Central Pennsylvania Events

June 2022 Events

 

CHILDREN

Aesop’s Fables

Date: June 7th

Time: 5:30pm

Ages: Elementary

Where: Amelia Givens Library, Biglerville

Details: Assortment of Aesop’s Fables performed by The Popcorn Hat Players

Registration: Registration required online

 

H2Oh! Water Magic Show

Date: June 8th

Ages: Elementary

Time: 10:00am & 11:30am (2 sessions)

Where: Amelia Givens Library, Mt Holly Springs

Details: Comedy & magic tricks by Mike Rose

Registration: Registration required online

 

Kids Discover: Herps

Date/Time: June 9th   1:00pm-3:00pm

Ages: 5yrs-10yrs

Details: Program discussing and exploring the many herps at the park. Cost $5.00

Registration required: explorewildwoodpark.org

Crafternoon

Date: June 9th

Ages: Elementary 

Time: 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Where: Gettysburg Library

Details: Make clay ocean animals

 

Choreography & Dance

Dates: June 9th,16th, 23rd & 30th

Time: 6pm-7pm

Ages:8yrs-18yrs

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Instructor Sophia Gray teaches stretches and cardio using various dances

Registration: Registration required online. 

Information: Barbara Buckley     barbarab@adamslibrary.org

 

Does Your Water Taste Buggy?

Date: June 13th

Time: 11:00am – Noon

Where: Littlestown Library

Details: Hands-on program by Ryan Bridge using real insects to explore the world of aquatic bugs, underwater ecology and fresh water conservation

Registration: Registration recommended online

Info: Jess Shellenhammer   jessicas@adamslibrary.org

 

Does Your Water Taste Buggy?

Date: June 13th

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Ages: Elementary

Where: New Oxford Library

Details: See above

 

Andrew’s Big Show

Date: June 14th

Time: 5:30pm

Where: Amelia Givens Library, Mt Holly Springs

Details: Comedy & variety show for the whole family

Registration: Registration online required

 

Reptile Explorer

Date: June 15th

Time: 10:00am & 11:30am (2 sessions)

Ages: Elementary

Where: Amelia Givens Library, Mt Holly Springs

Details: Interactive animal show by Forgotten Friends

Registration: Registration required online


Storytime with Local Author

Date: June 15th

Time: 10:30am-11:00am

Ages: Elementary

Where: Littlestown Library

Details: Local author, Susan Cook, will read from her book The Bus Driver is a Princess

 

Lego Club

Date: Weekly starting June 16th

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Ages: All ages 

Where: Trone Memorial, East Berlin

Details: Building challenges each week

 

Legopalooza

Date: June 15th

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Ages: 4yrs-12yrs

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Freeplay with lots of Legos and optional challenges


Stream Buddies: Coral Reefs

Date: June 15th

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Ages: Elementary students (will pair with a teen to work as a team)

Where: Trone Memorial, East Berlin

Details: Hands-on STEAM activities on coral reefs and creation of a coral reef

Registration: Registration required online   

 

All About Bees and Flowers

Date: June 17th

Time: 10:30am

Ages: 5yrs – 12yrs

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas, Biglerville

Details: Program by Master Gardener, Carolyn Black, on importance of bees.

Registration: Online registration


Summer Spectacular with the Girl Scouts’

Dates: June 20th – June 24th

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Ages: Girls ages K-5th grade 

Where: Littlestown Library

Details: Week of STEAM activities presented by Girl Scout staff and volunteers. Different activities each day and open house on June 24th

 

To The Pond

Date: June 21

Time: 10:00am-10:30 am

Ages: Elementary

Where: Carroll Valley Library

Details: Local author, Anna Heckert, uses ukulele & puppets to present her book, To The Pond

Exploring Percussion & Sounds

Date: June 21st

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Ages: Elementary

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Learn the basics of rhythm and counting using variety f sounds. Intro to fundamentals of percussion by Robert McCarthy, National Champion Drum Corps.

 

Summit Search & Rescue

Date: June 21st

Time: 5:30pm

Where: Amelia Givens Library, Mt. Holly Springs

Details: Demonstration of bloodhounds in action

Registration: Registration required online

 

The Big Balloon Show

Date: June 22nd

Time: 9:30am & 11:30 am (2 sessions)

Where: Amelia Givens Library, Mt. Holly Springs

Details: Variety show of balloon artistry, storytelling & magic

Registration: Registration online required

STREAM Buddies: Survival Island

Date: June 22nd

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Ages: Elementary (will be paired with a teen as a team)

Where: Trone Memorial, East Berlin

Details: Test ability to survive on a deserted island

Registration: Registration required online

 

Homeschool Day: Creatures of Codorus

Date: June 23rd

Time: 10:00 am & 1:00 pm (2 sessions)

Ages: 5yr-12yrs

Where: Codorus State Park

Registration: Register online at DCNR Events page

Information: Renee Weidner (717) 637-3454

 

Does Your Water Taste Buggy?

Date: June 23rd

Time: 5:30pm

Ages: Elementary

Where: Amelia Givenss Library, Mt Holly Springs

Details: Hands-on program by Ryan Bridge about aquatic bugs

Registration: Registration required online

 

Music Play Patrol

Date: June 29th

Time: 1:30pm

Ages: Elementary

Where: Amelia Givens Library, Mt Holly Springs

Details: Explore oceans through music, stories and interactive actions

Registration: Registration online

 

STEAM Buddies: Lighthouse Challenge

Date: June 29th

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Ages: Elementary (will be paired with a teen as a team)

Where: Trone Memorial, East Berlin

Details: Build your own lighthouse and learn to send a message in Morse Code

Registration: Registration online

 

Ancient Underwater Reptile Show

Date: June 30th

Time: 11:00am – Noon

Ages: K – 8th grade

Where: New Oxford Library

Details: Mike and Roberta Straka highlight underwater creatures living at the time of the dinosaurs

Registration: Registration online required


 

TEENS

Tabletop Gaming: Let’s Roll …Some Dice

Dates: June 6th

Ages: Tweens & Teens

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Participate in old and new board games

 

The Reel Deal

Date: June 9th

Time: 6:30pm -7:00pm

Ages: Teens

Where: Trone Memorial Library

 

Gaming Club

Date: June 7th, June 14th, June 21st and June 28th

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Ages: 7th grade-12th grade

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Learn competitive gaming techniques & new games

Registration Required: Zach Blanchard   zachb@adamslibrary.org    

 

Table Tennis League

Dates: Weekly starting June 8th

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Summer long ping-pong league. Prizes awarded end of summer

Registration online preferred but drop-ins welcomed

 

Summer Chess League

Dates: Weekly starting June 9th

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Summer long chess league. Prizes awarded end of summer

Registration online preferred but drop-ins welcomed

Make Whale Cellphone Holder

Date: June 9th

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Ages: Teens

Where: Gettysburg Library

Information: Robyn Woods   robynw@adamslibrary.org


STEAM Experimentation Day

Date: June 16th

Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Ages: Teens (7th-12th grades)

Where: Harbaugh Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Work on STEAM projects including programing tiny robots & playing computer games using video games

Registration: Registration required online. Contact Zach Blanchard at zachb@adamslibrary.org for more information


Ocean Adventures Film Festival

Dates: Every Friday starting June 17th

Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Ages: Tweens & Teens

Where: Littlestown Library

Details: Weekly ocean adventure films & snacks

 

Local Wildlife: Native Bees

Date: June 24th

Time: 2:00pm

Ages: 11yrs-18yrs

Where: Trone Memorial, East Berlin

Details: Pamela Haze teaches about native bees and the ecosystem

Registration: Register online. Info at maddieh@adamslibrary.org

 

Rory Gilmore’s Book List

Date: June 27th

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Ages: 12yrs-18yrs

Where: New Oxford Library

Details: Discussion on Pride & Prejuice by Jane Austin. Copies available at library

Registration: Register online. Information at (717) 624-2182


 

FAMILIES

 

Kirk Cameron Presents: The Homeschool Awakening

Dates: June 13th & June 14th

Details: Limited release film on the current rise in homeschool families. 

Where: Local theaters in Hanover, Camp Hill & Harrisburg

Information: www.fathomevents.com/events/KirkCameron-Presents-The-Homeschool-Awakening

 

Fun with Chess

Dates: Mondays

Time: 6:00pm-7:45pm

Ages: All ages and skill levels

Details: Drop-in chess games for all skill levels

Where: Littlestown Library


 

Battle of Hanover

Date: June 15th

Time: 7:30pm

Where: East Berlin Historical Society, Red Men’s Hall, 332 W. King Street, East Berlin

Details: Program by licensed battlefield guide on the Battle of Hanover

 

Strawberry Hill Animal Ambassadors

Date: June 23rd

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Ages: All ages

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Strawberry Hill naturalist program with animals including native turtles, amphibians, skunk and a barred owl

Registration/Infor: Barbara Buckley   barbarab@adamslibrary.org

 

(Same program will be offered at the Gettysburg Library on June 26th from 2:00pm-3:00pm.

 

Book Bingo

Date: June 27th

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Ages:All Ages

Where: Trone Memorial, East Berlin

Registration: Register online. Information at sallyc@adamslibrary.org


 

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) provides many free programs and events for the entire family during the summer. These events include bird walks, wildflower walks, orienteering programs, and forestry/natural resource programs. Many parks also offer local and Pa history programs. More information can be found at the DCNR Calendar of Events at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov

SUMMER CAMPS

 

Ag Explorers Day Camp

Dates: June 20th-June 24th

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm

Ages: (elementary/middle school)

Where: Adams Co Ag Center, 670 Old Gettysburg Road, Gettysburg

Details: Learning about agriculture around the world by Penn State Master Gardeners & 4-H

Cost: $160 per child

Registration: http://4h.zsuite.org    (June 3rd deadline)


 

Curators Club Day Camp at Oakes Museum (Messiah College)

  • Explore It!

Dates: June 27th -July 1st

Time: 9:00am-noon

Cost: $125 per student

Ages: 3rd grade-5th grade

Details: Explore a different science topic each day

 

  • Animals!

Dates: July 18th-July 22nd

Time: 9:00am-noon

Cost: $125 per student

Ages: 3rd grade-5th grade

Details: Learn about different animal groups

Contact:  curatorsclub@messiah.edu

 

CC2 (Curators Club 2)  Ecology Camp

Dates: July 5th-July 9th

Time: 9:00am-noon

Costs: $125 per student

Ages: 6th grade – 8th grade

Details: Study life forms and their habitats

 

Oakes Museum Summer Camps for Teens

Ages: 9th grade-12th grade

Times: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Session Dates:

  • Herpetology – June 13th-June 14th - $150

  • Aquatic Biology – June 16th-June 17th - $150

  • Forest Ecology – June 20th-June 21st - $150

  • Vertebrate Anatomy – June 23rd-June 24th - $175

Details: Hands-on field and lab work. Lunch provided. Scholarships available

Contact: www.messiah.edu

 

Penn State Mont Alto Teen Summer Camps

  • Medical Camp

Dates: June 20th-June 24th

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 9th and 10th grade

Details: In-depth hands-on activities and field trips exploring medical careers

Costs: $395   Registration Deadline of March 31st

  • STEM Camp

Dates: July 11th – July 15th

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 9th grade – 11th grade

Details: In-depth hands-on engineering activities and field trips

Cost: $245

Registration: June 10th deadline

  • Teen Entrepreneur Camp

Dates: July 25th – July 29th

Time: 9:00 am-4:00pm

Ages: 9th grade-11th grade

Details: In-depth hands-on projects focused on design thinking, problem solving and product development

Cost: $265

Registration: June 10th deadline

Register: Mt Alto Office of Continuing Education    (717)749-4117

 

Camp Strawberry Hill

Ages: 5yrs-12yrs

Where: Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, 1537 Mt. Hope Rd, Fairfield

  • Wildlife Week

Dates: June 13th-June 17th

Costs: $185

  • STEM & Streams 

Dates: July 11th – July 15th

Costs: $185

  • Outdoor Adventure

Dates: August 8th- August 12th

Costs: $185

Registration: www.strawberryhill.org

Contact: Amanda   (717) 642-5840

 

Totem Pole Summer Camps

  • Acting Camp

Dates: June 21st- July 1st

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Ages: 13yrs-18yrs

  • Creative Dramatics Camp

Dates: July 11th-July 15th

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Ages: 7yrs-10yrs

  • Musical Theatre

Dates: July 20th- August 5th

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Ages: 10yrs-18yrs

 

Contact: Totem Pole Playhouse  (717)352-2164, ext. 2  (Scholarships Available). Located at Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayetteville

 

East Berlin Community Center Camps 

  • Princess Camp

Ages: 4yr-6yrs

Dates: June 6th-June 10th

Costs: $70

  • Lego Camp

Ages: 5yrs-14yrs

Dates: June 13th-June 17th

Cost: $55

  • Basketball Camp

Ages: 9yrs-14yrs

Date: June 13th-June 17th

Cost: $55

 

  • Cooking Camp

Ages: 9yrs-14yrs

Dates: June 20th-June 24th

  • Basketball Camp

Ages: 5yr-8yrs

Dates: June 20th-June 24th

Cost: $55

  • Cooking Camp

Ages: 5yrs-8yrs

Dates: June 27th-July 1st

  • Soccer Camp

Ages: 9yrs-14yrs

Dates: June 27th-July 1st

Cost: $55

Registration: East Berlin Community Center  www.ebacc.org   (717)259-8848

Adams County Junior Firefighter Cadet Camp

Dates: July 24th-July 30th

Ages: 14yr-18yrs

Where: Adams Co. Emergency Services Training Center, Gettysburg

Details: Instructional camp conducted like career fire academy. Classroom lectures and hand-on activities related to emergency services trade. 

Fee: $300

Registration: www.adamscounty.us/munic/ACVESA/pages/trainingcenter.aspx

Deadline: July 1st


Shakespeare Drama Camps

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dates: June 20th-June 23rd

Time: 9:00am-Noon

Ages: 3rd-6th grade

Where: House on the Hill (Carlisle Area)

Details: Introduction to aspects of theater & final performance of edited play. Registration ends a week before camp

Cost: $150

 

  • Scenes from Shakespeare

Dates: June 27th -July 1

Time: 9:00am – Noon

Ages: 7th-12th grade

Where: House on the Hill (Carlisle Area)

Details: Actors work together to create & show of scenes from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Registration ends a week before camp

Cost: $200

OTHER EVENTS/ ACTIVITIES

 

Girls on Target

Dates: Monthly starting April 5th

Details: Girls sporting clay shooting team for all ages and skill levels. No experience needed. Startup team.

Where: Central Penn Sporting Clays, Wellsville

Contact: katelynn008@gmail.com        (717) 210-8695