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Come along with us as we explore the fields, woods, and waterways of Shillington Park. Take on the role of predator and prey as we investigate the forest. Catch butterflies, dragonflies, and grasshoppers in the park’s meadows. Answer the question “Who lives here?” as we get our feet wet in the stream and pond. You can look forward to a variety of engineering design challenges, Project WILD Games, and habitat exploration. In addition, we will immerse ourselves in the wildlife of Shillington Park. Through hands-on inquiry, observation, and research; we will discover what lives in our backyard. Turtles, Toads, and Trails campers will strengthen their relationship with the natural world and create a powerful connection with a local park through nature play.

Grades: 2-5

Teachers: Mrs. McKay & Mr. McKay

Dates/Times: July 5-9
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Shillington Park and outdoor areas near Cumru Elementary School

Capacity: 15


The 2021 Mifflin Summer Zone is free to Governor Mifflin students thanks to the generosity of the Governor Mifflin Education Foundation and its supporters. Click here to learn more about GMEF and how you can help provide future opportunities.

Additional funds for the 2021 Mifflin Summer Zone were made available from a grant from the Russell L. Hiller Charitable Trust Fund of the Berks County Community Foundation.


Chris Killinger
Director of Teaching & Learning

Damien Drago & Nick Blatt
Elementary Zone Coordinators

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