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EXPLORE! Fairy Houses

August 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This program was rescheduled from its original date in July.

We now have an online registration form—see below. To sign up for any or all of the Explore! sessions, fill out the form below.
You will receive an email with payment information. Your reservation is not complete without payment.

This is the last in The Institute’s series of six outdoor adventure programs in June and July. Fairy Houses was canceled due to bad weather, and is rescheduled for Thursday, August 3. 

Designed for kids in grades K to 5, EXPLORE! programs will run on Thursdays, June 22 and 29, and July 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa.

Each session is a full 90 minutes of educational fun!

All program activities are outside, and each week features a different theme. Taught by Institute educators, programs include educational activities related to the season and theme. Students may attend any or all sessions.

Fairy houses can be made with nature’s treasures.

August 3
Fairy Houses
Kids will listen to an enchanting story book and then take a hike in the woods, collecting treasures from nature along the way—leaves, rocks, sticks, vines and more—to build a fairy house in the woods. Fairy houses can be created in any season and in any outdoor setting.

Pre-registration and payment in advance are required. Fee: $8 member, $10 general public. Attendance is limited.

To register, use the form below.

For more information, email to [email protected] or call 717-762-0373.

EXPLORE! programs are sponsored by The Anderson Family Fund, in memory of Vida Mae Anderson, and The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Marge Kiersz; Alma W. Oyer; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township.

NEW! Online Registration Form!


August 3, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Buttonwood Nature Center–Home of The Institute
(717) 762-0373


Pine Hill Recreation Area
12684 Mentzer Gap Rd
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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