Current Programs


Our Walk To Be Fit Program is rapidly coming to a close. The final date to complete your walking for this year is October 31. With the end of the program for 2017, we will be awarding the four Grand Prizes to four of our lucky participants. Here’s how the prize giveaway will work. All tally sheets for this year must be in our office by Friday, November 17. On Monday, November 20, we will have the drawing for the Grand Prizes. The first prize drawn will be a $25 gift certificate from Dairy Queen. Everyone who reached the 100-mile plateau will be eligible to win that prize. The second prize is a $50 gift certificate from Main Street Grill. Everyone who walked at least 250 miles is eligible for that prize. Next, we will draw for the handcrafted wooden chest donated by B&B Woodcraft Design. All those who reached the 500-mile plateau can win that prize. Finally, we will award the one-night stay at beautiful Capon Springs Resort, which includes lodging and three meals. Those who walked at least 1,000 miles are eligible for that prize. So, if you reached the 1,000-mile plateau, you have four chances to win one of our great gifts. Don’t forget to have all your tally sheets turned in to us by November 17 to be eligible to win one of our great prizes. If you’re close to a milestone, get out there and grind out the miles so you have one more chance at one of our great Grand Prizes. The more you walk, the more the odds of winning a Grand Prize tilt in your favor.



HCP&R is now offering Kettlebell classes four days a week, on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 4:00, and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 6:00 until 7:00, at the Glo Tanning Salon, which is located directly across Route 50 from the Century 21 office. Beginning on Sunday, May 21, all classes will be held in the cafeteria at the Hampshire County Special Services Center, which is located in the Industrial Park north of Romney on Route 28. Kettlebells are cast iron weights shaped like a ball with a handle for easy gripping. Kettlebells offer a different kind of training using dynamic moves targeting almost every aspect of fitness – endurance, strength, balance, agility and cardio endurance. People love it because it’s challenging, efficient, and you only need one piece of equipment. Kettlebell classes are taught by certified instructors Kaleena Wilfong and Camilla Fout. The cost for Kettlebell classes is $5 per session, or for $20 you may purchase a punch card that is good for five sessions. Also, we are now selling a monthly card for $50. Even if you’ve never tried Kettlebell before, come on out and see what it’s all about. Mark your calendars today so you don’t miss a chance to get some exercise while having a great time with your friends.



We are making steady progress with improvements to our new Camp Walker Disc Golf Course. We installed tee-marker posts for all the holes to make each teeing area more visible, and we now provide scorecards and course maps, both of which can be found in the mailbox beside the first tee. We have also installed new tee markers with the Camp Walker logo on them for each hole. The first tee is located on the flat ground out past the pavilion, where the road turns to the left and starts down over the hill toward the exit to the park. If you’re looking for a disc to play at Camp Walker, then we have several options for you. We have Skeeters, which are all-purpose discs that are suitable for every shot, for sale in the HCP&R office for just $7.00 each. We also have commemorative glow-in-the-dark drivers and putters that have the official Camp Walker logo on them for $15.00 each. All proceeds from the sale of these discs go for improvements to the course. If you haven’t been out to Camp Walker to play, you really need to take an hour or so and try it. I feel certain that you will find disc golf both physically and mentally challenging. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to spend some time in one of the prettiest spots in Hampshire County. AND IT’S FREE TO PLAY! Now that’s a deal I know you don’t want to miss!



The Hampshire Striders, a new athletic club designed to promote cross country and track and field, is currently holding membership registrations. The club will be a member of the United States Track and Field organization, and members will have the opportunity to compete in local, state, and national USATF events. The club is open to all males and females from third grade through adults, and members will practice at least once a week during the winter months, depending on weather conditions, and two to three times per week the rest of the year. In order to compete with the Striders, you must be a member of the USATF. To register for the USATF, log onto the HCP&R website and click on the Upcoming Events tab. Then click on the USATF Registration tab, which will link you to the registration form. For more information about the Striders, contact Coach Bill Lipps at (304) 822-3724 or HCP&R at (304) 822-7300.



For those of you who want to show off your basketball skills, check out our Sunday night Open Gyms on both ends of the county. Shane Hawkins is in charge of the program at the old Capon Bridge Middle School, and they play there from 5:00 until 8:00 every Sunday evening. Logan Hill and Joe Clower run the program at Romney Middle School, and they go from 6:00 until 8:00 each Sunday night. If you’re eighteen and over and out of school, drop by this Sunday and run with the big dogs!