Summer at CVP
On-Line Activities for Families
Even though summer camps have been canceled for 2020, fun in the sun never ends here at Cromwell Valley Park! Join Park Staff as they lead you through activities online and then try them out on your next visit to the park. Many activities can even be done in your own backyard or neighborhood.
Our goal this summer is to provide families with engaging ways to enjoy all the natural resources our beautiful valley has to offer and at no cost to our visitors. We hope you use the following videos and activity sheets this season to explore all your favorite spots and discover some new ones! Share your fun with us along the way by using #CVPSummer on your social media.
Activities will be uploaded here beginning July 4th and will run each week until the end of August. No registration or login is required.
Week of July 4th – July 10th
Activities include making a leaf cup, leaf / bark rubbings and measuring a tree!
STEP ONE: Watch THIS VIDEO on YouTube
STEP TWO: Download and print these activity sheets:
STEP THREE: Come to CVP or try in your own backyard!
Geocaching at CVP
Week of July 11th – July 17th
Learn how to geocash and find 3 caches
Week of July 18th – July 24th
Find the live poultry, bring them salad greens or dig up earthworms to feed them and visit Grinchy, the opossum
Hike into History
Week of July 25th – July 31st
Pick up or download Sherwood history booklet and hike, visit historic Lime Kiln Bottom, make butter at home in a jar, make no-knead bread at home.
Let’s Go On a Nature Quest!
Week of August 1st – August 7th
Nature Quest booklets available at the Willow Grove Nature Center. Watch this video for cool things to look for on a hike!
Water, Water Everywhere!
Week of August 8th – August 14th
Bring a net or borrow one from the Willow Grove Nature Center and see what you can find in Minebank Run or ponds! Look for ochre in Minebank, find artesian wells and more!
Week of August 15th – August 21st
Bring a net and capture container or borrow one from the Willow Grove Nature Center and look in different habitats (field and forest) or pick up a baby beetle pet from the Nature Center to take home! Go visit our bee hives and learn about honey.
Birds of a Feather
Week of August 22nd – August 28th
Bring or borrow binoculars from the Willow Grove Nature Center, go hiking in the morning and watch and listen for birds, play our bird scavenger hunt or bird bingo and build a bird craft at home.