Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

Phone (717)642-5840

2014 Summer Adventure Camp


Don't miss out on a summer of excitement as Strawberry Hill and GARA team up for Summer Adventure Camp, June 16th - August 15th!

-Options for students entering kindergarten through 10th grade;

-Breakfast & lunch included for full day participants;

-Pre- and post-care options available;


all for 25% less than other local summer programs!

For more information,

click here!


Upcoming Events

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2013 Auction Fundraiser

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   Strawberry Hill would like to thank our Sponsors, Donors, and Attendees who helped us raise over $13,000 to support the Preserve!



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Emmitsburg Vet


Food Pro


AC Nursery


Gettysburg Ped


Aero Enegry


CS Davidson


Hanover Arch

Welcome to Strawberry Hill

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Becoming the Conservation Photographer, Begin with Your Smartphone!

Perhaps one of the fastest, if not THE fastest growing segment in the field of photo journalism is that of conservation photography.  The current concerns with our disappearing wild lands, and the relatives, flora and fauna, coupled with the near exponential growth in technologies has provided a broad opportunity for those with a sincere interest regarding this subject matter.

Prior to the advent of digital technologies, field journalism of any sort was at best a demanding endeavor.  The

conservation photographer was pretty much a lone wolf.  Often spending an enormous amount of time working either alone or, if lucky, in the company of a like-minded partner.  His or her equipment was heavy and somewhat cumbersome.  The lenses alone used for distant or small subjects often weighed in excess of 10 pounds.  Then there were the tripods; sturdy, but often made of steel or heavy gauge alloys.  If close up photos or small subjects such as insects or flowers in detail were required, this would necessitate an additional macro lens.  For one to owe reproduction an extension tube would be required to be used with the macro lens.

The camera body itself was usually of brass construction with chrome plating.  A black finish was used on professionalSwampCreek-fall

models.  Remember, film was the medium of capturing the desired image.   Of course, we didn’t know if we got the image or not until we had the film processed.  In the… Continue reading

Get Outdoors PA


Strawberry Hill is proud to announce that we are now an official partner of Get Outdoors PA!

Get Outdoors PA strives to connect citizens with outdoor recreation activities to increase their appreciation and active use of parks, forests and public spaces while imparting a message of environmental stewardship and healthy living.

GOPA Goals:

  • Connect people with the outdoors through Pennsylvania’s public lands;
  • Inspire environmental conservation, stewardship and healthy living;
  • Encourage physical activity through outdoor recreation;
  • Deliver quality outdoor recreation opportunities to the public through best practice models;
  • Increase the number of quality outdoor recreation programs in Pennsylvania;
  • Develop public-private partnerships encouraging economic growth in a sustainable way

Keep an eye out for future GOPA-affiliated events, and check out the GOPA calendar by clicking here!

4th Annual Venturing Crew 76 Book Sale

 High Adventure▪Leadership▪Service


Lots of Books!

DVDs! CDs! Baked Goods! and More!

When: Saturday, April 5th 8:00am – 2:00pm

Where: St. John Lutheran Church

13 East Main Street, Fairfield, PA


Mark your Calendars; we hope to see you there!

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Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve and the Watershed Alliance of Adams County are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-14 Watershed Education Grants!







Top Awardees

Fairfield Area MS

Maple Avenue MS

St. Francis Xavier School


Additional Awardees

Annuncuation BVM

Biglerville ES

Biglerville HS

Gettysburg Montessori

Rolling Acres ES

Washington ES


Sponsors, Thank You!

Community support was crucial to the success of the pilot grants.  The rental kits were supplied through sponsorship from these local businesses:


2013 VBS (St. John Lutheran Church & St. Mary’s Catholic Church)






Cleveland’s Landscaping


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Strawberry Hill Board of Directors


We seek to sustain the Watershed Education Grants through community involvement; for more information on supporting the 2014-15 grant round and beyond, call (717) 642-5840.


Friends of Tom's Creek
Working to protect the headwaters of Tom's Creek.