Get Outside – Play!

What is Get Outside – Play?

Get Outside – Play! is a ten week program and part of our Get Outside Challenge geared towards getting children under twelve outdoors to play! From September 9th to November 13th, 2019, kids can track the number of hours they spend playing outside and win prizes along the way. Outdoor play can be anything! Climbing a tree, playing at recess, walking the dog, playing in piles of leaves, splashing in puddles, skipping, and more, as long as you are outside! Participants will be given a log sheet to track their time spent playing outside. These sheets will be available at Cope Environmental Center, and to print from this website starting September 9th, 2019. For every benchmark a kid reaches (listed below), they earn a special prize redeemable at Cope Environmental Center! Get the coloring sheet here!

Prizes are limited and awarded on a first come, first serve basis as an incentive to get you working towards those goals fast!

Log up to 70 hours of outdoor play by
November 13th, 2019 to win prizes!

Prize Benchmarks:

10 hours – One free activity/game pass (example: bowling, putt-putt)

20 hours – One free ice cream come!

30 hours – One free kids meal!

50 hours – A Cope Environmental Center water bottle – stay hydrated!

70 hours – One free week of CEC Summer Adventure Camp (week of your choice*) – Only 2 spots are available – work towards your goal fast!

*Some summer camps have age/grade restrictions- we will work with you to ensure you select a week that works for your age group.

Download the Get Outside-Play! sheet here (color in a native Indiana species for every 10 hours you play outdoors):  Coloring sheet for Fall 2019 *Special note to print the coloring sheet – this sheet requires legal sized paper (8.5 inches by 14 inches).

You can also pick up the coloring sheet at Cope Environmental Center.


Fall 2019 Events:

1.) September 18, 2019 at 10:00am – Toddler Time; Tomatoes & Potatoes

2.) September 2019 – Indiana Native Plant Society, Wildflower Walk

3.) October 16, 2019 at 10:00am – Toddler Time; Falling Leaves

4.) October 26, 2019 at 9:00am – Fall Foliage 5k
Sign up to run at the Wayne County Challenge – Fall Foliage 5k page here!

Thank you to Reid Health,
our sponsor for the Get Outside Challenge,
for making this program possible!