Mud Camp at Audubon Community Nature Center

At Mud Camp children come to Audubon Community Nature Center and experience the arrival of spring in the natural world. The Monday, April 22, event is for 4-12 year olds. Bringing the natural world “up close” with binoculars could be a highlight of your child’s participation in Mud Camp.

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Audubon Community Nature Center

Mud Camp is a spring, one-day version of Summer Day Camp at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).

On Monday, April 22, children ages 4 to 12 come to Audubon for the day to explore the grounds, play, discover, and learn. Normal camp games and traditions are intertwined with child-chosen activities, supervised by an educator, to offer the most rewarding experience to the children.

Campers are divided into groups based on grade level and engage in a variety of activities that are fun and educational. Each group is led by a naturalist and sometimes the groups come together for activities.

In addition to games and crafts indoors, campers will explore the grounds, looking for birds, snakes, salamanders, tadpoles, and more. For those who have never been to camp before, this is a good way to see what it is all about.

Activities take place indoors and out, so children need to dress accordingly. Cost for the day is $30; $25 for Nature Center members. There is a $5 discount for participating siblings.

With a limited number of openings, paid reservations are required by Thursday, April 18: Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or go to and click “Current Schedule.”

Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.

Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa., Audubon Community Nature Center has over five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Its three-story building contains the Blue Heron Gift Shop and a collection of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, visit, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook. Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.