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Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the organized recreational activity, sport or game of their choice. These programs may be offered by local clubs devoted to a particular activity or sport; may provide individual or team coaching assistance or instruction, access to equipment and facilities, and uniforms, if necessary; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in amateur competitions, usually at the local, regional or state level, and provide officials for games. These events are generally for the enjoyment of the athletes and are not at a high enough competitive level to be considered spectator sports.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
11th and Pike Recreation CenterThe 11th and Pike Recreation Center provides safe and fun recreation activities to City youth all year long. During the school year, the recreation center is open every day from 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and in the summer hosts a playground program daily from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The center has an elementary-size gymnasium, a game room, homework room, and cafeteria. During the year, daily activities include arts and crafts, board games, sports activities, tutoring, career develop.m.ent workshops and clubs. Some of the most popular clubs include Art and Dance Clubs. 11th and Pike was host to several special events in 2012 including our Easter Celebration and a special visit from Disney’s Phineas and Ferb. The recreation center serves as a "home away from home" to many kids. They are provided meals every day through our Kids Café program, receive homework help and valuable mentoring time with our qualified staff.Berks11th and Pike Recreation CenterReading Recreation Commission
3rd and Spruce Rec CenterThe 3rd and Spruce Recreation Center provides safe and fun recreation activities to City youth all year long. During the school year, the recreation center is open every day from 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and in the summer hosts a playground program daily from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The center has a full-size gymnasium, a game room, homework room, and cafeteria. During the year, daily activities include arts and crafts, board games, sports activities, tutoring, career development workshops and clubs. Some of the most popular clubs include Art Club, Dance Club, and Girls Club which bring together teenage girls to discuss issues that are most affecting them. Many special events are hosted at 3rd and Spruce for City youth. Our most popular are the holiday dances which bring together kids from 3rd and Spruce and the 11th and Pike Rec Centers to dance, eat, and have a blast hanging out with their friends. Other events in 2012 included a basketball workshop, Career nights, and Rec Idol. The recreation center serves as a "home away from home" to many kids. They are provided meals every day through our Kids Café program, receive homework help and valuable mentoring time with our qualified staff.BerksReading Recreation CommissionReading Recreation Commission
After School ServicesProvides after school programming including socialization, trips, sports, arts and basic skills education to enhance school achievement and readiness levels.DauphinBoys & Girls Club Downey SchoolBoys & Girls Club of Harrisburg
After School ServicesProvides after school programming including socialization, trips, sports, arts and basic skills education to enhance school achievement and readiness levels.DauphinJohn Hall Boys & Girls ClubBoys & Girls Club of Harrisburg
CenClear Therapeutic Recreation - Recreational ActivitiesPrograms that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the organized recreational activity, sport or game of their choice. These programs may be offered by local clubs devoted to a particular activity or sport; may provide individual or team coaching assistance or instruction, access to equipment and facilities, and uniforms, if necessary; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in amateur competitions, usually at the local, regional or state level, and provide officials for games. These events are generally for the enjoyment of the athletes and are not at a high enough competitive level to be considered spectator sports.ClearfieldCenClear Therapeutic RecreationCenClear
Day CampStructured program including socialization through sports, trips, arts and crafts; basic skills education to enhance school achievement and readiness levels through day camping skills and techniques.DauphinAngino Boys & Girls ClubBoys & Girls Club of Harrisburg
Day CampStructured program including socialization through sports, trips, arts and crafts; basic skills education to enhance school achievement and readiness levels through day camping skills and techniques.DauphinJohn Hall Boys & Girls ClubBoys & Girls Club of Harrisburg
Eastern York Area Recreation CommissionMission: The Eastern York area recreation commission exists to offer a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities and services to the citizens of eastern York County. Programs are designed to promote the physical, intellectual and emotional well-being of the participant thereby contributing to quality of life. Sports and fitness Education Wellness School age child care Preschool Trips and tours Youth programs Children's programs YorkEastern York Area Recreation CommissionEastern York Area Recreation Commission
Garver Memorial YMCA Competitive Sports - Biddy BasketballBoys and girls kindergarten through 2nd grade will learn to play biddy basketball.BlairGarver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play Competitive SportsGarver Memorial YMCA
Garver Memorial YMCA Competitive Sports - Biddy Indoor SoccerKindergarten through 2nd grade. Boys and girls will learn basic soccer skills.BlairGarver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play Competitive SportsGarver Memorial YMCA
Garver Memorial YMCA Competitive Sports - Biddy Outdoor SoccerOutdoor soccer for four and five year old boys and girls.BlairGarver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play Competitive SportsGarver Memorial YMCA
Garver Memorial YMCA Competitive Sports - Youth BaseballTypes of baseball that are offered include: biddy, pee-wee, minor, major, pony and federation.BlairGarver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play Competitive SportsGarver Memorial YMCA
Garver Memorial YMCA Competitive Sports - Youth BasketballThis is offered to boys and girls 5th graders and jr high students.BlairGarver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play Competitive SportsGarver Memorial YMCA
Garver Memorial YMCA Competitive Sports - Youth Co-Ed BasketballBoys and girls 3rd grade-6th grade. Children will learn the fundamentals techniques and everyone plays.BlairGarver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play Competitive SportsGarver Memorial YMCA
Garver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play Gymnastics - GymnasticsCompetition gymnastics beginner through advanced progression gymnastics.BlairGarver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play GymnasticsGarver Memorial YMCA
Garver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play - Tumbling TotsPreschool tumbling teaches children ages 3 to kindergarten the basic fundamentals of gymnastics.BlairGarver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play GymnasticsGarver Memorial YMCA
Garver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play - You and Me GymnasticsThis class meets once a week for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Mommies, daddies, grandparents and sitters participate in class.BlairGarver Memorial YMCA Sports and Play GymnasticsGarver Memorial YMCA
Interdenominational RecreationRecreation including special events for teens (games, singing, skits, films, music, speakers), clubs (games, discussions), group socialization, 3 annual dramatic productions, Bible studies, other special recreational events and school of music and drama. Activity times vary. Provisions for community service fulfillment available for court adjucated youth programs, academic honors, scouting and religious projects. Post high school group availabe and post high school life skills mentoring.DauphinHarrisburg Christian Performing Arts CenterHarrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center
Jewish Community Center - Agewell Independent Adult ServicesProvides art, culture, educational and social recreational programs for older adults.AlleghenyJewish Community Center - Squirrel HillJewish Community Center - Pittsburgh
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh - Squirrel HillThe JCC is one of the largest service and recreational organizations in Western Pennsylvania, serving a population ranging in age from six weeks to 90+. JCC facilities and programs are open to people of all backgrounds and faiths.AlleghenyJewish Community Center - Squirrel HillJewish Community Center - Pittsburgh
Life in the CommunityThe Arc's Life In The Community program provides opportunities for individuals to acquire, retain and improve their self-help, socialization and adaptive skills through activities which offer peer interaction, community integration and interpersonal skill reinforcement. Components of this program are: 1. Socialization Activities 2. Speak-Out (Upper Dauphin) - Sue Machamer 3. Super 6 - Barbara JumperDauphinThe ARC of Dauphin CountyThe ARC of Dauphin County
Men's Volleyball/BasketballMen's basketball and volleyballDauphinHanoverdale Church of the BrethrenHanoverdale Church of the Brethren
National Amputation FoundationThe National Amputation Foundation (NAF) has for over 80 years been offering valuable assistance to veterans of World War I, II, Korea, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its facilities to include civilian amputees as well. The National Amputation Foundation has programs and services geared to help the amputee and other disabled people. AMP to AMP Program A home, hospital or nursing home visit is available for peer counseling and support to any person who has had or will be having a major limb amputation. If the person does not live within a drivable distance, we will call them to offer the same support. Medical Equipment Give-A-Way Program: Our donated medical equipment program is available to any person in need. This includes wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes and crutches. While this program is open to anyone in need, the item(s) need to be picked up at our office. Other services include:
  • Information on recreational activities for amputees.
  • Booklets and pamphlets that provide information, specific to the needs of above-the-knee, below-the-knee, and arm amputees.
  • Providing hospital visits and running bingo games.
  • Contact information for Veterans Benefits.
  • Referral service to other amputee organizations.
National Amputation FoundationNational Amputation Foundation
National Veterans Wheelchair GamesThe Games are multi-event sports and rehabilitation program open to U.S. military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, certain neurological conditions, amputations or other mobility impairments. Veterans compete in a variety of adaptive sports, including wheelchair basketball, quad rugby, archery, triathlon, track and field, swimming, softball, slalom, nine ball and boccia.Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America
Olivet Boys and Girls Club - Club PendoraComprehensive Youth Development Afterschool Program. Academic Success: homework centers, college access, goals for graduation. Healthy Lifestyles: Fitness & nutrition, sports & recreation, alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention, team sports. Good character & citizenship: volunteerism, character building, mentoring, leadership.BerksOlivet Boys & Girls Club - Club PendoraOlivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County, Inc.
Olivet Boys & Girls Club - Clinton Street ClubComprehensive Youth Development Afterschool Program. Academic Success: homework centers, college access, goals for graduation. Healthy Lifestyles: Fitness & nutrition, sports & recreation, alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention, team sports. Good character & citizenship: volunteerism, character building, mentoring, leadership.BerksOlivet Boys & Girls Club - Clinton Street ClubOlivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County, Inc.
Olivet Boys & Girls Club - Glenside ClubComprehensive Youth Development Afterschool Program. Academic Success: homework centers, college access, goals for graduation. Healthy Lifestyles: Fitness & nutrition, sports & recreation, alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention, team sports. Good character & citizenship: volunteerism, character building, mentoring, leadership.BerksOlivet Boys & Girls Club - Glenside ClubOlivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County, Inc.
Olivet Boys & Girls Club - Mulberry Street ClubComprehensive Youth Development Afterschool Program. Academic Success: homework centers, college access, goals for graduation. Healthy Lifestyles: Fitness & nutrition, sports & recreation, alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention, team sports. Good character & citizenship: volunteerism, character building, mentoring, leadership.BerksOlivet Boys & Girls Club - Mulberry Street ClubOlivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County, Inc.
Olivet Boys & Girls Club - Oakbrook ClubComprehensive Youth Development Afterschool Program. Academic Success: homework centers, college access, goals for graduation. Healthy Lifestyles: Fitness & nutrition, sports & recreation, alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention, team sports. Good character & citizenship: volunteerism, character building, mentoring, leadership.BerksOlivet Boys & Girls Club - Oakbrook ClubOlivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County, Inc.
Olivet Boys & Girls Club - PAL ClubComprehensive Youth Development Afterschool Program. Academic Success: homework centers, college access, goals for graduation. Healthy Lifestyles: Fitness & nutrition, sports & recreation, alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention, team sports. Good character & citizenship: volunteerism, character building, mentoring, leadership.BerksOlivet Boys & Girls Club - PAL ClubOlivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County, Inc.
PIP-C GenerationSenior luncheons and tripsDauphinProgress Immanuel Presbyterian ChurchProgress Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Reading Recreation CommissionPrograms include youth and adult instructional sports programs and leagues, fitness classes, summer playgrounds, club activities, cultural arts programs, after school care, and community special events. • Parks and Facilities- see website for list of locations and costs • Ballfields- see website for list of locations and costs • Angelica Park Complex- see website for list of locations and costs • Summer Playground programs- see website for list of locations and costs • Pools- see website for list of locations and costs • Sports programs- tennis, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer- see website for list of locations, costs and times of clubs and programsBerksReading Recreation CommissionReading Recreation Commission
Recreational Activities for SeniorsSenior Recreational activities, call for more detailsDauphinSpring Creek Church of the BrethrenSpring Creek Church of the Brethren
Scenic Rivers YMCA - Clarion County YMCA - Youth ProgramsThe YMCA teaches fundamentals in a non-competitive atmosphere where everyone finds success. The YMCA teaches core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.ClarionScenic Rivers YMCA - Clarion County YMCAScenic Rivers YMCA
Scenic Rivers YMCA - Oil City YMCA - Youth SportsThe YMCA teaches fundamentals in a non-competitive atmosphere where everyone finds success. The YMCA teaches core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.VenangoScenic Rivers YMCA - Oil City YMCAScenic Rivers YMCA
Team Red, White and BlueTeam Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical fitness and social activity. Team RWB Chapters and Communities Our chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participate in local races and events together. These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s mission. Veteran Ambassador Program The Veteran Ambassador Program welcomes new veterans to the team and ensures that they have the information and resources to stay connected with their local chapter as well as the national community. This is a national movement to encourage veterans to stay active and inspire others to do the same. Veteran Athletic Camps Our Veteran Athletic Camps are tremendous opportunities for veterans to learn a new sport/activity that they can take home to their local chapter. They are led and coached by world-class athletes and renowned experts and are built to inspire veterans to commit to their own health and fitness. Pittsburgh/Western PA Chapter Kate J. Bielak, Chapter Captain kate.bielak@teamrwb.org Philadelphia Community Program Patrick O’Connor, Director Patrick.oconnor@teamrwb.org Lock Haven/Williamsport Community Program Sean MacMillen, Director Sean.Macmillen@teamrwb.org Team Red, White and BlueTeam Red, White and Blue
Together for Retarded Youth (TRY)Provides therapeutic recreational programs to mentally and/or physically handicapped youth and adults.AlleghenyTRYTogether for Retarded Youth (TRY)
York County Youth Football AssociationYouth football YorkYork County Youth Football AssociationYork County Youth Football Association
Youth InstructionSwimming instruction, school age child care, fitness, teen programs, youth sports, parent/child programs,youth basketball league,youth handball, mentoring, and Youth in Government program.DauphinYMCA East Shore BranchYMCA East Shore Branch

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