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NYSS Badge

At Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services (GEARS), we are very proud to be recognized by the National Youth Sports Strategy as a NYSS Champion.

The National Youth Sports Strategy aims to unite U.S. youth sports culture around a shared vision: that one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports.

The Strategy is based on research and best practices from the scientific community and successful youth sports programs across the United States. It offers actionable ideas for parents, coaches, organizations, communities, and policymakers to support youth sports participation for all.

Iddy Biddy Soccer

Kick-start into Spring with our soccer program. Coaches will teach basic soccer skills such as kicking, foot placement, dribbling, passing and trapping. Participants will become familiar with the game of soccer. Emphasis will also be placed on social skills. Fee includes a t-shirt. Ages 3-5

  • Sat   April 15-May 20
  • 9-10 am (A) 10:15-11:15 am (B)
  • HS Field 2
  • $55 ($65 NM) 

Iddy Biddy Tennis

Children will learn to play tennis quickly using large-sized RED balls and smaller nets and courts. Taught by Brenda McBride, PTR certified instructor. Ages 4-6

  • Tue May 2-23
  • 5:30-6 pm
  • HS Tennis Courts
  • $55 ($65 NM) 

Iddy Biddy Baseball/Softball

Let us teach your little slugger how to smack it out of the park! This program will expose your child to America’s favorite pastime with instruction centered around throwing, catching and batting skills. Fee includes a t-shirt. Ages 4-6.

  • Tue May 30-June 27
  • 6-7 pm
  • HS Field 2
  • $50 ($60 NM)

Gym Bears

Develop large and small motor skills in a fun learning environment while introducing the fundamentals of gymnastics. Ages 3-5

  • Thu June 1-July 20
  • 6-6:45 pm (A) or 7-7:45 (B)
  • CC Gym
  • $55 ($65 NM)

Iddy Biddy Picasso

Let’s get creative! In this parent and child class explore basic art concepts
with your little artist. Participants will explore 5 different art forms including
painting, sculpting, drawing, mosaic and collage. Develop fine motor skills, critical
development and creativity. All supplies are provided. Ages 4-6

  • Wed June 7-28 (I) July 5-26 (II)
  • 1-2 pm
  • E-town Park Pavilion #2
  • $45 ($55 NM)

Iddy Biddy Gym Class Hero

Intro to sports and classic gym class games. Develop large and small motor skills in a fun environment. Players will learn new skills and develop athletic movements along with hand-eye coordination and teamwork. T-ball, basketball, soccer, floor hockey, obstacle courses, parachute and group games will be played. Ages 4-6.

  • Tue June 6-July 18 (no 7/4)
  • 4-5 pm
  • CC Gym
  • $50 ($60 NM)

Creative Movement

Designed to develop little minds and bodies. Students will learn how to interact in a group setting including listening skills and taking turns. Children will have active lessons in color, numbers, shapes, body part recognition, spatial awareness/directionality, balance and a myriad of developmentally appropriate gross-motor skills. Course will integrate poetry, music and manipulatives to continually engage and stimulate growth. Ages 3-4.

  • Tue June 6-Aug 1 (no 7/4)
  • 6-6:45 pm
  • Marriage Hub
  • $50 ($60 NM)

Combo Dance Class

Students will be introduced to and begin to develop mastery of basic ballet and tap skills. Ages 5-6.

  • Tue June 6-Aug 1 (no 7/4)
  • 7-7:45 pm
  • Marriage Hub
  • $50 ($60 NM)

Discover Dance

Class will encourage children to express themselves through creative movement based on ballet and jazz. Dancers will develop body awareness, gross motor skills, rhythm, and flexibility in a fun and positive environment. Victoria Vaugh will instruct. Ages 3-6

  • Wed June 14-Aug 2
  • 6-6:45 pm (Class A) (Ages 3-4)
  • 7-7:45 pm (Class B) (Ages 5-6)
  • Marriage Hub
  • $50 ($60 NM)

Jr. Scientist

All about Animals! Do you know what mammal is the largest on Earth? Or how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly? In this program, we invite your little zoologist to analyze the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates, construct their way through the butterfly and frog life cycles, build reptiles, and examine the differences and similarities between insects and arachnids using Kid K'NEX® pieces. Your child will be too busy exploring the animal world to realize that they are gaining critical social, motor, and developmental skills. Ages 3-5

  • Mon-Wed  July 24-26
  • 9-9:45 am
  • CC Gym
  • $45 ($55 NM)

Jr. Engineer

Young students build fun and simple models using DUPLO® blocks. By playing with and manipulating the models, they experience pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. Classes include free-building time to promote creativity. Ages 3-5

  • Mon-Wed  July 24-26
  • 10-10:45 am
  • CC Gym
  • $45 ($55 NM) 

See Aquatics for Parent & Child Aquatics and Pre-School Swim Lessons.

Father & Son

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Call: (717) 367-0355


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