626 State Street
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-825-8111 Ext. 16
Locations: Burton and Frontier Park. Held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 13th-August 12th.
Beginners: 10:00am – 11:00am
Intermediates: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Advanced: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 at 8 a.m.
Wellsville Community Events: We pack up our wares and travel all over our community, at business fares, 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.
Description: Spoon’s League has provided summer basketball activities for youth residing in the City and County of Erie, PA. The league not only provides basketball activity, it also provides educational programs through workshops for both male and female participants from the age of 10 – 16 for boys and for girls, grades 7 & 8th; 9 -12th.
509 East 26th Street
Erie, PA 16502
Description: Pedal Mettle is a bike safety program that provides education and awareness to underserved youth in the area.
730 Tacoma Road
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.
Description: Sponsored by the City of Erie, the Junior Golf Program is open to boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 17.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: The Nutrition and Physical Activity Policy Planner is your tool for quickly assessing your company’s policies, programs, and benefits, and using what you learn to help your employees eat better and be more physically active. We deliver to you a customized, in-depth report to guide you through creating an improved culture of wellness in your company, based on these elements: nutrition recommendations, physical activity recommendations, communications strategies, meetings and conferences, celebrations and fundraisers, and additional obesity-prevention efforts. We also provide an extensive resource library so you will have quick access to resources you need to begin improving your workplace environment. THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO WORKSITE EMPLOYEES – IT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.
100 Erie Insurance Place
Erie, PA 16530
Description: Healthy Directions is a wellness program to enhance employees and their families with initiatives to become and remain healthy. THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO WORKSITE EMPLOYEES AND THEIR DEPENDANTS – IT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.
2115 W 38th St
Erie, PA 16508
Description: Through the Content Subscription Service, the American Cancer Society offers employers free electronic toolkit subscriptions that support the health and wellness needs of employees with information about cancer prevention and early detection, and support services and resources for those facing cancer. As an employer, you know that healthy employees live longer, feel better, are more content and productive, require fewer sick days, and help keep health care costs down. Fortunately, your organization has the power to provide your employees with valuable information and resources to help them make healthy lifestyle choices and assist them in staying well and reducing their risk of cancer. THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO WORKSITE EMPLOYEES – IT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.