Current Programs

New Conference Center
at Hampshire Park

Work is progressing nicely on the new Conference Center at Hampshire Park. L&T Electric and D&D Plumbing have completed their preliminary work, and Blue Ridge Concrete Services poured and finished the concrete on the front porch and the interior of the building. Mark Roomsburg from Roomsburg Homes, LLC, has completed the framing, and Dave Watts is set to begin work on the HVAC system this week.

 

The 6,600-square-foot conference center will be heated and air-conditioned for year-round use and will be available for a variety of functions, including:

  1. 4-H Camp

  2. Weddings

  3. Wedding Receptions

  4. Baby Showers

  5. Business Meetings

  6. Business Conferences

  7. Family Reunions

  8. Birthday Parties

  9. Retreats

  10. Camps for Organizations

  11. Anniversary Celebrations

  12. Craft Shows

  13. Class Reunions

  14. Picnics

Amenities at Hampshire Park and the new conference center will include:

  1. Meeting Room/Dining Hall that seats 300 people

  2. Fully-Furnished Kitchen

  3. Shower Facilities

  4. Bunkhouses that sleep 200 people

  5. Covered Outdoor Pavilions

  6. Playground Equipment

  7. Horseshoes

  8. Walking Trail

  9. Sports Field

  10. Basketball Court

  11. Barbecue Pits

  12. Volleyball Court

If you have questions about the project, or if you are interested in contributing to it, call HCP&R at (304) 822-7300, or email us at hampshirecoparks@hotmail.com.

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 at Warrior Fitness, which is located at 60 East Sioux Lane in Romney.  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 Program

Our Walk To Be Fit Program is over for another year. Thanks go out to all our faithful participants who make this program so successful. If you haven’t done it already, please turn in your tally sheets to one of our locations so we can gather them and tally your miles. If you have earned a reward for your efforts, we will be contacting you in the next few days. Just because Walk To Be Fit is over for the year, you don’t have to stop walking. There will still be plenty of warm fall days when you can get out and get some exercise, so take advantage of them.

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.

 

Gary Crane Cup Golf

We had a perfect day for the Final Round of the Gary Crane Cup for 2020. The weather was fantastic, and the course and hospitality at Capon Springs couldn’t have been better. Congratulations go out to our two winners, Carrol Link and Glen Spaid. Carrol shot a 76 to capture the gross title, and Glen shot a net 55 to win that division.

Thanks go out to Brian Brill and Capon Springs for the use of their course and for the fine lunch before the round. We would also like to thank all the golfers who supported the program throughout the summer and fall. Mark your calendars right now for Tuesday, April 6, so you don’t miss our trip to Cacapon for the first qualifier for the Gary Crane Cup in 2021.

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!

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