Events & Programs

Clarence Schock Memorial Park
           at Governor Dick

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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 and leave your name and phone number.  Payment for programs can be made the day of the program.

Bouldering Clinic

Sept. 18, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.    Members $5; Not-yet-Members $10
Learn about the sport of bouldering!  You'll find out what gear you may need and  get tips so that you can  scale the fabulous boulders that are part of Governor Dick Park's landscape.  Group size is limited.  No experience necessary.

Nature Journaling Walk
Sept. 19, 2:00 p.m.   Free

What is nature journaling all about anyway?  Bring a journal or notebook and something to write with - we'll provide different types of color for you to use - and we'll take our journals for a walk.  No art experience is needed.  We'll observe what's around us and get those sightings in our journals in a special way.

Annual Pawpaw Hike

Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.  Members free; Not-yet-members $5
Last year it was difficult to find a pawpaw fruit; this year the trees are loaded.  Come for a walk among the fruited trees and learn about their natural history, what insect larva the pawpaw hosts, and maybe even sample a unique recipe.

Golden Eagle Hikers

Sept. 26, 1:30 p.m.  Free

Hikers over age 50 are invited for this 2- to 3-mile hike at a gentler pace among the trees of the Governor Dick forest.  Bring water.  Trails are rocky and hilly.

Story Forest
Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m.  Members' children free;  $5/not-yet-members' children

Children of all ages are invited for this story time about a very famous bear.  After the story, there will be activities about what bears do to survive the winter.

Music on the Porch
​Oct. 3, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.   Free
Enjoy bluegrass music outdoors on the lawn of the Environmental Center.  Bring a lawn chair.  Pickers are welcome!  Bad weather will send us all inside the Center so come rain or shine!

Walk in Penn's Woods

Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m.    Free

This is the third "Walk in Penn's Woods" that we have hosted, a statewide event held in forests all across Pennsylvania.  We invite you to join our forester and an ornithologist to learn about forest management here and how birds respond.  Meet at the Environmental Center.  We will carpool to two different sites for a walking distance of perhaps one mile.

Toddlers in Tow:  Searching for Pawpaws
October 8, 10:00 a.m.  Members' children free; Not-yet-Members' children $5

Children ages 2 to 5 years are invited to bring a favorite adult for this hike to find pawpaws.  What are they? ?  Where are they?  Have fun learning about PA's largest native fruit.


Mark Your Calendars!!

Catch a ride to the Tower!!

October 17, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.    Donation appreciated!

We will be driving guests to the Tower who are unable to do the hike.  If you or someone you know want to visit the Tower and would enjoy being driven there,  call or email to register with us.  Please note:  You will not be permitted to drive your personal vehicle there.  Rain will cancel.