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 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!