The California Nursery Historical Park offers fun and educational camps this summer: five (5) options to choose from - Birds, Bugs, and Burrowing Animals (June 18-22); Robin Hood's Garden (June 25-29); California History and Horticulture (July 9-13); Alice's Wonderland (July 16-20); and Niles All Around Us! (July 23-27). Youth will learn about, experience within, and have enjoy throughout in a wonderful, magical location full of history, flora, fauna, fantasy, and fun. Campers must bring a non-refrigerated bag lunch, and drinks each day. PM extended care available for an additional fee.
Birds, Bugs, and Burrowing Animals
California Nursery once was a large growing field for trees. Some of the trees that are within the park are home to many different types of bugs, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Campers will learn the sounds of birds using different bird calls. This class will focus on how these animals can live in this type of park. Why do squirrels like pine cones? Which are the largest and oldest trees in Fremont? Why do owls like certain trees to roost during the day? Class includes a walk, play and various adventures throughout the 20 acre California Nursery Historical Park which has examples of trees throughout the world.
#262784 - June18-22, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - $265 res./$270 non-res.
Robin Hood’s Garden
Explore the world of Robin Hood through entertaining educational and interactive projects and activities focused around the well-known book. While the focus is fun, there will be a connection with school curriculum through use of vocabulary words and language arts activities to reinforce knowledge and skill building. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the historic trees in the park. Imagine a fantasy of Robin Hood riding through the Boxed Tree Forest!
#262785 – June 25-29, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - $265 res./$270 non-res.
The importance of the California Nursery Historical Park spans from the Ohlone, Mission and Rancho Era. The people associated with this site helped to transform the State of California into an agricultural giant. Learn how Niles agriculture had a strong tie to San Francisco and Fresno. Lecture will include the buildings still on the property and the people associated with them; highlight California Nursery's role in the Panama Pacific International Exposition (1915), Golden Gate International Exposition (1939 and 1940), and the people who made the California Nursery grow into the largest nursery along the West Coast. Tour will go through the exhibits and walk on the property to point out historic trees and how they shaped agriculture in California.
#262786 – July 9-13, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - $265 res./$270 non-res.
Explore the world of Alice in Wonderland through entertaining educational and interactive projects and activities focused around the well-known book. While the focus is fun, there will be a connection with school curriculum through use of vocabulary words and language arts activities to reinforce knowledge and skill building. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the beautiful rose garden while reading about the Queen of Hearts, and learning about the historic trees while having a tea with the Mad Hatter. Imagine Alice's fantasy at California Nursery Historical Park!
#262787 – July 16-20, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - $265 res./$270 non-res.
Niles All Around Us!
Join Flora the Explorer to learn more about your own backyard - in Niles. Did you know . . . what is now Fremont was featured in 350 movies back in the day? . . . that there was a plant nursery involved in a World's Fair? . . . that the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in Niles Canyon? In this camp you will handcraft your own bricks and tiles, guess the age of an antique, learn what it takes to make a movie and more! This is sure to be an enriching, fun-filled week of summer!
#262788 – July 23-27, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - $265 res./$270 non-res.
“Roeding Centennial” - ongoing
Museum Hours: Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Docent-led Tours @ 2:00 p.m.
Friends of California Nursery meet on Thursdays at the Rose Garden. This experience is ideal for adults - please check in at the Rose Garden with one of the volunteers. Bring water and gloves; wear appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. Tools are provided.
If raining, please check in with with non-profit partner, Math Science Nucleus, at www.msnucleus.org.
Other volunteer opportunities are available. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.