Below you will find complete details including camp locations, times, and answers to common questions we receive from parents.

We are entering our 35th season of offering these camps for ages 5 thru 12. We are constantly striving to improve the way they are conducted by using valuable feedback from parents, participants, & coaches.

The primary goal of this program is to teach basic sports skills while promoting youth fitness in a fun, non-intimidating manner. Each camp begins with dynamic warm-ups, followed by sports drill stations. Flag football players progress to playing scrimmage games during the normal camp times. Cheerleaders learn jumps, chants & cheers throughout the program. Due to the huge variance in skill levels of the participants, we try to start out by teaching the beginning stage fundamentals and then progress quickly throughout the camp to more advanced skills. One of the things that we place a high importance on is keeping it fun and having the kids moving as much as possible during each Saturday session. 

On the final 2 days of camp there are games played. There will be a home game and an away game. The home game will be held at normal camp times and the away game will be held during the opponent's normal camp times. Cheerleaders normally still practice at the day 5 game and then perform the routines they learned along the sideline during the day 6 game. All participants will be eligible to sign up for a competitive tournament held after the camp season is over. The tourney is a separate program from the camp.

As with all youth sports programs, this program is coached by volunteer parent coaches who attend our training/meeting days and many of whom have prior coaching experience. We always have many great parent coaches helping out. If you have any desire to learn more about coaching youth sports, this is a great place to start as we provide complete instruction on the skills we teach in the camp. We also offer periodic coaching workshops through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association.

As part of this program we offer a youth physical fitness awards program where each participant will be eligible to earn a fitness certificate upon completion of all the requirements necessary. Forms will be handed out on day 1 of camp. 






See Below For Common Questions & Answers



CAMP LOCATION & TIMES



HANOVER  NO SUMMER CAMP

Location: Cheetah Park on Panther Drive in McSherrystown. From Hanover square:  Take route 116 to McSherrystown. At traffic light turn left to stay on 116. Go several blocks. Turn left onto Fourth Street. Follow to end. Turn right onto Panther Drive. Go 1/4 mile. Park will be on the right.   From Elm Street (Roller Way Skate Rink): Follow to traffic light in McSherrystown. Go straight for several blocks. Turn left onto Fourth Street. Follow to end. Turn right onto Panther Drive. Go 1/4 mile. Park will be on the right. The address is 50 Panther Drive, Hanover, PA.





YORK   PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES (there will be no cheer team for York)

Location: Held at Rocky Ridge Park, 3699 Deininger Road. Ballfield and parking lot will be on the left just after entering the park. (Field is hard to see as it is blocked by the tree line.

Football Camp Times: All Ages 5 to 12 - 12:30pm to 1:40pm






HARRISBURG  PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES

Location: Held at Adams Ricci Park, 100 E. Penn Drive, Enola (please note the coaches hold practice beside the football field at the park on field J)

Camp Times: All ages 5 to 12 - 12:30pm to 1:40pm





MECHANICSBURG / CAMP HILL PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES

Location: Held at Adams Ricci Park, 100 E. Penn Drive, Enola (please note the coaches hold practice beside the football field at the park on field J)

Camp Times:  All ages 5 to 12 -  12:30pm to 1:40pm






LANCASTER    PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES (there will be no cheer team)

Location: Held at Central County Park Field #5, located at 826 Eshelman Mill Road in Lancaster. 

Football Camp Times:  All ages 5 to 12 -  10:20am to 11:30am


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NEW HOLLAND NO SUMMER CAMP

Location: Held at field behind Grace Brethren Church, 415 S. Kinzer Avenue in New Holland









Common Questions & Answers                   

Q: What does the camp registration fee cover?
A: Though we do sponsor these camps as a service to the community, the registration fee is charged to help cover the many expenses involved with this program including field rentals, liability insurance, equipment, participant shirts & awards, administrative fees, etc. 

Q: What days is the camp held on and how long does it run for?
A: The camp is held on Saturdays only. 

Q: What happens if the weather is bad?
A: During inclement weather, camp will be postponed and moved forward 1 week. Any cancellations will be posted on this website & at 717-340-4800. 

Q: What should my child wear to the camp?
AAll participants should wear comfortable clothing such as sweat pants or shorts along with the camp t-shirt he/she will receive on the 2nd or 3rd day of camp.

Q: Does my child have to wear football cleats?
A: Cleats are recommended but not required. Metal cleats are not allowed.

Q: What should my child bring to the camp?
A: A water bottle is highly recommended. A mouth piece is recommended for all flag football players.

Q: Do I have to stay at the field or may I drop my child off?
A: Dropping off your child is fine as long as you return by the camp end time for pickup.

Q: Can my child miss any of the camp days?
A: We ask that everyone try their best to attend all Saturdays but realize this is sometimes not possible due to other obligations. If your child misses a day, please see your child's coach the following week to get any handouts that may have been given.

Q: Where will the games be on the last 2 days of camp?
A: One of the games will be a home game and the other game will be an away game. Please note that the game times may be different than normal camp times. 

Q: My child has never played an organized sport before. Will this camp be okay?
A: This program is great for those just starting out as well as a skill refinement for those who have played many different sports. We usually keep the participants in separate age groups but if your child is more advanced, he/she may move up with an older group.








Each Football Player & Cheerleader Receives:
* Personalized Camp Shirt
* Camp Certificate
* Camp Award
* Sports Skills Instruction
* Learning Good Sportsmanship
* Opportunity to Earn Fitness Award
FLAG FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING CAMPS

Summer Season Starts June 1st