Welcome - Embrace Nature With Us

To reserve your visit to the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center, please check availability at our online calendar here:

Once you have selected your dates, please contact Jim Rapp to confirm at dlitedirector@comcast.net or 443-614-0261. You can also fill out our contact form below

Please mail us at:
1320 Belmont Avenue
Suite 403-E
Salisbury, MD 21804

All visitors to the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center are required to have a signed release form. Children under 18 years of age are required to have the release form signed by a parent or guardian. Organization leaders are asked to print the form, make copies, and deliver signed release forms for each person in the visiting party. Signed forms can be left in the lodge at the HODC.

Download your release form Here. . .



Get Outdoors Day will be held on August 25, 2018. For more information, please see our Facebook page.

The Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center is proudly supported by:

What People are Saying

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

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

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.