Ages 18 mo- 5 years. 

Weekly activities designed to engage your little nature lover all winter long.
Each hour-long session will include a story followed by a walk in the woods, nature crafts, or a chance to meet our animals!
Thursdays 10-11 am

January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27

Kiddos under 1 year of age are welcome to attend free of charge if they have an older sibling enrolled in the session.
Come dressed for the weather.
Cancellations due to weather will be made one day in advance.

FREE: Trails are open daily, dawn to dusk. There is no fee to visit the Nature Center or hiking trails. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve
1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320
(717) 642-5840


K-6th grade. Service for all area schools. Runs regardless of how many schools are off! Cost is only $35 a day.

The School Days Off Program includes:

Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack. All meals follow USDA/CACFP guidelines
Activities may include gym time and field trips

Drop off as early as 6am
Pick up as late as 6pm (this may change, depending on the weather/forecast)

Our current Before and After Care students are already enrolled in this program. Instead of worrying about planned or unplanned days off, plan ahead and ensure your child has a safe, exciting day.

Pre-Registration required

YWCA Hanover
23 W. Chestnut St. Hanover
(717) 637-2125




The NOHS Colonial Learning Center is open 2:30-3:30 pm for grades 9-12.  The center provides a quiet space for students to study, work on projects, complete homework, or get assistance from a tutor.


Registration opens December 9, 2019.

January 12 – March 9
Weekly practice night determined by team, games on Saturday 8am – 2 pm (15+ play on Friday Night.)
EBACC Gymnasium

Age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15 & 15+ (tentative; determined by numbers registered).

$50 for first player, $30 for 2nd.  After January 9th, $55/$35.

Basic skills and fundamentals of the game will be taught including passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding and defensive principles.  Each team will play one game per week. Every child will play at least half of every game.  T-shirt is included with team specific colors which are chosen at the first team meeting.

If anyone is interested in coaching or refereeing, phone EBACC 717-259-8848.


Ride for $1 • Free for kids 44″ & under with adult • Track the bus • Load your bicycle • Flag bus between stops

Map and Schedule May 5-Dec 8, 2019 (PDF)

Lincoln Line:
Transit Center, Museum & Visitors Center, Eisenhower Conference Center, Outlets

Blue Line (North, West, & South routes):
Transit Center, 525 Boyds School Road, Gettysburg Hospital, Lincoln Estates, Seminary Museum, Deatrick Commons

Gray Line:
Transit Center, Gettysburg College, HACC, Gateway/Marriott, Walmart

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Click here for details and directions to the farms and orchards in Adams County offering opportunities to pick-your-own fruit and veggies.  Contact farmers before you go!
Price varies.

Varieties of fruit that Boyer Nurseries and Orchards grows



East Berlin Area Community Center, 405 North Avenue, Easter Berlin, 717-259-8848

Ages 3-5, must be potty trained.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 am-12 noon
September 9, 2019-May 22, 2020, $120 per month
Optional Lunch Bunch (each child brings a packed lunch)
January 6-May 22, 2020, 9am – 1pm $135 per month

To hold a space for your child for the fall session, you must
complete a registration form and pay a non-refundable, non-transferable fee of $25 per child.

INSTRUCTOR: Kim Bechtel, Member of the Early Education Board for Bermudian Springs School District and Spring Grove School District and United Way of Adams County Ready To Learn Team

This class is geared to get your child ready for all day kindergarten. Children will learn preschool basics, weather, letters and their sounds, reading readiness skills, sight words, phonemic awareness, kid writing, numbers through at least 20, counting to at least 20, and simple addition.

There will be time for developmental play as well as crafts and games.

It will be taught by a teacher who is familiar with the kindergarten curriculum and
knows where they should be for a smooth transition. There will
be a tiered schedule to help the children adjust more quickly to full
day kindergarten.


Animal Clubs
A 4-H animal club is a club that focuses solely on one specific animal instead of projects. Members without animals are still able to participate in an animal club by completing an animal-less project.  Includes: Beef Club, Dairy Beef/Dairy Club, Goat Club, Horse Club, Poultry Club, Rabbit & Cavy Club, Sheep Club, Swine Club, Dog, Seeing Eye Puppy

Visit the 4-H Animal Club website for full details, or phone Carolyn McGraw, 717-334-6271.

Community Clubs
Community Clubs do not focus on one specific project, they offer several different projects members can choose from. There is something for everyone.
Clubs are in New Oxford, Upper Adams, and York Springs

Visit the 4-H Community Club website for full details, or phone Trudy Gladhill at 717-334-6271.

Special Interest Clubs
Special Interest clubs focus on one specific project.  Includes Craft Club, Teen Senate Club, East Berlin Shooting Sports, and Littlestown Shooting Sports

Visit the 4-H Special Interest Club website for full details, or phone Trudy Gladhill at 717-334-6271.

Check website and facebook for additional opportunities

Adams County 4-H, Penn State Extension
670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 204
Gettysburg, PA


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 visit Battlefield District, New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA
Christopher Lontz, Director, (717) 827-4569

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