The Township of Derry’s philosophy in child care is that children need a safe, relaxing and stimulating environment outside of school. They should have a variety of recreational activities to choose from as well as an opportunity to work on their own individual projects. At Kid’s Club and Summer Day Camp we encourage children to make choices for themselves and to respect the decisions and needs of other participants.

The Department of Parks and Recreation offers three School-Age Care Programs throughout the year.

Kid’s Club Program (Throughout the school year)

  • Available for children in first through fifth grades.
  • Licensed by the Department of Public Welfare – www.dhs.state.pa.us
  • Registration is in July on a first come first served basis.
  • Available for Derry Township Residents only.
  • Service is provided on most snow days.

Kid’s Club Application    Kid’s Club Parent Handbook

Before School Program

  • Located in the primary cafeteria of the Derry Township Elementary School – www.hershey.k12.pa.us
  • Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. (dismissal to school)
  • First graders are escorted to the Early Childhood Center.
  • Features:
    • Children participate in games, art, and gym time.
    • Breakfast is offered at 8:00 a.m. by the elementary school.

After School Program

  • Located in the primary cafeteria of the Derry Township Elementary School.
  • Monday through Friday, 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..
  • First graders are picked up at the Early Childhood Center.
  • Features:
    • P.M. snack.
    • Children participate in games, arts/crafts, outdoor or indoor play.
    • Homework club for the children that need assistance with homework.

In-Service Days

  • Located at the Hershey Recreation Center.
  • 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Must be registered in the Kid’s Club Program.
  • Features:
    • A.M. and P.M. snacks
    • Lunch is not provided
    • Swimming
    • Local field trips
    • Children participate in games, arts/crafts, and indoor and/or outdoor play.

Summer Day Camp

  • Available for children in kindergarten through the sixth grade.
  • Registration is in March for residents, April for non-residents.
  • Located at one of the Derry Township School District Buildings.
  • Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Features:
    • A.M. and P.M. snacks
    • Lunch is not provided
    • Swimming
    • Local and bussed field trips
    • Entertainment
    • Children play games and participate in arts and crafts.

Summer Day Camp Application*     Summer Day Camp Parent Handbook*