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Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center at Girl Scout Camp Ilchester
  • Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Other times by appointment

  • Donations are welcome. Group tours, demonstrations, and other programs are available for a fee.

  • 3 years to Adult

Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center at Girl Scout Camp Ilchester

The Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center is a fully equipped nature center run by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. It's purpose is to promote environmental education and stewardship to children of all ages and the community.

The Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center is a unique haven for nature lovers, conveniently situated in the heart of central Maryland. While offering a diversity of nature programs, outdoor opportunities, and hands-on experiences, the Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center welcomes school and Girl Scout groups, families, and people of all ages. The Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center was founded in memory of Caitlin Dunbar (March 9, 1989 – December 28, 2004) a special Girl Scout of Central Maryland who loved nature and the outdoors. In honor of Caitlin’s memory, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and numerous friends opened the first Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center at Camp Conowingo on June 18, 2006 and the second location of the Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center at Camp Ilchester on March 9, 2008. Located on 19 acres of natural woods, the Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center in Ellicott City is home to wild life both inside the Clementine Peterson Activity Center and outdoors in the wild.

The mission of the Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center is to instill an awareness and appreciation of nature and the out of doors through education, and to promote environmental stewardship with a commitment to using resources wisely, preserving wildlife habitat, and making the world a better place.

Nature Tours are available by appointment here at Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Home School groups, school groups and more. Contact boxturtle@gscm.org for more information.

Nature demonstrations are available. Come to us or we'll come to you. We can cater to all groups. Contact boxturtle@gscm.org for details or info..

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  • 5042 Ilchester Road Ellicott City, MD 21043
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