Salamander Scramble 5K Fundraiser 2022

Join Team Salamander for the Salamander Scramble 5K! Kids Fun Run is 7:15 a.m., and Scramble 5K is 7:30 a.m. Waynesboro's Summer Jubilee and Firecracker 5K are ON!!! We hope to see everyone walk, run—or scramble!—for The Institute in 2022! Details are still being ironed out, but we’ll have two ways to participate—virtual and in-person.…

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Summer Stories 2022

Red Run Park 12143 Buchanan Trail E, Rouzerville

Children gather under a tree in the park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. Free admission. This year, Summer Stories will be on Wednesdays, June 22–July 27 at 11:00 a.m. June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and July 27 The theme for the 2022 Summer Stories is “Summer Fun.” Kathy Helfrick…

Summer Institute: EXPLORE! Nature Journaling on July 7, 2022

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro

The Institute Presents All New Summer EXPLORE! Programs for Kids EXPLORE! programs are a series of outdoor adventure programs, designed for kids in grades K to 5. All program activities are outside.  Taught by Institute educators, each program includes educational activities related to the season.­­ Space is limited; pre-register at 717-762-0373 or via email at…

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Summer Institute: EXPLORE!

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro

The Institute Presents All New Summer EXPLORE! Programs for Kids EXPLORE! programs are a series of outdoor adventure programs, designed for kids in grades K to 5. All program activities are outside.  Taught by Institute educators, each program includes educational activities related to the season.­­ Space is limited; pre-register at 717-762-0373 or via email at…

StoryWalk® Sundays—July 2022

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro

Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in July. The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of each month. July’s StoryWalk® Sunday takes us to the sea with fun adventures that…

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Wee Wonders for Preschoolers—Second Summer Session

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro

Three Tuesdays—July 12, 19, and 26 • 10–11:15 am Pine Hill Recreation Area • Waynesboro, PA Taught by Institute educators, age-appropriate program activities make learning fun, and include exploring the outdoors, hikes, nature stories, rhymes, finger plays, nature games, and puppets. Children must be accompanied by a parent. For kids ages 2.5 years through 5.…

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Summer Stories 2022

Red Run Park 12143 Buchanan Trail E, Rouzerville

Children gather under a tree in the park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. Free admission. This year, Summer Stories will be on Wednesdays, June 22–July 27 at 11:00 a.m. June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and July 27 The theme for the 2022 Summer Stories is “Summer Fun.” Kathy Helfrick…

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Summer Institute: EXPLORE!

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro

The Institute Presents All New Summer EXPLORE! Programs for Kids EXPLORE! programs are a series of outdoor adventure programs, designed for kids in grades K to 5. All program activities are outside.  Taught by Institute educators, each program includes educational activities related to the season.­­ Space is limited; pre-register at 717-762-0373 or via email at…

Summer Institute: EXPLORE! Sand—More Than Just Castles! on July 14, 2022

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro

The Institute Presents All New Summer EXPLORE! Programs for Kids EXPLORE! programs are a series of outdoor adventure programs, designed for kids in grades K to 5. All program activities are outside.  Taught by Institute educators, each program includes educational activities related to the season.­­ Space is limited; pre-register at 717-762-0373 or via email at…

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SPRING, SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology Around the Region”) bird walks IMPORTANT: Locations rotate year-round among several parks in the region, with Waynesboro’s Antietam Meadow Park as “home base.” See monthly schedule for 2022, below. (If in doubt about the weather—check The Institute’s Facebook page) First and third Saturdays ONLY Start time: 8:00 a.m.  January: Antietam Meadow Park…