Chambers House Nature Center

Chambers House Nature Center


Chambers House Nature Center

Originally built c.1820, The Chambers House serves as the nature center and office for White Clay Creek State Park’s programming staff. Staffed by volunteers who give information to park visitors, the house also serves as the main building for the park’s Discovery Camps. To learn how to get involved or volunteer to staff the nature center, call or email us.


Upcoming Events

Tree-Hugger Thursday (forest bathing)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

10:30 AM

Join Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Master Naturalist, Shelli Smith, for a relaxing stroll through White Clay Creek. Awaken your senses and deepen your relationship with the natural world through sensory explorations that combine curiosity, wandering and rest. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, nature therapy walks have proven health benefits including stress reduction, lower cortisol levels, reduced blood pressure, and improved immunity. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-368-6900 to register. Free Program.

Add to Calendar 12/1/2022 10:30:00 AM 12/1/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Tree-Hugger Thursday (forest bathing) Join Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Master Naturalist, Shelli Smith, for a relaxing stroll through White Clay Creek. Awaken your senses and deepen your relationship with the natural world through sensory explorations that combine curiosity, wandering and rest. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, nature therapy walks have proven health benefits including stress reduction, lower cortisol levels, reduced blood pressure, and improved immunity. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-368-6900 to register. Free Program. White Clay Creek

Wreath Making Workshop

Sunday, December 4, 2022

10:00 AM

Join us for a cup of coffee in the cozy Judge Morris Estate during our wreath making workshop. Bring clippers and gloves. $30 per person, includes greens, base and accents for one holiday wreath.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 12/4/2022 10:00:00 AM 12/4/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wreath Making Workshop Join us for a cup of coffee in the cozy Judge Morris Estate during our wreath making workshop. Bring clippers and gloves. $30 per person, includes greens, base and accents for one holiday wreath. White Clay Creek

Wreath Making Workshop

Sunday, December 4, 2022

1:00 PM

Join us for a cup of coffee in the cozy Judge Morris Estate during our wreath making workshop. Bring clippers and gloves. $30 per person, includes greens, base and accents for one holiday wreath.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 12/4/2022 1:00:00 PM 12/4/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Wreath Making Workshop Join us for a cup of coffee in the cozy Judge Morris Estate during our wreath making workshop. Bring clippers and gloves. $30 per person, includes greens, base and accents for one holiday wreath. White Clay Creek

Full Moon Friday

Friday, December 9, 2022

6:30 PM

Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 12/9/2022 6:30:00 PM 12/9/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person. White Clay Creek

Naturalist Led Hike

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

10:00 AM

Ready to find a new favorite trail? Join the park naturalist on this series to explore trails and discover nature in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Call 302-368-6900 for registration and hike location information. Free

Add to Calendar 12/13/2022 10:00:00 AM 12/13/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Naturalist Led Hike Ready to find a new favorite trail? Join the park naturalist on this series to explore trails and discover nature in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Call 302-368-6900 for registration and hike location information. Free White Clay Creek

Harmony/Winter Solstice Hike

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

4:00 PM

Join us for silent hike just before sunset, as we listen to the sounds of nature with our heightened senses. This is designated as a meditation hike to enjoy the forest and fields in quiet contemplation. Pre-registration is required, call 302-368-6900 for meeting location. Free

Add to Calendar 12/21/2022 4:00:00 PM 12/21/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Harmony/Winter Solstice Hike Join us for silent hike just before sunset, as we listen to the sounds of nature with our heightened senses. This is designated as a meditation hike to enjoy the forest and fields in quiet contemplation. Pre-registration is required, call 302-368-6900 for meeting location. Free White Clay Creek

Naturalist Led Hike

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

10:00 AM

Ready to find a new favorite trail? Join the park naturalist on this series to explore trails and discover nature in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Call 302-368-6900 for registration and hike location information. Free

Add to Calendar 1/17/2023 10:00:00 AM 1/17/2023 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Naturalist Led Hike Ready to find a new favorite trail? Join the park naturalist on this series to explore trails and discover nature in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Call 302-368-6900 for registration and hike location information. Free White Clay Creek

Good Morning Groundhogs!

Thursday, February 2, 2023

10:00 AM

Wake up -whistle pigs!- Learn about the groundhogs that call White Clay home. We'll learn about these fascinating mammals and look to see if they've come out of winter hibernation. Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900. For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free

Add to Calendar 2/2/2023 10:00:00 AM 2/2/2023 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Good Morning Groundhogs! Wake up -whistle pigs!- Learn about the groundhogs that call White Clay home. We'll learn about these fascinating mammals and look to see if they've come out of winter hibernation. Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900. For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free White Clay Creek

Naturalist Led Hike

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

10:00 AM

Ready to find a new favorite trail? Join the park naturalist on this series to explore trails and discover nature in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Call 302-368-6900 for registration and hike location information. Free

Add to Calendar 2/14/2023 10:00:00 AM 2/14/2023 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Naturalist Led Hike Ready to find a new favorite trail? Join the park naturalist on this series to explore trails and discover nature in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Call 302-368-6900 for registration and hike location information. Free White Clay Creek

Backyard Birding

Saturday, February 25, 2023

9:00 AM

Join the park naturalist to learn about winter birds. Learn about local birds, observe the feeders at the Nature Center and go on a short hike. Pre-registration required by 3 p.m. on Friday 302-368-6900. Free

Add to Calendar 2/25/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/25/2023 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Backyard Birding Join the park naturalist to learn about winter birds. Learn about local birds, observe the feeders at the Nature Center and go on a short hike. Pre-registration required by 3 p.m. on Friday 302-368-6900. Free White Clay Creek

Intro to Fly Fishing

Monday, February 27, 2023

7:00 PM

Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park to learn the basics of fly fishing on February 27 and fly tying on March 6. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Space is limited. Free

Add to Calendar 2/27/2023 7:00:00 PM 2/27/2023 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Fly Fishing Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park to learn the basics of fly fishing on February 27 and fly tying on March 6. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Space is limited. Free White Clay Creek

Full Moon Friday

Friday, March 3, 2023

7:00 PM

Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900 prior to 3 p.m. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 3/3/2023 7:00:00 PM 3/3/2023 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900 prior to 3 p.m. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person. White Clay Creek

Intro to Fly Tying

Monday, March 6, 2023

7:00 PM

Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park to learn the basics of fly fishing on February 27 and fly tying on March 6. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Space is limited. Free

Add to Calendar 3/6/2023 7:00:00 PM 3/6/2023 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Fly Tying Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park to learn the basics of fly fishing on February 27 and fly tying on March 6. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Space is limited. Free White Clay Creek

Intro to Biomimicry: Inspiration from Nature

Saturday, March 18, 2023

10:00 AM

Join Master Naturalist Mary Osman on a hike to learn about ways nature inspires innovative solutions to everyday problems. Please call 302-368-6900 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 3/18/2023 10:00:00 AM 3/18/2023 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Intro to Biomimicry: Inspiration from Nature Join Master Naturalist Mary Osman on a hike to learn about ways nature inspires innovative solutions to everyday problems. Please call 302-368-6900 to register. Free White Clay Creek

Stroll with the Superintendent

Saturday, March 18, 2023

1:00 PM

Join the park superintendent at the Judge Morris Estate for a house and grounds tour. We'll be sharing history, current improvements and more. Pre-registration required by calling 302-368-6900. Free

Add to Calendar 3/18/2023 1:00:00 PM 3/18/2023 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroll with the Superintendent Join the park superintendent at the Judge Morris Estate for a house and grounds tour. We'll be sharing history, current improvements and more. Pre-registration required by calling 302-368-6900. Free White Clay Creek

The Wedge, the Arc and the Horn

Sunday, March 19, 2023

1:00 PM

The Arc Corner Monument signifies a land swap between Pennsylvania and Delaware. Join local historian Mike Ott for a hike to the Arc Corner Monument and to another marker on the DE Arc for some interesting history of these boundaries. Degree of Difficulty: Moderate to difficult. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 26, Call 302-368-6900 for registration. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Free

Add to Calendar 3/19/2023 1:00:00 PM 3/19/2023 2:30:00 PM America/New_York The Wedge, the Arc and the Horn The Arc Corner Monument signifies a land swap between Pennsylvania and Delaware. Join local historian Mike Ott for a hike to the Arc Corner Monument and to another marker on the DE Arc for some interesting history of these boundaries. Degree of Difficulty: Moderate to difficult. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 26, Call 302-368-6900 for registration. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Free White Clay Creek