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.

*NEW* CrunchTime Hoops Camp - grades 3–12

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 3–6
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* 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* 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

*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!

•  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, all levels welcome

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


Session I - Fitness Studio
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Jan 5–Feb 23 F 6:00-7:00 pm #56223 $79M/$89NM
Session II - Fitness Studio
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Mar 2–Apr 27 F 6:00-7:00 pm #56225 $79M/$89NM
Session III - Fitness Studio
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
May 4–Jun 22 F 6:00–7:00 pm #56227 $79M/$89NM

Danse-sations Youth Programs - ages 7 and up

YM Instructor: Vicki Kassees

Ballet - Continuing students only

Register for 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.

Continuing students only.

Winter Session - Fitness Studio
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Jan 2–Mar 6 Tu 6:30-7:15 pm #55223 $94M/$104NM

Jazz & Gym - Continuing students only

Register for Jazz & Gym

YM  Elements from gymnastics and dance are blended together in this energizing class. Students will learn to combine tricks, balance work and tumbling with dance technique. For all levels of dance experience.

Continuing students only. 

Winter Session - Fitness Studio
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Jan 2–Mar 6 Tu 7:15-8:15 pm #55209 $114M/$124NM

Hip Hop

Register for Hip Hop

YM  Students will learn upbeat, modern dance steps and moves.

Winter Session - Fitness Studio
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Jan 2–Mar 6 (ages 7+) Tu 4:15-5 pm #55204 $94M/$104NM
Jan 2–Mar 6 (ages 10+) Tu 8:15-9 pm #55205 $94M/$104NM

Youth Coed Indoor Volleyball Clinics - ages 11–14

Register for Volleyball Clinics

YM Volleyball fundamentals and instruction provided by Coach Gary Dimm and his staff. Coed beginner and experienced player instruction will be offered.

Eight-week session.

Pre-registration is required. Register early, space is limited.

Eight-Week Session, Basketball Gym
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Jan 8–Feb 26 M 7-8:30 pm #42084 $75M/$85NM

Coed Flag Football League - 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.

Coaches are needed. Please consider volunteering!
Coaches’ meeting: Mar. 14, 6:30 pm – conference room D


Bracket A: 6–8-year-olds
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Mar 25–May 20 Su noon–6 pm #56616 $79M/$89NM
Bracket B: 9–12-year-olds
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Mar 25–May 20 Su noon–6 pm #56615 $79M/$89NM

YM Players are introduced to the game of basketball through practice drills and organized scrimmages. The focus is on learning and experiencing the game in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Players will be grouped into teams and assigned a parent volunteer/coach. Concentration is placed on practicing ball handling, dribbling, passing, and shooting. The first four weeks of the program will be one-hour team practices. The remaining four weeks will be scheduled scrimmages against the other teams in the program. A time clock will run, but no scoring will be kept. A detailed schedule will be given out at the coaches’ meeting and distributed to all participants and their parents.

Volunteer Coaches are NEEDED and greatly appreciated!

  • Game times vary for each team weekly
  • Includes team shirt; please indicate size on registration form
  • Registration deadline: Dec 28
  • Coaches’ meeting: Jan 5, 7 pm (Church Street Lobby)

Coed Little Hoopers - grades 1–2

Register for Coed Little Hoopers
Basketball Gym
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Jan 13–Mar 3 Sat 9:30–11:30 am #42069 $65M/$75NM

Coed Junior Hoopers - grades 3–4

Register for Coed Junior Hoopers
Basketball Gym
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
Jan 13–Mar 3 Sat 11:30 am–12:30 pm #42071 $65M/$75NM

Girls Hoopers - grades 2–4

Register for Girls Hoopers
Basketball Gym
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Jan 13–Mar 3 Sat 12:30–1:30 pm #44844 $65M/$75NM

Gym Rats Basketball Clinic - ages 6–12

Register for Gym Rats Basketball Clinic

YM Instructor: Kristen Richter, F&M College

A fun introduction to the game of basketball! Participants will receive excellent instruction in a fun, encouraging manner. Emphasis will be placed on learning basic fundamentals and skill development while learning about the game of basketball.

Six-week sessions.

Basketball Gym
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Mar 28–May 2 W 4:30 pm–5:30 pm #55232 $89M/99NM

NEW! Babysitting Course - grades 6–8

Register for Babysitting Course

NEW in 2018!  Is your child considering a babysitting job? If so, it’s important for her or him to know that the job comes with some significant responsibilities.

This six-hour class includes training on safety, maintaining discipline, feeding, and emergency situations. Participants will receive a CPR certification as part of the course if they pass the required test.

Lunch will be provided.

For youth in grades 6–8.


Conference Room C
Date Day Time Code Price
Mar 17 Sa 10:00 am–4:00 pm #55509 $70

2018 Summer Playground - ages 6–13

40th Year Anniversary!

Inviting youth, ages 6–13, to join in our summertime fun! This popular, eight-week program gets kids outdoors, engaged and active! Held at local parks throughout the Hempfield school district area, our program offers oodles of outdoor play, organized games, sports, pool parties, plus optional field trips.

• Amos Herr Park
• Silver Springs Park
• Mountville Community Park
•East Petersburg Community Park

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

Registration opens April 1st.

Hempfield recCenter Summer Day Camp

Space is Still Available!

Register now for our popular Summer Day Camp. Campers must have completed Kindergarten up to 7th grade in 2018 in order to be eligible.

Day campers are divided into age groups with planned activities including arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor sports, games and themed events. Optional activities include swimming, sports camps, weekly field trips and more!

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


Cancellations & Closings

  • March 18th Pool Closing 2:00 pm for Patrick McGrath Swim Meet
  • March 19th 9:00 am SilverSneakers® Circuit class is canceled
  • March 26th 9:00 am SilverSneakers® Circuit & 10:00 am SilverSneakers® Classic classes are canceled.
  • April 1st Easter Sunday CLOSED
  • April 28th Pool Closing 4:30 pm for youth Tri
  • April 29th Pool Open Late 10:00 am due to adult Tri
  • May 18th Pool Closed 8:00 am for annual HHS boat races