Camp Hill Newsletter - February 2017

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LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2017 Camp Hill Little League, an officially sanctioned Little League Baseball International affiliate, is open for 2017 registration, and those who register before February 15th can avoid a late fee. The league is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 15 whose residential address or school enrollment is within the boundary of Camp Hill Little League, including Camp Hill Borough; Lemoyne; certain Lower Allen Township neighborhoods, i.e., Cedar Cliff Manor, Highland Park, Highland Village, Highland Estates, and Allendale; and, Green Lane Farms in Fairview Township. Eligible players have the opportunity to register for T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors, Teeners or the league’s Challenger baseball program. Challenger baseball serves players ages 5 to 21 with special needs who reside in or attend school in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York counties. To register, and for more information about which division is best for your child, visit Have fun, play ball with Camp Hill Little League.


Today’s Fredrickson Library is on the site of our town’s first school dedicated solely to elementary education in 1926, Lincoln School. 1929 saw the construction of our town’s second elementary school named after our resident, Nathan C. Schaeffer, who oversaw Education for the State. Newly graduated architect, James Minnick, was part of the team that designed the handsome Georgian/Federal building to house the “overflow” students from the 1907, twelve-year school at 24th & Chestnut Streets. Through the years, additions were made to the school to accommodate administrative staff, cafeteria and gymnasium activities. For years, one of the teachers served as Principal. Students walked

football team used this field for their games from the late 1930’s until the current field was built about a decade later. Football practice continued at Schaeffer well into the 1950’s. There was even a basement locker room! For now, the school’s site will continue as “green space” in the area. From farm and orchard space–to neighborhood learning space–and by Summer 2017, open playground space.

the sea lions will Be BaCK in aCtion in 2017!!

The team is open to anyone ages 5 – 18 years old with the ability to swim 25 yards (one length of the pool) freestyle and 25 yards backstroke home for lunch – and walked back again for the afternoon session. There was outdoor “recess” morning and afternoon, so there wasn’t a need for more exercise! Besides, once home again after school, each neighborhood’s children gathered in a vacant lot, or on a lightly used street for random games resembling baseball (or whatever ball someone might bring along) The school was placed on the western edge of “development” of the central portion of the borough. The bulk of the construction from 29th to 32nd Streets did not occur until after World War II. This photo shows early use of the grounds for baseball games. The high school


Registration: Registration form found at On-line Registration and On-line Payment Required Registration Open April 10 to May 14, 2017: $85 per swimmer Late Registration after May 14, 2017: $110 per swimmer Refunds available until June 9, 2017 Questions please visit or email Melissa with CHAC in subject line:

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