October-April & Summer

An interdenominational children’s ministry.

Afterschool ‘Good News’ clubs at Biglerville Elementary School, James Gettys E.S., Lincoln E.S., Fairfield E.S., Alloway Creek E.S., Conewago Valley I.S., Conewago Valley E.S., New Oxford E.S., Bermudian Springs E.S.

Summer 5-Day Back Yard Bible Clubs offered.

Mission is to 1) Reach lost children with the Gospel, 2) Disciple Christian children in their walk with the Lord, 3) Teach others to do the same. We are located in Adams County. Affiliated with Child Evangelism Fellowship of Eastern Pennsylvania.


(717) 677-4797


FREE! Six weeks of educational summer fun at Camp Nawakwa in Biglerville!
Mon-Thurs, 9am-1pm. No camp Fridays or on July 4th.

Bus transportation provided in each school district; pick-up begins at 8 am and drop-off ends at 2 pm.

Open to 4th-8th grade students in these school districts: LASD, CVSD, FASD, BSSD, UASD (also open to the HPMS.)

Contact, 717-339-6201
Center For Youth and Community Development – 21st Century program


A UNIVERSE of Stories!  ¡Un UNIVERSO de Historias!

Activities, prizes, performers, STEM, movies, and programs available at library branches in Biglerville, Carroll Valley, East Berlin, Gettysburg, Littlestown and New Oxford.

All ages

Online Registration begins May 20th.  Activities begin June 1, end August 11th.

Check out packed events calendars at



Afterschool 21st Century Community Learning Centers offer students a safe, supportive and fun place to grow. 

Homework Help/Tutoring, Interactive/Cooperative Activities, Positive Character Development, Academic Enrichment, Environmental Exploration, Career Development Options, and Fitness/Healthy Lifestyle Activities

Students participate with visiting musicians, artists, local craftsmen, and community partners!

Adams County program sites:

Bermudian Springs Elementary
Bermudian Springs Middle School, Grades 5-8

Arendtsville Elementary
Bendersville Elementary

Biglerville Elementary
Upper Adams Middle School, Grades 5-8

Fairfield Area Elementary
Fairfield Middle School, Grades 5-8

New Oxford Elementary
Conewago Township Elementary
Conewago Valley Intermediate School, Grades 4-6

New Oxford Middle School, Grades 7-8

Alloway Creek Elementary
Maple Avenue Middle School, Grades 6-8

Gettysburg Area High School, Grades 9-12
Additional Gettysburg sites available through Respective Solutions Group

Monday-Thursday, 3 hours/day beginning at last bell.

Contact Sami Slusser, 717-339-6201,
for Adams County sites and other site locations.

(for summer program, click here.)

Center For Youth and Community Development, home of Collaborating For Youth



Cub Scout Packs, grade K-5

Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family.  In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

BSA Scouts, youth 11-17

Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. NOTE: Beginning in February 2019, this program is transitioning to include both young men and young women.

Venturing – Co-ed 14-20

Explore passions, make friends, discover the world. You’re always looking for an adventure. Rappelling a cliff. Perfecting your shot. Designing a robot. Kayaking into the sunset. Exploring your faith. Volunteering at an animal shelter. The choice is yours!  Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired. You’ll acquire life skills and gain experiences while having a blast.

SUMMER CAMPS are available for Cubs and BSA Scouts.  Financial assistance available.

For more information contact Christopher Lontz, Director, Battlefield District, New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA, (717) 827-4569


A free program for children and families in Adams County that encourages reading and physical activity during the summer months.

Fifteen “launch pads” – wooden marker posts with a unique etching attached – have been hidden in Adams County parks and trails.  When you find the post, use a crayon or pencil to rub the unique etching on the rubbing sheet. It proves you found it and is your key to winning some great prizes!

What is the “Sky Map” and is it required?
The ‘GO and Explore the Universe!’ Sky Map is the official guide to both the GO Adams! physical activity program and the Adams County Library System’s Summer Quest Program. Each Sky Map includes:

  • An overview of the hobby of letterboxing
  • Fifteen (15) pages that contain clues to locate each launch pad (post), and information about difficulty level, mileage, and on-site amenities (e.g., water, playground)
  • Directions to participating parks
  • Reward levels and prizes for locating launch pads (posts)
  • List of sponsor organizations and participating parks

GO Adams! participants are also provided with a sheet on which the rubbings can
be applied. Submission of this sheet at the end of the program validates that launch pad posts were found and ensure prize eligibility.

When does the program start and end?
The GO and Explore the Universe! program officially begins on Friday, June 1, 2019 and ends on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Children and their parents have most of the summer to locate up to fifteen (15) instruments at their own pace. However, all rubbing sheets have to be returned to an Adams County Library no later than Sunday, August 18, 2019 to be eligible for prizes. All posts will be removed from their locations at the completion of the program.

How can children receive prizes?
All children that locate and rub three (3) unique etchings on the rubbing sheet that accompanies their Sky Map receive a reward for participating in the program. Children who locate and rub more than three (3) instruments increase their eligibility to win prizes.

The GO Adams! Facebook page is a “real time” means of communicating with and among participants. Facebook group members post pictures of their GO Adams! adventures and encourage each other in their search to locate Launch Pads.

The website provides additional information, including recommended Adams County library books that correspond to each Launch Pad, and directions to each participating park.


Collect excess fresh foods from local farms and orchards to
provide to those in need.
All ages & abilities welcome! Adult supervision required for kids under 16.
In-field gleans last 1-2 hours and are held in the evenings, weekends, and sometimes mornings to avoid summer heat.
Be prepared for outdoor, physical activity and an awesome time! For details visit

The Gleaning Project is part of South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP).


Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve
& YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County
1573 Mt. Hope Road, Fairfield
(Drop off/pick up available at the YWCA, 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg)

9 am-4pm
$150/week for Strawberry Hill Family level contributors and YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County Family membership holders.
$170/week for non-contributors/members

Includes a field trip day and two afternoon swim sessions at the YWCA.
1st-3rd Grade
4th-6th Grade

Jun 24-28 – Lab Rats
Jul 1-3* – Storm Chasers (3 day camp $110)
July 8-12 – Habitat Explorers
July 15-19 – All About Animals
July 22-26 – Astro Camp
July 29-Aug 2 – Nature Creations
Aug 5-9 – Water World

Register online at or in person at Strawberry Hill or the YWCA

For more information call 717- 642-5840