Family & Children’s Programs

 Below are just a few of the amazing programs we normally offer throughout the year.  Contact us if you have any questions and we can’t wait to see you!

Summer Fun Soothing Herbal Remedies Workshop

Saturday, July 17 from 1-3:30 pm

Discover the beneficial healing properties of herbs to soothe our hot, dry summer skin.  We’ll discuss how herbs are used for healing, explore the variety of herbal preparations, and learn how to use them.  We’ll make an infused facial mist, a soothing skin salve, and a skin-softening bath soak.

$27/member or $35/non-member

Wee Wonders Summer 2021

Wee Wonders Summer 2021

A week long program for your wee one.  Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature! 

Each day we will enjoy nature games and activities, a story, craft and a hike exploring the landscape.

$50/member; $40/member sibling; or $65/non-member

Full

Summer-Camp

Adventures with Plants Summer Camp

Leaves, Twigs, & Buds – Oh My!  Explore what’s growing in the fields, forests, and gardens at Eden Mill  Observe pollinators and other nature friends.  Engage with the outdoor, natural world with fun plant-themed crafts and activities.  We’ll discover why plants are so special.

$175/member or $193/non-member

Full

Canoe Trips

Sunrise/Sunset Canoe Trips

July - September
Thursday evenings at 5:45 p.m. and select Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.

Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This canoe trip is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Bring your family, group, or a friend and enjoy the wildness of Deer Creek.

Offered on Thursday evenings and select Saturday mornings July -September for ages 6 – adult. 

$10/member or $12/non-member

Preschool Nature Series

Preschool Nature Series

Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature! Programs will include nature games and activities, a story, craft, and a hike exploring the landscape.

Offered on Tuesday mornings from 9:45 AM- 10:45AM

  • September 7: Busy Bees
  • September 14: Harvest Moon
  • September 21: Monarchs on the Move
  • September 28: Apples Abound
  • October 5: Nutty Squirrels
  • October 12: Batty for Bats
  • October 19: Pumpkin Party
  • October 26: Not So Spooky Spiders
  • November 2: Corn-y
  • November 9: Falling Leaves
  • November 16: Gobble, Gobble Turkey 

Ages 2-5 with an adult

 $9/member; $7/member sibling; or $11/non-member per  date 

Wildlife

School's Out! Nature Day Camp

Enjoy your day off from school by exploring nature at Eden Mill.  We will hike, meet our Nature center critters, and spend time outdoors with fun activities and exploration.

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Ages 6-12

$40/member or $45/non-member

Wildlife

Who Lives in a Tree

Trees are mini-cities! A Tree’s leaves, branches bark, and roots may be shelter, home for nest, and a food source for all kinds of creatures, not just birds!  Let’s explore and see who we can find living or visiting the trees at Eden Mill

10:00 AM -12:00  PM

Ages 5 and older with a registered adult

$5/member or $7/non-member

Family / Children Programs

Critters Beneath Us!

There is a world of tiny creatures living in the forest floor, just beneath our feet!  Let’s find them.  We will turn over logs, dig in the dirt,  and explore what is living in the ground underneath and what they are doing.

2:00pm-4:00pm

Ages 6 and older with a registered adult

$5/member or $7/non-member

Wildlife

School's Out! Nature Day Camp

Enjoy your day off from school by exploring nature at Eden Mill.  We will hike, meet our Nature center critters, and spend time outdoors with fun activities and exploration.

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

$40/member or $45/non-member

Hunting the Haunted

Hunting the Haunted

Saturday, October 9

Join Adam Elliot, a professional storyteller and local historian, for an evening of TRUE ghost stories and a guided ghost hunt. A session of chilling tales supported by photographs, documents, and paranormal evidence from the mill will be followed by ghost hunts of the mill and cemetery (weather permitting).

 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Ages 10 and up (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult). 

$11/member; $16/non-member

Wildlife

Becoming a Bird Sleuth Explorer

Saturday, October 16

Join us at Eden Mill to learn all about bird watching.  We will discover where and when birds are active, how to find them, and basic ID skills-through fun activities.  This is not a traditional “birding” outing; designed for children and families new to bird watching

 9:00 AM -11:00 AM

Ages 6 and up (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult). 

$5/member; $6/non-members

Fairies and Dragons

Saturday, October 16

Legend has it that the forest is full of mystical creatures.  Let’s see if we can find them!  Join us at Eden Mill for a fun scavenger hunt with clues.  Then we will build our own fairy house or dragon lair!

 

Saturday, October 16 from 1-3 PM

Ages 6 and up (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult). 

$5/member; $6/non-members

Owl Prowl

Join us after dark to search the woods of Eden Mill for some of Maryland’s native owls and wildlife!

Learn about these incredible creatures while we call them, and track them through the woods.

$7/member or $9/non-member

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Returning this Fall!

Bird banding is the process of attaching a small metal or plastic band or tag around a bird’s leg in order to identify individual birds from the band’s unique number

Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. Select dates in the spring and fall.  Free.  All ages.

If you have found or harvested a banded bird, please report it at www.reportband.gov. You’ll need the band number, or numbers, if the bird has more than one band.

Richard Anderson’s Creature Features

Richard Anderson’s Creature Features

Contact us for more information about this program

Eden Mill is proud to partner with Richard Anderson to make his Creature Features low cost education programs available to Maryland school students.

Harford County Parks and Recreation Programs at Eden Mill

Summer Camps
Homeschool Programs
Animal Encounters
Family Feed
...and more!

Register and pay online for Harford County Parks & Recreation programs, held at Eden Mill,  by viewing their catalog!