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.
All programs are FREE
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.

 

Wildlife Tales and Lenape Stories Around the Campfire – #2040

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Time: 6:00 – .7:00 p.m.
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  4+
Location:  Cacoosing Meadows Park pavilion
Registration Deadline:  October 13, 2021

Join Kathy Grim around the campfire to listen to Wildlife Tales and Native American stories. Learn about the Lenape and Native American history, culture and way of life. Take the opportunity to examine Lenape artifacts. Bring a flashlight. Registration deadline: 10/13/21

 

Chemistry for Halloween – #2041

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 11:00 – .12:00 p.m.
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  4+
Location:  Cacoosing Meadows Park pavilion
Registration Deadline:  October 20, 2021

Join the Penn State Berks Chemical Society for a spooky, fun and educational program that engages children in discovering chemistry. This is an innovative, hands-on opportunity for children to run simple (and possibly slimey) experiments and explore basic chemistry concepts perfect for Halloween surprises! Registration deadline: 10/20/21

 

Make Your Own Toad Abode – #2048

Date:Sunday, November 14, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  4+
Location:  Township of Spring Administration Building
Registration Deadline:  November 10, 2021

Toad abodes are whimsical, practical and make charming additions to any garden. Create a cute, cozy, and dry place for friendly toads to live and your toads will gobble up pesky garden pests! Abodes are a wonderful gift for any gardener. Materials included – 2 weeks required for kiln firing. Registration deadline: 11/10/21

 

Make Your Own Holiday Ceramic Ornaments – #2049

Date:Sunday, December 5, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Cost:  $10.00 per kit
Ages:  5+
Location:  Township of Spring Administration Building
Registration Deadline:  December 1, 2021

Celebrate the holidays by making and decorating your own beautiful and original ceramic ornaments – make up to six ornaments. No experience necessary. Get creative – a fun activity for everyone! All materials included – one week required for kiln firing. Registration deadline: 12/1/21