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Warrior’s Path: Summer in the Park
June 12 @ 12:00 am - June 17 @ 12:00 am
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 the park.
NOTE: All activities meet in and near the park’s Main Campground, unless otherwise specified.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
10:00 AM “FUZZ, PRICKLES & BUMPS” – Let’s use our sense of TOUCH to
explore the forest. Meet at the camp store to begin a “touch & feel” hike
3:00 PM PINCHING PENNIES – Come one come all, can you beat the highscore
in this “chilling” game? Meet at the main bath house test your
strength of will.
5:00 PM BLIND WALK – Let’s leave our eyes behind and “see” what our ears
and hands can tell us. Meet at the campfire circle, east end of the
campground for a different “look” at the park.
7:00 PM BIRDS OF PREY – Meet some real live feathered hunters. 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 LAMP-LIT NIGHT HIKE – Take a “de-light-full” hike through the
creekside forest. We’ll light up the trail with old-timey kerosene
lanterns, and discover a “new world” of life after dark. We’ll supply the
lanterns, but children should bring flashlights instead for safety. Drive
to the camp store and we’ll carpool out to the park back country.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
8:30 AM BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS – Come wake up to our feathered
neighbors. Meet at the main bath house to begin a stroll through bird
country! (The first 12 people to come get free doughnut & juice!)
10:30 AM LAKE SHORE TRASH BASH- Make our park a cleaner, healthier
environment! You’ll make a big difference for our earth, and for each of
us who lives on the earth. Meet at the main bath house. Be prepared to
1:30 PM LIVING DOWNSTREAM – We are all downstream of the earth’s
resources. Enjoy a short walk to see the connections. Meet at the
benches behind the OVERFLOW CAMPGROUND Bath house.
4:00 PM SEED RACES – Wind, water, and animals carry seeds of new trees and
plants all across the land. Our “wind” can help too! Meet at the Open Air
Chapel to show off your “hot air” and plant some new life. Meet at the
main bath house if it rains.
7:00 PM SCENIC WALK – We can’t take the park home with us, but we can preserve
some special scenes with our cameras. Come “snap” some memories of YOUR
state park. Meet at the Open Air Chapel (or main bath house if it’s raining).
9:00 PM NIGHT VISION – Come find out who has great night vision and we’ll even test
out our own. Meet at the Open Air Chapel (or if pool entrance if it’s raining)
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
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 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.
2:00 PM MEET THE DUCKS – Are they more than “quacky communicators?” Observe
duck sign language. Meet at the camp store, and we’ll stroll on down to the
4:00 PM CRITTER PATHS – Be a critter detective! Find out what’s been wandering
through the campground habitats. Meet at the camp store.
7:00 PM NOISY TOYS – How did the pioneer children make music or noise? Make your
very own “musical” instrument with a few simple things from nature. Meet at
the Open Air Chapel to create some “beautiful music.” In case of rain, meet at
the main bath house.
9:00 PM NIGHT SOUNDS – Nature is full of sounds when the sun goes down! Some
seem eerie, but there’s no need to be nervous. Come find out whose noise is
whose. Meet at the Open Air Chapel for a short slide show of the creatures who
“talk” in the night! (At the pool entrance if it is raining.)
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
8:30 AM YOGA – Leave your troubles behind. Let’s clear our minds with some relaxing
stretches and breathing exercises. Bring your yoga mat or blanket to the Open
Air Chapel (or main bath house if it’s raining).
11:00 AM WALKING UNPLUGGED – Are we still plugged-in when we’re walking? This
walk will show you how to truly unplug! Meet at the camp store.
2:00 PM JUNIOR RANGERS: WILDLIFE SHELTERS – Help our park become a
better home for wildlife. You’ll make our land a fine habitat, and begin to earn
your Junior Ranger badge. Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or main bath house if
4:00 PM CREEK WALK – Get on your old clothes and tennis shoes. It’s time to explore
the cool, clear creek waters. We’ll discover a world of amazing life. Drive to the
camp store, and we’ll carpool. Be prepared to get wet!
6:30 PM WHAT SMELLS? – The nose knows! Nature is full of amazing smells – some
delightful, some disgusting! Let’s follow our noses to nature discovery. Meet at
the main bath house for a short walk.
8:00 PM SUNSET HIKE – Watch the sun go down across the green hills. Drive to the
camp store, and we’ll carpool. This is a short, but rather steep hike. Bring a
flashlight for the walk back down.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17
9:00 AM HIKE THE BONEYARD – Come explore a remote corner of Warriors’ Path, full
of geologic discovery. This will be a challenging 2-3 mile hike, so be sure to wear
comfortable clothes, good hiking shoes, and bring some drinking water. Drive to
the camp store, and we’ll carpool.
11:00 AM HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS – Everyone loves to watch these tiny, speedy
birds! You can get a much closer look if you offer them the right kind of snack.
Meet at the main bath house to find out about the best plants for hummingbirds,
and to make your own hummingbird feeder. Bring a 1/2 liter soft drink bottle if
1:00 PM FOREST SAFETY & SURVIVAL – Learn what to pack and what to do if you
are lost in the woods. Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or the main bath house if it
3:00 PM EDIBLE PLANTS RAMBLE – Are they weeds or are they dinner? Learn to
make a salad from lawn plants. Meet at the camp store and let’s walk on down.
5:00 PM SKULLS – NATURE’S TOOL BOX – Every animal carries along all the tools it
needs for survival! Come investigate some natural “tool boxes,” and find out
more about each animal’s job! Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or main bath house
if it is raining.
7:00 PM OLD TIMEY GAMES – Enjoy some good-old fun! Try some games from the
early settlement days of East Tennessee. Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or main
bath house if it’s raining.
9:00 PM TENNESSEE TALES – Enjoy a slide-illustrated talk on Tennessee Folklife, and
then share some good-old traditional tall tales. Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or
pool entrance if it rains.
SUNDAY, JUNE 18
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.