family nature club
Thank you for visiting the website! Summer Camp for 2016 is FULL but please check out our previous outings for ideas on where to spend time in nature with your kids in the Tallahassee/Leon County area. Also check back in the Fall for a list of upcoming events
and opportunities to be outside with your family.

We are thrilled to be able to offer camp again this year at The Space at Feather Oaks! We will offer a limited number of spots for both Preschool ages (3-5 years old) and Elementary-aged kids (completing K-5th). Registration will begin on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd! Spots will be filled on a first come/first served basis, but ONLY after the official registration has begun. Registration requests must be made via email to

All camp sessions are FULL!
June 6-10th, 2016

at The Space at Feather Oaks

Red Dirt Discoveries Family Nature Club is an informal, free group in the Tallahassee/Leon County area that holds quarterly (or more) excursions outdoors. We have so many amazing natural places in our area and this club serves to provide scheduled opportunities for our families to visit the unique landscapes of our region, get some fresh air, run, play and explore.
A few logistics that will be true for all of the Red Dirt Discoveries outings . . .

1)  Parents assume all responsibility for their own kids and must accompany them or any other children they bring.
2)  Please be respectful of all posted rules or requests in the parks. Most places we will be able to find areas to veer off
     and explore without disturbing any sensitive areas.
3)  Please leave dogs at home.
4)  It's on - rain or shine!
5)  Bring water, sunscreen, hats, bug spray and wear weather-appropriate clothing.
6)  If you think you will need them, please bring snacks for your own family.
7)  For locations with ponds, creeks, or other water source, you may want to bring towels or a change of clothes for the
     kids to keep in the car.
8)  We will let you know if there are restrooms available, stroller friendly trails, or any fees for entry to the park,
     playground, or nature area that we'll be visiting.
9)  The larger group does not have to stay together. The outings are simply meant to facilitate getting out there and then
     the experience relies largely on your or your kids' interests.
10)  All ages are welcome (bring the grandparents if you want!)
11)  Feel free to leave early if you need to.
12)  We will wait 15 minutes at the initial meeting place for any latecomers and then head out . . .
13)  We take lots of pictures on the outings to post on the website. If you prefer not to have your child photographed,
       please let us know. We never include names.
Most of the outings will be nearby, some even at local parks where we might explore an area that we usually overlook. Occasionally we will plan a visit to a park or natural area that is a bit further away. You are encouraged to attend as many outings as possible, but participation is always optional and does not preclude you from being on our mailing list or just coming whenever you can! Check the Outings page for a full list of scheduled outing dates, locations and images from our previous adventures.