2016 Events

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Nature Camp I 2016 – A few spots still available

Tuesday, June 14 to Friday, June 17   9 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Register Now!!

Join us for 4 days of fun! Hiking, nature crafts, tie dye, games – every day is an adventure. Campers entering 1st grade to 6th grade will enjoy nature packed days. Click HERE for registration form.

Nature Camp II 2016 –

A few spots still available for younger group.
Waiting List for older group ages 8 – 11.

Monday, June 27 to Thursday, June 30   9 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Register Now!!

Join us for 4 days of fun! Hiking, nature crafts, tie dye, games – every day is an adventure. Campers entering 1st grade to 6th grade will enjoy nature packed days. Click HERE for the registration form.

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Family Fun Day with Raptors!

Sunday, July 17,  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Rain date – July 24)
$3/child, maximum $12/family; Parents and children 2 & under FREE!

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and Louisville Family Fun are hosting this popular summertime event created especially for kids and their families! It features activities at every booth, Papa John’s Pizza, ice cream contests from Valley Dairy Freeze and face painting with Kid’s Canvas. PLUS Raptor Rehab of Kentucky will present their beautiful raptors!

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Pet Day & Butterfly Day

Saturday, August 6,  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE, Donations encouraged (Rain date – Aug 13)

Co-hosted by the Goshen Animal Clinic – everyone with a pet is invited (on leash and bring pick-up bags, please). Pet adoptions, pet-friendly booths, and lunch treats. On the same day, visitors can learn about butterflies with expert Corinne Mastey, who will show how to catch and release live butterflies!

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Fall Family Campout

Saturday, September 24, Overnight to Sunday, September 25 

Saturday, September 24, 12:00 p.m. – Check-in and set-up tent sites; stay overnight Sunday, September 25
After breakfast you may depart at your leisure
Fees: $25 per person, children 3 and under are free
(Fee is all-inclusive: all meals, snacks, activities, fire pit, camping site, and expert guides)

This is a wonderful opportunity for a family to learn about setting up a tent, general camping tips, how to cook easy meals over a fire and receive a special night session of star-gazing with the Louisville Astronomy Society. Fun activities – such as archery and bb-gun lessons or special presentations by experts – will be offered.

Since the Nature Preserve closes at dusk, campers will have the 170-acres to themselves to take a guided walk, observe and listen to the nocturnal sounds of owls, insects, and other nighttime surprises.

Your family will be treated to dinner, dessert and even roasting marshmallows over the fire. On Sunday morning, you may choose from hot coffee or hot chocolate to accompany your delicious breakfast.

Limited capacity of 40 campers, so register early. Rain or shine – no rain date. Click HERE for registration form.

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THE HAUNTED HIKE!

Sunday, October 2,   3 p.m. – 9 p.m (Rain date – Oct 16)

The Haunted Hike offers Halloween fun for the entire family! This kid-friendly event features a half-mile Fantasy Kiddie Trail with lots of candy stations, a Harvest Hay Village, Inflatable Party Zone, a comic Haunted House, jungle hayrides, treat stations, and fun activities for the entire family.  This is our most popular event of the year. Don’t miss it! It’s a great time for your kids to show-off their costumes for the first time.

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13th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen

Saturday, December 3,   12 – 3 p.m.
FREE
, Donations encouraged
(Rain date – Dec 10)

A thank you to our friends and community for a terrific year! Free food, artisans and gift booths, crafts, hayrides, music, and Santa & Mrs. Claus with gift bags and treats. Co-sponsored by the City of Goshen.

Thank you to our wonderful annual sponsors!

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