Saturday, August 15, 2015
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Woodhick Hike – Come join the Chapman Logging Co. as we move back to the late 1800’s. Experience what a logging camp might have been like. Learn to measure and identify trees, use primitive logging tools and build a fire. Enjoy a woodhick meal and sample “stick honies.” Lumberjack costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Your experience will begin at the warming hut (Pavilion #5).
8:00 – 9:30 PM – Exploring The Night Sky: Perseids Meteor Shower – Join Tom Traub, Project Director for the Martz Observatory, and learn the essentials of stargazing. We’ll be trying out the park’s telescope to discover where and when to look for meteor showers, planets and deep sky objects. If you have a telescope gathering dust, bring it out and get some tips on using it from an expert. Meet the park naturalist at the Beach. Remember to bring a jacket and flashlight. (In case of rain program will be held indoors at the Beach Concession Stand)

Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20, 2015
Dusk – 10:00 PM – “The Boonies International Film Festival” – A collection of independent films appropriate for general audiences, presented by the Northern PA Film Office will be shown at Chapman State Park. This presentation is open to the public at no charge. Meet at the park amphitheater (Pavilion #4 in case of rain). Visit thebooniesinternational.com for more detail.

Friday, August 21, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Family Fishing – Join the Park Naturalist for an evening of fishing. Poles and bait will be provided. No fishing license required. Meet at Pavilion #1.

Saturday, August 22, 2015
9:30 – 11:30 AM – Wildlife Kayak Tour – Come to the Beach Concession Stand for a short lesson on basic boating safety and join us for a wildlife tour on the lake. Pre-registration is REQUIRED as kayaks are limited. You may bring your own kayak but you must still register. The program fee is $5 per adult and $2 for youth between the ages of 8 and 12. This program is not recommended for children under the age of 8. Youth are required to use a tandem kayak with a responsible adult. Those under 18 must have an adult present to sign a waiver. There are a limited number of tandem kayaks available upon request. Registrations can be made by calling the park office at (814) 723-0250 by Friday, 8/21.
2:00 – 3:00 PM – Stream Stomp – Investigate the stream at Penny Run and look for fish, salamanders, crayfish and other aquatic creatures. Be prepared to get your feet Wet! Meet at Parking Lot #1.

Friday, August 28, 2015
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Movie Night: Into The Wilderness – Join us as we journey into the last wilderness areas on Earth. Meet at the Amphitheater. (Pavilion #4 in case of rain)

Saturday, August 29, 2015
3:00 – 4:00 PM – Insect Scavenger Hunt – Join the park naturalist to look for insects and their homes. Prizes to everyone that completes the hunt. Meet at the Amphitheater.
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Sunset Paddle – Come to the Beach Concession Stand for a short lesson on basic boating safety and join us to watch the sun set over the lake. Pre-registration is REQUIRED as kayaks are limited. You may bring your own canoe or kayak but you must still register. The program fee is $5 per adult and $2 for youth between the ages of 8 and 12. This program is not recommended for children under the age of 8. Youth are required to use a tandem kayak with a responsible adult. Those under 18 must have an adult present to sign a waiver. There are a limited number of tandem kayaks available upon request. Registrations can be made by calling the park office at (814) 723-0250 by Friday, 8/28.