Family & Children’s Programs

All purchases are final. Refunds are issued if we cancel the program. If you decide you can no longer attend a program, a refund will only be issued if we can fill your spot. A $25 administrative fee will apply for summer camp refunds. We cannot offer credits or move your registration to another program.

Owl Prowls

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.

Programmer: Jill

Age Restricted Program: 8 and over; 15 and under with a registered adult

$12/member or $14/non-member

Wee Wonders Summer

A week long program for your wee one.  Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature. Program will include nature games and activities, a story, craft, and a hike exploring the landscape. 

Programmer: Laura Seiple

Ages 2-5, with an adult

 $70/member; or $78/non-member per week

July 1, 2, 3, 5, 2024

Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am

Homeschool Environmental Study Series

Learn from the past and look to the future! Participants will increase environmental literacy studying a different  environmentalist each month.  We will  explore the issues they were passionate about through literature, journaling,  activities and hikes.  We will reflect on the impact they made and ways to continue their efforts.

Programmer: Laura Seiple

Ages : 6-11 years

Time: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

 $27/month/member

$33/month/non-member

Fly Tying

Learn the art of tying flies.  Basic techniques used to tie nymphs, streamers, wet, and dry flies will be shown.  Participants will be tying flies for their own use.  Each night will cover two patterns.  Each class will focus on different patterns and no two classes will be alike.  Attend one or as many classes as you like.

 Programmer: Pete McCall

Age Restricted Program: Ages 12 and up (minors must be accompanied by a registered adult). 

$10/member per date;  $12/non-member per date

Time: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Bluebird Box Build

Build a Bluebird Box to take home with you.  Learn all about attracting bluebirds to your own backyard! You will also learn how to monitor your bluebird box, and what to expect when they choose your box to nest in. 

 Programmer: Theresa Freligh

Age Restricted Program: Ages 8 and up (minors must be accompanied by an adult). 

$20

Date: Saturday, March 16

Time: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Programs

Sunrise/Sunset Canoe Trips

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.

Age Restricted Program: 

Under 6 yrs. old not allowed
Ages 6-7, 1 adult per child in a boat
Ages 8-12, 1 adult in a boat
Ages 13-15, 1 adult on the trip
Ages 16-17, guardian signed release form                                only
Time: Thursdays: 5:45 -8:15 pm
              Saturdays: 9:00 -11:30 am
 

 $12/member or child; $15/ non-members

Minimum of 2 participants per canoe

Preschool Nature Series

Preschool Nature Series Winter Session

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. 3 Sessions to choose from!

Programmer: Laura Seiple

Ages 2-5, with an adult

 $9/member; or $11/non-member per date/session

Tracks and Traces

Preschool Nature Series

Preschool Nature Series Spring Session

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. 3 Sessions to choose from!

Programmer: Laura Seiple

Ages 2-5, with an adult

 $9/member; or $11/non-member per date/session

In Like a Lion

Boxed In-Turtles

Garden Wanderings

April Showers

Earth Day Every Day

Garden Wanderings

Frogs and Polliwogs

Field Day Fun 

Garden Wanderings

Summer Camp

For the additional 4 camps offered at Eden Mill, please visit the Harford County Parks and Recreation catalog HERE!

6/17-6/21 (no 6/19) SOLD OUT

7/8-7/12 SOLD OUT

7/29-8/2   SOLD OUT

8/19-8/23 SOLD OUT

JUNE 24-28:  Everyone is Someone’s Lunch

We will become nature sleuths to track animals along the trails of Eden Mill and explore who eats who and why. Learn about predator and prey relationships through games and role-play. Enjoy stories, crafts and many other exciting activities. We will enjoy a canoe paddle on Deer Creek too! 

July 22-26:  Voyage to the Wild

Get ready to step into the world of the wild as we discover the life of those who call Eden Mill home. We’ll hike, play games, and do arts and crafts as we experience nature hands-on. We will enjoy a canoe paddle on Deep Creek too!

August 12-16: Beyond My Backyard

We will scout the Piedmont beyond our backyard by learning techniques of primitive cultures that lived here before us; explore the trails to discover and observe the wonders around us; and become a part of the life of a miller from long ago. We will enjoy a canoe paddle on Deer Creek too!

CAMP FORMS REQUIRED

Ages: 6-11 years

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

$180.00 per member/per week

$185.00 per non-member/per week

 

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

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.  No pre-registration needed.  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.

Homeschool Environmental Study Series

Learn from the past and look to the future! Participants will increase environmental literacy studying a different  environmentalist each month.  We will  explore the issues they were passionate about through literature, journaling,  activities and hikes.  We will reflect on the impact they made and ways to continue their efforts.

Programmer: Laura Seiple

Ages : 6-11 years

Time: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

$18/month

Hunting the Haunted

Hunting the Haunted

Join Adam Elliott, a professional storyteller, licensed educator, historical researcher, and paranormal investigator, for an evening of TRUE ghost stories and a guided ghost hunt featuring cutting-edge tech equipment.  Enjoy some chilling local ghost stories, hear and see paranormal evidence collected at past investigations, and participate in guided ghost hunts of the mill and cemetery (weather permitting).

 Programmer: Adam Elliott

Age Restricted Program: Ages 10 and up (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult). 

$12/member; $17/non-member

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm

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.