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HCPR PROGRAMS

The Harrison County Parks and Recreation offers various programs throughout the year, most seasonal programs

T-Ball

Harrison County Parks and Recreation sponsors a youth T-Ball league for Harrison County children ages 4-5 and 6. This is an instructional league in which the children will learn the basics of baseball. No scores or statistics are kept. Registration typically begins near the end of April, and the league runs from June through late July or early August. Parent volunteer coaches are used to coach the teams. There is a registration fee of $20 for participation in this program. Parents or Guardians MUST be present to register child. Child does not need to be present.

Printable copy of registration details, registration forms, T-Ball rules, as well as background check forms are available below to download and fill out in advance for your convenenience, to save time the night of registration.

PRINTABLE DOCUMENTS
REGISTRATION DATE DETAILS


REGISTRATION FORM


VOLUNTEER FORM

BACKGROUND CHECK FORM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
RULES

 

Youth Basketball

Harrison County Parks and Recreation sponsors a Youth Basketball league for Harrison County children. We now have two classifications, 5-6 years of age and 7-8 years of age. This change will allow us more teams as well as a better opportunity for more practice time and fundamental workouts. This is an instructional (non-competitive) league in which the children will learn the basics of basketball. No scores or statistics are kept. Registration typically begins late October - Mid-November, and the league begins in November with a series of skills clinics. Team practices and play normally runs from late November through late February. Parent volunteer coaches are used to coach the teams.
There is a registration fee of $20 for participation in this program. Parents or Guardians MUST be present to register child. Child does not need to be present. (Voluntary Coaches are also needed for this program.)
Printable copy of registration details, registration forms, Youth Basketball rules, as well as background check forms are available below to download and fill out in advance for your convenenience, to save time the night of registration.

PRINTABLE DOCUMENTS
REGISTRATION DATE DETAILS


REGISTRATION FORM


VOLUNTEER FORM

BACKGROUND CHECK FORM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
RULES


Middle and High School Basketball Leagues

Harrison County Parks and Recreation sponsors both Middle School and High School Basketball leagues for Harrison County boys and girls who are not playing on their school's basketball team. This league typically kicks off after Christmas with the annual Holiday Tournament, with regular play beginning in mid-January. The season winds up with an exciting double-elimination tournament during the month of March. Team registrations begin the first of December. There is a registration fee for participation in this program.

Coaches Training

All Harrison County Parks and Recreation youth sports league coaches are required to attend HCPR. coaches training, and are also required to undergoa criminal background check prior to coaching. The HCPR. is always looking for good, qualified parent coaches! Why not volunteer when you call to register your child to play in one of our sports leagues?

Summer Recreation Program *Suspended for 2020

Harrison County Parks and Recreation sponsors a summer recreation program, which provides opportunities for Harrison County children to use their summer vacation as a time of growth, learning, and most of all for fun in a safe and wholesome environment. Daily activities include team and individual sports, group games, arts, crafts, drama and music. Weekly special events can include carnivals, shows, tournaments, contests, special instruction, etc. County competition and field trips are also included.

Children must be at least 6 years old to participate (no exceptions). The program is geared to ages 6 through 15 and is operated at sites throughout Harrison County. The sites are subject to annual review of participation and community involvement. The number of sites is limited due to budgetary restraints. Areas interested in the program must contact the HCPR office by the April HCPR meeting each year. All areas must meet certain criteria, including a minimum number of participants, an adequate and well-maintained site, and a sponsoring group or club for the program. Municipalities must provide matching funding for leader salaries. Our summer recreation program sites also provide free lunches for the children. Summer recreation program will operate for five weeks during the 2020 summer months. Weekdays from 7:30am - 5:00pm.

Summer Park program for 2020 has been suspended.


You can also call the HCPR. office for further information during normal office hours Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30p at 304-423-7800 (excluding holidays).

Energy Express is an AmeriCorps summer reading program designed to help children maintain or advance their reading levels during the summer months to children entering grades 1 - 6, and is held five days a week for six weeks during June and July. The 2020 year will be a virtual program. Applications are available online here. There are a limited number of openings in the program each year. Harrison County Parks and Recreation is proud to be a community partner of the Energy Express program in Harrison County. There are also opportunities for volunteer work with the Energy Express program. There is no charge for this program, and two family-style meals are served each day. The Energy Express program operates for six weeks during the summer months. Weekdays from 8:00am - 12:30pm.
Energy Express 2020 dates are June 22 - July 31.


Special Events

Under normal circumstances, HCPR has offered, clinics, workshops, field trips, holiday activities, concerts, special population programs, sports tournament, etc. are offered from time to time. North Pole Calling (telephone calls to county children from Santa Claus), Summer Playground Contests, Kennywood Park Field Trip, Easter Egg Hunt, and the Alternative to Trick or Treat Party are some of the most popular special events.