Bethesda Children’s Home – Summer Recreation Program
462 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16502
Description: Summer Program Activities will include but are not limited to: Recreational & Sports games/activities, Arts, Horticulture, Age Appropriate Drugs and Alcohol Prevention groups, Anti-bullying groups, Community Outings and Field Trips, Social Skill Building, and Character Development. Bethesda Children’s Home also offers Kids Café for any child who needs breakfast or lunch in the summer and dinner during the school year.
Booker T. Washington – Summer Recreation Program
1720 Holland Street
Erie, PA 16503
Description Program activities appropriate for youth ages 6 to 18.
Boys and Girls Club – Summer Recreation Program
1515 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511
Phone: 814-459-1977 Ext. 223
Description: Program activities are age appropriate for children ages 6 to 13. A free breakfast and lunch are served daily for enrolled children. Activities include arts and crafts in different media, social recreation activities (board games, billiards, table tennis), health and fitness (swimming lessons, basketball, flag football, outdoor activities), open swim (supervised with Red Cross certified lifeguards), and field trips.
Camp Notre Dame Overnight Camp
Description: Overnight camps for kids divided into three age groups: 7 through 14 years, 15- and 16-year-olds, and counselor-in-training (age 17). These camps are weekly (Sunday through Friday) starting in June.
City of Erie Parks and Recreation – Junior Golf Program
Description: Sponsored by the City of Erie, the Junior Golf Program is open to boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 17.
City of Erie Parks and Recreation – Youth Tennis Program
626 State Street
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-825-8111 Ext. 16
Locations: Burton and Frontier Park. Held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 11th-August 10th.
Beginners: 10:00am – 11:00am
Intermediates: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Advanced: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Downtown YMCA – Brian Lee Crosby Memorial Learn to Swim Program
31 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501
Description: Swim lessons meet three (3) times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 2 weeks for a total of six (6) 30 minute classes per session. At the conclusion of the session, a progress report will be given to each child with a recommended level for the next session.
Downtown YMCA – Day Camp
Description: Y Day Camp is available to kids in first through sixth grade. It offers indoor and outdoor experiences in a wide variety of topics and activities that incorporate healthy living.
Downtown YMCA – Kid’s Club
Description: At the YMCA Kids Club Summer Parks & Recreation Program, kids spend their days taking part in a wide variety of summer play and learning activities while building a healthy spirit, mind and body. Each day, Y staff leads hands-on-activities such a group games, board games, group sports, group fitness and art and music. This year a hula hoop instructor will be visiting each park once a week to teach a “hoop” class. Before they know it, the day is done and they’ve made a new friend. Free summer lunch is served daily. Ages 6-18.
Downtown YMCA – Port-A-Pool Program
Description: Youth 6-18 years old splash away the summer days at these neighborhood recreational swimming locations. Bathing suits required; no cut-offs. A certified lifeguard is on duty.
Downtown YMCA – Rodger Young Open Swim and Rec Program
Description: A summer of fun is in store for youth at the YMCA’s Rodger Young Pool Open Swim & Recreation Program. Kids 6-18 enjoy bouncing from recreational swimming to lawn games, board games, and group sports and then back to the pool to cool off! Youth must be registered by a parent or legal guardian before participating in activities. Proof of age is required for 6 year olds and may be requested for others. Bathing suits required. Free summer lunch is served daily for youth through age 18.
Downtown YMCA – Teen Camp
Description: Y Teen Camp is available to teens between the ages of 12 and 18 and offers leadership opportunities, team building activities and volunteer work.
Elk Creek Recreation
The Elk Creek Recreation and Leisure Board coordinates and facilitates programs for youth and adults who reside in Girard Township and the surrounding area. A wide variety of programs are offered including basketball leagues, soccer leagues, dance, gymnastics, swimming lessons, and swim teams, as well as special events such as Winterfest and National Night Out. Programs may change during the year, so it is best to check the website for any additions or changes.
Gator Swim Team: This program focuses on all levels of swimming, from beginner to advanced. Athletes will be able to foster a foundation for the sport, the importance of technique, as well as a sense of competition. The goal of our program is to provide a fun experience for kids, while keeping them active and involved.
Golf Lessons: Classes are introductory and are tailored to each person’s skill level. Each session has four classes that cover Driving (woods), Irons, Chipping, & Putting.
Little Gridders Cheerleading: Whether a beginner or experienced, this program will offer the opportunity to learn new cheers and develop new skills in the areas of jumps, teamwork, and coordination, while at the same time building self-confidence and encouraging the development of outgoing personality and leadership skills in a positive fun-filled atmosphere.
Soccer Camp: On each camp day, players will cover a specific technical skill. The goal of each topic is to introduce, refine, and master the skill. Skills include: dribbling, turns, receiving, passing, and shooting techniques.
Summer Swim Lessons: Learn to swim.
- 11 years and older: Learn fundamentals of tennis including forehand, backhand, groundstrokes, volleys, and serve. Both singles and doubles strategy.
- 10 years and under: Learn the game in a fun environment, play lots of games, and learn the fundamentals using some USTA quick start tools and equipment.
Yoga: Come learn the basics of a yoga practice. Poses for the body, breathing, and relaxation for the mind. Please bring mat.
Fairview Township Parks and Recreation
Fairview Township provides programs for its residents. A wide variety of programs are offered including basketball, tennis, swimming, photography, and Qi Gong as well as special events such as Free Movie Night in the Park. Programs may change during the year, so it is best to check the website for any additions or changes.
Glenwood YMCA – Dance and Cheer Camp
Description: Y Dance and Cheer Camp explores the various types of dance as well as basics of cheerleading and is available to kids ages 5 and older.
Harborcreek Youth Services – Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry offers religious services, publications, clergy, spiritual advisors for counseling and spiritual development.
Kid’s Club – Co-Ed Biddy Basketball Camp
Rodger Young Park
Intersection of Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue
Erie, PA 16510
Description: Biddy Basketball Camp is for young boys and girls who wish to learn the basics about dribbling, passing, and shooting the right way. The fundamentals will be taught by men and women who have played and coached the game and who realize what it takes. This is a learning camp with lots of fun.
Millcreek Township Parks and Recreation
3608 West 26th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania 16506
Millcreek Township provides programs for its residents. A wide variety of programs are offered including swimming, gymnastics, dance, yoga, arts and crafts, golf, tennis, and physical fitness for adults including tai chi and zumba. Programs may change during the year, so it is best to check the website for any additions or changes.
Adult Aerobics: The following programs are for persons 18 years or older, or anyone aged 14 – 17 who attends class accompanied by a participating adult. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers with good support. Bring a mat, towel, or a small blanket for floor work. You may also want to bring a water bottle and light weights. Kettlebell, Pilates mat work, muscle conditioning, circuit step aerobics, and stability ball workout available.
Intro to Qi Gong: Qi Gong (chee-kung) is an ancient healing art from China. The art consists of very slow and gentle movements. It will restore and increase your energy, reduce anxiety, improve balance, and help you maintain a healthy active lifestyle.
Intro to Tai Chi: Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art. Today it is practiced as an exercise that promotes the flow of “Chi” or energy in the body, leading to good health, good balance, and a positive mental outlook. Advanced class is for students who have learned the 111 postures of the Yang style form.
Jazz and Tap Dancing: Beginner jazz and broadway. Beginner tap available.
Kickboxing: Kickboxing, which combines elements of boxing, martial arts, and aerobics. Provides overall physical conditioning. Reduce stress, increase strength, and build muscle tone. An exercise mat and light weights are recommended.
Self Defense: Teaches the student how to use muscle moving techniques to disbalance an attacker and redirect his aggression. A non-forceful method.
Social Ballroom Dancing: A partner is required for all of these programs except Line Dance. Please wear comfortable clothes and dancing shoes. Beginner American and Latin, Beginner Line Dance, Intermediate Line Dance, Intermediate American and Latin offered.
Water Exercise: Adult water exercise in the McDowell Intermediate pool.
Yoga: A gentle form of yoga for those with limited flexibility using seated and standing poses. Maintain joint mobility and stretch and strengthen the body, using the chair for support. Yoga mat required. A multi-level format for beginners or for experienced students to strengthen their current practice. Posture, breath work, and guided relaxation. Yoga mat/block/strap recommended.
Youth Dance: Dance and ballet classes are held at Asbury Barn for eight weeks. Parents of 3- and 4-year-olds must wait on the first floor of the barn while classes are taking place on the second floor.
Zumba: Combines high energy and motivating Latin music that allows you to dance away your worries, and it’s a great sweat! You DO NOT need a partner for Zumba nor do you need dance experience. Look, feel, live better and join the dance party!
Spoon’s Summer Youth Basketball League
Spoon’s Summer Youth Basketball League provides an opportunity for boys and girls of Erie PA, and its surrounding areas, to play organized recreational basketball on a weekly basis throughout the months of June and July. The goals of the program are to increase each player’s knowledge of the rules and basic game strategies, to develop team and individual skills, and for our kids to have fun while learning basketball.
WellFit Incorporated – Wellsville
P.O. Box 1358
Erie, PA 16512
Weekly Wellsville TV Show: The weekly award-winning TV show, Wellsville, is the first-of-its-kind combining education and entertainment (“edu-tainment”) to inspire and empower kids and families to L.E.A.P. – learn, embrace and actively practice healthy living. Segments feature get-off-your seat activities, healthy eating and recipes, zoo visits, healthy heroes, and fun interviews with physicians and a variety of experts in a various fields. Wellsville features Wellsville kids and parents who represent people of all shapes, sizes, ages, colors and abilities. The fun activities and empowering messages of Wellsville make for can’t-miss Saturday morning TV on FOX 66.
Wellsville Community Events: We pack up our wares and travel all over our community, at business fairs, summer celebrations, service organization meetings, schools … you name it, we go there to put on energizing, entertaining shows, workshops and presentations to help educate and empower others to eat better, move more and feel good. Wellsville utilizes radio and TV spots to educate and motivate folks to obtain optimal health. You can watch and listen to these spots on the Wellsville website. We take a “better together” approach to all that we do with a goal of reaching one family, one child at a time.
Wellsville DVD Series: These DVDs for home and school viewing and participation take elements of our school program and TV show and put them together for the keeping. Movement, recipes, motivation, music and energy mark the segments that teach kids to feel good about themselves and others and as a result take care of their bodies well so their bodies take care of them in the future. These DVDs are available on the website listed below.
Wellsville Goes to School: This is a high-energy school assembly and classroom program that educates and motivates kids in kindergarten through third grade to eat well, move more, and feel good. Having reached thousands of kids over many years, it also has trained student leaders of middle and high school age to present the WGTS program in a classroom setting. On average, 2,500 to 3,000 students participate in this program annually.
YMCA of Greater Erie
31 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501