Phone (717)642-5840
2014 Summer Adventure Camp

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Don't miss out on a summer of excitement!

June 16th  to

August 15th!

Endorsed by the Gettysburg and Fairfield School Districts
for children kindergarten through 10th grade
Breakfast & Lunch Included 

Pre- and Post-care Options

Daily Trips to the Preserve

Weekly Field Trips




Fees are less than $30/day and are

25% less than other local summer programs!


Registration Now Open!

For more information,

click here!




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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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Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve
1537 Mount Hope Road
Fairfield, PA 17320


Strawberry Hill Nature Center & Preserve is open to the public every day all year without fee for day use. Trails are open from dawn to dusk. We welcome hikers, walkers, families, school children, teachers, photographers, birders, butterfly-chasers, and nature lovers. We invite you to participate in activities that celebrate the outdoors, such as our education programs, hiking, and bird watching. For your own safety, please stay on the trails at all times.

While on our preserves, please respect the land and wildlife at all times. If you get any great photographs, please consider sharing your images with us. If we publish them in our newsletter or other publications, we’ll give you credit and thanks for helping to safeguard South Mountain’s natural heritage.

We hope that you will enjoy Strawberry Hill Nature Center & Preserve now and in the years to come.


 What You Can Do
The following activities are permitted:

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking
  • Nature Study
  • Photography (We are always looking for
  • Fishing (members only)
  • Parking in permitted areas
  • Respecting our neighbors
  • Staying on Trails to protect sensitive plants and wildlife
  • Removing all trash and leaving the preserve cleaner than you found it

What You Should Bring

  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Compass
  • Field guides (to plants and animals)
  • Insect repellant
  • Rain gear
  • Snack (fruit or trail mix)
  • Sunscreen

What You Cannot Do
The following activities are not permitted:

  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Driving an ATV or off-road vehicle
  • Cooking or camp fires
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Littering
  • Fires
  • Picking flowers, berries, nuts or mushrooms
  • Removing any part of the natural landscape
  • Swimming
  • Smoking
  • Consume Alcoholic beverages
  • Disruptive, unruly behavior
  • Use portable toilets for disposal of garbage
  • Leaving Pets off of their leash


  • Wear comfortable footwear suitable for hiking, but please do not wear heavy, cleated boots – these damage the trails.
  • To protect yourself from ticks, poison ivy or poison sumac, wear long pants – and tuck them into your socks. Guard against Lyme disease by wearing light-colored clothes and checking yourself for ticks.
  • No matter which season of the year it is, each person in your party should bring a full water bottle. Dehydration is a serious risk at any time of the year.


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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.