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.

 

Camps

 

Winter Break Camp

Come experience Winter Break Camp with the Takoma Park Recreation Department. Campers will have the opportunity to add some excitement to their holiday break while playing holiday games with group activities and crafts. Before Care and After Care are available for an additional fee (see below). Please pack a non- perishable lunch and snacks for your child.  Please inquire about necessary paperwork needed. *There will be no camp on Thursday, January 1, 2015*

When:
Monday-Friday, December 29 – January 2
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Who:
5 - 12 yrs

 

School Age Child Care Programs

Following the 2014-2015 MCPS School Year Calendar
Registration is open for After the Bell - 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. Enjoy games, crafts and fun time after school. We will also provide homework time.

When:
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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.  **Both Morning Addition and Afternoon Additin are full but accepting waiting lists**

When:
7:00 am - 9:00 am

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.  **Both Morning Addition and Afternoon Additin are full but accepting waiting lists**

When:
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Where:
Takoma Park Community Center

Who:
Grades K - 5th

 

 

Program Spotlights

For a complete list of classes and offerings visit Activenet.

 

Kung Fu

This ancient form of self-defense provides physical and mental exercise and strengthens hand and eye coordination. Students will gain physical, mental and spiritual strength. There is a  onetime, non-refundable fee of $50 paid to the instructor at the first class for uniform. Instructor: Master Thompson.

When:
Saturdays, September 13 – November 15
Beginner Session: 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Advanced Session: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Who:
4 yrs and older

 

Step Team

Stepping is a form of dance in which you use your entire body as an instrument to produce rhythms and beats through footsteps, clapping and words or chanting. Members will learn self-expression, coordination, self-discipline and teamwork. The team will consist of approximately 10-12 girls and boys between the ages of 6-12 years old. No experience is necessary and we welcome all who are willing to learn.

When:
Ongoing, Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Takoma Park Recreation Center

Who:
Ages 6-12

 

Sports

Futsal 2015

Futsal, a sport that is similar to soccer, offers the perfect combination of learning and fun. It is designed to improve fundamental technique and skill during the winter months. It's also a great opportunity to meet new friends, stay in shape and prepare for the upcoming season. For the last two years, the program has been filled to capacity with a wait list. Please note that program registration is first come first serve and space is limited to 60 participants. Parents are  encouraged to volunteer as coaches!

When:
Registration starts August 15
Open Practices start January 4
Games start January 11

Who:
7 - 10 yrs

 

Winter Basketball League

The Winter Basketball League is a non-competitive, developmental, community league. Program goals are to introduce boys and girls to the fundamentals of basketball. Practice times vary throughout the week at various local schools. Coaching Information: Volunteer coaches are always needed, training is provided. Team Assignments: Coed divisions will reflect gender equity based on number of participants. Special Requests: Requests must be made in writing and submitted to the league coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Bradley Williams at (301) 891–7282. Registration will open August 15th – don’t wait!

When:
Registration starts August 15
Practices start January 2
Games start January 17

Who:
Grades K - 8 Grade

 

Click here for more information in our Current City Guide!

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