Camp Hill's student population is under the auspices of the Camp Hill School District which includes Hoover Elementary School (grades K-2), Eisenhower Elementary School (grades 3-5), Camp Hill Middle School, and Camp Hill High School. Special and gifted education services are also offered through the district, as well as an excellent variety of clubs, after school programs, sports programs, and other extracurricular activities. Because the district is the smallest in the county, school bus transportation systems are not available for students. Students are instead encouraged to walk or bike to school. Private and parochial schools are also available in Camp Hill for those who prefer their children learn in a more faith-based setting.
Once students are ready to move forward with their higher learning endeavors they have the option of attending any number of local colleges and universities. The closest ones in proximity to Camp Hill include Harrisburg Area Community College; Messiah College in Mechanicsburg; Penn State Harrisburg; Dickinson College in Carlisle; York College of Pennsylvania; and Gettysburg College.
Parks and Recreation
When it comes to recreation, residents are presented with four community parks and the West Shore Country Club. Residents are encouraged to spend their free time outdoors and take advantage of the community's fantastic recreational amenities. For those who would like to visit all of Camp Hill's parks in one fell swoop, residents should consider hiking or biking along the Goddard Trail which connects the community's parks: Fiala Field, Willow Park, Beverly Park and Siebert Park.
Like the name suggests, Fiala Field features a host of sports fields that are perfect for softball, baseball, and soccer. Additionally, there is a tot lot, picnic tables and pavilion, and the park is wheelchair and stroller friendly. Dogs are allowed at Fiala Field so long as they are leashed.
Willow Park is located in downtown Camp Hill and includes pavilions, picnic tables, hiking and biking trails, a nature preserve that's perfect for bird watching, gazebos, and gardens. Also located in the park is the "Sixteeners" monument dedicated to the "graduates" of the Soldiers' Orphans' School that was in Camp Hill following the Civil War.
Beverly Park (also referred to as Spring Lake Park) is one of Camp Hill's smaller parks. At just one acre in size, the park features a basketball court set amidst a grassy setting along with playground equipment, benches, picnic tables, and a paved area for other sports. The park can be found in the Beverly Park development across the Dresbach-Oyster house.
As Camp Hill's largest park at 60 acres, Siebert Park features a great variety of amenities to the delight of residents, including water recreational activities such as boating and fishing, hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and pavilions, areas for bird watching, playgrounds, athletic fields, and basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. Residents can rent out the Camp Hill Education, Environment, and Recreation Center for private events and parties. Boaters can access the Conodoguinet Creek from the lower end of Siebert Park. Approximately 90 miles in length, the creek runs through the Cumberland Valley's towns, villages and agricultural lands and is perfect for fishing and bird watching. After a series of loops and bends through the valley, the creek flows into the Susquehanna River at "The Point" in West Fairview.
Established in 1928, the West Shore Country Club features a championship 18-hole golf course designed by famed golf course architect Donald Ross as well as four Har-Tru tennis courts, a swimming pool with a bath house, wading pool, lap lane, pool grille, and towel service, banquet facilities such as the Grand Ballroom, and much more.