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Families – You are invited to join us THIS Sunday, April 8th, for our first hike of the 2018 Happy Hikers Club season! Register here: https://hhcapril18.eventbrite.com

Established in Spring 2017, HAPPY HIKERS CLUB is a monthly social and recreational hiking adventure for children and youth of all ages and abilities! Held at various Metro Parks across Central Ohio, each month, our awesome Metro Parks Naturalist will lead us on a short walk or roll through the park to explore the beauty of the world around us! Families can build their circles of support and connect with one another through nature, in a friendly, safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

April Location:

Honda Wetland Entrance at Glacier Ridge Metro Park
7825 Hyland-Croy Road
Plain City, OH 43064

April Date:
Sunday, April 8th at 2pm


“Why did you create a club like this?”
ECRN+ Family Support Team and Metro Parks both believe that ALL children and individuals, regardless of ability or diagnoses, should have welcoming access to the outdoors in order to play, build lasting friendships, participate in positive activity, and experience the sensory wonders of nature. We believe that every individual should be given the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive in their community.

As a cause-driven organization, the Y (ECRN+) has a unique opportunity and responsibility to work toward full inclusion of people of all abilities. We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Metro Parks and proud to intentionally serve children and youth of all abilities at our events. Happy Hikers Club is another hopeful seed we’re planting as we strive to cultivate generations of diversity, acceptance, healthy living, and love for ALL.

“Who is invited to the club?”
Everyone! That’s what makes our hiking club so fun! Each month’s hike is open to children, youth, and young adults of all abilities alongside their family and friends. No matter your development, age,
special need
fitness level, gender, culture, or whatever it may be that makes you amazing… YOU are welcome at HHC.

Amanda Biel
Family Support Specialist & Equipment Loan Manager
Early Childhood Resource Network+
1907 Leonard Avenue, Suite 100, Columbus OH 43219
P 614 389 3880 ext 9812 F 614 389 5805 C 614 835 6073
E abiel@ymcacolumbus.org W ymcacolumbus.org/ecrn

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