Youth Programs

Keep your kids moving and having fun this season! NCPRD offers a wide variety of enriching programs designed to spark creativity, promote physical activity and teach lifelong skills. Our programs provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for kids of all ages.

REGISTRATION
Registration opens for NCPRD residents on Dec. 6 at 9 a.m., and for non-residents on Dec. 13. Register here.

Adaptive and Inclusive Winter Social
NCPRD’s winter social is a great opportunity for individuals ages 15 and up to spend time with friends and/or build new friendships while playing games, participating in sports activities such as basketball and cornhole, or just relaxing and enjoying the music. Please join us for an evening of fun and friendship. Registration closes Sunday, December 11.

Shooting Stars Basketball League
Ages 5-21. Shooting Stars basketball is for players with additional needs and cognitive disabilities. Athletes participate in fun basketball activities, social time and skill building in a supportive and positive environment. Big Dippers (ages 12-21) have an option­al weeknight practice and Saturday game. Little Dippers (ages 5-14) have a Saturday practice followed by a game. Games begin Saturday, January 21. All athletes receive a jersey and basketball. For complete information visit www.ncprdsports.com.


Cheer Starz
Grades K-5. Cheer Starz is a coed recreational dance and cheer program that teaches fundamentals, including arm motions, basic jumps and dance routines while promoting fitness, team building and fun!

Dance and Tumbling Winter Camp
Your child will jump for joy while learning dance moves and tumbling techniques. This coed camp teaches mini-jazz, ballet, and hip-hop dances. A skilled instructor will lead campers through leaps, turns, jumps, and basic tumbling techniques including forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round offs and front and back walkovers. On Thursday, campers will showcase their dance and tumbling moves at the end of camp performance.

Movement and Me
Ages 2-5.
Leap like gazelles and spin like tops while developing music appreciation, rhythm, coordination and strength through introductory dance steps and movement. Build listening and socialization skills while discovering how fun dancing can be. This family class is designed for parents, guardians and children to interact and participate together. The class focuses on the child’s creative impulses and on process rather than the product. For boys and girls.

Joy of Movement
Ages 3-5.
Explore creativity through movement for fun and skills building. Learn basic dance steps through exercises and imaginative dance games that inspire cooperation, rhythm, strength and flexibility. Helps boost confidence in a safe encouraging environment. For boys and girls.

Tiny Tots Pre-Ballet
Ages 3-4.
This class, open to boys and girls, introduces students to ballet. Dancers will learn body awareness, rhythm, classroom technique, ballet positions and free movement. Parents are welcome to watch the last five minutes of class.

Little Dancers Ballet & Jazz
Ages 5-6.
Build strength and confidence through ballet and jazz dance styles while increasing agility, grace and coordination. Learning classroom etiquette, ballet positions, creative movement, basic across-the-floor combinations, and simple choreography make a great foundation for any little dancer. Open to boys and girls.

Beginner Dancers Ballet & Jazz
Ages 6-8.
Build character while exploring ballet and jazz dance styles. Learn choreography while increasing agility, grace and coordination. Focus will be on ballet positions, leaps and technique. No experience needed. Open to boys and girls.

Pre-Kindergarten Basketball
Ages 3-5.
Together, parents and children experience how fun basketball can be! Learn new skills like dribbling, passing, shooting, running and agility. Classes are Wednesday evenings. For complete information visit www.ncprdsports.com.

Pre-School Sing-A-Long
Ages 1-5 yrs. Explore rhythms and notes through singing during this 30-minute drop-in session. Bond with your preschooler while learning new songs and meeting other children. Enjoy milk and cookies afterwards in Pete’s Café.

Joy of Movement
Ages 3-5.
Explore creativity through movement for fun and skills building. Learn basic dance steps through exercises and imaginative dance games that inspire cooperation, rhythm, strength and flexibility. Helps boost confidence in a safe encouraging environment. For boys and girls.

Tiny Tots Pre-Ballet
Ages 3-4.
This class, open to boys and girls, provides an introduction to ballet. Dancers will learn body awareness, rhythm, classroom technique, ballet positions and free movement. Parents are welcome to watch the last five minutes of class.

Mad Science: Micro-Scientists
Ages 4-Grade 1 – Calling all micro-scientists! Science is all around us all the time! Discover the secrets of creepy crawly bugs and wiggly worms. Learn about dinosaurs and why they became extinct. Science is involved in everything we do, from the color we see to the air we breathe, and even our own bodies!

Mad Science: Unseen World
Grades 2-5
. Start off with a bang by creating some amazing chemical reactions! Make a lemon powered battery, find out how aspirin works and witness some frenetic fireworks. Discover how chemicals combine to form living cells, and see one up close through a microscope. Learn how living cells combine to form functioning organs, and what yours do for you. Understand your body from the atoms on up!

English Riding – Beginner 1
Ages 8-17. Ideal class for beginners. Learn basic horsemanship skills including riding, horse care and equipment usage. Indoor riding arena used in poor weather conditions. Boots or hard-soled shoes must be worn and riding helmets are provided.

English Riding – Beginner 2
Ages 10-17.
For riders who have taken the beginner riding lesson and who can walk and trot without help. Indoor riding arena used in poor weather conditions. Boots or hard-soled shoes must be worn and riding helmets are provided.

Cheer Starz
Grades K-5. Cheer Starz is a coed recreational dance and cheer program that teaches fundamentals, including arm motions, basic jumps and dance routines while promoting fitness, team building and fun!

Hoopers Basketball League
Grades K-12. The NCPRD Hoopers Basketball program emphasizes age-appropriate skill development and fun­damental techniques while encouraging teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, learning environment. For complete information visit www.ncprdsports.com.

Pre-Kindergarten Basketball
Ages 3-5. Together, parents and children experience how fun basketball can be! Learn new skills like dribbling, passing, shooting, running and agility. Classes are Wednesday evenings. For complete information visit www.ncprdsports.com.

Shooting Stars Basketball League
Ages 5-21. Shooting Stars basketball is for players with additional needs and cognitive disabilities. Athletes participate in fun basketball activities, social time and skill building in a supportive and positive environment. Big Dippers (ages 12-21) have an option­al weeknight practice and Saturday game. Little Dippers (ages 5-14) have a Saturday practice followed by a game. Games begin Saturday, January 21. All athletes receive a jersey and basketball. For complete information visit www.ncprdsports.com.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Register online here.   

Register by phone: Call (503) 794-8092 and leave a message, and we’ll return your call as soon as possible. Due to limited onsite staff, please expect delays.

  • Please register at least ONE WEEK before class/activity start date.
  • In case of inclement weather, during in-person programs, contact the class facility before attending.
  • If minimum enrollment requirement is not met, the class or activity may be canceled and a refund or credit will be issued.
  • If paying by check, please call the number above to register, and mail payment to 7300 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are masks required for NCPRD programs?
Effective Saturday, March 12, 2022, North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD) will no longer require staff and visitors to use face coverings in all NCPRD buildings and facilities, in accordance with the statewide mandate. Masks will still be made available for visitors upon request.

Are Happy Valley residents still able to sign up for NCPRD recreation programs?
The City of Happy Valley has officially withdrawn from North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District. Happy Valley residents are welcome to sign up for NCPRD youth and adult programs, but as of July 1, 2020 are no longer eligible to receive discounted NCPRD resident rates and priority registration.

Are scholarships available for NCPRD Youth Programs?
Yes, scholarships are available for NCPRD-sponsored or run programs, and for in-district residents only. Download the scholarship application here.

NCPRD Scholarship requests will be awarded or denied based on verifiable information provided by the applicant and the criteria established. Scholarships are granted or denied based on financial need as determined by NCPRD staff. Scholarships can be submitted by email to Kandi Ho at kandih@ncprd.com.

What if I want to pay with cash or check, instead of online with a credit card?
If unable to register online, contact us at recreation@ncprd.com to arrange a time for cash/check payment.