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Parks and Recreation – Programs for 2022

Electronics Recycling – April 23 at Hopewell Park 9 am to Noon

Paper Shredding Event – May 7 hosted with Senator Brown and Representative Mackenzie 9am to Noon at Hopewell Park 

Movie Night with the Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce– at Hopewell Park June 10 
TBD 

Summer Concerts with the Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce– at Hopewell Park
June 17 – The Castaway Band (6:30 to 8:00)
July 8 – Supersonic Godfathers (6:30 to 8:30)
July 22 – The Wonton Soups (6:30 to 8:00)
August 19 – Craig Thatcher Band (6:30 to 8:00)

Saucon Valley Community Center Summer Recreation Program

Registration from May 2 to June 3, 2022.  Please call SVCC
at 610-838-0722 or email  robertasvcc@gmail.com or angiesvcc@gmail.com.

Session 1 – June 20 to July 15

Week 1 – “Getting to Know You” – Spend the week getting to know the children and Camp Counselors, reviewing the activities planned and group expectations.
Week 2- “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” – Engage in some team building activities that encourage positive communication, problem solving and diversity.
Week 3- “living on This Earth” Teach about the importance of the Earth, go on a “Litter Hike”, make crafts from materials found in nature, explore park animal habitats, and learn how we can each contribute.
Week 4- “Make it Flow” Spend the week experiencing how rappers/song writers, artists and writers/poets create their art form, find your own way of self-expression, and end the week with a “MAKE IT FLOW SHOW!!”

Session 2 – July 18 to August 12

Week 1 – “Getting to Know You” – Spend the week getting to know the children and Camp Counselors, reviewing the activities planned and group expectations.
Week 2 – “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” – What is the science of building a kite? Why do kites fly? Learn kites were not just used for fun throughout history. Build your own kite and have a “show off your kite” day.
Week 3 – “Celebrating Superheroes” – Come as your favorite superhero, have superhero competitions, games, dress up days and be inspired!
Week 4 – “All Ball Everyday-PLAY!” Spend the week engaging in sports that involve the use of a ball. Emphasize being good sports, everybody plays, and we play for fun. Winning is being a team player.

Wildlands Conservancy Summer Camps

Register for Wildlands on their website

Wildlands Conservancy – August 15 to August 19 at Community Park
Living Water – Everything about the stream is waiting to be discovered! What wildlife is found in and around water? This week we focus on wildlife in our watershed and water’s importance to all animals. A week of fun and educational games, experiments, live animals and discovery ends with a water obstacle course.

Wildlands Conservancy – June 13 to June 17 at Hopewell Park
Outdoor Skills – Sharpen your survival skills while developing a strong connection to nature. Campers acquire the techniques needed to survive in outdoor environments. Throughout the week, learn to track wildlife, build shelter, and make fire. Our trained educators will introduce these and other basic wilderness survival skills using fun, hands-on lessons.

One-day Wildlands Programs

Wildlands Conservancy – July 2 at Community Park
Birds & Bagels – Join Wildlands Conservancy on this birding 101 walk through Community Park. We’ll provide binoculars, ID books, and of course, bagels! Meet near the Community Park pavilion near the tot lots.

Wildlands Conservancy – August 6 at Community Park
Slithering Snakes – Soak up the sunshine with our reptilian education animals and practice building small, backyard animal shelters at Community Park. For 3–5-year-olds and their caregiver. Meet near the Community Park pavilion near the tot lots.

Wildlands Conservancy – October 8 at Community Park
S’mores Ride on the Saucon Rail Trail – Join Wildlands Conservancy for a naturalist led bike ride on the Saucon Rail Trail. Learn about the history of the trail and discover the plants and animals that call this place home. Enjoy s’mores around a campfire at Community Park post-ride. We can provide bikes and helmets or bring your own. Meet at the parking area behind the library at Community Park.

Wildlands Conservancy – May 28 at Hopewell Park
Forest Friends – Learn about animals that live in Hopewell Park then embark on a wildlife expedition to explore the forests and wetlands here. For 3–5-year-olds and their caregiver. Meet at the third parking lot on the left after entering Hopewell Park.

Wildlands Conservancy – June 18 at Hopewell Park
Wetland Walk – – Explore the wetlands with Wildlands Conservancy’s environmental educators at Hopewell Park. Wetlands are very special, protected places that are critical habitat for a myriad of wildlife and plants. What’s in your wetland? Meet at the third parking lot on the left after entering Hopewell Park.

Wildlands Conservancy – September 9 at Hopewell Park
Hoot Hike – – Meet live owls of the Lehigh Valley with Wildlands Conservancy, then go for a short walk through Hopewell Park to call resident owls in hopes of getting a response from Screech, Barred, Great Horned, or other owls. Meet at the third parking lot on the left after entering Hopewell Park

(TENTATIVE) Paper Shredding Event #2 – October 15 hosted with Senator Brown and Representative Mackenzie 9am to Noon at Hopewell

Trunk or Treat – October 23 at Hopewell Park w/ Chamber of Commece