Entries by Hannah

REI Campout

Calling all campers! Bays Mountain Park partnered with REI for an exciting weekend experience on the mountain: the REI Women’s Day Campout. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of activities that are all included, led by an ace team of park rangers, local experts, and REI guides. From yoga or mountain biking to […]

Celtic Concert

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Irish way. The ETSU Celtic Band is playing a special concert inside the planetarium on March 20 at 7 p.m. The ETSU Celtic Band brings an exciting blend of Scottish and Irish traditional songs and instrumentals for dancing and listening, featuring soaring vocals, fiddle, bouzouki, and guitar. Come out and […]

Beginning Mountain Biking

Ever thought about mountain biking, but don’t know where to begin? Want to improve your skills? This series will provide basic hands-on information to help you become a better mountain biker! Mountain bikes are a great way to exercise and connect with nature, but it can be a little intimidating when you’re a beginner. There […]

StarWatch and SunWatch

Bays Mountain Park’s outdoor astronomy observing sessions are back this spring! SunWatch and StarWatch return in March. Witness the Sun in close detail at SunWatch every clear Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. at the dam, March through October. A member of the planetarium staff or the Bays Mountain Astronomy club will help […]

Map and Compass

Want to learn to navigate the wilderness? Bays Mountain Park is here to teach you how in this two-part series! Maps and compasses have many applications in math and geography. It’s also a pretty good skill to have if you spend much time in the wild, besides just being a fun skill to practice once […]

Summer Day Camp 2020

Adventure and learning come together every day at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. This summer, your child can spend a week learning and exploring in nature at Bay Mountain’s Summer Day Camp. Registration is opens on March 1 for 2020 Summer Day Camp sessions for rising 1st through 6th graders. We pack each week-long Day […]

Summer Jobs

Want to spend your summer at Bays Mountain Park—and get paid to be here? Now’s your chance! You can apply for four summer positions: junior and senior day camp counselors, naturalist intern, and adventure ropes course facilitator. These are all paid, seasonal positions that get you in nature and working with people. Please see the […]

Survival Series

All outdoor enthusiasts, from amateur to old hat, need to brush up on their survival skills now and then. This February, the Survival Series is back to give you a crash course in surviving and thriving in the wilderness! This series is designed to teach you what you need to know to take care of […]

Night Rides

Join Reedy Creek Bicycles LLC for a bike ride like no other! Hit the trails on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month November through February on a nighttime ride led by Reedy Creek. Rides begin at 6 p.m. and will be over around 9. Please gather in the parking lot beforehand. You must […]