Park at Governor Dick
Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick Environmental Center
Mt Gretna Pa 717-964-3808
Animal Habitats - Investigate meadow and forest habitat. Learn what wild animals live in the park and what their habitat needs are.
Flowers - Identify wildflowers and study a flower's anatomy. Learn how flowers help people and create a flower craft.
Into the Woods- Discover the importance of trees to wildlife and humans. What is the role trees play in the environment? Learn the story growth rings tell of a tree's life history. What does a tree need to grow so large?
Into the Wild - A naturalist is one who studies plants and animals in the wild. Hone your wildlife watching skills and learn to identify birds and mammals of Gov. Dick Park. Are there any poisonous plants or venomous reptiles here? How do birds migrate?
The Environmental Center at Clarence Schock Memorial Park is the place too come for a unique and fun way for your Boy or Girl Scouts to earn their badges. Our 1105 acres of woodland provide a fascinating setting for learning and discovery opportunities.
Fees: 6-10 Scouts: $60.00 For groups with more than 10 Scouts, each additional Scout is $5.00. All chaperones are welcome at no charge.
We require a minimum of six Scouts to have a program or you may pay the minimum fee of $60.00 for less than six.
Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Upon request we will send you a Program Reservation form. We will the confirm by telephone or e-mail, at which time payment must be sent to hold your reservation.
Programs may be scheduled during the school year on any Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the summer months, programs may be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday, 10a.m to 4 p.m. Schedule a program at least one month in advance.
Fees are effective through 2018.
A $10 cancellation fee will be charged to cover administrative cost. Should you cancel less than two weeks prior to your program, the entire reservation fee is non-refundable.
Be sure to dress properly for the weather as part of your program will be outdoors.
Sturdy footwear is recommended. No Flip flops or sandals please!
All groups must have one chaperone for every 10 children.
Programs generally run two to three hours in length.
Leaders are responsible for obtaining badges.
What If It Rains?
If the weather is too bad to be outdoors, you have two options:
1. Reschedule for another day.
2. Have a two-hour program indoors related to your topic.
Bugs - Discover the likable side of insects by learning all about these misunderstood creatures. Goon a bug safari and do a bug craft.
Hiker - Explore the world of hiking by learning about gear, maps, and energy snacks. Then try out what you have learned.
Wonders of Water - Learn about the water cycle an how you fit into it. Create a rainbow. become water wise.