Message from the Director
As we prepare for the busiest season of the year, we are excited about the opportunity of managing and operating the East Petersburg Community Pool this summer. This partnership with our local municipality
provides added value to a Hempfield Rec membership and includes more programs and opportunities for those who swim at East Pete. This is a win-win situation.
In addition to operating a new outdoor pool complex, we are planning some new programs that will enhance our youth programs for the summer. Our junior tennis program has been growing under the directio n of Jon Bair, Director of Junior Tennis. Jon was recently recognized by his peers as Central Penn USTA Tennis Pro of the Year. Speaking of tennis, we continue to host four sites of the popular National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) program for youth ages 6â€“15. We are excited to be offering a new NFL Flag Football Camp through USA Football and its FUNdamentals system, Oben Flag Football. Utilizing the skills of several coaches we will run Field Hockey, Volleyball and Basketball Camps. Four Seasons Golf Course, is offering some outstanding Golf Camps this summer.
Our Summer Playground, the very first program Hempfield Area Recreation Commission offered, is celebrating its 35th year of providing supervised, safe outdoor activities for youth. It is no wonder we serve close to 1,000 youth per day throughout the summer during our various programs.
We will play host to the 6th Annual Koser Jewelerâ€™s USTA $10,000 Tennis Challenge May 12â€“19. This event attracts women professional tennis players from around the world for a week of quality tennis culminating with the finals played on our tennis stadium court on Sunday, May 19. Open to the public, this event is a great place to see the rising stars of tennis! Go to our special web page for details during the event:
Hempfield Rec Center received national recognition by being named USTA 2013 Premier Tennis Facility for
Memorial Day weekend is the official start of
summer and we kick off the season Monday,
May 27 with our Annual Flea Market at Amos
Herr Park, held in conjunction with the
Hempfield Womenâ€™s Club. The 4th Annual
Lancaster Co. RecTric Ride will be held on
Sunday, June 23, and will start and end at
Hempfield Rec. This event is a partnership with
the RecCenters of Lancaster County.
"Opening Doors to Wellness" is our theme and
people of all ages develop healthy lifestyles
through fitness and wellness programs. From
for older adults to Les Mills
programs and Zumba,
we offer a variety of programs
that keep people motivated and feeling
Hempfield Rec Center has become a community
focal point over the years for quality recreation
and fitness programs. Check us out and see for
Thank you for your support and have a safe
Barry Newton, Executive Director