Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser, Rhodes Grove Camp & Conference Center

Saturday May 20th, 2023 * 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Save the date!
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The funds raised from our Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser will benefit our Summer Camp, which reaches around 400 youth annually, by providing food, medical supplies, speakers, and staffing.
Some of the monies will also go to the Free the Gospel program for families in need to have their camp costs covered.
This year’s theme for Summer Camp is the Amazing Race, focusing on Hebrews 12.

Fish With A Cop at Greencastle Sportsman’s Association

Saturday September 17th, 2022 * 9:30 AM
5th Annual Greencastle Police Department “FISH WITH A COP” Event.
Greencastle Police Department and local Law Enforcement Officers will be participating with our 5th Annual “Fish with A Cop” event.
The event will be held at the Greencastle Sportsman’s Association in Greencastle, PA. and run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m with a rain date of September 18, 2022.
The goal of this event is to introduce the youths to our local Police Officers and at the same time create lifelong memories for the youths.
Hopefully, they will see Police in a different light.
Building a lasting positive relation amongst our youths within our communities.
Participants will learn about skills, equipment, techniques, and safety of freshwater fishing in Pennsylvania.
At the same time, participants will be mentored by a local Law Enforcement Officer in hopes to see them in a positive manner.
Children between the ages of 7-17 will be participating in this event.
If you know of any child that would like to spend the day fishing with a Police officer, please contact Officer Jim Bradley at 717-597-9506 ext. 244 or send an email to prior to September 1, 2022, to register for the event or for more information.
Registration is limited to the first 75 applicants.

Art in the Park: Summer Institute Art Camp, The Institute

Monday through Friday, July 18th – 22nd * 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Age: Kids completing grades K – 6
Maximum enrollment: 30
Art Show open to artists and family at 3:00 on July 22
Registration is open. Sign up Here.  Registration deadline: Monday, July 11
Pine Hill Recreation Area
A one-week art immersion program designed to inspire students to creative expression through visual art.
In an outdoor park setting surrounded by nature, students spend a full week exploring and creating with a variety of mediums and techniques like drawing, painting, sculpture, clay, fiber arts and collage.
The plan is for each student to create two artworks every day! 
Students will be divided into two age groups.
With guidance from professional art educators, each student will complete one project in the morning and another in the afternoon, with a lunch break in between. 
Working with a wide range of mediums, students will develop and build upon their pre-existing skills to create new artworks.
An Art Show on the last day, July 22nd at 3:00 PM allows students to share their work with their families. 
We will provide two snacks a day and have two short recess breaks in the morning and afternoon as well.
Please send a packed lunch, water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray with students each day. 
About the instructors:
• Camp Director Liz Ditch is an award-winning art educator who has taught elementary art for 15 years. She teaches at Rockland Woods Elementary in Washington Co., Md. 
• Assistant Director Rachel Barnhart is an art teacher at Emma K. Doub Elementary in Hagerstown. 
• Art Educator Intern Lexi Shockey is currently enrolled in art education at Shippensburg University. 

Youth Festival 2022, The Institute

Sunday May 22nd, 2022 * 1:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Youth Festival—Our 33rd!
Play Outside! is the spirit of Youth Fest!
Fun outside day for kids to include hikes, story walk, hands-on activities and partnered stations.
Happening at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, PA
This fun event features a variety of workshops, demonstrations, activities, exhibits, and entertainment throughout the day.
Specialty play shops tie in the theme with all sorts of fun activities.
Professional guest performers are always exciting, entertaining and fun!
Youth Fest is the best-kept FUN SECRET in Waynesboro! Free admission. [Rain site TBA]
A Full Day of FREE Fun & Activities!
• Waynesboro Ceramic Arts Center Activity
• Early Learning Center of WASD
• Eyler’s Pelts & Critters
• Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library
• Blue Ridge Summit Library
• Waynesboro YMCA
• StoryWalk® and Craft, led by The Institute
Featured Performer, 2 to 3 PM: Ridiculous Nicholas Circus!
A professional performer for seven years, Ridiculous Nicholas (Nick Polini), was a self-described “goofball” as a child, and always craved the spotlight. He started performing for others while still in grade school.
Polini excelled in the unusual sport of “footbag,” traveling to global competitions and honing his athleticism.
While earning a degree in biology, Polini also spent his college years studying the arts of juggling, magic, and stand-up comedy.
“There is nothing I love more than making people smile and laugh,” he said.
As Ridiculous Nicholas, he presents a fun, family-friendly one-man circus show using his talents and athletic ability in juggling, the unicycle, mime, contortions, magic and more.
Plus~Waynesboro Children’s Theater Troupe performs Summer Selects, 3:45 to 4:45 PM
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