Special Events

Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp Registration

Looking for a fun, unique experience for your child this summer? We offer a wide range of action-packed, memorable summer camps for kids with a variety of interests. These popular programs fill up FAST, so register today! Click here to learn more.

  • Date:
    Monday, June 18—Monday, July 16
  • Time:
    Varies based on camp.
  • Location:

    Varies based on camp.

  • Cost:
    Varies based on camp.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7600.

Butterfly Walk with the North American Butterfly Association

Butterfly Walk with the North American Butterfly Association

Join experts on this walk through the beautiful meadows in search of late spring butterflies.

  • Date:
    Friday, June 22
  • Time:
    9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location:

    Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Rd, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    FREE.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, visit njconservation.org.

Campout on the Beach

Campout on the Beach

Join us on an overnight adventure under the stars. Start with fun on the beach, swimming, boating, and racing around the Wibit. Once the sun sets, enjoy storytelling around the campfire and delicious s’mores - it is fun for all ages. A light breakfast is provided, too! Rain date: Saturday, June 23.

Click here to register.

  • Date:
    Friday, June 22—Saturday, June 23
  • Time:
    4 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Location:

    Sunrise Lake Beach Club in Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $45 per family. Wibit and Boat use are an additional fee.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required by June 18. For info and to register, use the above link, call 973.326.7616, or e-mail recreation@morrispaks.net.

Cooking Demonstration: Beets Can’t Be Beat

Cooking Demonstration: Beets Can’t Be Beat

****** SOLD OUT ******

Soup, salad, entree, and even dessert. We make an entire meal based on this one versatile vegetable – the beet.

  • Date:
    Sunday, June 24
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    SOLD OUT
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Fairy Day

Fairy Day

Ages 5 & Up.

Celebrate the 11th Annual Fairy Day! Welcome these wee folks into the garden by designing and creating a magical, miniature garden home made from all natural materials. Enjoy delicious treats and live music, and create a fairy themed craft to take home. At 3 p.m., join a colorful, musical procession around the gardens to marvel at the finished projects. Feel free to wear your best fairy finery. Perfect for fairy believers, both young in age and young at heart! Rain date: Sunday, July 1st.

  • Date:
    Sunday, June 24
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $30 per fairy house.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Frantic Fun Run 5K & 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run

Frantic Fun Run 5K & 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run

Sign up today! Race through history on a cross-country trail throughout the heart of Fosterfields in this chip-timed, 5K race that is open to all ages and skill levels. If a 5K is not for you, try the 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run. Enjoy a fun evening on the farm with music, awards for the 5k racers, and refreshments to share with your family and friends. The first 200 participants receive a Frantic Fun Run performance t-shirt!

Click here to register.

5:30 p.m. Registration and packet pick-up
6:45 p.m. 1-Mile Walk/Run start
7:00 p.m. 5K start
Awards and Refreshments to follow.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, June 26
  • Time:
    See description for schedule.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $20 Preregistration (through June 22); $25 Race Day Registration.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7616 or recreation@morrisparks.net.

Native Plants for Cut Flower Gardening

Native Plants for Cut Flower Gardening

Kathy Salisbury, Director of the Ambler Arboretum at Temple University and former President of the Native Plant Society of NJ, returns for an in-depth, practical guide to the best native plants to grow for cut flowers. This program is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

  • Date:
    Friday, June 29
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $25 per person.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7601.

Curator’s Tour and Patriotic Craft

Curator’s Tour and Patriotic Craft

Join the Curator for a special guided tour of The Willows and the exhibit, Call of Duty: Patriotism During World War I. Learn the meaning of America’s iconic symbols, such as the American Flag, Statue of Liberty, and Uncle Sam. Discover the activities of Caroline and Charles Foster and other home-front efforts that were part of patriotic service to the country. Show your support by creating a patriotic craft to take home. Parental assistance needed.

  • Date:
    Sunday, July 8
  • Time:
    1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

Tiny Tot Tuesdays

Tiny Tot Tuesdays

Explore the sandy beach and beautiful water of Sunrise Lake with your toddler on select Tuesday mornings in July, while enjoying exclusive access before the lakes open to the public. This special program is designed for children ages 4 and under.

Tuesdays: July 10 - 31

  • Date:
    Tuesday, July 10—Tuesday, July 31
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • Location:

    Sunrise Lake Beach Club in Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $3 per adult, FREE per child 4 & under.
  • Contact:
    973.267.4351.

Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend

Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend

Discover the beauty and diversity of Morris County’s Community Gardens through the people, plants, and planting techniques that make gardens thrive. Tour the many gardens, discover how to start one in your town, and learn more about growing your own food. Enjoy food tastings and demonstrations offered at the various gardens. This event is rain or shine and is co-sponsored by The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

  • Date:
    Saturday, July 14—Sunday, July 15
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Community Gardens throughout Morris County.

  • Cost:
    FREE.
  • Contact:
    Visit arboretumfriends.org for detailed information, including maps and directions to the participating gardens.