Our friends ECRN+ know that every child and parent deserve to spend quality time with one another. That’s why they have teamed up with Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks to invite parents to treat the amazing children in their life to an enchanted evening filled with games, dinner, crafts, s’mores over a campfire, entertainment, and visits with magical characters at Highbanks Nature Center. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome, with and without special needs, alongside their caregiver.
- Character meet and greets with cast members from The Royals Project
- Light dinner & refreshments
- S’mores over a campfire (weather/staff pending)
- PLUS attendees will have after-hour (6p-7p) exclusive access to the Nature Center! The center is jam packed with dozens of fun and hands-on learning opportunities for children of all ages.
What: We need volunteers to help set up/clean up and assist with crafts, games, food, and photo booth.
Where: Highbanks Nature Center – 9466 Columbus Pike Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035
When: Saturday, February 22nd, 4pm-8pm
Event Leaders: firstname.lastname@example.org
About ECRN+: ECRN+ is a program of the YMCA of Central Ohio with more than 30 years of experience working with children who have special needs and their families.http://ymcacolumbus.org/ecrn
About the ECRN+/Metro Parks partnership: Through their social and recreational programs, ECRN+ aims to inspire personal family growth and community integration. Children with disabilities can play alongside their peers, participate in positive physical activity and experience the sensory joys of nature. Families discover at their own comfort level while overcoming challenges in a safe, fun, and welcoming environment. ECRN+ aims to foster caring and genuine friendships among families, regardless of ability, while promoting the tremendous value of family to family networking and support. The very core of their programming serves as a hopeful seed of a more inclusive society, in which diversity is welcome and accepted, and a love for nature flourishes.
About #CbusGivesBack: Columbus Gives Back coordinates group volunteer events with local non-profits, organizes philanthropic happy hours to raise support and awareness for our non-profit partners, and participates in other philanthropic events while emphasizing our social twist: to have fun with volunteers new and old during and after events in the hopes of creating a culture of community engagement amongst our target audience of young professionals.
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important. Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP’ed but are unable to attend this event.