BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It's time to register now for a summer tradition in Somerset County Parks, "The County Caper!" - which is based out of the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge.

Once again, the naturalists at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, are offering two County Caper events, on Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20.  

The roving, interactive game is a way to win prizes, explore Somerset County's Parks and play games.

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Returning for 2017 is an adult only (15 years old and up) adventure called The County Caper Accelerated! for Saturday, Aug. 19. 

The one-day Family County Caper is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 20.

Saturday’s County Caper Accelerated! is a one-day game that takes adults on an interactive tour of Somerset County Parks and facilities. Participants will be physically and mentally challenged while completing fun tasks and finding hidden clues throughout the day as their team races against the clock. 

Sunday’s County Caper is a one-day game that also takes families and friends on an interactive tour of the county's parks and facilities as a local version of “The Amazing Race.”

Sunday's will set teams off heading to various destinations within Somerset County. Once they arrive, they need to perform tasks, find clues or gather information. Each team will be given a journal to collect stamps and/or record their findings. Participants are encouraged to bring their camera.

Fee, registration required
Fee is $20 per team. Registration is required and is available now at. or by calling 908-766-2489, ext. 0. An online brochure is available.

Registration for the Aug. 19 event is due by noon on Aug. 18. 

Registration for the Aug. 20 event is due by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 15, according to information on the county website.

The County Caper is designed to encourage everyone to explore, learn and protect the county's parks and other natural areas. Both events are rain or shine.

Information on all of the Somerset County Park Commission activities and programs is available at or by calling 908-722-1200.