Evening Programs

Plan an evening outing for your scout group at the Dunwoody Nature Center! Sit back and relax in nature as a Nature Center naturalist leads your group through a fun and educational program.

  • Explore wetlands, trails and Wildcat Creek throughout 22 acres of Dunwoody Park.
  • Enjoy a campfire, songs and games.
  • Roast marshmallows and make s’mores.
  • Learn camping skills with one of our experienced naturalists.

Call the Nature Center’s Program Office at 770-394-3322 or email lishaw@dunwoodynature.org to schedule your program.

Private Night Hike

Schedule your group to attend a private night hike with one of our program leaders! Learn about nocturnal animals while hiking our trails after sunset; play games and roast s’mores over a campfire in our historic fireplace. This program is 2.5-hours long — one hour for a program leader-led hike, and the rest of the time by the campfire for you to fill how you like.

  • $300 minimum for up to 20 participants – $15 for each additional participant. 

To schedule your visit, please call 770-394-3322 to find a date and time on our calendar. Then pay a nonrefundable $50 deposit to secure your spot. Remaining balance ($250) is due 2 weeks prior to the program date. Additional participants can be paid for on the day of the program.

Use of the fireplace and making of s’mores is weather dependent.

Camping 101

Designed based on the Girl Scout Junior Camper badge, your troop can complete all the requirements of the Camper badge, without having to stay over night! During this 2-hour program, your troop will learn how to build a campfire, cook s’mores, learn what it means to “Leave No Trace”, and go on a nighttime hike. You will have time left at the end to spend with your troop around the fire, and you are free to include any other activities you like. 

  • $200 minimum for up to 10 scouts. $15 for each additional scout. Adults are free.

To schedule your visit, please call 770-394-3322 to find a date and time on our calendar. Then pay the $200 minimum to reserve the spot. Additional participants can be paid for on the day of the program.

Use of the fireplace and making of s’mores is weather dependent.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Evening programs can be scheduled on Friday or Saturday nights, based on our program calendar and staff availability.

Weekdays & Sundays are available if scheduled at least six weeks out, to ensure staff availability.

Call our Program Manager at 770-394-3322 or email lishaw@dunwoodynature.org to check availability and schedule your event. Once you have confirmed your date, please submit your deposit to hold your spot.

For All Programs: Pay for any additional scouts or participants on the day of your program.

If you choose to reschedule and we have a date available, there is no additional cost to do so if it is more than 2 weeks until your program date. If you need to reschedule with less than two weeks notice, there will be a $20 non-refundable rescheduling fee. 

Rescheduling is subject to calendar availability. 

If you need to cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the program, we will issue an 80% refund. If you need to cancel within 2 weeks of the program, there is no refund offered.

Yes, absolutely! Enjoy Wildcat Creek, our playground, trails, and picnic tables during your visit.

Of course! Join or renew today and use the Nature Center for your troop meetings.

In case of severe weather officially designated by NOAA.gov, the program may be postponed or cancelled. Otherwise (rain, wind, cold temperatures, etc.), camping events take place as scheduled.

More questions? Call the Nature Center’s Program Office at 770-394-3322 or email lishaw@dunwoodynature.org.