• York Parks & Rec Christmas in July Youth Summer Camp
Join York Parks and Rec for a holly jolly week of Summer Camp! During “Christmas in July”, held July 15 – 19, campers will be celebrating Christmas in July. They will kick the holiday off with Christmas cookies on Monday and watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the York City Auditorium. Tuesday through Thursday campers will meet at East Hill Park and will be celebrating with holiday games, crafts and gifts. On Friday they do a polar plunge to end Christmas in July at the FAC. Camp is held daily from 1 – 4 p.m. and is open to kids in grades K – 5.
Thursday, July 18
• Heartland Summer Reading Program
The Heartland Community Schools Library will be open on Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. A Story Session will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m. and weekly prizes will be awarded for every 100 minutes read with a grand prize for children reading five out of the six weeks.
• York Parks & Rec Kooky Carnival at the FAC
Come out to the Family Aquatic Center to enjoy carnival food, lots of fun carnival games and competitions at the “Kooky Carnival” on Thursday, July 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. Score points to get tickets, then cash your tickets in for prizes! Don’t miss out on this awesome family event!
Saturday, July 20
• York Parks & Rec Bark in the Park
A scheduled time for your dog’s playdate! Nothing could be better than your favorite pet-friends playing at the Dog Park during York Parks and Rec’s “Bark at the Park” on Saturday, July 20 from 9 until 10 a.m.
• Transportation Exploration
Imagine yourself as a young child, seeing all the big equipment around town and your desire to touch, climb, drive, even honk the horn. Imagine no more, Transportation Exploration allows just that! Kids will be able to sit, climb, touch and honk the horns of big machinery on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Holthus Convention Center in York. This event will have local businesses’ equipment on site to fulfill all childhood dreams!
• York City-Wide Balloon Fight
Grab your family and friends for the biggest water balloon fight you’ll ever see! Exact location is TBA, but this is one event you won’t want to miss or even be late to! The City-Wide Water Fight will kick-off at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 in Downtown York.
• York Parks and Rec Kickball Tournament
York Parks and Rec will hold a Kickball Tournament under the lights on Saturday, July 20 starting at 6 p.m. Each team can have 10-15 players. T-shirts will be given to the championship team. Games will be played at York Ballpark Complex. A minimum of four teams required for the tournament. Registrations can be found at www.cityofyork.net or can be picked up at the Community Center. This is a 21 and over event since there will be alcohol allowed.
July 22 - 25
• York Parks and Rec Artistic Me
Let your artistic juices flow during “Artistic Me” July 22 – 25 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the York Community Center! Become an artist using clay, markers, foam, stickers, paint, crayons, cardboard and much more! Then, once we’ve created master pieces, York Parks and Recreation will have a spot saved at the fair to have your work on display! Open to kids in grades K – 5th Grade.
July 22 - 26
• York Parks and Rec WhoDunit? Youth Summer Camp
Do you have what it takes? During York Parks and Rec’s “WhoDunIt?” Youth Summer Camp, planned for July 22 – 26, campers will spend the week testing their senses, solving puzzles, investigating, participating in a scavenger hunt and an escape room. The week will start off by learning from “Scooby-Doo” and his crew for Movie Monday at the York City Auditorium. They will then meet at Harrison Park Tuesday through Thursday and once all the mysteries have been solved, they will top off the week at the FAC on Friday. Camp is held daily from 1 – 4 p.m. and is open to kids in grades K – 5.
Wednesday, July 24
• Gresham Summer Reading Program
The Gresham Public Library Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Wednesday, July 24 from 9 – 11 a.m. The library is located at the north end of the Community Center.
Thursday, July 25
• LEGO Night at Geneva Public Library
All ages are welcome to LEGO® Night at the Geneva Public Library on Thursday, July 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. Over 10,000 LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks and pieces are available to build with. Build something in the night’s theme or build anything you dream up. Creations are displayed in the library for one week, and posted online.
Friday, July 26
• York Parks & Rec Beach Party
The York Parks and Recreation Department can’t take you on a trip to the beach, but they can bring the beach to you! On Friday, July 26 from 1 – 4 p.m. everyone will be playing water limbo, having a water balloon fight, running through sprinklers and more at the York Family Aquatic Center! Bring your own towels, fun to be had by all!
July 29 - Aug. 1
• York Parks & Rec Baker’s Dozen
There are hundreds of things to bake so team up with York Parks and Rec for “Baker’s Dozen” July 29 through Aug. 1 and let’s hit the kitchen! Kids will be baking cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pudding, cake-pops, or any other sweet treat that could be made between 2 and 3:30 p.m. at the York City Auditorium Kitchen. Not to mention the fun that will be had making a mess in the kitchen. Open to kids in grades 2 – 5.
Wednesday, July 31
• Gresham Summer Reading Program
The Gresham Public Library Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Wednesday, July 31 from 9 – 11 a.m. The library is located at the north end of the Community Center.