Students seek new adventures over Christmas break

Andy Bumbarger

During  the harsh and cold winter months, some families struggle to find things to entertain their kids.  Teenagers are often looking for things to do after school and on the weekends.  In the the small town of Newville, and its surrounding areas, there are numerous activities which will keep both children and teens active. Joseph Barnouski, a technology education teacher with young kids of his own, said that he takes his kids to Hershey for the Sweet Lights Attraction.   Barnouski said, “My kids also like the Sports Emporium to play games.” The Coliseum is another similar venue located on Middlesex Road in Mechanicsburg, and offers an arcade, bowling alley, and restaurant.

Right around the corner, there is another place teens can go to stay active. Junior Dakota Grubbs said, “I like to go to Sky Zone to play dodgeball with my friends”.  According to their website, Sky Zone is located on Gateway drive in Mechanicsburg and is open most days 10 AM to 11 PM.  Ski Roundtop and Twin Ponds also offer winter time activities for people of all ages.  In the winter Ski Roundtop offers a variety of slopes for skiing and snowboarding, snow tubing, a sports shop, and ski lodge.  Twin ponds also offers public ice skating for under $10.  

Staying at home can also be an option. Senior Alexis Reed said, “I don’t like the cold, but I can tolerate snow on Christmas or if my niece is here and we build snowmen”.   With Christmas right around the corner,  this may be the best time to get out there and do something fun.