Accent School of Dance
Tilghman Square Shopping Center, Allentown, PA
Adventure Allentown--Spring Summer 2016
Find out what is happening in our area.
142 S. 5th St., Allentown, PA
Patriot's Park, 1027 Wyoming St., Allentown
Fast pitch softball.
Allentown Public Library
Main Library: 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18102
View information on clubs and special programs.
Allentown YMCA & YWCA
425 S. 15th St., Allentown, PA 18102610-434-9333
Children's camps and programs.
Allentown Youth Soccer Club
P.O. Box 4435, Allentown, PA
Recreational soccer league and travel soccer league.
Armetta's Grand Studio of Dance
17 E. Main St., Macungie, PA
Classes for children ages 3 and up, including special needs classes. Classes include dance, gymnastics, cheernastics, baton twirling, theatre, and more!
Free adult computer classes and story times for children.
Bethlehem History Walks
Saturdays from April to November.
One-hour guided walking tours of sites important in Bethlehem's history. Tours begin at the Visitor's Center at 2:30pm.
Bethlehem Raiders Athletic Association
PO Box 432, Bethlehem, PA
Football and cheerleading for youth ages 6-14.
Bethlehem Parks and Public Programs 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Swimming pools, summer day camps, summer playground programs, Sand Island tennis, music and movies in the park, etc.
430 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018610-867-7588
Children's programs, activities and summer camps.
1660 Blue Mountain Dr., Palmerton, PA 18071
Adaptive ski program.
Bob Rodale Fitness & Recreation Park
Off Rt. 222, Trexlertown
Bicycling, roller blading and walking path around the Trexlertown Pines.
Boots and Saddle Riding Camp
2850 Fish Hatchery Rd., Allentown, PA
Offers horseback riding.
Bostick Dance Center
5925 Tilghman St., Allentown, PA, 18104610-366-1338
Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, tumbling, fitness, and more.
Bounce U Allentown
3241 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18104
Activities and events featuring inflatable obstacle courses, boxing rings, dodge ball arenas and two-story tall slides.
A program for boys ages 11 to 17 years old that builds effective character, citizenship and fitness training. There is a focus on outdoor activities.
Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem
1430 Fritz Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18017, 610-865-4241
115 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18105, 610-865-5141
Character & Leadership:
TEENSupreme® Keystone Clubs-Keystone Clubs are chartered small group leadership development clubs for young people ages 14-18. Keystoners elect officers, choose their own activities and plan and implement community service projects. A national charter entitles a Keystone Club to participate in regional and national Keystone conferences. National TEENSupreme Keystone Conference-Keystone Club members from across the country gather in a different city each year to develop leadership skills, exchange ideas, debate and discuss current issues, and make friends. Each year, Keystoners select a national project for local Keystone Clubs to complete.
This small-group leadership development program, sponsored by the Metropolitan Life Foundation, is targeted for youngsters ages 11 to 13. Within some 339 Torch Clubs across the country, members elect officers and plan and implement their own activities and community service projects. Each Torch Club receives an official charter from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Education & Career:
Project Learn-Project Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school through "high-yield" learning activities at the Club and in the home. Power Hour-A comprehensive homework help and tutoring program, POWER HOUR is designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members ages 6-12. Ultimate Journey-This internationally recognized, award-winning program leads Club members ages 6-12 on a fun-filled journey into the amazing world of plants and animals. The Ultimate Journey motivates young people to develop an understanding of and sensitivity to the environment, helping them build the knowledge and motivation to protect our natural resources. CareerLaunch-CareerLaunchTM is a career exploration and mentoring program for teens ages 13-18.
Health & Life Skills:
SMART Moves-The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses the problems of drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity. SMART Girls-
An outgrowth of the popular and effective SMART Moves- program, SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 10-15.
ImageMakers: National Photography Program-this comprehensive photography program encourages girls and boys to learn and practice photography, expressing themselves in creative and innovative ways. National Fine Arts Exhibit-this
contest, which encourages creativity through a variety of media, is made up of local, regional and national exhibits.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation:
FITNESS AUTHORITY-a new small-group program sponsored by The Sports Authority, Inc., promotes fitness in all youth. FITNESS AUTHORITY provides a fun-filled, motivating fitness experience for members. There is a 12-week curriculum for each of three age groups: FITNESS SQUAD, 6-9; FITNESS MASTERS, 10-14; and FITNESS ALL-STARS, 15-18. Weekly sessions cover every aspect of fitness, drawing upon themes of sports culture and history, self-esteem, nutrition and physical fitness. Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA-This national youth basketball initiative, launched by the NBA and the WNBA, connects players, parents and coaches. Subjects include advice for coaches from the first practice to the final game, ideas on creating a positive and fun environment for youth and tips for players ranging from skills to sportsmanship. Daily Challenges (Triple Play)-
Fitness and fun combined make Daily Challenges a non-competitive, yet challenging, popular series of programs. The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Challenge helps girls build new skills via a fun fitness circuit.
ClubTech-technology programs that will give members basic computer skills; introduce them to digital movie making, music making, photography, graphic design and Web development; and guide staff in using technology to enhance all program offerings. ClubTech also includes extensive technology training opportunities for Club staff at all professional levels.
The Caring Place
931 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18104
Mentor Boys to Manhood and Sister to Sister Program matches volunteers with youth ages 13-18 to strengthen self-esteem, self-respect and responsibility.
Science Lab is a program that exposes youth to science and teaches them about the environment and their world.
College Tour Program is a program in which each year The Caring Place sponsors weekend trips to selected colleges. Learn about admission requirements, academic programs, degree offering, financial aid and college life.
Sign Language Program, children learn the alphabet, finger spelling and basic signs. The classes are entertaining and maintain the interest of the children.
Gardening Program offers hands-on classes that cover everything from composting and double digging to beneficial and destructive insects and tomato tasting while kids learn confidence, self-esteem and pride.
Field Trip Program
Entrepreneur Program provides youth with knowledge and skills to plan, develop and start their own businesses. After completing these tasks, students will develop a functional business.
There are also Youth Summer Programs.
Casa Guadalupe Center
218 N. 2nd St., Allentown, PA 18102
A social service agency offering after-school and summer programs, educational support and cultural activities to youth in the Allentown School District.
Catasauqua Youth Athletic Association
Baseball, basketball, football and softball.
Catasauqua Youth Soccer Association
Soccer and camps for ages 4-14.
Civic Theatre School
527 N. 19th St., Allentown, PA 18104
Children develop confidence and discipline while having fun. Civic Theatre offers classes for children starting as young as age 4 through students in 12th grade. The lessons are hands-on and focus on dance, speech and drama.
Color Wheel Creations Art Center
836 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Art classes such as Drawing, Painting, 3D Art and Arts & Crafts.
Community Bike Works
235 Madison St., Allentown, PA 18102
The program develops and uses peer role models, adult mentors, and bicycles to draw boys and girls, ages 9 to 17, into the program and away from drugs, crime, and the streets. Kids learn mechanics, develop business skills, commitment and responsibilities, and improve their employability. The kids provide the community with safety classes, safety inspections and reconditioned bikes. Kids even earn a recycled bide and new helmet for their efforts.
Community Music School - Lehigh Valley & Reading
Miller Symphony Hall, 2nd Floor
23 N. 6th Street, Allentown, PA 18101
610-435-7725 Community Music School (CMS) is a non-profit organization that provides the best possible music instruction to all who have a desire to learn, regardless of age, ability, or financial status. Financial aid is available based on family need.
Connie Mack Baseball
Numerous field locations in the Lehigh Valley, for ages 13-16.
Coplay Public Library
49 S. 5th St., Coplay, PA
Story times, summer reading program and Scrabble nights.
Covered Bridges of the Lehigh Valley
Print a map/information for a self-guided tour of seven Lehigh Valley Covered Bridges, courtesy of the Lehigh Valley Conventions and Visitor Bureau.
The Crayola FACTORY
30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042
Features more than a dozen interactive exhibits designed to foster creativity and teach kids of all ages to think outside the lines. Many exhibits feature hands-on programming and activities.
DaVinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology
3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA
An independent nonprofit organization that promotes hands-on science through inquiry, highlights vibrant and important career opportunities in science available to every young person.
View information on local attractions, holiday events and upcoming activities.
View information on local attractions and upcoming activities.
Dolly Haltzman Dance Academy
Allentown: 610-433-1680, 1402 Linden St., Allentown, PA 18102
Emmaus: 118 S. 6th St., Emmaus, PA 18049
Kuhnsville: 6426 Memorial Rd., Allentown, PA 18106
Classes for children as young as 10 months old. Ballet, tap, modern, jazz, hip hop and more.
East Penn Midget Football Association
PO Box 472, Emmaus, PA 18049
Football Coordinator: Lee Miller 610-509-2730
Cheerleading Coordinator: Deb Sostarecz 610-751-1394
Football and cheerleading.
East Penn Youth Wrestling and Cheerleading
Wrestling Coordinator: Lee Miller 610-530-0533
Cheerleading Coordinator: Stephanie Wright 610-871-8218
East Side Memorial Little League
S. Bradford & E. Walnut St., Allentown, PA
East Side Youth Center
1140 E. Clair St., Allentown, PA
ESYC focuses on providing positive and high-quality recreational, educational, and community-based program activities.
HYPE (Healthy Youth Peer Education)
Located within the Media and Communication Department at Muhlenberg College, HYPE, creates a safe, positive environment where youth can partner with adult allies to identify and understand family, social and community factors that impact their lives in Allentown. Using creative arts, community media and public health methods, HYPE youth envision the future they want to be a part of and the steps required to make it happen. During a 4-week Summer Leadership and Digital Storytelling Academy and continuous after-school support, HYPE youth learn methods for positive self-expression and critical thinking through storytelling art forms, from theater and spoken word to digital storytelling and community organizing. HYPE youth work with a supportive network of peers and adults to learn the tools of effective communication, health boundaries, conflict resolution, and community networking to mobilize resources and effect change.
Independence Family Fun Center
4345 Independence Drive, Schnecksville, PA610-769-5811
Roller skating, rock climbing, mini-bowling, laser tag and more.
Jewish Community Center
702 N. 22nd St., Allentown, PA 18104
Children's programs, camps and other activities. There is also an adaptive swim program.
Kalmbach Memorial Park
200 Cotton St., Macungie, PA
Special seasonal programs and activities.
Kobushi Family Karate Center
5531 Hamilton Blvd., Wescosville, PA 18106610-395-8749Programs (mixed martial arts, karate, jujitsu, cardio kickboxing) for pre-Kindergarten ages to adults.
Lehigh County Cooperative Extension 4-H
610-931-9840 All about people sharing, doing and learning together in all kinds of programs, events and activities.
Lehigh County Youth Association
1051 N. 6th St. Extension, Whitehall, PA 18052
610-434-5885Offers baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, and softball to the children in the city of Allentown.
Lehigh Valley Little Phantoms
The Rink at Lehigh Valley, 3323 7th St., Whitehall, PA 18052
New hockey team in the Lehigh Valley, gives all players of all ability levels the opportunity to compete in a safe and fair environment with an emphasis on skill development, team play, and a commitment to grow the athlete's game to the next level.
Lehigh Valley Zoo
Route 309, Schnecksville, PA
The Little Gym
Caramoor Village Shopping Center (Rt. 100), 6465 Village Lane, Suite 8, Macungie, PA 18062
Classes that help develop motor and early social skills development. Classes include gymnastics, ballet, tap dance, and karate. Special Parent-Child Classes for infants to 3 years old.
Lower Macungie Youth Association
610-395-5944Baseball, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball.
Rt. 100 and Poplar St., Macungie, PA610-966-4289
Includes 42 acres with outdoor pool, tennis courts, volleyball courts, baseball and softball fields.
2321 Silo Drive, Easton, PA 18040
After-School Programs--spectacular demonstrations, hands-on activities and real world discussions make learning about science fun for kids. Activity examples include creating an in-door storm with thunder and lightning, bending light to see all rainbow colors, altering voices and learning about how sound travels in invisible waves, making magic mud, soda pop and learning how matter can change physically and chemically.
Summer Camps--children become junior scientists for the summer and embark on a series of science adventures. Activity Examples include discovering cool chemical reactions, building and launching a rocket, and making a robot.
Special Events--science-themed shows for children to learn about science. Children may see foggy dry ice storms, float on a Mad Science hovercraft, watching a foam factory and much more.
Pre-School Programs--ages 3-8, fun science experiments that are engaging, interactive and hands-on. Explores specific science topis such as air, animal friends, water, weather, etc. Pre-School programs are designed to captivate the curious nature of young children.
Marianne's School of Dance
32 N. 3rd St., Coplay, PA
E. Highland & N. Tacoma St., Allentown, PA
Soccer for ages 6-12, baseball/tee ball for boys and girls ages 6-14.
Mountainville Memorial Little League
1814 S. 5th St., Allentown, PA
Miss Lynda's School of Baton and Dance
2027 Willow Park Rd., Bethlehem
Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre
421 2nd Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018
A puppet theater company dedicated to the creation of enduring childhood experiences through performances and workshops that uphold the integrity of the arts and the dignity of human beings.
Moser Village Family Center
614 S. Carlise Center, Allentown, PA 18109
Offers after-school and recreational programs. Provides support services for families with children ranging from pre-K through middle school. Through after school programs, summer enrichment opportunities and mentoring, those who are most at risk benefit from programming geared towards improving their academic and social skills.
1-800-728-2692An internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and the adults who love them. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making music instead of passively receiving it from CD's or TV.
National Canal Museum
30 Centre Square, Easton, PA
It is all hands-on fun at the National Canal Museum! Construct a canal, steer a canal boat, build an aqueduct and more.
North Parkland Athletic AssociationYoung athletes will have an enjoyable and safe sporting experience while learning the proper sport skills necessary to compete for Junior High, Junior Varsity and Varsity sports teams. Cheerleading, baseball, basketball, football.
Northampton Community College--Horizons for Youth
Kids ask a lot of questions. The world is big and their curiosity about it even bigger. That is why Northampton Community College created the Horizons for Youth program. Classes focus on everything from academics to Webkinz.
Northwest Swimclub of Bethlehem
Pennsylvania Ave., Bethlehem, PA
(besides Queen’s Health Food)
Open swimming, swimming lessons, swim dive team, special events. Membership required.
O'Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance
405 Walnut St., Allentown
631 E. Broad St., Bethlehem
65 Lea St., Macungie (Macungie Grange)
Open Heart Yoga & Wellness Center
Orefield Medical Center, 5047 Kernsville Rd., Orefield, PA 18069
Nurture yourself in a safe, relaxing, cozy, non-competitive atmosphere of mindful self-discovery and awareness. Teen Yoga--teens will experience postures, breath work and relaxation techniques.
Orefield Athletic Association
PO Box 81, Orefield, PA 18069
Baseball and softball.
Ormrod Playground Association—Coplay
Baseball and softball.
Baseball--Upper/Lower Macungie KneeHi League: Lee Miller 610-393-9999
Softball: Lehigh Valley League: Mike Bilous 484-661-6887. Parkland League: Tom Lutz 610-799-3078
Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center
Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, Inc., 556 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018610-865-0353
Offers Pre-Ballet for ages 3-4, Youth Ballet for ages 5-13, Jazz for ages 7-9, Adult/Teen Intermittent/Advanced Ballet and more! They also have a summer dance program.
Performing Arts Center of Lehigh Valley
1131 Trexlertown Rd., Trexlertown, PA 18087
The focus is on making lessons fun and enjoyable as well as a learning experience. Offers classes in dance (jazz, hip hop, ballet, etc.), dance teams and specialty dances for children in preschool on up to adults. There is also a summer camp.
Pig Tales in the Barnyard at Coca-Cola Park
Children won't want to miss this free event featuring the IronPigs lovable mascot, FeRROUS!. Pig Tales in the Barn Yard is a free, hour long, storytelling event featuring Farmer Sally. The event will occur inside the Majestic Clubhouse Store. This has been very popular with children and families since debuting last year and will continue to occur every month during the off-season leading up to next baseball season. For information, call Adam Fondl at 610-814-1261.
Explore urban trails in and around Allentown. Find detailed trail guides for bike trails, walking paths and much more.
321 East 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
ArtsTouch Programs expose local youth to the arts and teaches them positive means for self-expression through the use of theatre techniques. Inspires students of any age to discover their unique creative voice. Offers a Young Playwrights' Lab and summer program Camp Touchstone which is a two-week summer program for children ages 8-12 who are guided through the process of creating original theatre as an "Ensemble".
Troxell-Steckel House and Farm Museum
4229 Reliance St., Village of Egypt, PA
Recreation area for picnicking and trout fishing.
Walnutport Canal Association
417 Lincoln Ave., Walnutport, PA
Jogging, biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, cross country skiing. Canal Festival held in October.
West End Youth Center
848 N. 20th St., Allentown, PA 18104
Offers a variety of athletic opportunities for children 5-19. Spring sports include baseball, soccer and softball. Fall baseball and softball are also available. Karate lessons are available throughout the school year. Other activities such as kids bingo are offered throughout the year.
Whitehall Township Public Library
3700 Mechanicsville Rd., Whitehall, PA 18052
Story times and summer reading programs.
Xcape—The Urban Creative Arts Center for Teens
170 Allen St., Allentown, PA 18102 (St. Nick’s)
Free classes offered in hip hop dance, jazz, spoken word and theatre for teens ages 14 to 18.