Youth Programs

Science Explorers Programs

Make Some Noise! $90 per student

Why does the shriek of a siren change as it passes by? Can a person’s singing voice really crack a glass? We’ll keep the good vibrations coming as we investigate the world of sounds and sound energy. Have a percussion party, make musical instruments and experiment with echolocation. Can you hear me now?


Blue Mountain West & Cressona (Clubs will be held at Cressona 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm)

Grades 1-5: Wednesday February 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18

Blue Mountain East (3:30 pm - 4:30 pm):

Grades 1-2: Wednesday February 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18

Grades 3-5: Tuesday February 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17

You may register online for this class here!


Atomic Art $90 per student

Art and science go hand-in-hand, so put on your smock as we use brushes, bubbles and even nature itself to create scientific works of art. From making spin art machines to solar prints, you’ll combine creativity and science to fashion many unique masterpieces that go beyond "refrigerator door" art!


Blue Mountain West & Cressona (Clubs will be held at Cressona 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm)

Grades 1-5: Wednesday April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

Blue Mountain East (3:30 pm - 4:30 pm):

Grades 1-2: Wednesday April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades 3-5: Tuesday April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19

You may register online for this class here!


To register for Science Explorers Clubs, you can stop in at the Recreation Office (Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm – payment options of cash or check), or you can register online at the Blue Mountain Recreation Commission website ( – pay by credit card). You may register for one club at a time or several clubs all at once. Should you have any questions, please contact Blue Mountain Recreation Commission office by phone (570-366-1190) or email (

Biddy Tumbling


INFORMATION: The Biddy Tumbling program is a basic program offering an introduction in tumbling skills to pre-school and early elementary children. The program will emphasize balance, flexibility, improving coordination and overcoming insecurity when trying new things. It will offer basic tumbling skills mixed with movement development activities and games. Mats, tumbling shapes and barrels, and other equipment will be used by most participants. The program is open to Blue Mt. Resident children ages 2 through 4 plus Kindergarten resident students. Children must be at least 2 years old by March 11th to enroll in this program. *A parent/guardian, 18 years or older must participate with children ages 2 & 3.
Street shoes &/or sneakers will not be allowed in the Wrestling Room. Students must wear appropriate clothing each week. Shorts, T-shirts, socks or leotards would best suit the students.
The Recreation Commission runs its programs under the safest possible conditions. Competent instructors will be provided as well as spotters. However, tumbling, by nature can be a hazardous activity. Parents are urged to carry some type of medical coverage on their children, in the event of accident. Classes will run up to six weeks.
. No jeans, belts, or jewelry may be worn. All long hair must be pulled back.
. Walking instead of running is preferred.
. No food, drink, or gum chewing allowed in the Wrestling Room.
. No one is to be on or near equipment without a spotter.

You may register online for this program! 

Location: Blue Mountain Middle School Wrestling Room
Age/Grade: 2 yr old through Kindergarten
Dates: 03/11/2020 - 04/15/2020 (6 weeks)
Day/Time: Wed 6:00PM - 6:30PM - 2 - 3 year old * Must participate with parent/guardian
                 Wed 6:45PM - 7:15PM - 4 yr old through Kindergarten
Fee: Res: $15.00

SAT Prep Class
INSTRUCTOR: Shaunna Crossen, Ph.D., is an award-winning college instructor and textbook author with over 20 years of higher education teaching experience. She has taught more than 25 different
undergraduate and graduate courses in Education and Psychology. As owner of Your Study Connection, LLC, Dr. Crossen offers SAT® Prep courses as well as tutoring services for students of varying ages and ability levels.
INFORMATION: Prepare for upcoming SATs and PSATs! Join our SAT® Prep class to improve your
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score. Students must purchase and bring to every class the 2020 Official SAT Study Guide (approximately $18.00). Included in your registration cost, participants will receive a binder of test prep materials. This class is open to resident and non-resident high school students. Any class cancellations will be extended from the last day of the course.
COURSE OBJECTIVES INCLUDE: Apply winning strategies for learning, memory and test taking; use data analysis and statistics to interpret charts and graphs; build word power and contextual analysis skills;improve reading comprehension and writing skills; and analyze practice test errors to identify error patterns and correct misunderstandings. Note:  To maximize performance outcomes, students are expected to complete 1 full practice test before each session.  Class is limited to the first 20 students to register!
PLEASE NOTE: Blue Mt. Recreation Commission does not refund registration fees for classes or
Location: Blue Mountain Recreation Office/Conference Room
Grade: 9 - 12
Dates: 03/15/2020 - 04/19/2020 (No Class 04/12/2020)
Day/Time: Sun 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Fee: Res: $300.00 Non-Res: $310.00 (for 5 sessions)


669 Red Dale Road

Orwigsburg, PA 17961

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


P:  570-366-1190

F:  570-366-4928

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.