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downloadIntroducing our Summer Playground program designed to get your children out of the house and active in a safe, inclusive and supportive activity. Our dedicated rcjKBko9istaff are committed to providing a positive environment for all participants. Your children will learn new skills, become more confident, and make new friends. We will be following CDC and PA State Dept of Health guidelines to ensure your children are as safe as possible. Children must be accompanied to the playground site by a parent or guardian.

Who:    Children ages 6-14       reg_now_orange
(Children must be 6 years of age by June 13, 2022)
What:   8 weeks of organized FUN!
When:  Mon-Fri, June 13-August 5 (no July 4)        9 am-12 noon
Elizabethtown Community Park
Elizabethtown BIC Church

Fee: $70/child for the entire Summer!!

Only full time registrations will be accepted this year. Registration is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

2022 GEARS Summer Youth Program Form  reg_now_orange



GEARS will be providing Summer Playground sites at:

2022 East Donegal Township Summer Playground
Under the direction of GEARS, East Donegal Township will again offer a Summer Playground Program. Energetic and enthusiastic playground leaders will guide participants in active games, board games, sports, tournaments, arts & crafts and much more! Schedule of weekly activities will be posted. Check out this exciting program designed to fill your child’s summer with fun!
Who: Children ages 6-14
What: 8 weeks of organized FUN!
When: Mon-Fri, 9 am-12 noon, June 13-August 5 (No July 4)
Where: Fuhrman Park (Rock Point Road)
Fee: $90 for residents of East Donegal Township ($100 for non-residents)

Note to Parents: The Summer Playground Program is designed to provide activities for children and is not a substitute for childcare. Attendance is not mandatory or enforced. Be sure to inform your child of your expectations regarding attendance. Pre-registration is required.

To Register:
• Register online through GEARS at www.GetintoGEARS.org or call 717-367-0355
• Or turn in the completed form below with payment (cash or check) to the East Donegal Township Municipal Building (190 Rock Point Road, Marietta)

2022 East Donegal Township Form  reg_now_orange


GEARS will be also be providing Summer Playground site at:

2022 Marietta Borough Summer Playgroud Form (register at Marietta Borough Office)


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Chemistry Camp  reg_now_orange
Calling all future and current Scientists!  Investigate what a chemical reaction looks like, sounds like, smells like and feels like. Come join the fun of making your own ooey, gooey slime and your own reverse tie dye shirts. Discover how red cabbage changes color with acids and bases. You will also play detective and catch the person who stole the chemicals from the lab. Sign up today to find out why chemistry is the coolest science! E-town High School Chemistry teacher, Scott Baylor, will instruct. Ages 9 -14
M-TH  June 6-9
10 am–12 noon

HS Room 2605
$75  ($85 NM)


Field Hockey Camp  reg_now_orange
Participants will be introduced to the game of field hockey and learn the basic and intermediate skills in grades K-3. More advanced skills and game concepts for grades 4-7 will be taught. Participants will need field hockey stick, shinguards and mouth guard (field hockey sticks will be available if you don’t have one). Fee includes a camp t-shirt. Grades K-7
M-F June 6-10
6-7  pm

Jane Hoover Field
$50  ($60 NM)   Field Hockey

CSI E-town  reg_now_orange
Do you like to solve mysteries? Do you like solving puzzles? If you answered yes to those questions then you should join us for CSI E-town forensics camp this summer. We will use REAL forensic techniques to solve mysteries. We will investigate fingerprints, unknown white powders, unknown ink samples and mystery liquids. Each day we will learn a new forensic technique and then use it to solve a crime. E-town HS Chemistry teacher, Scott Baylor, will instruct. Ages 9-14
M-TH  June 13-16
10 am-12 noon

HS Room 2605
$75  ($85 NM)   


Discovering Dinosaurs reg_now_orange
Students will travel far back in time and explore the world of stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus and raptors. They will identify basic body parts, habitats and diets of some of their favorite dinosaurs, all while practicing counting and colors, and having fun. Camp is taught by Snapology. Ages 3-5
Mon-Thu   June 13-16
10-11:30 am
Community Center Gym
$65 ($75 NM)

Girls Basketball Camp  reg_now_orange
Attention future Lady Bears Basketball Players! This camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game. Coaches will stress the basics of dribbling, shooting, passing, etc. Come ready to learn and improve. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. Camp t-shirt included in fee. Grades 3-8
M-TH   June 13-16
1-3 pm
Daubert Gym

$65  ($75 NM)   girls-basketball-clip-art-clipart-free-clipartTrack & Field Camp  reg_now_orange
Designed to provide an introduction to all aspects of track and field including but not limited to training for the events, rules of the sport, competitive strategies, equipment both for training and competing and nutritional needs and expectations. Camp will work on distance, jumping, throwing, hurdles, starts, sprints and relays. Participants will learn how track and field can prepare them for other sports. Camp    t-shirt is included in the fee. Coached by Derrick McDonald, EAHS Varsity Track Coach. Grades 3-8
M-F  June 13-17  
6-8 pm
HS Track
$65  ($75 NM)   


Pokemania (Pokemon TM Inspired)  reg_now_orange
Come join Snapology for Pokemania! Students will build and explore the world of Pokemon as they create their own gyms, battles and even their very own generation of Pokemon. Children will also learn about real world science as they learn about the habitats of the Pokemon. your child will have a blast becoming the best Pokemon trainer ever. Ages 5-12
Mon-Thu   June 20-23
9 am-12 noon
Community Center Gym

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Bears Basketball Camp    reg_now_orange
Join the Elizabethtown Boys Basketball Coach Lee Eckert & players for this year’s camp! Camp will focus on the fundamentals of basketball in a FUN, but competitive atmosphere (ball handling, shooting, passing, defense, rebounding, post moves, etc). Camp t-shirt is included in the fee. Grades 3-8
M-Th   June 20-23     
12-3 pm
Daubert Gym
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Amazing Animal Robotics  reg_now_orange
In this Snapology class, your animal lover will create their own animal inspired robotic models. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines and programming as they build insects, dolphins, gorillas and much more. Your child is sure to have a wild time as they build, learn and play. Ages 6-14
Mon-Thu   June 27-30
9 am-12 noon
Community Center Gym

$135 ($145 NM) 


Beginner Tennis Camp     reg_now_orange
Children of any skill level will learn the fundamentals of tennis using the RED Quick Start tennis balls. In addition to tennis skills they will learn agility, balance and coordination. All skills needed for improvement in any sport.  Brenda McBride, PTR Certified Instructor, will teach appropriate skill and age level. Ages 4-6
M-TH   July 11-14 (I)   Aug 1-4 (II) 
9-9:45 am
HS Tennis Courts
$65  ($75 NM) 


Beginner/Intermediate Tennis Camp     reg_now_orange
Participants will focus on building tennis fundamentals with emphasis on the FUN! At least two different courts will provide quality instruction for all skill levels. Camp will focus on learning proper techniques, while cultivating a love of the sport through drills and games. Brenda McBride, EAHS Varsity Coach, will instruct. Ages 7-12
M-TH   July 11-14 (I)   Aug 1-4 (II) 
9:45-11 am
HS Tennis Courts
$75  ($85 NM)   


Teen Tennis Camp     reg_now_orange
Players will develop and improve skills through conditioning, stroke development and strategy. Camp is for current or aspiring high school tennis players. Instructed by EAHS Varsity Tennis Coach, Brenda McBride. Ages 13-17
M-TH   July 11-14 (I)   Aug 1-4 (II)
7-8:30 pm
HS Tennis Courts
$80  ($90 NM)


Boys Volleyball Camp    reg_now_orange
EAHS Varsity Coach Lamar Fahnestock will lead this camp which will focus on the basic skills of volleyball while combining individual drills, team drills and a team competition. This is an excellent opportunity to try a new sport or to get additional instruction if you have played before. Wear sneakers and come ready to learn and have fun. Camp t-shirt included in fee. Grades 6-10
M-Th   July 11-14  
4-5:30 pm
Daubert Gym
$65  ($75 NM) 

Girls Lacrosse Camp    reg_now_orange
E-town High School Girls Lacrosse Coaches will focus on fundamentals for the game for girls in grades 5-8. With the help of high school players, instruction will focus on cradling, scooping, throwing, catching and passing. Game play and competitions will also be included. Camp t-shirt is included in the fee. Grades 5-8
M-Th   July 11-14   
6-8 pm
HS Field #1
$65  ($75 NM)


Girls Volleyball Camp    reg_now_orange
E-town Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach, Katrina Shelly, will focus on fundamentals of the game for girls in grades 5-8. With the help of high school players, instruction will focus on passing, hitting and serving. Game play and competitions will also be included. Participants should wear sneakers. Kneepads are optional, but recommended. Camp t-shirt included in fee.
M-W  July 18-20
3:30-5:30 pm
Daubert Gym
$65  ($75 NM)

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2022 Camp Ladybug
This camp is for individuals who have mental and/or physical challenges. This camp provides a fun atmosphere where campers may participate in socialization skills and recreational activities. Activities include games, special appearances, visits to local recreation sites and fun learning!

Camp Lady Bug started the Summer of 1968 as a result of a group of parents who wanted a summer activity that would keep their children with special needs in a routine that kept their minds and bodies active. GEARS began administrating the Camp in 2002.

Mon-Fri    June 13-July 22
9 am-12 noon
FREE ($20 NM)
Elizabethtown Community Park Pavilion #5

Individuals must provide their own accident insurance. For more information,
contact GEARS at 367-0355. Volunteers are needed!


Camp Ladybug Camper Application

Volunteer Application