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Youth Activities

Three ways to register for Youth Activities:

  1. Print out the registration form, fill it out and mail it to:
    Attn Hilary Sauder
    123 N. Shirk Road
    New Holland PA 17557
  2. Print out the registration form and drop it off at the front desk
  3. Pick up and drop off a registration form at the front desk

Family Fitness Program

New Holland Rec Center is offering Penn State's Family Fitness Program. The family fitness program is a five week program for all children ages 8-12, especially those who are at risk for becoming overweight or who are overweight. Children attend the program for 1.5 hour lessons to learn about making healthy food choices and ways to increase physical activity. Parents attend five of the ten sessions with their children to receive information, skills, and motivational guidance leading to improved food choices, physical activity, and family support.

Family Fitness

Family Fitness, which is based on Stages of Change Learning Theory and motivational interviewing techniques, provides parents, adult caregivers, and children with the information, skills, and motivational guidance necessary to achieve diet quality and a healthy level of physical activity.

Program Goals

This research-based program teaches participants how to:

  • increase fruit, vegetable, whole grain, and low-fat dairy consumption
  • foster positive communication and collaboration on planning and preparing healthy meals and snacks
  • increase minutes of physical activity
  • increase goal setting and tracking of healthy diet and physical activity
  • help students maintain body mass index (BMI) six months post-program for overweight youth or youth at risk for overweight (longer-term goal)

Dates: July 27th- July 31st
Time: 9:30-11:30 (parent and child day)
Session Information: M,W,F parents and children; T,TH children (parents optional)
Win a FREE ipod!! Ipod raffle at the end of the week along with other prizes throughout the week.

Print the registration form

Ping Pong

Ping Pong League

Thursdays, July 1 - August 6
5:30 - 6:30 pm Instruction Time
League will begin at 6:30 pm
Open to ages 12+ Fee is $40 per person.

Print the registration

Ping Pong Clinics

Improve your ping pong skills during these educational clinics! Learn from a Penn State club player.
Look back for updates on dates and times or contact Hilary Sauder at hsauder@newhollandreccenter.org

Youth Pay to Play Open Gym

Summer Floor Hockey

Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00
June 10th- August 26th
Children 8-13 years old. Puck and sticks are provided. You must pay at the front desk and get a hand stamp each time.
Fee per week: Members $2.00 Non Members $5.00

New Holland Recreation Center Summer Camp!!!

(For kids who completed K-5th Grades)

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Week Descriptions

Week 1: Pack and Play Outdoor Adventure - June 29th - July 3rd.

Join as for this challenging week of hiking and outdoor adventure. Children will learn the basics of surviving in the wilderness and will learn about the habitat and ecological systems In which they live. Search and rescue dogs and their handlers will be the special guests of the week.

The trip highlights of the week: Shanks Mare Park- Will give an overview of habitat, ecology, and history of the Susquehanna River & Hiking/Backpacking at Brubaker Park

Week 2: Time Capsule Week - July 6th - July 10th

Step back in time during this fun filled retro week. Kids will lean and participate in new things everyday that have to do with different decades. This fun filled week is made even more exciting with our tie die shirt day & our retro dress up day.

The trip highlights of the week: Historic Lititz pretzel & Wilbur chocolate tours.

Week 3: Brain Power Week - July 13th - July 17th

Join us as you allow your brain to expand as we experiment with science and math. Enjoy solving puzzles & mind benders, experimenting with the sciences, & exploring the world around you during this fun filled cognitively stimulating week.

The trip highlights of the week: Lancaster science factory & the North Museum of Natural History and Science

Week 4: Learn a Sport Week - July 20th - July 24th

Spend a week outdoor learning new sports, exercising, and enjoying the beautiful weather! Kids will participate in 2 hours of tennis instruction, 1 hour of soccer instruction, 1 hour of basketball instruction, and one hour of street hockey instruction (5th grade only) Through out the week not to mention the numerous fun games we will be playing. The week is topped of with a trip to the Barnstormers game!

The trip highlights of the week: Lancaster Barnstormers Game

All trips included in the price of camp.

Please contact Hilary Sauder if you have any summer camp questions: hsauder@newhollandreccenter.org

Weekly Prices for NHRC Summer Camp
ChildNHRC Member PriceNon-member Price
1st Child$153.00$158.00
2nd Child$141.00$146.00
Ea. Additional$135.00$140.00


Mon - Thurs: 5am - 10pm
Friday: 5am - 8pm
Saturday: 6am - 6pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm

Additional Info

For more information on Youth Activities, please contact Hilary Sauder at 717-354-4747 or hsauder@newhollandreccenter.org