Experience the history of maple syrup production at Oglebay Institute’s annual Maple Sugaring Day at Camp Russel in Oglebay Park.
Begin by learning techniques Native Americans and early pioneers used to gather and make maple syrup as you are guided from station to station along the trials. Modern methods of sap collection will also be demonstrated. Finish your tour with a hot pancake breakfast in the Camp Russel dining hall. A 50/50 raffle is also part of the event.
60 minute tours depart every half hour beginning at 9am from Camp Russel. Last tour leaves at 12pm. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
$12 ($10 OI members) per person. Children 3 & under are free. Group rates are available.
Register online or call 304-242-6855.
Explore nature as a family…
Replace your child’s screen time with green time! Our family nature programs bring families together for quality time learning about nature. So, get outside and explore! Activities ignite children’s interests in science and nature. Children socialize with other kids outside of a traditional classroom setting. They have a lot of fun, too. And parents meet and connect with other parents. Most of all, our programs instill a lifelong appreciation and respect for the natural world.
More about the Schrader Center:
The Schrader Center offers dozens of seasonal nature programs for all ages. Nature enthusiasts gather here to experience a sense of community around a shared love of nature. Preschoolers through adults enjoy our year-round nature activities. Our hands-on programs expand nature knowledge, promote outdoor discovery and foster lifelong learning.