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NATURE PARTIES

8/1/21 UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Masks must be worn indoors.

​4 Fun Themes to choose from:

  1. Overlook Observation Hike - hike to an overlook on our private trails, with our educators pointing out cool things along the way.
  2. Stream Seeking Exploration - into the stream we'll go, to search for and learn about the critters that inhabit the Blue Mine Brook flowing through our property.
  3. Nature Adventure Games - our recreation field and forest are the perfect spots for active nature-themed games.
  4. Insect Investigation - kids will love searching for and learning about bugs and their habitats. 


DETAILS

  • Maximum number of children is 20
  • Parties are 2 1/2 hours: 1 hour naturalist-led program followed by 1 1/2 hours in the pavilion for refreshments and presents.
  • The pavilion has 6 picnic tables, overhead lights, and outlets.
  • Restrooms: located in the lower level of the main building. An accessible bathroom is also available on the main floor.
  • Parking: party guests should drive in through the outer gate and park near the main brick building.
  • ​Parents are welcome to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled time to setup and decorate.

PRICE (as of 8/9/21)

$175 - Current Members ("Basic Family" $50 level & above)
$215 - Non-Members

Memberships are tax-deductible and have year-round benefits. Not sure if you are a current member? Contact Us and we'll let you know - OR JOIN/RENEW NOW!


PAYMENT

Payment is due at the time of booking. Your reservation is not guaranteed until payment in full is received.


CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

  • $25 processing fee applies to refunds.
  • Full refunds (less the $25 fee) will be issued for cancellations if notice is received at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • No refunds for cancellations less than 2 weeks in advance.


RESCHEDULING

  • No charge to reschedule with at least 2 week's notice.
  • If you reschedule with less than 2 week's notice, an additional $25 fee will be due and must be paid prior to the event.


PARTY DECORATIONS & REFRESHMENTS

  • ​The New Weis Center is committed to modeling environmentally friendly practices. We respectfully ask that you use as few single-use disposables as possible. Whenever possible, please use environmentally-friendly items that have minimal packaging and/or are made of recycled or recyclable materials. 
  • Decorations are welcome! In order to align with our eco-conscious initiative, we suggest banners, signs, tabletop centerpieces, streamers.
  • Items that are not allowed: balloons (latex and mylar can be harmful to wildlife), silly string, noisemakers, piñatas or poppers containing confetti, loose glitter.
  • You may bring refreshments or have them delivered by a caterer. There is no refrigeration or oven available.
  • Please bring paper products (napkins/plates/cups) and utensils. 
  • Parents are welcome to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled time to setup and decorate.


PARTY CLEANUP

  • We will supply trash bags for your garbage AND recycling, which must be separated before disposal.
    • Recycling includes aluminum/tin/glass cans, bottles & jars; cardboard & paper; #1-#7 plastics.
  • Before leaving, dispose of your bags in the dumpsters in the fenced-in enclosure near our main building; recycling on the left, trash on the right.
  • Do not leave trash or recycling in the pavilion or any other area.
  • Parents are asked to leave the space in the same condition as they found it. Please check for wrappers, pieces of gift wrap/ribbon, and other party remnants before departing.

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