June 2019

Blue Jay

Our large open play field suffered exceptional turf loss this spring and is currently undergoing renovation. In order to maximize staff efforts, this field is CLOSED to organized group play until further notice. Examples of organized play include: team practice or games (including pick-up style), group training, and repetitive use of the same local area (regardless of number of participants). If unsure whether your intended activity will be allowed, please call 
(919) 870-4330 for clarification. 
As an alternative, our T-Ball field remains open for these activities.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to 
re-establish turf coverage.
Now, please do your best rain dance of the light, soaking variety!

Green Hills 
County Park
is looking for a few good men (and women)

to work in a very part-time 
capacity to open the park on
every third weekend  and 
some holidays.

You MUST be 18 and this is 
a year-round position.

Learn more about the position   here!

Learn more about Green Hills County Park here!
Our Featured  June Summer  Mini-Camp is

'Dinner from Dirt' 
June 24, 26, and 28 (M-W-F)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
for kids aged  9-12.

Who wants to have an absolute blast learning about food and where it comes from?  This camp week involves cooking, eating, experimenting, field trips to cool places and so much more!


For more more information about this camp and several others that still have openings--


The month of June 
finds Go Ape chock 
full of promotions!

Graduation Season: Frequent Flyer Pass Sale
* Ends June 9th
* Save 35% (Up to $103)
Celebrate LGBTQ PRIDE: Every Friday in June, wear your pride colors and receive 10% off.
* The promotion is only active on Friday's in June
* June 1-30 - Fridays Only
* Save 10%
National Get Outdoors Day
* June 6th - 9th
* Save 10% - Must visit from June 6th - 9th
* Father's Day
* June 15th - 16th
* Save 15% - "Must visit on June 15th or 16th

Be sure to follow
GoApe on social media for chances at free tickets
and swag!



(all programs require preregistration unless otherwise noted) 

Nature Peekers:
Turtle Splash
Tuesday, June 11
10 - 11 a.m.
(for kids ages 18 mos. to 3 years and their grown-up)

Splish, splash! Who is that swimming in the pond?  Come count turtles, learn about what makes them special and even look at a live turtle with Turtle Splash! by Cathryn Falwell.
Fee: Free!

Nature Stories:
Millipede Mania
Wednesday, June 5
1 -  2 p.m.
(for kids ages 3 - 5 and their grown-ups)

Millipedes, centipedes and pillbugs too.  Come discover the down and under world of multiple marching feet.  Count them and feel them tickle.  Make a roll up craft of your own. 
Fee: Free!
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Family Wildlife Series
"Leaf" it to Me
Saturday, June 15
10 - 11 a.m. 

Learn what trees need to grow, and "leaf" knowing how to ID common trees by their fresh summer foliage.  Enjoy a walk in the park and get acquainted with some of our favorite trees.
  All ages are welcome, but content and activities are most appropriate for  ages 5 and up.

Fee: Free!

Family Wildlife Series
Just Winging It
Saturday, June 22
10 - 11 a.m. 

Learn about the intricacies of bird behavior 
as you bird watch in a new way!
  All ages are welcome, but content and activities 
are most appropriate for  ages 5 and up.

Fee: Free!

and Remember--
 Be sure to check your email address you used for registering for the program for any status updates, check FB for weather updates or call (919) 870-4330 if you  have questions!

Adult Opportunities!

Serious Skills for Adults:
Demystifying Reptiles
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. - Noon

New to North Carolina or the Southeast? You've probably been told to watch out for copperheads, but would you know a copperhead if you saw one? Come learn about our exciting native reptiles, how to do simple reptile ID, what to do if you encounter a reptile, and even some safe up-close encounters with live reptiles.   Free but pre-registration 
is required.

Fee: Free!


Wednesday, July 10, 1  - 11:30 a.m.

NC CATCH (Caring for Aquatics Through Conservation Habits) is an aquatic resource education program that provides workshop training to adults to enable them to work with youth ages 8 to 15 in discovering aquatic environments through learning activities, educational materials, aquatic field trips and fishing experiences. NC CATCH is taught by a North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission education specialist and is appropriate for educators and youth leaders, introducing participants to proper conservation habits, outdoor ethics, fish and aquatic species information, water safety tips and practical fishing skills. At each workshop, participants receive an NC CATCH Instructor's Guide. Trained participants are eligible to order student handbooks, posters, fish identification cards and fish mobiles and obtain rod and reel loan information. Middle school teachers, curriculum specialists, scout leaders, recreation therapists, park personnel, camp counselors, fishing and environmental club members, 4-H leaders and other youth leaders will find these materials adaptable and appropriate. North Carolina CATCH is interdisciplinary and can be used to meet many middle school competency goals and objectives. This 6-hour workshop counts as a Criteria I workshop in the NC Environmental Education Certification Program.   Adult Workshop, bring a bag lunch. FREE, but preregistration is required. 

Fee: Free!

Serious Skills for Adults:
Dragonflies 101
Saturday, July 13, 10  - 11:30 a.m.

Explore the amazing world of flying dragons! Nature's flying jewels patrol our skies and our waterways always on the hunt for an insect feast. Learn simple dragonfly terminology before experiencing the magic of the dragonfly life cycle from nymph to adulthood. Use aquatic dipnets to capture and examine dragonfly nymphs as well as binoculars and a breadth of resources to identify adults on the wing.
   Free but pre-registration  is required.

Fee: Free!

and Remember--

In MOST cases Blue Jay's programs go on rain or  shine with awesome indoor activities to make up for 
any missed opportunities outdoors. 

  Be sure to check your email address you used 
for registering for the program for any program status updates,  or call (919) 870-4330 
if you have questions!

Contact us: 
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Road
Raleigh, NC  27614
(919) 870-4330
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