Enjoy Forest Bathing, campfires and more in June
Bucks County Audubon Society’s fifth annual Raptor Run is taking place Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. (Family Fun Run) and 7 p.m. (5K). Race through forests, fields, stream sides and meadows, or bring the whole family to participate in the mile-long Family Fun Run. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. After the race, enjoy an after-party filled with food, beer and fun. The race and after-party will be held on BCAS’ nature preserve.
A Forest Bathing guided walk will be held Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. with Sharon Lohse, RN, a forest guide trained at the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Celebrate the start of summer with relaxation, rejuvenation and refreshment while walking through the grounds of BCAS. Learn about the art of Forest Therapy, a gentle practice that involves moving slowly and mindfully through nature, soaking it in with all of our senses. It is not hiking in the traditional sense. An entire walk is typically two hours in duration and often covers no more than a quarter-mile distance. Admission is $30 per person.
BCAS has two weeks of Summer Eco-Camp. Themes include Nature’s Laboratory from June 17–21, and Spin Around the Sun from June 24–28. All camps are located at the Visitor Center. There is a full-day option from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $220 for members, $280 for non-members. A half-day option from 9 a.m. to noon costs $130 for members, $170 for non-members.
As warm weather and long days begin, join Bucks County Audubon Society as it says, “Hello!” to the summer season. BCAS will host a Campfire Night and Camp Out on Saturday, June 22 beginning at 7 p.m. at its Visitor Center. Enjoy the crackling of the bonfire, gooey s’mores and campfire music. After the campfire, set up a tent, watch the stars appear and fall asleep to the sounds of nature. Breakfast will be served in the morning. Admission for the campfire is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. For those planning to stay overnight, cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members.
Bucks County Audubon Society is located at 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope. For more information and to register for events, call 215–297–5880 or visit BCAS.org.