Events For Families With Young Children

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, July 04, 2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • Shepherdstown

    It's Hometown Fourth of July and you don't want to miss it!

    Join PVAS family and friends and walk with us in the Shepherdstown Fourth of July parade!

    The parade begins at 11:00 a.m., but we'll gather by 10:30 on Church Street in Shepherdstown. Just look for the PVAS banner and friendly faces!

    Bring your family, your dogs, your stuffed animals, your best hat, anything red, white, and blue and be a part of this fun event!  It may be a short parade, but it's a highlight of our year!

    If you need directions or more information, contact Ellen Murphy (

    See you there!

    • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Wild Goose Farm, Shepherdstown WV
    When:  July 12, 2017
    Time:  6:00 p.m.-dark                                                 Where: Wild Goose Farm, 2935 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown
    Cost:  $10 per vehicle

    PVAS is planning a picnic and we want you and your family to come!  Put everyone in the car and head to Wild Goose Farm--it's only $10 for the carload!

    Pack your own picnic dinner, throw in a blanket or chairs, and come eat on the lawn enjoying some fiddle tunes.  You'll be joined by old friends and new ones! 

    After you eat, your family can wander and enjoy the fun activities that will be waiting for you.  Our plans include adventures exploring the critters in the pond, family picnics and fun, art and craft activities, lively music, capturing fireflies, wandering along a StoryWalk, wet and wild lawn games, and free ice cream!

    We'll be in the barn if it rains, so join us rain or shine, but please leave your pets at home.  Come and stay for an hour or the entire time.

    Don't forget to bring along a refillable water bottle and insect repellant for everyone. 

    We hope to see you there!  Directions to Wild Goose Farm:  [It's across the road and just before the NCTC property.]  From the 4-way stop in Shepherdstown, continue north as if you were going across the Rumsey Bridge, but turn before the bridge.  Shepherd Grade begins across from the Shepherd stadium--turn left and then proceed about 5+ miles.

    Reservations are not needed--just plan to come and have a great time!  For more information, contact Kristin Alexander at 304-676-3397 or  

    • Monday, July 24, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 28, 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Price: $50 per first camper/adult; $10 for additional preschool child (No charge for siblings under age 2).
    When: July 24-28, 2017
    Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                       Ages: 3-5

    Explore the natural world with your child through circle time, short hikes, crafts, hands-on nature exploration, and stories.  Every day is a different nature theme! 

    If you wish to reserve a spot but pay your fee by check rather than online, contact Amy Moore at for further instruction.

    Be sure to dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts are available in Youth and Adult sizes (Youth XS-Adult XL).  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to

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              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397

Ellen Murphy, Program Specialist //    

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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