4 Seasons Spring Walk @ Dykeman Springs

scaled Dykeman's_Spring_Hatch_House_and_Pond.png

OUR SPRING WALK WILL FOCUS ON THE DUCK POND AREA AND THE IMPACT OF WILDLIFE ON THE LOCAL WATERSHED AND OUR INTERACTION WITH IT. 

THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO HELP WITH PLANNING AND SUPPLIES!  REGISTER HERE.

Dykeman Park is a 56 acre area surrounding historic Dykeman Springs. Many people know it simply as "the duck pond". It is a preserved open space and Dykeman Springs is on the National Register of Historic places.  Dykeman Springs were originally called Indian Head Springs for the Delaware Indians that were living there in 1730. Dykeman Springs is surrounded by Dykeman Park, which is open from dawn until dusk. The park includes several trails (with benches): The Dykeman Walking Trail, The Dykeman Park Meadow Trail, The Dykeman Park Upland Trail as well as two ponds, several picnic tables and Dykeman Baseball Field.

The events are being coordinated and led by a PA Master Naturalist Volunteer Trainee.

As always, you can contact us in the office at 717-530-0261 or email: office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

Veterans Stadium Advertising Space

The Commercial Advertising Program is a great way for any business to advertise at Veterans Stadium. Advertisement signs will be displayed at the stadium during the spring and/or fall sports season. Logos and special artwork can be accepted. Veterans Stadium is home to:  

Spring Sports
Baseball- Shippensburg Legion
Baseball- Shippensburg Stars
Baseball- Shippensburg Orioles
Baseball- Shippensburg Greyhounds (recreation team)
Semi-pro Football- Cumberland Valley Hitmen
Event- July 4th Celebration 

Fall Sports
Football- Shippensburg Varsity, JV, and Freshman Greyhounds
Football- Shippensburg Youth Greyhounds
Soccer- Shippensburg Boys Varsity and JV Greyhounds
Soccer- Shippensburg Girls Varsity and JV Greyhounds
Events- Community Night and Fall Fest 

All proceeds will benefit the Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority for future maintenance and improvements to Veterans Stadium. If you have any questions, please call us at 717-530-0261 or email office@shippensburgparkandrec.org.

12011331_399858970219902_1711467252130770073_n.jpg

Photo Contest: Winner to be submitted to NRPA

Ready to have your photo be highlighted by SCPRA and Submitted to the NRPA contest? 

Cover-Contest-2018-410.png

SCPRA is collecting photos that tell a great story for a chance to be featured on the SCPRA website, social media, and local newspaper! The SCPRA Board of Administration will select the top photo to be featured by SCPRA. The selected photo will be featured by SCPRA and submitted to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) photo contest. If your picture is selected by NRPA, your picture will be featured on the cover of the July 2018 issue of Parks and Recreation Magazine.

Timeline: 

  • March 26, 2018: photo submission due
  • March 30, 2018: SCPRA selected photo submitted to NRPA
  • April 20, 2018: NRPA selects finalists
  • May 21, 2018: finalists put to public vote on Facebook
  • May 25, 2018: Finalists with most votes win! 
  • July, 2018: Winning photo featured on the cover of Parks & Recreation

Tips for Submission: 

  • Submit a photo with an interesting and compelling story behind it — maybe of a unique program or community event. A great photo should tell a great story. You can share this story in the comments section when you upload your photo. 
  • Submit a photo that includes people in it. 
  • Submissions must be high-resolution (at a minimum of 300 dpi) and at least 9.25 inches wide by 11 inches tall. 
  • Consider how the Parks & Recreation logo will fit over your photo.
  • Photos should be submitted to office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

More information about NRPA photo contest here: https://www.nrpa.org/events/july/july-cover-contest/?utm_source=facebook

The 4 Seasons @ Dykeman Springs Park & Trails

JOIN SCPRA EACH SEASON OF THE YEAR TO EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF NATURE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

4 seasons logo.png

Dykeman Park is a 56 acre area surrounding historic Dykeman Springs. Many people know it simply as "the duck pond". It is a preserved open space and Dykeman Springs is on the National Register of Historic places.  Dykeman Springs were originally called Indian Head Springs for the Delaware Indians that were living there in 1730. Dykeman Springs is surrounded by Dykeman Park, which is open from dawn until dusk. The park includes several trails (with benches): The Dykeman Walking Trail, The Dykeman Park Meadow Trail, The Dykeman Park Upland Trail as well as two ponds, several picnic tables and Dykeman Baseball Field.

DATES FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2018

SAT. APRIL 21 - SPRING - DUCK POND/WATERSHED ED 9 AM

SAT. JULY 21 - SUMMER - WILDFLOWER WALK 9 AM

We meet in the parking lot by the gazebo. Please remember, there are no restrooms at this park, plan accordingly. 

PRE-REGISTRATION AND FEES MAY BE REQUIRED TO COVER ANY NEEDED MATERIALS.

The events are being coordinated and led by a PA Master Naturalist Volunteer Trainee.

As always, you can contact us in the office at 717-530-0261 or email: office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

Shippensburg Youth Greyhounds- Football & Cheer Committee

RTVEQUI0NUE1MjMwRjk5ODY4MDA6NDI3YjcxNDM4M2E3YmE2M2RhZGIzOGEyMzk1MTU2ZTc6Ojo6OjA=.png

The Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority is seeking energetic volunteers to serve on the Shippensburg Youth Greyhounds- Football and Cheer Committee. We are looking for volunteers to fill the roles of Chairperson, Vice-person, Football Chairperson, Cheer Chairperson, Fundraising Chair, and Secretary. Letters of interest should be submitted by mail or email to: 

SCPRA
677 Orrstown Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257
director@shippensburgparkandrec.org

Please direct any questions to Tyler Fairchild, SCPRA Director. 

Description of Committee Positions: 

Objective of Committee: 
The purpose of this Committee will be to provide an opportunity for the youth of the area to engage in an organized football and cheer program; enjoy a safe, healthy and pleasant experience in an organized athletic program; to receive instruction in sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership

The Chairperson Will:

  1. Supervise all committee members; preside at all meetings of the committee.
  2. Set an agenda in advance of each meeting and see that each committee member receives this agenda.
  3. Ensure that the provisions of the Committee Bylaws, SCPRA Bylaws, and the CFA Bylaws are adhered to at all times. 4. Attend All CFA meetings.  
  4. Submit reports to the SCPRA Board of Administration and meet Quarterly with the SCPRA Board of Administration.  
  5. Make recommendations to improve the Shippensburg Youth Greyhounds Football and Cheer program.

The Vice Chairperson Will:

  1. Assume such duties and accept such responsibility in managing the affairs of the Committee as the Chair may assign.
  2. Assume the duties and responsibilities of the Chair in his/her absence or disability.
  3. Make recommendations to improve the Shippensburg Youth Greyhounds Football and Cheer program.
  4. Attend league meetings in the absent of the Chairperson.
  5. Will appoint clock operator, announcer, spotters, weigh masters and chain gang. 
  6. Contact and arrange EMS services for games and scrimmages.

The Secretary Will:

  1. Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Committee.
  2. Assist other committee members in letters and communications.
  3. Record the minutes of each meeting of the committee.
  4. Distribute copies of all meeting minutes at the beginning of the following month’s committee minutes for approval.  
  5. Assume the duties and responsibilities of the Chair and Vice Chair in their absence

The Football Chairperson Will:

  1. Prior to the beginning of the season, select the proposed candidates for head coaches where an open position exists for the teams and present their names and qualifications to the committee for approval. 
  2. Be able to coach a team upon committee approval.
  3. Teach the skills and techniques of the game of football to the coaches, assistant coaches and players of the programs.
  4. Ensure that the basic fundamentals are being taught at all levels.
  5. Ensure that the coaching staff is aware of and abides by the purposes, rules, coaching ethics, and sportsmanship standards of this committee, SCPRA, and CFA.
  6. Serve as the liaison between the coaching staff, committee, parents, SCPRA, and any other interested parties.
  7. Conduct periodic meetings with all head coaches to discuss the program, explain the By-Laws of the Committee, SCPRA, and CFA. All coaches must understand their responsibilities and rights where all matters are concerned within the player and coaches program.
  8. Assist or direct in the scrimmage and/or exhibition game process.
  9. Ensure all coaches are certified in accordance with the CFA.
  10. In charge of and ensure the completion of the initial Criminal and Child Abuse checks on all coaches and committee members.
  11. Ensure that there are a sufficient number of coaches for each squad. The total number of coaches for each squad shall be at the discretion of the head coach.

The Cheer Chairperson Will: 

  1.  Prior to the beginning of the season, select the proposed candidates for coaches for the squads and present their names and qualifications to the Chairperson for approval and work with the appointed coaches to find candidates for assistant coaches and present their names to the Committee for approval.
  2. Be in charge of all cheerleaders and coaches.
  3. Ensure that the cheerleading staff and cheerleaders are aware of and abide by the purposes, rules and sportsmanship standards of the program.
  4. Be responsible for issue, care and return of all cheerleading equipment.
  5. Conduct periodic meetings with the coaches to discuss the cheerleading program.
  6. Be able to coach with Committee approval.  
  7. In charge of and ensure the completion of the Criminal and Child Abuse checks on all coaches.
  8. Ensure all coaches are certified appropriately.
  9. Coordinate a cheerleading practice.
  10. Prepare all materials for distribution and discussion at orientation.
  11. Coordinate practice schedules throughout the season and notify the Committee of any changes. 
  12. Cancel practices or participation at games due to inclement weather.
  13. Coordinate the communication of the concession schedule to all parents and/or guardians of cheerleaders and facilitate making sure all parents sign up and fulfill their commitment.
  14. Be responsible for the selection and ordering of sneakers, bloomers and other accessories.

The Fundraising Chairperson Will:

  1. Will be responsible for fundraising activities, as well as clothing sales, to support the program. Suggestions for fundraising will be presented to the committee for approval.
  2. Organize, introduce and discuss all materials for distribution at Orientation regarding fundraising obligations for the entire season.
  3. Oversee all fundraising sales collection, double check orders and payments and coordinate orders and deliveries with the appropriate companies. 
  4. Forward all collected money to the SCPRA Director in a timely manner for processing.
  5. Submit a financial report to the committee once each fundraiser is complete.
  6. Notify SCPRA Director and Parents of those owing any nonparticipating or participating fundraising fees.
  7. Coordinate donations to be utilized exclusively for the support of the program, such as, season and event sponsors. 

Shippensburg Youth Greyhounds- Baseball & Softball Committee

Suburban.png

The Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority is seeking energetic volunteers to serve on the Shippensburg Youth Greyhounds- Baseball & Softball Committee. We are looking for volunteers to fill the roles of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson,  Baseball Chairperson, Softball Chairperson, Fundraising Chairperson and Secretary. Letters of interest should be submitted by mail or email to: 

SCPRA
677 Orrstown Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257
director@shippensburgparkandrec.org

Please direct any questions to Tyler Fairchild, SCPRA Director. 

Descriptions of Committee Positions: 

Objective of the Committee:
The purpose of this Committee will be to provide an opportunity for the youth of the area to engage in an organized baseball and softball program; enjoy a safe, healthy and pleasant experience in an organized athletic program; to receive instruction in sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership. 

The Chairperson Will:

  1. Supervise all committee members; preside at all meetings of the committee.
  2. Set an agenda in advance of each meeting and see that each committee member receives this agenda.
  3. Ensure that the provisions of the Committee Bylaws, SCPRA Bylaws, and the CSL Bylaws are adhered to at all times.
  4. Attend All CSL meetings.  
  5. Submit reports to the SCPRA Board of Administration and meet quarterly with the SCPRA Board of Administration.  
  6. Make recommendations to improve the Shippensburg Suburban Baseball and Softball program.

The Vice Chairperson Will: 

  1.  Assume such duties and accept such responsibility in managing the affairs of the Committee as the Chair may assign.
  2. Assume the duties and responsibilities of the Chair in his/her absence or disability.
  3. Make recommendations to improve the Shippensburg Suburban Baseball and Softball program.
  4. Attend league meetings in the absent of the Chairperson.

The Secretary Will: 

  1. Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Committee. 
  2. Assist other committee members in letters and communications.
  3. Record the minutes of each meeting of the committee.
  4. Distribute copies of all meeting minutes at the beginning of the following month’s committee minutes for approval.  
  5. Assume the duties and responsibilities of the Chair and Vice Chair in their absence.

The Baseball Chairperson Will: 
 The Softball Chairperson Will: 

  1. Prior to the beginning of the season, select the proposed candidates for head coaches where an open position exists for the teams and present their names and qualifications to the committee for approval.
  2. Be able to coach a team upon committee approval.
  3. Teach the skills and techniques of the game of baseball/softball to the coaches, assistant coaches and players of the programs.
  4. Ensure that the basic fundamentals are being taught at all levels.
  5. Ensure that the coaching staff is aware of and abides by the purposes, rules, coaching ethics, and sportsmanship standards of this committee, SCPRA, and CSL.
  6. Serve as the liaison between the coaching staff, committee, parents, SCPRA, and any other interested parties.
  7. Conduct periodic meetings with all head coaches to discuss the program, explain the By-Laws of the Committee, SCPRA, and CSL. All coaches must understand their responsibilities and rights where all matters are concerned within the player and coaches program.
  8. Ensure all coaches are certified in accordance with the CSL.
  9. In charge of and ensure the completion of the initial Criminal and Child Abuse checks on all coaches and committee members.
  10. Ensure that there are a sufficient number of coaches for each squad.

The Fundraising Chairperson Will: 

  1.  Will be responsible for fundraising activities, as well as clothing sales, to support the program.  Suggestions for fundraising will be presented to the committee for approval.
  2. Organize, introduce and discuss all materials for distribution at orientation regarding fundraising obligations for the entire season.
  3. Oversee all fundraising sales collection, double check orders and payments and coordinate orders and deliveries with the appropriate companies.
  4. Forward all collected money to the SCPRA Director in a timely manner for processing.  
  5. Submit a financial report to the committee once each fundraiser is complete. 
  6. Notify SCPRA Director and Parents of those owing any nonparticipating or participating fundraising fees.
  7. Coordinate donations to be utilized exclusively for the support of the program, such as, season and event sponsors.

SCPRA Winter Arts/Crafts Series: Beginners Woodcarving

Beginners Woodcarving

Weds. March 7, 14, 21 & 28

6:30 – 8:30 pm at SCPRA offices

$40 for 4 Classes!

For ages 12+     Class Size is Limited!

Tools will be available for your use.

Instructed by Members of the Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers

 

Register online:

https://scpra.recdesk.com/Community/Home

Wood-Shavings.jpg

Or by phone  717-530-0261

office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

Offices: 677 Orrstown Rd  Shippensburg, PA 17257

 

Become a Lifeguard & Work at Memorial Park Pool

Most high school students are ready to start their first hourly jobs at the age of 16. Lifeguarding is a great first job for many reasons. I started lifeguarding when I was a sophomore in high school and continued to guard throughout high school and college. Lifeguarding taught me valuable skills that I still use today. Here are some reasons why lifeguarding is one of the best summer jobs! 

  1. Becoming certified as a lifeguard means you learn how to save lives. At a moments notice you have to be ready to act. You never know when the next person will swallow too much water and needs your assistance. Becoming a lifeguard enables you to be the one to save a life.
  2. Teaches you teamwork, problem-solving, and communication, which prepares you for future jobs. 
  3. Lifeguarding allows you bask in the sun and observe pool activities. You get to meet many different types of people and be a role model to many youth. 
  4. Free excess to the pool! During you shifts you can jump in to cool off between stand rotations. Swim laps become your shift and come in for free on your days off.
  5. Breaks every 45 mins to an hour!  
  6. Working with friends and becoming close to coworkers who you don't initially know. Building new friendships and memories that you will remember. 

If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard you can find local course at https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/lifeguarding and/or The Chambersburg YMCA is offering courses in February and April. If you are already certified and seeking employment apply here: Become a Lifeguard!

Spend your summers working for SCPRA at the Shippensburg Memorial Park Pool. If you are interested and/or have any further questions please contact me at 717-530-0261 or director@shippensburgparkandrec.org

Thank you! 
Tyler Fairchild
SCPRA Director

Picture1.png
Picture2.png

2018 Memorial Park Pool Season!

2018 Memorial Park Family Pool Passes go on sale JANUARY 15! Check out our special rates for January, February, and March. Memorial Park Pool is a 60 x 120 foot swimming pool with a four foot handicapped accessible ramp that holds 260,000 gallons of water. the pool has a water slide, a baby pool with a fountain, sand volleyball court, and a concession stand. Find out more about Memorial Park Pool Hours, Schedule, Membership, Daily Admission, Pool Parties, and Events by visiting our website at www.shippensburgparkandrec.org.  

Come and enjoy your summer with us! 

Pool Ad.png

Learn more about Dykeman Park!

Dykeman Park is a 56 acre area surrounding historic Dykeman Springs. It is a preserved open space and Dykeman Springs is on the National Register of Historic places.  Dykeman Springs were originally called Indian Head Springs for the Delaware Indians that were living there in 1730. Dykeman Springs is surrounded by Dykeman Park, which is open from dawn until dusk. The park includes several trails (with benches): The Dykeman Walking Trail, The Dykeman Park Meadow Trail, The Dykeman Park Upland Trail as well as two ponds, several picnic tables and Dykeman Baseball Field.

Civil War Significance: The Confederate troops, numbering 20,000, set up an encampment here on June 25, 1863. A few days later the troops were sent to Gettysburg and by July 4th, 1863 close to half the men were killed, wounded or missing. 

Click here to see information on a FREE winter walk of Dykeman Trails!