Recreation offerings for kids abound

October 27, 2002|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Harford County is home to a variety of sports and fitness programs for children, which offer instruction, fun and exercise:

Sports and Fitness

ACPR Gymnastics: Gymnastics lessons for boys and girls (ages 2 1/2 and up) and a competitive girls' team; 111 Glenville Road, Churchville, 410-836-2080.

AMF Bowling Center: Saturday youth leagues (ages 6 and up); 1955 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, 410-679-8444.

Baltimore Youth Hockey, "Ice World Stars": Co-ed, in-house recreational ice hockey (ages 9 to 14); Ice World, Abingdon, 410-426-4242, www.byhstars.org/IceWorld-BYH.html.

Bel Air Athletic Club: Clinics for basketball, field hockey, girls' and boys' lacrosse, softball, baseball, T-ball and soccer; summer camps for volleyball, boys and girls lacrosse, and field hockey (middle and high school ages); Performance Plus conditioning camp; martial arts; swimming (recreational, lessons and teams); Wee Sports (ages 1 and 2); Kids' Sports (ages 3-11); 658 Boulton Street, Bel Air, 410- 879-7115, www.baac.com.

Bel Air Roller Rink: Weekend open skating and lessons (any age); 1403 Conowingo Road, Bel Air, 410-838-3814.

Bulle Rock Golf Course: Private lessons; 320 Blenheim Lane, Havre de Grace, 888-285- 5375, www.bullerock.com.

Chesapeake Figure Skating Club at Ice World: USFSA affiliated club for competitive skaters (any age); test sessions and seminars; 410-838-4975, www. iceworld.com/cfsc.htm.

Chiefs Hockey Club: Limited travel hockey (ages 11 to 17 1/2 ); Ice World, Abingdon, 302-456- 0571, www.chiefshockeyclub.com.

Churchville Golf Driving Range: Private lessons for juniors, camps, Saturday morning clinics; 3040 Churchville Road, Churchville, 410-838-1411, www. churchvillegolf.com.

Cool Meadows Farm: Riding lessons and day camp (ages 7 and up); 3811 Jarrettsville Pike, Jarrettsville, 410-557-7442.

Dreams End Equestrian Center: Lessons (ages 4 and up) and therapeutic riding for kids with special needs(ages 4 and up); 2505 Cullum Road, Bel Air, 410-734-4555.

Emmorton Recreation and Tennis Center: Tennis programs (all ages) and multipurpose courts for youth basketball and indoor soccer; 2213 Old Emmorton Road, Bel Air, 410-638-3988.

Forest Hill Lanes: Youth and high school bowling leagues; 1 Maurice Drive, Forest Hill, 410- 838-4477.

Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation: Archery (ages 5 and up); baseball and T-ball (ages 4 and up); basketball (ages 5 and up); billiards (ages 8 to 14); bowling (ages 8 and up); canoeing; cheerleading (ages 3 and up); fencing (ages 8 and up); field hockey (ages 5 and up); fishing; football (ages 5 and up); golf; gymnastics (ages 2 and up); hiking; horseback riding; ice hockey (ages 6-12); inline hockey (ages 5 and up); lacrosse (ages 5 and up); martial arts; rope jumping (grades 1-9); rugby (ages 8 to 16); scuba (ages 8 and up); skateboarding; skiing; soccer (ages 4 and up); softball (ages 4 and up); swimming (lessons, team, and recreational); tennis; therapeutic recreation for kids with special needs; volleyball (grades 6-8 and ages 15 and up); wrestling (ages 5 and up). Programs held at variety of locations. 410-638-3572, www.co.ha.md.us/parks_rec.

Harford County Grapplers: Folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling for boys and girls (ages 6 and up) with previous experience; 410-893-6484, www.harfordgrapplers.com.

Harford Gymnastics: Classes for children (ages 1 and up), a competitive girls' team and cheer tumbling; 701 Whitaker Mill Road, Joppa, 410-879- 3718, www.harfordgymnastics.com.

Harford Junior Golf Tour: Summer tournament tour (ages 10 to 22) on courses throughout Maryland, Junior Golf Certification Program, instruction in etiquette and rules; 410-569-1754, www.HJGT.com.

Harford Lanes Inc: Bowling leagues (ages 5 to 18) and instruction; 20 Custis Street, Aberdeen, 410-272-3555, www. harfordlanes.com.

Harford Scuba School: Bubblemaker program (ages 8 to 10), Junior Open Water Diver certification (ages 10 to 15) and Open Water certification (ages 16 and up); 334 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, 410-893-DIVE, www. harfordscuba.com.

Harford Ski Club Inc: Trips for skiers and snowboarders including children (any age, accompanied by an adult); 888-380-3350, harfordskiclub.org.

Ice World: Public skating, group and private figure skating lessons (ages 4 and up), instructional and league ice hockey (ages 4 and up); 1300 Governor Court, Abingdon, 410-612-1000, www.iceworld.com.

Just4Kids Golf School: Lessons (ages 7 to 17), camps, clinics, and league; Black Horse Golf Learning Center, 3051 Troyer Road, White Hall, 410- 557-Golf; www.blackhorsegolf.com.

Just4Kids Swim School: Group and private lessons (ages 2 months and up), Mommy & Me sessions and family swims; 2213 Commerce Road, Forest Hill, 410-420-SWIM, www.j4k swimschool.com.

Knight Diver Aquatic Center: Scuba lessons (ages 10 and up) and weekend swimming (all ages); 1105 Business Center Way, Edgewood, 410-679-6413, www.knight diveraquatics.com.

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