Special Events

Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru Style

Date:  Saturday, October 17, 2020

Time:  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Location:  Blue Mountain Middle School Parking Lots

Ages:  All

Cost:  FREE

We’re excited to announce the date for our Trunk or Treat event, mark your calendars!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this years Trunk or Treat will be a little different. We will be offering a Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru Style! When you arrive you will be asked how many participants are in your vehicle, and we will place that number on a sheet of paper under your windshield wiper, you can then proceed through the Trunk or Treat Drive Thru. Since this is a drive-thru we ask you that you please drive slowly and carefully as you pass the trunks and keep an eye out for our “Trunkers” (candy passers). We do not want anyone getting injured. Please stay in your vehicle at all times! “Trunkers” (candy passers) will come to you and hand candy to whomever is in the passenger seat. To keep inline with Covid guidelines, all of our “Trunkers” (candy passers) will be wearing masks and gloves for your safety and theirs.
-Trunk Decorating Contest: Each family vehicle will be able to vote and choose one favorite decorated trunk, which will be entered into the Trunk Decorating Contest!
-Costume Contest: The Recreation Staff will be picking our favorite costumes as you pass by. We will post pictures of the winners on our Facebook Page!

This event will take place in the parking lots between the Blue Mountain Middle School and Elementary East buildings. Please follow entrance signs upon your arrival.

*Want to Host a Trunk? Decorate your vehicle and fill your trunk with goodies to give out! This event would not be successful without our Trunk decorating participants! Please consider hosting a trunk! Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCJheea4cAO17Km0xSgypGy0F5Jm5SehNZYwedRlMfJ42wCA/viewform?usp=sf_link

**This event is subject to cancellation depending on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the upcoming weeks and/or with the implementation of any state orders regarding COVID-19 that may prohibit/limit social gatherings and/or the closure of school.

July 1, 2020

Welcome to the REC NINE Challenge! We've created this activity as an opportunity to showcase some of the fun stuff to see and do in our very own back yards!  Below you'll find a list of each municipality that participates in the Recreation Commission and our picks for favorite activities available in each.  Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to go out and experience each of these locations for yourself.  Upon completion of an activity on our list, please submit the requested proof to us at info@bluemountainrec.com with the name and preferred contact method for each individual in the photo/video.  Each challenge can be completed once, and will be worth one entry in our End-of-Summer drawing to take place on August 21, 2020.  Individuals who complete all 9 challenges will have their odds doubled by earning 9 additional entries in the August drawing.   Prizes include: 

                                               $45 Eat and Play gift certificate for Heisler's Dairy Bar

                                               $70 Eat and Play gift certificate for Strike Zone

                                               $50 Boyer's Giftcard package

                                               Movie Bundle gift basket valued at ~$50

                                               Summertime S'more gift basket valued at ~$50

                                               Kid's Baking Bundle gift basket valued at ~$40


*Thank you to our Partners in Fun, Boyer's Food, Heisler's Dairy Bar and Strike Zone Bowling for their generous donations!

Our Challenge Locations are:

Wayne Township - Visit Frog Hollow and find our sign.  Take a group or solo selfie with it!

East Brunswick Township - Visit one of the following historical sites:

                                            Cistercian Monastery                    Stagecoach Stop

                                             70 Schuylkill Road                       555 Church St

                                             New Ringgold, Pa                          New Ringgold, Pa

                                            *Take a solo or group selfie with one of these local markers

West Brunswick Township - Visit Christmas Pines Campground and take a photo by the sign


                                            Hike 1 mile on the walking trail off Pheasant Run Road and track it                                                with a FitBit or other pedometer app.

Cressona Borough - Run the bases or play a game of catch at the Cressona baseball field.  Send                                   us a short clip of your fun!

Orwigsburg - Visit Twisted Sisters Ice Cream shop in Downtown Orwigsburg and get your photo                          taken with their Angel Wings!

Auburn - Visit the Lending Library at the Auburn Community Center and take a photo of                             yourself making a book trade.

Deer Lake - Visit "Fighters Heaven", the revamped Muhammad Ali Training Camp and Museum                         and take a selfie with your favorite thing. 

                   (Admission is free and donations benefit Avenues Pottsville)

                   Hours and details can be found at: http://fightersheaven.com/


                   Go fishing or kayaking at Deer Lake and send us a photo or video!

North Manheim Township - Track a 1-mile walk on the Blue Mountain High School track, which                                                is currently available for community use for solo and family exercise                                              opportunities.  Track your walk with a Fitbit app or other pedometer                                              and send us a screen shot!

Blue Mountain School District - Talk one lap around our walking trail that loops around the                                                           Elementary and Middle school campus and up through                                                                     Albright's woods, and track it with your Fitbit or pedometer app.


 Get out there and have some fun this summer!  Good luck!



669 Red Dale Road

Orwigsburg, PA 17961


P:  570-366-1190

F:  570-366-4928

Hours of Operation

School Year Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Summer Office Hours (6/3/19 - 8/23/19)

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri:   8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm

A community partnership:

Auburn Borough, Cressona Borough, Deer Lake Borough, East Brunswick Township, New Ringgold Borough, North Manheim Township, Orwigsburg Borough, Wayne Township, West Brunswick Township & Blue Mountain School District

It is the major objective of the Blue Mountain Recreation Commission to extend to the greatest number of people throughout the Blue Mountain area, regardless of age, sex, race, handicap, skill level or financial status, the most varied recreational activities that are practical to originate and conduct.