Summer Nature Weeks

SUMMER NATURE WEEKS

BELOW ARE THE REGISTRATION LINKS FOR EACH SESSION

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

This program is created for parent/guardian with children ages 2-8.

Three Identical Sessions, with all being held 10:00 – 11:30 am Monday through Friday, rain or shine!

CURRENTLY ALL SESSIONS ARE FILLED.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST SHOULD THERE BE ANY CANCELLATIONS, PLEASE EMAIL info@friendsoffiverivers.org

  • July 11-15 – THIS SESSION IS FULL AND CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • July 25-29 – THIS SESSION IS FULL AND CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • August 1-5 – THIS SESSION IS FULL AND CURRENTLY CLOSED

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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.  Clothing requirements and other tips below.

Note that due to the nature of the activities, we ask that only registered children attend.

HOW TO DRESS FOR PROGRAMS

  • Shoes or sneakers (not sandals) are required footwear.
  • Long pants are suggested to protect against poison ivy and insect bites.
  • A hat is recommended.
  • Bring rain gear if the weather looks threatening.
  • You may also bring a small backpack.
  • For Summer Nature Weeks (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.

WATER

  • All participants should bring water.
  • Snacks are encouraged.

INSECT REPELLENT

Insects are attracted to strong smelling shampoo, soaps, and sweet-smelling snacks.  Your first line of defense should be to 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.

REGISTRATION

Enrollment is limited. Register early to get the session of your choice. If the session you choose is filled, we will contact you.

REGISTER HERE

QUESTIONS

Contact Nancy Payne at 518-475-0296 or email beautifulday@friendsoffiverivers.org

“I cannot sing my praises of this program loud enough. It has been a gift through the last two years and I often think how different the world would be if every morning we all started the day by letting the sun find our faces, stretching our arms out wide and exclaiming “it is a beautiful day!” then wrapping ourselves in a hug. For now, I will continue to treasure the opportunity this program has given my children – and me – to slow down and appreciate the world around us”

With much gratitude,
Catherine Markey (2022)

CONTACT US

56 Game Farm Rd., Delmar, NY 12054
For Educational Program Information, email:  education@FriendsofFiveRivers.org
For General Information, email:  info@FriendsofFiveRivers.org
Phone:  (518) 475-0295                 Fax:  (518) 475-0293

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