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.

Preschool Playground Program - ages 3–5

Register for Preschool Playground

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.

No program 7/4.

Ages 3–5

Registration Opens April 1.

Landisville Mennonite Church
Date Day Time Code Price resident/nonresident
Week of June 11 M–Th 9:00 am– 11:30 am #67027 $67R/$77NR
Week of June 18 M–Th 9:00 am– 11:30 am #67044 $67R/$77NR
Week of June 25 M–Th 9:00 am– 11:30 am #67045 $67R/$77NR
Week of July 2 M–Th 9:00 am– 11:30 am #67046 $67R/$77NR
Week of July 9 M–Th 9:00 am– 11:30 am #67047 $67R/$77NR

*NEW* Family Scavenger Hunt and Nature Trivia

Register for Family Scavenger Hunt

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.

Grubb Lake Park - West Hempfield Township
Date Day Time Code Cost
June 21 Th 7:00 pm #75545 FREE
Amos Herr Park - East Hempfield Township
Date Day Time Code Cost
July 26 Th 7:00 pm #75547 FREE

*NEW* 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!

Ages 3–6

Amos Herr Park - East Hempfield Township
Date Day Time Cost Resident/Nonresident
Jun 20–Aug 1 W 10:30 am–11:30 am $3R/$5NR
Grubb Lake Park - West Hempfield Township
Date Day Time Cost Resident/Nonresident
Jun 20–Aug 1 W 1:30 pm–2:30 pm $3R/$5NR

Ballet / Tumble - ages 3–6

Register for Ballet / Tumble YM

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

Ages 3–6

Instructor: Vicki Kassees

Summer Sessions
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
Jun 5–Jun 26 Tu 10:00 am–10:45 am #72950 $34M/$39NM
Jun 5–Jun 26 Tu 5:00 pm–5:45 pm #72948 $34M/$39NM
Jun 5–Jun 26 Tu 5:45 pm–6:30 pm #72949 $34M/$39NM
Jul 10–Jul 31 Tu 10:00 am–10:45 am #72959 $34M/$39NM
Jul 10–Jul 31 Tu 5:00 pm–5:45 pm #72957 $34M/$39NM
Jul 10–Jul 31 Tu 5:45 pm–6:30 pm #72958 $34M/$39NM

Ballet / Tap - ages 3–6

Register for Ballet / Tap YM

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

Participants need tap shoes.

Ages 3–6

Instructor: Vicki Kassees

Summer Session
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
Jun 5–Jun 26 Tu 10:45 am–11:30 am #72961 $34M/$39NM
Jul 10–Jul 31 Tu 10:45 am–11:30 am #72963 $34M/$39NM

Tiny Tots Open Gym - ages 5 and under

YM

Open play in the gym! Balls, parachute, scooters and tumble mats will be available for play.

An adult is required to stay with the child.

Basketball Gym
Date Day Time Price
Nov 22–May 4 F 10:00 am–11:30 am Free M/$3 per child, $5 per family NM

 

Cancellations & Closings

  • June 24 - The East Pete pool will open at 2:00 pm due to a mini swim meet.
  • Beginning June 20th - We're sorry. The baby pool at Hempfield recCenter is closed until further notice. We are searching for a permanent solution to provide safe traction in the baby pool. The feature pool at Hempfield recCenter, the indoor pool, and the pools at East Pete will be unaffected by this. We will communicate to you when this situation has been fixed! Thank you for your understanding.
  • Our indoor pool will close at 5:00 on the following dates to accommodate the Hempfield Stingrays Swim Team home meets: June 19, 21, 28 and July 10.
  • July 4 - Facility, tennis and gym open 7:00 am–7:00 pm • Fitness Center 7:00 am–1:00 pm • Lap swimming and private lessons 7:00 am–12:00 pm • Family Swim 12:00–6:30 pm
  • July 10 - Hempfield recCenter pool will close at 5:00 pm for home swim meet.
  • July 17 - East Pete pool and Hempfield recCenter pools will close at 5:00 pm for home swim meets.
  • July 21 - East Pete Frog host Div. Swim Meet - East Pete pool open to membership 4:00–8:00 pm