Events & Programs

Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick

​​​​​THE CENTER  IS CLOSED except for special programs.  Trails are open dawn to dusk.


February 29 - The Center will be open weekends only through March.


Registration is required.  Call 717-964-3808 to register no later than 24 hours before an event or e-mail the park at governordick@hotmail.com and leave your name and phone number.


Leap Day Hike
February 29, 10:00 a.m.

Yippie!  We get an extra day for hiking this year!  If trail conditions are not icy, we'll amble through the winter woods.  Be sure to wear the appropriate foot gear for this approximately 3-mile-long hike.


Music by the Fireplace
March 1, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Does the winter blues have you down?  Chase it away with bluegrass music!  Our bluegrass and old country-style music jam is open to new pickers and those that want to sing along or just enjoy the music.


Fitness Hike
March 8, 8:00 a.m.
This is a faster-paced hike of up to 5 miles.  Wear appropriate foot gear for rocky, hilly trails.


Winter Learning Series Lecture #2
March 8, 2:00 p.m.
“Dare 2B Tick Aware"

(a program of the PA Lyme Resource Network)

Presenter Anne Desjardins, Lebanon County Lyme Support Group Leader
Almost everyone knows someone impacted by Lyme disease. Join us for this important discussion which includes Lyme disease trends in PA, information on tick habits and life cycles, diseases regularly carried by ticks, and Lyme prevention strategies. We will also discuss how to recognize early symptoms of Lyme disease and how, when, and where to seek help.

Boating Safety Course 

March 14,  9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This course meets the PA requirements for boating safety certificates which are required of anyone who operates a personal water craft. Children 10 and up may attend accompanied by an adult.  Donation requested.   There is a fee for your certificate.  Registration is required. Please register by March 12.  Pack a lunch or plan to grab a bite in Mt. Gretna.


Golden Eagle Hikers

March 22, 1:30 p.m.

Hikers over the age of 50 are invited for a 2- to 3-mile hike at a gentler pace.  There still are hills and plenty of rocks on the trails so be prepared!  Hike will cancel due to bad weather or poor trail conditions so please register.


DVOA-sponsored Orienteering Event

March 29, 10:00 a.m.

Orienteers of all skill levels are welcome!  There is a fee.


Beginning Orienteering Class

March 29, 11:00 a.m.

Have you wondered what orienteering is all about?  This class is for you!  You'll learn what you need to get started and how to navigate with map and compass.  This class is open to Scout groups and others wanting to learn more about orienteering.