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Canal Camp at Schoharie Crossing

Canal Camp at Schoharie Crossing

Schoharie Crossing will hold a one day Canal Camp program on Tuesday, July 26th from 9:30am to 2:00pm where children will explore the site and nature.  This program is for children ages 7-12 and will feature a Nature & History Walk, crafts, and games.  During the one mile walk, intern Haleigh will provide insights on plant and animal life along the trails as well as how the ecological system around us is impacted by our actions.  Site Education Coordinator David will also explain the historical significance of the site, as well as some of the environmental impacts of the Erie Canal.


Crafts will include a pressing of wildflowers picked along the trail, and the games will be an active portion of the day.  Children who are registered must bring a bagged lunch, wear proper walking footwear, and have sunscreen and bug spray applied prior to drop off. There is a $3.00 registration fee and space is limited.  Guardians must complete the registration form when dropping of their child(ren).  Pick up at 2pm. To pre-register, contact David or Haleigh at (518) 829-7516 or email,  Canal Camp will be conducted from the Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.


For information about this event and the site, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email or find us on Facebook.  For more information about New York State Parks, visit the website at