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Summer Family Programs 2017
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 25 – July 28
- Aug 1 – Aug 4
- Aug 8 – Aug 11
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. Each day includes exploration, discovery, games, and crafts. Fridays will be spent by and in the stream. Please note the clothing requirements below.
Fee - One Adult + One Child + Materials Fee:
Members $40.00, Non Members $ 55.00, $ 5.00 for each additional registered child.
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.
A note on insect repellant:
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.