Upcoming Events

Aug
17
Fri
Camp WhompingWillow- Family Camp Out Aug 17
Aug 17 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 18 @ 9:00 AM

Throughout the summer and fall the Nature Center becomes Camp WhompingWillow Friday nights (June 15, 22, July 6, 13, August 17, 24, September 14, 28). We turn on the sprinklers when the sun is blaring. You can pitch your tent at your convenience under our sycamores and cherry trees as early as 4:00pm that day and we’ll light the fire for S’mores around 7:30pm. We meet and greet the animals of the nature center and have a bedtime story by the fire after a few night games in the field once the stars are out. You pay one flat rate per tent ($10) which includes middle-of-the-night access to our nice restroom (so it’s a bit more glamping than camping). 

Weather will cancel a Friday campout (threatening thunderstorms or extreme heat) and your payment will be transferred to a future campout date of your choice.
 Continue below to register and pay before camp out….

Aug
18
Sat
Nature Center Open @ Nature Center
Aug 18 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Nature Center will be open for visitors today.

The HOA office is closed. Please contact the office M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm for HOA related issues.

Flicks in the Sticks @ Nature Center Lawn
Aug 18 @ 8:30 PM
Aug
21
Tue
Lap Swim at Southern Walk Pool @ Southern Walk Pool
Aug 21 @ 5:30 AM – 7:50 AM
Aug
22
Wed
Lap Swim at Southern Walk Pool @ Southern Walk Pool
Aug 22 @ 5:30 AM – 7:50 AM
Aug
23
Thu
Lap Swim at Southern Walk Pool @ Southern Walk Pool
Aug 23 @ 5:30 AM – 7:50 AM
Aug
24
Fri
Camp WhompingWillow – 2018 Family Camp Outs
Aug 24 @ 4:00 PM

Throughout the summer and fall the Nature Center becomes Camp WhompingWillow Friday nights (June 15, 22, July 6, 13, August 17, 24, September 14, 28). We turn on the sprinklers when the sun is blaring. You can pitch your tent at your convenience under our sycamores and cherry trees as early as 4:00pm that day and we’ll light the fire for S’mores around 7:30pm. We meet and greet the animals of the nature center and have a bedtime story by the fire after a few night games in the field once the stars are out. You pay one flat rate per tent ($10) which includes middle-of-the-night access to our nice

restroom (so it’s a bit more glamping than camping). 

Weather will cancel a Friday campout (threatening thunderstorms or extreme heat) and your payment will be transferred to a future campout date of your choice.

TO REGISTER…Click the camp date(s) of your choice below and you will be redirected to the registration and payment page for that date:

AUGUST 17>>

AUGUST 24>>

SEPTEMBER 14>>

SEPTEMBER 28>>

Camp WhompingWillow- Family Camp Out Aug 24
Aug 24 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 25 @ 9:00 AM

Throughout the summer and fall the Nature Center becomes Camp WhompingWillow Friday nights (June 15, 22, July 6, 13, August 17, 24, September 14, 28). We turn on the sprinklers when the sun is blaring. You can pitch your tent at your convenience under our sycamores and cherry trees as early as 4:00pm that day and we’ll light the fire for S’mores around 7:30pm. We meet and greet the animals of the nature center and have a bedtime story by the fire after a few night games in the field once the stars are out. You pay one flat rate per tent ($10) which includes middle-of-the-night access to our nice restroom (so it’s a bit more glamping than camping). 

Weather will cancel a Friday campout (threatening thunderstorms or extreme heat) and your payment will be transferred to a future campout date of your choice.
 Continue below to register and pay before camp out….

Aug
29
Wed
Modifications Submission Deadline @ Nature Center
Aug 29 @ 12:00 PM

For details on exterior home modifications and submission requirements, please visit our design guidelines: https://www.broadlandshoa.org/for-residents/design-guidelines/

Aug
30
Thu
Untamed Reads at the Nature Center @ Nature Center
Aug 30 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

This year we’re going to have a wild books collective. We’ll gather every final Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm at the fireplace (until it is warm enough to start having outdoor firepits and s’mores).

Readings are for both adults and another set for 3rd-6th grade (pre-teen readers). Then there will be a showcased picture book here in the Nature Center as well for our little friends who come and visit the animals during the day. The books for all ages follow a common theme. So for February the theme is surviving in the wild cold (inspired by the cyclone bomb). For adults this is the fairy-re-telling of Eowyn Ivy’s The Snow Child and Hannah Moderow’s Lilys Mountain. Both of these books are quick-paced reads that weave in survival in the cold to a broader story. They’re perfect to read with a hot chocolate in your hand under a heavy blanket.

March’s theme is Wolves. In Wolfe Nation “Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated them. Now, scientists, writers, and ordinary citizens are fighting to bring them back to the wild. Peterson, an eloquent voice in the battle for twenty years, makes the powerful case that without wolves, not only will our whole ecology unravel, but we’ll lose much of our national soul. (From Amazon.com)” Lauren Wolk’s Wolf Hollow has more to do with bullying than the wild animal of Yellowstone. It was one of the most celebrated chapter books of 2017 for pre-teens.

April’s theme is trees, May is magic unseen (in nature), June is sea life…If you would like a full listing of our books come grab a print-off at the Nature Center or drop me an email at Naturalist@BroadlandsHOA.com.

And I’ll see you the final Thursday of each month at 5:30 with some hot chocolate by the fireplace. This event is open to all members of the community and free of charge.