Welcome - Embrace Nature With Us

To reserve your visit to the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center, please check availability at our online calendar here. Empty dates are open, and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Once you have selected your dates (including estimated arrival time and departure time), please contact Jim Rapp to confirm at dlitedirector@comcast.net or 443-614-0261. You can also fill out our contact form below. For mail, please use:

Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center
P.O. Box 1323
Salisbury, MD 21802

All youth organizations visiting the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center must abide by the following guidelines to the best of their ability:

HODC Camping Rules

Del-Mar-Va Council/Boy Scouts of America covid-19 guidelines

All visitors to the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center are required to submit two signed release forms. Youth organization leaders are asked to print, sign, scan (or photograph) and return these to dlitedirector@comcast.net before your group arrives.

HODC release form

HODC covid-19 waiver of liability




Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Oct. 2 10 am - 2 pm
For more information, please click here or visit our Facebook event page

What People are Saying

Teachers need outdoor classrooms to make nature come alive for students. The Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center is a wonderful field trip destination for local schools.
- Allen Brown
- (Retired), Wicomico County Board of Education

With competition from television, video games, and the internet, we need places like the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center to turn kids on to nature. The HODC is your kids' cure for nature deficit disorder.
- Carrie Samis
- Delmarva Environmental Educators Network

I strongly encourage all youth organization leaders to plan a trip to the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center. There is no better place to encourage youth fellowship and appreciation for the outdoors than the HODC.
- Martin Hutchison
- Pastor, Community of Joy Church

Richard Hazel has always been a friend of scouting. The Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center is a natural tribute to Mr. Hazel's love for children, scouting, and the outdoors.
- Kevin Les Callette
- Field Director, Boy Scouts of America

Our Mission . . .

to provide opportunities to explore and celebrate the outdoors, and to promote harmony between all people through natural experiences.