Welcome to HARP

Enhancing Youth Through Sports:
Building Character and Skills for Life

Building Confidence, Character, and Community.

Improving the lives of the youth of the Greater Hazleton Area through exercise, friendship, and community service.

About Hazleton Area Recreation Program

HARP is more than just a recreation program – we’re a community dedicated to empowering the youth and adults of the Greater Hazleton Area. Our mission is to build character, confidence, and friendships through sports and self-development. Discover our history, values, and the passionate team behind HARP. Click below to learn more about us.

Explore Our Facilities

Discover a Diverse Range of Amenities and Activities

  • Free weights
  • Airdyne bikes
  • Spin bikes
  • TRX
  • Keiser Functional Machines
  • Boxing ring, hanging and freestanding heavy bags
  • Batting Cages/Turf
  • Pitching Machines
  • Adult Group Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Sports Camps Throughout the Year
  • Public Sensory Room

Become A Member

Upgrade your experience with HARP’s Premium Membership. Dive deeper into your fitness journey and enjoy exclusive perks that will accelerate your progress. Subscribe now and take your first step toward a stronger, healthier you.

Training Programs

Empowerment Through Specialized Training

Adult Training Programs

18 and over

Middle School Sports Performance Program

Ages 9 - 13

High School Sports Performance Program

Ages 14 - 18

College Sports Performance Program

18 and over

Upcoming Event

Join Us for Exciting Opportunities

Give back to the community!

NEPA Gives—a 24-hour online giving extravaganza that's all about giving back to the community. Scranton Area Community Foundation, Carbon County Community Foundation, The Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, have teamed up to host NEPA Gives. For 24 hours—from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.—on Thursday, June 6, 2024 to Friday, June 7, 2024, donors may make secure donations to their favorite local nonprofit organizations through the NEPA Gives online platform. Donations to participating nonprofits will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by NEPA Gives sponsors—making donor dollars stretch further! Nonprofits will also be eligible for cash prizes. Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving residents in Northeastern Pennsylvania can participate in NEPA Gives. And, anyone can donate!

Designer Purse & Cash Bingo

Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 12PM

Set your schedule for a fun Sunday afternoon FULL of prizes and bingo! 10 total games, 5 designer purse prizes and 5 cash prizes PLUS a full cover game with a value worth over $500. We will have hot food items to eat in and carry out as well as tricky trays and 50/50 chances. All proceeds will directly benefit the Hazleton Area Recreation Program. We are an all-inclusive nonprofit whose mission is to serve Greater Hazleton youth through exercise, friendship, lifeskill building, and community service. We are home to the area’s only public sensory room for those on the autism spectrum, made possible through grants and donations. This is a BYOB event and open to the public.

Hazleton Area’s Only Public Sensory Room

We welcome you to the Hazleton area’s ONLY public sensory room, designed especially for those who have processing disorders. Come play in our underwater-themed room filled with silent disco headphones, sensory swings, tactile toys, iPads, and more! Available for private rentals. Please call for reservations.


Capturing Moments of Inspiration and Achievement

Our Sponsors

Making a difference together thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

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Get In Touch

Reach out to us. We’re here to answer your questions, provide information, and connect with our community. Feel free to get in touch anytime.