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Great American Campout

Great American Campout

Have you ever thought about giving camping a try, but were a little intimidated by all the planning? Join us at Ruffner Mountain to see what the joys of camping are all about! We will have a night hike, campfire, and other classic camping activities. Registration is free, sign up today!  Fun for the whole family.  Suggested donation of $10 per tent is appreciated.  You may also sign up for the Campfire Talk: Snakes! at 7pm for a discounted rate of $3/ person if you plan in participating in the Great American Campout.  Register here.

Special Needs Disabilities Boy Scout Camp

The Boy Scouts are hosting a FREE Special Needs Disabilities Camp at Ruffner Mountain, June 22 – 25 for boys ages 7 to 14.  Click here to learn more.

Fourth Friday Music Series

To all our Fourth Friday music revelers- You’ll be excited to know Woody Eastman will be with us on June 26th!  Woody is coming to us from Texas Hill country, guitar in hand, he will be serenading us with original tunes inspired from the song books of Dan Fogelberg, Mike Blakley, and Walt Wilkins. It will be another beautiful night at Ruffner’s Tree House with Woody Eastman melodies floating in the air. Purchase TICKETS in advance, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and as always, BYOB and nosh.

Sign up for Summer Camps Today!

Sign up for Summer Camps Today!

We still have camp spots available!  Sign your child up today!  Camps for rising 4k – 1st and 2nd – 5th, as well as an Adventure Camp for the middle schoolers!  January 15 – 19 is Journey Through Time for the 2nd – 5th graders and Bear Camp Adventures for the 4k – 1st.  Morning and Afternoon Extended Care available.

 

Upcoming Mine History Hikes With Gary Bostany

Upcoming Mine History Hikes With Gary Bostany

Join Vulcan volunteer and mining history buff Gary Bostany and hike Ruffner Mountain’s trails; view some of the mining relics, iron-ore crushers, and mine openings that visitors rarely get to see. Ruffner Mountain was once home to the Sloss-Sheffield Mines where iron ore and limestone were extracted and then sent to Sloss Furnaces. Discover Ruffner’s role in the mining heyday of Birmingham while exploring these sites and artifacts up-close.

Moderate Hike.   Approximately 3 miles total.  Adults and children 10 and up are welcome.  We will meet at the Tree House.  Do not forget to bring water!  This is a free event, but we ask that you register.  There are two dates being offered – June 14 at 12:30 and June 20 at 10.

Animal Programs Coming This Summer!

Animal Programs Coming This Summer!

Are you ready for some family friendly animal programing this summer? With a Bird Walk from famous conservationist Greg Harber and a NEW Junior Captive Wildlife Keeper Class in May, along a new Campfire Talk and another FrogWatch USA training in June, you will have plenty of opportunities for you to learn more about our native wildlife. Click here to learn more!

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