Saturday March 8, 2014, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
March is the time when snakes and turtles are coming out of hibernation! Meet our resident snakes, lizards, and turtles, and then lets see who is slithering in our woodlands!
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Woodlands Navigation: Compass Basics
How can I find my way back without a GPS? A compass can be one of the most valuable tools for any outdoor adventure. We will cover the basics of using a handheld compass, including taking and following bearings, and test our skills using a woodlands navigation course. CHA will provide compasses but if you have your own, bring it with you.
(Registration suggested but not required)
Fee: Members: $5 Adults and Children; Family of 4 rate $15 Non Members: $10 Adults and Children; Family of 4 rate $25
Please register here!
On behalf of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, we would cordially invite you to attend our spring benefit, “Into the Woods,” which will be held on April 12, 2014 7 PM at the Racquets Club in Short Hills, NJ.
This year’s honorees are Mr. Tom Doty, Millburn Township Forester, Mrs. Stephanie Favia, past board member and woodlands volunteer, and Mrs. Leigh Gifford, past President of the Arboretum from 1973 to 1975. We are delighted to honor these individuals who have dedicated their time and energy over the years to make the Arboretum what it is today, and we hope you will join us for what will be a lovely evening with friends, neighbors, and community leaders.
The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that serves as an environmental education and cultural center for the residents of Short Hills and surrounding communities. The Arboretum hosts more than 5,000 children each year for school, after-school, summer, and weekend programs, and an additional 1,400 youth through community outreach programs. The Arboretum consists of 16-acres of woodlands, which serves as an outdoor classroom for our programs and a natural habitat for many native species, birds, and small animals, and the original Stone House, which houses the many recreational and educational programs for children and adults year-round. These programs, the woodlands, and the general upkeep of the Arboretum all require on-going funding from generous individuals, foundations, and companies. Our spring benefit is one very important way in which we seek to raise those funds and community awareness for the work we do in our community, and for our children and families.
Please sign up here!
For more information about the event please call 973-376-3587. We are accepting sponsorships, and donations of items for the Silent Auction.
Would you be interested in making a donation?
We are proud to say that the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum "Into the Woods" event is being generously sponsored by:
MILLBURN GATEWAY ASSOCIATES
Campers innate curiosity and joy in learning will be sparked by hands-on discovery led by our staff of experienced educators. A variety of creative activities are planned for each week, incorporating art, science and imagination. The camp nurtures children by promoting a positive interest in nature and encouraging a protective attitude toward living things. Nature Discovery Camp starts June 31, 2014 and ends August 22, 2014. Enroll for any or all 8 weeks of day-camp! CHA offers age appropriate day-camp programs from Monday-Friday.
$250 = Turtle Tots (3 years old to entering Kindergarten), please bring a snack
- Morning Session: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
- Afternoon Session: 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Please register here for Turtle Tots!
$350 = Explorers (entering 1st to 3rd grade), please bring snack and lunch
- Full-day Program: 9:00AM-3:30PM
Please register here for Explorers!
$350 = Hawks (entering 4th and 5th grade), please bring snack and lunch
- Full-day Program: 9:00AM-3:30PM (offered the weeks of 7/7/14; 7/14/14; 8/4/14; and 8/11/14)
Please register here for Hawks!
June 30- July 3: Wonderful World of H2O
July 7- 11: Featured Creatures
July 14- 18: Lenape Life (Turtle Tots)/Outdoor Adventures (Explorers & Hawks)
July 21 - 25: Arboretum Olympics
July 28 - August 1: A Bug's Life
August 4 - 8: Discover Earth (Turtle Tots)/Survival Games (Explorers & Hawks)
August 11- 15: Weird Science
August 18-22: Art in Nature
Parent Handbook and New Camper Health Forms due no later than FRIDAY before your registered summer camp week:
Download the Parent/Guardian Information Packet
Download the Camper Health and Emergency Form
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit organization located in Short Hills, New Jersey. The property was willed to Millburn Township in 1958. In 1961 an Arboretum Association was formed to work with the Township in order to protect the area. The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum includes 16.45 acres of woodlands, 3 miles of trails, and a diversity of floral and fauna species. Our master gardener and woodland volunteers take great care to ensure that plant species indigenous to New Jersey are predominant. The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum provides many educational opportunities from school field trips, scout programs, family programs, adult workshops, summer camp, and more.
Learn how you can schedule your visit to the Arboretum here.