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Preschool in the Park

Deep River County Park

Thursdays in May Ages 3 & 4 - Preschool No registration needed

10:30 - 11: 30 a.m. OR 1-2 p.m. Fee: $1.00 per child per program Meet in the Visitor Center

hile older brothers and sisters are in school, bring the preschoolers to Deep River County Park for a program designed just for them. Children may hear stories, learn finger plays, sing songs, play games, make a craft, and just have fun with others their age. Make lasting memories by having fun alongside your preschooler. Everyone is invited to bring a brown bag lunch and picnic and hike in the Park on your own before or after the program. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin your program. W

May 7

May 14 May 21

Hop, Hop Hoppy Spring Hike

What hops? We will take a hike in the park to find out. Maybe it will be you!

Nursery Rhymes All About Corn

Learn nursery rhymes, then recite them and act them out. We will learn about different kinds of corn, visit the Grist Mill to see some corn ground

into cornmeal, learn what makes corn pop and more.

May 28

Ride ‘em Cowboy!

As we pretend to be cowboys, we will ride our (pretend) horses and sit around the campfire. Don’t forget to wear your hat and bandana.

Preschool Program for Day Care Groups The same topics listed above are available to day-care groups on Wednesday of the same week at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. The one-hour programs are by reservation only for a fee of $25.00 per program for a group of 20 or less, payable in advance. You may picnic or hike in the Park on your own before or after your program. Call 219-769-PARK to make your reservation.


Ages 3-5 Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 17 - July 29

Ages 6 & up Thursdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 18 - July 30

FEE: $1 per child per program, payable at each program

These programs are offered at Deep River County Park for families only; no groups please at these times. No reservations are required. Adult care givers are required to remain in the park during the one-hour programs and may be asked to assist. Programs will be held rain or shine. For weather update, call the Park at 219-947-1958. GROUPS: Please refer to the Group Historical Discovery Series information below on this page.

June 17 - 18 June 24 - 25

Five Senses Hike Bucket Brigade

We will use our senses; smell, sight, sound and touch to make discoveries on our hike.

Form a bucket brigade, pass the water bucket and put out the ‘flames’. You must also don fireman’s gear to be a fireman. NOTE: Be prepared to get wet!

July 8 - 9 July 15 - 16

Campfire Songs Pirate Treasure Hunt

Let’s learn some songs and sing them as we sit around the campfire!

AARGGH! Do you think we will find treasure left here by a pirate? Could be! We will have to follow the clues.

July 22 - 23

Corn 101

There are many different types of corn. Let’s learn about them, then visit the grist mill to see corn ground into cornmeal. What makes corn pop?

July 29 - 30

Country Fair

Come to the Country Fair! Use your tickets to play the games and win prizes. Fun for all!


Deep River County Park Advance reservations only

For children in groups, ages four and older. Day cares, Y’s, summer camps, churches, etc.

Deposit of $10.00 minimum paid in advance for each program (pays for first ten children). $1.00 additional per child for #11 - #25 payable at program. Maximum: 25 per program reservation. To make required reservation call 219-769-PARK M – F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Groups may book one or more programs. Chaperones must remain in the park during the one-hour program and may be asked to assist. Groups are encouraged to bring lunches or snacks to enjoy in the Park, on their own, before or after their program. Picnic tables and restroom facilities are avail- able. Bring water and insect repellent for your group. Programs will be held rain or shine! For weather concerns, call the park at 219-947-1958.

July 22 - 23

Corn 101

July 29 - 30

Country Fair

NOTE: There will be no programs the week of July 1-2. Enjoy your July 4th Holiday!

Wednesdays or Thursdays -- 9:30 a.m. OR 12:30 p.m.

June 17 - 18 Five Senses Hike June 24 - 25 Bucket Brigade

July 8 - 9 Campfire Songs July 15 - 16 Pirate Treasure Hunt

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