Spring & Summer 2016

abington township Parks & recreation Spring & Summer 2016 Activities Guide LOOK INSIDE FOR: *Pool Information* *Day Trips* *Youth Programs* *Summer...
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abington township Parks & recreation

Spring & Summer 2016

Activities Guide

LOOK INSIDE FOR: *Pool Information* *Day Trips* *Youth Programs* *Summer Programs * *Adult Programs* *Special Events* *Briar Bush Programs* * Park Information* AND MORE!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 215-576-5213 OR GO TO: www.abington.org/departments/parks-recreation

DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL WORTH AND FAMILY UNITY THROUGH RECREATION.

General information ABINGTON TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION STAFF

Table of Contents.............. General Information Page 2 Registration Information Page 3 Youth Programs Page 4-13 Abington PAL Page 14 Special Events Page 14 Day Trips Page 15 Adult Programs Page 16-18 ARCATs Seniors Program Page 18 Alverthorpe Park Information Page 20- 21 Briar Bush Nature Center Page 22-25 Pool Membership Information Page 28-30 Vacations by Travel Authority Page 26 Athletic Organizations Page 19 Facilities Page 27 Rental Information Page 21, 27 Registration Forms Page 30, 31

ABINGTON PARKS & RECREATION

http://abington.org/departments/parks-recreation DIRECTOR Douglas J. Wendell [email protected] SUPERINTENDENT OF RECREATION Andrew Oles [email protected] SUPERINTENDENT OF PARKS Nick Wolos RECREATION SUPERVISOR - ACEC Joan Sweeney [email protected] RECREATION SUPERVISOR - ALVERTHORPE PARK Jessica Tholey [email protected]

BRIAR BUSH NATURE CENTER http://www.briarbush.org

Discount Summer Amusement Park Tickets

The Bureau’s main office offers discount tickets for sale to many of the local amusement parks. Adventure Aquarium, Baltimore Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Dorney Park, Hershey Park, Morey’s Pier, PA Renaissance Fair, Philadelphia Zoo, Six Flags Great Adventure, Sesame Place and many more... A complete list of participating parks and savings is available at the main parks office, on our website or give us a call to check on the rates and availability. The Bureau accepts cash, Visa and Master Card for the tickets. *Sorry - no checks.*

Discount Movie Passes

REGAL ENTERTAINMENT VIP MOVIE PASSES $9.00 per ticket On sale at the Alverthorpe Manor and Ardsley Community Center! Tickets are valid at Regal Cinemas, United Artist Theaters, and Edwards Theaters. We accept cash, Visa, and Master. *Sorry - no checks.*

Photo Policy

On occasion we may take photos or video of individuals enrolled in programs or using parks facilities. Please be aware that these images are for department use and may be used in future promotional materials. If you do not want you/your child to be photographed please make the instructor/photographer aware, and also speak to your child about not posing for photos.

DIRECTOR OF BBNC Greta Brunschwyler

SR. NATURALIST, BBNC Mark Fallon DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS, BBNC Melissa Eldridge DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, BBNC Karen Serfass ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR, BBNC Ehren Gross, Katie McAfee

Abington Parks and Recreation Alverthorpe Manor Office 515 Meetinghouse Road Jenkintown, PA 19046 Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Facebook

Abington Township has a facebook account that you can like to learn more information on programs and events in Abington. Go to the link below, “like” the page and get updates . www.facebook.com/AbingtonTownship

It is the goal of the Bureau of Parks & Recreation to provide essential park and recreation facilities and organized programs to enhance the quality of life for the people who live in Abington Township. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.ABINGTON.ORG/DEPARTMENTS/PARKS-RECREATION

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reGiStration information Registration Policy

Mail In Registrations

Please complete the registration form on PAGE 31. You will be considered registered for a program only after the proper forms and fees are received by the Bureau , before the stated deadline. Registrations without accompanying fees will not be accepted. Please note that there are some programs which require REGISTRATION IN PERSON. If you mail in a registration for an “in person” program, the registration will be entered at the end of the work day.

General Recreation programs: Abington Parks & Recreation 515 Meetinghouse Road Jenkintown, PA 19046 (215) 576-5213 Ardsley Community Center programs: Ardsley Community Center 2828 Spear Avenue Ardsley, PA 19038 (215) 576-1630

RECEIPTS needed for taxes or child care credit must be requested at the time of payment. Receipts will not be provided after the initial transaction.

Briar Bush Nature Center programs: Please register online at: www.briarbush.org BBNC Address 1212 Edgehill Road Abington, PA 19001 (215) 887-6603

Register Early

Low enrollment is the number one cause of cancelled programs and trips. Registration is taken on a first-comefirst-served basis. We reserve the right to cancel any trip, program, or activity due to insufficient registration. If a class/trip does not have sufficient registration one week prior to the beginning of the program it will be cancelled. Don’t wait until the last minute to register!

Cancellation of a Program

Weather or other conditions may force us to cancel or postpone a program. The Bureau will make every effort to make the decision as early as possible. Once a decision has been made the information will be available through www.RainedOut.com. As a general rule, if Abington School District has closed the schools, Abington Parks and Recreation programs will also be cancelled. www.RainedOut.com delivers timely alerts directly to your mobile phone as SMS text messages or to your email account. You will not receive any spam or unsolicited content - all messages will be sent from Abington Parks & Recreation. (a small ad is displayed at the bottom of each message)

Payment for Program/Trip

Payment is due at the time of registration. You may pay by Visa, Master Card, Discover, debit card, cash or check. Checks should be made payable to: “ABINGTON TOWNSHIP”. All returned checks will be assessed a fee of $25.00. If it is a Briar Bush Nature Center program (pages 22-25), please visit their website: www.briarbush.org. You will not receive a confirmation. For most programs you will only be notified if there is a problem with your registration. Separate checks are encouraged. Why Separate Checks? List all participants in the family on one form but send a separate check for each program. With a single check, one or more programs may be full and the entire registration is held until we receive proper payment. Classes may fill before we can resolve the problem. Separate checks are for your benefit.

To receive up to date cancellation information on all Abington Parks & Recreation Programs text AbingtonParks to 84483. To receive email alerts, please visit the Rained Out website to register. There is no fee for joining or receiving alerts. Standard text messaging rates do apply.

Refund Policy

There are no make-ups, pro-rating, or refunds for missed classes/trips. A 20% service fee will be charged for all refund requests, including pools. Requests must be made at least five (5) business days before a program / thirty (30) days before a trip is scheduled to begin / two (2) weeks before the opening date of the pools. There will be no service fee if the refund amount is applied to a future program or the program is cancelled by the Township. Refunds will not be issued once the program begins.

Non-Resident Policy

A Non-Resident is anyone not residing within the boundaries of Abington Township. Non-Residents may be charged a higher fee when registering for a program. Non-Residents may be assigned a delayed starting registration day. If this policy is being applied it will be noted in the description of the program.

The Abington School Board of Directors assumes no responsibilities for the opinions, information, and possible typographical errors and omissions, etc., that may be reflected in this publication.

for more information: [email protected]

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YoUtH ProGramS Kinderland Camp

This program is open to 4 and 5 year old children. Activities such as music, arts & crafts, and special guests will be held at Alverthorpe Park. The first session will begin at both sites on Monday, June 27th and run for three weeks until Friday, July 15th. The second session will begin on Monday, July 18th and end on Friday, August 5th. Abington Township residents may begin registration in person at the Bureau of Parks and Recreation’s main office in Alverthorpe Manor on Tuesday, May 3rd at 9:00 AM. Nonresidents may begin registration on May 10th. Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Alverthorpe Park 4 and 5 year olds Session I - June 27 - July 15, 2016 Session II - July 18- August 5, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon $135 R / $185 NR (per Session)

This program is open to Abington Township children ages 6-12. The program will be offered at two locations (Penbryn and Crestmont Parks). Activities will include sports, arts & crafts, games, special events, and field trips. There is no program at each site on days when a field trip is scheduled. Each site will operate from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Supervision will NOT be available for early drop-offs or late pick-ups. Abington Township Residents may begin registration in person at the Bureau of Parks & Recreation’s main office in Alverthorpe Manor starting on Tuesday, April 19th, at 5:00 P.M. Non-Residents may begin registration on May 3rd. Only one family registration per person.

Visit Abington Art Center and create art inspired by guided tours of the woods and the grounds of our outdoor Sculpture Park. Our Camps are designed for kids who love to make art! This is a great opportunity to spend the time you need fine-tuning your skills and learning new ideas and artistic techniques. Our skilled instructors will teach painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, bookmaking and more. Limit 10 kids per session.

Time: Cost:

Ardsley Community Center 11 to 15 years old Saturday July 9, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM $57 R / $65 NR

Summer Playground Program

Art and Nature Camp

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Babysitting Workshop

This certification course provides teens with the confidence and skills to care for youngsters. Prospective employers will be happy to hire babysitters who have acquired this official recognition. Upon completion of the course, you will receive an ARC Certification Card, an informational CD-ROM, as well as child care concepts. You must attend the entire course, pass the evaluations, and show the maturity to properly care for children. Please bring a lunch, snack, pen & notebook.

Abington Art Center Pavilion 7 to 12 years old Session I: August 1-5, 2016 Session II: August 8-12, 2016 Session III: August 15-19, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Per session $100 R/ $110 NR

Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Penbryn or Crestmont Park 6 to 12 years old June 27 - August 5, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM $350 R / $450 NR

Beginners Archery

Would your child like to learn an exciting new skill? Beginners Archery is a great way to develop self confidence and learn to enjoy friendly competition. Bows and arrows will be provided. Location: Alverthorpe Park Ages: 12 to 15 year olds Date: TBA Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Please check our website for dates and cost

ViSit oUr WeBSite at HttP://WWW.aBinGton.orG/DePartmentS/ParKS-reCreation

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YOUTH PROGRAMS “Kids Kreations” Art with a Twist with Susie & Miss D

Miss D’s

Children In Motion Drama Camp

“Children in Motion” is an arts program for the young, ages 6-12. If you dream of acting on stage and creating sets, seeing your name in a playbill and your head shot in lights, then Miss “D” and CIM is just the program for you! You can bring a friend or meet new ones. This educationally fun filled program will keep your child up on reading, social, memory, and public speaking skills this summer! The director, Denise Germont-Risser, AKA Miss “D”, has been a nationally acclaimed children’s recording artist, vocal performer of many genres and musicals, music teacher, drama and musical director, director of youth worship, and private guitar and voice coach for the last 20+ years. The final “SHOW” will be performed by your shining stars on the gymnasium stage on the last day of the program. Families, friends, and the general public are welcome to attend.

Parents don’t let your children miss this innovative art program. Kids will have the opportunity to explore and develop their creative skills while using multi-media art techniques that will be turned into personal masterpieces, as well as whimsical edible food formations. The week ends with an Art Show! Kids must bring a lunch, water bottle and art t-shirt or smock.

Requirements: Simple costumes & possible props, a packed lunch, snacks, water bottle, bathing wear and towel.

SNOW WHITE & KACHUS

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Cute little birds, Kachus, are on a quest for their favorite food...cupcakes! They make friends with Snow White and help save her from the evil Queen who wants to stop her from making these treats which give her a tummy ache. Prince Douglas, saves the day! Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Ardsley Community Center 6-12 years June 27- July 1, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM $175 R / $185 NR per session

AFTER HOURS

All is quiet on the storefront as the owner of a small clothes shop locks up for the night. Little does she know that when the lights go out, activity in her store really picks up! Mannequins come alive in conversation when bungling burglars break in!! The mannequins play tricks on the burglars while the security guard nearly catch them all in their act! Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Time: Cost:

Ardsley Community Center 7 to 12 years old Session I: July 18-22, 2016 Session II: August 1 - 5, 2016 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM $160 R / $170 NR

This camp is for the serious vocalist. Do you aspire to become a ROCK STAR? A POP STAR? A MUSICAL lead? Miss “D” is a private local coach for many young singers. This camp affords you the opportunity to share your talents and shine on stage while singing on a microphone in front of an audience of family and friends. Students will design a cool stage setting and learn basic vocal technique and movement. The performance will take place on the last day.

Ardsley Community Center 8-12 years August 8 -12, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM $175 R / $185 NR per session

Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Ardsley Community Center 7 to 12 years old July 11-15, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM $125 R / $135 NR

for more information: [email protected]

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YoUtH ProGramS Aikido At Ardsley

Aikido teaches self-defense using techniques of evasion, immobilization, and redirection to avoid an attack and then control the attacker. Students will learn to use the opponent’s force by neutralizing the aggressor’s actions. Self-defense, coordination, physical fitness, and confidence are all reasons to study Aikido. Children’s classes are open to all skill levels. Location: Dates: 2016 Session III: 2016 Session IV: 2016 Session V: Times:

Ardsley Community Center April 25- June 17, 2016 July 4- August 26, 2016 August 29 - October 14, 2016 Please note day/time on registration form

Children’s Classes (ages 7 to 12 years):

Wednesday 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Sess. III, V) Tuesday 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Sess. III, IV, V) Thursday 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Sess. III, IV, V) Adult Classes (12 years+): Tuesday 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Sess. III, IV, V) Thursday 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Sess. III, IV, V) Cost: $50 R / $60 NR (per Session)

Shining Knights Chess Camp

Spend a week playing and learning about chess from the Shining Knights chess coaches! Our coaches are highlyrated professional chess instructors. We have taught tens of thousands of children, including the 2008 national champions for first and second grade and the 2009 national kindergarten champion. Campers are broken up into groups by skill level, so we accept anyone from total beginners up through experienced and highly-rated tournament players. Each camper receives a T-shirt and a tournament-style chess set. Activities include learning openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, playing games against fellow students, and analyzing the students’ games. Campers will take periodic breaks for snacks and fresh air, and full-day campers have lunch and recess from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Location: Ages: Date: Times:

Cost:

Half Day $185 R / $195 NR

Black Belt Club

Already taking Aikido? Want to train more seriously? Attend all the classes you want! If your goal is a black belt, this extra training will accelerate your Aikido skills!

Please note Session Dates and AM or PM if signing up for 1/2 days

Frisbee Flying Fun Camp

Location: Ardsley Community Center Ages: All Ages Dates: See AIKIDO Cost: $80 R / $90 NR

little Ninjas

The Little Ninjas curriculum consists of developing eight major skills that are necessary for participation in any sport or activity. They are focus, team work, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and coordination. In the Little Ninjas class learning is fun. Uniforms may be purchased from the instructor. For children ages 4 to 6. Location: Ages: Dates: TIMES: Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Cost:

Ardsley Community Center 4 to 14 years old August 15-19, 2016 Full Day - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Morning Only - 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON Afternoon Only - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Full Day $310 R / $320 NR

Ardsley Community Center 4 to 6 years old See AIKIDO

Frisbee Flying Fun Camp introduces boys and girls to an array of skills and games related to Frisbee. Campers will learn a variety of ways to throw the Frisbee and also improve their catching skills. The sports of ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee golf, flutter guts, and other Frisbee games will provide the opportunity for campers to enjoy themselves as they learn these new games and activities. Instruction is provided by the Philadelphia Ultimate Camp, the area’s premier camp for Frisbee instruction (www.UltimateCamp.com). The student to teacher ratio is 5:1. Frisbee Flying Fun Campers will receive an official 175 gram Frisbee. Location: Ages: Dates: Time: Cost:

Please note day/time on registration form

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Sess. III, IV, V) 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Sess. III,V) 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Sess. III, IV, V) $50 R / $60 NR (per Session)

Alverthorpe Park 7 to 14 years old July 11 - 15, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon $99 R / $109 NR

ViSit oUr WeBSite at HttP://WWW.aBinGton.orG/DePartmentS/ParKS-reCreation

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YoUtH ProGramS Skateboarding Camp

Learn to skate from the experts at Philadelphia Skateboard Academy this year at the Patrick Kerr Skate Park! They specialize in all forms of skateboarding such as Freestyle, Street, Park and Bowl riding! Understand the physics that is happening during a trick, how safety gear works, skate park etiquette and proper warm up techniques. Meet a lot of new friends, learn some cool new tricks and most of all have a lot of fun this summer with the areas premier skateboard school, Philadelphia Skateboard Academy!

Cheerleading Camp

This camp teaches young athletes all the essential skills to guide the crowd to root on the home team. I9Sports Cheer Camp will ensure that each camper will learn cheers, chants, dances 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 performance demonstrating what they learned for their parents/guardians. Each participant will receive an official I9 Cheerleading Participant Shirt & Pom-Poms to keep. Each child will receive an I9 Participation Trophy following the week end performances and celebration! Each child should wear appropriate footwear. That includes sneakers or running shoes.

Space is limited so book your spot for the summer now! Location: Patrick Kerr Skate Park (in Roslyn Park) Ages: 7 to 12 years old Session I: Dates: June 27- July 1, 2016 Session II: July 11-15, 2016 Session III: July 25-29, 2016 Session IV: August 8-12, 2016 Session V: August 22-26, 2016 Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Cost: $85 R / $95 NR

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Alverthorpe Park 4 to 10 June 27- July 1, 2016 9:00 AM- 12:00 NOON $125 R/ $135 NR

USA 123 Tennis Program

This is a program for boys and girls ages 10 to 16 whose main interest is tennis. The program is offered Monday through Friday for one hour each day. The program begins June 27th and ends August 5th. Instruction will be held at Abington Junior High School.

James Fox Basketball Check on our website for future James Fox Basketball Program information.

Location: Ages: Date: Time:

Cost:

Abington Junior High School 10 to 16 years old June 27 - August 5, 2016 Beginner/Intermediate 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Intermediate/Advanced 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM $55 R / $83 NR

for more information: [email protected]

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YoUtH ProGramS PonyShare

Half-Day Horse Camp

Does your child want more time in the saddle? Then PonyShare’s Half-Day Horse Camp is it! Children will spend between 60-90 minutes per day in the saddle and participate in various activities including games, sports, and hands-on horse related activities on a rotational basis. We will be able to concentrate on establishing basic riding skills on larger ponies.

Petite Equestrian Program

The PEP participants will learn safety on and around the ponies, grooming techniques, basic riding skills, and other primary horsemanship skills. While this is not a Horseback Riding lesson, per se, the program includes an exciting riding component where each child will ride during each lesson and learn how to properly mount, dismount, hold the reins and control the pony at the walk and a few steps of trot. Lessons aim to help develop confidence and motor-coordination skills while providing a supportive, fun, nonthreatening environment. This is a participatory program for parents who so desire, and one may be asked occasionally to lend a hand. This program is the perfect preparation for private or semi-private lessons or any eager young aspiring Equestrian! (Parents/guardians must stay on location during the program.)

Pony Grooming & Riding Program

SuperStar Jump Rope Camp

Want your child to stay active and have fun this summer? SuperStar Jump Rope Camp offers children a unique opportunity to get fit, have fun and learn skills that will last a lifetime. SuperStar Jump Rope Camp is designed to teach single rope and long rope jump rope skills to children entering grades two through six. Mark Marinello, Director, teaches Physical Education at Copper Beech Elementary School and is excited to jump with your child! Enrollment is limited so secure your spot now to ensure your child is jumping rope this summer! For more information contact us at [email protected], visit our website at superstarjumpropecamp.wordpress.com and like us on facebook. Ardsley Community Center Grades entering 2nd - 6th Session I: July 11 - 15, 2016 Session II: July 18 - 22, 2016 Session III: July 25 - 29, 2016 Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON Register on/before 6/3/16: $135 R / $145 NR Register on/after 6/4/16: $150 R / $160 NR Location: Ages: Date:

This unique program provides an exciting and inexpensive hands on introduction to the wonderful world of equines in a fun-filled and non-threatening atmosphere. After reviewing safety rules, material previously covered and learning new subject matter each small group works closely under the tutelage of a qualified and motivated counselor to learn horsemanship subject matters such as: Safety on and around horses, Basic Anatomy, Grooming, Equine Senses & Body Language, Riding Styles, and more! Groups are paired by size with a pony or cob and will get to ride or drive their charge during each session. This program enhances team work and self-esteem while helping develop a genuine appreciation and respect for the animals. Course materials are provided. Location: Alverthorpe Park Picnic Pavilion (Entrance on Fox Chase Road) Ages: 3 to 14 years old Half-Day Horse Camp (ages 9 to 14)

Date:

July 18 - 21, 2016

Time: Cost:

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM $315 R / $325 NR

Need more information? Visit their website:

Petite Equestrian Program (ages 3* to 6) A parent or legal guardian must be present

Date: Time: Cost:

July 11 - 14, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM $210 R / $220 NR per Session

www.ponyshare.com *In case of inclement weather Pony Share will make up time that Friday. If Friday is rained out, Pony Share will provide partial credit to participants.

Pony Grooming and Riding Program (ages 7 to 13)

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Participants should bring with them a bike (or riding) helmet and wear sturdy shoes or boots.

July 11 - 14, 2016 10:45 AM to 12:45 NOON $235 R / $245 NR per Session

ViSit oUr WeBSite at HttP://WWW.aBinGton.orG/DePartmentS/ParKS-reCreation

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YOUTH PROGRAMS The US Sports Institute Sports Squirts Program introduces children ages 3 to 5 to a variety of sports such as Soccer, T-Ball, Basketball, Lacrosse and Hockey, all taking place in a safe structured environment ensuring learning is taking place. Activities are designed to evoke a child’s imagination in which they can Find Nemo, send Shrek into a spin or capture jellyfish with Sponge Bob Square Pants. All activities promote hand-eye coordination, movement and balance, and most importantly fun, fun, fun!

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MULTI SPORTS

Ages: 3-5 yrs 3-5 yrs Dates: April 9 - May 14, 2016 April 9 - May 14, 2016 Day: Saturdays Saturdays Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Price: $115 R / $125 NR $115 R / $125 NR Location: All classes take place at Alverthorpe Park

SOCCER

3-5 yrs April 9 - May 14, 2016 Saturdays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM $115 R / $125 NR

British Soccer Camp

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps Must register at www.challengersports.com! We are pleased to welcome back Challenger Sports’ army of fully qualified British Soccer Coaches to Abington Township during the summer of 2016! Challenger Sports host the most popular soccer camps in the USA coaching more than 120,000 young soccer players every summer. Challenger Sports’ experienced soccer coaches have studied the game in great detail and have identified the key techniques, skills and tactics that all players need to work on in order to fulfil their true potential. Each day your child will learn about the cultural aspects of British Soccer, they will work on individual foot skills, technical and tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and the Challenger Sports World Cup tournament. Complete with registration every child will receive a soccer ball, t-shirt, poster and evaluation. Register online at www.challengersports.com!

SPRING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Saturdays, April 9th - May 14th, 2016 Session 1: 4 PM - 5 PM for ages 6-9 Session 2: 5 PM - 6PM for ages 10-14 Cost: $70 R / $80 NR Location: Marsden Field (Artman/Susquehanna Rds) There are three Session dates to choose from this summer:

Session I July 18th – 22nd 2016

First Kicks Age 3 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM $100 R/ $120 NR

Session II August 8th – 12th 2016

Session III August 22nd – 26th 2016

Mini Soccer Ages 4 to 5 10:30 AM-12 NOON $115 R/ $130 NR

Half Day Full Day Ages 6 to 14 Ages 8 to 14 9:00 AM-12:00 NOON or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 1:00 PM-4:00 PM $205 R /$230 NR $160 R/$180 NR (Must bring sac lunch) The Camp Center for Parenting Information *Goalkeeper / Goal Scorer Ages 8 toEver 14 wish there was somewhere you could turn with your parenting questions? The Center for Parenting Education offers programs 9:00 AM-12:00 PMparents do the best job they can in raising their children. to help Programs *$60 R/*$70 NR - *Saturday include Only Educational Workshops, Parent Discussion Groups, Personal Parenting Coaching, and even programs on-line!

*The Golden Goal Striker and Goal Keeper Clinic offers players the opportunity come back on morning to work onortheir For moretoinformation, callSaturday the Center at 215-657-5720 checkGoal out Keeping and/ or Striker skills and techniques to prepare them for the season ahead. Players that wish to register for this session MUST the website: register for the half day or full day camp first. This is not available as a standalone session. www.CenterForParentingEducation.org

**All registrations must go through** www.challengersports.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION: [email protected]

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YOUTH PROGRAMS MAD SCIENCE

GEO VENTURES

Super Slimy Smokey Science

Join us for a fun-filled week of science experiments and cool projects. Topics include Slimy Science & Smokey Ice, Lasers & Optics, Science of the Sea and Shocking Science! Children will experience many ooey, gooey slime and Mad Science putty. They will also take part in an fireworks demonstration while learning about light and color. Come get SLIMED with your friends! Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Alverthorpe Park Bike house 6 to 12 year olds July 11-15, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON $168 R/ $178 NR

Jedi Academy

The force is strong within you, but more training you require before a true Padawan you can become. Campers learn the way of the Jedi through games and team challenges. Discover the secrets of far away galaxies: how to navigate the wilds of Naboo; how to detect and elude galactic forces; and make and properly handle your own lightsaber. Join us-the Rebel Alliance needs you! Each day will include hands-on activities, discussions and a team activity. Bring a water bottle and healthy snack; wear comfortable shoes and dress for activity and the weather. Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Brixology 101

Brixology Camp sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! Children learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct a different engineering-themed project using many all EXCLUSIVE MAD SCIENCE BUILDS by LEGO® bricks! They will learn about aerospace engineering while assembling a space station. They will explore mechanical engineering as they build boats and vehicles. That’s not allfrom carnival rides to drawing machines, mechanical animals to truss buildings, your future engineer will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges, while developing their problem-solving and team building skills. Let the tinkering and building begin!!!! Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Zombie Survival Camp

Are you prepared for the zombie invasion? Become a member of the Zombie Outbreak Response Agency. As a ZORA agent you will learn proper protocol for building zombie-proof shelters, locating supply caches using GPS, signaling skills to communicate with other agents, tracking the undead’s movements and camouflaging to hide among zombie legions. Join the resistance for this post-apocalyptic camp. Each day will included hands-on activities, discussion and a team activity. Bring a water bottle and healthy snack; wear comfortable shoes and dress for activity and the weather.

Alverthorpe Park Bikehouse 6 to 12 year olds July 18-22, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON $170 R / $180 NR

Infinity & Beyond

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Students explore the mysteries of the solar system and the science behind air & space travel. Children discover not only how astronauts get into space, but also how they live and work once they get there. In this advance space program, we will investigate unique flying machines, including balloon-copters, boomerangs and mini hovercraft as take home projects for the children. Most importantly, they’ll learn firsthand about the aerodynamic properties of flying machines by building their own Estes® model rockets! This Mad Science Camp is OUT of this world! Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Alverthorpe Park Bikehouse 6 to 12 years old August 8 - 12, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON $168 R / $178 NR

Alverthorpe Park Bikehouse 8 to 12 years old June 27- July 1, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON $120 R / $130 NR

Alverthorpe Park Bikehouse 10 to 14 years old July 25-29, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON $120 R / $130 NR

Nature Superheroes Camp

Become a superhero of epic proportions! Design your own superhero character, complete with an origin story, secret identity, and super powers. Explore superhero qualities through themed crafts, puzzles, and outdoor games. Supercharge your powers through obstacle courses and learn from the heroes from comic books, action movies, and everyday heroes within our community. Bring a water bottle and a healthy snack; wear comfortable shoes and dress for activity and the weather. Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Alverthorpe Park Bikehouse 5 to 8 years old August 1-5, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON $120 R / $130 NR

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Spring Fun Tennis

A great 6 week outdoor Tennis Clinic for all level players, including beginners! Instruction for kids ages 6-16 in both basics and drills designed to learn to play tennis or improve their game, while having lots of fun! Organized games and match play, singles and doubles play! Taught by the tennis professionals from L3 Tennis. Includes organized games & match play (singles & doubles!), a T-shirt, and USTA membership. Location: Ages: Dates: Times: Cost:

Alverthorpe Park Tennis Courts 6 to 16 years old Saturdays, April 9 - May 14, 2016 Class 1: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Class 2: 10:30 AM to 12:00 NOON $100 R / $115 NR

Computer Explorers Create Your Own Video Game

Children ages 8-10 will have fun and success working with 1-2 teammates as they creatively design, build and edit their very own video games from scratch. What action will take place? What are the objectives and outcomes? Design the action and the characters. The children will feel a sense of power as the characters do what they want them to do. Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Ardsley Community Center 8 - 11 years old June 27 - July 1, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM $142 R / $152 NR

let’s Do Robotics 1 Mile Fun Walk

Storybook Musical Theatre, a professional theatre for young audiences, is hosting a 1-mile Fun Walk for children. Come experience a fairytale adventure!! Children (accompanied by an adult) will walk through Alverthorpe Park, with a special passport, to meet some of their favorite fairy tale characters along the way. The characters they meet will stamp their passport and each child completing a passport will receive a free admission to a performance of Storybook’s production of Beauty and the Beast in June. Everyone will receive giveaway items and refreshments. Don’t forget the stroller for the little adventurers. Learn more about Storybook Musical Theatre at: www.storybookmusical.org Location: Alverthorpe Park Pre-school Pavilion Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016 RainDate: Sunday, June 26, 2016 Check-in for registered participants begins at 10:30 AM Walk will begin at 11:00 AM Cost: Children 2 and under are free 1 adult with 1 child (3 & older): $22.00 R/ $27.00 NR Additional adult or child (3 & older) $13.00R/$18.00 NR

The children will build robots and use software to teach their robots to respond to their instructions. The children will use sensors and motors that allow them to program their robots for motion, sound, etc. Will the alligator snap its mouth shut? Their duck quack and move? Their soccer goalie stop a shot? Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Ardsley Community Center 6-8 years old July 11 - 15, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM $142 R / $152 NR

3D Design and Printing

You will become part of perhaps the most exciting new technology, 3D Printing. You will design 3D products and then use 3D printing to actually make your product that you can take home! Will it be a Minecraft character? A jewelry charm? A miniature dinosaur head? A barrette? A mini car? Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Ardsley Community Center 9-12 years old August 1 - 5, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM $142 R / $152 NR

for more information: [email protected]

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YoUtH ProGramS Foundation lacrosse

Have great fun learning this exhilarating game. The USSI Lacrosse clinic is open to players of all ability and no previous Lacrosse experience is necessary, players can experience stick handling, passing, scooping, dodging, shooting and many more fundamental techniques and skills. Players will be grouped by age, playing ability and experience level. Location: Alverthorpe Park Ages: 6 to 14 years old Date: July 11-15, 2016 Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Cost: $165 R / $175 NR

Foundation Golf

Using a revolutionary new system, the USSI golf camp is the ideal way to introduce youngsters to the game of Golf. Children will learn all the basic golf techniques such as the swing, grip and ball striking using unique and fun training methods as well as doing team challenges and playing in our US Open Competition. Children will experience greater success using the larger balls and club heads which allows them to strike the ball more consistently and increase their confidence which will encourage them to continue to enjoy of the game of Golf! Location: Alverthorpe Park Ages: 4 to 5 years old* 5 to 7 years old 7 to 10 years old Date: July 11-15, 2016 Times: 3:30 - 4:15 (4-5 y.o.)* 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (5-7 y.o) 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (7-10 y.o) Cost: $95 R/ $105 NR (4-5 y.o.)* $120 R / $130 NR

Sports Squirts

The US Sports Institute Sports Squirts Program introduces children ages 3 to 5 to a variety of sports such as Soccer, T-Ball, Basketball, Lacrosse and Hockey, all taking place in a safe structured environment ensuring learning is taking place. Activities are designed to evoke a child’s imagination in which they can Find Nemo, send Shrek into a spin or capture jellyfish with Sponge Bob Square Pants. All activities promote hand-eye coordination, movement and balance, and most importantly fun, fun, fun! Location: Alverthorpe Park Ages: 3 to 5 years olds Dates: Session I - June 27- July 1, 2016 Session II - July 25- July 29, 2016 Session III - August 15 - August 19, 2016 Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Cost: $95 R / $105 NR per Session and Class Please note session and time on registration.

Multi Sports Camp

Experience over 15 different sports from around the world with the US Sports Institute. All activities will take place in an atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship, teamwork, and most of all fun! Campers will receive technical instruction in each sport then experience the sport in a realistic game situation as well as participating in the exciting USSI World Cup Competition. This is the only sports camp truly dedicated to children of all sporting abilities. Location: Alverthorpe Park Ages: 5 to 12 years Dates: Session I - June 27- July 1, 2016 Session II - July 25-29, 2016 Session III - August 15 - August 19, 2016 Times: Age 5-12 years - 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Age 5-12 years - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Age 5-12 years - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Cost: half Day MORNINGS $165 R / $175 NR half Day AFTERNOONS $115 R / $125 NR Full Day $195 R / $205 NR Please note Session and Time on registration form.

Foundation Basketball

US Sports Institute’s First Play Basketball is ideal for children who want to develop their skills in a relaxed and fun environment. The focus of USSI’s First Play Basketball is to improve technique and knowledge through a series of fun basketball challenges and drills. Location: Alverthorpe Park Ages: 6 to 14 years old Date: August 1-5, 2016 Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Cost: $165 R / $175 NR

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YOUTH PROGRAMS POTTERY WORKS

L3 Tennis Program

For the fifth year in a row, L3 Tennis instructors will be teaching Beginner and Intermediate Tennis for kids! It is a great foundation for kids to learn: -Hand-eye coordination, strokes, movement drills, and games will be learned while having fun! -Developmental Training: Basic skills (forehand, backhand, volley, serve and scoring) are reinforced while players are learning to compete. Students will learn to hit the ball with consistency, allowing them to really start enjoying the game. Learn the fundamentals of the sport, including forehand, backhand, serve & volley, as well as basic offensive & defensive strategy. Instruction will be provided for Beginner & Intermediate players, as well as middle & high school team players.

DESIGN SUMMER CAMP

This week long camp will focus on building and designing with you hands. Each day student’s will learn about various sculpting material like terra-cotta, and oil based clay. They will use handbuilding and glazing techniques to build a new project each day. The projects are shoe design, favorite character, and time to explore on their own. The second half of the day will be focused on modelling clay and how they can build charms, that can be put on carabiner clips and necklaces. Please bring a small snack and drink. This camp is for all abilities and all materials are included. We only use food safe and toxic free material. Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Ardsley Community Center 5 and up August 8-12, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON $170 R / $180 NR

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TEEN DESIGN CAMP

This teen camp will focus on product design. Each day students will learn about different material to help with their product design. The product’s will be lighting, clocks,and free time to explore on their own. We will be working with resin, porcelain, and modeling clay. All materials include one light, and clock mechanism. ALL ABILITIES WELCOME. Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Cost:

Please note Session on registration.

Ardsley Community Center 12 and up August 15 - 19, 2016 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM $170 R / $180 NR

Parent - Child Yoga

Come have some fun with us, 45 minute complimentary classes being offered as an introduction to yoga. Parent and Child classes promote early development and provide a strong foundation for your child’s mental and physical well-being. And since you’re along for the ride, you’ll be right there to enjoy with smiles, hugs and the occasional adult-sized giggles. If you have a mat please bring one, there will be a limited amount of extra mats that will be cleansed after each class. Registration preferred, drop-ins welcome.

Playful Chef

All children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to come play and learn with the Playful Chef. This will be a week filled with cooking a desert and an entree, as well as making a cooking related craft each day. All the food and supplies for the week included. Please see the website for more details about menu items. We can accommodate for most food allergies. www.theplayfulchef.com Location: Ages: Dates: Time: Cost:

Alverthorpe Park 5 to 14 years old 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Session I: - June 27-July 1, 2016 Session II: - July 11-15, 2016 Session III: - July 25-29, 2016 Session IV: - August 15-19, 2016 $95 R / $110 NR per Session per Participant

Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Ardsley Community Center 6 to 12 July 18-22, 2016 10:00 AM-11:30 AM $90 R/ $100 NR

Ardsley Community Center 4 - 9 years old with a Parent Mondays - April 4 - May 23, 2016 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM $80 parent/child - $20 add’l child (8 wks) $20 parent/child drop in (per class)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: [email protected]

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Pal/ SPeCial eVentS Alverthorpe Park Annual Egg Hunt

Abington Police Athletic league (PAl) Abington Police Department’s #1 Juvenile Crime and Violence Prevention Program!

St John of the Cross School Located at 2741 Woodland Road, Roslyn PA Questions & Information: 267-536-1100 x1509 or e-mail: [email protected] Check www.abingtonpal.org for weekly activities, programs, online donations, & special offerings! • • • •



Open Most Fridays & Saturdays 7:00 PM -11:00 PM For boys and girls ages 11 through High School Free activities and programs Featured this Spring/Summer Check out the PAL calendar for upcoming Cops vs. Kids sports tournaments, PAL bowling at Thunderbird Lanes, summer golf camp, game and craft nights, laster tag trip, and more! Transportation PAL van pick-up (begins at 7:00 PM) & drop-off at Crestmont Park parking lot across from Willow Grove Park Mall.

PAL Dental Day (PAL membership not required)

Saturday, March 12, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Limited spots available. Boys and girls Pre-K 6-18 are seen at local dental offices. FREE comprehensive Give Kids A Smile program includes screening, treatments and/or sealants. School dental forms may be submitted to be filled out. PAL Comedy Night at the Keswick Theatre Featuring Headliner Chuck Nice, along with comedians Eddie Clark & Dena Blizzard Friday, April 22, 7:30 PM $25 General Admission Benefits Abington PAL programs for Township boys and girls. Tickets: Keswick Box Office 215.572.7650 or www.keswicktheatre.com Abington PAL - 267.536.1100 ext 1509 Abington PAL receives no tax dollars but depends on contributions and fundraisers for support Abington PAL Is COPS and YOU helping Kids! Information: 267.536.1100 x1509, email [email protected], or

Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Alverthorpe Park Pre-School to 4th grade (3-10 yrs old) Saturday, March 19, 2016 (Rain or shine) 10:00 AM (sharp!) FREE

Alverthorpe Park Spring

Doing some spring cleaning? Then come out to Alverthorpe Park’s 1st Community Yard Sale! Bring your unwanted items to sell or just come and shop. A great spring event for the whole family! Location: Dates: Rain Date: Time: Cost:

Alverthorpe Park multi-purpose court Saturday, April 23, 2016 Sunday, April 25, 2016 8:00 AM-set-up, market opens 9:00 AM Space Rental: $15/space, free to shop

For more information or to reserve a space, Please call Alverthorpe Park at 215-884-6538.

Abington Community Website For up to date information for community programs, events, and activities.

www.abingtonact.org Redesigned Abington Community website with new Search feature and sign-up for E-Alerts! Site provided by Abington Community Taskforce.

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DaY triPS New York City Day Trip

Annapolis Day Trip

Enjoy a day of shopping or sight-seeing without the hassle of driving or parking. We will be traveling by bus to New York City where you will have the option of two drop off points: The Theatre District (W. 48th Street), or The Metropolitan Museum of Art (E. 82nd Street). There will be one pick up point, The Paramount Plaza (between 50th and 51st Streets on Broadway).

Let us drive you to and from Annapolis where all roads lead to the water and a nautical heritage that runs as deep as the Chesapeake Bay is wide. Founded as Anne Arundel Town in 1649, Annapolis became the capital of Maryland in 1695 and the nation’s first peacetime capital in 1783. Today, Annapolis boasts more 18th-century brick buildings than any other city in the country and the oldest State House in continuous legislative use in the nation. A Museum without Walls, Annapolis is a lively, upbeat, contemporary city where four centuries of architecture embraces 21st-century living. The homes of Maryland’s four signers of the Declaration of Independence still stand, and three of them are open to the public. If one-of-a-kind boutiques, galleries, and specialty shops are on your list, stroll through the Historic District where Maryland Avenue, State Circle, Main and West Streets have earned worldwide reputations as shopping hot spots.

We will leave from the main parking lot of Alverthorpe Park at 8:00 AM (sharp) and travel non-stop to New York. We will leave New York at 6:00 PM from the Paramount Plaza and return to the park around 8:30 PM. Date: Time: Cost: Depart & Return:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM $50 per person Alverthorpe Park main parking lot

A bustling port town in the 18th-century, Annapolis is home to the U.S. Naval Academy and its 4,000-strong Brigade of Midshipmen. Stop by at lunchtime during the academic year to see future officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in noon formation. Please visit [email protected] usna.edu to arrange a walking tour of the Academy.

Gettysburg - Guided Tour

Join us as we travel by motor coach to Gettysburg for a guided tour to Gettysburg National Military Park Battlefied along with combination admission to “A New Birth of Freedom” film and Gettysburg Cyclorama Painting Experience at Gettysburg Visitors Center and Museum. Included is a lunch buffet at historic Farnsworth House!

Date: Time: Cost: Depart & Return:

We will leave from the main parking lot of Alverthorpe Park at 7:30 AM (sharp) and travel non-stop to Gettysburg. We will return to the park around 7:30 PM.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM $50 per person Alverthorpe Park main parking lot

U.S. Tennis Open

Abington Township Parks and Recreation will be travelling to Corona Park in Flushing Meadow, New York to attend the U.S. Open Tennis Program later this summer. The exact date and price will be available sometime in June. Date: Time: Cost: Depart & Return:

Please look for the flyer or check our website: http://abington.org/departments/parks-recreation for more information.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM $115 per person Alverthorpe Park main parking lot

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aDUlt ProGramS

Pops Concert at the Ardsley Community Center

The Old York Road Symphony announces that it will present a Pops Concert at the Ardsley Community Education Center on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The theme of the concert is “Music from the Movies - Past and Present”, and will include popular melody that will delight “people of certain age” as well as “kids of all ages”. Seating will be tables set up cabaret style, with snacks and beverages provided. Led by Musical Director Yoon Jae Lee, the orchestra is based in Abington and, in its 83rd season, is one of the oldest all-volunteer community orchestras in the country. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, Please visit the Old York Road Symphony’s website at www.oyrs.org or call 215-641-6739. Location: Date: Time: Cost:

Ardsley Community Center Saturday - May 14, 2016 Begins at 8:00 PM All - Inclusive - Tickets purchased through OLD YORK ROAD SYMPHONY ONLY $25 - Adults $20 - Seniors (62+) $5 - Students 18 and under To purchase tickets, please visit the Old York Road Symphony website at www.oyrs.org or call 215-641-6739.

Free Gardening Information

Local residents offer on-line resources useful for both first-time and experienced gardeners:

www.EveryoneCanGarden.org

You can see demonstration gardens outside of Crestmont and Penbryn Pools.

Montgomery County Senior Games The 31st Annual Montgomery County Senior Games will be held the week of May 9th through the 13th. Events will be held at various locations in Montgomery County, culminating with an awards luncheon on Friday, May 13th. Montgomery County Senior Games combines sports and recreation with fellowship among everyone involved. Events include basketball (foul shooting and hot-shot), stationary bicycle races, billiards, bowling, darts, golf, par-3 golf, horseshoes, running, swimming, and more. Any Montgomery County resident 50 years or older is eligible to participate. For more information or a schedule and registration packet (available in March) please call the Upper Dublin Parks and Recreation Department at 215-643-1600 ext. 3443 during business hours or by e-mail at [email protected] or go to www.montcoseniorgames.com

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aDUlt ProGramS Functional Fitness Training In the Park

This program, guided by one of our premier personal trainers, is a Functional Cross-Training class that consists of strategically-scaled interval training techniques that will not only transform a beginner’s fitness level, it will test even the most seasoned athletes! This is an exciting exercise program for men and women who want to burn body fat, lose inches, tone up, lose weight, or just get in great shape. Just in time for the summer season!! In the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather, class participants will be permitted to use AFC Fitness in Jenkintown for their workout that day. Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Alverthorpe Park 17 and over Wednesdays May 18 - June 22, 2016 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM $105 R / $115 NR per Session

Adult Evening Tennis Instruction

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level tennis instruction will be offered to adult Abington Township residents. Classes will be held on the tennis courts at the Abington Junior High School every Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The program will be divided into instruction time and match time depending on your skill level. All levels are welcome. Certified tennis professional Bill Strain will lead the group with his extensive knowledge of the game and inviting personality. Location: Abington Junior High School Ages: 17 and over Date: Session I Tues. & Thurs. 4/26/16 - 5/26/16 Session II Tues. & Thurs., 5/31/16 - 6/30/16 Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Cost: $60 R / $75 NR per Session

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Yoga in the Park Women’s Self-Defense Night

In this six week series enjoy fresh air and a rejuvenating yoga class for the mind and body. We will move through different poses (asanas) with our breath, while strengthening and stretching simultaneously. You’ll leave feeling revitalized and focused, ready for your day!

Basic and effective self-defense techniques that are easy to learn and remember. Class will be taught by Sensei Donna Gellert, a second degree Black Belt in Aikido. Please wear comfortable clothing.

In the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather, class participants will be permitted to use AFC Fitness in Jenkintown for their workout that day. Location: Ages: Date: Time: Cost:

Location: Dates: Times: Cost:

Alverthorpe Park 17 and over Fridays May 20 - June 24, 2016 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM $105 R / $115 NR per Session

Ardsley Community Center August 9, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM $15 R / $17.50 NR

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ADULT PROGRAMS

Active Seniors A.R.C.A.T. ARCAT (Alverthorpe Retired Citizens of Abington Township) is a SENIOR group for those who live in Abington and surrounding areas and who are at least 55 years of age. ARCAT started over 40 years ago is run by a staff of volunteers under the sponsorship of the Abington Township Parks and Recreation. Members have the opportunity to enjoy trips and tours designed with seniors in mind. The 2016 schedule includes the annual picnic, Spring and Holiday luncheons, tour of Briar Bush and lunch, bus trip to show and lunch, river boat and trolley tour, a mystery tour, and meetings with refreshments and entertainment. Interested in ARCAT membership? Check out the website (www.abington. org/departments/parks-recreation) or call the Abington Township Parks and Recreation office at 215-576-5213 for more information. Annual dues of $5.00 are payable to Abington Township Department of Parks and Recreation. Members will be added to the mailing list for the ARCAT Newsletters that includes details of upcoming events. ARCAT Membership Application $5.00 per person

Mail to: Abington Township Parks & Recreation, 515 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown, PA, 19046 Name ________________________________________________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone _____________________________ Cell Phone ___________________________________ Email _______________________________________________________________________________

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ATHLETIC ORGANIZATIONS THE FOllOWING GROUPS AlONG WITH AREA COllEGES AND CHURCHES, PROVIDE ORGANIZED RECREATION IN ABINGTON TOWNSHIP.

Abington Angels c/o Ron Pelberg - President [email protected] www.eteamz.com/AbingtonAngelsSoftball/ Abington Fall Softball c/o Robert Razzi 723 Seminole Avenue Jenkintown, PA 19046 215-663-9440

Abington Raiders Football & Cheerleading P.O. Box 280 Abington, PA 19001 www.abingtonraiders.org Crestmont Community Basketball League For Adults 17 & older For Youth 8 - 16 years old PO Box 74 Glenside, PA 19038 215-432-3177

Abington - Roychester Baseball c/o Gene Filosa www.eteamz.com/arba/

Ardsley-North Hills Athletic A.A. c/o Jim McGrath www.anhaa.org Hunter Soccer Club c/o Ralph Bocchino - President 220 Houston Avenue Glenside, PA 19038 www.huntersoccer.com

East Abington Little League c/o Mike Tobin 642 Kirkwood Avenue Jenkintown, PA 19046 215-663-8191 www.eastabingtonll.org/

Glenside Youth Athletic Club President Chuck Dougherty [email protected] 215-206-6123 WWW.GYAC.ORG

Roslyn Boys’ & Girls’ Club P.O. Box 1043 Roslyn, PA 19001 215-572-1520 www.rbgclub.org AC United Soccer c/o Steve Heintz P.O. Box 1065 Abington, PA 19001 215-885-0011 www.acunited.net Plymouth/Springfield Women’s Softball League c/o Christina Carter 1934 Moreland Road Abington, PA 19001 267-312-6813 Dolphins Community Aquatics Association (DCAA) www.dcaaswimming.org [email protected]

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alVertHorPe ParK The NEW hours for Alverthorpe Park are as follows: Spring 2016: Mar. 7- May 1 8AM-8PM. Summer 2016: May 2- Sept 4 8AM-10PM . Fall 2016: Sept. 5- Oct. 9 8AM-8PM Reservations for the Shelter Building on the Fox Chase Road side of Alverthorpe Park will be accepted starting January 4th at 8:00 AM Reservations may be made in person or by phone at the Alverthorpe Park Control Building. This facility is available to groups of 200 or less. Adults interested in reserving this facility should contact Alverthorpe Park at 215-884-6538.

Picnic Shelter half-day Rental: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM or 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM $155 - 50% R $180 - 50% NR

Full Day Rental: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM $180 - 50% R $225 - 50% NR

4/1/16 - 5/1/16 & 9/5/16 - 10/9/16 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM $165.00

Pre-School Pavilion half-day Rental: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM $60 - 50% R $75 - 50% NR

Full Day Rental: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM $90 - 50% R $105 - 50% NR

4/1/16 - 5/1/16 & 9/5/16 - 10/9/16 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM $80.00

Mini Golf Pavilion half-day Rental: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM $80 - 50% R $95 - 50% NR

Full Day Rental: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM $95 - 50% R $110 - 50% NR

4/1/16 - 5/1/16 & 9/5/16 - 10/9/16 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM $85.00

Picnic Table Reservations

Tables can be reserved by calling the Control Building in Alverthorpe Park at 215-884-6538. No charge per table if 50% of party are Abington Residents. $6 charge per table if party is 50% non Abington residents.

Camp Sites

Camp sites can be reserved by calling the Control Building in Alverthorpe Park at 215-884-6538. No charge for bona fide scout organization. $15 per site per night for Abington Residents. A $20 deposit is required for camping keys. Deposit will be returned once keys have been returned to Control building upon check out of campsite(s).

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alVertHorPe ParK Tennis Courts

Bike Pike

The 1.7 mile bike pike travels around the park’s activity areas and through its natural areas providing a scenic and pleasant trip. The bike pike is open all year round weather permitting.

TIMES AND FEES: Each time period will be limited to 1.5 hours beginning at 8:15 - 9:45 A.M. The last time slot is from 8:15 - 9:45 P.M.

Fishing

Singles $4.50/crt

Resident fishing tags are $3.50. For more information please contact the Control Building in Alverthorpe Park, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at 215-884-6538.

Doubles $7.50/crt

Abington residents 62 years & up and Abington residents age 12 & under: Weekdays/Non-holidays 8:15 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Singles Doubles $2.00 $3.25 Reservation Fee: $1.00

Wading Pool

This facility, located in Alverthorpe Park’s Preschool area, is available to Abington Township residents 5 years of age and under at no charge. The wading pool area opens for daily use beginning Saturday, June 20th and closes Labor Day, September 5, 2016. The hours of operation are from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily.

Miniature Golf

The 18 hole miniature golf course is open to Abington Township Residents and their guests. The course is open weekends from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM beginning Memorial Day weekend. It opens daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM beginning Monday, June 15th and ending Labor Day. Mini-golf will be open 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays in September. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Par Three Golf

The Par-3 golf course remains open year round, weather permitting. Greens Fees* as of January 1, 2016 are as follows: Weekdays 9-holes $6.50 Resident / $7.50 Guest (8AM-5PM) 18-holes $8.50 Resident / $9.50 Guest

TIMES AND FEES: Weekdays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 8 years and under

$3.25 Resident / $4.25 Guest

9 and over

$3.50 Resident / $4.50 Guest

Weekends 9-holes $7.00 Resident / $8.00 Guest & Evenings 18-holes $9.00 Resident / $10.00 Guest

Weeknights 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Weekends & Holidays 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM 8 years and under

$3.75 Resident / $4.75 Guest

9 and over

$4.00 Resident / $5.00 Guest

Additional 9 Holes

$2.00

Golf Balls

$1.25

SENIOR GOLF PRICING (Weekdays - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM only) 9 Hole

$3.50

18 Hole

$4.00

Additional 9 Holes

$ .50

NOTE: Golfers MUST be 7 years of age or older to play. Golfers 7-13 years may play, but MUST be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Children under 7 years of age are not permitted on the course.

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Briar BUSH natUre Center 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington PA 19001 Register for programs online at www.briarbush.org

Briar Bush packs a lot into 12 acres. Come see our: * Forest, featuring a full mile of trails * Nature museum, with more than 20 live animals, changing exhibits & Nature Shop * Griscom Bird Observatory, a quiet place to watch the birds and other wildlife * Nature Playscape, natural elements that encourage open-ended creative play * Butterfly House, a place to experience the lifecycles of native butterflies (seasonal) * Programs for all ages led by our expert staff of naturalists * Birthday parties! Celebrate your child’s next birthday party with live animals, hikes and themed programming * Abington residents receive free admission and a 10% program discount. Friends of Briar Bush members receive free admission and a 20% discount on most programs. Admission fees for non-Abington residents: $3/adult; $2/child ages 2+

Programs for Children Magic Mornings

One of our most popular programs! Two to four year-olds spend quality time with their favorite adult enjoying outdoor walks, meeting our animals, playing games, hearing stories, and making crafts. Snack provided. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2-4 year-olds with adult. Same theme each week. Time: 10:30-11:30am $10/class; $5/additional child in same household March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 30, 31 April 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Preschool Pioneers

A month-long series for preschoolers (ages 4-5). Your child is invited to join us for an hour of allnatural fun, with time spent both indoors and out. Four consecutive Tuesdays from 1-2pm; 5-day series $50, 4-day series $40; 3-day series $30. Please register for entire month-long series

Dates: March: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (#112) April: 5, 12, 19, 26 (#113) May: 3, 10, 17, 24 (#114) ViSit Briar BUSH online: HttP://WWW.BriarBUSH.orG

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Briar BUSH natUre Center 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington PA 19001 Register for programs online at www.briarbush.org

School’s Out? Get Outside!

March 24, 25, 26 (spring break) and April 26 (election day) Week of June 20-24

Attention parents! Wonder what to do with your kids when school is closed but work is not? Bring them to Briar Bush for fun and learning, naturally. K-6th grade $65/child for 9am-3pm (Before and after-care available at 8:30 and until 5 pm for an additional fee.) Briar Bush has programming on most school holidays. Please call us for more information.

Week-long camps ~ June 1 - September 2, 2016 Give your child the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature through scientific discovery, hikes, crafts, games, live animal encounters, and free play time. Partial-day camps for children ages 2-5

Full-day camps for children 6-12

Itty Bitty Briars (10:3011:30am): 2-3 year olds w/adult

9:30am-4pm with before and after care available

Seedlings (half-day mornings): 4-5 year-olds on their own.

Volunteer camp aid positions for ages 13+

Studies have shown that time spent in nature increases calm, focus, and sense of well-being. Briar Bush summer camps give your child the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature through scientific discovery, hikes, crafts, animal encounters, games and free play time.

Register now at www.briarbush.org or call us for a brochure AND DON’T FORGET-MEMBERS GET DISCOUNTS AND PRIORITY REGISTRATION! for information PleaSe Call Briar BUSH at: 215-887-6603

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Briar BUSH natUre Center 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington PA 19001 Register for programs online at www.briarbush.org

Hot S’more Nights Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, & August 3 and 10 7-8:30pm $5 per person (new lower cost!) Experience the Briar Bush woods in a whole new light during familyfriendly evening hikes and programs. This popular summer series features different themes each week. End the evening around the campfire, complete with yummy s’mores. The final campfire on August 10 will take place in Alverthorpe Park. Briar Bush educators will entertain with music and skits. Not to be missed! Space is limited and fills up quickly - reserve your spot online today!

__________________________________________________________________________________________ Briar Bush is always looking for good volunteers! We need hike guides, grounds helpers, help with festivals and events, and animal care volunteers. Please email [email protected] for more information. We’re a fun group-come join us!

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EarthFest

Join The Friends of Briar Bush! Membership to the Friends of Briar Bush is available at many different levels. Members receive benefits such as: • Discounts on programs and summer camps (& priority registration for summer camp) • Special members-only programs • Discount in the Nature Shop • Free, unlimited admission to the museum • Complimentary museum admission passes • A subscription to our newsletter • Free admission to members-only events • The ability to rent Briar Bush for parties • Free or discounted admission to other nature centers around the country!

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1-4pm Briar Bush’s annual FREE celebration of Earth Day. Bring the whole family for hikes, crafts, animal shows and outdoor exploration. Overflow parking at Highland Elementary School across the street.

Sponsored by PECO

To join call 215-887-6603, or join online at WWW.BRIARBUSH.ORG ViSit Briar BUSH online: HttP://WWW.BriarBUSH.orG

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Briar BUSH natUre Center 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington PA 19001 Register for programs online at www.briarbush.org

Briar Bush is happy to announce that we will host renowned naturalist and writer Scott Weidensaul in the fall of 2016. Weidensaul will discuss his latest book, Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean. An owl banding trip will follow. Please stay tuned to our website, www.briarbush.org, for more information.

Briar Bush is not just for kids! We have plenty of programs for adults too.

Join the Conversation

Briar Bush enlists experts on various environmental topics for enlightening conversation. Various days of the week, from 7-8:30pm. Members free, non-members $3 Check our website for details!

Great Escapes Whether you like nature hikes, or museums or just getting away--Briar Bush has got a trip for you. Check our website for details!

SAGE (Seasoned Adults Growing Environmentally) Sessions

for Spring SAGE Sessions are specifically geared toward senior adults. They include an education session with a Briar Bush educator, snacks and time to socialize. Friday, March 18, 2016 Melissa Eldridge will discuss Watersheds Friday, April 15, 2016: Mark Fallon will discuss Native Plants Friday, May 20, 2016: Katie McAfee will discuss Wetland Microscopy Friday, June 10, 2016: Ehren Gross will discuss Butterflies SAGE Sessions are presented in partnership with the Visiting Nurses Association’s Aging at Home Program

for information PleaSe Call Briar BUSH at: 215-887-6603

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THE

TRAVEL AUTHORITY INC. 2016 TOUR CALENDAR

march

AUGUST

Florida Spring Baseball - 8 Day

3/13/16

APRIL

Yellowstone: A Wildlife Safari Experience - 7 Day - NEW! Best of Britain - 9 Day - NEW!

8/08/16 8/14/16

SEPTEMBER

A Nashville & Memphis Adventure - 7 Day Quilt Festival in Paducah, KY - 8 Day - NEW! Best of Britain - 9 Day - NEW! The Outer Banks - 5 Day

4/06/16 4/18/16 4/24/16 4/25/16

Best of Britain - 9 Day - NEW! Erie Tall Ships Festival - 4 Day - NEW! Colorado Train Adventure - 8 Day - NEW! Best of Britain - 9 Day - NEW! West Virginia’s Best Trains & Music Holiday - 5 Day South America - 12 Day - NEW! Colorado Train Adventure - 8 Day - NEW! Niagara Falls Canada - 4 Day The Outer Banks - 5 Day Maine Train Tour - 5 Day Mt. Rushmore, Buffalo Roundup & more - 6 Day

5/01/16 5/02/16 5/09/16 5/14/16 5/15/16 5/15/16 5/16/16 5/22/16 5/22/16 5/30/16

Best of Britain - 9 Day - NEW! Branson Show Spectacular - 9 Day The Outer Banks - 5 Day The Canyon Country Experience - 7 Day - NEW! Cape Cod & Newport, RI - 5 Day The Canyon Country Experience - 7 Day - NEW! Branson Show Spectacular - 9 Day Virginia Beach Fall Weekender - 3 Day - NEW! Best of Britain - 9 Day - NEW!

6/01/16 6/05/16 6/05/16 6/06/16 6/12/16 6/20/16 6/20/16 6/26/16 6/26/16

Branson Show Spectacular - 9 Day South Pacific Wonders - 15 Day - NEW!

MAY

9/04/16 9/09/16 9/10/16 9/11/16 9/14/16 9/15/16 9/17/16 9/25/16 9/25/16 9/26/16 9/28/16

OCTOBER

Pigeon Forge, TN - 6 Day - NEW! The Outer Banks - 5 Day African Safari in Kenya - 13 Day Bahamas Cruise on the Norwegian Gem - 8 Day Best of Britain - 9 Day - NEW! Branson Show Spectacular - 9 Day Baltimore Estate in Asheville, NC - 5 Day - NEW! Maine’s Magnificence - 5 Day - NEW! Costa Rica - 11 Day - NEW! Cape Cod & Newport, RI - 5 Day

June

10/02/16 10/02/16 10/02/16 10/05/16 10/10/16 10/11/16 10/16/16 10/21/16 10/23/16

NOVEMBER

West Virginia’s Best Trains & Music Holiday - 5 Day Best of Britain - 9 Day - NEW! Branson Show Spectacular - 9 Day Alaska National Parks - 8 Day Niagara Falls Canada - 4 Day Yellowstone: A Wildlife Safari Experience - 7 Day - NEW! Maine Train Tour - 5 Day Best of Britain - 9 Day - NEW! Nashville and Memphis - 7 Day

11/12/16 11/18/16

JuLY Colorado Train Adventure - 8 Day - NEW! A Pacific Northwest Adventure - 7 Day Best of Britain - 9 Day - NEW!

7/09/16 7/17/16 7/24/16

THERE ARE MANY MORE TRIPS, so for more details on the above and/or a free catalogue please call us at 215-638-5750 or visit our website: www.travelauthority.us

BOOKING CODE: ABINGTON Please mention this when booking.

the Travel Authority, Inc. 800-220-3900 for more information

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OPEN FACILITIES USE Tennis Courts

FACILITY ALVERTHORPE ARDSLEY

X(L)

Swimming Pools X

X

Basketball Courts

Play Fields (Football or Baseball)

X(L)

X

X(L)

X

Soccer Fields

Nature Areas

Playgrounds X

X

ARDSLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Grills

Ice Skating

X

X X

BAEDERWOOD

X

BRIAR BUSH

X

X(L)

X

CONWAY CRESTMONT

X(L)

X(L)

X(L)

X(L)

X(L)

X

X

X

ELK STREET

X(L)

X

EVERGREEN MANOR

X

FOX CHASE MANOR

X

GAME PRESERVE

X

KAREBROOK

X

JACKSON

X

ETHEL JORDAN

X

X

X

MANOR WOODS

X

MEADOWBROOK BIRD SANCTUARY

X

NORTH HILLS PENBRYN

X X(L)

X(L)

X(L)

ROCKWELL

X

X X(L)

X(L)

X

X X

ROSLYN*

X

X(L)

X(L)

ROYCHESTER

X

X(L)

X

X

X(L)

X

X

RUBICAM

X(L)

X(L)

X X

X(L)

(L) Indicates facility is night lighted.

For a map of Abington Township Parks & Facilities, please visit:

http://abington.org/departments/parks-recreation/parks-facilities

ARDSLEY COMMUNITY CENTER RENTAL FACILITIES 2828 Spear Avenue, Ardsley, PA 19038

Facilities for Rent: Classrooms - for meetings and a Gymnasium - capable of seating 400 - 500 persons.

Activities held in the gym have included Square Dancing, Rock Concerts, Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Dance Recitals, Sports Leagues, Aerobic Classes and Flower Shows. Facilities are available to charitable organizations and community groups at LOW cost. Please Note: The Ardsley Center is available to groups who wish to serve alcoholic beverages at their functions. Beverages are limited to beer and wine only. Special regulations will apply. For more information, contact the Center’s office by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 215-576-1630.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: [email protected]

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POOL MEMBERSHIP Pool Opens: Saturday, June 25, 2016

2016 Fee Schedule

Pool Closes: Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2016

UNTIL APRIL 15th

AFTER APRIL 15th

Resident

NonResident

Resident

NonResident

Individual under 18 years of age

85.00

145.00

95.00

145.00

Individual 18 years of age and older Household Permit (3 members, living at household address) Each additional adult in the household (18+) Each additional child in the household Senior Citizen age 65 and older

90.00

150.00

100.00

150.00

190.00

299.00

200.00

299.00

15.00

21.00

15.00

21.00

10.00 30.00

16.00 55.00

10.00 30.00

16.00 55.00

25.00

37.00

SEASON PASSES

DAILY ADMISSION PASSES (for other than season pass holders)

Weekdays Admission Fee Under 18 years of age 2.75 3.75 18 years of age and older 3.00 4.00 Weekends and Holidays Admission Fee Under 18 years of age 3.25 4.00 18 years of age and older 3.50 4.25 GUEST FEES (paid at pool) A maximum of fifteen (15) guests will be allowed per season per membership. A guest pass is included with a resident season pass membership. All other members must purchase a guest pass at the Parks and Recreation Office. Weekdays Admission Fee Under 18 years of age 3.50 4.25 18 years of age and older 3.75 4.50 Weekends and Holidays Admission Fee Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and older

3.75 4.00

Guest Pass Fees Cost Per Card (guest fees still apply)

Resident 5.00

4.50 4.75 NonResident 7.50

For more information, visit our website at: http://abington.org/departments/parks-recreation/pool-memberships

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.ABINGTON.ORG/DEPARTMENTS/PARKS-RECREATION

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POOL MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Abington Township Has Two Outdoor Swimming Pools

They are located in Penbryn Park (Houston Ave & Egerton Ave, Glenside) and Crestmont Park (Old Welsh Road & Rubicam Ave, Crestmont). Both pools will open Saturday, June 20th at 11:00 AM. Pool passes are currently on sale at the Bureau’s main office and the Ardsley Community Center. Discounts for resident passes will be available until 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 15th.

Daily Admission Passes

The Daily Admission Pass is a type of membership for the pool. You pay a fee for the membership and each time you go to the pool you pay the fee that applies to you. It is not a one day pass you can purchase if you just want to go to the pool once. Abington Township does not offer a one day only pass to the pool. If you have any questions please call our office.

Guest Passes

Resident daily members and all non-resident members will now have the opportunity to bring guests! A nominal fee will be charged for those individuals who wish to purchase a guest pass (Resident: $5.00/card, Non-Resident: $7.50/card). Guest fees will be charged as detailed on the Fee Schedule on the opposite page. A guest pass MUST be purchased BEFORE taking guests to the pool and MUST be presented to the pool at the time of admittance.

Family Is Now Household

As of 2009 household will be defined as all those individuals occupying a single family dwelling. Everyone being considered as a household will need to prove by way of official documentation, that they reside at the address listed on the pool application. There is no maximum number of household members. After three (3) household members have signed up for a seasonal membership, each additional individual will be charged an additional fee.

Additional person(s) costs: Children $10 R/$16 NR Adults $15 R/$21 NR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL RENEWAL BY MAIL - Residents & Non-Residents Must be received by April 15, 2016 for discount period (residents only). Mail to: Abington Parks & Recreation, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046 OFFICE HOURS FOR NEW MEMBERSHIP/MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Residents ONLY Ardsley Community Center: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 2828 Spear Avenue, Ardsley, PA 19038 (closed 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM) Residents and Non-Residents Alverthorpe Manor: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Ardsley Community Center Tuesdays (4/12, 6/14 & 6/21) 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM Ardsley Community Center Saturday (6/25/16) 9 :00 AM to 1:00 PM •For new memberships and change of membership, you must register in person to obtain a Parks & Recreation issued photo ID card. •Proof of residency will be required at the time of registration. •Pool ID cards are permanent & should be kept year to year. There is a fee of $6 to replace a lost ID card. •Refunds for Pool Memberships must be requested two (2) full weeks before the opening date of the pools and will be assessed the 20% refund fee. There are no refunds after opening day. FOR MORE INFORMATION: [email protected]

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ABINGTON TOWNSHIP

SWIMMING POOL APPLICATION Please Print Clearly APPLICANT’S NAMES

D.O.B.

SCHOOL

BAR CODE #

AMOUNT

1. _____________________________

_________

_____________

___________

____________

2. _____________________________

_________

_____________

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____________

3. _____________________________

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4. _____________________________

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5. _____________________________

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6. _____________________________

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7. _____________________________

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8. _____________________________

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9. _____________________________

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10. _____________________________ _________ _____________ ___________ ____________ Message Area: Base Fee ____________

Add’l Person(s) ____________

Daily and Non-Resident Membership Guest Pass(es) ____________ Total ____________

Change of Address from last year

Yes

No --- FOR NON-RESIDENTS ONLY ---

Check Pool Attending:

Crestmont ____________

Penbryn ____________

WAIVER

I/we the parent/s or guardian/s of the aforementioned child/children agrees that he/they shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the Township of Abington, Parks and Recreation, and will provide a Health certificate of the aforementioned applicant/s upon request of the Township. I/we hereby agree to forfeit all swimming privileges if I and/or my children permit the use of my/their ID Card by any other person than myself/ourselves. Furthermore, I/we do hereby waive, release, and hold harmless the Township of Abington, it’s officers, employees, and agents and representatives for any injury that I/we may myself/ourselves suffer while on Township property and in the use of any Township property or facilities. Your ID Cards are permanent and should be kept from year to year. A charge will be assessed for lost cards. Parent’s/Individual’s Signature _____________________________________ Address _________________________________________________ City _________________________ State ______ Zip ____________ PAYMENT TYPE

CASH _____________

Home Phone _____________________________________________ CHECK # ______________ Emergency VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER 16 DIGIT # Phone _________________________Relationship ______________ __________________________ EXP ________ (mm/yyyy) E-mail Address ___________________________________________ Card Security Code __________ (Located on back of card) FOR OFFICE USE

RECEIVED BY:

DATE:

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.ABINGTON.ORG/DEPARTMENTS/PARKS-RECREATION

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REGISTRATION FORMS Parent - First Name

Last Name

Address

Email

City

State

Home Phone ( Emergency Phone ( First

)

Zip Code

Work Phone (

) Participant Last

Mo

)

Emergency Contact Birth date Sex Program Name/Date/Time/Session Day Year

Fees

Medical Information that relates to class (Allergies or other health problems - if additional space is needed, attach information to application.) *WAIVER AND RELEASE: If one of the above programs is a sports program, I certify that I, the undersigned, or the parent or legal guardian of the participant, do certify that the participant is in good health and is able to participate in such a program. I understand that no health, and/or accident insurance is provided for participants and I accept full responsibility for obtaining the same or for payment of all expenses in the absence of such insurance. Now, therefore, in consideration of the foregoing, and in consideration of the mutual relationship of others participating in said program, and of my participation therein, I do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, forever remise, release, and discharge Abington Township, their successors and assigns, directors, officers, members, agents, and other representatives, and their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, from any and all manner of action, cause of action, suits, debts, accounts, controversies, damages, claims, and demands whatsoever, which I or my legal representative may have or acquire against Abington Township or their directors, officers, members, agents and other representatives, by reason of any loss resulting from personal injury or damage to baggage or any other personal property belonging to me which may occur during or by reason of my participation in said program. I hereby grant Abington Township and any of their directors, officers, members, agents and other representatives full authority to take whatever action they consider to be warranted regarding my heath and safety, and I fully release Abington Township and any of their directors from any liability for such actions taken on my behalf.

X

Parent/Participant Signature

FORM OF PAYMENT - OFFICE USE ONLY Total Fee $____________

Date ___________________

CASH*

CHECK #________

VISA*

MASTER CARD*

General Recreation Programs: Please make check or money order payable to: Abington Township and mail to Abington Township Bureau of Parks & Recreation, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Briar Bush Nature Center Programs: Please register online at www.briarbush.org Refund

Policy

Parent - First Name

Last Name

Address

Email

City

State

Home Phone ( Emergency Phone (

A

)

Work Phone (

) Participant

First

20%

service

fee

will

be

charged

for

all

refunds.

MONEY ORDER #______ Request must be made at least five (5) business days before a program / thirty (30) days before DEBIT CARD* (*IN PERSON ) a trip is scheduled to begin. Refunds will not be issued once the program begins.

Last

Mo

Zip Code )

Emergency Contact Birth date Sex Program Name/Date/Time/Session Day Year

Fees

Medical Information that relates to class (Allergies or other health problems - if additional space is needed, attach information to application.) *WAIVER AND RELEASE: If one of the above programs is a sports program, I certify that I, the undersigned, or the parent or legal guardian of the participant, do certify that the participant is in good health and is able to participate in such a program. I understand that no health, and/or accident insurance is provided for participants and I accept full responsibility for obtaining the same or for payment of all expenses in the absence of such insurance. Now, therefore, in consideration of the foregoing, and in consideration of the mutual relationship of others participating in said program, and of my participation therein, I do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, forever remise, release, and discharge Abington Township, their successors and assigns, directors, officers, members, agents, and other representatives, and their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, from any and all manner of action, cause of action, suits, debts, accounts, controversies, damages, claims, and demands whatsoever, which I or my legal representative may have or acquire against Abington Township or their directors, officers, members, agents and other representatives, by reason of any loss resulting from personal injury or damage to baggage or any other personal property belonging to me which may occur during or by reason of my participation in said program. I hereby grant Abington Township and any of their directors, officers, members, agents and other representatives full authority to take whatever action they consider to be warranted regarding my heath and safety, and I fully release Abington Township and any of their directors from any liability for such actions taken on my behalf.

X

Parent/Participant Signature

FORM OF PAYMENT - OFFICE USE ONLY Total Fee $____________ CASH*

CHECK #________

VISA*

MASTER CARD*

Date ___________________ MONEY ORDER #______ DEBIT CARD* (*IN PERSON )

General Recreation Programs: Please make check or money order payable to: Abington Township and mail to Abington Township Bureau of Parks & Recreation, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Briar Bush Nature Center Programs: Please register online at www.briarbush.org Refund Policy A 20% service fee will be charged for all refunds. Request must be made at least five (5) business days before a program / thirty (30) days before a trip is scheduled to begin. Refunds will not be issued once the program begins.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: [email protected]

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Abington Township Bureau of Parks & Recreation 1176 Old York Road Abington, PA 19001

PRSRT STD CAR-RT SORT U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 65 JENKINTOWN, PA

Abington Township Bureau of Parks & Recreation 2016 Spring and Summer activities Guide

CONCERTS AT THE MANOR For More Information visit: www.abingtonartcenter.org/programsevents

Coming this Fall... • Fall/Winter Brochure • September 2016 • Gingerbread Workshop • Day Trips to NYC • Winter Rec. Programs • And Much More!!!

In an effort to reduce spending and conserve resources the 2015 Fall and Winter Activities Guide will not be mailed out to resident homes. Instead it will be distributed through the township schools and will be available for pickup at the Township Building, the Parks & Recreation Buildings and the Abington & Roslyn Libraries.

OPEN POOL DAY! CRESTMONT & PENBRYN POOLS

MONDAY, JUNE 27TH

COME EXPERIENCE ABINGTON TOWNSHIP POOLS FOR A FREE DAY OF SWIMMING, SUN & FUN! *POOL ATTENDANCE LIMITS WILL BE ENFORCED*

Visit us online at: http://abington.org/departments/parks-recreation