Summer Family Programs 2020


Click here for our Summer Family Programs brochure and registration form.

The Friends of Five Rivers is offering three summer programs for families. The aim of these programs is to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities.

Summer Family Fun: Parents with children ages 2 to 8.

Three Identical Sessions:

  • July 14 – July 17
  • July 28 – July 31
  • Aug 4 – Aug 7

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30am, Tuesday through Friday, rain or shine.

Each day begins with the reading of a story from nature. Hands-on activities will follow from the theme of the story and includes exploration, discovery, games, and crafts.

Fridays will be spent by and in the stream. Please note the clothing requirements below.

Due to the nature of the activities we ask that only registered children attend.

Fee - One Adult + One Child + Materials Fee:
Members $50.00, Non Members $65.00, $15.00 for each additional registered child. Make checks payable to Friends of Five Rivers.

Additional Information

How to dress for the programs:

Participants should dress for the out-of-doors. Shoes or sneakers (not sandals) are required footwear. Long pants are suggested to protect against poison ivy and insect bites. A hat is recommended.

Summer Family Fun (ages 2-8):Friday sessions will be spent wading in the stream; old sneakers and shorts are more appropriate for these days. Footwear must be worn in the stream. Water shoes must have a back strap and toes must be covered.

All participants should bring rain gear if the weather looks threatening. You may want to bring a small backpack.


All participants should bring water. Snacks are encouraged.


Insects are attracted to strong smelling shampoo, soaps and sweet smelling snacks. Your first line of defense should be the elimination of all strong aromas. Some repellents are extremely toxic. These repellents on hands or skin can be harmful to water critters or other animals you may handle. People with insect repellent on will not be allowed to handle insects or be in the stream.