WILDCHILD Programs for Kids!
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Go WILD and enjoy the CRAZY days of summer! Sign-up for FUN, interactive and educational programs designed just for kids. Our expert team of Park Natural Educators is ready to take you on an adventure of a lifetime! Please log on to: http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach/ to pre-register, and see a complete list of dates, times, fees and age restrictions. Please call the Park Office for additional details: 732-793-0506.
WILDCHILD Island Explorers
Have you ever seen a slimy salp? What would you do with it if you did? If you like discovering new and strange animals, exploring the island for plants that can withstand a hurricane, catching fish, spying on birds, and getting sandy, then sign up to be an Island Explorer! Drop off your child for a half-day or full-day of FUN! Ages 6 to 12 yrs. Fee: $25 per child for half-day 9am-12pm or 12-3pm, $40 per child for full day 9am-3pm. Pre-registration required. June 28, 29, July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31.
WILDCHILD Gone Fishing
Did you know many fish are born in the Barnegat Bay and move to the Atlantic Ocean when they grow up? Find out who they are and how they survive the many predators lurking around waiting to catch them – including YOU! Tell your friends you’ve Gone Fishing this summer and join us for two hours of FUN! Drop off your child ages 7 to 12 yrs. Fee: $10 per child, per session. Pre-registration required. (10am-12pm) July 1, 10, 15, 24, 29, August 7, 12, 21, 26.
WILDCHILD Surfing Safari
Surf’s Up Dude! Before you catch a wave this summer, first learn how they are made and where they come from. Why are some waves big and some waves small? Paddle out with expert Park Natural Educators and IBSP Lifeguards and maybe you’ll be hangin’ 10 by the end of the summer! Drop off your child for two hours of FUN! Ages 8 to 14 yrs. Fee: $10 per child, per session. Pre-registration required. Class times coincide with low-tides July 3 (12:00-2pm), July 8 (4:00-6:00pm), July 17 (11:00am-1:00pm), July 22 (2:00-4:00pm), July 31 (12:00-2:00pm), August 5 (3:00-5:00pm), August 14 (10:00am-12:00pm), August 19 (2:00-4:00pm), August 28 (10:00am-12:00pm).
WILDCHILD Nature Toddlers
Age-appropriate hands-on activities, stories, crafts and hikes guide your child’s natural curiosity as we explore the natural world of Island Beach State Park. Park Natural Educators provide an educational hour of FUN for you and your young child. Ages 3 to 5 yrs, with caregiver. Fee: $5 per pair, per session. Pre-registration required. Choose 10am-11am or 1pm-2pm. June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, Sept 3.