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Wetlands boardwalk at Haw River State Park

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Contact the park
 

336-342-6163

haw.river@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

The Summit Center
and park office

339 Conference Center Drive
Browns Summit, NC 27214

GPS: 36.2508, -79.7563

 

Iron Ore Belt access

6068 N. Church St.
Greensboro, NC 27455

GPS: 36.2374, -79.7855
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

 

 

Status of park facilities   

The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center at Haw River State Park is closed to the public until further notice, including all buildings and restrooms. 

Trails at Iron Ore Belt access, 6068 North Church Street in Greensboro, are open, but the restrooms are CLOSED. The access closes at 8pm.

All events and programs have been CANCELED until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding at this time.

 Last updated on: Friday, March 20, 2020

Educational programs

The Summit Environmental Education Center is an outdoor environmental education center specializing in day programs and overnight field trips for groups of all ages. The Environmental Education program provides a variety of courses and innovative activities for youth and adult groups of all sizes. All courses are correlated to the NC Essential Standards 2009, and include environmental education topics, NC cultural studies, outdoor education and teambuilding. These wide-ranging courses are designed to enhance and supplement classroom curriculum, as well as foster a respect for nature. The Summit Environmental Education Program is committed to immersing students in an engaging, informative, entertaining and inspiring curriculum.

Follow the links below to learn more about environmental education, planning your field trip, pricing, sample schedules, courses offered, and our staff contact information.

 

 

Address: 339 Conference Center Dr., Browns Summit, NC 27214
Phone: (336) 342-6181
Fax: (336) 342-0583
Email SEEC (General inquiries): hawriver.program@ncparks.gov
Email SEEC Director: kathryn.royall@ncparks.gov

 

 

Nature has provided a fine outdoor facility, which includes the Haw River headwaters, lush vegetation, wetlands, rolling hills, pine and hardwood forest, wildflowers and abundant animal life.

  • 6-acre lake
  • Numerous hiking and jogging trails
  • Expansive boardwalk that meanders through the wetlands and the Haw River
  • Multiple fire-rings
  • 2 amphitheaters with seating for up to 90.
  • A challenging nine-hole frisbee golf course
  • 1 horseshoe pit

 

 

Pick your program to determine your fees

Consider the length of your program, the dates and the courses you are interested in and call the education office at (336) 342-6181.
 

Book in advance

Field trips are booked on a first-come, first-served basis so make your reservations well in advance. One-year advance booking is available.

Note: Our cabin capacity is 90 people.
 

Read, sign and return the contract & deposit

We will send out a contract to be signed and mailed back to SEEC after you or your group's representative calls and requests to be placed on the reservations calendar. A 10% deposit is due two weeks prior to your arrival date.
 

Write or email us if attendance numbers change

Additions to your reservation numbers may be possible. Call us close to the time of your trip to see if we can accommodate any students who are on your waiting list.
 

Cancellations

Your 10 percent deposit is not refundable in the event of cancellation.

 

 

Half day

  • 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • 1 to 2 adventures

Each participant, with lunch: $18
Each participant, no lunch: $11
 

Full day

  • 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • 2 to 4 adventures

Each participant, with lunch: $23
Each participant, no lunch: $17
 

Overnight excursion

  • 10:30am arrival on day 1
  • 3 meals: lunch and dinner on day 1; breakfast on day 2
  • 4 adventures
  • Evening programming
  • Campfire
  • Lodging in the Treehouse Train (cabins)

Each participant, with 10:30am departure on day 2: $70
Each participant, with 1:00pm departure on day 2: $77
 

3-day, 2-night excursion

  • 10:30am arrival on day 1
  • 6 meals: lunch and dinner on day 1; breakfast, lunch and dinner on day 2; breakfast on day 3
  • 6 adventures
  • Evening programming (1-2 nights)
  • Campfires (with marshmallows!)
  • Lodging in the Treehouse Train (Cabins)

Each participant, with 10:30am departure on day 3: $110
Each participant, with 1:00pm departure on day 3: $115
 

All day-groups receive:

  • 1 FREE Chaperone per every 10 students. (Each additional chaperone is full price.)
  • Flexible scheduling, customized programming
  • An instructor-to-student ratio no more than 1:15 (usually at 1:12)
     

All overnight groups receive:

  • 1 FREE Chaperone per every 8 students. (Each additional chaperone is full price.)
  • Flexible scheduling, customized programming
  • An instructor-to-student ratio no more than 1:15 (usually at 1:12)
     

Additional Information:

  • SEEC can provide overnight programming for 15 to 130 participants.
  • The Treehouse Train sleeps up to 90. Cottage motel accommodations sleep up to 100.
     

 

 

Come to Haw River State Park for summer fun and adventure! The Summit Environmental Education Staff at Haw River lead participants in many amazing park adventures. Each week has a theme on which programming will focus. The Day Camps are for children who will be rising 2nd-5th graders. We offer Haw River Adventure Camp for 6th-8th graders. Our Grand Camps are for grandparents who would like to come to summer camp with a grandchild or two, or for children who would like to bring their grandparents to camp. These are our only residential camps.

Learn more about Summer Camp and Grand Camp »

 

Summer day camp daily schedule

8:30am - 9:00am: Early arrivals
9:00am - 4:00pm: Programmed activities
4:00pm - 4:30pm: Extended hours

Participants will be asked to bring a bag lunch/water bottle each day. Water will be available to the students at lunch and for the breaks. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Please be sure to inform us concerning any dietary needs, such as food allergies upon registration.

 

Registration information

Registration will begin by mail on February 1st.

Download:

and send it in by mail. A $40 non-refundable deposit will be due upon registration to secure a space for each participant.

 

Contact Information

Haw River State Park
The Summit EE Center/Summer Camps
339 Conference Center Drive
Browns Summit, NC 27214
(336) 342-6181 / 342-6163
hawriver.program@ncparks.gov