Recreation Programs
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 Discount Tickets 

Lower Gwynedd Township offers discounted tickets throughout the year for area attractions. During the months of May through September tickets for amusement parks are available. For those parks with extended operating systems such as Hersheypark, Philadelphia Zoo, Adventure Aquarium and Baltimore Aquarium these tickets we have longer in the season. Switching season we receive discounted ski tickets and have them available from December through February. Tickets are sold Monday through Friday, 8 am- 4 pm. For a complete listing of what is available, please check the Parks & Recreation page on the Township website.

 

2014 Easter Egg Hunt

Date:  Saturday April 12

Location:  Ingersoll Claytor House (located behind the Township Building)

Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Participants must bring their owns baskets.

This is a rain or shine event

Please call the Parks & Recreation Dept for further information 215-646-5302.

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Touch A Truck &  Library Book Trail

Wissahickon Valley Public Library and the Parks & Recreation Department have teamed up again to bring you two great programs wrapped into one.  All of the Touch a Truck vehicles featured are the Township Public Works Department and other large trucks.    Prior to getting to the trucks enjoy a nice stroll while you read pages out of this years  Pennsylvania 2014 Pa One Book, Stripes of all Types by Susan Stockdale. 

Date:  Saturday April 12

Time:  10- 11 a.m.

Location:  Ingersoll / Claytor House (located behind the Township Building. Parking available on the Old Bethlehem Pike.

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Spring Bus Trips

Come join both Upper and Lower Gwynedd Township Parks & Recreation Departments for a great day to New York City to see a Broadway Show.

Date:  Saturday June 14

DepartureTime:  8:00 a.m.

DepartureLocation:  Upper Gwynedd Township Parkside Place

Show Time:  2:00 p.m.

Departure New York City:  Immediately following the conclusion of the last show. 

Aladdin

Cost:  $139 per person

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The beloved story of Aladdin is brought to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. With just one rub of a magic lamp, Aladdin's journey sweeps you into an exotic world full of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. It's an unforgettable experience that includes all the cherished songs from the Academy Award-¬≠winning score and more written especially for Broadway.

 

Bullets over Broadway

Cost:  $169 per person

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Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring young playwright who is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced. Featuring music of the 1920s, the musical includes a new book by Woody Allen.

 

Yankees vs Red Sox

Date: Friday, June 27

Departure Upper Gwynedd:  2 p.m.

Departure Yankee Stadium following the game approximate arrival home 1 a.m.

Seating Location:  Section 226- 3rd base line

Game Time:  7:05 p.m.

Cost:  $135 per ticket

 

 Hershey Track And Field

 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Gwynedd Mercy High School Track

1345 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley

 

Sponsored By:

 PRPS District III

The purpose of the Hershey's Track & Field Program is to encourage physical

fitness among youth and emphasize participation and sportsmanship. 

Boys and Girls ages 9-14 (age as of December 31, 2014). 

EVENTS

 50 meter dash

100 meter dash

200 meter dash

800 meter run

1600 meter run

4 x 100 meter relay

Standing long jump (field event)

Softball throw (field event)

 

Each child can participate in either 2 track and 1 field or 2 field and 1 track event.  The winners of each event have the opportunity to advance to the District meet which will be held in Easton. 

 

 Participants must pre-register by Wednesday May 28, 2014 through

Lower Gwynedd Township Parks & Recreation Department 215-646-5302, registration forms can be found at lowergwynedd.org

No On-Site Registrations

 

 

Lower Gwynedd Summer Camp

Proposed Dates:  Monday June 23 - Friday August 1

Location:  Wissahickon Middle School

Times:  Monday though Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Post Camp:  Monday through Friday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. additional cost for the post camp

Forms for this program can be found on the Township Website.

2014 Camp Dates: June 23 - August 1

Daily Swimming at the Wissahickon Middle Schoool

6 Week Program Rates:

$560 first resident child

$500 for each additional resident child

$650 first non-resident child

$620 for each additional non-resident child

 Weekly Rates:

$200 first resident child

$175 for each additional resident child

$250 first non-resident child

$225 for each additional non-resident child

All Registrations must be post marked or dropped off by Wednesday May 23, 2014 any registrations received after a $50 Late Fee will be charged.

 

Summer Camp Counselors

Applications for Summer Camp Counselors are being accepted.  All applicants must go through the interview process and complete all necessary background checks.  Applicants must be 15 years of age and over

 

Counselors In Training

The CIT program is designed to train youths ages 13-14 to assist the staff with the activities and programs conducted at the summer camp.  There is a $100 fee to participate in this program - covering program administration and supervision.  Successful participation in this program may be a "stepping stone" for future employment with the Parks & Recreation Department.  Participants must complete an employment application, go through the interview process and complete all necessary background checks.  The fee will be collected if the applicant is chosen to participant. 

 

 

Trail Dusters

Join us as we explore a new trail each week.  Meeting location with trail details will be provided upon registering for the program. 

Dates:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 8 - May 22

Time:  6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Varies each week, participants will receive a list of walking locations upon registering for the program.

Cost:  $5 per person

 

Trail Cleanup

Township residents, high school students, and service clubs are all encouraged to pre-register to volunteer in helping us clean up some of the trails.  The cleanup will focus on collecting trash and maintaining teh beauty of the Township's extensive treail system. For further information plese call the Parks & Recreation Department 215-646-5302.  If you are a member of a service group and would like to focus on a particular trail that is not listed on our list, please let us know.

Date:  Satruday April 12

Meeting Location:  Giant parking lot next to the trail

Time:  9 a.m.

 

Low Intensity Zumba Fitness Class

A slower, easier version of a traditional Zumba class, specifically designed for participants age 55 and older. A great way to have fun and get a good workout.

Date: Every Wednesday (beginning on September 18)

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $5 or Free for Silver Sneaker member (Check with your insurance provider for eligibility and bring your card to register)

 

Spring Soccer

Our instructional format is a great way to gear up for league play. Kids ages 3-4 will participate in an hour practice session focusing on fundamentals, rules, skill development run by an i9 sports Certified Instructor.

Date:  Tuesdays Mays 6 - June 10

Time:  1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location:  Oxford Park

Ages:   3 -4 yrs

Cost:  $55 per child

 

Cheerleading Camp

I9Sprots Cheer Camp will ensure that each camper will learn cheers, chants and stunts (non dangerous).  The cheerleaders will also learn important life skills such as teambuilding and leadership, and how much fun it is to be a cheerleader!!  The week concludes with a preformance demonstrating what they learned for their parents/ guardians.  Participants will receive a shirt and pompom.

Dates:  July 14 -18

Time:  9 a.m. - 12 Noon

Ages: 4-10 years 

Location:  Oxford Park

Cost:  $120 per participant

 

Flag Football 3-5 yrs

Kids will get to participate in an hour practice session focusing on fundamentals, rules, skill development run by an i9 sports Certified Instructor. Participants will be learning the skills, strategy, and fundamentals of the game through game play.

Date:  July 7- 11

Time:  9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Location:  Oxford Park

Ages:  3-5 years

Cost:  $55 per participant

 

Flag Football 6-8 yrs

Children in this division will focus on learning new skills, game strategies, and good sportsmanship, during our half day sessions. Participants will participate in a variety of games and activities, which are not only help them develop the fundamentals of the game, but will also encourage good sportsmanship, exercise and are a ton of fun!!!

Date:  July 7- 11

Time:  9 a.m. - 12

Location:  Oxford Park

Ages:  6-8 yrs

Cost:  $120 per participant

 

Sewing Basics 1

Learn to sew and have fun while creating an attractive shopping bag.  This class is for beginners who are interested in learning to sew and the experienced sewer who may need a refresher.  Class focuses on sewing machine operations without your need to invest in equipment or materials.  Sewing machines are provided for this class.  Participants are not required to purchase materials prior to the class, 

 

Dates:  Wednesday April 23 - May 7

Time:  6:30- 8:30 p.m.

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Age:  Adults

Cost:  $75 per person

 

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2nd Thursday Presents

The 2nd Thursday of the month Lower Gwynedd Township along with Wissahickon Valley Public Library presents to you a speaker series.  The topics range from gardening, the arts, travel, or informative talks on Township services or services and resources offered at the library.  This series is offered October - June on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Lower Gwynedd Township Building, in the upstairs meeting room beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 March 13

Lower Gwynedd Township Parks & Trails

Parks & Recreation Director, Sandi Feight will take you on a virtual tour of the parks and trails located within Township and answer any questions you may have regarding the trail system.    

 

 April 10

Seasonal Delights:  Fruiting Plants to Attract birds

Master Gardener from the Penn State Cooperative Extension Pamela Herceg, will be presenting on plants native to our area.  In addition she will offer highlights on encouraging blue birds to visit your landscape.

May 8

Plantings to Attract Birds

Please join us as Mr. Saffier from the Audubon Society joins us to discuss the appropriate plantings to have on your property to attract variety of birds native to our area.  "Gardening for Life in Southeastern Pa" published by the Audubon Society will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the program.

 June 12

Philadelphia Section of the PGA

Leila Mackie, PGA, is Coordinator of Player Development & Communications for the Philadelphia Section of the PGA.   Leila will discuss tournaments, community events, what it takes to become a Professional Golfer, enrolling a child in the Junior Tour, and how the section is working to grow the game. The Philadelphia Section of the PGA manages 860 PGA Members and Apprentices who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.

 

Special Program Addition

Tech Question and Answer

 Wednesday April 23

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tech Q and A

Staff and volunteers will be on location to help you with any questions you have regarding your electronic devises.  Devices you can bring:  tablet computer (iPad, droid), ereaders (Kindle, Nook), Smart Phones (iPhone, Droid), MP3 players (iPod).  Appointments are required for this program.  Please call the Blue Bell Library at 215-643-1320 to setup your 30 minute appointment. 

Disclaimer: The Library's intent is to help people learn the use of their devices.  The library does not assume responsibility for devices that are not working properly and can't fix devices.  

 

Story Time @ Oxford Park

Ms. Tegan from the Wissahickon Valley Public Library Blue Bell Branch will be at Oxford Park on Wedensday mornings for story time. She will bring a new book each week to read to children.  Come join us for a nice relaxing story time. 

Date: Wednesdays  June 25 - July 30

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:  Oxford Park Picnic Pavilion

Ages: 2-6 years

 

Summer Library Reading Club  

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Looking for something to do this summer? Wissahickon Valley Public Library wants to invite you to join our Summer Reading Club! Everyone, from kids to adults, teens and babies, is welcome to join our club. The Summer Reading Club is a way for you to track your reading and get prizes for your reading. After you've signed up for our club, be sure to check out all of our Summer Events for kids, teens, and adults at our libraries in Blue Bell and Ambler. We'll have lectures and performers, classes, and more! Look for information in the spring at WVPL.org.

 

Teen Theatre Camp

 Young adults spend the week working as a team to create a play full of action, drama, mystery or comedy.  They are guided through the process of the entire production; playwriting, creativity with costumes and finally the production, lead by Philadelphia area theatre professionals.  Actors will also learn the basics of stagecraft, how to speak loudly and clearly, how to work in teams, how to accept and respect others' ideas.  On the last day, they perform their productions for family and friends using props and costumes they designed.  Participants should bring a lunch, drink and snack, a refrigerator is on site, clothing should be comfortable, shoes should be enclosed ~ no skirts or flip flops.

 

Date: August 25- 29  (Monday -Friday) 

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Ages: 11-14 year olds

Location: Upper Dublin Township Building

Cost:  $ 165 per resident / $198 per non resident

 

 

Penllyn Woods Community Building

Penllyn Woods Community Buillding

Reservations are being taking for the 2014 calendar year.  If you have an upcoming birthday party, wedding shower, baby shower or family gathering how about considering the Penllyn Woods Community Building.  Contact Sandi Feight, Recreation Director for the room's availability 215-646-5302.

Knitting for Everyone

If you are an experienced knitter, or just a beginner and wish to learn how to knit. If you have a knitting question, or need help with a pattern.This is a very informal group who meets at the Penllyn Woods Community Building once a week.

Dates: Thursday Afternoons
Time: 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Location: Penllyn Woods Community Building