Sunday, October 5th , 2014
We invite you to attend the 12th annual Collegeville Colors event on Sunday, October 5th from 1-5pm. This family event is open to the public to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and lakes on the campus of Saint John's near Saint John's Preparatory School (grades 6-12).
Two hiking trails will be available. The shorter trail, approximately 1.5 miles, will be filled with a variety of age-appropriate activities for kids, including:
- One-act plays
- Bark and leaf rubbing
- Exploring and identifying various animal furs
- "The ever-changing canvas painting"
- Learning about fractal geometry and how this is exhibited in nature - Believe it or not, math is all around us, especially in nature. Come learn about one of math’s greatest iterations – fractals! This activity is fun for all ages. You will learn about fractals and how they are used to study our environment. Take a step further and get step-by-step instructions on how to make your own iterations. Then, as you walk the trails, try to find these beautiful patterns in the trees above you.
- Poetry reading
- And much more!
In addition, families have the opportunity to enjoy a longer hiking trail to the restored Stella Maris Chapel. This trail is approximately 3 miles roundtrip. The Saint John's Prep Chamber Choir will perform at the Chapel at 2pm.
Back at the fields below the Prep School, you can warm up to a bowl of "bouja," served with the famous Johnny Bread, sliced apples with caramel and a variety of refreshments.
While you are enjoying the bouja and other treats, we invite you to relax and enjoy the conversation with others. At the same time, there will be a variety of entertainment and activities nearby, including:
- Face painting
- Receive your name written in a variety of languages by members of The World Club at Saint John's Prep
- A variety of musical instruments played by Prep School students
- Mini pumpkin painting - with members of Saint John's Prep Student Council
- Learn about sustainability
- Poetry reading
- And more!
Ticket price is $8/person, maximum of $32 for immediate family members if you pre-register by Wednesday, October 1st. After that date, tickets will be $10/person, maximum of $40 for immediate family members. Boy/Girl Scouts are $5 each before October 1st or $7 each after that date. Children 5 and under are free.
Online registration is now closed, but will re-open as the event draws closer. Tickets may also be purchased at the registration table, which is located in the main entrance of the Prep School, on the day of the event.
2014 Supporters of Collegeville Colors include:
- Our proud Prep Parents! Click here to register online to volunteer at the event.
- Saint John's Arboretum
- Leighton Broadcasting
- Collegeville Orchards