Youth Festival 2022, The Institute

Youth Festival 2022, The Institute

Sunday May 22nd, 2022 * 1:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Youth Festival—Our 33rd!
Play Outside! is the spirit of Youth Fest!
Fun outside day for kids to include hikes, story walk, hands-on activities and partnered stations.
Happening at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, PA
This fun event features a variety of workshops, demonstrations, activities, exhibits, and entertainment throughout the day.
Specialty play shops tie in the theme with all sorts of fun activities.
Professional guest performers are always exciting, entertaining and fun!
Youth Fest is the best-kept FUN SECRET in Waynesboro! Free admission. [Rain site TBA]
A Full Day of FREE Fun & Activities!
• Waynesboro Ceramic Arts Center Activity
• Early Learning Center of WASD
• Eyler’s Pelts & Critters
• Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library
• Blue Ridge Summit Library
• Waynesboro YMCA
• StoryWalk® and Craft, led by The Institute
Featured Performer, 2 to 3 PM: Ridiculous Nicholas Circus!
A professional performer for seven years, Ridiculous Nicholas (Nick Polini), was a self-described “goofball” as a child, and always craved the spotlight. He started performing for others while still in grade school.
Polini excelled in the unusual sport of “footbag,” traveling to global competitions and honing his athleticism.
While earning a degree in biology, Polini also spent his college years studying the arts of juggling, magic, and stand-up comedy.
“There is nothing I love more than making people smile and laugh,” he said.
As Ridiculous Nicholas, he presents a fun, family-friendly one-man circus show using his talents and athletic ability in juggling, the unicycle, mime, contortions, magic and more.
Plus~Waynesboro Children’s Theater Troupe performs Summer Selects, 3:45 to 4:45 PM
Click Here to Learn More
Shalom Dutchfest 2022, Shalom Christian Academy

Shalom Dutchfest 2022, Shalom Christian Academy

May 6th, 2022 * 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM – May 7th * 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
DUTCHFEST begins Friday, MAY 6 at 5:00 pm, when food concessions (featuring our delicious pork BBQ sandwiches and homestyle Dutch foods), the craft show, and the used book area open.
Saturday continues the food and fun and includes our annual SCA 5K, Children’s Fun Walk, and Chicken BBQ.
Join us for a live sports auction on Friday or bid online at the general auction featuring many different items!
Join the fun – there’s something for everyone!
Get all the details here –
7th Annual Shippensburg Bloom Festival

7th Annual Shippensburg Bloom Festival

Saturday June 11th, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Shippensburg Firefighters Activities Center Parking Lot
33 W. Orange St. Shippensburg, PA
Rain or Shine
Unique Vendors & Crafts * Activities & Inflatables
Plants and Flowers * Food
The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg’s Duck Derby
Explore the shops of Downtown Shippensburg
Become a vendor or want more information, Click Here
Winter EXPLORE! For the Birds, The Institute in Waynesboro

Winter EXPLORE! For the Birds, The Institute in Waynesboro

Tuesday February 1, 2022 * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Winter fun for kids is on tap in February with a new EXPLORE! program series from The Institute.
Designed for kids in grades K to 5, the programs will run on Tuesdays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area near Waynesboro, Pa.
All program activities are outside. Taught by Institute educators, each program includes educational activities related to the season. 
Register for one session OR the full series of four programs!
See the flier with the whole series of four programs here.
Email us at to register for this program.
Activities include listening to a storybook about birds, plus learning about the structure of a bird’s body and how to identify several winter bird species.
On a guided hike, students will learn some bird calls and look for birds. They will also make an edible plant bouquet for the birds.
Instructor: Pam Rowland
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5-member, $6 non-member.
Limit: 15.
Location:Pine Hill Recreation Area
COVID protocols in accordance with CDC and PA DOH guidelines will be followed.
Masks are not required for outdoor activities but are recommended when appropriate distancing (3 feet) is not possible.