WELCOME TO THE HCC WEBSITE!
The 2023 Swimming Season Opens
Saturday, June 3rd
Membership information will be ready to go by March 1st for Summer 2023. Opening Day is set for Saturday, June 3rd. For a limited time, member registration will be available online. Look for the “Click Here to Register Now” button at the top right of the page.
Back in 2015 we welcomed The McCoy family to HCC as our new Snack Stand vendor. Sheila has decided to reduce the number of Snack Stands she will be operating in 2023. We thank Sheila and her crew for 7 GREAT years (we did not open the pool in 2020 due to Covid).
While we are sad to have Sheila leave, we thank her for the recommendation she gave us when we began our search for a new vendor. The Board is happy to say that we have secured a new vendor who will be taking over the HCC Snack Stand this coming season. We welcome Ernie Pio to HCC.
Ernie is currently the owner of Street Food Sandwich Shop in Hatboro and vendor of the Hatboro Pool Snack Stand. Ernie is a 1987 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has many years of experience as a chef and owner in fine dining establishments as well as years of catering events of all sizes.
From its inception in 1957, HCC has relied on community donations, pool memberships and facility use fees to finance its projects and required maintenance of facilities. We appreciate all the community support and continued membership to help keep the Harleysville Community Center an important place for family and friends to gather and share memories.
A special Thank You goes out to our Community partners – Lower Salford Township, Excel Communications, Harleysville Bank, Harleysville Jaycees, Harleysville Lions and Harleysville Rotary for their ongoing support of HCC.
To learn more of the Center’s interesting history, CLICK HERE.
HARLEYSVILLE SUMMER DAY CAMP
READIES FOR THE 2023 SUMMER
The 2023 summer is not too far off to be thinking about summer plans for the kids! The Harleysville Summer Day Camp is excited to announce that we will enter our 2nd summer at the Harleysville Community Center in 2023! The HCC is located at 477 Park Ave. between Kulp Rd. and Maple Ave. After a very successful first year the day camp is excited for another summer of fun-filled activities for area children!
Camp dates for 2023 regular session will be June 19th to August 11th. This year the day camp will offer an additional week called Mini Camp held the week of August 14th through the 18th. Families can register anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks for our regular session. Mini Camp is a separate registration and is offered to all families whether you are registered for our regular 8-week session or not. Check our website (www.harleysvilledaycamp.com) for details. The camp day will run from 9AM-4PM Monday through Friday with Extended Hours in the AM from 7-9AM and in the PM from 4-6PM.
The Harleysville Summer Day Camp is a Traditional Summer Day Camp with Educational Leadership. The day camp is designed to provide a healthful and safe atmosphere where each camper can enjoy a wide variety of activities. Our goal is to instill the values of respect for others, honesty, and good sportsmanship. The Instructors/Teachers will direct the activities to promote fun and learning in a non-competitive atmosphere.
The Day Camp’s Staff will include local Professional/Certified Educators, Coaches (Collegiate, High School, and Youth) and Nurses, Certified Swim Instructors and Lifeguards, Senior/Junior Counselors, Specialty Staff and Office Personnel.
It is our belief that a mature and experienced staff will not only give your child the optimum summer day camp experience but it will also provide for you as a parent that your child is under constant supervision and in a safe environment. College Undergraduate Education Majors and professionals are highly sought as staff members for those reasons.
The daily program is structured and scheduled, but not highly competitive. Activities and field trips are geared appropriately to age and grade levels. Children are grouped accordingly to age (grade level completed this school year) and gender; the 4-year-old age group is co-ed. There is also a half-day program offered for the 4-yr. old group as well (AM option only). Our main objective is to provide each and every child with a safe and enjoyable experience while at the Harleysville Summer Day Camp!
Activities include daily swim lessons, recreational swimming, archery, basketball, Arts & Craft, music & dance, bones ball (form of baseball), field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, street hockey, Gaga, playground, Sustainable Gardening, nature hikes, on campus performances, themed weeks, Gator Day Fridays, field trips and much more! Some of our field trips include Earl Bowl Lanes, Freddy Hill Farms, LEGOLAND, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, and Dorney Park to name a few. Special Events held at the day camp include Zoo on Wheels, Science Explorers, The Magic of Sam Sandler, Phillies Home Run Derby and the Philadelphia Union Mobile Tour!
Lunch will be available for campers to purchase daily through the snack bar at the Harleysville Community Pool! More information and details will be made available online as the summer approaches.
The camp also sponsors a CIT Program for current 8th graders who wish to experience counselor responsibilities in hope of working in a camp environment in the future. Check the website for details and registration.
Tutoring Services will again be available (additional fee) on site during the camp day for K-6 students that wish to use for enrichment or prepare for that next grade level in reading, writing, or math. Our PA Elementary Certified teacher will hold 40-minute sessions that both parent and tutor can schedule.
Important dates to mark on your calendar for the 2023 Harleysville Summer Day Camp….
Saturday, December 17, 2022 – OPEN HOUSE! The Open House will be held from 10AM-2PM at the scout cabin at 477 Park Ave. Bring the whole family, meet some of our staff and tour the facility!
Monday, December 19, 2022 – 2023 Online Registration Opens! REGSITER QUICKLY at www.harleysvilledaycamp.com as there are a limited amount of spots available due to day camp families pre-registering during the 2022 summer.
Additional Open House dates will be added in the Spring. Check the website for updates and information.
Harleysville Community Center Pools
PANDEMIC COMPLIANCE PLAN
As of May 24, 2021; subject to change
According to the guidelines and requirements set by the CDC, local, state and federal government as well as health experts, Harleysville Community Center Pool has developed new guidelines and protocols to maintain a safe environment for all members, staff, guests and vendors during the 2021 Summer Season. We will be periodically reviewing and adjusting these safety measures throughout the season as needed or as state-mandated restrictions are modified. These measures are in addition to our standard operating pool procedures and regulations.
ENTERING THE FACILITY
If you or your family members show symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell or taste, stomach distress, body aches or rash, etc. please be considerate of other members and stay at home until symptoms subside. If you have recently been in close contact with someone who has been exposed or tested positive for COVID-19, please refrain from coming to the Pool.
All vaccinated patrons are not required to wear a face mask when entering the pool grounds. If you are not vaccinated, we kindly ask that you wear a mask as you approach the ticket booth.
A face covering will be required to enter any buildings. This includes the First Aid room, Snack Bar and Restrooms. Members are asked to bring their own face covering to the pool.
Face covering is not required until you visit one of the designated areas above or cannot socially distance from non-family members.
For your own safety and enjoyment, please consider BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything.) Examples include chairs, goggles, personal hand sanitizer, swim toys, basketball, etc.
POOL TOYS – Personal pool toys will be allowed only in the Toddler Pool. No toys, masks, or equipment will be given out from the ticket booth.
- LOST & FOUND – Pool management is not responsible for lost or stolen possessions. For the 2021 season, any lost and found items left at the pool will be left in a bin outside the ticket booth for a short period of time before being disposed of.
Day pass guests will be allowed. They will sign the waiver and must abide by the health and safety standards set forth.
Based on capacity numbers for the day, day passes may not be available on holidays or hot/ busy days.
- Cashless payments should be used when possible.
USING THE POOL
Pool Guidelines – Staff will closely monitor the pool occupancy to maintain social distance. Please continue to enjoy the pool as you normally would with respect to sitting on or jumping off the side of the pool while being mindful of others in the pool or on the pool deck.
If the pool exceeds social distancing capacity, an adult swim may be called to clear the pool for a period of time.
Diving Well Guidelines – Members should maintain social distancing while waiting their turn at the diving board and slides.
Baby Pool Guidelines – Parents should use discretion regarding capacity. A child must be closely supervised by a parent to maintain social distancing. Pool toys may not be shared.
We will continue our rigorous water and chlorine testing to meet state guidelines.
FOOD, BEVERAGE AND SNACK BAR
Picnic tables will be spaced in designated areas to allow family groups to social distance. We ask that tables not be moved. Supplies will be available to disinfect the tables before and/or after your use of the tables.
The Cool Eats Snack Bar will take orders inside. Patrons must wear a mask in the snack bar and on the patio area when waiting to enter the snack bar. After your order is taken, please wait for your order on the patio. Trays will not be utilized, instead your order will be brought to the window in a bag.
POOL GROUNDS AND FACILITIES
Bathrooms and changing rooms will be open but should be used sparingly, occupancy will be limited and monitored if necessary. If possible, please come to the pool changed and ready to swim.
Please be mindful not to encroach onto other families when walking on grounds.
The water fountain will be replaced with a bottle fill station. This can also be used for filling reusable water bottles. Water bottles will also be available for purchase at the Snack Bar.
Inclement Weather: If storms are expected, pools may close in advance of the storm to avoid crowding.
STAFF AND VENDORS
Staff will agree to health and safety standards checks before every shift.
Additional first aid equipment, and face masks will be provided to the staff.
Staff will not be masked up on the guard stand, but should be when interacting with staff or patrons, performing first aid.
Staff are expected to wash their hands on a regular basis.
GENERAL CLEANING AND REMINDERS
High touch surfaces will be disinfected on a frequent, designated schedule. Surfaces include rails, benches, bathrooms, office items, etc.
Hand sanitizer pumps will be available at the ticket booth and pavilion for your use. Please use hand sanitizer or wash your hands often.
Please encourage activity with immediate family members, caretakers or household members while following best social distancing with other families. Reminder: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOUR CHILDREN ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING ON THE GROUNDS AND IN THE POOL.
We are hopeful that being at the HCC Pool will provide some sense of normalcy while allowing a safe environment for your family. When in doubt please be mindful and courteous to other members and staff. Please help our staff by following these guidelines and review them with your family. As always, thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. If you have concerns, please talk to Management.
Enjoy the pools!
All Patrons (members & guests) of the HCC pools
will need to sign the following Waiver form:
HCC POOL Participation/Registration/
You can view the form by pressing the Waiver button
HCC is home to the Harleysville Swim & Dive Team
For more information visit: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=recbssdlhsdt
HCC pool memberships are required for all Harleysville Swim & Dive Team members.