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Week six of Summer in the Park includes games, crafts, Independence Day events

Holly Viers • Jun 30, 2018 at 2:15 PM

KINGSPORT — If you’re looking for free, family-friendly activities to enjoy next week, Warriors Path State Park has just the opportunity for you.

The park’s free Summer in the Park series will kick off its sixth week on Tuesday. Below is a sampling of activities you and your family can enjoy throughout the week.

Tuesday, July 3

11 a.m. — Lake Hollow Hike: Let’s enjoy the rich discoveries of land and water life along the Lake Hollow trail. Meet at the main bathhouse.

1:30 p.m. — Raft Craft: Years ago, men needed to know how to make rafts of huge logs to travel the river and to sell timber. Today we can make little rafts just to have fun and to remember those early days. Meet at the Open Air Chapel or the main bathhouse if it’s raining. We might even try out our new toy rafts at the shore!

3:30 p.m. — Junior Rangers: Forest Safety and Survival: Learn what to pack and what to do if you are lost in the woods. Meet at the Open Air Chapel or the main bathhouse if it’s raining.

Wednesday, July 4

Noon — American Art: Come show off your artistic skills and pride for America by creating a patriotic picture. We’ll bring the art supplies; you bring your creativity to the main bathhouse.

2:30 p.m. — Homemade Ice Cream: There’s nothing better on a hot afternoon than some homemade ice cream, and there’s no better way to work up an appetite than to turn the crank on an ice cream freezer! Meet at the Open Air Chapel or the main bathhouse if it’s raining.

4:30 p.m. — Decorate for the Parade: Decorate your wagon, your bicycle, your stroller or even your dog’s leash! Come join us as we get ready for a “mini parade” at the main bathhouse.

5:30 p.m. — Campground Parade: Help celebrate America in grand fashion! Put on your red, white and blue and join a patriotic parade through the campgrounds. Meet at the main bathhouse.

Thursday, July 5

4:30 p.m. — Wood Cookies: Peek inside a tree and you’ll find nature and history. Come decorate a wood “cookie” and take home a natural memory from Warriors Path. Bring your artistic skills to the main bathhouse.

7 p.m. — Nature Games: Don’t miss the natural fun for the young or the young at heart! Meet at the Open Air Chapel for some lively games about our natural world. If it’s raining, meet at the main bathhouse.

9 p.m. — Dragonflies: These fascinating insects have some amazing life stories to tell. Come enjoy a slide-illustrated talk about these “bugs” that zip through the summer skies. Meet at the Open Air Chapel or the pool entrance if it’s raining.

Friday, July 6

2:30 p.m. — Plankton: For us, the lake is a place to go boating or fishing, but for the micro-world of plankton, it’s a home. Come help us sample this incredible world of tiny lives floating in lake water. Meet at the main bathhouse, and we’ll stroll down to the shore.

4 p.m. — Wonderful Wacky Wet Friday: Let’s enjoy some kid-friendly water play and learning activities. Meet at the Open Air Chapel and be prepared to get very wet!

5:30 p.m. — Bead Craft: Create your own beaded necklace or bracelet. We’ll bring the beads; you supply the patient fingers! Meet at the main bathhouse.

Saturday, July 7

11 a.m. — ID the Tree: “Wood” you like to know what tree you are camping under? You don’t want to “leaf” the park without finding out! Meet at the main bathhouse, and we’ll learn about some local trees together.

6 p.m. — Earthball Games: Let’s have a ball — a 6-foot-tall ball! Meet at the Open Air Chapel for some lively, cooperative games. If it rains, we’ll have some smaller ball games at the main bathhouse.

9 p.m. — Campfire: What a perfect combination: a dark night, a crackling fire and some local, traditional ghost tales. Meet at the campfire circle on the east end of the main campground. If it is raining, we’ll have an indoor “campfire” at the pool entrance.

Sunday, July 8

9 a.m. — Worship Service: Enjoy a peaceful morning worship service at the Open Air Chapel or at the pool entrance if it’s raining. The service is sponsored by Colonial Heights Baptist Church.

For the complete Summer in the Park schedule, visit tnstateparks.com/parks/about/warriors-path.

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