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Summer in the Park
May 28 - June 2
TUESDAY, MAY 28
10:30 AM MINDFUL MEDITATION – Get in tune with nature and learn a
great relaxation method for the week ahead! Meet at Campfire
Circle, east end of the campground. Please wear comfortable
2:00 PM THE THREE R’S – Do you know the Three R’s? Come to the Open
Air Chapel to explore ways we can save money, families, and the
planet. Meet at the main bathhouse if it rains.
4:00 PM CANOE RIDE & AQUATIC DISCOVERY- A quiet canoe in the
bright waters – there’s no better way to enjoy the peace and
excitement of life in the lake! See nature from a whole new
perspective. NOTES: You must sign up in advance at the Camp
Store, since space is limited. Children under 12 must be
accompanied by an adult, and anyone under 18 must have an adult
to sign a release form. Meet at the Marina.
7:00 PM MEET THE OWL – Meet a real live feathered hunter. Come to the
Open Air Chapel and see “whooo…” is waiting for you. If it is
raining, meet at the main bath house.
9:00 PM TENNESSEE WILDERNESS – Enjoy a slide-illustrated tour of
Tennessee’s wild, scenic places and the special values they hold.
After the slide show, well have a demonstration of how to read
wildlife signs. Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or pool entrance if it’s
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
9:30 AM WAKE UP WALK – Let’s wake up our senses to morning in the
forest. Meet at the main bath house for a refreshing morning walk.
11:30 AM NATURE GAMES – Don’t miss the natural fun – for the young or
the young-at-heart! Meet at the Open Air Chapel for some lively
games about our natural world. If it’s raining, meet at the main
1:00 PM ENERGY CYCLES – The turtle shell may be empty, but where’s
the turtle? Discover how energy cycles through all living things on
Earth, and how those that are gone still contribute to the
environment. Meet at the Open-Air Chapel, or main bath house if
Welcome to Warriors’ Path State Park! We hope you will enjoy your
visit! While you are with us, we invite you to take advantage of the rich
natural beauty and wealth of opportunities for enjoyable recreation here at
PARK PROGRAM STAFF:
Chelsea Walters, Marty Silver
3:00 PM SOIL CREATURES – It’s not just plain old “dirt!” Come “dig into” some
new discoveries about the soil beneath our feet. Meet at the Open Air
6:00 PM GRAND-DADDY WHO? – Granddaddy Long Legs may be creepy crawlers,
but they are also an important part of the forest community. Come take a
short hike to search for our little grand-daddies, and to discover more about
these misunderstood leggy neighbors. Meet at the Camp Store.
8:00 PM REDISCOVERING THE FOREST – Are people becoming nature-blind?
Take an evening walk along the Lake Hollow trail to discover things you
may haven’t noticed before, and develop an appreciation of all the lesser-
noticed aspects of the forest. We will meet at the Camp Store. Please bring
water, sturdy shoes, and a curious mind!
THURSDAY, MAY 30
9:30 AM RIVERBANK STROLL -This green river valley has seen generations of
travelers. This morning, we’ll travel together, and search for signs of the
wildlife and the people who came before us. Meet at the camp store.
2:00 PM “MONSTERS” OF THE FOREST – Monsters?! In the forest?! No way!
Come learn about our often misunderstood and important animals in the
woods. Meet at the Open-Air Chapel, or main bath house if it’s raining.
4:00 PM TREE COOKIES – Let’s read a small slice of nature! The inside of a tree
holds many clues to the outside of the land! Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or
main bath house if it is raining.
6:00 PM WET WORLDS – For us, the lake is a place to go boating or fishing. But for
the micro-world of plankton, it’s a home. Come help us sample this
incredible world of tiny lives floating in lake water. Meet at the main bath
house, and we’ll stroll on down to the shore
9:00 PM DRAGONFLIES – These fascinating insects have some amazing life stories
to tell. Come enjoy a slide-illustrated talk about these “bugs” that zip
through the summer skies. Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or the pool
entrance if it’s raining.
FRIDAY, MAY 31
9:30 AM WETLAND WALK – Wetlands are wet, and full of life! Come along for a
soggy hike near Fall Creek, on the far side of the Devil’s Backbone. We
might even spot a few dragonflies! Drive to the camp store, and we’ll
11:00 AM NATURE POETRY – Come enjoy “listening in” to some inspiring words
about nature. Then amaze yourself by writing your own poem about the
great outdoors. Bring your favorite poem if you’d like, and meet at the Open
Air Chapel, or main bath house if it’s raining.
1:00 PM SPOTLIGHT STROLL – Let’s shine our light on some bright natural
discoveries. Meet at the camp store to begin a short, sunlit hike
3:00 PM TAG – You’re it! You’re the one we need to make all these great tag games
work. Meet at the Open Air Chapel for all kinds of tag games. If it is
raining, meet at the main bath house.
7:00 PM BEGINNER BIRDING – You don’t have to be an expert to appreciate
birds, and Warrior’s Path is full of them! Walk the Duck Island loop to learn
some tips about birding and identification. We will meet outside the rec
building. Please bring water, comfortable shoes, and a hungry brain! Bring
binoculars if you have them (we’ll have some extras).
9:00 PM SPIDER EYES- Meet at the Open Air Chapel and bring a flashlight as we
hunt for the deadliest hunter on eight legs, SPIDERS! Will you be able to
spot a spider in the dark? Children under 10 must bring a parent. In case of
rain, meet at the pool entrance.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1 – NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
CELEBRATE WITH A DAY FULL OF TRAIL-RELATED ACTIVITIES!!
8:30 AM NATIONAL TRAILS DAY BIRD WALK – Celebrate National Trails Day
with all the other “early birds” on a National Trails Day bird walk. Travel
through rich green meadows and woodlands along a National Recreational
Trail, and learn the names and habits of the trail’s feathered friends. Be
sure to come dressed for the weather and for hiking over some rocky and
uneven terrain. Bring binoculars if you have them (we’ll have a few extras
to share). Wear good walking shoes, and bring along some water. Meet at
the Warriors’ Path State Park mountain bike trail parking lot
3:30 PM WHAT’S A PATH? – There are so many paths, and so many kinds of paths,
here at Warrior’s Path!! Meet at the Open-Air Chapel to find out WHY it’s
called “Warriors’ Path,” and to discuss the many paths you can discover
here. (In case of rain, meet at the main bath house.)
4:30 PM 100 INCH HIKE – How about a tiny hike for National Trails Day –
especially for small, tired feet! Discover life on the tiny side. This will also
be a great chance to catch a critter for the races! Meet at the main bath
5:00 PM CRITTER RACE FOR FREEDOM – Bring your best creepy crawler to the
main bath house. They’ll all win, because they’ll all get their freedom. No
pets or flying creatures please.
6:00 PM CREEK WALK – Here’s another chance to celebrate National Trails Day,
with a short hike IN the creek! Explore the cool, clear creek waters and
discover a world of amazing life. Wear old clothes and tennis shoes, drive to
the camp store, and we’ll carpool. Be prepared to get wet!
9:00 PM NIGHT HIKE TO SINKING WATERS – One last hike on National Trails
Day – a hike in the night! We’ll discover the peace and the excitement of a
night in the Sinking Waters wetland. Bring a dim flashlight and drive to
the camp store. We’ll carpool out to the park back country.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
9:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICE – Enjoy a peaceful morning worship service at the
Open Air Chapel, or at the pool entrance if it is raining. Sponsored by the
Colonial Heights Baptist Church.