North Carolina Wildlife Camp Series - Living Wild!


Classes will take place either at Harris Depot Park's or Pharr Mill Park's main shelter.
Instructor will advise prior to each session which location to attend.

Harris Depot Park Shelter

6950 Harris Depot Road, Harrisburg, NC 28075 


Pharr Mill Park Shelter

6775 Pharr Mill Road, Harrisburg, NC 28075

Instructor: Daniel Vestal

October Session:

October 1st - Snakes - Slithering Sssss
October 8th - Praying Mantis - Camouflaged Predator
October 15th - Owls - Who's There?
October 22nd - Spiders - Spinning Webs
October 29th - Bats - Absolutely Batty

Time, Age Group, Fee:

Every Thursday for the month of October.
Meets from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages 8-10
$20 per participant per class*

*Take home activity per session is included in fee.


Participants may bring a drink such as bottled water to each session, but needs to be clearly labeled.

As a reminder, please follow CDC Guidelines:

Arrive no more than 10 minutes before class time.
The use of hand sanitizer and proper hand washing, often, is strongly encouraged.
Please wash your hands prior to class.
It is recommended that only one parent/guardian accompany younger children
to the facility when possible.
Please do not attend class is you are sick.
Face coverings are required for patrons of all Town facilities, including parks.


Pre-registration is required. To register please visit:

Additional Information:

If you have questions about the camp, class, or program, please contact the Town of Harrisburg Parks and Recreation.Our phone number is (704) 455-7275 and we are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm daily, unless otherwise posted.

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About Instructor: Daniel Vestal

Daniel Vestal is a member of the Town of Harrisburg Parks and Recreation staff. He has been with the town for four years as their Administrative Support Specialist. He has a Bachelor's of Science in Parks and Recreation Management, with an Outdoor Recreation concentration from East Carolina University.

He brings a passion for the Great Outdoors, encouraging younger generations to get involved by becoming potential stewards for nature in the future and an emphasis on enjoying the natural wonders that is offered by respecting wildlife from a distance. For more detailed bio please visit,