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Summer Discovery


Due to the continuing concerns around COVID-19, the onsite camps for 2020 Summer Discovery at Newlin Grist Mill have been cancelled. 

Join us for 2020 Virtual Summer Discovery!

Since we can't hold camp in-person this summer, we’ve pulled together a really great mix of activities for an online camp experience, based on parent feedback and lessons that were popular with campers in previous years. We are using a combination of platforms and focusing on activities that use simple household materials, so your family will be able to participate easily.


  • Zoom Lives (Tuesdays at 3pm) - We will gather via Zoom to meet live animals, explore science and history, try tasty recipes, and share our experiences. All Zoom meetings will last roughly 30 minutes and be recorded, then sent via email for those families that are unable to sign in at the designated time.

  • Weekly At-Home Activities - These activities will be sent as PDFs or slideshows via email, and are designed for campers to work on at their own pace at home.This category focuses on art projects, outdoor explorations, and longer activities that can be done at the camper’s own pace.

  • Summer Discovery Facebook Group - This group is designed to be a forum and gathering place for campers and their families.We will be sharing weekly coloring sheets, pictures from around the park, scavenger hunts, and other fun interactive activities.

Camp activities will run for 10 weeks, starting the week of June 15th. Register by the week for $10 each, or sign up for all 10 weeks at a discounted rate of $75. Open to children ages 4-12.


You can find a description of all our planned activities HERE.

Message to Our Community


In light of current conditions, Newlin Grist Mill continues to be closed as follows:

  • The NGM Visitor Center, Archive, Blacksmith Shop, Millwright Shop, and public restrooms remain closed;

  • All tours, programs and events have been postponed or cancelled during this period;

  • Pond Fishing will remain closed until further notice;

  • Rentals are being cancelled for this period of time;

  • There will be no Volunteer Wednesday Workdays;

  • The trails will remain open, but parking is limited; and we ask that everyone be mindful of social distancing when on the property.

Decisions concerning additional closings will follow based on the developing situation. Please check back for updates.

While the trails at Newlin Grist Mill remain accessible while the site is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do want to remind everyone of a few things:

  • Continue to observe proper social distancing when you are on the trails. If you are ill or have been around anyone who is ill or has been exposed to the virus, please remain at home. If you arrive and find that the parking lot is crowded, please postpone your visit to another time.  

  • Please remember that all dogs must be on a leash that is held securely by the owner at all times. This is a township law, and it is to protect the health and safety of all park visitors (human and canine) and the wildlife in the park.

  • The park contains unique habitats that are home to sensitive plants and animals, some of which are being monitored through ongoing scientific surveys.  Please stay on the trails to avoid disturbances (wading, dip netting, collecting, rock throwing etc.) that could damage wildlife and vegetation. 

  • Remember that collecting of any kind, including plants and animals, is prohibited in the park.

We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.

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