Clarence Schock Memorial Park
           at Governor Dick

Events & Programs

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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.  Payment for programs can be made the day of the program.


Music on the Porch
August 1, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.       Free

Enjoy a bluegrass music jam under a shade tree and relax for the afternoon.  If you play a stringed instrument, bring it along and join in!  Bring a lawn chair.


Summer Story Forest

August 6, 10:30 a.m.    $5/child; Member families attend free with member present

This is an outdoor story time for children up to age 10.  We'll enjoy a nature book and then take a hike or do a craft or both!  It's fun to learn about nature!


MEMBERS ONLY History Hike

​August 7, 10:30 a.m.

​Our hike  will focus on the fascinating history of the  Park.  We will be hiking approximately 3-4 miles on various trails to visit some of the known, and not as well known, landmarks that detail the most recent human history at the park.  Please be sure to bring water to drink and wear comfortable shoes for hiking.


Fitness Hike

August 8, 8:00 a.m.     FREE

​Faster 4 to 6 miles.


Nature Journaling

August 14, 10:30 a.m.  $5/members; $10 not-yet-members

Journaling is a great way to learn about the natural world and relax at the same time.  Learn drawing techniques and how to use watercolor in your journal.  Bring your own journal.  We supply the watercolor.   For adults and children over age 8.


Plants & Their Uses

August 15, 2:00 p.m.     Members free; $5 not-yet-members

It's surprising how many familiar and abundant plants have a use, either for the cooking pot or in the medicine cabinet.  Learn  what grows close at hand, the natural history, and how it can be used.  Just a reminder:  Plants may not be removed from the Park.  Walk length:  approximately one-half mile.


Summer Story Forest

August 20, 10:30 a.m.   $5/child; Member families attend free with member present

Story time followed by a walk or craft or both!


Full Moon Hike

August 21, 7:45 p.m.   Members free; $5 not-yet-members

Enjoy an evening hike by the light of the silvery moon.  Hike length:  no more than 3 miles.  Group size is limited so please register.


Golden Eagle Hikers

August 22, 1:30 p.m.    Free

Hikers over the age of 50 are invited on this hike of 3 miles at a more gentle pace.  


Kids Nature Journaling - BUGS!

August 28, 11:00 a.m.   Members' children free; $5 per child not-yet-members

We'll explore the meadow and the woods for insects and other crawly creatures to draw in our journals.  How many different kinds of insects and creatures can we find?  How many different colors will we use in our journals?  Bring your own journal.  We'll supply the color.