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Outdoor Education

The new Nature Center at San-Lee Park will be open to the public on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.  There is a new entrance just up the hill from the old entrance for access to the new center.  Mountain bikers should still use the overflow parking area on weekends which is located near the tent campground via the old entrance to the park.  Park hours during October are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
If you have any questions please call our main Parks and Recreation office at 919.775.2107.  Thank you.

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San-Lee Park

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Environmental Education opportunities exist for groups both on and off site. Programs run approximately one hour and are hands-on and focus on the environment and wildlife in North Carolina. Each program is taught according to age level and number of participants. Program topics are prepared according to your interests and needs.

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Summer Camps

SUMMER CAMPS

Get up close and personal with nature. Children become involved and actively learn about different aspects of the environment and nature through games, hikes, crafts, stories, and field trips. Each week has a different theme so children can attend more than one week of camp. Children must bring a lunch and 2 snacks if staying all day; 1 snack if ½ day.

Program Dates: June 18 – August 10
No Camp week of July 4th

Registration:

April 16- June 8

Ages:

4-12

Fees:

Half Day $70.00 (7:30 am- 12:00 pm)
Full Day $115.00 (7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Additional $15 fee for non-county residents

Please call 919-776-6221 Ext. 8 to Pre-register for Programs

NATURE DAYS

Join the Nature Center Staff for a day devoted to the animals by spending your teacher work day helping the Nature Center Staff provide basic care for the animals (not snakes). This includes preparing their food, feeding them and even cleaning up after them. (Children will not be handling any animals). A hike and/or craft time will be included weather and time permitting. Cjildren who attend the half day prgram will be required to bring a lunch. children who attend the full day program wil be required to bring 2 snacks and a lunch.

Program Dates:
January 22nd  & May 8th

Call 919-776-6221 Ext. 8 to Pre-register
San-Lee Park Office
572 Pumping Station Road
Pre-registration is required.

Ages:

Grades K-5th

Fees

Full Day $23
Half Day $14

CONSERVATION CUBS

Conservation Cubs is geared towards preschool aged children where they learn about the environment through games, crafts, hikes, stories, wildflower identification, and other activities. Snacks are provided. Please dress according for the weather.

Program Dates:

September - May
2 Wednesday's every month
 

San-Lee Park Office
Call (919) 776-6221 Ext. 7 for dates and times

Ages:

3-5 years of age

Fees

$6.00 for one day or $10.00 for both days

per child (Subject to change)

Preregistration required to receive discounted price.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Learn something new about the environment around you. Public programs are offered quarterly. Topics and program length varies. Please dress accordingly for the weather.

Program Dates:

Saturday February 17 10am-12pm
(Backyard Bird Count)
Saturday May 19th 10am-12pm
(Turtle Talk)
Saturday September 15th 10am-12pm
(Snakes Alive)

Registration:

San-Lee Park Office
Pre-registration is required the Wednesday before the program.
A minimum of 5 people are required for the program to be held.

Ages:

ALL Ages

Fees:

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $3.00 per participant

JUNIOR COUNSELOR PROGRAM

We are looking for responsible 13-17 year olds for our Junior Counselor Program (JC). This is a volunteer position. Each JC will be assigned to a counselor for the week and will be required to assist his/her counselor. This includes set-up and clean up of crafts and games, taking campers to the bathroom and anything else requestd by the counselor. Please remember that as a JC, you will not be a camper, so there may be times where you do not get to participate in games/crafts because you will be helping campers in your group. To apply to be a JC, please fill out an application and turn it in to the Outdoor Education Specialist, between April 1 and June 1. A formal interview wil be held if necessay and space is limited to 3 JC's per week. Please call the park, at 919-776-6221 Ext. 8, from 8am-5pm with questions.

GEOCACHING

Geocaching is a relatively new game that is growing quickly in popularity. It can be compared to a high tech scavenger hunt, using “GPS” technology in order to find hidden treasures. Participating in cache hunting is a good way to spend time in the great outdoors with friends or family. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the Internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. The visitor should leave something for the cache if they take something. There are several cache sites located in Lee County, please contact San Lee Park to obtain a geocache placement application and the policies associated with the placement of a geocache site. Good luck and happy hunting.

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Facility Rentals

SHELTER

The shelter has 13 picnic tables (seats 100 people), 2 charcoal grills, a horseshoe pit and volleyball court. A volleyball kit and horseshoes are included in the rental fee. Water and electricity hook up is available upon request.

San-Lee Park Shelter Fees

Number Of People

Rate

100 People or Less

$55 (up to 4 hours)
$100 (over 4 hours)

Over 100 People

$70 (up to 4 hours)
$130 (over 4 hours)

Additional $25 fee for non-county residents.
 

 

 

MEADOW

The meadow is a large open outdoor space located across the meadow creek. It is ideal for weddings, church services and company picnic activities. No chairs or tables at site.

Meadow Fee is $35/day county residents - $60/day for non-county residents.

MULTIPURPOSE ROOM


The Multipurpose Room is ideal for wedding receptions, baby showers, birthday parties, meetings, scout events, family reunions and gatherings.
It is housed in the San-Lee Park Nature Center, located at 760 Pumping Station Road.  The access to the new Nature Center is located just above the main entrance to San-Lee Park.

Multipurpose Room Rates

$150 (up to 4 hours) for County Residents
$25 additional fee per hour over 4 hours

$250 (up to 4 hours) for Non-County Residents
$25 additional fee per hour over 4 hours

When making reservations, please include set up/clean up times.

 

 

 

AMPHITHEATRE

This is a small outdoor theatre with wooden benches. It is located next to the lake and has a great view! It seats approximately 50 people.

Amphitheatre Fee is $20/day.

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