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  • Two people in kayaks

    Introduction to Kayaking on the Swatara Creek

    , Hershey
    This adventurous wellness program is geared for those interested in learning how to kayak. Enjoy approximately six miles of easy paddling for approximately two hours on the normally gentle, tree lined Swatara Creek. This guided two-hour evening paddle will let you discover firsthand why many are getting involved in this healthy life-long hobby. Guides will provide kayak skill instruction before and during the trip.
  • Outdoor yoga class with participants looking out over the Susquehanna River

    Let EVERYTHING Go! Gentle Yoga

    , Harrisburg
    Join instructor Erika Malorzo from CommUNITY Yoga Space for a fun mindfulness program on the beautiful grounds of Fort Hunter Park. Let EVERYTHING Go! – Find what feels good to you with mindful movement. In this class, you will breathe, stretch, and gently move in and out of yoga postures.
  • People laying on ground in meditation

    Sound Meditation

    , Harrisburg
    Join Certified Sound Therapist, Matthew Kramer for a Community Sound Meditation. Sound Meditations encourage deep listening practices which can create an ideal entry point for a meditative experience, particularly for anyone who has struggled to embrace more traditional forms of meditation.
  • A girl rock climbing

    Introduction to Rock Climbing

    , Marietta
    This adventurous wellness program is geared for those interested in climbing but never have, have climbed in the gym, or are new to outdoor climbing. Rock climbing and rappelling sessions can be adjusted to any difficulty level to satisfy your enjoyment in a beginner-friendly environment.
  • The Wizard of Oz Movie Poster with Dorothy, The Cowardly Lion, The Scarecrow and The Tin Man

    Sunset Music & Movie Series: The Wizard of Oz

    , Harrisburg
    Enjoy a movie night outdoors under the stars at Fort Hunter Park. The whole family is sure to love this movie classic on its 85th Anniversary. This movie has a “G” rating and a run time of 1 hour and 41 minutes. The Friends of Fort Hunter will operate a concession stand with movie snacks and drinks.
  • Proudly PA Festival celebrating Pennsylvania with musical artists The Ocean Blue, the Jellybricks, Blitz Dynette, Dandy, Willeby Hayes and Addi Grace

    Proudly PA! Festival

    , Harrisburg
    Enjoy a beautiful day along the Susquehanna River and celebrate all that Pennsylvania has to offer. The day will be filled with music performed by The Ocean Blue, The Jellybricks, Biltz Dynette, Dandy, Willeby Hayes, and Addi Grace all of whom got their start right here in Pennsylvania. Tempting tastes and treats will be abundant. Savor locally sourced foods from fabulous vendors and food trucks that will be available for purchase while enjoying the upbeat sounds of top-notch musicians here at scenic Fort Hunter Park.
  • Kids running outside

    Nature Explorers Day Camp Week 1 (Ages 6-8)

    , Harrisburg
    Children ages 6 to 8 will learn about animal adaptations, explore aquatic life in Paxton Creek and enjoy a live animal presentation. Each day will focus on a new, fun topic about our local plants and animals and include nature themed activities and crafts. Please register for only one week. Registration limited to 20 campers. 
  • Group walking at Wildwood Park

    Walk with a Doc - Wildwood Park

    , Harrisburg
    Join us for a moderately paced walk around Wildwood Park in Harrisburg. Parking and meet-up will be in front of the Olewine Nature Center. The walk will be on a variety of surfaces and may include some slight inclines. It will be an out-and-back walk so participants can customize the length of the walk based on their individual goals. The Walk with a Doc program is designed to provide some general health tips and a moderately-paced walk. A Park Rx Wellness Program sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield and supported by Penn State Health.
  • Two Boys with a fish by a stream

    Kids Fishing Clinic Ages 8-16

    , Lykens
    Feel the water surround you as you tiptoe, stalk, cast, hook, and land some of the most beautiful fish in the world. Guides provide instruction to youth between the ages of 8 and 16 on the types of fish found in Pennsylvania, fish habitats, safety, equipment, outdoor manners, and protecting our water resources.
  • Two people in kayaks

    Introduction to Kayaking on the Swatara Creek

    , Hershey
    This adventurous wellness program is geared for those interested in learning how to kayak. Enjoy approximately six miles of easy paddling for approximately two hours on the normally gentle, tree lined Swatara Creek. This guided two-hour evening paddle will let you discover firsthand why many are getting involved in this healthy life-long hobby. Guides will provide kayak skill instruction before and during the trip.