The Arts & Crafts Program at Family Membership Beach
A quiet, peaceful time at the Arts & Crafts Pavillion is a fun way to express your artistic side. It’s a wonderful time for adults and children to spend together in a structured environment. We offer events such as tie-dye day, Native American Days, and many others. Older children enjoy going up to arts & crafts, too. They not only get to participate, but they help the younger children as well.
- Classes will be limited to 20 children on a first come, first serve basis.
- Children will meet with instructors at the path next to the bulletin board and go up to the arts & crafts area with the instructors. This is to ensure all children are supervised.
- No children may go up to the area by themselves or the back way.
- Children will stay in the arts & crafts area for the entire lesson.
- The arts & crafts area is off limits when no instructor is present.
- Children in the age 3 – 5 group should be accompanied by an adult.
The Environmental Education Program at Family Membership Beach
Pre-schoolers are naturally ‘nuts’ about nature. To foster this interest our nature specialist offers a program exploring the beach and beyond. Emphasis is placed on using their five senses to discover the natural wonders of the outdoors. It’s also a great way for tikes to safely learn their way around Membership Beach.
NATURE NUTS II
The older ‘nature nuts’ will go on a trip intended to foster a respect and appreciation of nature through hands-on activities, observations and trail games. Most days will involve a semi-strenuous hike or activity.
Children of all ages are welcome on this hiking adventure. We will venture far and wide to see such exciting sites as Bear Cave, Coyote Rock, and Renegade Island. It is great fun and parents will love it too!
Sneakers are recommended for all programs. Enjoy!
Environmental Education Programs at Hale Reservation
- Super Senses
- How Animals Prepare for Winter
- Tracking / Signs of Wildlife
- Shelter Building
- Pond Study
- Vernal Pools
- Water Conservation
- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Geo Caching Programs
- Intro to Geocaching
- Geocach Challenge
- Map and Compass
- Intro to Orienteering
- Orienteering Quests
Great Explorations Program
A staff member meets the group 35 minutes before the start of the program to hike to Three Rocks Site, near the Trading Post, where a specialized instructor will teach the group the basics of archery. Children must wear closed toed shoes. Numbers are limited to 12.
OUTDOOR LIVING SKILLS
A staff member meets the group 35 minutes prior to the start of the program to hike to Three Rocks Site, where a specialized instructor will conduct activities such as: basic map and compass, simple survival techniques, shelter-building, fire-building, geocaching and more. Children must wear closed toed shoes. Numbers are limited to 12.
The Ropes Program at Family Membership Beach
The Ropes course is offered to children ages 8 and up. The group will meet at the guard shack at 1:40 p.m. to walk over to Hale’s rope area with a staff member, where specialized instructors lead the group through a series of activities such as group initiatives, low ropes and high ropes.
Children must wear sneakers, shorts and t-shirts – no bathing suits. Parent permission slips must be filled out.