Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

Phone (717)642-5840

2014 Summer Adventure Camp


Don't miss out on a summer of excitement as Strawberry Hill and GARA team up for Summer Adventure Camp, June 16th - August 15th!

-Options for students entering kindergarten through 10th grade;

-Breakfast & lunch included for full day participants;

-Pre- and post-care options available;


all for 25% less than other local summer programs!

For more information,

click here!


Upcoming Events

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2013 Auction Fundraiser

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   Strawberry Hill would like to thank our Sponsors, Donors, and Attendees who helped us raise over $13,000 to support the Preserve!



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Emmitsburg Vet


Food Pro


AC Nursery


Gettysburg Ped


Aero Enegry


CS Davidson


Hanover Arch

Welcome to Strawberry Hill

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Get Outdoors PA


Strawberry Hill is proud to announce that we are now an official partner of Get Outdoors PA!

Get Outdoors PA strives to connect citizens with outdoor recreation activities to increase their appreciation and active use of parks, forests and public spaces while imparting a message of environmental stewardship and healthy living.

GOPA Goals:

  • Connect people with the outdoors through Pennsylvania’s public lands;
  • Inspire environmental conservation, stewardship and healthy living;
  • Encourage physical activity through outdoor recreation;
  • Deliver quality outdoor recreation opportunities to the public through best practice models;
  • Increase the number of quality outdoor recreation programs in Pennsylvania;
  • Develop public-private partnerships encouraging economic growth in a sustainable way

Keep an eye out for future GOPA-affiliated events, and check out the GOPA calendar by clicking here!

4th Annual Venturing Crew 76 Book Sale

 High Adventure▪Leadership▪Service


Lots of Books!

DVDs! CDs! Baked Goods! and More!

When: Saturday, April 5th 8:00am – 2:00pm

Where: St. John Lutheran Church

13 East Main Street, Fairfield, PA


Mark your Calendars; we hope to see you there!

Watershed Alliance of Adams County Stream Clean Up & Picnic


This year WAAC is holding its annual stream clean up in conjunction with a WAAC Picnic for members and their families.  We are planning to clean up Rock Creek from Old Harrisburg Road to Hanover Road (route 116).

Whether you join us for the Clean Up or not, please join us for the WAAC Picnic hosted by John and Christine Kellett.  There is no cost for either event, but RSVPs are requested by Friday, May 3rd.


Mark Your Calendar!  Saturday, May 10th

  Stream Clean Up Details Picnic Details
Date: Saturday, May 10th Saturday, May 10th
Time: 9:00am – 11am 11:30am
Meet At: Agricultural & Natural Resources Center670 Old Harrisburg RoadGettysburg, PA The Kellett Farm72 Gordon RoadFairfield, PA
What to Bring?  We suggest you bring waders or water shoes and a change of clothes should you get wet or muddy. WAAC will provide gloves for those who need them. A healthy appetite, swim suit and towel, fishing gear.  Activities at the picnic will include pond swimming and fishing, good food, and visiting with interesting people.
Rain Date: Saturday, May 17th same time frame Saturday, May 17th same time frame


These Events Are FREE, But, We Ask That You RSVP By May 3rd. To RSVP, please email Paul Kellett at  Please provide your name and the number of people attending with you to the cleanup and/or picnic


P.O. BOX 4329 GETTYSBURG, PA 17325

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Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve and the Watershed Alliance of Adams County are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-14 Watershed Education Grants!







Top Awardees

Fairfield Area MS

Maple Avenue MS

St. Francis Xavier School


Additional Awardees

Annuncuation BVM

Biglerville ES

Biglerville HS

Gettysburg Montessori

Rolling Acres ES

Washington ES


Sponsors, Thank You!

Community support was crucial to the success of the pilot grants.  The rental kits were supplied through sponsorship from these local businesses:


2013 VBS (St. John Lutheran Church & St. Mary’s Catholic Church)






Cleveland’s Landscaping


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Strawberry Hill Board of Directors


We seek to sustain the Watershed Education Grants through community involvement; for more information on supporting the 2014-15 grant round and beyond, call (717) 642-5840.


Friends of Tom's Creek
Working to protect the headwaters of Tom's Creek.