Current Programs

YOGA CLASSES AT CENTRAL HAMPSHIRE PARK

HCP&R will offer beginner-friendly Yoga classes on Saturday mornings from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. at the amphitheater at Central Hampshire Park. The classes will be taught by 200-RYT Yoga and Meditation Instructor Terri Ward. The fee will be $5 per class. The schedule for classes will be as follows: July 7, 21, and 28, and August 11, 18, and 25. The instructor has a limited number of mats and blocks, so participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, if possible. Even if you’ve never tried Yoga before, take an hour out of your busy schedule to spend some relaxation time on yourself. I know you’ll be glad that you did!
 

 

GARY CRANE CUP GOLF

It’s hard to believe that we are looking at July already, but the fourth qualifier for the 2018 Gary Crane Cup will be held this coming Tuesday, July 10, at a new venue for this year, The Pines Country Club, which is located at 3062 Point Marion Road in Morgantown. The cost for eighteen holes of golf with a cart will be just $40, and the first tee times will begin at 1:00 p.m. and follow at ten-minute intervals. If you’ve never played the Pines, you’re in for a real treat. It truly is one of the great courses in West Virginia. If you’re interested in joining the group, the format for the competition will be the same as last year. Those wishing to compete for the Cup must play in at least three of the six qualifiers and turn in their scorecards to the pro shop after the round. From those scores, a handicap will be tabulated and applied at the Final Round, which will be held at Capon Springs Resort in October. Both a gross and a net champion will be crowned at the Final Round. The remaining schedule for our qualifiers will be as follows: July 10- The Pines in Morgantown; August 14- Locust Hill in Charles Town; September 11- Canaan. Even if you’re not interested in competing for the Crane Cup, come on out and join us for a relaxing round of golf at a great price on some of the area’s best golf courses.

 

KETTLEBELL CLASSES

HCP&R is 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. All classes are now being held in the cafeteria at the Hampshire County Special Services Center, which is located in the Industrial Park north of Romney on Route 28. To find the Special Services Center, turn onto Industrial Park Road and after driving approximately 100 yards, take the first left. The Special Services Center is the first building on the right. Access to the cafeteria and parking are in the back of the building. 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.

 

 

WALK TO BE FIT

Spring is finally in the air, and our minds are turning to outdoor activities. The Walk To Be Fit Program is scheduled to begin on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, just in time to get you going on a new exercise regimen for this spring. Just stop by any FNB Bank location (Fort Ashby, Romney, Hampshire Square, or Capon Bridge), the Hampshire Wellness and Fitness Center at Hampshire Square, or the HCP&R Office at 90 North High Street in Romney to register for the program. When you register, don’t forget to pick up your free pedometer and your tally sheet to log the miles that you walk. We will recognize four milestones this year: 100, 250, 500, and 1,000 miles. Prizes for reaching those milestones will include tee shirts, backpacks, duffel bags, water bottles, sports towels, a 30-ounce insulated tumbler, and a great cooler bag. When you reach one of those milestones, or when your tally sheet is filled, just return it to the location where you picked it up, and we will contact you when you have earned a prize. Walking is great exercise on the path to a healthier lifestyle, and what could be better than receiving some nice prizes for your efforts? That’s what Walk To Be Fit is all about.

 

 

DISC GOLF COURSE AT CAMP WALKER

The conditions at the Camp Walker Disc Golf Course are ideal. The trees are out, the weather is starting to warm up, and the course is in great shape. We re-painted the tee marker posts for each hole and cleared some fallen branches that had accumulated over the winter and spring. We also re-stocked the scorecards, pencils, and course maps, all of which can be found in the mailbox beside the first tee. 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 the course, 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. How can you pass that up?

 

THE HAMPSHIRE STRIDERS

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.

 

ADULT BASKETBALL OPEN GYM

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!