SPRING*SUMMER 2016 - Bethlehem Township

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SPRING*SUMMER 2016 - Bethlehem Township
SPRING*SUMMER
2016
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Pat Breslin - President
Malissa Davis
Michael Hudak - Vice President
Kimberly Jenkins
Thomas Nolan
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RECREATION BOARD
Join the Recreation Board on Monday,
April 11th at 6pm. The meeting will be
held at the Community Center.
BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP
DIRECTORY
Administration
Community Center
Construction
Finance/Billing
Planning
Police Records & Non Emergency
Public Works
Public Sewer Maintenance
& Street Lights
610.814.6400
610.332.1900
610.814.6430
610.814.6460
610.814.6440
610.814.6410
610.814.6442
610.814.6422
HOLIDAYS
The Municipal Offices will be closed
on the following dates:
Monday, May 30th
Monday, July 4th
Monday, September 5th
To The Residents of the Township of Bethlehem
It is indeed a pleasure to present the spring/summer 2016 Township of Bethlehem Newsletter. The recent warm weather
spell has undeniably encouraged enthusiastic thoughts of outside activities slightly earlier than normal this year. The onset
of daylight savings time is a sure sign that comfortable weather is on the way. Throughout the following pages you will
find informative articles and timely information regarding the varied municipal services, programs, and special events that
are occurring in Bethlehem Township from Memorial Day through the Labor Day weekend holiday. Several of the articles
of note include:
Nixle.in – Bethlehem Township’s community wide Alert System
Online payment options of Township bills, including BTCC programs
The new Premise Alert Program for Special Need Individuals
Anonymous Tipping by text to the Police Department
Pavilion Rentals for 2016 in the Municipal Park
Volunteer Fire Companies -Nancy Run and BTVFC (celebrating 75 years of service)
Township Youth Organizations/Athletic Programs for 2016 in baseball, lacrosse, softball, and soccer
Bethlehem Area Public Library operations
Bethlehem Township Yard Waste Recycling Center
Included in this newsletter is The Bethlehem Township Community Center (BTCC) spring/summer 2016 Activity Brochure. The guide lists hundreds of opportunities to participate in healthy, friendly, and fun activities throughout the spring
and summer seasons. Recreation, fitness opportunities, and community special events are available for all ages/abilities.
A valuable resource provided in the Township of Bethlehem is our comprehensive website; bethlehemtownship.org.
Our website is an ideal place to initiate a search for contacts, important dates, community-wide happenings as well as questions/concerns that residents might have with regards to our local municipal government operations.
In closing, we wish each of you, your families, and friends a happy, healthy, safe spring/summer. All of us hope you and
yours have the opportunity to enjoy all the Township of Bethlehem has to offer its residents 2016 outdoor activity season.
The Bethlehem Township Board of Commissioners
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IMPORTANT UPDATES
You Have to File a Local Tax Return, Too
In the rush to prepare and file federal and state income tax returns, many Pennsylvanians forget they have to file a local tax return, too.
Pennsylvania state law requires a local tax return from every resident who does earn income and live in a community that levies a
local income tax. Bethlehem Township levies a 1% tax on earned income. Per state law, half of that tax goes to the Bethlehem
Area School District.
As of 2012, when Pennsylvania Act 32 went into effect, employers in Pennsylvania are required to withhold local earned income
taxes during each payroll period. It is important to note that even self-employed residents are required to pay the Earned Income Tax. Instructions on how to file the local taxes can be found on the Keystone Collections website at
www.KeystoneCollects.com.
Local annual tax returns are due Monday, April 18. Most Bethlehem Township taxpayers received a local annual return in the
mail from Keystone, but may choose to file online at www.KeystoneCollects.com. Taxpayers who do not file a return on time
face late filing fees and could be subject to penalty and interest for any unpaid taxes.
Local Keystone Collections Group Office (Northampton County)
224 Nazareth Pike
Suite 16
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
888-519-3897
PAYMENT OPTIONS
You have the following options to pay your current quarterly sewer and real estate tax bills:
1 Pay directly at the municipal office or by mail
Please enclose remittance stub with sewer and tax payments to ensure timely credit. Payable to “Bethlehem Township.” We do
not accept County or School District payments. As a friendly reminder, please do not staple or tape checks to sewer or tax bills
when sending payments through the mail. This may result in damage to either attachment upon separation.
2 Pay by credit card
Same day credit/nominal fee charged by Official Payments for service
Go to http://www.bethlehemtownship.org main menu item “payments” for secure site processing
-ORBy Phone 1-800-2-PAY-TAX Use Jurisdiction Code 4829 when prompted. Please have your current sewer bill or real estate tax
bill present when paying online/by phone.
3 Drop Box
Located in front of the municipal office main entrance. Further details/terms of use are posted on the drop box as well as the
Township site.
4 Tax/Sewer ACH Electronic Payment
Township site payment section will provide instructions and direct links to free service.
Acceptance of electronics ACH payments drafted from your bank account - same day credit.
You provide information from billing statement and bank account.
Payee enrollment/saves bank account information.
Secure transaction processing with email confirmation
5 ******Watch for Important Updates (Sewer Bill/Payment Enhancements)******
As early as Summer 2016 we plan to launch new features that allow for paperless billing, auto payment features, etc.
Residents/businesses have asked for this and we are answering.
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BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP
BILLINGS
***Important Sewer Meter Read Reminder***
Please ensure proper access/clearance for routine sewer meter readings; bushes, flower beds, animals, etc. Not only is the removal of obstruction appreciated it may reduce further costs should additional staff time be required to schedule follow-up
reads.
Sewer Rates - ***Quarterly Rates***
Current rates $52.50 1st 6,000 gallons plus $6.90 each 1,000 additional gallons
Current rates are published on www.bethlehemtownship.org Finance Menu/Sewer Billing Section
Current rates also printed on sewer billing - No increase for 2016
Payable to “Bethlehem Township”
Penalty of 10% applied if paid after due date
***Important Sewer Billing Update for City of Bethlehem Water Customers***
Due to changes made by the City of Bethlehem to their meter routes, your current sewer bill reading date may not match your
current water bill reading date. The information the City of Bethlehem supplies the Township is now up to three (3) to five (5)
months behind what they may be currently billing for water consumption. In most cases you will need to look at your prior
City of Bethlehem water bill to match your read dates and consumption usage with your Township sewer bill.
Real Estate Tax Bills (Payable to “Bethlehem Township”
All billings are sent to the property owner
2016 Tax Millage Rates - 7.09 mills
2016 Tax Bills mailed late January 2016 with bill date February 1, 2016
2016 Tax 2% Discount Amount applies if paid on or before March 31, 2016
2016 Tax 10% Penalty Amount applies if paid after May 31, 2016
Unpaid bills sent to Northampton County for delinquent tax collection as of January 1st each year. Please contact the Finance
Department if you are concerned you have not received your annual tax bill.
SEWER DEDUCTION METERS
Deduction Meters should be considered if you use a lot of water for outside purposes (i.e. filling a pooler or watering a lawn).
These meters will deduct the water consumption units used outside the home from your total water consumption, there by
reducing your sewer bill to account for water that did not enter the sewer system directly.
Rentals are $5.00 per week, plus a $100 deposit, which will be returned to you when the meter is returned in good condition.
Purchase of a meter is currently $127.00. The homeowner must install the meter. Questions about deduction meters can be
directed to the Physical Plant office at 610.814.6420 or download the information packet from our site. Please check with The
Department of Environmental Protection’s Drought Information Center before renting a meter.
Finance Customer Support Line 610.814.6460
Finance related questions may be directed to the following email addresses:
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
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Grasscycling is the simple practice of leaving grass clippings on the lawn when mowing. Once cut, grass clippings first
dehydrate, then decompose, quickly disappearing from view.
Grasscycling...
• Encourages a healthier lawn by returning nutrients to the soil beneath the lawn.
• Reduces work because you don’t have to bag or rake and dispose of your clippings.
• Saves you money because you don’t have to pay for disposal of your clippings.
• Benefits the environment by naturally recycling the clippings.
HOW TO BEGIN
• Cut grass when surface is dry and keep mower blades sharp.
• Follow the “1/3 Rule” - mow your lawn often enough so that more than 1/3 of the length of
the grass blade is cut in any one mowing.
• You can grasscycle with any mower - the mower collection bag should be removed to allow
clippings to drop on the lawn.
• Most lawnmower manufacturers have developed “mulching” mowers - these types of mowers are effective in
grasscycling and can be purchased at many retailers.
COMMON GRASSCYCLING QUESTIONS
Does grasscycling cause thatch?
NO! Research has shown that grass roots are the primary cause of thatch, not grass clippings. Grass roots contain large
amounts of lignin and decompose slowly. Grass clippings are approximately 80-85 percent water with only small
amounts of lignin, and decompose rapidly.
Does grasscycling spread lawn disease?
NO! Improper water and fertilizing are the primary cause of disease spread. If an accommodating environment for
turfgrass disease is present, infestation will occur whether clippings are collected or not.
Will grasscycling make my lawn look bad?
NO! If a lawn is properly mowed, watered and fertilized, grasscycling can actually produce a healthier looking lawn. It
is important to cut the lawn frequently to produce small clippings that will decompose quickly. If a lawn is not cut frequently and clippings are left on the lawn, it will produce a “hay-like” look with can be unsightly.
Are there alternatives to grasscycling?
YES! Grasscycling does not work in every situation. Prolonged wet weather, mower breakdowns or infrequent mowing
are situations where grass clippings should be bagged since a large number of clippings may be generated. But don’t
throw the clippings away! Add clippings to your compost pile or use them as mulch around trees, flowerbeds and
shrubs.
Does grasscycling require special equipment?
Refer to your owner’s manual or contact a local lawnmower dealer to learn if you can safely grasscycle. You may need
to purchase a retrofit kit and your mower dealer can assist you with selecting the correct one. Mulching mowers make
grasscycling easy by cutting grass blades into small pieces and forcing them into the soil. Electric mowers can also help
reduce air pollution.
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BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP
Bethlehem Township does not hold any contracts for garbage collection. Therefore, it is the property owners’ responsibility to
contract with a Pennsylvania licensed hauler to have all municipal waste and recycled material picked up at their property. Since
any hauler that picks up waste in the township is required to report quantities back t the municipality, the township maintains a list
of haulers. Current information on trash haulers in the Township can be obtained by calling the Township office. The Township
Solid Waste Ordinance requires all residential, commercial, institutional and industrial establishments to recycle part of their waste
stream.
Residential - clear glass, colored glass, newspaper (including newspaper inserts) corrugated paper, high grade office paper, telephone books, aluminum cans, steel cans, bimetallic cans, No 1 PET plastics, No 2 HDPE plastics and leaf waste and yard waste.
Commercial, Industrial, Etc. - corrugated, mixed and high-quality office paper and aluminum cans. Restaurants, hotels, etc in
addition to the above shall also include clear and colored glass, metal cans and newsprint, as well as #1 and #2 plastics.
Some haulers will recycle more than those required by the ordinance. Any questions regarding the schedule of pick up, the type of
material recycled and prices should be directed to the hauler.
Do not contaminate the recycled material by throwing other garbage in the bin, and make sure food containers are rinsed. Contaminated recycle containers may not be picked up by your hauler.
Tree and hedge trimmings have curbside pick up, through your garbage hauler, the first full week of May and November. Contact your haulers for information and if they charge an additional fee. You will need to contact your hauler to set up this
pickup as it may be considered an extra service by your hauler. Tree and hedge trimmings can be dropped off at the Yard
Waste Recycle Facility throughout the year.
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
Noon to 4PM
Saturday - 10AM to 3PM
Sunday - 1PM to 4PM
Hours of operation may be dependent on weather conditions.
Contact the Publics Works Department (610-814-6442) during bad weather for any changes or cancellations.
The Center is open to Bethlehem Township residents only - please bring ID
The Center only accepts tree branches, shrubbery trimmings, vegetable plants, and flower plants
Tree stumps and shrub roots with dirt, as well as grass clippings, are NOT accepted.
Branches up to 12 inches in diameter are accepted.
Residents are responsible for unloading their materials and emptying any containers. Containers must be taken
home with the resident.
Composted leaf mulch and fresh wood chips are available for residents to take home and use. The Township
does not guarantee the quality of the recycled materials.
The Township is not responsible for the loading of any of the recycled materials.
The Bethlehem Township Recycling Center is located behind the
Public Works Facility at 4450 Falmer Dr.
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Are you planning a graduation party, family reunion, company picnic, bridal shower, wedding, birthday party or just a picnic
with some friends? Why not rent a pavilion at Bethlehem Township Municipal Park? The following is a brief description of
each pavilion:
Pavilion # 1
Pavilion # 3
Seats approx. 250 people
Seats approx. 35 people
Has electricity and restrooms
No electricity-restrooms in the Community Center
Is visible from Farmersville Road
Is located north of Pavilion # 2
Rents for $100 (resident), $125 (non-resident); refundable
Rents for $35 (resident), $45 (non-resident); refundable
deposit of $150
deposit of $50
2 Horseshoe pits
2 Volleyball courts
Pavilion # 2
All the pavilions have charcoal grills and trash reSeats approx. 150 people
ceptacles available. Please note that bands, DJ’s
Has electricity – restrooms in the Community Center
and “inflatable bouncers” are not allowed as part
Is located next to the Community Center
of the pavilion rental permit. To rent a pavilion,
Rents for $75 (resident), $95 (non-resident); refundable
please contact us at 610-419-9617 from 8am to 3pm.
deposit of $100
1 Volleyball court
Tire Collection Fee;
$2/car tire (including rim)
$7/ tractor trailer tire
$25/ tractor tire
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Northampton Community College Main Campus - Bethlehem Township
Entrance from Green Pond Road ONLY
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ACCEPTED
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Northampton County residents ONLY
No appointment needed
No need to leave your car
No charge
* Please bring photo ID or recent utility bill to verify
residency.
Adhesives
Fire Extinguishers
Aerosol Cans
Herbicides/Pesticides
Antifreeze
Household Cleaners
Automotive Fluids & Cleaners
Mercury-containing Products
Batteries (all types)
Motor Oil/Filters
Compressed Gas
Oil-based Paint & Stain *
Fluorescent Lights
Pool Chemicals
Flammable/Combustible Fluids Thermostats
* Items NOT considered hazardous cannot be accepted*
*NO LATEX PAINT*NO SMOKE DETECTORS*NO MEDICAL WASTES*
Northampton County Department of Community & Economic Development...improving quality of life through investment in our communities
Questions?
Contact Ken Zinis, Environmental and Sustainability
[email protected]
610-829-6313
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BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP
As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants. Stormwater can flow into a storm sewer
system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies
we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Polluted runoff is the nation’s greatest threat to clean water.
By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the
ground and out of the stormwater. Adopt these healthy household habits and help protect lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, and coastal waters. Remember to
share the habits with your neighbors!
HEALTHY HOUSEHOLD HABITS FOR CLEAN WATER
Vehicle and Garage
Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on a lawn or other unpaved surface to minimize the amount of dirty, soapy water flowing into the storm
drain and eventually into your local waterbody.
Check your car, boat, motorcycle and other machinery and equipment for leaks and spills. Make repairs as soon as possible. Clean up spilled fluids
with an absorbent material like kitty litter or sand, and don’t rinse the spills into a nearby storm drain. Remember to properly dispose of absorbent material.
Recycle used motor oil and other automotive fluids at participating service stations. Don’t dump these chemicals down the storm drain or dispose of
them in your trash.
Lawn and Garden
Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly. When use is necessary, use these chemicals in the recommended amounts. Avoid applications if the forecast
calls for rain; otherwise, chemicals will be washed into your local stream.
Select native plants and grasses that are drought and pest resistant. Native plants require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.
Sweep up yard debris, rather than hosing down areas. Compost or recycle yard waste when possible.
Don’t overwater your lawn. Water during the cool times of the day, and don’t let water runoff into the storm drain.
Cover piles of dirt and mulch being used in landscaping projects to prevent these pollutants from blowing or washing off your yard and into local
waterbodies. Vegetate bare spots in your yard to prevent soil erosion.
Home Repair and Improvement
Before beginning an outdoor project, locate the nearest storm drains and protect them from debris and other material.
Sweep up and properly dispose of construction debris such as concrete and mortar.
Use hazardous substances like paints, solvents, and cleaners in the smallest amounts possible, and follow the directions on the label. Clean up spills
immediately, and dispose of the waste safely. Store substances properly to avoid leaks and spills.
Purchase and use nontoxic, biodegradable, recycled, and recyclable products whenever possible.
Clean paint brushes in the sink, not outdoors. Filter and reuse paint thinner when using oil-based paints. Properly dispose of excess paints through a
household hazardous waste collection program, or donate unused paint to local organizations.
Reduce the amount of paved area and increase the amount of vegetated area in your yard. Use native plants in your landscaping to reduce the need
for watering during dry periods. Consider directing downspouts away from paved surfaces onto lawns and other measures to increase infiltration
and reduce polluted runoff.
Pet Care
When walking your pet, remember to pick up the waste and dispose of it properly. Flushing pet waste is the best disposal method. Leaving pet waste
on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into the storm drain and eventually into local waterbodies.
Swimming Pool and Spa
Drain your swimming pool only when a test kit does not detect chlorine levels.
Whenever possible, drain your pool or spa into the sanitary sewer system.
Properly store pool and spa chemicals to prevent leaks and spills, preferably in a covered area to avoid exposure to stormwater.
Septic System Use and Maintenance
Have your septic system inspected by a professional at least every 3 years, and have the septic tank pumped as necessary (usually every 3 to 5 years).
Care for the septic system drainfield by not driving or parking vehicles on it. Plant only grass over and near the drainfield to avoid damage from roots.
Flush responsibly. Flushing household chemicals like paint, pesticides, oil, and antifreeze can destroy the biological treatment taking place in the system. Other items, such as diapers, paper towels, and cat litter, can clog the septic system and potentially damage components.
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PREMISE ALERT
The Premise Alert program allows for a coordinated response by Police, Fire, Emergency Medical
Services, 911 centers, as well as education and human service agencies, all working together with
families of special needs individuals. It provides families with a uniform method to alert first responders about special needs individuals and provides first responders with advanced knowledge
of the situation, allowing for a rapid and informed response during a crisis, evacuations, and disasters.
The Premise Alert Form assists first responders by giving them advanced medical and behavioral information allowing them to be better prepared before they enter a residence or interact with an individual with special needs.
This advanced knowledge leads to more accurate assessments and appropriate agency responses in emergency
situations. The underlying principle of the Premise Alert program is that the more First Responders know about a
situation or individual before they respond, the more likely they will achieve a positive outcome.
The Premise Alert form is designed for anyone who has a special need, health challenge, or disability, such as, but
not limited to; Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism, Mental Health Challenges, Mental Retardation, or a complex or rare
medical condition.
Premise Alert packets will be available at the Bethlehem Township Police headquarters or available to download
on our website: http://www.bethlehemtownship.org/police_ premise.html
Each packet will include the necessary forms, and upon receipt, a sticker is issued which should be placed on the
front door of the home of the special needs individual. A picture of the special needs individual should also be
attached to the Premise Alert form.
If you own or operate a business in Bethlehem Township and would like to provide the police department and
911 center with emergency/after-hours contact information, please navigate to: http://
www.bethlehemtownship.org/police_ premise.html and click the link on the bottom of the page. Complete the
form and return it to the Bethlehem Township Police Department during business hours.
ANONYMOUS TIPPING
Have a tip? Wish to stay anonymous?
Text: TIP BETHLEHEMTWP followed by your message to; 888777
Visit: https://local.nixle.com/tip/township-of-bethlehem/
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BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP
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MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY
FOOTBALL*SOCCER*CHEERING*WRESTLING*BASKETBALL
*SOFTBALL*LACROSSE
The Bethlehem Township Athletic Association (BTAA) is a non-profit organization established in 1968.
We have a long standing history of providing exceptional youth sports programs. The sports programs that
BTAA provides to children of Bethlehem Township has expanded since the inception of the organization
in order to afford our children every opportunity to experience being part of a team, comradery and building life experiences for them to remember for the rest of their lives.
Visit our new website at: www.btaabulldogs.com
Southmoore Golf Club
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 1:00pm-7:00pm
$85 per person - includes registration , dinner, beverages, games and prizes!
Visit www.btaabulldogs for more information.
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BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP
August 28, 2016
Come join us at this family friendly Bethlehem Township Community Event. This event is aimed at any and all ages
and abilities! Regardless if you will run the 3.1 miles in fifteen minutes or leisurely stroll the course in an hour and
fifteen we are excited to have you. It is all about having fun!!
The kid’s fun run will be the first event to start off that morning, followed by the 5k fun run/walk through Bethlehem Township. After the races please stay and join us for the awards ceremony. Awards will be given to the top 3
men and women finishers overall and also to the top 3 men and women in each age categories.
Proceeds for this event will help support the MS Foundation to help make “a brighter tomorrow” and to help support the sports programs that BTAA provides to the children of Bethlehem Twp.
Run to compete * Walk with a purpose * Run/walk for fun
Registration to open in May 2016
EVENTS FOR THE 2016 BASEBALL SEASON
4/4
Games begin
4/16
Opening Day Ceremonies
11:00am
FBTAA Complex
(Majors, Minors, Farm, Coach Pitch & T-ball)
5/26-5/29
Junior Legion Tournament
TBA
FBTAA Complex
6/4
FBT Day
All Day
FBTAA Complex
6/11
Last day of season
7/23
Fall Baseball Registration
TBA
FBTAA Fieldhouse
Fall Baseball ages 8 to 15 by April 1, 2016. The Fall Baseball season runs for 6 weeks beginning August15th.
League Meetings will be held on 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2 & 6/9 (Board Elections) at 8pm, 7/7 & 8/4 at 7pm
Board of Director Meetings will be held on 4/28, 5/26 & 6/30 @ 8pm, 7/7 & 8/4 at 7pm, immediately after the
League meeting.
Anyone from Bethlehem Township is welcome to attend any of the League or Board Meetings
FIELDHOUSE PHONE #610-867-8581. Check out “FBTAA.COM” for additional information.
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While this past winter storm sure dumped a record amount of snow on us, the warm weather that followed
helped greatly in getting things back to normal as quickly as possible. Fortunately there were no major fire emergencies here in the township during that period. We were ready for the worst, but the storm really did not present a significant challenge for the fire company. Since we started the “Adopt a Hydrant” program a few years ago, where residents are asked to clear snow from around the fire hydrants in their neighborhoods, the response has been very positive and there is more and more participation each year. Quick access to a fire hydrant in time of need could be of
great benefit to everyone in the neighborhood. So, thanks to all who shoveled out those fire hydrants-- we really appreciate your help.
This warm weather that we have been experiencing has also helped with our building expansion and renovation project here at the fire company. We have been able to continue with much of the outside construction throughout the winter months and at the same time the interior renovation work is also being accomplished. Another couple
of months should bring us close to getting everything completed.
If Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction this year is accurate, we will soon be out there doing the spring cleanup of
our lawns, yards, and getting the garden ready for planting. While we may be eager to get these chores done, we must
be careful to work safely to avoid injury.
1. When using ladders to access areas of the home for cleaning, painting, clearing rain gutters or tree trimming, only use ladders that are in good condition. Avoid over extending your reach from the side of the ladder which
may cause the ladder to shift position causing you to fall. Do not stand on the top of a step ladder. Follow all safety
instructions for the ladder you are using.
2. Service your powered lawn equipment early in the season to be sure that it is in good working condition
and properly adjusted.
3. To insure that you get the best performance from your equipment, keep it clean and properly sharpened.
4. Shut of the engine or disconnect any electrical supply to the equipment before any repair or adjustments
are attempted.
5. Let gasoline engines cool sufficiently before refueling.
6. Always do your refueling outdoors - NEVER inside your home or garage.
7. Do not store gasoline or other flammable or combustible liquids inside the living areas of your home.
8. And, when it is time for some relaxation, party and family time, be careful when using gas fired or charcoal
grills. Keep them away from nearby combustibles such as the vinyl siding of your home, wooden decks and porches,
etc.
Have a safe and enjoyable summer and remember “SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES”
B. E. Roecker Fire Marshal
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BTCC
www.nancyrun.org
As the members and staff of the Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Company celebrate the 70th
anniversary of professional service to this community, we want to share another very important
number with you: 107.
What is the significance of this number? Why is it important to you? According to NOAA, 107 is the
30-year average (1975-2004) of flood-related deaths. This is higher than the average number of
deaths by lightning strikes, tornadoes and hurricanes during the same 30-year period. We need your
help in reducing that number to zero!
Flooding in Bethlehem Township is a very real concern. Governmental and civic leaders are engaged
in researching and developing ideal solutions to mitigate flooding; however, we must acknowledge
that engineering controls require extensive planning, preparation and implementation. While our
leaders are working diligently on this project, we must work together to recognize the dangers of
flooding and how to prepare and respond to them.
The following are tips provided by the American Red Cross:
Listen to area radio and TV stations and a NOAA weather radio for possible flood warnings and
reports of flooding in progress or other critical information from the National Weather Service.
Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
When a flood or flash flood warning is issued for your area, head for higher ground and stay
there.
Stay away from floodwaters. If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep
you off of your feet.
If you come upon a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. Most vehicles
can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood danger.
Additional information can be found online at www.Ready.gov/floods. Please take the opportunity
to review the contents contained therein to help keep you and your loved ones safe during flood
emergencies.
www.btvfc.org
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Bethlehem Township
Community Center
2900 Farmersville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020
610.332.1900
www.bethlehemtownship.org
Main Building/Lobby Access Doors
Monday - Friday 5:30AM - 10:00PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fitness/Exercise Facilities
Monday - Friday 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Indoor Aquatics
Monday - Friday 6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Kids’ Club
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 4:00 PM -7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00AM- 11:30 AM
Outdoor Aquatics
Saturday, May 28th - Monday, September 5th - Weather Permitting
Open Daily at 12:00 PM
Specific hours will be posted for:
Lap swims * Youth Instruction * Family Swims * Sauna, Whirlpool, & Steam
Room * Senior Swims * Community Swims * Rentals
Please Note the Following Changes to the Regular Hours:
Monday, May 30th - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Indoor Facility Only)
Monday, July 4th - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Indoor Facility Only)
Monday, September 5th - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Indoor Facility Only)
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MEMBERSHIP FEES
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
Individual Adult
Individual Youth under 18
Individual Sr. Citizen over 62
Household of 2 under 62
Sr. Citizen Household
Household (up to 5 members)*
RESIDENT
$320.00
$175.00
$175.00
$500.00
$325.00
$550.00*
REGULAR
$455.00
$240.00
$240.00
$645.00
$455.00
$750.00*
* Only 2 adults are permitted per household pass before an add-on is applied for adult members at $50 per
adult – Proof of residency is required for each additional adult
* Only 3 children are permitted per household pass before an add-on is applied for child members at $50
per child
THREE MONTH SPECIAL (must be three consecutive months)
Individual Adult
$100.00
$150.00
Individual Youth Under 18
$60.00
$90.00
Individual Sr. Citizen over 62
$60.00
$90.00
Household of 2 under 62
$150.00
$225.00
Sr. Citizen Household
$100.00
$150.00
Household (up to 5 members)*
$175.00*
$260.00*
* Only 2 adults are permitted per household pass before an add-on is applied for adult members at $25 per
adult – Proof of residency is required for each additional adult
* Only 3 children are permitted per household pass before an add-on is applied for child members at $25
per child
DAILY (for non members)
Adult
Youth under 18
Sr. Citizen over 62
$6.00
$5.00
$5.00
KIDS CLUB MEMBERSHIP RIDER*
Annual Members
$30.00
* Allows annual pass holders unlimited use of the kids club
$10.00
$7.00
$7.00
$30.00
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS **
5 employees
10% discount per employee/annual
10-15 employees
15% discount per employee/annual
15 or more employees
20% discount per employee/annual
** small companies (<15) $500.00 annual contribution
** large companies (>15) $1,000.00 annual contribution
Please contact the Center Director for more details – 610-332-1500
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BTCC AMENITIES
The Bethlehem Township Community
Center is located at 2900 Farmersville Road in
Bethlehem Township. The 50,000 square foot
center is open year-round with facilities and
activities for all ages.
Year Round Indoor Pool
3600 square foot competitive area
Six (25-yard) lap lanes
Spectator seating for 200
Zero depth entry ramp
Whirlpool
Steam Room
Sauna
Indoor Gymnasium
13000 square feet of maple flooring
Can be subdivided for basketball, volleyball
and badminton
Audio sound and electric scoreboards
Spectator seating
Easy access to child watch area & refreshment
stand
Kids Club
Access controlled area
Attendance for up to 30 children
Monday-Friday - 8:30AM-12PM
Monday-Thursday - 4PM-8PM
Friday - 4PM-7PM
Saturday - 9AM-11:30AM
Full Size Outdoor Pool
6000 square feet of recreational fun
Zero depth entry
4-lane lap section
Water features
Water slide
Cardiovascular & Fitness Center
Located just off the indoor track
1300 square foot aerobic fitness center
State-of-the-art fitness equipment
Designated area for free weights, stretching
and personal training
Multi-Purpose Rooms
4000 square feet of all-purpose space
High quality audio and visual
Cushioned floors
Wireless internet service
Refreshments/Concessions
Offering a variety of beverages, including sports
drinks, water and light snacks
BTCC REGISTRATION & REFUND POLICY
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Registration for programs closes one week prior to the beginning of the class unless otherwise noted in the program description. Please pre-register, classes fill up quickly.
Bethlehem Township Community Center reserves the right to cancel any program trip or activity due to insufficient registration. A full refund will be issued.
Inclement weather may prompt Bethlehem Township to cancel a program. If possible, the session will be made
up at another date. Please tune in to WFMZ for information regarding delays or cancellations.
We do not offer make up classes for absences.
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AQUA AEROBICS
DEEP WATER
An intense workout without the stress on joints. Great for
people with knee, hip, or back problems. Participants wear
flotation belts and must be comfortable in deep water to participate.
Price: $18.00 Member
$36.00 Non Member
A great workout in the pool including warm up, high-low
impact aerobics, power moves, some deep water choreography, toning major muscle groups, stretching & cool
down. Excellent for any age because of the water's natural
buoyancy & gentle resistance. No swimming skills required.
Price: $18.00 Member
$36.00 Non Member
Mondays 8:00am-8:45am
Session I: April 18th – May 23rd
Program # 250803.01
Tuesdays 8:00am-8:45am
Session I: April 19th – May 24th
Program # 250801.01
Mondays 9:00am-9:45am
Session I: April 18th – May 23rd
Program # 250803.02
Tuesdays 9:00am-9:45am
Session I: April 19th – May 24th
Program # 250801.02
Mondays 7:20pm-8:05pm
Session I: April 18th – May 23rd
Program # 250803.03
Thursdays 8:00am-8:45am
Session I: April 21st – May 26th
Program # 250801.03
Wednesdays 8:00am-8:45am
Session I: April 20th – May 25th
Program # 250803.04
Thursdays 9:00am-9:45am
Session I: April 21st – May 26th
Program # 250801.04
Wednesdays 9:00am-9:45am
Session I: April 20th – May 25th
Program # 250803.05
ARTHRITIS
This class is geared toward people who have Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, or any other joint related
problems. Natural buoyancy & gentle resistance can help
decrease pain & stiffness & can improve or maintain joint
flexibility. No swimming skills required
Price : $18 Member
$36 Non Member
Wednesdays 7:20pm-8:05pm
Session I: April 20th – May 25th
Program # 250803.06
Fridays 8:00am-8:45am
Session I: April 22nd – May 27th
Program # 250803.07
Monday 10:45am-11:30am
Session I: April 18th – May 23rd
Program # 250802.01
Fridays 9:00am-9:45am
Session I: April 22nd – May 27th
Program # 250803.08
SILVER SPLASH
This aerobic based class is designed to enhance an individual's quality of life. This class uses the water's properties to
enhance agility, range of motion and endurance.
Price $18 Member
$36 Non Member
Free to Silver Sneaker Participants
Wednesdays 12:00pm-12:45pm
Session I: April 20th – May 25th
Program #250806.01
Wednesdays 10:45am-11:30am
Session I: April 20th – May 25th
Program # 250802.02
Fridays 10:45am-11:30am
Session I: April 22nd – May 27th
Program # 250802.03
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AQUA FIT
BLUE SHARK SWIM CLINICS
Well-balanced total body workout addresses cardiovascular,
strength, flexibility, and abdominals with/without equipment. A beginner to moderate level class includes warm-up
and cool-down stretches and can be modified for different
levels of participation. No swimming ability is necessarystudents rarely get their hair wet!
Price: $18 Member
$36 Non Member
Get in the Water for some pre-season Summer swimming
training. On deck coaches will be giving group instructions
on the four racing strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke,
and butterfly), starts and turns. A great way to stay in shape
and work on the major strokes.
Price: $40 Member
$60 Non Member
Mondays 6:30pm-7:15pm
Session I: April 18th – May 23rd
Program # 250805.01
5-10 year olds
Sundays 4:00pm 5:00pm
Session I: April 24th – May 22nd
Program# 250798.01
Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:15pm
Session I: April 20th – May 25th
Program # 250805.02
11-18 year olds
Sundays 5:00pm-6:00pm
Session I: April 24th – May 22nd
Program # 250799.01
LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASS
SCUBA
Do you want to learn to SCUBA dive? Are you interested in
just trying it without committing to the entire course? We
have the right solution for you. Your Bethlehem Township
Community Center in partnership with Lehigh Valley Dive
Center can offer you both. Our SCUBA classes take four
weekends to complete. Three Sundays in the pool and on the
fourth weekend training dives are performed on Saturday and
Sunday. Upon completion you will be awarded the prestigious C-card. If you are not quite ready for the full course you
can try SCUBA in one of our TRY/DISCOVER SCUBA
sessions. These are conducted on Sundays in the pool and
ALL equipment is provided.
For more details please check the website at lvdive.com.
The BTCC will be having an American Red Cross Lifeguard
Training Class. This Course will provide lifeguard candidates
with the skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies and to provide care for injuries and
sudden illnesses. Interested candidates must be 15 years of
age on or before the final scheduled class session. Attendance is mandatory at all classes. CPR for the professional
rescuer, AED, and Community First Aid and Safety are also
included in this course. All candidates must be able to pass
the pre-requisite skills test to enter the class. Candidates
must be able to swim 300 yards continuously using front
crawl and breast stroke and perform deep water brick retrieval.
Price: $250 Member
$300 Non Member
Class Dates:
Saturday, April 2nd
Sunday, April 3rd
Saturday, April 16th
Sunday, April 17th
Class Time:
11:00am-6:00pm
SCOUT TROOP GROUP SWIM
Contact the Aquatics Office at 610-332-1842 to set a date
for a boy scout/girl scout group swim. Please call ahead to
qualify for a discounted group rate.
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Inquire within the Aquatics Office at 610-332-1842 for any
questions regarding the Lifeguard Training Class.
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PARENT AND CHILD
AQUATICS LEVEL
Ages 6 months to 4 years old
Water Babies
6 months-4 years
Water Babies introduces basic skills to
parents and children through songs,
games and activities. Parents are
taught to safely work with their child in
the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child in
the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully
and try the skills. Children are introduced to basic skills that lay a foundation to help them learn to swim. A
parent/guardian is required to accompany each child in the water and participate in the classes.
Water Pioneers
18 months – 4 years
Water Pioneers builds on the skills
introduced in Water Babies. Participants improve on these skills and learn
more advanced skills in Water Pioneers. Once infants or young children
are able to comfortably perform the
skills in Water Babies, they progress to
Water Pioneers. A parent/guardian is
required to accompany each child in
the water and participate in the classes.
PRESCHOOL CLASSES
Ages 3-4 years of age
Starfish
3 to 4 years old
A first time group experience without
parents. Work toward independent
performance of the basic skills including body positions, blowing bubbles,
floating, kicking, jumping, and basic
water safety. At this first level, children start developing good attitudes
and safe practices around the water.
Hermit Crab
Continue to reinforce basic skills
taught in Starfish and increase comfort
level. Children continue to explore
using simultaneous and alternating arm
and leg actions on the front and back to
gain more proficiency for future
strokes. Children should be able to put
face in water comfortably for at least 3
seconds and be able to perform assisted
front and back floats for 3-5 seconds.
Tadpole
This course builds on the skills learned
in the previous levels. Tadpole provides additional practice of basic aquatic skills at a slightly more proficient
performance level, such as performing
skills for greater distances and times.
Skills in this level are performed independently with little assistance.
LEARN TO SWIM
Ages 5-13 years of age
Sea Turtle
Introduction to Water Skills
Level 1
In this introductory class, students will
learn basic personal water safety information and skills to help participants
feel comfortable in the water and to
enjoy the water safely. Front and back
stroke techniques are introduced, with
the main focus on getting the child
more comfortable with the water. Participants start developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe
practices in and around the water.
Manta Ray
Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 2
Students will work toward independent
performance of the basic skills: bobs,
floats without support and recovering
to a vertical position, glides, simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions
on the front and back, which lay the
foundation for future strokes. Prerequisites: Students must be comfortable in the water, be able to put face
in water for at least 3 seconds, and
be able to perform an assisted back
float for 3-5 seconds.
Swordfish
Stroke Development
Level 3
Continue to build on previously learned
skills by providing additional guided
practice. Participants are taught to survival float, swim the front crawl, back
stroke and elementary backstroke. At
this level participants will also be introduced to the scissor and dolphin kicks,
and will build on the fundamentals important to treading water. As in all levels, additional safety skills and messages
are taught. Prerequisites: Must be
able to swim independently on back
and front for 5 yards, must be comfortable in deeper water.
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Seal
Stroke Improvement
Level 4
Continue to develop participants’ confidence in the strokes learned thus far
and to improve in other aquatic skills.
In the Seals level, participants improve
their skills and increase their endurance
by swimming familiar strokes for greater
distances. Participants add the arms to
the scissor kick for the side stroke and
the basics of turning at a wall. Prerequisites: Must be able to swim front
crawl and elementary backstroke for
15 yards and successfully tread water
for 30 seconds.
Orca
Stroke Refinement
Level 5
Refinement in performance of all
strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke
and sidestroke) and an increase in participants’ endurance. Flip turns on the
front and back are also introduced.
Prerequisites: Must be able to swim
25 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke, and must be able to
swim 15 yards of breaststroke and
back crawl.
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STARFISH contd.
PRIVATE LESSONS
Private Lessons will be available for participants of all ages. Each
session meets for five- thirty minute classes once a week. Aquatics Management will put together a list of all available times and
days we have for private lessons each session. Patrons will select
the day and time from the list of available private lessons and
select which day and time matches with their schedule. We will
begin taking private registration for Session I at 9:00am on April
11, 2016.
Price: $85 - Member
$105 - Non Member
Session I: April 18th – May 21st
WATER BABIES 6 months - 4 years old
Price:
$20 Member
$30 Non Member
Mondays 9:45am-10:15am
Session I: April 18th – May 16th
Program # 250701.01
Thursdays 12:45pm-1:15pm
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250701.04
Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:00pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th
Program # 250701.02
Saturdays 9:00am-9:30am
Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250701.05
Wednesdays 9:45am-10:15am
Session I: April 20th – May 18th
Program # 250701.03
WATER PIONEERS 18 months - 4 years old
Price:
$20 Member
$30 Non Member
Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:00pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th
Program # 250711.05
Thursdays 10:45am-11:15am
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250711.10
Tuesdays 6:00pm-6:30pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th
Program # 250711.06
Thursdays 1:30pm-2:00pm
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250711.11
Wednesdays 9:00am-9:30am
Session I: April 20th – May 18th
Program # 250711.07
Thursdays 6:00pm-6:30pm
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250711.12
Wednesdays 2:30pm-3:00pm
Session I: April 20th – May 18th
Program # 250711.08
Fridays 10:00am-10:30am
Session I: April 22nd – May 20th
Program # 250711.15
Wednesdays 5:00pm-5:30pm
Session I: April 20th – May 18th
Program # 250711.09
Saturdays 8:30am-9:00am
Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250711.13
Saturdays 12:00pm-12:30pm
Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250711.14
HERMIT CRAB 3 - 4 years old
Mondays 11:00am-11:30am
Session I: April 18th – May 16th
Program # 250712.01
Wednesdays 5:00pm-5:30pm
Session I: April 20th – May 18th
Program # 250712.06
Mondays 5:00pm-5:30pm
Session I: April 18th – May 16th
Program # 250712.02
Thursdays 10:00am-10:30am
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250712.07
Tuesdays 10:00am-10:30am
Session I: April 19th – May 17th
Program # 250712.03
Thursdays 6:00-6:30pm
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250712.08
Fridays 12:00pm-12:45pm
Session I: April 22nd – May 20th
Program # 250712.10
Tuesdays 1:00-1:30pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th
Program # 250702.01
Fridays 10:00am-10:30am
Session I: April 22nd – May 20th
Program # 250702.03
Tuesdays 6:00pm-6:30pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th
Program # 250712.04
Thursdays 5:30pm-6:00pm
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250702.02
Saturdays 9:30am-10:00am
Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250702.04
Wednesdays 10:15am-10:45am Saturdays 8:30am-9:00am
Session I: April 20th – May 18th Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250712.05
Program # 250712.09
TADPOLE 3 - 4 years old
Price:
Thursdays 5:30pm-6:00pm
Tuesdays 2:15pm-2:45pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250713.04
Program # 250713.01
$25 Member
$35 Non Member
STARFISH 3 - 4 years old
Mondays 5:00pm-5:30pm
Mondays 9:00am-9:30am
Session I: April 18th – May 16th Session I: April 18th – May 16th
Program # 250711.03
Program # 250711.01
Tuesdays 10:45am-11:15am
Mondays 2:30pm-3:00pm
Session I: April 18th – May 16th Session I: April 19th – May 17thProgram # 250711.04
Program # 250711.02
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Fridays 9:15am-9:45am
Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:00pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th Session I: April 22nd – May 20th
Program # 250713.05
Program #: 250713.02
Thursdays 2:15pm-2:45pm
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250713.03
BTCC
Saturdays 9:15am-9:45am
Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250713.06
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ORCA 5 - 13 years old
Price:
Tuesdays 7:45pm-8:30pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th
Program # 250725.01
$35 Member
$50 Non Member
SEA TURTLE 5 - 13 years old
Mondays 4:00pm-4:45pm
Session I: April 18th – May 16th
Program # 250721.01
Thursdays 6:30pm-7:15pm
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250721.04
Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:15pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th
Program # 250721.02
Saturdays 11:00am-11:45am
Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250721.05
Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:15pm
Session I: April 20th – May 18th
Program # 250721.03
MANTA RAY 5 - 13 years old
Mondays 4:00pm-4:45pm
Session I: April 18th – May 16th
Program # 250722.01
Thursdays 6:30pm-7:15pm
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250722.04
Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:15pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17thProgram # 250722.02
Saturdays 11:00am-11:45am
Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250722.05
Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:15pm
Session I: April 20th – May 18th
Program # 250722.03
SWORDFISH 5 - 13 years old
Mondays 5:30pm-6:15pm
Session I: April 18th – May 16th
Program # 250723.01
Thursdays 7:15pm-8:00pm
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250723.04
Tuesdays 7:15pm-8:00pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th
Program # 250723.02
Saturdays 10:00am-10:45am
Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250723.05
Wednesdays 4:00pm-4:45pm
Session I: April 20th – May 18th
Program # 250723.03
SEAL 5 - 13 years old
Mondays 5:30pm-6:15pm
Session I: April 18th – May 16th
Program # 250724.01
Thursdays 7:15pm-8:00pm
Session I: April 21st – May 19th
Program # 250724.04
Tuesdays 7:15pm-8:00pm
Session I: April 19th – May 17th
Program # 250724.02
Saturdays 10:00am-10:45am
Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250724.05
Wednesdays 4:00pm-4:45pm
Session I: April 20th – May 18th
Program # 250724.03
Saturday 12:00pm-12:45pm
Session I: April 23rd – May 21st
Program # 250725.02
Wednesdays 4:00pm-4:45pm
Session I: April 20th – May 18th
Program # 250725.03
Aqua Exercise Classes
Session I: (6 week session) - June 6th - July 15th
Session II: (5 week session) - July 25th - August 26th
Swim Lessons - 2 week session - Monday - Thursday
Session I: June 20th - June 30th
Session II: July 11th - July 21st
Session III: August 1st - August 13th
Saturday Lessons: June 25th - August 11th
**Check back May 1st for Summer Class times!
BLUE SHARKS SWIM TEAM
The Blue Sharks are ready to begin their seventh year in the
Penn-Jersey Swim League! We will be keeping the tradition of
providing a wholesome, fun, summer activity that provides quality competitive swimming instruction. Swimmers will receive
group instruction on the four racing strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly), starts and turns.
Practices will be held five days a week for all levels. All swim
meets will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights. There will
be seven swim meets, an invitational meet, and championships
for those who qualify. Our season will officially kick off June
13, 2016 and will run until August 6, 2016.
The Bethlehem Township Summer Swim Team will provide a
fun and challenging opportunity for swimmers to learn new
skills, compete in meets, stay in great physical condition, encourage and make friends with other team members.
$125 per swimmer - Member or Bethlehem Township Resident
$225 per swimmer - Non Member
Blue Sharks Pre-Season Practices
Free to all swim team Participants!!!
Sundays, June 4th & June 11th
5-11year olds 5-6pm
11-18 year olds 6-7pm
Practice Schedule
Group 1-advanced (11 years – 18 years of age)
7:15am-8:45am
5-6 lanes available inside pool Monday-Friday
Group 2- Intermediate (9 years -10 years of age)
8:45am – 9:45am
3-4 lanes available inside pool Monday-Friday
Group 3- Novice (5 years -8 years of age)
9:45am – 10:30am
3 lanes available inside pool Monday-Friday
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YOUNG WARRIORS - Tae Kwon Do
LEARNING THRU SONG & DANCE
3-5 years old
Emphasis will be on natural movement, free expression and learning to participate in a group while following directions. This class
will also teach balance, coordination and right from left. Each child
will receive a combination of dancing and singing. Tap shoes encouraged, but not required.
Mondays 5:00pm-5:45pm
Session I: April 18th - May 16th
$25 Member
$40 Non Member
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
4- 6 years old
This class is designed for the preschooler who gets into everything.
Come explore the kitchen and make food that not only fills the
tummy but uses hands and feet to make! Each child must bring an
apron and appetite. This is one class you don’t want to miss!
Tuesdays 9:30am-10:15am
Session I: April 19th - May 17th
$25 Member
$40 Non Member
LAUGH & LEARN
3-5 years old
Our goal is to provide a stimulating environment that promotes
cognitive, social, language and physical development for children.
This program was designed to help children realize and enthusiasm
for learning in a comfortable and fun environment. Each morning
will include circle time, themed activities, crafts, songs & movement, games and a discovery project. Our program is taught by a
certified early childhood professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. Choose one day or two!
Tuesdays 10:30am-12:00pm
Session I: April 19th - May 17th
Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm
Session I: April 21st - May 19th
$30 Member
$45 Non Member
* Pick one day or both! Save $10 if you register for both days!!
GYM N SWIM
4-6 years old
This high energy class begins in the gym with games and sports and
then jumps to the pool for water play. Child must be completely
toilet trained and comfortable participating without a parent. Child
must wear a swimsuit underneath gym clothes with gym shoes. Parents drop off in gym and pick up in the pool area.
Tuesdays 10:30am-12:00pm
Session I: May 10th - May 31st
$30 Member
$45 Non Member
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4-6 years old
This is an introduction to the Korean art from Tae Kwon Do
for young children. This program will focus on basic techniques
using hands and feet, physical fitness including core and
strength training and basic forms. They will learn dojang
(Martial Art School) etiquette. The main focus will be to teach
respect and establish confidence & self control.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm-6:30pm
Monthly Fees
$25 Member
$45 Non Member
* This program runs year round, please call for availability!
BEGINNER PIKES
3-5 years old
This fun intro to gymnastics class is designed to develop coordination, flexibility, strength, motor skills and self esteem. Children will be introduced to stretching, basic tumbling skills and
various mats.
Wednesdays 9:30am-10:15am
Session I: April 20th - May 18th
$25 Member
$40 Non Member
LEARN TO RALLY AND PLAY TENNIS
3-4 years old
This program is designed to teach children the skills to be able
to rally with a partner, play the game and hopefully participate
on a team. Exercises, fun activities and one on one guidance will
be used throughout the practice to perform skills. Emphasis will
be on stroke development, coordination, movement and balance. All players must bring a racquet. Class to be held outside
on the tennis courts, weather permitting.
Wednesdays 5:00pm-5:45pm
Session I: April 20th - May 18th
$50 Member
$65 Non Member
ALL STAR SPORTS
3-6 years old
A fun introduction to a wide variety of sports. Children will play
wiffle ball, basketball, soccer, soft floor hockey and several other
games!
Wednesdays 10:30am-11:15am
Session I: April 20th - May 18th
$25 Member
$40 Non Member
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LITTLE LUNCH LEARNERS
FUN, JUMP & GIGGLE
18 - 36 months with caregiver
This is your chance to spend time with your young child in a gym
program with the focus on fun! Enjoy activities such as parachute
games and balls mixed with music and imagination to enhance
coordination and improve large motor skills. You’ll love spending
this time with your child.
Thursdays 9:30am-10:15am
Session I: April 21st - May 19th
$25 Member
$40 Non Member
SPRING COMBO
3-5 years old
Soccer & tee ball made fun! This class will be a combination of
both soccer and tee ball to prepare for the spring season. Our
experienced instructor will use age appropriate games, demonstrations and games to teach the basics of soccer and tee ball.
Baseball gloves not required.
Thursdays
Ages: 3-4 (younger 4’s) 9:30am-10:15am
Ages: 4-5 (older 4’s) 10:30am-11:15am
Session I: April 21st - May 19th
$25 Member
$40 Non Member
IMAGINATION STATION
3-6 years old
Imagination Station … All Aboard! The train is pulling into the
station...don't forget to bring along your imagination while we go
on one adventure after another! Children will embark on whimsical voyages to various places every class. While using their creativity, children will pretend, play, and explore! Class encourages
basic thinking and skills to promote school readiness.
9:30am-10:15am
Friday, April 1st - Pajama Day with Disney Friends
* Wear your pj’s and bring a favorite Disney stuffed animal.
Friday, April 15th - Spring has Sprung
* Plant flowers and get ready to enjoy the warm weather.
Friday, April 22nd - Going Buggy
* Get ready for some creepy, crawly activities
Friday, April 29th - Up, Up & Away
* Let’s pretend to take a hot air balloon ride! Where would you
go?
Friday, May 6th - Going to the Zoo
*What are your favorite zoo animals? Bring in a picture, toy or
stuffed animal.
Friday, May 20th - Ready for Summer
* Let’s get ready for our favorite summer activity!
$3 Member
$6 Non Member
3-6 years old
This lunch time program will build self-esteem, develop social skills,
play and share together, and expand vocabulary. Each session your
child will experience a new activity including games and crafts. Child
must be completely toilet trained and comfortable participating without a parent.
All children must bring a lunch with them (peanut free of course).
Fridays 11:30am-1:30pm
Session I: April 22nd - May 20th
$30 Member
$45 Non Member
KIDS YOGA
8-11 years old
Get children bending, breathing and stretching with yoga. Your children will have fun playing games while doing yoga. They will learn
basic yoga skills which will help with their coordination skills, selfesteem, concentration and focus.
Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:15pm
Session I: April 20th - May 18th
$20 Member
$30 Non Member
TEEN YOGA: Go With The Flow!
12-16 years old
Everyone is doing it - and it’s good for you! Join the fun and find
out what everyone is talking about when they say they are doing flow
yoga, sun salutations, down dog, up dog, flip dog and even split dog!
We will explore lots of fun ways to build strength and flexibility. We
will break it all down and help you find out if yoga is for you. Bring
a mat and an open mind.
Wednesdays 5:15pm-6:00pm
Session I: April 20th - May 18th
$20 Member
$30 Non Member
LEARN TO RALLY AND PLAY TENNIS
5-12 years old
This program is designed to teach children the skills to be able to
rally with a partner, play the game and hopefully participate on a
team. Exercises, fun activities and one on one guidance will be
used throughout the practice to perform skills. Emphasis will be
on stroke development, coordination, movement and balance. All
players must bring a racquet. Class to be held outside on the tennis courts, weather permitting.
Wednesdays
Red - 5-7 years old - 5:00pm-5:45pm
Orange/Green - 8-12 years old - 5:45pm-6:30pm
Session I: April 20th - May 18th
$50 Member
$65 Non Member
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FUN FRIDAYS
TAE KWON DO
7-13 years old
This program will follow traditional Tae Kwon Do classes
including knowledge of the art and etiquette of Dojang. Our
focuses will include strength and core training, proper hand
and foot techniques and forms. Developing respect and selfconfidence is a priority. Testing for all belts is required and
will follow guidelines set. This will include knowledge of form
for color belt desired, school grades along with teacher and
parent approval. The fee for testing will be $15.
Instructor: John Romero 2nd Dan
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm-7:15pm
Monthly Fees
$45 Member
$65 Non Member
* This program runs year round, please call for availability!
DRUMMERS FOR BEGINNERS
8-12 years old
Drumming for beginners is an easy and fun way to get started
on learning drums. Drumming for beginners is a course designed to get people started on the snare drum, where learners
get fundamental instruction on topics such as stick grip, drum
notation, reading music, beginning rudiments and much more in
a relaxed and safe environment.
You will need a practice stand, a pair of sticks, a music stand, a
metronome or metronome app, a copy of Progressive Steps to
Syncopation by Ted Reed. The equipment needed for this class
is equipment that can be used for a lifetime!
Thursdays 4:30pm-5:15pm
Session I: April 21st - May 19th
$60 Member
$70 Non Member
TEEN WEIGHT TRAINING
12-16 years old
Each week will cover a major component of physical fitness
including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. This class is a pre-requisite if you would like to use the
weight room before the age of 15. Please come dressed to participate.
Thursdays 4:00pm-4:45pm
Session I: April 21st - May 19th
$25 Member
$35 Non Member
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8-12 years old
Come join Ryan for an afternoon of your favorite games and
activities! Please bring a water bottle and wear sneakers. Class
may go outside if weather permits.
Fridays 4:30pm-5:30pm
Session I: May 13th - June 3rd
$20 Member
$30 Non Member
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
5-10 years old
Parents, take advantage of this wonderful evening program!
Parent’s Night Out is open to children ages 5-10 years old and
will include a night of games, crafts, swimming, movies and a
pizza dinner. Please bring a water bottle, swimsuit and towel.
Pre-registration is required to assure proper staffing ratios.
On-site registration will not be permitted the night of the activity.
Friday, May 20th 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday, June 3rd 5:30pm-8:30pm
$15 Member - per night
$20 Non Member - per night
FIRST STRIDES
This gradual 12-week women’s program will help you comfortably progress from the couch to walking, jogging or running at
a pace that’s right for you. All women who complete the program will be able to participate in the Women’s 5K Classic.
Topics covered include training principles, injury prevention,
motivation, nutrition, and much more. Come dressed for activities outside.
Tuesdays 5:30pm or Wednesdays 9:15am
Program begins Tuesday, July 19th & Wednesday, July
20th
Early Bird Registration: $45 (before July 12th)
Price: $50 (beginning July 12th)
LINE DANCING with DENA
Great way to exercise your mind and body! One beginner's
dance and one intermediate dance will be taught each week.
Dance steps first taught without the music, using counts and
then putting it all together with the music. Come on out and
try dances like the Happy, Makin’ It, Adaptable, Baby’s Radio,
Fighting Those Blue Jeans and much more. A fun evening out!
Leather soles required for sliding.
Tuesdays 7:15pm-8:30pm
Session I: April 19th-May 24th
$15 Member
$25 Non Member
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BTCC BOOK CLUB
The book club meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month from
7:00pm-8:30pm.
For other information please contact BTCC at 610-332-1900.
TAI CHI
This class is an introduction to Tai Chi exercise, breathing,
and meditation for physical and mental well-being. We will
practice gentle movements from Yang style Tai Chi and
learn the Yang Short Form. Tai chi has been proven to
lower blood pressure, increase flexibility, improve balance,
and help deal with everyday stress. Beneficial for adults of
all ages and fitness levels. Please wear loose fitness clothing and flat shoes to class.
Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
Session I: April 19th-May 24th
Summer Session I: June 7th-July 12th
Summer Session II: July 26th-Aug 23rd
$15 Member
$30 Non Member
Advanced Tai Chi Drop-In
6:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday, April 12th
Tuesday, May 13st
Tuesday, July 19th
$3 Fee
One-on-one personal training will give you the
knowledge, motivation, and confidence you need to
achieve your fitness goals. Our trainers will customize a
safe and efficient program based on your fitness needs.
All of our personal trainers are certified professionals.
Group Rates available for 2 or more participants. Please
call 610-332-1505 for more information.
30 minute session
5 sessions
1 hr. session
5 sessions
10 sessions
Member
$22
$100
$35
$165
$325
Non-Member
$32
$150
$45
$215
$425
Relax while you paint the night away! Create your own acrylic painting on various sized canvases! No experience
needed - just open to a fun night out. Please wear old clothes. Instruction and all supplies are included.
ADULT PAINTING
Friday, April 29th - 6:00pm-9:00pm - Spring Floral
Saturday, May 7th - 2:00pm-4:00pm - Special Mother’s Day Painting
Friday, May 20th - 6:00pm-9:00pm - Sunset over the French Countryside
Friday, June 24th - 6:00pm-9:00pm - Fireflies
Friday July 29th - 6:00pm-9:00pm - Moravian Star
$20 Member per class
$30 Non Member per class
KIDS PAINTING NIGHTS
8 years and older
Thursday, June 23rd - 5:15pm-8:15pm - TBA
Thursday, July 28th - 5:15pm-8:15pm - “Go Go Flamingo”
Thursday, August 25th - 5:15pm-8:15pm - TBA
$20 Member per class
$30 Non Member per class
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SENIOR AEROBIC CLASSES
AUTUMN CLUB
SilverSneakers® Classic
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights,
elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Included in Membership or $5 drop-in.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:15pm-1:15pm
This active group of seniors meets every Monday morning
from 9:30am-11:30am at the Community Center. This
program is open to all seniors, age 55 plus, residing in
Bethlehem Township. Autumn Club members participate
in speakers, parties, social gatherings, bingo, card playing
and so much more. Come out and join the fun! Program
meets Labor Day through Memorial Day.
SilverSneakers® Yoga
Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series
of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered
to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase
flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative
breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress
reduction and mental clarity. Included in Membership or $5
drop-in.
Wednesdays 12:15pm-1:00pm
Every Wednesday, from 1 pm to 3 pm, you can join this
group of seniors. There are games, activities, cards, bingo
and more to keep you busy all afternoon. So get up, come
out, and have fun! This is a non-instructional program for
Township Residents only, and there will be personnel on
site. This program meets at BTCC Sept - May and at the
Coolidge Building June - August.
SENIOR DROP IN CENTER
Zumba® Gold
This program is designed for the active older adult and is
done at a much lower intensity. The same great Latin styles
of music and dance are used and just as fun as the regular
Zumba® classes. Zumba® Gold classes strive to improve
your balance, strength, flexibility and most importantly the
heart. Included in Membership or $5 drop-in.
Wednesdays 1:00pm-1:45pm (Labor Day-Memorial Day)
Fridays 11:45am-12:45pm (Year Round)
The Bethlehem Township Community Center will once again
be offering discount amusement park tickets for the 2016
Summer Season! Please contact us at 610-332-1900 for a
complete list of available parks and prices!!
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6-12 years old
9:00am-4:00pm
Each week will bring a new theme of fun adventures for all campers.
June 13th-17th
Aloha Summer***
June 20th-24th
Ooey Gooey Science***
June 27th-July 1st
Sunken Treasures
July 5th-July 8th
It’s a Party in the USA (no camp July 4th)
Member - $100 Non Member - $164 (for the week of July 5th)
July 11th-15th
Marvel Us
July 18th-22nd
Zoo-topia***
July 25th-29th
Adventures & Games***
August 1st-5th
Best of the Best
August 8th-12th
Rio Olympics***
August 15th-19th
Groundhog Mash
Member - $125 per week/***field trip week prices listed below
Non Member - $175 per week /***field trip week prices listed below
*** Denotes Field Trips. All campers attend field trips - there will be no additional care provided if children do not wish to attend. Field trips are for campers only.
Field Trips -
Tuesday, June 14th-Skateaway (walking) - $125m/$175nm
Thursday, June 23rd-Turkey Hill Experience - $155m/$205nm
Thursday, July 21st-Philadelphia Zoo - $155m/$205nm
Wednesday, July 27th-Iron Pigs Game - $150m/$205nm
Thursday, August 11th-Free Fall Trampoline Park (walking) - $145m/$195nm
Extended Camp - Supervised activities are planned for children who participate in the extended camp program. Please be advised
that you must register your child 48 hours in advance to participate in extended camp.
Early Drop Off - 7am-9am
Late Pick Up - 4pm-6pm
Extended Camp Fees (price is per day–per time segment)
Member - $5
Non Member - $8
No PM extended camp on Friday, August 19th. Camp will close at 4pm.
Registration Policy - Payment must be made in full or a $50 (nonrefundable and nontransferable) deposit for each camp week
per child is due upon registering. The balance for each week is due the Monday prior to the specific camp week. If payment is incomplete, your spot will be forfeited for that week. Birth certificates are required when registering for camp.
All deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Camp credit will only be given for a physician-verified illness, lasting two or
more consecutive days. Camp credit is only valid for other programming at BTCC. There will be no credits or refunds for unused
extended camp.
3-5 years old
9:00am-12:00pm
Themes follow the same schedule as the big kids. No extended care is provided for this camp. All children must be potty
trained to participate. Mini Hogs do not take field trips.
Member - $60 per week
Non Member - $80 per week
*Payment must be made in full for Mini Hog Camp.
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Sunday, June 5th
HEAT AGES & TIMES
4 years old 1 length of pool, 1 mile bike, 100 yd run
Heat time: 8am
5 years old 1 length of pool, 1 mile bike, 100 yd run
Heat time: 8:15am
6 years old 1 length of pool. 1 mile bike, 200 yd run
Heat time: 8:30am
7 years old 1 length of pool. 1 mile bike, 200 yd run
Heat time: 8:45am
8 years old 1 lap of pool, 1 mile bike, 300 yd run
Heat time: 9:30am
9 years old 1 lap of pool, 1 mile bike, 300 yd run
Heat time: 9:45am
10 years old 1 lap of pool, 1 mile bike, 400 yd run
Heat time: 10:15am
11years old 1 lap of pool, 1 mile bike, 400 yd run
Heat time: 10:30am
12 years old 1 lap of pool, 1 mile bike, 400 yd run
Heat time: 10:45am
8:00am-11:30am
$15 Bethlehem Township Resident
$25 Non Resident
Packet Pickup: Saturday, June 4th - 9am-12pm
Awards: Athletes will receive a medal upon completion
of event. Top finishers in each heat will receive prizes.
Amenities: Competitors will receive a t-shirt, post-race
food and refreshments.
Important: There is no race day registration. This event
is rain or shine. Please register early to guarantee your
child a spot for this awesome event!
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 27th
*Age groups may fill prior to the 27th of May. To
guarantee the correct shirt size for your child, please
register before Monday, May 16th.
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The Summer Playground Program is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 20th and conclude on Friday August 12th, 2016. This
program is only open to Bethlehem Township children ages 5-12 years old. Any child planning to attend the 2016 Summer
Playground Program MUST be registered by the close of the May 19th registration session. Playground sites will be determined
based upon staffing and site availability.
Program Hours
Monday-Thursday - 9am-12pm AND 5pm-8pm
Playground Sites
Chetwyn Terrace
Comer Park
Friday - 9am-12pm
Lower Municipal Park
Registration for this program will be held at Bethlehem Township Community Center on the following dates
Saturday, May 14th - 9am-11am
Tuesday, May 17th - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, May 19th - 11am-1pm
Fees
$40 for 1st child; $30 for each additional child
Registration fees are payable only during registration and do not include fees for field trips. Only registered children are permitted on field trips. Participants MUST be pre-registered to attend this program and field trips. Children MUST be registered by a
parent or legal guardian. Siblings will not be accepted as guardian and forms will not be sent home with neighbors. Registrants
must be five years old on or before June 1st, 2016. Due to the nature of our program and number of children at each site, we
strongly recommend that your child have completed Kindergarten before attending the program. Birth certificates are required for proof of age for all participants. Proof of residency is required. A child may only be registered at and attend one
location. Switching sites is not permitted.
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Kids Play Tennis is a program designed to make tennis fun! Students learn the basics by using age appropriate equipment that
will teach kids how to play proper tennis FAST. Each instructor is certified and trained to teach students how to rally, keep
score and learn proper technique in a game based environment. With support and funding from the United States Tennis
Association, this program will offer many avenues to LOVE a sport of a lifetime.
CLASS 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Session I: June 14th - July 7th
Session II: July 19th - August 11th
BEGINNERS
3-4 years old - 9:00am-9:30am
$40 Member/$60 Non Member
RED
5-6 years old (or beginner graduates)-9:00am-10:00am
ORANGE
7-8 years old (or RED graduates)-10:00am-11:00am
GREEN
9-12 years old (or ORANGE graduates)-11:00am-12:00pm
$80 Member/$100 Non Member
CLASS 2: Wednesdays
Session I: June 15th - July 6th
Session II: July 20th - August 10th
BEGINNERS
3-4 years old - 9:00am-9:30am
$20 Member/$30 Non Member
RED
5-6 years old (or beginner graduates)-9:00am-10:00am
ORANGE
7-8 years old (or RED graduates)-10:00am-11:00am
GREEN
9-12 years old (or ORANGE graduates)-11:00am-12:00pm
$40 Member/$50 Non Member
CLASS 3: Wednesday Evening
Session I: June 15th - July 6th
Session II: July 20th - August 10th
BEGINNERS
3-4 years old - 5:00pm-5:30pm
$20Member/$30 Non Member
RED
5-6 years old (or beginner graduates)-5:00pm-6:00pm
ORANGE
7-8 years old (or RED graduates)-6:00pm-7:00pm
GREEN
9-12 years old (or ORANGE graduates)-6:00pm-7:00pm
$40 Member/$50 Non Member
Play Day!! - Saturday, June 11th - 11:00AM
FREE to all Tennis Players
Play day allows kids to play games with players of similar age
and skill level with prizes for EVERYONE! With the emphasis on fun, kids gain both confidence and play experience in a low
pressure environment.
Pre-Registration required!
Sponsored by USTA
Famous Buildings - Monday, June 13th - Thursday, June 16th
Learn about your favorite buildings and what makes them unique! This class will be interactive with a heavy influence of the "Art
in Architecture" and what makes structures appealing. Participants will sketch one day, construct the next day, paint on canvas
the next, etc. Each class will have a different theme. Famous architects, specific architectural styles & common terms will also be
introduced. Think Eiffel Tower, NYC skyscrapers, and more! Snack included each day, please bring a water bottle. We encourage
parents to come 15 min early to see an art display to wrap up the end of the program on Thursday June 16 at 3:30pm in lower
lobby/ kids club area.
9-12 Years Old
1:15pm-4:00pm
$75 Member
$95 Non Member
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 9th
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Colorful Animal Art - Tuesday, June 21st - Thursday, June 23rd (3 days only)
Lions, gers & bears oh my! Just kidding - nothing scary here. Only prey peacocks, zany zebras, & colorful chameleons will fill
our room. Parcipants will take their creavity to a whole new level! Doodling, painng, coloring & drawing will keep our lile
arsts busy in this camp! Snackincludedeachday;pleasebringawaterbottleandartistenthusiasm!
7-10 Years Old
1:15pm-4:00pm
$60 Member
$80 Non Member
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 16th
Art Around The World - Monday, August 22nd - Thursday, August 25th
Your child will learn a new art skill each day! They will complete diverse projects ranging from “fun with doodling” to
“decorating with decoupage” and everything in between including jewelry making and acrylic painting from Around the World.
They will be given the materials, instruction and encouragement that will bring out their creativity. Familiar landmarks & landscapes around the world are the inspiration for our designs! The indigenous people and animals of well-known locations will also
be explored through our artwork.
The last ½ hour of the last camp day, the parents may attend to see the gallery of art projects completed throughout the week. All
art on display may then be taken home to enjoy!
Each day a different snack will be provided, please bring a water bottle. The older age group will have same theme but their projects will be more detailed.
10-12 Years Old
1:00pm-4:00pm
$75 Member
$95 Non Member
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 18th
6-9 Years Old
9:00am-12:00pm
$75 Member
$95 Non Member
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 18th
Wednesday, June 22nd
7:00 PM - BTCC Pavilion
Magical moments runs 45 minutes and consists of comedy
magic, music, lots of audience participation and ventriloquism featuring everyone’s favorite little guy - Baby Chuckee!
Great night out for the whole family!
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Wednesday, June 29th
6:30 PM - BTCC Pavilion
Think you’re the biggest Disney fan around? Come test your
knowledge in movies, quotes, characters and much more!
Prizes awarded for top 3 teams!
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Wednesday, July 13th
7:00 PM - BTCC Pavilion
Featuring Bill George of Touchstone Theatre “Poochie Rides a
Bike” tells the tale of a very special pair of friends and a bicycle
ride you will always remember. This performance is great for all
ages. Show runs 45 minutes.
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Wednesday, July 20th
7:00 PM - BTCC Pavilion
Peaceable Animal Kingdom, located in Bucks, PA, will be joining us for an evening of Exotic Animal Fun! Featuring animals that are not your ordinary backyard critters...these include a
patgonian cavy, two-tooth sloths, an albino wallaby, a North American Porcupine, a kinkajous, sugar gliders, bush babies and marmosets...to name a few.
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Wednesday, July 27th
Dusk - BTCC Lawn
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust & Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city,
house and school. Rated: PG
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Wednesday, August 3rd
Dusk - BTCC Lawn
After a lot of accidents that changed the usual form of his happy and joyful family, Arlo, an
Apatosaurus-formed a distant and accidental relationship with a brave young primitive boy in
a world that dinosaurs successfully live until the Prehistoric age. Rated: PG
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Norm, the polar bear, doesn't know how to hunt, but he
Wednesday, August 10th
does possess the unique ability to talk to humans. When the
Dusk - BTCC Lawn
wealthy Mr. Greene unveils his idea to build luxury condos
in the Arctic, Norm realizes that his beloved home is in
jeopardy. Accompanied by three mischievous lemmings,
Norm stows away on a ship to New York. Once there, he
meets a surprising ally who helps him hatch a scheme to sabotage the shady developer's plans. Rated: PG
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Tuesday, August 2nd
6 PM-8:30 PM - BTCC Pavilions
Join Bethlehem Township Police Department for the 12th Annual National Night Out Event. There
will be plenty of games, activities and events for the entire family! Enjoy demonstrations by the Police
Department as well as your local fire departments. The great thing about this event is everything is
FREE so come out and gather with your fellow neighbors for this spectacular event!
Pool Parties (ages 6+)
Guests will meet in the party room and will be escorted down to the pool by their Party Coordinator. We ask that parents
wear their swimming suits and be in the pool to assist with supervision. The party will have approximately one hour of supervised pool time followed by pizza, juice and party games in the party room.
Sports Parties (ages 5+)
The Party Coordinator will lead the children through a variety of sports including basketball, t-ball, soccer or soft floor hockey. After one hour of play time the Party Coordinator will escort the children to the party room for pizza and juice. This party package is available March-October.
Arts and Crafts Parties (ages 5+)
Children can use their imagination in this party to create whatever the birthday child wants to make. Examples include creating masks, painting, candy making, making flowers, or simply just having fun!
* All prices include pizza, juice, and a party coordinator. You must provide your own cake and party decorations,
including paper products.
Prices
Level One: (up to 15 Children)
$175 Resident/$225 Non Resident
Level Three: (for 21-25 Children)
$235 Resident/ $285 Non Resident
Level Two: (for 16-20 Children)
$205 Resident/ $255 Non Resident
Level Four: (for 26-30 Children)
$265 Resident/ $315 Non Resident
Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays (most weekends)
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Bethlehem Township
Community Center
Bethlehem Township
Municipal Building
2900 Farmersville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020
610.332.1900
www.bethlehemtownship.org
4225 Easton Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18020
610.814.6400
www.bethlehemtownship.org