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Youth/Teen

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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.

Beginner Tennis

Children of any skill level will learn the fundamentals of tennis using the larger RED balls and smaller courts. Through the use of fun games and drills players will learn proper technique of forehands, backhands, serve and volleys. Taught by Carley Furlow, Level I Certified Tennis Instructor. Ages 6-11

  • Tue May 7-28
    • 6-6:50 pm (A) (ages 6-8)
    • 7-7:50 pm (B) (ages 9-11)
  • HS Tennis Courts
  • $65 ($75 NR) 

Beginner Tennis (Pre Rally Skills Only)

CANCELED-Children of any skill level will learn the fundamentals of tennis using the regular tennis balls. Through the use of fun games and drills, players will learn proper technique of forehands, backhands, serve and volleys Taught by Brenda McBride, PTR Certified Instructor. Ages 12-16

  • Tue May 7-28
  • 6-7 pm
  • HS Tennis Courts
  • $65 ($75 NR) 

Intermediate Tennis (Ready to Rally)

Class is for players that have completed two or more sessions of beginner tennis lessons Instruction will focus on continuing to develop tennis skills, footwork. These lessons will prepare you for playing matches. Great for players planning on playing in high school. Taught by Brenda McBride, PTR Certified Instructor. Ages 12-16

  • Tue May 7-28
  • 7-8 pm
  • HS Tennis Courts
  • $65 ($75 NR) 

Find Your Sweet Spot (Tennis for Beginners)

Children of any skill level will learn the fundamentals of tennis using the larger RED balls and smaller courts. Through the use of fun games and drills players will learn proper technique of forehand and backhand focusing on hand/eye coordination. Taught by Pam Kaylor, DHS Assistant Tennis Coach. Ages 8-14

  • Thu May 16-June 6
  • 5:30-6:20 pm
  • Legion Park Tennis Courts
  • $65 ($75 NM) 

The Grand Slammers (Tennis for Players with Experience)

Class is for players that have some experience playing tennis. Instruction will focus on continuing to develop forehand and backhand and introduce players to serve and volley. Taught by Pam Kaylor, DHS Assistant Tennis Coach. Ages 8-14

  • Thu May 16-June 6
  • 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Legion Park Tennis Courts
  • $65 ($75 NM) 

Bears Basketball Clinic

Coed skills development program will work with your child on the fundamentals of basketball - dribbling, shooting and passing. Participants will play fun skill development games. Fee includes a t-shirt.

  • Sun June 2-July 14 (no 7/7)
  • 3-4 pm (Grades 1-3)
  • 4-5 pm (Grades 4-6)
  • CC Gym
  • $60 ($70 NR) 

Girls Middle School Volleyball League

Get ready for the 2024 season! This Middle School Volleyball Program will compete in
a Girls Volleyball League on Monday nights (Sept 9-Oct 21). Fee includes practice, uniform, mid-season tournament and playoffs. Teams for girls in grades 5-6 & 7-8.

  • Mon, Tue & Thu Aug 12-Oct 27
  • 6-8 pm
  • Bear Creek Gym
  • $250 ($260 NR)

Trail Riding

One hour guided trail riding. Ride horses through the 275 acres of woods and farmland on the ranch. Horses are well mannered and trained to work with riders that have little or no experience. For your own safety and safety of the horses, we do not trot or gallop through the trails. All children must be 8 or older and there is a strict weight limit of 225 pounds.

  • SUMMER DATES: Wed June 19 (I) July 17 (II)  August 21 (III)
  • 5-5:45 pm
  • Ironstone Ranch (1 Hollinger Lane, E-town)
  • $60/day ($70 NR) 

Gymnastics

Learn basic gymnastics skills and progress to more advanced skills as the child is ready. Ages 6-12

  • Mon June 10-July 29
  • 7-8 pm
  • CC Gym
  • $70 ($80 NR) 

Pioneer Life

Experience the life of a pioneer through stories, games, music, crafts and hands-on activities at our log cabins. Make ice cream in a can, play pioneer games, bake bread and make taffy. Enjoy the skills and crafts of early American life. Please have your children bring their own lunch and drink each day. Ages 5-12

  • Wed-Fri  July 10-12 & July 24-26
  • 11 am-1:30 pm
  • Winters Heritage House
  • $70 ($80 NR) 
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Call: (717) 367-0355

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