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2015 Outdoor Recreation Special Events & Programs

*To register for Programs & Events, please use link(s) provided with Program title or contact the Park Office*

March:

3/7 - Candlelit Ski at Baylor Regional Park- PLUS Dog Sledding! CANCELLED!

3/14 - Public Star Party  - Baylor Regional Park - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

3/28 - Maple Syrup Open House  at Baylor Regional Park 10am-1pm

3/28 - Public Star Party  - Baylor Regional Park - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

 

April:

4/7 - Volunteer Open House at Baylor Regional Park 6-8pm

4/11 - Public Star Party - Baylor Regional Park - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

4/25 - Earth Day Service Celebration at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 1-4pm

4/25 - Astronomy Day - Public Star Party - Baylor Regional Park - 1:00pm - 10:00pm

 

May:

5/4 -Full Moon Canoe at Baylor Regional Park 7-8:30pm

5/9 - Public Star Party - Baylor Regional Park - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

5/16- Family Beginner Archery at Baylor Regional Park! 9:30-noon

5/16 - Family Archery at Watertown Ball Fields! 2-4 pm

5/23 - Public Star Party - Baylor Regional Park - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

 

June:

6/2 - Full Moon Canoe at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 7:30-9pm 

6/5 - Evening Family Paddle at Baylor Regional Park 7-9pm

6/6 - Public Star Party - Baylor Regional Park - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

6/10 - Paddle & Grub Club--10 sessions! 6:30-8pm

6/11 - Katniss Kamp at Lake Susan, Chanhassen  8am-noon

6/12 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 6-8pm

6/13 - Family Bows & Balance at Lake Waconia Regional Park 1-3pm

6/13 - Carver County Library Story Walk at Baylor Campground

6/16-6/18 - Lake Minnewashta Outdoor Adventure Camp 9-3pm daily

6/20 - Public Star Party - Baylor Regional Park - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

6/22 - Hawkeye Camp at Lake Susan, Chanhassen 8am-noon

6/23 - Father & Son Stand-up Paddleboard Fishing at Lake Waconia Regional Park 6-8 pm

6/23-6/25 - Baylor Park Day Camp  9:30-3pm daily

6/25 - Father & Son Stand-up Paddleboard Fishing at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 6-8 pm

6/26 - Family Archery & S'mores at Riverside Park, Carver 6-8pm

6/27 - Family Beginner Archery at Baylor Campground 10am-noon

6/27 - Family Moonlit Canoe at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 7:30-9pm

6/29 - Family Archery at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 5:30-7:30pm

6/30 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga (SUP) at Baylor Regional Park 6-8pm

 

July:

7/3 - Family Full Moon Canoe at Baylor Regional Park 7:30-9pm 

7/7-7/9 - Outdoor Recreators Camp at Lake Waconia Regional Park 9-11:30am

7/9 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Swede Lake 6-8pm

7/9 - Survival Skills Camp Blast at Bluff Park, Carver 9am-4pm

7/10 - Couples Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Date Night at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park  7-9pm

7/13-7/17 - A Kid's Life Camp at Lake Waconia Regional Park, Waconia Library, & Carver County Historical Society 9am-4pm daily

7/14-7/16 - Archery Camp at Riverside Park, Carver 10am-noon daily

7/18 - Family Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 9-11am

7/18 - Family Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 1-3pm

7/18 - Public Star Party - Baylor Regional Park - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

7/20 - Flying Saucer Camp at Riverside Park, Carver 8am-noon

7/21-7/23 - WILD Camp at McKnight Park, Chaska 9-11:30am daily

7/21-7/23 - Outdoor Fanatics Camp at McKnight Park, Chaska 1-3:30pm daily

7/24 - Youth Archery at Chaska High School 9-11:30am

7/25 - Family Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Lake Waconia Regional Park 9-11:30

7/25 - Starlight Nature Hike with Onan Observatory Viewing at Baylor Park 8:30-10pm

7/27 - Extreme Explorers Camp at the Victoria Recreation Center 9am-4pm

7/28-7/30 - Advanced Archery Camp at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park & field trips various county archery ranges 8am-noon daily 

7/28 - Senior Evening Canoe at Lake Ann Park, Chanhassen  6-8pm 

7/29 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 6-8pm

7/31 - Family Full Moon Canoe at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 8-9:30pm

 

August:

8/4-8/6 - Wild Encounters Camp at Watertown Primary School 9-11:30am daily

8/4 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 6-8pm

8/7 - Youth Archery at Chaska High School 9-11:30am

8/8 - Family Beginner Archery at Baylor Regional Park 10-noon

8/8 - Public Star Party - Baylor Regional Park - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

8/10 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Baylor Regional Park 6-8pm

8/11-8/13 - Splashin' Bash Camp at Lake Waconia Regional Park 9am-3pm daily

8/12 - Family Archery Night at Carver Park Reserve, Victoria 6-8pm

8/14 - Couples Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Date Night at Lake Waconia Regional Park  6-8pm

8/15 - Family Slackline at Community Park, Carver 10-11:30am

8/21-8/23 - Camping with the Stars Event at Baylor Regional Park with the Minnesota Astronomical Society opening Onan Observatory

8/24 - 'Sharks & Shrimps' Grandparent & Me Fishing at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 9-11am

8/25 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Baylor Regional Park 6-8pm

8/28 - Family Full Moon Canoe at Lake Waconia Regional Park 6:30-8pm

8/29 - Family Full Moon Canoe at Baylor Regional Park 6:30-8pm

 

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For more information about any of the scheduled activities or to register for an event contact Carver County Parks at (952) 466-5250.

Onan Observatory Event Information: 
*Public Star Gazing: These events are Fair or Foul weather events, no matter the sky conditions, a program will take place.  Always check the Society's phone message at 952-467-2426 for event updates and last minute, weather-related schedule changes and cancellations.