What is ...In The Park?
A high energy program that provides a fun, safe environment for children to develop important life skills, discuss health/safety issues, and develop the next generation of community leaders using the fine arts as the primary teaching platform.
Who can participate?
In The Park was designed for children age 4 through 6th grade, but all all welcome.
What typically goes on during a session of programming?
The program starts with welcome time where we go over the expectations of the program in a fun and exciting way and do an energy-building opening game.

After the welcome time, a combination of any of the following could happen:

- A fun interaction storytime teaching important positive skill
(honesty, friendship, gentleness, patience, etc.)

- A food segment teaching kids how to make yummy healthy snacks
(and we get to eat them too!)

- A health/safety segment on age appropriate topics
(fire safety, bullying, hand washing, etc.)

- An art project scaled to the age level of the children
(tie-dye T-Shirts, watermelon boats, mini pumpkin painting, etc.)

- A game time working on teamwork and co-operation
(indoor and outdoor games - depending on the weather)

- Cool Contests, Fun Prizes, and more!
How is ...In The Park staffed?
In The Park is staffed by the employees of Northern Expressions Arts Collective, interns from local colleges, and volunteers from the community. The entire In The Park team is thoroughly background checked and trained to provide the safest experience possible for each child. If you are interested in volunteering, please feel free to contact us by clicking here.
How is ...In The Park funded?
In The Park is funded by the local business community, a small suggested donation requested from each child per session, and by donations to Northern Expressions Arts Collective by people like you! If you are interested in making either a monthy or one-time donation you can go to our donations page by clicking here or if you would like more information please contact us by clicking here.
Northern Expressions Arts Collective (NEAC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving our communities using the arts as a primary teaching platform. NEAC promotes family friendly entertainment, artist development, and community service projects. It is our desire for every community to have a thriving arts program to feed local community involvement while we train up the next generation of leaders.