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Summer Programs Available at Cook Forest State Park


Saturday, July 23 at 10 am ‘Friends of Cook Forest Series:  Basics of Orienteering’ Ever get lost in Cook Forest?  Can you find north?  What if it’s dark or you don’t have a map?  Please meet at the Nuthole Pavilion, located at the entrance to Ridge Camp, to learn the basics of orienteering with instructor Roger Mazzarella.  Participants will be sent on a short scavenger hunt at the end of the class to test their new skills. We have some compasses available, but encourage you to bring your own. 12 years or older.

Monday, July 25 at 5:30pm - ‘Family Fishing Program’     The PA Fish & Boat Commission will be  offering their Family Fishing Program for families with little or no fishing experience. Participants learn basic fishing skills and to practice those skills while fishing during the program. The program is open to all ages, including children ages 5 and older. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or  guardian. The program is free and all equipment is provided. No fishing license required! Meet at the Children’s Fishing Pond behind the Park Office. Families must pre-register at  https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/183788 (3 hrs)

Thursday, July 28 at 8:00pm - ‘Facts & Fun About Bats’  Join park intern, Laryssa Bauer, at the Ridge Camp Park Amphitheater to learn about Pennsylvania bats. We will be playing up-and-moving games for the young and young at heart! Please bring a chair or blanket to sit. Rain location will be at the Nuthole Pavilion.  (1 hr)

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