Youth | Classes and Programs

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About Our Youth Programs

The Recreation Department offers a variety of youth programs for ages 5 – 12 yrs. These programs vary throughout the year with some staple programs such as Morning Addition and Afternoon Addition, Summer Camps, and several sports programs. Find the perfect class or program for your child in our current City Guide.

 

Summer Camps

Registration for Summer Camps opened Feb. 7 - Don't wait!  For a complete list of camp offerings please click on the Camp Guide below.  Please note some camps you must register with the actual instructor.  

Register early and take advantage of our payment plan!  At the time of registration place 1/3 down and the remaining payments due on or before May 1 and June 1.

Summer Camp Registration Begins Sat. Feb. 7

Preview summer camp opportunities by going to the Summer Camps 2015 Season in Activenet or pick up our Summer Camp Guide at Centers!

 

School Age Child Care Programs

Following the 2015-2016 MCPS School Year Calendar
Registration will open Monday, March 16- spaces will fill - don't wait!

After the Bell  *NEW*

A newly revamped After School program at Takoma Park Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Ave). Transportation is not provided to this program through TPRD but is available through MCPS. Enjoy games, crafts and fun time after school. We will also provide homework time.

When:
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Where:
Takoma Park Recreation Center

Who:
Grades K - 5th

 

Morning Addition

This before-school program is designed for those families that need early morning options before the school day starts. Staff will be available to provide informal recreation activities and will escort participants to Takoma Park Elementary School and Piney Branch Elementary School. Children will also have time for homework assignments, breakfast (not provided) or prepare for their day at school. 

When:
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Where:
Takoma Park Community Center

Who:
Grades K - 5th

 

Afternoon Addition

Emphasis is on providing leisure and recreation programs utilizing our facilities to include but not limited to the computer learning center, dance studio, art room, game room, athletic fields, library and more. We have some exciting activities planned this year including: drama, music, art, sports, study time and playtime that will enlighten, empower and enrich minds and imaginations. 

When:
3:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Where:
Takoma Park Community Center

Who:
Grades K - 5th

 

Sports

Flag Football League

This league is a non-competitive,instructional, community league. The goal is to teach the fundamentals of flag football in a safe environment. Registration has already opened! Don’t be left out. Practice begins the week of April 6, 2015. First game is April 11, 2015. All games are held Saturday afternoons at Ed Wilhelm field. Practice is determined by the coach.

When:
Registration has already opened.
First game is April 11th

Where:
Ed Wilhelm Field

Who:
6-8 yrs
9-11 yrs - full with waiting list accepted
12-14 yrs

Click here for a link to the schedules

 

T-Ball

This co-ed league allows girls and boys to have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of baseball. Emphasis will be on fun, batting, running bases and catching. No experience is necessary as all skill levels are welcome. Participants must bring their own baseball glove. All teams will be formed by the Recreation Department. Games will be hosted at Belle Ziegler Park, Ed Wilhelm or Lee Jordan Field. Games are played on Saturday mornings at either 9 or 10:30 a.m. Volunteer coaches are a key element of this program’s success. Registration opened January 15th.

When:
Registration has already opened.
First game is June 6

Who:
Grades K -1st

 

Click here for more information in our Current City Guide!

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