(717) 367-0355


downloadThis Summer, your child can have fun with other kids right in your own neighborhood. Program leaders will lead supervised and quality recreation activities. Kids will learn social and physical skills through recreation activities, but it’s more than fun and games. This program promotes good citizenship among children, and the fun activities keep kids active and entertained.

Playground Kick-Off Days!!!
June 10 & 11 (Monday & Tuesday)
Free Introduction to the playground program. Meet the staff and participate in fun playground activities.

Who: CrcjKBko9ihildren ages 6-14
What: Seven weeks of organized FUN!
When: Mon-Thu, June 10-July 25 (no 7/4)    9 am-12 noon
Where: Elizabethtown Community Park
E-town BIC Church
West Donegal Township Municipal Building & Park


* Your choice of site! Registered participants are welcomed and encouraged to attend any and all sites.

Fee: $50/child for the entire Summer!!
Part-Time Fee: $5/day/child

Corporate and personal scholarships are available for children unable to afford fees. Please check with the GEARS Office.

Note To Parents: The Summer Playground Program is designed to provide “drop-in” activities for children and is not a substitute for childcare. Attendance is not mandatory nor enforced. Be sure to inform your child of your expectations regarding attendance.

GEARS does not provide accident insurance. Playground participants must provide their own accident insurance.

2019 Summer Youth Program Flyer  reg_now_orange

Rapho Twp Playground Form    reg_now_orange

Marietta Playground Form



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Field Hockey Camp     reg_now_orange
Participants will be introduced to the game of field hockey and learn the basic skills inFHgrades 2-5. More advanced skills and game concepts for grades 6-8 will be taught. Camp is run by Elizabethtown field hockey coaches and players. 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.
M-Th  June 3-6   
5-6 pm (A) (grades 2-5)  6-7 pm (B) (grades 6-8)
$35  ($43 NM)   Jane Hoover Field

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 10-13    10 am-12 noon
$70  ($80 NM)   HS Room 2605

Sylvan Robotics Camp    reg_now_orange
Oh, LEGO®, you make building robots, oh-so-fun! The kids will stretch their imaginations and STEM skills as they use LEGO® bricks to create amazing robots around themes, such as Dino World and Superhero School! They will then get to bring their robots to life! Grades K-8
M-F  June 10-14    1-4 pm
$130  ($140 NM)   WDT Municipal Building

Budding Artist     reg_now_orange
Students will learn to work with pencil, acrylic and water color mediums. They will exploredownload (1) the different tools and techniques used to work with these mediums as well. Students will work on their favorite fictional character, still like art as well as landscape scenes for their finished products. Each student will have a finished product of an illustration as well as an acrylic and watercolor painting. Ages 6-13
M-F   June 10-14    6-7 pm
$55  ($65 NM)   CC Ceramic Room

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 coolestbc3f4bb8f5cf052ed73eb86f06327711_cooking-chemicals-chemistry-clipart-animations_194-213 science! E-town High School Chemistry teacher, Scott Baylor, will instruct. Ages 9 -14
M-TH  June 17-20   10 am–12 noon
$70  ($80 NM)   HS Room 2605

Do It Yourself Camp!    reg_now_orange
Campers will explore science and crafts. Science projects will include creating crystals, rockets, working with electric circuits and other explorations. The craft projects will
include weaving, string art, birdhouse/feeders, toys and sewing projects. Grades 2-8

Session I
M-F  June 17-21
1-4 pm

Session II
M-F   July 29-Aug 2
1-4 pm

$80  ($90 NM)   WDT Municipal Building

Track & 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
trackboth 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 17-21   6-8 pm
$65  ($75 NM)   HS Track

Girls Lax Camp     reg_now_orange
Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport! Campers will improve on their fundamentals of thelacrossegame while playing fun lacrosse games with the EAHS players. Instruction will be led by Lady Bears Varsity Coach Benson. T-shirt is included in fee. Grades 3-8
M-F   June 17-21   6-8 pm
$65  ($75 NM)   Jane Hoover Field

Elizabethtown Basketball Skills Camp     reg_now_orange
Join Lee Eckert, EAHS Varsity Assistant Coach, for this camp for future Bears Basketball Players. Camp will focus on the fundamentals of basketball in a FUN, butBasketball-Player-Clipart-Silhouette-Playingcompetitive atmosphere (ball handling, shooting, passing, defense, rebounding, post moves, etc). Camp t-shirt is included in fee. Boys & Girls ages 8-14
M-Th   June 24-27   10 am-12 noon
$65  ($75 NM)   MS Gym

Harry Potter Camp     reg_now_orange
Enter the world of Harry Potter and friends. Explore all the fun of Harry’s world such as quidditch and fantastic beasts. Where will the sorting hat sort you? Help Harry use his knowledge to Hogwarts and more. Join the excitement! Ages 6-13

Session I

M-F  June 24-28 (I)   1-4 pm

Session II
M-F July 29-Aug 2 (II)  9 am-12 noon

$95  ($105 NM)  WDT Municipal Building

Beginner Tennis Camp     reg_now_orange
Children of any skill level will learn the fundamentals of tennis using the RED or ORANGE balls and smaller courts. Older players will transition to a larger 60 foot court.  Brenda McBride, PTR Certified Instructor, will teach appropriate skill and age level. Ages 4-7
M-Th   July 8-11 (I)  July 29-Aug 1 (II)
9-9:45 am

$50  ($60 NM)   HS Tennis Courts

Intermediate Tennis Camp     reg_now_orange
Participants will focus on building tennis fundamentals with emphasis on the FUN! Atleast two different courts will provide quality instruction for all skill levels. Camp will silhouette-clipart-tennis-146412-5988099focus on learning proper techniques, while cultivating a love of the sport through drills and games. Brenda McBride, EAHS Varsity Coach, will instruct. Ages 8-12
M-Th   July 8-11 (I)  July 29-Aug 1 (II) 
5:30-7 pm
$70  ($80 NM)   HS Tennis Courts

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 E-town High School Girls Varsity Tennis Coach, Brenda McBride. Ages 13-17
M-Th   July 8-11 (I)  July 29-Aug 1 (II) 
7-8:30 pm
$70  ($80 NM)   HS Tennis Courts

Pokemon Camp     reg_now_orange
Got to Catch them All!  Explore the world of Pokémon through the card game, crafts and activities. Explore the Pokémon types and science behind them. Campers will create a Pokémon card, play creative games and even hunt for Pokémon. Electronic devices are allowed but will have limited use. Ages 6-13
Session I
M-F   July 8-12    1-4 pm
$95  ($105 NM)   WDT Municipal Building

Session II
M, W, TH, F   August 5, 7, 8 & 9    9 am -1 pm  (no camp on 8/6)
$95  ($105 NM)   WDT Municipal Building

Boys Volleyball Camp     reg_now_orange
EAHS Varsity Coach Lamar Fahnestock will lead this camp which will focus on the basic beachVolleyballspike-thumbskills 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 5-8
M-Th   July 8-11   4:30-6 pm
$60  ($70 NM)   Daubert Gym

Snapology Adventures with Star Wars®     reg_now_orange
If you love Star Wars®, this camp is for you! Participate in Star Wars themed activities using LEGO® bricks and other interactive learning tools. Build scenes from the movie, build ships, lightsabers, you name it…May the force be with you! Ages 5-14
M-F  July 15-19   1-4 pm
$149  ($159 NM)   WDT Municipal Building

Girls Volleyball Camp     reg_now_orange
E-town Varsity Girls Volleyball coaches will focus on fundamentals of the game for girls involleyball-hit-png-girls-spike-volleyball-player-clipart-830 grades 5-8. With the help of high school players, instruction will focus on passing, hitting, and serving. Participants should wear sneakers. Kneepads are optional, but recommended. Camp t-shirt included in fee.
M-Th   July 15-18   4-6 pm
$60  ($70 NM)   Daubert Gym

Fantastically Fashion Fabulous     reg_now_orange
Students will learn how to illustrate and design their own fashion models as well as their clothes. At the end of the week, students will have a collection/illustrations of their own clothing and/or accessory line. Students will be able to work with and understand pencil, colored pencil and marker rendering while creating fashion fun! Students will also get to make their own tutu skirt! Ages 6-13
M-F   July 15-19     6-7 pm
$55  ($65 NM)   CC Ceramic Room

Christmas in July Camp    reg_now_orange
Celebrate Christmas!! Students will make holiday crafts of all kinds. Send a care package to military personnel and learn new holiday traditions. On the last day students will celebrate with the Senior Center with a full blown holiday party! Ages 6-13
M-Th   July 22-25    1-4 pm
$80  ($90 NM)   WDT Municipal Building

Girls Basketball Camp     reg_now_orangeVector illustration of girls playing basketball. These silhouettes are an ai 8 eps file.
Attention future Lady Bears Basketball Players! Camp is under the direction of John Myers, Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, and high school 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   Aug 5-8   9-11 am
$65  ($75 NM)   Daubert Gym




Playground Picnic
All GEARS playground sites are invited to this fun-filled day of games and activities. All participants must be registered at a playground site.
Th, July 11
9 am-1 pm
E-town Park

Glow Bowling
Wed, June 12-July 24      1-3 pm Clearview Lanes
$7/child/day (Fee includes 2 games & bowling shoes)
$10/child/day (Fee includes transportation, 2 games & bowling shoes)

Bus Stop Locations                           Pick-Up          Drop-Off
1. E-town BIC Church                      12:40 pm       3:20 pm
2. Elizabethtown Park                     12:50 pm        3:10 pm
3. WDT Municipal Building           12:55 pm        3:05 pm



2019 Camp Ladybug     reg_now_orange
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 17-July 26  (no 7/4)
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 2019 Camper Application

Volunteer Application 2019