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Summer Activities at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro

Participants in last year's Renfrew Institute summer heritage program, "Old Friends are Worth Saving," sit astride their completed project, with instructors Bob Benchoff (left) and Bob North (right). The workshop will be repeated this summer, along with a full slate of activities geared toward youth during June and July.

Summer Activities at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro

Waynesboro: Renfrew Institute is gearing up for summer with a full slate of programs designed for area youth. Summer Institute offers a variety of activities in June and July for kids of all ages at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro.
"Summer Stories for Children" will return on Tuesdays from June 23-July 28 at 1pm under the tree in front of Renfrew's visitors center. During this free activity, children's books are read and complementary hands-on activities follow. Pre-registration not required.
Also beginning in June, "Wednesdays in the Park...Nose To Nose with Nature" returns. The free-wheeling two-hour session of outdoor activities is designed to entertain and educate younger children (completing grades K-3). The program will run on Wednesdays from June 24-July 29, from 9:30-11am. $4 per child for each session for members of Renfrew Institute, non-members $5 per child. Attend one or more sessions as desired. Pre-registration not required.
"Bugs & Blossoms: Into the Garden" integrates science and history as children experience typical garden-centered summertime activities of a 1800s farm child. For children completing grades 2-6. Tuesday, July 14, 9am-Noon. Registration required, fee applies.
"Old Friends Are Worth Saving," a half-day workshop for kids completing grades 3-8, is scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 9am-Noon. (Rain date: Tues., July 28). Through exploration of the 1800s Royer farmstead (now Renfrew Museum & Park), participants discover a new awareness of old buildings, learn to listen to the stories they can tell us, and understand the importance of preserving them. Hands-on experiences include an opportunity to try the "people-powered tools" of the 1800s and to assemble a log building. Registration required, fee applies.
Back by popular demand, "Heritage Crafts for Youth," half-day workshops featuring "crafts from the past" for children and teens looking for interesting hands-on projects this summer. Different workshops each day from July 20-24 allow participants to attend one or all of the daily offerings. Classes include tin smithing, quilting, leatherwork, basketry, pottery, fibers/textiles, and penny rugs. Fees apply. Registration is required and some age restrictions apply.
For more information, fee structure and registration forms, call Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373 or visit
Summer Institute is made possible in part through support from VC Enterprises, William H. Gelbach, Jr., Lucinda D. Potter, Eunice Statler, and Today's Horizon Fund contributors PenMar Development Corp., Nora Roberts Foundation and an anonymous donor.

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