Children ages 6-12 and their families. For children with autism or similar undiagnosed challenges.

2nd Wednesday of month, 5-7pm
The Fellowship Room of SpiriTrust Lutheran – The Village at Gettysburg.

Program offers a safe environment for children to learn and practice social skills.  Activities include stations with games, food, arts and crafts, and sensory/quiet areas.  Each month there is a featured theme.


For more information contact Meghan Riordan, United Way of Adams County.  717-334-5809,


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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



Under The Horizon, 2650 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg.

For youth with disabilities ages 5 to 25.

Two week camp: 9am-3pm, June 17 – 21 and June 24 – 28.

A 2-week fun and educational camp where campers enjoy a setting that includes challenges, outdoor fun, and building social relationships.

Themed days/weeks include arts and crafts, group games, sensory activities, snack time, water play, and special guests.

$375  (Scholarships may be available to residents of Adams County.)

For details and registration contact Easterseals representative, Virginia Anderson.

Under The Horizon Summer Camps


Therapeutic Riding – Our riding programs help children and adults get unique rehabilitative therapy. Special needs students work on physical, social, emotional, & cognitive concepts as they ride horses & receive instruction geared to their individual needs.

45-minute classes are small, relaxed, friendly, and a lot of fun.
Meets once a week per session

$25.00 per class.

Fall Classes: Sept 11- Nov 15.  Rider Registration begins July 22, 2019

Therapeutic Cart Driving – The Driving Program is open to students of all ages who cannot mount a horse for various reasons, such as size/weight, emotional issues, or wheelchair confinement. Specially-equipped carts have safety features for wheelchair students. For Cart Driving class dates contact Lynn Redden at 585-259-4013.

Open to all ages. 45-minute classes
$25.00 per class.

REGISTRATION FORM may be mailed (not emailed) with a $15 registration fee to
Shining Stars Therapeutic Ministries
3185 York Road Gettysburg

For more information contact Brandy Crago, Executive Director (717)-398-8327


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.


June 17-21, 9 am-3 pm.   Ages 6-12.

Teens may apply to serve as Junior Counselors. Older teens & adults are encouraged to serve as teachers, helpers, and special presenters.

Through interactive games, crafts, music, stories, food, and meditation, participants focus on ways to promote peace every day.

Children with special needs may be accompanied by a sign language interpreter, TSS, or other adult helper.

Children pack lunch.
Registration and wait list open through May 18. First time campers given registration priority.

Donations welcome throughout the year. Suggested donation of $35/family, though not required.

For registration and more information contact (717) 334-0752 or

Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice
Camp Location: Church of the Brethren, 1710 Biglerville Rd, Gettysburg



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).