closed-toed shoes. 

When & Where: 9:00am - 12:00pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $10 per scout.


CANCELED Juniors: Geocache

May 16, 2020

Discover the excitement of geocaching. With this program, scouts will learn how to use a GPS and explore the basics, and etiquette, of geocaching.  Scouts will then take a geocache adventure through Wildwood. To complete the day, scout will create a “make to swap” craft. Please bring a drink, snack and lunch. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities and wear sneakers or other closed-toed shoes. 

When & Where: 1:00pm - 4:00pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $10 per scout.


POSTPONED Painting at the Park

May 17, 2020

Please join the Friends of Wildwood for our fourth annual Paint in the Park. Bring your friends and your creative eye as Jenn Brown, from Jenn's Craft Parties, leads us through the creation of a springtime scene. All experience levels are welcome. All materials will be provided and light refreshments will be available. Come with your family, your friends, your significant other. You will surely have fun while here and leave with a one-of-a-kind piece. Preregistration is required by May 10, 2020.  Proceeds benefit the Friends of Wildwood. 

When & Where: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $25 per participant


CANCELED Wildwood Wellness Walk

May 21, 2020

Walks are a great way to get in shape. Enjoy a self-guided, 3-mile loop trail at Wildwood Park. The trail contains moderate hills and is surfaced with crushed stone or macadam. Running or biking are also welcome. Bikers should be familiar with biking etiquette on this shared use trail. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of inclement weather.

When & Where: 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center


Fee: Free


Flower Walk: Jack in the Pulpits and Other Spring Flowers

May 24, 2020

Engage in a self-guided tour to search for Jack in the Pulpits. Learn interesting facts about the Jack in the Pulpit and why it could also be known as “Jill in the Pulpit”.  


When & Where: 1:30pm – 3:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: Free


CANCELED Kids Discover: Butterflies and Moths

May 30, 2020

What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Where do they go in the winter? Learn the answers to these questions plus much more while exploring the life cycle, anatomy and different species of butterflies and moths that call Pennsylvania home. At the end of the program, journey outside with a naturalist to collect your own butterfly or moth to observe and release. Ages 5-8 and their parents. 

When & Where: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $5 per child, parents are free


Brownie Scout Program: Wonderful Water

June 6, 2020

Imagine being a drop of water travelling from cloud to to stream  to ocean! During this program scouts will explore the water-cycle through hands-on activities and take a short hike to follow a stream as it flows into Wildwood’s wetland.  Scouts will become biologists as they go into the stream to collect and examine the small creatures that live in Wildwood’s stream.  After discussing the importance of water and conservation, scouts will choose specific ways they can help conserve water. Scouts should dress for the weather and wear sneakers or other closed-toed shoes. They should bring water shoes or old sneakers to wear in the water and pack a towel and change of clothes. Remember to bring a drink, snack and lunch. Register here.

When & Where: 10:00am - 1:30pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $10 per scout.


Tree ID Walk

June 7, 2020

Identifying trees by the bark is a possibility but sometimes difficult.  On this walk we will be aided in the identification by flowers and leaves.

When & Where: 10:30 am - 11:30 am; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: Free


WILD About Pollinators Educator Workshop

June 18, 2020

Pollinating insects are vital to our survival!  Join educators from the PA Game Commission, DCNR State Parks and Wildwood Park for a fun, interactive and educational workshop on pollinators. Discover the many species of pollinating insects and their crucial role in the food chain for both wildlife and people. Explore why we should be concerned about the threats to pollinators and how we can help. Participants will engage in hands-on activities from the Project WILD K-12 Guide. All participants will receive the new Project WILD Guide. Act 48 credit available. Space is limited. Register here.


When & Where: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $25.00 per participant  


Nature Explorers Day Camp

June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020

Children ages 6 to 8 will learn about animal adaptations, use binoculars on nature walks, explore a creek and enjoy live animal demonstrations. Each day we will explore a new trail, get to know our local plants and animals and participate in games and crafts. Register online here.


When & Where:  
9:00am - 3:00pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $150 per person


Junior Naturalist Day Camp I

July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020

Campers ages 9 to 11 will learn a variety of naturalist and outdoor skills. They will use those skills to explore different habitats while hiking, using binoculars, and canoeing on Wildwood Lake. Learn what it means to be a naturalist and spend a morning fishing on Paxton Creek. Register online here.


When & Where:  
9:00am - 3:00pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $150 per person


Junior Naturalist Day Camp II

July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020

Campers ages 9 to 11 will learn a variety of naturalist and outdoor skills. They will use those skills to explore different habitats while hiking, using binoculars, and canoeing on Wildwood Lake. Learn what it means to be a naturalist and spend a morning fishing on Paxton Creek. Register online here.


When & Where: 
9:00am - 3:00pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $150 per person


Jumpstart Photography for Kids (ages 7-12)

July 20, 2020 - July 24, 2020

Students ages 7-12 will be loaned a digital camera to explore the operation and function of the camera, lighting and composition. Led by a Canon professional, this mostly indoor class will provide a great base for jumping into projects where they will be practicing their photography and encouraging creativity. For a detailed list of materials and more information, please visit, http://photo4kids.org. Space is limited. Register here.


When & Where:
Mon-Fri 1:00pm – 3:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $125 per person


Jumpstart Photography for Kids (ages 7-12)

July 20, 2020 - July 24, 2020

Students ages 7 to 12 will be loaned a digital camera to explore the operation and functions of the camera, lighting and composition. Lead by a Canon professional. this mostly indoor class will provide a great base for jumping into projects where they will be practicing their photography and encouraging creativity. For a detailed list of materials and information, please visit, http://photo4kids.org. Space is limited. Register here.


When & Where:
Mon-Fri 10:00am – 12:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $125 per person


Outdoor Week

July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020

If you like to get outside, this the camp for you! Outdoor enthusiasts ages 12 to 14 will discover the natural world while learning skills like shelter building, fishing, and wild edibles. Learn the importance of teamwork in the outdoors while building a campfire and canoeing. Register online here.

When & Where:  9:00am - 3:00pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $150 per person


Photo Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Photography (ages 13-17)

August 3, 2020 - August 7, 2020

If your teen is interested in learning the basics of photography and is between the ages of 13-17, this camp may be for them. This is a mostly indoor lecture-based, instructional and educational program where students will learn the basics of picture taking. Each student will be loaned a digital SLR camera by a Canon professional. For a detailed list of materials and more information, please visit, http://photo4kids.org. Space is limited. Register here.


When & Where: Mon-Fri 10:00am – 2:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center


Fee: $200 per person


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