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2017 Summer Camp Registration

Dates:  June 19 – July 28

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Post Camp: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (additional cost) $350 per child

Location:  Wissahickon Middle School

Daily Swimming:  Wissahickon Middle School

Ages:  6 (or completed Kindergarten) – 12 years


$ 650 first resident child

$ 585 for each additional resident child

$ 750 first non-resident child

$ 715 for each additional non-resident child


Weekly rates for 2017

$ 210 first resident child

$ 180 for each additional resident child

$ 260 first non-resident child

$ 235 for each additional non-resident child


All Registrations must be post marked or dropped off by Wednesday May 24, 2017 any registrations received after a $50 Late Fee will be applied






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Tech Question & Answer

Staff and volunteers will be on location to help you with any questions you have regarding your electronic devices.  Devices you can bring; tablet computer (iPad, Droid), e-readers (Kindle, Nook), Smart Phones (iPhone, Droid).  Appointments are required for this program.  Please call the Blue Bell Library at 215-646-1320 to setup your 30 minute appointment. 

Date:  Wednesday March 22

Time:  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Disclaimer: The Library’s intent is to help people learn the use of their devices.  The library does not assume responsibility for devices that are not working property and can’t fix devices. 


WVPL Traveling STEM Lab

Visit Penllyn Woods Community Building

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Date: Saturday March 25

Time:  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ages:  Kindergarten – 5th Grade

The WVPL Traveling STEM Lab is a collection of technology tools that children and teens are not normally exposed to.  The collection of tools includes easy to use circuitry tools, and programmable robots appropriate to elementary students in K-5. 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Date:  Saturday April 8

Location:   Centennial Trail (located behind the Township Building) 

Time:  10 a.m. – 12

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Book Trail

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The Parks & Recreation Department has teamed up again to offer a Book Trail program in collaboration with the Wissahickon Valley Public Library.  This year the trail we will be at the Centennial Trail.  The Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child Book 2017, Daniel Fins a Poem by Micha Archer .  Families are welcome, as you walk the trail you stop at book pages and read the book.

Date: Saturday April 8

Time: 10 a.m. – Noon

Location:  Centennial Trail (located behind the Township Building)



 Trail Clean Up

Please join us as we focus on cleaning up some of the trails in the Township. There is no rain date in the event of inclement weather.

Date:  Saturday April 8

Meeting Location:  Lower Gwynedd Township Building ~ Rear Parking Lot

Time:  9 a.m.

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Book Chats with Local Authors

This very informal program will give guest an opportunity to chat with a local author about their book.  The fun aspect will be you get you ask questions!!!

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During Gary’s professional career he has had a passion to understand the process of “Decision Making”, he was inspired to write a book about the discipline of “Decision Making.” Making good decisions & assessing risk are essential “like skills” that must be taught, studied and learned. Young adults and teenagers understand that their decisions are not always in their individual best interest.

When brother and sister Jimmy and Carly find a scared, wounded, and huge dog in the woods, they’re not sure whether to risk helping her.  This question launches Carly and Jimmy on an adventure that leads them to learning a revolutionary approach to making decisions. Fast-paced, engaging and fun – teenage reader will close this decision-making fable “Taming Chaos” equipped to tackle difficult life choices with confidence.

Date:  Wednesday May 17

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Penllyn Woods Community Building

Gary Miller, CIC, MBA, Author ~  TAMING CHAOS


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 Beth and her older sister try desperately to maintain normalcy and order, in the face of uncertainty and confusion.  Their young lives are filled with deception and despair at the hands of a narcissistic mother and her abusive boyfriend.  Told from Beth’s point of view, the story unfolds with innocence and honesty.  The Gold Mailbox captures moments of despair and hope, sadness and humor, sister rivalry and sister love, death and emotional rebirth, abuse and unconditional love.  In the end, the story leaves the reader marveling over the healing power of compassion and forgiveness. 

 Date:  Wednesday June 21

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Penllyn Woods Community Building

Beth Schulman, Author ~  The Gold Mailbox


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What’s aBird Sit?  Well, it’s a bird walk, only we’ll sit in one place and let the birds cometo us!  We’ll focus on the serviceberry tree on the property attracts many species of birds and talk about the common birds of Lower Gwynedd.  Great for adult beginners and people who may have trouble walking over rough terrain (we’ll venture onto the boardwalk to check out the adjacent woods).  No dogs please.  Small children not recommended.  Please feel free to arrive at any time during the two-hour period.  Chairs will be provided but if you have a comfortable folding chair, please bring.  Binoculars recommended. 

Date: Sunday June 11

Time:  7:30 am – 9:30 am

Location: Penllyn Woods Community Building


Stories Time At Oxford Park

Join Ms. Tegan from the Wissahickon Valley Public Library Blue Bell Branch as she visits Oxford Park on Thursday mornings for story time.  Each week she will bring a new book to read to the children.  Come join us for a nice relaxing story time. 

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:  Oxford Park Picnic Pavilion

Ages:  2-6 years

Days:  Thursdays  June 22 – July 27



Summer Library Reading Club

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Looking for something to do this summer? Wissahickon Valley Public Library wants to invite you to join our Summer Reading Club! Everyone, from kids to adults, teens and babies, is welcome to join our club.  This Summer Reading Club is a way for you to track your reading and get prizes for your reading.  After you’ve signed up for our clubs, be sure to check out all of our Summer Events for kids, teens, and adults at our libraries in Blue Bell and Ambler.  We’ll have lectures and performers, classes, and more! Look for information at


 Trail Dusters

Do you know where all the trails are located in the Township?  Have you seen a path but not sure where it goes?  Join us as we explore a trail a week.  Meetings locations vary each week and upon registering for the program you will receive a list of where the group is meeting. 

Dates: Tuesday and Thursdays April 7 – May 21

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Location: Varies each week, participants will receive a list of walking locations upon registering for the program.

Cost:  $5 per person



ART Classes

Young Rembrandts

Monday thru Thursday Workshop

Ages: 4-6 years 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages: 6-21 year 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $100 per participant


Anime Cartoon

Learn to draw cartoons in the Anime Style, create characters.  Learn and use a variety of facial expressions, actions and movement to illustrate our scenes.  The on the last day you will create a large comic book type scene in the Anime style.

Date:  July 10 -13

Ages:  6-12 years


Space Workshop

Explore space while using different mediums.  Space ships, aliens and other out of this world creations will be created.  Color pencils, sharpies, markers and pastels will all be used. 

Date:  July 17-20

Ages: 6 – 12 years


Superhero Cartoon

Pow! Bang! Now you too can learn how to draw your own comic book superhero.  Each day we will complete several drawings while we explore a variety of characters.  Learn how to draw action and movement while we complete the scenes around it.

Date:  July 24-27

Ages:  6 – 12 years


Bits of Summer Fun

We will emphasize drawing skills while completing a roller coaster drawing with markers. Cartooning techniques will be introduced while creating new characters enjoying summer fun. 

Date:  July 31- August 3

Ages:  6-12 years


Down on the Farm

Explore the farm and all characters found there.   Barn, tractors, and other farming tools  Learn how to draw a variety of farm animals as well.

Date:  August 7 - 10

Ages:  4-7 years


Favorite Video Apps and Video Games

Every student will learn new illustration and coloring techniques inspired by popular video games.  Artwork is inspired by a pixel block characters, plants, zombies and many more classic apps and games.

Date:  August 14-17

Ages:  6-12 years



Learn the different mode of transportation we use to get around, cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters and more will fill our drawings. 

Date:  August 14 - 17

Ages:  4-7 years


Zoo Workshop

Kids love to draw animals!!!  Learn the animals found at the zoo and learn how to draw giraffes, lions tigers, birds and more. 

Date:  August 21 - 24

Ages:  4-7 years


Horses, Horses, Horses

Explore the wonderful world of horses.  Learn how to draw horse of all shapes, sizes and styles. 

Date:  August 21 - 24

Ages:  6-12 years


Household Pets

Celebrate our cuddly friends found in our homes.  Learn how to draw our friends in the aquarium, and bird cages.  We will explore the playful side of our animal friends in amusing cartoon fashion. 

Date:  August 28 - 31

Ages:  6-12 years


Knitting for Everyone

If you are an experienced knitter, or just a beginner and wish to learn how to knit. If you have a knitting question, or need help with a pattern.This is a very informal group who meets at the Penllyn Woods Community Building once a week.

Dates: Thursday Afternoons
Time: 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Location: Penllyn Woods Community Building


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Penllyn Woods Community Buillding

Reservations are being taking for the 2017 calendar year.  If you have an upcoming birthday party, wedding shower, baby shower or family gathering how about considering the Penllyn Woods Community Building.  Contact Sandi Feight, Recreation Director for the room's availability 215-646-5302.