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During Piedmont Environmental Center’s Winter Nature Camp youth ages 7–12 will play a two-day game of “Nature Clue.”

High Point Parks & Recreation offers a variety of ways to play, learn and enjoy in the community year-round.

If maybe you ate too much pumpkin pie during Thanksgiving or want to avoid those holiday pounds, Parks & Recreation have exercise and health programs for all ages and levels of fitness, from tennis and line dancing to martial arts, Zumba, yoga and more.

The Piedmont

Environmental Center

For two days during winter vacation, PEC will once again host Winter Nature Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27-28.

Campers will engage in a giant game of “Natural Clue” with activities that use the “tools,” visit the “places” and sort out the “characters” of the game. Using the onsite classroom as a base for investigations, campers set out to find clue stations set up in the forest, grounds and gardens of PEC.

Clue stations include Talking Trees, Wild About Weather, Bird Beak Mix-Up, Underground Escapes, Tipi Tales and more.

Each day campers should dress for the weather and outdoor play and are asked to bring a bag lunch, two snacks and a water bottle. Cost is $60 for PEC members and $75 for non-members.

Piedmont Environmental Center is at 1220 Penny Road in High Point. Registration is required; visit www.highpointnc.gov/pr or call 336-883-8531.

WinterFest

Create a snow globe, make a gingerbread house or decorate a cookie at the inaugural WinterFest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Allen Jay Recreation Center (1073 East Springfield Road, High Point). Santa will be there, too. Free admission; for more information, call 336-883-3504.

Senior Games

Registration is now open for the 2019 Greater High Point Senior Games. This year-round health promotion program for ages 50 and up offers more than 65 athletic events and 35 arts categories.

Registration fee is $9 through Jan. 31 and includes a T-shirt, admission to the opening breakfast and a swag bag. Drop by the Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center (600 N. Hamilton St., High Point) to register or learn more, or email local coordinator Tina Boston at tina.boston@highpointnc.gov.

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Paige Moné is marketing coordinator for the City of High Point Parks & Recreation Department. Contact her at paige.mone@highpointnc.gov.