Recreation Programs, Classes & Events

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Dover Township Recreation Cookbook 

Need a gift idea for that “hard to buy for” person? Why not get them our Dover Township Recreation cookbook.

“Tastes From The Country” includes recipes collected in the 1990s from residents of Dover Township. There are also some newer recipes added by Dover Township staff.

You can purchase your cookbook at the Dover Township Building during normal hours (M-F 8-4:30) with check or cash. The cookbook sells for $12.

In 2019, we will begin collecting recipes for the second edition. Watch for announcements if you would like to add your recipe.


Upcoming Events: 

Over 30 Basketball League

Tuesdays evenings 7-9pm – January 8th – April 16th – North Salem Elementary School Gym

Cost: $1 per night.  Call Dale at 292-6093 for more information.  This program is co-ed.

Essential Oils 101

Sunday, March 22nd – 6:30-8pm – Log House (2481 W. Canal Rd.) – Pre-registration is required –

There are about 300 oils on the earth, but you only need 10-20 of them to get started.  You don’t need to be an aromatherapist to use them safely.  There are several ways to use essential oils and thousands of reasons why.  Come learn the hows and whys of essential oils.

We will touch base on essential oil history.  We will find out if they work.  Are they safe?  There are different categories of essential oils.  Are they authentic?  Have they been manipulated?  Are they synthetic?  How are they made? Come find out the answers to these questions and many more.

At the end of the class, get scanned with The iTOVi, a class II medical devise that will scan you and tell you what essential oils your body needs for your health and wellness.
We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing some very valuable information about essential oils.

Hosted by Michele Hummel, Young Living Wellness Coach
Class is free


Health & Wellness Fair

Saturday, March 30 – 10am-4pm – Community Building (3700 Davidsburg Rd)

Join us for a day of discovery!  Take a FREE fitness class.  Sit in on a FREE wellness workshop.   Learn more about wellness opportunities in your community from local vendors.  Schedule of day is posted on our Facebook Page.


Essential Oils Make & Take

Thursday, April 4  6:30-8pm – Log House (2481 W. Canal Rd.)

Drop in to the Log House to make either a Doggie Flea & Tick Spray/Doggie Cologne combo or a Bug Spray (for people). There are costs for these items. Cost will be announced soon.


Flashlight Egg Hunt (Ages 10-18)

Friday, April 19 – 8:30pm – Brookside Park (4054 Fox Run Rd.)

Pre-registration is required at  Pre-registration opens February 1st for DOVER TOWNSHIP residents. Residents from other areas – pre-registration starts March 1st. Register early. We may max this event out. You will have to check in on the day of the event.

Bring your flashlights (we checked Daylight Savings Time this year – You’ll need them!) and find the eggs! This event is just for the older kids (ages 10-18). No children under age 10 will be allowed to hunt eggs at this event. If you find the prize ticket in your egg, come claim your prize in the Dance Hall.

Kids will be divided into two groups – elementary/intermediate school (ages 10-14) and high school (ages 14-18).

Please open your eggs before you leave. We will be recycling the eggs for the next year.

Rain Date: April 26th – same time – 8:30pm


Easter Egg Hunt (Ages 0-9/Special Needs)

Saturday, April 20 – starting at 10am – Lehr Park (3700 Davidsburg Rd.)

Pre-registration is required at Pre-registration opens February 1st for DOVER TOWNSHIP residents. Residents from other areas – pre-registration starts March 1st. Register early. We may max this event out.

Refreshments will be served at the pavilion—Courtesy of Fox Beverage

Arrive early so you can find your field before the start time.

Ages 0-2 will be on field 1; start at 10:00 am
Ages 3-4 will be on field 2; start at 10:15 am
Ages 5-6 will be on field 3; start at 10:25 am
Ages 7-9 will be on field 4; start at 10:30am
Special Needs; start at 11:30am

Bring your own Easter Basket to collect eggs.

Find the special egg, and collect your prize at the Pavilion.

We will be collecting the empty eggs after the hunt. Please see a volunteer or place eggs in bins marked “empty eggs”!

IMPORTANT: Please follow the parking signs and the volunteers to get a parking spot. Please do NOT create your own spot.

**In case of inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 27th.**


Summer Concert Series 

More info coming


Take Me Fishing!

May 30 6-8pm – Pinchot Park – Conewago Day Use Area of off Alpine Rd.

Sponsored by York Area Recreation Directors  Pre-register at

Kids:  Bring a parent and learn how to fish.  Then you can fish together!  Bring your rod.  If you don’t have one, one will be available for you to use.  Don’t forget to grab a hot dog and drink before you go.  Parents:  We will be set up near the nature center.  Don’t forget to grab a hot dog and drink before you leave!


Summer Playground

June 17 – July 26 (M-F) 9am-12noon  – no playground on 7/4 & 7/24 

Two locations:  Brookside Park & Lehr Park

This program is for children ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten).  Cost is $70 for all six weeks of camp for Dover Township residents.  Early drop off (8:30am) is available for an additional $15.  Registration is available at  Space is limited, so sign up soon!


Summer Movies

Thursdays (see dates below) – Dusk – Lehr Park (3700 Davidsburg Rd.)

June 20 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

July 11 – Mary Poppins Returns

July 18 – The Lego Movie 2

August 8 – Jumanji (2017)

August 22 – Incredibles 2