Community Outing Descriptions and Information
Agricultural and Industrial MuseumClosed Monday
Tuesday-Friday 10AM–4PM
217 W. Princess Street York, PA 17401 (717) 846-6452Participants will learn about York County’s vast contributions to the progress of agriculture and industry. The museum is housed in a former factory complex, the York, PA museum features two floors with over 20 exhibits highlighting 300 years of transportation, agriculture and the development of manufacturing and industry. Many of the exhibits feature hands-on experiences for visitors.
Alert Fire CompanyVolunteering is on Tuesdays, Key is located in Able's key box3118 North George Street Emigsville (717) 578-9868Participant's will volunteer at Alert Fire Company and assist with the weekly cleaning list assigned, including, but not limited to; sweeping, mopping, cleaning firehall bathrooms, dusting, wiping down kitchen surfaces, wiping down tables and chairs, restocking bathroom supplies, cleaning windows, wiping down rails, and vacuuming.
Alpacas of YorkOpen for scheduled special events only445 Blossom Dr
Mount Wolf, PA 17347
Tour the Alpaca farm and learn about the animals, eating habits, breeding, and find out what their fur is used for.
Bass Pro Shops HarrisburgMonday-Friday
9 AM - 9 PM
3501 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111 (717) 495-8979
Participant's will enjoy a leisurely walk through the shop while identifying fish in the tank, exploring the fishing department (Identify different types of equipment)
an exploring the camping department (Discuss what you might need to go camping)
Capital City MallMonday - Friday
10 AM - 9 PM
3506 Capital City Mall
Camp Hill, PA 17011 (717) 737-1578
Participant's will walk the mall and be engaged in discussions on shopping and price comparison, learning how to make a shopping list, enjoying seasonal entertainment, window shopping and discussing interests, and engaging in exercise at a leisurely pace.
Central York School District Also Known as: CYSD Volunteering Volunteering: Tuesday- Maitenance Building
Fridays- Administrative Building
601 Mundis Mill Road York, PA 17406 (717) 846-6788 ext:1214 Contacts: Wendy or BobbiParticipant's, with completed clearances, will help volunteer in the school district offices and buildings. Tasks include but are not limited to, sweeping, dusting, cleaning windows, wiping surfaces, sanitizing area, cleaning bathrooms, laundry and mopping. There will be no direct contact with students during our volunteering.
Chocolate World HersheyJune-August
Opens 10 AM
Opens 9 AM
101 Chocolate World Way
Hershey, PA 17033 (717) 534-4900
Participant's will visit Chocolate World to enjoy a free tour of how Hershey's chocolate is made and have the option to eat lunch inside of Chocolate World.
Choo Choo BarnMonday-Friday
Opens 10 AM
226 Gap Road Strasburg, PA (717) 687-7911The Choo Choo Barn is a unique attraction located in Strasburg, PA. Open since 1961, the Choo Choo Barn is an 1,700 square foot train layout featuring over 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles and 22 operating trains. This a fun place to visit as the layout changes with the seasons and for some major holidays.
Columbia Animal Shelter*Currently only open by appointment265 S 10th St, Columbia, PA 17512 (717) 681-6858Volunteers help with everything from cleaning animal enclosures and animal enrichment to administrative support.
Columbia Crossing River Trails CenterCLOSED MONDAY
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Tuesday through Friday – 10 AM
September – May
Tuesday through Saturday – 10 AM

41 Walnut Street Columbia, PA 17512 (717) 449-5607Participant's have the opportunity to explore the walking and hiking trails and learn from the rotating exhibits featuring local and river history, art and the environment highlight the richness of the local culture through the centuries.
Community Aid Volunteering Hanover & York LocationsScheduled Volunteering on Wednesdays and occasionally Tuesdays793 Baltimore Street Hanover, PA 17331 (717) 516-8239Participant's volunteer at Community Aid and help bag clothing, rehang clothes, sort donations, clean/dust and perform any daily tasks staff may need help with in the store.
Cousler ParkOpens 8 AM 1060 Church Rd
York, PA 17404 (717) 764-4646
Participant's will utilize the walking paths, soccer fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, tennis courts, pavilions, and playground area. There is also a small pond and a stage area.
Creative York GalleriesTuesday & Thursday
10-2 PM
10 N Beaver Street
York, PA 17401
The Creative York galleries present bi-monthly solo and group exhibitions of regional, national, and international works. Conveniently located in the heart of the Market District of historic downtown York, our galleries are some of the premier exhibition spaces of South Central Pennsylvania.
Eden Mill Nature Center & Historic Mill MuseumMonday - Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm1617 Eden Mill Rd
Pylesville, MD 21132 (410) 836-3050
Participant's can enjoying walking or hiking , visit the Nature Center and learn about the local birds and participate in bird identification
Elizabeth Tree FarmCLOSED MONDAY
Fridays 1-7pm
262 Hopeland Road
Lititz, PA 17543 USA (717) 626-8733
*Seasonal Attraction* Participant's will have the opportunity to visit the Christmas Fantasy barn featuring a Model Train Room, Original Bloomingdale’s Holiday Window Display, Santa’s Workshop; where you meet Santa himself, and enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through the Christmas tree farm.
Fawn Grove Old Tyme Days *July Event Only*See Outings Schedule for times110 North Market St.
Fawn Grove, PA 17321
Step back in time to watch all kinds of tractor pulls on our track and gas engines, and LOTS OF TRACTORS! You can also enjoy dancing, live bands, kid’s events, great food, flea markets and MORE!
Fairmount ParkOpens 9 AM180 Boundary Ave
Red Lion, PA 17356 (717) 244-6896
Participant's can exercise on the walking paths, play volleyball and basketball on the courts there is also a splash pad for participant's to have fun in the water during warm weather. The Splash Pad is handicap accesible.
Farm ShowEvent determines times, see outing schedule3200 N Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Participant's visit the Farm Show Complex and look at the exhibits and animals, watch the judging contests and visit the different educational booths.
Fishing; York County Dependent Upon Park HoursVarious LocationsAble-Services obtained a waiver from the Executive Director of the PA Fish and Boat Commission, on these outings participant's will have the opportunity to practice and learn about fishing, baiting, lures, PA's native and non-native fish. At least one staff that accompanies the participant's on these outings will have a PA fishing license.
Flinchbaugh's Orchard & FarmMonday-Friday
9 AM - 6 PM
110 Ducktown Rd Hellam, PA 17406 717-252-2540Flinchbaugh’s Orchard is a fourth-generation family run farm located on the eastern side of York, PA in Hellam Township. Our Orchard and Farm Market is open year-round to offer you a fresh stock of our own fruits and vegetables, baked items, and a wide variety of specialty foods, gifts and plants.
GamehavenMonday & Tuesday Closed
Weds - Thurs 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am-10pm
2811 East Prospect Road
York, PA 17402
Tel: 717-356-2151
Join us at the game table with one of our more than 450 board games. Whatever your favorite game or mechanic is, one of our staff can help suggest a game we think would be right up your alley!
Gettysburg National Military ParkOpen daily thirty minutes before sunrise to thirty minutes after sunset.1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-1124
Participant's can visit the museum, Film, and Cyclorama.There are also opportunities for hiking, walking, and touring the monuments.
Gray Stone Alpaca FarmOpen ONLY during September, October, November, December
Tuesday 10am until Dusk
903 Graystone Rd
Manheim, PA 17545 (717) 898-2642
Located next to Root’s Country Market and surrounded by the majestic beauty of Lancaster County scenery, Graystone Ridge Alpacas and Farm Store is a working farm that breeds, boards, and sells alpacas. Participant's have the opportunity to tour, interact, learn about and feed the alpacas.
Hanover Area Arts GuildCLOSED MONDAY
Tuesday - Friday
OPens 12 PM
32 Carlisle St
Hanover, PA 17331 (717) 632-2521
Participant's have the opportunity to explore local artists' workings in oil, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, collage, photography, pottery, ceramics and so much more.
Harrisburg MallMonday - Friday
Opens 10 AM
3501 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111 (717) 564-0980
Participant's will walk the mall and be engaged in discussions on shopping and price comparison, learning how to make a shopping list, enjoying seasonal entertainment, window shopping and discussing interests, and enaging in exercise at a leisurely pace.
Hershey Public LibraryMonday - Friday
Opens 10 AM
701 Cocoa Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
(717) 533-6555
Participant's can visit the library for reading, social groups, an art gallery or to purchase from the book share located within the library. There are public estrooms available and multiple seating areas, as well as magazines and computers open for use.
JCC GymMonday - Friday
Opens 5 AM
Jewish Community Center 2000 Hollywood Drive York (717) 843-0918Particpant's will have the opportunity to exercise in the Humansport Free Motion equipment room which enables users to train in a smooth, full and effective range of motion suitable for all ability levels. They also use the cardio area, which has an upper deck and lower area providing a nice view outside and several TVs. Fitness equipment utilized by our Participant's can include but is not limited to treadmills, exercise bikes, elipticals, weights, and a stretching table.
Jim MacksMonday - Friday
Opens 9:30 AM
5745 Lincoln Hwy, York, PA 17406Jim Mack's Ice Cream was established in 1958. They still make the ice cream on the premises and have expanded the menu to include burgers, hotdogs, french fries and more. In 1984, they added a 24-hole miniature golf course, bankshot basketball and arcade and became known as Cones & Clubs.
LibraryUse YCL's Find a Library to find specific times:
Variety: PSU Library, Red Lion Library, York Library, etc.Participant's can look at magazines, books and other materials, utilize the public computers, put together puzzles, play quiet group games (Uno, Gold Fish, etc.), and engage in adult coloring. Staff can also read books of the participant's choice and help participant's navigate library materials.
Lincoln Train MuseumWeekdays
10 AM - 2 PM
425 Steinwehr Ave.
Gettysburg PA 17325
(717) 334-5678
From the Website: We welcome you most heartily. Join us for a wonderful adventure as Abraham Lincoln takes you on a virtual reality ride aboard a real railroad car that bumps along the tracks. Shop in out unique station gift store where you will fid gifts, souvenirs, and antiques.
LUF VolunteeringDaily Volunteering 9:30 AMLeg Up Farm 4880 N Sherman St. Mount Wolf (717) 266-9294Participants will volunteer in the barn at Leg Up Farm and assist with any tasks assigned, including, but not limited to; sweeping, wiping stall pars, wiping ledges, scrubbing feed buckets, laundry, weeking, cleaning tack, cleaning kitchen, picking up rocks, scooping manure, and wiping helmets
Mall WalkN/AGalleria Mall, Park City Center, Capital City Mall Participants walk at a comfortable pace and engage in exercise while socializing and window shopping. The outing may involve comparison shopping and/or money and purchasing lessons, depending on the individuals.
The Markets of HanoverCLOSED Monday and Tuesday
Open: Wednesday 11 AM
Thursday and Friday 9 AM
1649 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331The Markets at Hanover is a year-round indoor farmers market featuring 40 local, independently owned shops and restaurants. Occupying over 52,000 square feet in Hanover Pennsylvania... hey sunshine, we've gone solar! Determined to be more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and to make a positive impact on the area we call home, we invested in an innovative solar panel system by Gordian Energy Systems. Power generated is used throughout the market including the onsite brewery Public House at The Markets.
Markets at ShrewsburyThursdays & Fridays Only
9 AM
12025 susquehanna trail
glen rock, pa 17327
Whether it’s your first visit or you’re a weekly shopper, our merchants will make your experience memorable. They take a special pride in the food they prepare and the goods they craft, and they are excited to share that with you.
Martins Chip FactoryCurrently unavailable due to COVID-195847 W Lincoln Highway Thomasville, PA 17364 (717) 729-3565 Participant's get a behind the scenes look at how the chips and products are made in the chip factory. A tour guide will give a detailed look into the history of Martins Chips and how the factory functions daily. Participant's will also have the option to take home a free sample depending on their dietary allowances.
Meals on Wheels; September HouseVolunteering weekly on MondaysSeptember House Senior Center 1251 W King St, York, PA 17404 Marie: (717) 848-4417Participant's help deliver meals to seniors throughout York County, engaging them in conversation and making well checks to ensure seniors are thriving.
Meals on Wheels; Golden ConnectionsVolunteering weekly on MondaysGolden Connections 20 Gotham Place Red Lion, PA 17356 (717) 244-7229Participant's help deliver meals to seniors throughout York County, specifically Dallastown Area, engaging them in conversation and making well checks to ensure seniors are thriving.
Military Share: White Rose and Shiloh LocationsEvery 4th Tuesday and Thursday of the monthVFW 556, 333 Eberts Ln./ Shiloh American Legion, 1490 Poplars RoadParticipant's help volunteer at the legion to serve our veterans in the community, this includes unloading food from the donation truck, organizing and packing donations for families, greeting families, handing out tickets and organizing the storage room. Participant's also have the opportunity to socialize with fellow volunteers and the veterans.
Miller Plant FarmM-F 9AM430 Indian Rock Dam Road (717) 741-2631Participant's who visit the plant farm and garden center are able to browse, explore and discuss the many flowering potted annuals and pack annuals, vegetable transplants, produce, baskets, containers, holiday gifts, mums and perennials. Groups are also able to explore the plant farms specialties which are the vegetable transplants, bedding plants, and specialty annuals they grow.
Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy EmporiumOpen Daily
9 AM - 7 PM
6019 Chambersburg Rd Orrtanna, PA 17353Particpant's visiting the elephant museum and candy emporium will have the opportunity to experience the unique and fun atmosphere of Mr. Ed's creative displays.
Nixon Park VolunteeringVolunteering weekly on Thursdays
OPEN Tuesday - Friday 8:30 AM
(717) 352-3792Participants will volunteer at the Nixon Park Nature Center and assist with any task assigned, including, but not limited to; wiping/sanitizing railings, chairs, and door knobs, cleaning dry erase board, picking litter, cleaning front door glass, purning branches, and cleaning stream study equipment.
Participant's Choice N/AN/AParticipant's Choice outings are based on discussions facilitated by staff members for the Participants to have the ability to choose their outing. This helps Participants to communicate, express their feelings and thoughts, and to have a hand in what their day consists of. Staff faciitate the conversation and make suggestions during the decision process.
Pennsylvania State Capitol Monday - Friday
Open 9:30 AM
501 N. 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA 17120 1 (800) 868-7672The Pennsylvania State Capitol building is a functional seat of government, where laws are passed and the public policy is set for over 12 million residents of Pennsylvania. Visitors are welcome to explore the Capitol building at their leisure. Groups are also able to visit our Interactive Welcome Center and Capitol Gift Shop
Penn Street Art BridgeOpen Daily footbridge connecting the 200 block of North Penn Street with Gay Avenue, right off Roosevelt Avenue between Philadelphia and Rt 30.The art bridge created a safe space for street artists to share their work with the community while raising awareness about the beauty of graffiti and street art in general.
Rail Trail WalkSunrise to SunsetJohn C. Rudy County ParkAble-Services has adopted a section of the rail trail and participants walk at a comfortable pace and assist in cleaning the trail of trash and debris while engaging in exercise, socializing, and enjoying the surrounding area.
Red Lion High School Community PoolMonday - Friday
1:00 - 3:45 PM
200 Horace Mann Ave, Red Lion, PA 17356Participants have the opportunity to enjoy lifeguarded indoor open swim while visiting the RLSD pool.
Roots MarketOPEN Tuesdays 9 AM705 Graystone Rd, Manheim, PA 17545 (717) 898-7811Root's Market, home of the oldest single family-run country market in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. There's something for everyone at Root's. Every Tuesday, Root's Market features its produce auction as well as fresh meats, deli, bakery items, flowers, handmade crafts, antiques, collectibles and household items from over 200 standholders.
Rolls Royce FoundationRecommended to call prior to a visit, hours currently vary.189 Hempt Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 (717) 795-9400Participant's will tour the museum which includes cars from across the line of Rolls-Royce and Bentley models, and a selection of related materials in changing displays. Browse an extensive library holds books, technical manuals, handbooks, sales literature and periodicals,as well as historic documents that document individual chassis. Groups discuss the history of the cars and the importance of transportation in the past and how it shaped our future.
Rose Lehrman Arts CenterCurrently ClosedOne HACC Drive Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 231-7673The Rose Lehrman Art Gallery offers exhibitions of national and international artists. The Gallery hosts visiting artists for workshops and lectures. These events are free and open to the public.
Ruins ParkN/A30 Enterprise Street, Glen Rock, PA 17327A grafitti filled oasis in which artist tag the ruins with unique and beautiful pieces for the public to view and enjoy.
Snyders of HanoverTuesday-Thursday at 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30, 1, 1:30, and 2: year round. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance.1350 York Street Hanover, PA 17331 1(800)233-7125 Ext. 28592Participant's will tour the factory where varios Snyder products are made, boxed and shipped. They will learn the history and orgins of Snyders and how its become one of the leading companies in Pennsylvania.
South Hanover LanesM, W, Thurs, Fri Opens 9 AM
1767 Baltimore Pike Hanover, PA 17331
South Hanover Lanes has a new scoring system, an expanded menu with pizza that is bowling over everyone; automatic bumpers on the lanes to enhance the fun for all ages, and four "Dragons" – little sliding boards that help users to roll the ball down the lane so that even the littlest visitors (or individuals with physical challenges) can also enjoy the sport.
South York CinemasSee Link for showtimes:
Harrisburg, PA 17110Participant's are able to enjoy a low cost or free with donation movie throughout the year during the theaters special summer and holiday events.
SpiriTrust BingoCurrently Unavailable1050 Pennsylvania Ave, York, PA 17404Participant's who volunteer at SpiriTrust help seniors play bingo, this includes socializing, keeping seniors enaged, helping to mark Bingo cards, assisting seniors vocalize when they have a winning card, and providing companionship to the seniors.
Springettsbury Park Food Truck Festival11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every Friday through September 24Southwest section of Springettsbury Park, 1501 Mt Zion Road, YorkThis event is free and open to the public, just pay as you eat! Vendors may accept cash and/or credit cards, it is best to check with each vendor before ordering.
Steam O RamaScheduled Events1673 Manor Road Windsor, PA 17336Steam-O-Rama is steam engines and gas engines. Steam-O-Rama is big tractors and little tractors. Steam-O-Rama is bluegrass music and calliope music. Steam-O-Rama is little boys' toys and big boys' toys. Steam-O-Rama is great food and affordable family fun from flea market and refreshments. Steam-O-Rama is kiddie rides, pedal pulls and games; antique tractor pulls and garden tractor pulls. Steam-O-Rama is more than one hundred years of history and technology.
Stonybrook Summer Lunch Program Volunteering9:45 AM - 11:30 AM250 Silver Spur Dr, York, PA 17402Participant's volunteer with the school to package and prepare meals for school aged students. During this outing participats learn independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, sanitizing, meal prep, and proper storage and packaging of food.

Sunrise Soap Company
Monday - Friday
Opens 9 AM
29 N. Beaver Street York, PA 17401Participant's are able to tour the facility, browse the vast selection of products made on site and have planned days to create their own product. We discuss the importance of grooming and cleanliness and the benefits of buying local handmade products.
That Fish Place, That Pet PlaceMonday - Friday
Opens 9 AM
237 Centerville Rd
Lancaster, PA 17603
Participant's will explore the Reptile Room, Fish Room, Small Pet Corner, and the Touch Fish Tank. Groups discuss the difference between animals and reptiles, look for the different types of species, and discuss what is involved in taking on the responsibly of a pet.
The Five Senses GardenScheduled EventCapital Area Greenbelt, Harrisburg, PA 17111The Five Senses Gardens has held its ground, like the butterflies drawn to the variety of plants in each of the gardens, visitors flock to The Gardens to experience the natural sensations, carefully cultivated to challenge the five senses. An intense, personal connection with nature has prompted some visitors to utilize The Five Senses Gardens as a site for vow exchanges or as a final resting place for ashes of beloved family members.
The Teaching Museum for the Fiber ArtsScheduled Event12637 Mt. Olivet Road Felton, PA 17322Participant's are able to tour the facilty's first floor which focuses on the fiber arts and its history of hand spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crocheting, and speciality art and the second floor which concentrates on the history of the sewing machine, its' accessories, and the sewing factories that were so previlant in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Markets of HanoverThursday & Friday ONLY
Opens 9 AM

1649 Broadway in Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331
(717) 646-1649
The Markets of Hanover is a year-round indoor farmers market featuring 40 local, independently owned shops and restaurants. Occupying over 52,000 square feet in Hanover Pennsylvania... hey sunshine, we've gone solar! Determined to be more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and to make a positive impact on the area we call home, we invested in an innovative solar panel system by Gordian Energy Systems. ​Power generated is used throughout the market including the onsite brewery Public House at The Markets.
U.S. Army Heritage & Education CenterMonday - Friday
Opens 10 am
950 Soldiers Drive Carlisle, PA 17013Participant's will explore the many historical exhibits and materials provided by the USAHEC to support the U.S. Army, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers - past and present. Participant's also have the opportunity to walk the one mile long Army Heritage Trail and explore the many artificats and outdoor exhibits.
Whispering Rise Animal Farm & SanctuaryVolunteering Fridays
11:30 AM
1130 Oakland Road Freeland, MD 21053 Participant's have the opportunity to volunteer on a pot belly pig rescue farm. Here they will assist in organizing, sorting, and distributing produce to the animals of the farm. Provide care and attention to the pigs and help with the feeding process. Volunteers are encouraged to bring cold lunches and to wear warm clothing during the fall/winter months and to wear duarble shoes due to the uneven, potentially muddy terrain.
Wildwood Lake Nature CenterCLOSED Monday
Tuesday - Friday 10 AM
100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110Participant's are able to have endless opportunities for fun and adventure at Wildwood Park which include, exploring the Nature Center, walking the trails and boardwalks, having a picnic lunch, watcing the birds, checking out the flowers and much more!
William Kain Park 273 Hess Farm Road York, PA 17407Participant's that visit this park will have the opportunity to walk the trails, have picnic lunch lakeside, play outdoor games, listen to music while socializing with peers and enjoy bird/animal watching for the animals native to the lake.
Windy Hill on the CampusCurrently Unavailable1472 Roths Church Rd #103, Spring Grove, PA 17362 (717) 225-0733Participant's volunteer in the cafeteria; serving lunch to the senior community and helping with the organization and clean up after service. There are also opportunities for participant's to socialize and share a meal with the seniors.
York Art Association (YAA)Monday - Friday
Opens 10 AM
220 S. Marshall Street York, PA 17402Participant's have the opportuity to explore many different exhibitions throughout the year. When groups visit they will discuss the theme of the artwork, explore the different interpretations of each artist and browse the many selections of art displayed in the gallery.
York College Center for Community Engagement (YCC)Monday - Thursday 9 AM- 4 PM
Friday 9 AM - 12 PM
59 E Market Street York, PAParticipant's will have the opportunity to explore the monthly exhibits on display at the center, including but not limited to art galleries, life stories of famous figures, and the Human Library.
York College Gallery (YCG)Currently Virtual OnlyWolf Hall 441 Country Club Rd
York, PA 17403-3651
Participant's will get to enjoy the various art exhibits put on by York College.
York State FairScheduled Event334 Carlisle Ave, York, PA 17404The fair offers various events including food vendors, games, rides, and displays. Groups visiting are able to enjoy the many offerings of the state fair and experience one of York's annual traditions.
Zion Church Knitting ClubCurrently UnavailableZion United Church of Christ, 100 Lafayette St. York, PA (717) 309-1869This is a knitting group held every Thursday inside of Zion United Church of Christ, members learn how to knit, socialize, and share interest in all things crafty. Participant's are also encouraged to bring crafts of their interest to the group to share and teach other members about crafts they enjoy.