Adult Programs

Township of Spring

Parks and Recreation Department

Recreation Program COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

To protect the health and safety of our program participants, staff and instructors, the following guidelines have been developed and will be implemented in all Department programs:

  1. Department staff and instructors will wear a face mask or covering.
  2. Department staff will perform a self-screen before arriving at the program site. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be sent home.
  3. Participant limits as established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the PA Department of Health will be followed and enforced.
  4. Social distancing will be accommodated and encouraged.
  5. Disposable masks and gloves will be available for participants.
  6. Hand sanitizer will be available for all participants, staff and instructors.
  7. Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette will be encouraged through signage and verbal reminders.
  8. Equipment will be sanitized prior to the start of the program/session and at the end of the program/session by Department staff.
  9. The sharing of equipment and supplies will be discouraged. If sharing is unavoidable, the equipment and supplies will be sanitized by Department staff between users.
  10. Participant supplies will be pre-packaged and sealed in plastic bags and labeled with the participant’s name. Participants will take everything in their bag and anything they create during the program home with them at the end of the day.
  11. Program participants will be required to “check-in” with Department staff upon arrival at the program site.
    1. Program participants will be “screened” by Department Staff:
      i.  “No-Touch” temperatures will be taken by Department staff and anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be sent home.
      ii.  “COVID-19 Active Screening Questionnaire” will be completed by each participant or parent/legal guardian of participants under the age of 18.
    2. For Youth Programs where only the child is participating, parents are not permitted to exit their car or come into the program area. Department staff will escort the children to and from the “drop off area”.
  12. Participants will be encouraged to stay home if they are not feeling well. The Department will refund registration fees for those who miss a program/session due to illness.

Get Outdoors Hiking Series

Hiking is a great way to stay active while adhering to current safety guidelines! We’ve scheduled guided hikes at 4 locations.
Some hiking experience is recommended. All hikes are moderate-level difficulty, range from 3-5 miles, include hills/elevation gain and
some uneven footing over rocks/gravel. Be sure to bring along the essentials: hiking boots/shoes, bug spray, and plenty of water.
Meeting place will be provided after (required) registration.


Session #1 – #1897

Date: Saturday,  September  5, 2020
Location:  Blue Marsh
Cost:  FREE
Deadline registration: September 2, 2020

Session #2 — #1898

Date:  Saturday, September  26, 2020
Location:  Nolde Forest
Cost:  FREE
Deadline registration: September 23, 2020

Session #3 — #1899

Date:  Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: French Creek
Cost:  FREE
Deadline registration: October 7, 2020


Session #4 — #1900

Date:  Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Neversink
Cost:  FREE
Deadline registration: October 28, 2020


Nature Journaling for Adults – #1903

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Time:  3:- 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cacoosing Meadows Park pavilion
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  18+
Deadline registration: October 1, 2020

 

Nature journaling – start a life-long creative habit, open a world of beauty and discovery, improve your writing, artistic and observation skills. Join author and educator Annette Garber to learn to stop, look, breathe, and create in your nature journal. Journal provided. Registration required.


Takeout BINGO – #1920


Start Date: October 4, 2020
End Date:  October 10, 2020
Cost:  FREE – Registration is required to receive a BINGO card
Location:Township of Spring Administration Building
Ages:  18+
Deadline registration: September 25, 2020

 

Help support local businesses during these challenging times with a community game of BINGO involving restaurants in Spring Township. Keep your receipts as proof. Once you have BINGO, put your card and receipts in an envelope and drop it off in the BINGO box outside the Parks and Recreation Office. 3 winners will be drawn at random and will receive a gift card to a Township restaurant! FREE – registration is required to receive a BINGO card.


Living Well with Diabetes – #1904

Date: Wednesday, October 14 – November 18, 2020
Time:  1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Township of Spring Administration Building
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  18+
Deadline registration: October 9, 2020

 

Join us as we explore various concepts of health and wellness. Learn to take charge as you manage your disease and overall health! Come enjoy an interactive class in a supportive environment on your way to maintaining an active and fulfilling life! Participants are encouraged to sign up with a family member.



Fall Foliage Paddle at Blue Marsh Lake

Date:Sunday, October 18, 2020
Cost:  Single – $25.00 per person
Time:  1 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Blue Marsh Lake Church Road Access
Ages:  14+
Deadline registration: October 9, 2020

 

Single

Unwind, relax, and take in the fall foliage covered hills, shores and coves of Blue Marsh Lake while paddling a kayak. Naturalist Kathy Grim will discuss the wildlife we see along the way. Kayaks provided by Blue Marsh Outdoors or bring your own.

Tandem kayaks are available – tandems must be registered for by two people at $16 per person. Paddling experience and ACA insurance is recommended. Space is limited.


Young Adult Trivia Night – #1906

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time:  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Colony Park pavi
Cost:  FREE – registration required
Ages:  18+
Deadline registration: October 19, 2020

 

Let’s find out who’s been cooped up for too long watching TV! Come out for a free night of trivia where we’ll test your knowledge of 2000’s sitcoms, such as Parks & Recreation, Friends, The Office and more! This event is scheduled at the park but may be held via Zoom, pending COVID regulations.


 

Make -Your-Own-Mug – #1907

Date: Friday, November 10, 2020
Time:  6 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Busy Bee Art  Studio , 840 N. Park Rd., Wyomissing, PA
Cost:  FREE – registration required
Ages:  18+
Deadline registration: November 6, 2020

 

The cold weather is fast approaching! Enjoy your warm beverage this winter with a personalized mug. Join us at Busy Bees studio. We’ll provide the (blank) mugs, guided instruction on your design/customization and some light refreshments! Note: Mugs will be kept at the studio for firing and can be picked up the following week.


Scam Free Senior Seminar 2.0
Cost:  FREE
Location:  Township of Spring Administration Building
Ages:  21+

We’re bringing back this seminar since scamming issues are as prevalent as ever! The Spring Township Police Department will join us to give a presentation on scams including phone, email and online fraud. Come out for a free discussion on how you can protect yourself and avoid being a victim of these crimes.

Session #1 – 1909

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Deadline registration: November 9, 2020

Session #2 – 1910

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Deadline registration: November 16, 2020


Creative Holiday Appetizers and Finger Foods – #1908

Date:Saturday, November 14,  2020
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Township of Spring Administration Building
Cost:  $15.00 per person
Ages:  14+
Thank you for your interest – This program is full 

Executive Chef Crystal Barto will demonstrate how to make creative, unique, and savory appetizers and finger foods that are perfect for holiday get – togethers. Enjoy sampling the delicious creations! Space is very limited – register now!


Chocolate, Desserts and More! – #1911

Date:Saturday, December 5, 2020
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Township of Spring Administration Building
Cost: $15.00 per person
Ages:  14+
Thank you for your interest – This program is full 

It’s time to celebrate! Executive Chef Crystal Barto will demonstrate how to make decadent, delicious, and festive desserts that will thrill friends and family at holiday get-togethers. Chocolate, and more, will be the focus of this delightful and tasteful holiday cooking workshop. Enjoy sampling the delicious creations! Space is very limited – register now!.