“A Tree & More”

John Manno

“A TREE & MORE” This afternoon, I attended my first advisory board meeting for “FIRE TREE PLACE” located at 800 Campbell Street here in Williamsport. What a beautiful experience it was!
Executive Director, Billy Dayton and his staff are obviously afire with loving devotion via day to day programs that are awesome. The introductory tour given us was more than wonderful! My jaw,”dropped” so many times it almost left its hinges.
There were approximately 50+ kids. Their after school snack was Taco Soup, fruit and juice. What a nice surprise when we were invited to join them.
After” snack activities” included a unique “Imagination Room!” Can’t overlook the “Lego Magic Room!” Yes!!! Uptown Music also gets involved!! “Fire Tree’s” before and after school programs are “excellent!”
Today. each full time staff member gave a brief descriptive of their work. Brevity was necessary in order to get back to multiple faceted programs tailored just for the kids!!
I have been looking for a “now that I’m retired” service commitment. I think this is it!!!
Like myself, most of you might not have had or updated the experience of this jewel shining in the center of a our city.
I spent two hours just listening and, most of all, “experiencing!”.
On the way home, something came into my mind. It was the Old Testament image of the”burning bush” whose flames did not consume but unselfishly gave light.
As I left Fire TREE Place, I felt that glow you sorta get whenever you see something that is not only beautiful but also powerful. Tonight I have pictures of very gifted adults extending gentle branches of time, talent and 100% commitment..
Look over there. Can you imagine? A kid eating Taco Soup!!! Luv ya!

Basketball Program prices have been dropped


Attention parents!!!
We have just dropped our children’s basketball league prices dramatically. If your kid is in our After School Club, it is only 30$ for the entirety of the program, which ends May 26th, 2018. If you are not enrolled it is 60$. These can be paid with a minimum of 5$ weekly installments or up front. Stop in and sign your kid up. With practice Tuesday/Thursday and a game on Saturdays…that’s a price you can’t beat. What are you waiting for?

Soccer Program

Our soccer shots program starts tonight at 6-7.
You still have time to sign up. Remember, you do not have to be a member. At just 9$ a session, you won’t want to miss out.
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Our soccer shots program starts tonight at 6-7.You still have time to sign up. Remember, you do not have to be a member. At just 9$ a session, you won't want to miss out. @soccershotscnpa #kids #kidsbeingkids #sports #soccer #soccershots #recreation #afterschool #havingfun

Posted by Firetree Place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Bookmobile!

Don’t miss out on the James V. Brown Library Bookmobile. The Bookmobile is coming to Firetree Place Wednesday, November 1st from 4-515. This is open to the public, and we would love to see it get used. So stop by and ask for more details if you are interested. They will also be here Wednesday, November 15th from 4-515. Clear your schedules for all the awesome things we have going on at Firetree.

Soccer Program

Be sure to stop in and grab a Soccer Shots Free Fun Day Flyer.

At Firetree Place we will be partnering with Soccer Shots in order to give our kids another awesome program. They will be hosting a free fun day on Wednesday the 11th of October at 6pm and 7pm.

We would love to have you all come and see what it’s all about.

You do not have to be a member to participate!


A very special thank you to Mike Kuriga for bringing his Falcon in and giving us the run down on what he does. The kids were all very intrigued and had many questions for Mike. Mike was able to answer them all along with much more information.

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Firetree Place Baseball Program

Baseball is in the air. Firetree Place is no different. We are starting our baseball program on Wednesday, September 20th at 6 pm after open gym. Practice will run from 6-7 and games will be held on Saturdays at 2. The cost will be $5 a week or $25 in full. Our program will run for 5 weeks until we run into the colder and shorter days. Your kids will learn the basic fundamentals of baseball; fielding, base-running, batting, throwing, etc.

Stop in to sign your kid up. We only have so many spots open so first come first serve,

Firetree Place Basketball

Start Date: September 19th, 2017
End Date: May 26th, 2018
Days and Time:
Practices Tuesday/Thursday
Ages 6-10   6:00pm-7:00pm
Ages 11-16 7:00pm-8:00pm
Games on Saturday at 11:15am (ages 6-10)  12:15pm (ages 11-16)
Location: Practices and games will be held at Firetree Place’s P.D Mitchell Gymnasium
Registration Fee: $5 a week or $170 in full for Basketball Program, $10 for Membership Fee
Overview: Participants in the Basketball program will be taught basic lessons which include dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive skills. If there are enough participants in the program, we will hold games. This program will provide youth with the opportunity to learn these basic skills and introduce them to the game of basketball.