Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Campout at Rolling Ridge

  • Saturday, June 04, 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sunday, June 05, 2016
  • 3:00 PM
  • Rolling Ridge, off Mission Road past Shannondale Springs



What: Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Campout 

Where: Rolling Ridge, off Mission Road past Shannondale Springs

When: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 2016

Time: Events starting at 10:00 AM Saturday morning through lunch time on Sunday

Cost: $5 per person or $10 per family (to be paid to the Rolling Ridge Foundation on Saturday, June 4)

Registration Required


For more information, please contact Linda or Scot DeGraf: 301-789-9097 301-275-2009

Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Campout at Rolling Ridge - June 4th and 5th

Come out to Rolling Ridge for hiking, birding, camping, stargazing and get to know a beautiful piece of land. Rolling Ridge, located just off Mission Road past Shannondale Springs, encompasses over 1400 acres of woods and streams protected by conservation easement with Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Trails lead up the ridge to the Appalachian Trail, to various streams and ponds and waterfalls, and down to the Shenandoah River.

Activities to choose from Saturday: 

10:00 Saturday - Hike to Crescent Rock Overlook on Appalachian Trail (Long)

10:00 Saturday - Hike to small waterfall – (Short)

11:00 Saturday - Butterflies, pollinators and backyard wildlife garden session

14:00 Saturday – Hike to large waterfall and the Shenandoah River (Medium )

16:00 Saturday - Straw bale, cordwood, cob, solar water, earth roof house tour

Also for kids - team-building games and challenges, sit spots and observation, tree identification, outdoor play, creating gnome homes from natural material.

On Saturday evening we’ll have a campfire with music and storytelling followed by stargazing, telescopes, and star maps with Kevin Bowles.

Activities to choose from Sunday: 

7:30 Sunday - Joette Borzik will lead a bird walk 

11:00 – Forest Stewardship - Rolling Ridge has just finished a Forest Stewardship Plan and for those interested, we there will be a session on forest stewardship, ways of working with the WVDNR, the Cerulean Warbler Project and hunt clubs. Attendance to this session may be counted towards 1 hour of the elective requirement for recertification.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat has a campsite area with picnic tables and a fire circle. There is also a Retreat House that will be open for use of bathrooms as well as back-up shelter in case of stormy weather

There will be a charge of $5/person or $10/per family for camping, all fees will go to the Rolling Ridge Foundation and will be used for preservation of the Rolling Ridge site. Those who would welcome volunteer opportunities could help with a small service project.

A few tents may be available for loan on a first come-first serve basis

For more information, please contact Linda or Scot DeGraf: 301-789-9097 301-275-2009

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