Youth Programs

From basketball to ballet, there’s so much for kids to do at Hempfield recCenter! Plus, we’re always adding new programs, so check back often to see what’s happening.

Register for Shaolin Wushu - Ages 13–16 Register for Shaolin Wushu - Ages 8–12

*NEW* Shaolin Kung Fu (Wushu) - ages 8–16

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Learn authentic Shaolin Kung Fu (Wushu) for fitness, self-defense and exhibition.
Wushu is the Chinese word for traditional martial arts. In this class, students will learn fundamental Wushu long-fist “forms” which increase strength, flexibility and mental discipline. Upon mastering the “5 Stances form”, students may advance to Yellow Sash and gain access to Wushu competitions. We are USA Wushu Kung Fu Federation club. The USA WKF is the official governing authority for the Olympic Wushu Team. Uniforms and shoes can be purchased from the instructor but are not needed to begin. Athletic clothing and sneakers are adequate to start. Bring a water bottle.

 

Ages 8–16

Ages 13–16
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
May 5–Jun 23 Sa 11:00 am–11:45 am #73220 $99M/$109NM
Jun 30–Aug 18 Sa 11:00 am–11:45 am #73321 $99M/$109NM
Ages 8–12
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
May 5–Jun 23 Sa 12:00 pm–12:45 pm #73224 $99M/$109NM
Jun 30–Aug 18 Sa 12:00 pm–12:45 pm #73227 $99M/$109NM

*NEW* Youth 3-v-3 Basketball League

Register for Youth 3-v-3 Basketball League YM

A new Olympic competition, 3-v-3 games are played in the half court with a 12-second shot clock. Scoring goes by ones and twos over the course of one, 10-minute period. The first team to reach 21, or whoever is leading at the end of the 10-minute period, wins. Teams are allowed up to five players. All teams are guaranteed eight games during the regular season. The top eight teams will advance to the playoff round. A prize will be given to the 1st place team.

Three age brackets: 10 and under, 13 and under, and 17 and under. Coed.

A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. Space is limited. A completed roster must be submitted one week prior to the start of the season. PIAA Officials will referee. Games will be held on the outdoor basketball court at the Hempfield recCenter.

Date Day Time Code Price
Jun 9–July 21 Sa 10:00 am–7:00 pm Ages 10 and under #73215 $125/team
Jun 9–July 21 Sa 10:00 am–7:00 pm Ages 13 and under #73217 $125/team
Jun 9–July 21 Sa 10:00 am–7:00 pm Ages 17 and under #73216 $125/team

Gym Rats Basketball Camp - ages 5–12

Register for Gym Rats Basketball Camp YM

Basic fundamentals and skill development are the focus during this camp.
Instructor: Kristen Richter, F&M Head Basketball Coach with the F& M coaching staff and players.
For beginners to advanced players.

Ages 5–12

Date Day Time Code Pricing member/nonmember
Jun 18–Jun 22 M–F 10:00 am–12:00 pm Ages 5–8 #71970 $115M/$125NM
Jun 18–Jun 22 M–F 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Ages 9–12 #71977 $115M/$125NM

*NEW* CrunchTime Hoops Camp - grades 3–12

Register for CrunchTime Hoops Camp

Charlie Parker, a Millersville University All American and Hall of Fame inductee and a former professional basketball player brings to Hempfield recCenter the all-new CrunchTime Hoops basketball camp! Players will practice skill development ranging from fundamentals to pro-level scoring moves. Players will be pushed in drills including ball handling, footwork, scoring, passing, defense, and shooting techniques. Games and competitions provide a fun, competitive atmosphere all week long! Counselors include current and former collegiate players and coaches. Intermediate to advanced players.

Grades 3–12

Registration closes July 31.

 

Grades 3–6
Date Day Time Code Price
Aug 13–Aug 16 M–Th 9:00 am–12:00 pm #73008 $175/youth
Grades 7–12
Date Day Time Code Price
Aug 13–Aug 16 M-Th 1:00 pm–4:00 pm #73203 $175/youth

*NEW* Three-Day Lacrosse Clinic - grades 9–college

The clinic will consist of stick work, offensive and defensive drills, strength and conditioning, and information to grow your knowledge of the sport. All levels welcome. Trainer: Corey Nehlig. Fee: $100/ person

Clinic times: June and July; two-hour sessions for three days in a row. Times available in mornings and afternoons. To schedule dates and times, contact Corey at 717-917-0631; cwnehlig23@gmail.com

Grades 9–college

Youth Outdoor Coed Volleyball Camp - ages 9–15

Register for Youth Outdoor Coed Volleyball Camp YM

Camp will focus on how-to-play instruction building basic skills through daily game play.

Campers are grouped by ability.

Instructor: Gary Dimm

Ages 9–15

Date Day Time Code Price member/nonmember
Jun 11–Jun 15 M–F 9:30 am–11:30 am #71870 $65M/$75NM

RPM Junior Tennis Camp - ages 12–18

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Two, one-week long camps are designed to help juniors improve their all-around tennis game. At the conclusion of each camp, we will hold a USTA junior tournament for juniors in the surrounding area. Campers that are USTA members will receive free entry into that Tournament.

Ages 12–18

Questions? Please contact Jon Bair at 717-898-3102 ext. 40, or jbair@hempfieldrec.com.

No online registration. Please see the front desk.

 

 

Date Day Time Code Pricing
Jun 10–14 Su–Th Su 4:00 pm–7:00 pm M-Th 9:00 am–4:00 pm #71481 $260wk/$65day/$35half day
July 8–Jul 12 Su–Th Su 4:00 pm–7:00 pm M-Th 9:00 am–4:00 pm #71481 $260wk/$65day/$35half day

National Junior Tennis & Learning - ages 6–15

Register for NJTL YM

Four-week tennis program provides instruction and play for players of all levels. NJTL is a USTA (United States Tennis Association) sponsored program.

Please specify site and time when registering.

Racquets will be provided for those who do not have them.

Price includes a t-shirt.

Ages 6–15

Date Day Time Level/Location/Code Price
Jun 19–Jul 27 Tu–F 9:30 am–10:30 am Beginner/A Herr/#70424 $50/per youth
Jun 19–Jul 27 Tu–F 9:30 am–10:30 am Beginner/recCenter/#70392 $50/per youth
Jun 19–Jul 27 Tu–F 9:30 am–10:30 am Beginner/Mountville/#70418 $50/per youth
Jun 19–Jul 27 Tu–F 10:30 am–11:30 am Adv.Beg/A Herr/#70447 $50/per youth
Jun 19–Jul 27 Tu–F 10:30 am–11:30 am Adv.Beg/recCenter/#70437 $50/per youth
Jun 19–Jul 27 Tu–F 10:30 am–11:30 am Adv.Beg/Mountville/#70442 $50/per youth
Jun 19–Jul 27 Tu–F 11:30 am–12:30 pm Inter/A Herr/#70473 $50/per youth
Jun 19–Jul 27 Tu–F 11:30 am–12:30 pm Inter/recCenter/#70461 $50/per youth
Jun 19–Jul 27 Tu–F 11:30 am–12:30 pm Inter/Mountville/#70468 $50/per youth

*NEW* Evening Playground Watch - ages 5–12

Need to run evening errands without the kids? If so, drop your children off at the A. Herr Dream Park and we’ll watch them for you with our trained playground staff supervising! Children will be required to wear a bracelet that identifies them as a participant and no child will be permitted to leave the playground area without being signed out by their guardian. No watch 7/4.

Ages 5–12

Amos Herr Park - East Hempfield Township
Date Day Time Cost/Per Child
Jun 13–Aug 1 W 6:00 pm–7:30 pm $5/per child

*NEW* Family Scavenger Hunt and Nature Trivia

Register for Family Scavenger Hunt

The hunt is on! Bring your family for a night of FREE 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 Price
June 21 Th 7:00 pm #75545 FREE
Amos Herr Park - East Hempfield Township
Date Day Time Code Price
July 26 Th 7:00 pm #75547 FREE

*NEW* Four Seasons After-School Golf Clinic - ages 6–18

Register for After-School Golf Clinic YM

Weekly drills will focus on developing skills in all facets of golf, including games and prizes. On-course play will be mixed in throughout the weeks. Four Seasons Golf Club, 949 Church St., Landisville

Instructor: William Gately, certified coach.

Two age groups:
Ages 6–11
Ages 12–18

Four Seasons Golf Course
Date Day Time #Item Price
Apr 11–May 30 ages 6–11 W 4:30–5:30 pm #70615 $80/person
Apr 12–May 31 ages 12–18 Th 4:30–5:30 pm #70617 $80/person

Four Seasons "Short Tees Golf" Camp - ages 5–9

Register for "Short Tees Golf" Camp YM

Weekly, one-hour clinic introduces golf mechanics and fundamentals in a three-level program. Students will play a scaled-down version at Four Seasons golf course. Four Seasons Golf Club, 949 Church St., Landisville

Instructor: William Gately, certified US kids golf coach

Ages 5–9

Four Seasons Golf Course
Date Day Time Code Price member/nonmember
Jun 12–Aug 7 Tu 1:00 pm–2:00 pm #71874 $140M/$150NM

Four Seasons Junior Golf Program - ages 10–17

Register for Four Seasons Junior Golf Program

Weekly clinics focus on skills culminating with a fun tournament. Each week includes an hour-long skills contest followed by on-course tee-time.

Instructor: William Gately, certified US kids golf coach

Ages 10–17

Four Seasons Golf Course
Date Day Time Code Price member/nonmember
Jun 12–Aug 7 Tu 9:15 am–12:00 pm #71873 $140M/$150NM

*NEW* Kidz Kraze - ages 4–10

A freestyle class designed to create healthy habits and a love for moving. Each 30-minute, high-energy class is filled with fun music, sports drills, team-building games, and interval training—all in an effort to burn off energy! Weekly take-home challenges are designed to keep the momentum going long after the class is over. FREE!

Benefits
•  Improve fitness level
•  Improve strength and endurance
•  Increase confidence
•  Better awareness of the importance of moving
•  Better academic performance is associated with cardio fitness

Two sessions:

10:00–10:30 am ages 4–6
10:45–11:15 am ages 7–10

 

 

Dance Studio
Day Time Price (Member/Non-Member)
Sa 10:00 am–10:30 am 4–6 year olds freeM/$10NM per class
Sa 10:45 am–11:15 am 7–10 year-olds freeM/$10NM per class

Rhythmic Gymnastics - ages 5-12

Register for Rhythmic Gymnastics

YM Instructors: Ken Brennan and Coach Ashley Ogle

An Olympic sport which combines graceful movement with athletic displays of strength. It involves tumbling, ballet and the manipulation of apparatus including ball, hoop, ribbon, clubs, and rope. Classes are ongoing. Returning students will advance to Junior Olympics Level 3 curriculum.

Students should wear gymnastics (sport) leotards with no leggings or shoes. Rhythmic gymnastics shoes are recommended but not required for beginners. Instead, clean low ankle socks may be brought to class for the dance portions but should not be worn at the start of class.

Learn more about Rhythmic Gymnastics at ParadigmGymnastics.com.

Ages 5–12 All levels welcome.

 

Session III - Fitness Studio
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
May 4–Jun 22 F 6:00 pm–6:45 pm #56227 $79M/$89NM
Jun 29–Aug 17 F 6:00 pm–6:45 pm #73168 $79M/$89NM

Youth Ballet - ages 7–14

Register for Youth Ballet

YM  Learn this classical dance form characterized through grace, the precision of movement, flexibility, and ballet technique.

Participants must wear tights and ballet shoes.

Instructor: Vicki Kassees

Ages 7–14

 

Summer Session - Fitness Studio
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Jun 5–Jun 26 Tu 7:15 pm–8:00 pm #72844 $34M/$39NM
Jul 10–Jul 31 Tu 7:15 pm–8:00 pm #72850 $34M/$39NM

Hip Hop Dance - ages 7–14

Register for Hip Hop

YM  High-energy dance moves and steps to today’s popular music.

Students will learn upbeat, modern dance steps and moves.

Instructor: Vicki Kassees

Ages 7–14

Summer Session - Fitness Studio
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Jun 5–Jun 26 Tu 6:30 pm–7:15 pm #72858 $34M/$39NM
Jul 10–Jul 31 Tu 6:30 pm–7:15 pm #72860 $34M/$39NM

Youth Flag Football - ages 6–12

Register for Coed Flag Football

Learn the fundamentals of the sport in a non-competitive league. Players are assigned to teams based on their age and size. Opportunity is given to experience all positions on the field. Each team practices/scrimmages for 1-1/2 hours per week.

• Played on Hempfield recCenter fields, Church St.
• Practice times vary for each team (noon–6:00 pm)
• Game times vary for each team (noon–4:30 pm)
• Bracket A: 6–8-year-olds
• Bracket B: 9–12-year-olds

Pre-registration is mandatory. Space is limited. Register online or at the front desk.

Volunteer coaches are needed.

 

 

Bracket A: 6–8-year-olds
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Sept 9–Oct 28 Su 12:00 pm–6:00 pm #72867 $79M/$89NM
Bracket B: 7–12-year-olds
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Sept 9–Oct 28 Su 12:00 pm–6:00 pm #72871 $79M/$89NM

2018 Summer Playground - ages 6–13

Print Summer Playground Registration Form Print the Summer Playground Parent Guide
40th Year Anniversary!

An ongoing tradition since 1978! Hempfield recCenter’s longest-running program fills your child’s summer vacation with supervised activities at your neighborhood playground. The eight-week program gets kids outdoors, engaged and active! Each week is a different preplanned theme that includes organized games and sports plus optional pool parties and field trips!

Monday–Friday 9:00 am–3:30 pm for eight weeks.

Four sites:  A Herr Park • Mountville Park • Silver Spring Park • East Pete Park

Registration must be made in person with the attached registration form.

Registrations received after May 25th will be charged an additional $10 fee.
Field trips and pool parties are available for an additional cost.
Children must be registered for Playground to attend field trips.
Financial assistance is available.

Registration opens April 1st.

Ages 6–13

All sites
Date Day Time Price member/resident/nonresident
Jun 11–Aug 3 M–F 9:00 am–3:30 pm $119M/$139R/$159NR

Hempfield recCenter Summer Day Camp

Print Summer Day Camp Registration Form

Space is Still Available!

Campers are divided into age groups with planned activities including arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor sports, games and themed events. Optional activities (additional fees) include swimming, sports camps, field trips and more! Campers must have completed PreK to 7th grade in 2017–2018 to be eligible.

$50 per family registration fee; full time $170/week; 3-day $130/week; 2-day $95/week

Financial assistance is available. No camp 7/4.

Contact SAC Director Amanda Witherow at 717-898-3102, ext. 33, or
awitherow@hempfieldrec.com for details.

 

• M–F, day after school ends—Aug 17 (No camp 7/4), 7:00 am–6:00 pm
• Registration fee: $50 per family
• Weekly tuition for two-, three-, or five-day options
• Open to Hempfield residents and nonresidents (slight upcharge to non-residents)

Registration must be made in person.

Please note: Group C – Children currently in 3rd grade is FULL. Please ask to be placed on the waiting list.

 

Cancellations & Closings

  • April 14 & 15 1:00 pm–7:00 pm only one lap lane in pool due to lifeguard class.
  • April 28th Pool Closing 4:30 pm for youth Tri
  • April 28 1:00 pm–4:30 pm only one lap lane in pool due to lifeguard class.
  • April 29th Pool open late 10:00 am due to adult Tri
  • April 29 1:00 pm–7:00 pm only one lap lane in pool due to lifeguard class.
  • May 18th Pool Closed 8:00 am for annual HHS boat races