Preschool Programs

There are plenty of programs at Hempfield recCenter to keep your preschoolers active, happy and engaged! Most classes are available for children age six and under. See below for details.

Register for Ballet/Tumble

Ballet / Tumble - ages 3–6


Little ones learn the basics—increasing body awareness, flexibility and coordination.

September sessions run seven weeks; October sessions run eight weeks. No class 11/20 & 21.

Ages 3–6

Instructor: Vicki Kassees

Fall Sessions
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
Sept 4–Oct 16 Tu 5:00 pm–5:45 pm #93131 $68M/$78NM
Sept 4–Oct 16 Tu 5:45 pm–6:30 pm #93132 $68M/$78NM
Sept 5–Oct 17 W 10:00 am–10:45 am #93133 $68M/$78NM
Oct 23–Dec 18 Tu 5:00 pm–5:45 pm #93134 $78M/$88NM
Oct 23–Dec 18 Tu 5:45 pm–6:30 pm #93135 $78M/$88NM
Oct 24–Dec 12 W 10:00 am–10:45 am #93136 $78M/$88NM
Register for Ballet/Tap

Ballet / Tap - ages 3–6


Introduction to ballet technique and basic tap steps—increasing body awareness and rhythm.

September sessions run seven weeks; October sessions run eight weeks. No class 11/20 & 21.

Participants need tap shoes.

Ages 3–6

Instructor: Vicki Kassees

Fall Session
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
Sept 5–Oct 17 W 10:45 am–11:30 am #93528 $68M/$78NM
Sept 5–Oct 17 W 1:00 pm–1:45 pm #93529 $68M/$78NM
Sept 5–Oct 17 W 4:30 pm–5:15 pm #93530 $68M/$78NM
Oct 24–Dec 19 W 10:45 am–11:30 am #93524 $78M/$88NM
Oct 24–Dec 19 W 1:00 pm–1:45 pm #93526 $78M/$88NM
Oct 24–Dec 19 W 4:30 pm–5:15 pm #93527 $78M/$88NM

Tiny Tots Open Gym - ages 5 and under


Bring your toddler to the Hempfield recCenter gym for some fun, unstructured, playtime. We will have balls, hoops, riding toys and a roller coaster! Parent must stay with the child.

Ages 5 and under.

Basketball Gym
Date Day Time Price
Oct 5–Dec 28 F 10:00 am–11:30 am Free M/$3 per child, $5 per family NM

Preschool Playground Program - ages 3–5

Four-day program is designed to help develop social skills, encourage group play and to introduce new adults. Each week is a different theme. Children must be potty-trained.

Held at Lancaster Mennonite Church.

Ages 3–5

Registration is closed for 2018. We’ll see you next year!

*NEW* Family Scavenger Hunt and Nature Trivia

The hunt is on! Bring your family for a night of outdoors fun! You will get a list of items to find in a limited amount of time. We will meet at the pavilion to share our items and have a game of nature trivia. Please bring a container to collect your items. The program requires a moderate amount of walking.

All ages.

We had a blast! See you next year!

Little Explorers Outdoor Fun - ages 3–6

You and your preschool children are invited to join us in exploring your local park.  Each week we’ll explore a nature-based theme such as trees, insects, animals, plants, seeds, and more! Bring your bug nets and containers!

See you next summer!


Cancellations & Closings

  • Oct 31 SwimAmerica™ class has been changed to Nov 5th