Church School Hikes in the Wissahickon
- Date: Sunday, September 10
- Time: after the 9 a.m. worship
The Church School will embark on its annual hike in the Wissahickon on Sunday, September 10 after the 9 a.m. worship. There will be no classes on that day. At the park, the children will meet with a Trail Ambassador who will educate them about the park’s history and geology. The Wissahickon Valley has been carved out by the creek of the same name over the past 125 million years. Because of a fault line that runs nearby, the area has shifted significantly over the millennia. The rock we see today was once more than 10 miles below the surface! The tectonic plates lifted and convoluted the strata of rock with pressure and heat so great that the nature of the rock changed from a granite bedrock formation into a waving and blistered schist. It can be seen everywhere along the creek.
The children will hike to the 15-foot statue of an Indian on the east side of the Wissahickon Valley, high above the creek. He was placed there in 1900 to memorialize the Lenni-Lenape tribe, who were the first people to walk the steep trails of the Wissahickon. Our friends from the Standing Rock Reservation smile because the Lenni-Lenape chief is incongruously dressed like a Plains Indian. Children and families won’t want to miss this informative and fun hike.
Church School Registration
Registration for Godly Play and church school takes place after children return from their Wissahickon hike in the meeting room of the church school wing. After registering, children will go to their classrooms for a lesson.
You can also register children for church school online.