sporting clays

The Outdoors Calendar welcomes information on hunting, fishing, hiking and other outdoors events. Email details to sports@lnpnews.com; send to LNP, Attn: Sports, P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328; or call 717-291-8666.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 to 6 strenuous miles at the Horse-Shoe Trail and Camp Mack. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Children’s hike: Join the “Rock Ramble Children’s Hike” at 2 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Chestnut Hill Archery Club: 40-target 3-D shoot from 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; $12 for adults; $3 for kids 15-17. The club is at 351 Quarry Road, Morgantown.

• Columbia Fish and Game: 30-target 3-D archery shoot from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; $10 for adults; $3 for kids 12-16. The club is at 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia.

• Elstonville Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The club is at 3133 Pinch Road, Manheim.

• Mount Joy Sportsmen: 30 target 3D shoot from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; adults $9, 12-16 $4, under 12 free with supervision. Food available. Club is at 85 Range Road, Mount Joy. For more information, call 717-944-7078, or 717-653-1648 on day of shoot.

MONDAY, JUNE 10

• Hummingbirds: For all ages, to be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Environmental Center, 1 Nature’s Way, Lancaster. Join naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez to study the life cycle of the ruby-throated hummingbird and learn their nesting and feeding habits to help make your yard a place for the birds to return every year. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 7. Cost is $2 per person.

Paradise Sportsman’s Association: Trap shoot from 5-8 p.m. each Monday; $4. The club is at 36 Sportsmans Drive, Paradise.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: The indoor range at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, is open from 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday for handgun practice. Cost is $10 per shooter. Instructor on duty. For more information, call 717-653-9979 or go online at manheimsportsmansassoc.org.

• Mount Joy Sportsmen: Practice trap shoot begins at 6 p.m. The club is at 85 Range Road, Mount Joy.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

• Adamstown Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot under the lights begins at 5 p.m. each Wednesday; $3. The club is at 563 Willow St., Reinholds.

• Atglen Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot, begins at 5 p.m. each Wednesday; $5.50. Club is on Creek Road, Sadsbury Township.

• Columbia Fish and Game: Trap shoot, open to public, 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday at the club, 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia.

• Conewago Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot, from 9-11 a.m. each Wednesday at 1483 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown. For information, call 717-449-2452.

• Elstonville Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot from 4-7 p.m. The club is at 3133 Pinch Road, Manheim.

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: Trap shooting practice will be held at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, from 5-7 p.m. each Wednesday. Open to the public. For more information, call 717-917-3174 or go online at manheimsportsmansassoc.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

• Nature sun catchers: For all ages, to be held from 1-2:30 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Exhibit Farmhouse, 2 Exhibit Farm Drive, Lancaster. Join naturalist Ellen Blazer for a brief hike to collect natural materials and learn how to use them to create your own sun catcher. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 12. Cost is $2 per person and $1 per sun catcher.

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: Monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim. Call 717-665-7729 for more information.

• Conewago Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot, from 5-7 p.m. each Thursday at 1483 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown. For information, call 717-449-2452.

• Paradise Sportsman’s Association: Trap shoot from 5-8 p.m. each Thursday; $4. The club is at 36 Sportsmans Drive, Paradise.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

• Quittapahilla Audubon Society: Field trip along the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail and Colebrook SGL 145 for the observation of resident birds. Meet at 8 a.m. at LVRT Colebrook parking lot. Leader is Jim Fiorentino. For more information call 717-269-0675 or go online at QASAudubon.org. Event is free and open to the public.

• Toddlers in tow: Children ages 2 to 5 are invited on this 10 a.m. hike geared just for them with fun games at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

• Quittapahilla Audubon Society: Field trip along the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail at the Expo Center for the observation of resident birds via a walk on the rail trail. Meet at 9 a.m. at LVRT adjacent to the Lebanon Valley Expo Center. Leader is Jim Fiorentino. For more information call 717-269-0675 or go online at QASAudubon.org. Event is free and open to the public.

• Family games hike: Geared for children ages ages 5 to 10, but all ages are welcome on this 10 a.m. trip to the forest for fun and educational games at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Nature sun catchers: For all ages, to be held from 1-2:30 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Environmental Center, 1 Nature’s Way, Lancaster. Join naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez to study the life cycle of the ruby-throated hummingbird and learn their nesting and feeding habits to help make your yard a place for the birds to return every year. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 7. Cost is $2 per person.

• Conewago Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot, from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday at 1483 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown. For information, call 717-449-2452.

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: Trap shooting practice will be held at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday. Open to the public. For more information, call 717-917-3174 or go online at manheimsportsmansassoc.org.

• Paradise Sportsmen: 40-target 3-D archery shoot from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The club is at 327 S. Belmont Road, Paradise.

UPCOMING

SUMMER 2019

• Lancaster County Parks: Children’s summer camps and programs are now open for registration. A variety of activities for age groups 4-5, 6-7, 9-11 and 11-13 will be available throughout the month of July. For a complete listing of programs and more information, go online at apm.activecommunities.com/lancastercountyparks/Activity_Search.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

• Fitness hike: Faster-paced 4 to 6 miles at 8 a.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Program is free, but participants must pre-register. Leave a name and phone number in case program cancels. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 8 a.m., hike 12 strenuous miles at a location to be determined. At 1:15 p.m., hike 6 moderate miles at Spring Valley County Park in York County. Meet for both at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Quittapahilla Audubon Society: Field trip at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area for the observation of resident birds via a drive along the tour road. Meet at 8 a.m. at the MCWMA visitor center parking lot. Leader is Jim Fiorentino. For more infromation, call 717-269-0675 or go online at QASAudubon.org. Event is free and open to the public.

• Atglen Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The club is on Creek Road, Sadsbury Township.

• Paradise Sportsmen: 40-target 3-D archery shoot from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. The club is at 327 S. Belmont Road, Paradise.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

• Geocache challenge: For ages 10 and up, to be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Pavilion No. 11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster. Whether you’re a geocaching devotee or new to it, you’re invited to try out this new geocaching course with naturalist Ellen Blazer. GPS units will be provided, although participants may bring their own. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 18. Cost is $3 per person.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

• Fire building and starting: For all ages, to be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Campsite No. 3, 1 Nature’s Way, Lancaster. Naturalist Ann Strauss will teach and demonstrate proper fire-starting and fire-building techniques. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 19. Cost is $3 per person.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

• Summer story forest family program: At 10:30 a.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Families will read a book together then have fun in the forest with a related activity. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Longest day hike: For ages 6 and up, to be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Speedwell Forge County Park. Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will lead a hike along the Hammer Creek, past the wetlands and over the hills. Dress for the weather and for hiking several miles on some rocky and hilly trails; bring water. Meet at the trailhead parking lot at 480 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 20. Cost is $3 per person.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

• Hello, summer: Toddler hike at 10:30 a.m. for children agegs 2-5 and their families at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Summer solstice mindfulness hike: For ages 15 and up, to be held from 9-10 a.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Garden of 5 Senses Patio, 1030 Rockford Road, Lancaster. Join naturalist Kristyn Small as she leads this walking meditation and guide participants in sensory awareness. The hiking trail is relatively flat and under a half-mile in length. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 21. Cost is $2 per person.

• Make a hummingbird swing: For all ages, to be held from 10-11 a.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Environmental Center, 1 Nature’s Way, Lancaster. Join naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez to make a simple swing/feeder to give hummingbirds a place to perch. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 21. Cost is $2 per person and $3 per swing.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

• Golden Eagle hikers: For participants over 50, go 2 to 3 miles at 1:30 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 moderate/strenuous miles at Rannel’s Kettle Run Preserve on the Horse-Shoe Trail. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Bike hike: For ages 8 and up, to be held from 10-11 a.m. at the Northwest River Trail, meeting at the Columbia Crossing River Trails Center. Naturalist Kristyn Small will lead cyclists on a 2.2-mile round-trip bike hike and provide historical, environmental and cultural information related throughout the trail. Participants must bring their bikes and wear helmets and closed-toe shoes for the duration of the program. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 21. Cost is $2 per person.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 4.5 moderate/strenuous miles at Steinman Run and Trout Run preserves. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

SUNDAY, JULY 7

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 8 a.m., hike 10-12 strenuous miles at Valley Forge National Park. At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 easy, level miles along the Susquehanna River, Bainbridge to Falmouth. Meet for both at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

JULY 8-12

• Kids Outdoor Adventure Camp: Shank’s Mare is now booking its Discovery Day Camp for children ages 10-12. There will be kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, a creek hike, disc golf lessons, tectonic cave exploration and more. For more information or to register, visit shanksmare.com/kids-camps.htm.

SUNDAY, JULY 14

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 moderate miles at Rocky Ridge County Park in York County. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 8 a.m., hike 12 strenuous miles at a location to be determined. At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 moderate miles at Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve in Narvon. Meet for both at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

JULY 22-26

• Kids Outdoor Adventure Camp: Shank’s Mare is now booking its Adventure Day Camp for children ages 13-15. There will be kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, a creek hike, disc golf lessons, tectonic cave exploration and more. For more information or to register, visit shanksmare.com/kids-camps.htm.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 4-5 moderate miles with Mike Ruby at Muddy Run Park. This hike is a summer picnic activity. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

AUG. 23-25

• KAOS State Adventure Weekend: The second annual event will be held in Lancaster. This unique program teaches students who are blind or vision impaired, along with their families, how to safely kayak as a family activity. This weekend adventure is available to any student ages 8-18 years living in Pennsylvania who are blind or vision impaired along with their families. Visit svtrr.org/kaos-state-adventure-weekend/ to read more about the event and register.