Palmyra Area Recreation & Parks Commission

 

PARPC Response to COVID-19-  SUMMER CAMP 2020 CANCELLED

It is with a heavy heart and a great deal of sadness that after consulting with the NRPA, PRPS, ACA, CDC, WHO web-sites and after discussing this matter with Superintendent Kepler as well as our insurance carrier, we have no choice but to cancel our Summer Day Camp, this year.  As a result, we do not believe we will be able to create an enjoyable environment for your child and cannot guarantee their health, wellbeing or safety. With this in mind, we cannot allow our Summer Day Camp to take place, this year.

Since we are cancelling the PARPC Summer Day Camp, all monies paid to date including the family registration fee and transportation fees will be reimbursed to you within the next few weeks but no later than June 15th.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing your children at next summer’s day camp.

Sincerely,

PARPC STAFF

 

**Campers download a registration & parent handbook here.**

Summer Camp Registration Form K 1 2 3 4 Grades

Summer Camp Registration Form 5 6 7 8 Grades

 

Summer Camp Parent Handbook 2020

 

You will need to download the registration form and then send in your payment for  Family Registration $65.00  &  Transportation $45.00  per child 

Please make sure you read the PARENT Handbook filled with important camp information! 

Copies are also available at our PARPC office information rack.

 

Feel free to use the tan drop box outside of the Palmyra Municipal Building for any registration forms and fees, available 24/7.

 

CAMP COUNSELOR SUMMER JOBS AVAILABLE- Counselors ages 18 and older are needed.  Applications are available under “About us” on our website.


If there is one experience that’s sure to build memories, It’s PARPC’s 2020 Summer Camp!

By connecting to the interests of our campers, by providing an environment that’s nurturing, supportive and inclusive, and by making fun [and safety] the goal of every activity, PARPC offers children in completed grades K thru 8th a special place that makes it all happen and then some.

Campers participate in a whole host of age appropriate happenings such as sports, games, crafts and learning activities that boost self-esteem, inspire self-expression, facilitate friendships and build a sense of community.

Summer Camp is an integral part of the Palmyra Area Recreation and Parks Commission. In fact, it’s one of the many jewels in our programming, a status that speaks to the staff we choose for their ability to be nurturing, positive role models for our campers. And our caring doesn’t stop with the kids. We engage parents, keeping them up to date on camp fun thru our on-site message board, weekly newsletters and photos.

PARPC Summer Camp provides children with fun memories and friendships that last a lifetime. It’s the reason so many of our campers come back year after year.  Join us!

Dates: Monday through Friday, June 8th  thru August 14, 2020.  Total of 10 weeks and the last week of August 10-14th is optional.  (Nine week commitment of June 8 through August 7th.)

Location: Lingle Elementary

Hours: 6:30 am to 6:00 pm: You or your designated person must sign in child in and out daily. Photo ID may need to be shown until staff becomes familiar with parents / children. Please explain this procedure to designated pick-up people.

  • 6:30 am to 6 pm: It is highly recommended that your child be dropped off by 9:00 am as this begins the structured, organized portion of the camp day.
  • If you drop off after 9 am you will be required to take your camper to the appropriate age group location.  Call the camp phone at 343-4049 regarding drop-off time change so you know where your child needs to be dropped off.
  • If you are picking up before 3:00 pm, you will need to go to the location of the group by calling the camp phone 343-4049 to discuss a pick up time change and pick up location with the proper age group.
  • Absence: If your child is scheduled to be at camp and will not be attending due to illness or other reasons, please call the camp phone, 343-4049, (not PARPC office) to inform camp staff.

For complete information about the PARPC Summer Day Camps, please download the Parent Handbook or contact the office at 717-838-9244 if you have further questions.  Registration forms are above.

 

 

 

 

Join PHS Tennis Coach and USPTA certified professional instructor Matt Opilo

 

DUE TO COVID-19 SPRING TENNIS IS CANCELLED.  Refunds will be posted within the end of April.  Please consider joining us for Summer Tennis Clinics- dates TBA

Monday April 20th, Friday April 24th, Monday April 27th, Friday May 1st, Monday May 4th,

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AFTER APRIL  16  

 

Boys and girls age 5-10 years old in the Palmyra, PA and surrounding community are welcomed to join Join PHS Girls Tennis Coach and USTPA certified professional instructor Matt Opilo for five one hour sessions.  Raquets and balls provided, but you may bring your own.

 

Ages 5-7  time is 6-7pm
Ages 8-10 time is 7:10 to 8:10pm

 

Where: PINE STREET Elementary School Gym (gym doors to the left side of the school when facing from Pine Street to the front of the Pine Street Elementary school,  and there is a small parking lot available).

Who can participate: U-10 (ages 5 – 10) boys and girls

Requirements:
– We provide racquets, balls & courts sized to fit the U-10 (ages 5 – 10)

Fee: $65 per person, $60 siblings,  ($75 non PASD)

***Registration is closed after Thursday, April 16th***

Payment to PARPC at 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra, PA 17078-  or put in the tan drop box in front of the Palmyra Municipal Building at the same address anytime, with the form below OR sign up online a active.com with the link below (small processing fee with active.com).

 

2020 Tennis CLINIC Spring Registration Form

Join Head Palmyra Volleyball Coach Clark Sheaffer for a fun summer volleyball camp for children who completed 5th, 6th,7th, or 8th grades.

Instruction includes Serving, Passing, Setting, Hitting, & Digging

 AGE: COMPLETED GRADES 5TH,6TH,7TH, OR 8TH    

FEE:  $60    ($70 nonPASD)

 

Monday thru Thursday, August 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th   

11:00 – 1:00 P.M.

@ Palmyra Middle School Gym- drop off campers at the front entrance.  (No spectators, please)- camp is pending PASD approval

 

 Please register by Monday, July 20th to guarantee a shirt in time for camp

 

Registration closed after July 30th –   No late registrations accepted.

COVID 19 UPDATE:

  • All camps will follow in line with COVID-19 safety measures of green phase such as temperature checks, hand sanitizer before and after participation, and sportsmanship will be in a touchless manner.
  • If Covid-19 restrictions are heightened in yellow or red phase, and the program is cancelled we will refund your registration fee.
  • We will not make a call to cancel camp and send refunds until 1-2 weeks before the program starts to ensure up to date information, as  Covid-19 statewide social policies are released.
  • We encourage the use of active.com for all fall sports and the summer sports camps with a link from our website .  You can also mail your downloaded registration form to 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra PA 17078 or use the drop box in front of the Municipal Building.

 

You can register with the form below sent with payment to 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra or put in the tan drop box in front of the building anytime.  You may also click the link below and register online.   (Small processing fee by active.com if you register online).

 

2020 Coed YOUTH Volleyball Camp Registration Form Ages 11-14

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR PARTICIPANTS:

The health and safety of our athletes, staff, and volunteers remain our highest priority!  Below, you will find a summary of actions for Volleyball Camp we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while also allowing our athletes to play.

We are planning to request:

  • Please check your child for a fever immediately before every skill session– they cannot play youth sports if It’s over 100.4 degrees.  The CDC considers any temperature over 100.4 a fever.
    • Parents please use the google document “Health Screening Document”  (this will be emailed to you the week of August 3rd ) and email or text/ screen shot (whichever coach your prefers) COACH immediately before any event to confirm your child does not have shortness of breath, a cough, chills, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, any recent vomit or diarrhea, etc.  The answer must be no to every question to ensure the safety of all players. 
    • Practices & Games Drop offs–  Everyone wear a face mask to protect those around you, (players masks may be removed upon beginning of skill session).  Players should be dropped off at 10:45am for an 11am start and no spectators in the gym.  You may enter the rear parking lot at the Palmyra Middle School, and players should walk to the far entrance just past the concession stand to enter the back of the gym.  Pick up is at 1pm and parents are not to enter the school at pick up to ensure social distancing.
    • Everyone must sanitize their hands before and after every skill session.
    • Parents- be sure your coach has your best cell phone number in case they need to reach out to you during practice.  If it is a different number than what you put on the application, please email us at hhershey@palmyrarec.org ASAP.
    • Remind your player to promote healthy hygiene such as using hand sanitizer (above), to cover coughs with your elbow, and no spitting.
    • Please do not bring any equipment from home other than your own water bottle with your player’s name.
    • Please sign the PARPC Covid19 Waiver and email to hhershey@palmyrarec.org, mail to PARPC  325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra PA 17078, OR put in the tan drop box outside of the Palmyra Municipal Building at the same address anytime 24/7 BEFORE August 5th so we have it in time for camp!  Your athlete will not be able to participate without the waiver signed and returned to us!     
    • PARPC COVID 19 WAIVER 2020

 

Anyone who is sick or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 including players, family members, coaches, staff and spectators- should not attend camp.  Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath.  Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.  Please follow CDC guidelines to return back to sports from home isolation found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html

 

On August 7th we will be emailing participants an updated checklist with any changes (current checklist is attached for your review), COVID 19 CHECKLIST FOR PARENTS VB Camp    in addition to the google “Health Questionnaire” to be completed online before each camp session.  *This questionnaire will move the screening process along much faster.

 

 

We thank you for your patience and understanding in these uncertain times as we all work together to provide a safe atmosphere for our young players and our community.

All the best,

Heidi Hershey

Sports and Special Program Coordinator

Palmyra Area Recreation and Parks Commission

 

Fun Field hockey instructional lessons with Palmyra HS Assistant Coach Kayla Ricker

Camp runs August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th  (rain date scheduled for Wednesday, August 5th)

from 6-8 pm at In The Net outside turf field for girls starting 1st through 6th grade in fall 2020.

 

Learn the field hockey basics on an introductory level.  Camp t-shirt included if registered by July 10th

 

*Must have a stick, mouth guard, and shin guards.

 

Sticks available for purchase 28″,30″,32″,34″ for $25 until July 10th.  No sticks will be ordered after July 10th and all sticks will be delivered to camp on the first day (please arrive 10-15 minutes early to recieve stick).

Fee $65/ or $75 for NONPASD.

 

Paper registrations and online registration close after Monday, July 13th. 

 

No late registrations will be accepted!

 

COVID 19 UPDATE:

  • All camps will follow in line with COVID-19 safety measures of green phase such as temperature checks, hand sanitizer before and after participation, and sportsmanship will be in a touchless manner.
  • If Covid-19 restrictions are heightened in yellow or red phase, and the program is cancelled we will refund all registration money.
  • We encourage the use of active.com for all fall sports and the summer field hockey camp with a link from our website .  You can also mail your downloaded registration form to 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra PA 17078 or use the drop box in front of the Municipal Building.

 

The health and safety of our athletes, staff, and volunteers remain our highest priority!  Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while also allowing our athletes to play.  We are:

 

  • Intensifying cleaning and disinfection by cleaning goals and disinfecting equipment between use as feasible.
  • Reducing physical closeness or contact between players when possible such as allowing players to focus on building individual skills (like dribbling and stick juggling), keeping children in small groups, , putting signs and using cones to designate staying 6 feet apart as much as possible, discouraging unnecessary physical contact, such as high fives, handshakes, fist bumps, and hugs and replacing these with a modified cheer.
  • Promoting healthy hygiene practices such as hand sanitizer before and after practices and games, encouraging children to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or to use the inside of their elbow, and reminding them to not spit.
  • Players are required to wear a cloth face covering before practice starts while checking in at camp and after practice is over, but no facemask during camp.   As a reminder, cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
  • Limiting the sharing of equipment.  This year, players are encouraged to bring their own field hockey ball if possible.  If they do not have access to a field hockey ball, PARPC will provide field hockey balls to the coaches.
  • No spectators at camp, campers must be dropped off at the permanent main ITN Field (not the new dome).  However if you must stay practice, you need a cloth mask,  6 foot social distancing from each other and 6 feet from the field sideline, and stay on the bench/stands side of the field closest to the ITN lobby and bring your own chair.  *Note- we will possibly be moved outside at ITN… we will update you on any definite changes!
  • Players should put their water bottles and personal belongings on the far side of the field (stone lot side).
  • ATTENTION PARENTS:Please sign the PARPC Covid19 Waiver AND The In The Net Covid19 Waiver (attached together in the document below)-  and email to hhershey@palmyrarec.org, mail to PARPC  325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra PA 17078, OR put in the tan drop box outside of the Palmyra Municipal Building at the same address anytime 24/7 BEFORE July 29th so we have it in time for camp!  Your athlete will not be able to participate without both of these waivers!  

PARPC and In The Net Covid19 Waivers

 

Anyone who is sick or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 including players, family members, coaches, staff and spectators- should not attend camp.  Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath.  Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.  Please follow CDC guidelines to return back to sports from home isolation found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html

 

Closer to camp we will be emailing participants an updated checklist with any changes (current checklist is attached for your review), in addition to the google “Health Questionnaire” to be completed online before each camp session.  *This document will move the screening process along much faster.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the fields again very soon!

Thank you and stay healthy,

 

Heidi Hershey

PARPC Sports and Special Program Coordinator