The following events are planned at Chapman State Park this weekend:
A GPS Scavenger Hunt is planned for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. We need your help to put a CCC photograph back together! Go in search of pieces on this high tech adventure. A limited number of GPS units will be provided. Meet at the park amphitheater.
Also Friday, the 81st Anniversary of the CCC will be observed from 7 to 9 p.m. Join Mike Schultz, PhD, for a presentation on all things CCC: buildings, stone work, early camps, and the guys who built it all. Help celebrate the 81st anniversary of the CCC. Meet at Pavilion #2.
On Saturday, "Moon Rocks" will be the topic from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Join the park naturalist to learn about the moon and then go in search of your very own moon rock to decorate. Meet at the beach concession stand.
"Exploring the Night Sky" with Tom Traub also will be held Saturday, from 8 to 10 p.m. Join Traub, Project Director for the Martz Observatory, and learn the essentials of stargazing. We'll be trying out the park's telescope to discover where and when to look for meteor showers, planets and deep sky objects. If you have a telescope gathering dust, bring it out and get some tips on using it from an expert. Meet the park naturalist at the beach. Remember to bring a jacket and flashlight.
A non-denominational worship service will be held at park amphitheater at 10 a.m. Sunday.
The concession stand, with boat rentals, snacks, ice, firewood and more, is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (closed Tuesdays). Use your camping receipt to receive a 10-percent discount on boat and bike rental.
Aug. 28: Canoe/Kayak Chapman, 1-3 p.m.
Aug. 29: Snakes of Chapman
Aug. 29: Geocaching at Night
Aug. 30: Smokey Night
Aug. 30: Movie Night on the Beach "Ice Age"
Aug. 31: Sand Sculpture Competition
Aug.31: Canoe/Kayak Chapman
Sept. 1: Family Fishing
Sept. 1: Salamander Safari
Oct. 4: Fall Festival
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks at 1-888-PA-PARKS (voice), 717-558-2710 (local or international voice), or 711 (AT&T Relay Services). With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
For more information on Chapman State Park or any of Pennsylvania's other state parks, call 1-888-PA-PARKS between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; or visit DCNR's website: www.dcnr.state.pa.us (Select Parks).