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Union County Offers New Spring Break Nature Camps for Students Ages 7-12

spring break nature camp at trailside flyerUnion County, NJ – March 3, 2022 – The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that the Trailside Nature and Science Center will offer a new, three-day, spring break nature camp this April, with one group for children ages 7-9 and another for ages 10-12. To register, visit and follow the link to Union County’s secure online registration page.

Trailside is located in the Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

“Trailside’s programs offer young people the opportunity to experience fun activities outdoors while exploring our natural heritage in the Watchung Reservation,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams.

Two sessions are available, April 12-14 and April 19-21. Both sessions are small group, half-day camps taking place in the morning, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Participants will join Trailside Park Naturalists to explore early spring life in the Watchung Reservation, hike the trails and investigate aquatic life including sunfish, tadpoles and salamanders.

Campers will also learn to identify local wildlife through sight, sound and the signs they leave behind, meet live snakes and turtles from Trailside’s collection, and observe the activity of peregrine falcons through Union County’s Falcon Cam.

The fee is $100 for Union County residents and $115 for non-county residents. Programs are rain or shine, outdoors and indoors.

For more information about the spring break nature camps and other upcoming activities at Trailside, visit or call 908-789-3670.

For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities, including the Falcon Cam, visit The Green Connection,

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccinations, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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