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 Activities Guide.

Spring Break Camps

  • Registration has already opened – Don’t miss the fun, sign up now!
  • Before Care and After Care are available for camps ending at 4pm only.
  • Please inquire about the necessary paperwork needed prior to the first day of camp.
  • *Scholarship applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the program.

Dribble, Pass and Shoot Spring Break Basketball Camp

Emphasizing individual improvement is one of the guiding philosophies of this basketball camp. Campers will be provided with excellent coaching which allows each participant to develop a sense of pride and individual accomplishment. The level of instruction will be adjusted to fit the individual needs of each participant. This camp will be held at Takoma Park Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Ave). Before Care and After Care are available for an additional fee.

When:
1 week session
Monday - Friday, April 14 - April 18
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who:
Ages 5-12 years 

 

Nature Spring Break Camp

Come explore with us as we experience nature. Go on a scavenger hunt finding nature’s little secrets. Find out why the sun is so important and why water is essential to all living creatures. Hiking, swimming, crafts, a trip and fun are in store this week!  This camp will be held at Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Ave). Before Care and After Care are available for an additional fee.

When:
1 week session
Monday - Friday, April 14 - April 18
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who:
Ages 5 - 12 yrs

 

On Stage: Spotlight Spring Break Workshop

In On Stage: Workshop, students get on the stage and get to work acting, singing and dancing! We will work on two numbers from My Fair Lady. We’ll have loads of fun learning music and choreography. The 3 day workshop will end with a performance so parents can see what we’ve been working on! Please note, the emphasis is on process, not product, though we haven’t disappointed audiences yet! $10 materials fee includes tracks/cds, lyrics and prop supplies. This 3 day camp will be held at Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Ave). Instructor: Gretchen Weigel.
*Before Care and After Care are NOT available for this camp.

When:
3 Days
Monday-Wednesday, April 14 – April 16
9:30 am – 1 pm

Who:
6 - 11  yrs

 

Summer Camps

Find the perfect camp for your child here!

The Takoma Park Recreation Department offers the traditional range of summer camp activities, along with specialty camps designed to enhance your child’s summer and create lasting memories. The Camp Takoma program also offers sports, nature, arts and crafts, dance, music, swimming, creative time, cooperative games, and special activities. The camps are created to give each child a unique summer experience. Our Specialty Camps provide campers with activities in their favorite areas. There are several specialty programs for arts, sports, nature study, science and more.

Our Counselors In Training (CIT) Program is designed for our 14-17-year-olds. It develops leadership skills and character, while providing an excellent opportunity for community service. Supported by an excellent group of counselors and program staff, campers are encouraged to try new things, meet new friends, and most importantly have fun!

A full list of camp offerings is online now and will be in the Spring/Summer Rec Guide in the March Takoma Newsletter.
 

  • Please inquire about the necessary paperwork needed prior to the first day of camp
  • Before Care and After Care are available for those camps ending at 4 pm only

Summer Camp Payment Plan

For your convenience, you may choose to pay in full at the time of registration or select the payment plan option. This payment plan option, which must be chosen at the time of registration, divides the total amount due into three equal payments: 33% of the total fees will be due at the time of registration, with the remaining payments due on or before May 1 and June 1. You must register early to take advantage of this opportunity as payment due dates will not be changed. For example, if you register for programs in May 66% of the fees will be due, with the remaining installment due by June 1. Payment plans will not be available after June 1. All payment plans will be assessed a $25 late fee if payment is received more than five days after the due date of May 1 and June 1.  Outstanding balances as of June 6, 2014 could result in the child being withdrawn from the program.

Registration for summer camp begins Saturday, March 1 – * Don’t miss the fun, sign up early!
*Scholarship applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the program.

 

Program Spotlights

Comics 101

Jump into the world of comics! Learn about your favorite heroes and villains and their origins. Learn how Superman became the "Man of Steel" or how Batman became the world's "Greatest Detective". Join us in discovering new worlds and fighting crime.

When:
Tuesdays
January 3 - March 28
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Where:
Takoma Park Recreation Center

Who:
Ages 6-11

 

Winter Basketball League 2014

The Winter Basketball League is a noncompetitive, developmental, community league. Program goals are to:

  • introduce boys and girls to the fundamentals of basketball
  • emphasize that playing the game and being a member of a team are more important than winning by not establishing league standings or having playoffs/championship games
  • encourage personal improvement, sportsmanship and fun
  • provide comparable playing time for all participants
  • meet new kids from community and surrounding areas

View the league schedules by clicking here http://www.allprosoftware.net/Winterbasketball2014/aplsleagueschedule.htm

When:
8 Week Session
Saturdays
January 18, 2014 - March 15, 2014

 

Flag Football

Takoma Park Recreation Department brings you the Takoma Park 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! Games are held at Ed Wilhelm Field.

When:
Practice: begins week of April 7, 2014
Games: first game April 12, 2014
6 Week Season
Saturdays, April 12 – May 17
12 pm – 6 pm

Who:
6 - 8 yrs
9 - 11 yrs
12 - 14 yrs

 

Fun Day

The Fun Day Program offers exciting field trips on scheduled whole day school closings. Participants will meet at the Community Center. Must pack a lunchTrips, activities and performers are subject to change. Space is limited, sign up early. Before Care and After Care are not available for this program.

Cost:
Resident: $35
Non-resident: $45

When:
Friday, March 28
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Who:
Ages 5- 12 years

Click here for more information in our Current Recreation Guide!

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