Family Programs

Township of Spring

Parks and Recreation Department

Recreation Program COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

Updated 4-15-21

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, instructors and participants 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 enforced.
  5. Disposable masks, hand sanitizer and gloves will be available for all participants, staff and instructors.
  6. Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette will be encouraged through signage and verbal reminders.
  7. Equipment will be sanitized prior to the start of the program/session and at the end of the program/session by Department staff.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. A “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”.
  11. 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.
  12. Any staff, instructor or participant exhibiting or reporting COVID symptoms will be sent home to contact their physician and cannot return without written permission from said physician.


FAMILY PROGRAMS
These programs are open to adults and families with and without children.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be individually pre-registered.
All children under 18 must have a parent or guardian pre-registered to attend with them.


Registrations for 2022 Winter/Spring Programs for Spring Township Residents begins January 3, 2022.
  Non-residents begins January 10, 2022.

 

Snowshoeing 101 or Winter Walk (if it doesn’t snow) – #2097
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Shiloh Hills Park parking lot
Cost: FREE
Ages: 5+
Registration deadline: January 26, 2022
Enjoy nature and the quietness of winter. Kathy Grim will provide basic instruction on this take-your-time and slow-down sport. Limited number of snowshoes available to borrow.
You can bring your own or rent from Buckman’s Ski Shop: 610-678-5960.


Family Science Night – #2098
Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Time: 7:00 –8:30 p.m.
Location: Township Administration Building
Cost: $24.00 per kit
Ages: 5+
Registration deadline: March 1, 2022

Join Science Explorers of Mohnton for Family Science Night! Work together to build a circuit that transforms energy into a working spin art machine. Take your machine home to create beautiful and unique spin art for cards, gifts, art to hang on the wall, and more! Materials provided.


Chemistry for Kids – #2099
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Breneman Park
Cost: FREE
Ages: 4+
Registration deadline: April 7, 2022
This is an innovative, hands-on opportunity for children to run several simple (and possibly slimy) experiments and explore basic chemistry concepts. Join the Penn State Berks Chemical Society for a fun and educational program that engages children in discovering chemistry.