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Warriors Path: Summer in the Park
July 25, 2017 - July 30, 2017FREE
NOTE: All activities meet in and near the park’s Main Campground, unless otherwise specified.
TUESDAY, JULY 25
12 NOONPARK BIKE TOUR – Want to discover more about Warriors’ Path State
Park? Come along for a bike tour and see what YOUR State Park has to
offer! Note that ALL riders MUST wear a helmet. Children 10 and under
must be accompanied by an adult.
1:30 PM RECYCLING 101 – We all know that recycling is good for the earth, and
good for us too! Come find out more about some easy ways to keep our
park, and our planet, a green healthy place. Meet at the Open Air Chapel,
or main bath house if it is raining.
4:00 PM CRITTER PUPPETS – Wish you could take home your favorite park
animal? Well, you CAN make your very own paper bag critter puppet
instead, and even “feed” him! We’ll bring the art supplies, you bring your
creativity to the main bath house.
6:00 PM WILDLIFE TRACKING – Find out how to be a “wildlife detective” – how
to read the tracks, dens, and other signs of our fellow creatures. Meet at
the Open Air Chapel, or main bath house if it is raining.
8:30 PM LAMP-LIT NIGHT HIKE – Take a “de-light-full” hike through the dark
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, JULY 26
11:00 AM “WONDERFUL WACKY WET WEDNESDAY” – TVA is bringing their
Science Kids program to Wacky Wet Wednesday today. This is part of the
Smithsonian Exhibit being hosted here at the park this summer. Meet at
the recreation building on Duck Island. Be prepared to get wet!!
1:00 PM BIKE HIKE TO THE OVERLOOK -Let’s travel together, on bicycle and
on foot, to search for signs of the people and the wildlife that have traveled
here. Pedal on down to the camp store. Note that ALL riders MUST wear a
bicycle helmet. Children 10 or under must be accompanied by an adult!
3:00 PM MAGNIFYING GLASS WALK – Use your eyes and some handy little
magnifiers to get a close look at nature’s amazing details. Meet at the main
bath house to begin a short discovery walk.
5:00 PM HUMAN KNOT – Do you know your knots? Bring friends and family to tie
and then untie a giant human knot, the more people the better! Meet at the
Open Air Chapel or at the main bath house if it’s raining.
7:00 PM TENNESSEE HISTORY TRIVIA – Think you know your Tennessee History?
Come to the Open Air Chapel to test your knowledge and maybe discover
something new about this great state. Meet at the main bathhouse if it rains.
9:00 PM NIGHT EYES – Who are those critters whose eyes shine at night? Discover why
they shine and come walk into the night to search for them. Bring a flashlight to
the camp store.
THURSDAY, JULY 27
9:30 AM TVA SCIENCE KIDS – Hey Kids – YOU can be a part of TVA’s Citizen Science
program. Find out how to help measure water quality in YOUR neighborhood.
Meet at the camp store.
11:00 AM FRISBEE GAMES – How far, how fast or how accurately can you make the
plastic disks fly? Come have a flying good time! Meet at the Open Air Chapel.
We have plenty of extra frisbees!
2:00 PM LEAF HIKE – Leaves are shade on a hot summer day. Leaves are the green
carpet of the hills. Leaves are full of amazing stories! Let’s walk under the
leaves, and listen in. Meet at the main bath house to start a shore hike.
3:30 PM AQUARIUM IN A BOTTLE – Meet at the Recreation Building on Duck Island
to learn about some of our earth’s aquatic creatures. Afterwards, you can make
your own aquarium to take home! Bring a small empty water bottle for your
5:00 PM EVENING STROLL – Let’s wake up our senses to evening in the forest. Meet at
the main bath house for a short, refreshing hike.
7:00 PM SMITHSONIAN LECTURE SERIES – Each Thursday at 7:00 PM during the
Smithsonian exhibit at the park, you can hear from a different expert speaker on
a selected Water|Ways topic. Tonight’s speaker is Dr. Roby Cogswell, 30 year
Director of Folklife for the Tennessee Arts Commission. Roby will share historic
and modern images to illustrate how waterways shape our land and our culture.
Meet at the Recreation Building on Duck Island.
FRIDAY, JULY 28
9:30 AM FALL CREEK LOOP TRAIL -Let’s hike the park’s most scenic trail! Enjoy
beautiful vistas of the summer fields, as we search for signs of the unique
habitats in the open country. Drive to the camp store, and we’ll carpool to the
start of a two hour hike.
12:30 PM NATURE ART – You’ll be amazed at how creative you can be with nature’s own
“crayons”. Meet at the Open Air Chapel to create your own natural masterpiece.
If it is raining, meet at the main bath house.
1:00 PM “YOUR STORY FRIDAY” – Here’s YOUR chance to be a part of the
Smithsonian exhibit here at the park. Each Friday at 1:00 PM, we’ll have a
sound recording booth where you can record your family history and how our
region’s water resources have affected you! Meet at the Recreation Building on
1:30 PM LAVA LAMPS – They’re NOT real light-up lamps, but they ARE a really
amazing demonstration of how fluids interact. Bring an empty water bottle to
the Recreation Building on Duck Island and let’s make these neat “lamps”.
2:30 PM FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND – Come walk along a little beach to read stories
in the sand. It’s a perfect place for animal tracks! Meet at the main bath house
for a short walk
4:00 PM WEIRD SCIENCE – Come awaken your inner scientist and observe some weird,
wacky science experiments. No lab needed! Meet at the Open Air Chapel or he
main bathhouse if it’s raining.
6:00 PM EVENING DOG WALK – Let’s come together for a short stroll with “man’s best
friend”! Bring your furry friends ON A LEASH and meet at the main bathhouse
to start our walk through the campground.
8:30 PM TALENT SHOW – Do you sing, dance, tell jokes, or play an instrument? Come
to the Open Air Chapel and show off your unique skills at our talent show! Meet
at the main bathhouse in case of rain.
SATURDAY, JULY 29
8:30 AM FUN RUN – Interested in becoming a runner? Get started with a brisk morning
jog around Duck Island. All experience levels welcome! Lace up your running
shoes and meet at the camp store.
11:00 AM PICNIC HIKE – Let’s “feed” our eyes and ears on park scenery, feed our minds
on the Web of Life, and then feed ourselves a picnic lunch. Bring your bag lunch
and meet at the campground boat ramp.
1:00 PM ANIMAL BINGO – Test your knowledge of park wildlife with this new twist on
a good-old old game. You might even win a prize! Meet at the Open Air Chapel,
or main bath house if it is raining.
3:00 PM WOOD COOKIES – Peak inside a tree and you’ll find nature and history. Come
decorate a wood “cookie” and take home a natural memory from Warriors Path.
Bring your artistic skills to the main bathhouse.
5:00 PM NATURE GAMES – Don’t miss the natural fun – for the young or the young-atheart!
Meet at the Open Air Chapel for some lively games about our natural
world. If it’s raining, meet at the main bath house.
7:00 PM MEET THE OWLS – Meet some real live feathered hunters. Come to the Open
Air Chapel and see “whooo…” is waiting for you. (At the main bath house if rain).
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.)
SUNDAY, JULY 30
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.
SPECIAL NOTE: We work hard to make our programs both safe and fun!
However, as with any outdoor activity, there is always a risk of personal
discomfort or even personal injury. Please use your common sense and care
whenever you enjoy activities in the Great Tennessee Outdoors.
Just so you’ll know…Warriors’ Path State Park is hosting a Smithsonian Institute
traveling exhibit called “Water|Ways.” Daily from noon to 6 PM through August 6, you
can enjoy this amazing exhibit at the park’s Recreation Building on Duck Island.