Youth Recreation Programs

Staying active and connected is important for children of all ages, perhaps now more than ever. We’re here for you, which is why this fall we’re pleased to be offering some exciting youth recreation programs both virtually and in person including dance, fitness, science, horseback riding, and more. For all in-person programs, safety is our greatest priority and we’ve put extra precautions in place to keep you and your family healthy. However you choose to join us, let’s have some fun and get moving this season!

REGISTRATION
Sign up here!  For virtual programs, once registered you will receive a link to access the Zoom class. Registration opens for NCPRD residents on Aug. 25 and for non-residents on Sept. 1.

Joy of Movement
Ages 4-6. 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. Boost your confidence in a safe encouraging environment.
Instructor:        Jarmila Darby*
Location:          Milwaukie Center
Fee:                   NCPRD, $85; non-resident, $106
Time/Date:      11-11:45 a.m.      F      10/9-12/4 no class 11/27

Little Dancers Ballet & Jazz
Ages 5-6. This innovative class, open to boys and girls, is designed to explore ballet and jazz dance styles while increasing agility, grace and coordination. There is a focus on stretching technique, ballet positions, and across-the-floor combinations. Parents are welcome to watch the last 5 minutes of class. No class Nov. 11.
Instructor:        Cierra Alger**
Location:          Milwaukie Center
Fee:                   NCPRD, $77; non-resident, $96
Time/Date:      4-4:30 p.m.      W      10/7-12/2

Dance Around the World
Ages 5-7 yrs. Explore the world through dance. Discover exciting dance choreography and techniques from different cultures around the world, including the customs and costumes that bring each dance to life. Dancers will also make accessories to wear for a final presentation. Jarmila, the instructor, recommends fitted, comfortable clothing: pants, shorts, leggings, leotard and tights. Dance skirts are fine, uncomfortable or cumbersome tutus are discouraged. Bare feet or comfortable dance shoes are advised.
Instructor:           Jarmila Darby
Location:             Milwaukie Center
Fee:                      NCPRD, $85, non-resident, $106
Time/Date:         1:30-2:15 p.m.   W           10/7-11/25

Dance and Yoga
Ages 7-11 yrs. Explore quiet movement and creative dance through activity, games, songs, yoga, meditation and basic postures. Cultivate life skills such as cooperation, self-control, agility, strength, flexibility, relational tools, and creativity. Be better prepared for everyday life, sports and school with exercises that benefit both the mind and body. Have fun while observing covid safety guidelines. Please bring a blanket to class, and a mat if you have one.
Instructor:           Jarmila Darby
Location:             Milwaukie Center
Fee:                      NCPRD, $85, non-resident, $106
Time/Date:         2:30-3:15 p.m.   W           10/7-11/25

Hip Hop/Funk
Ages 5-7 and ages 7-12. Learn basic hip hop and funk moves that will get you dancing to your favorite music. Kids are encouraged to be creative, but will also learn cool choreography.
Instructor:           Annah Dennis**
Location:             Milwaukie Center
Fee:                      NCPRD, $85; non-resident, $106
Ages 5-7
Time/Date:         4-4:45 p.m.      T      10/6-11/24
Ages 7-12
Time/Date:         5-5:45 p.m.      T      10/6-11/24

Dance and Drill
Ages 7+. Learn leaps, splits, turns, and contemporary movement. This class offers basic technique for dancers of all levels and will focus on contemporary/ lyrical dancing. Learn basic dance technique to upbeat modern music!
Instructor:        Annah Dennis**
Location:           Milwaukie Center
Fee:                    NCPRD, $85; non-resident, $106
Time/Date:      6-6:45 p.m.       T       10/6-11/24

 

Mad Science: Mesmerizing Science
Ages 5-12 (K-6th grade). Observation, Hypothesis, and Experiment are the foundations of scientific exploration. But be prepared to be amazed…you’ll have trouble believing your own eyes or ears on this spellbinding expedition through the science of sound, magic, illusion and color! No class Nov. 26.
Location:          Milwaukie Center
Fee:                   NCPRD, $140; non-resident, $175
Time/Date:      4-5 p.m.       Th      10/8-12/3

Success Through Chess
Ages 7-12. Ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Ever wanted to get better at playing chess? This is the class for you! Curriculum designed by National Champion, Andrew Svehaug, you will learn not just how the game is played, but notation, tactics and strategies to make the best moves possible in each game you play. The class is online and conducted via Zoom. To register, please visit the Code to the Future’s website, www.codetothefuture.com.
Location:           Zoom
Fee:                    NCPRD, $102; non-resident, $128
Time/Date:      4:30-5:30 p.m.      M      10/5-11/16

Video Game Design
Ages 8-12. Welcome to the world of coding! Using block-based learning, students will learn how to create their own video games! If you have taken our classes before, we differentiate our lessons and allow students, both new, or advanced, to get the most out of our classes. The class is online and conducted via Zoom. To register, please visit the Code to the Future’s website, www.codetothefuture.com.
Location:          Zoom
Fee:                   NCPRD, $102; non-resident, $128
Time/Date:      4:30-5:30 p.m.       W      10/7-11/18

Speed, Agility & Quickness
Ages 9-14.
No matter the sport, this introductory class will provide the proper foundation for any young athlete to be faster, more agile and build stamina. Coaches will lead athletes in a 30-minute virtual training. Each week will feature skills like running form, stop/start, lateral movement and jump training. Challenge yourself to be better than you were yesterday! The virtual program is designed to be completed from home with minimal equipment. For grades 3-5, we recommend a parent assist with video setup and during the program.
Location:         Zoom

Want to try the class before signing up?  Register for a free demo class!  Participants in the demo class receive 10% off program registration.  Limit one discount per registration.
Demo Class
Grades 3-5     6:30-7:15 p.m.     Tu     9/1     Registration Link
Grades 3-5     6:30-7:15 p.m.     Tu     9/8     Registration Link
Grades 6-8     6:30-7:15 p.m.     Th     9/3     Registration Link
Grades 6-8     6:30-7:15 p.m.     Th     9/10     Registration Link

Grades 3-8
Time/Date:        6:30-7:15 p.m.      Tu      9/22-11/10     Registration Link
Fee:                     NCPRD, $40; non-resident, $50

English Riding – Beginner 1
Ages 8-17. Ideal class for beginners. Learn basic horsemanship skills in 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.
Instructor:         Margaret Gill
Location:           Highland Stables
Fee:                     NCPRD, $140; non-resident, $155
Time/Date:      4:30-6 p.m.      W      9/23-10/14
8:30-10 a.m.    Sa      9/26-10/17
4:30-6 p.m.      W      10/28-11/18
8:30-10 a.m.     Sa     10/31-11/21

English Riding – Beginner 2
Ages 10-17. Ideal class 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.
Instructor:         Margaret Gill
Location:           Highland Stables
Fee:                     NCPRD, $140; non-resident, $155
Time/Date:       4:30-6 p.m.      F      9/25-10/16
4:30-6 p.m.       F         10/30-11/20

Inclusion Bingo Boogie

Ages 12 – Adult. Join us for some virtual fun, and enjoy a game of bingo and dancing! This program is designed for individuals with a disability or special need, ages 12 to adult. Each event begins at 7 p.m. and is approximately 40 minutes (20 minutes bingo, 20 minutes dance instruction). Inclusion Bingo Boogie takes place the third Wednesday of each month. Exciting themes to ignite your imagination!
Location:           Zoom Virtual Event. A link to access each live event will be provided following registration.
Fee:                    NCPRD, $5; non-resident $6.25 for each themed event
Time/Date:       7-7:40 p.m.      W      9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What safety protocols are in place?

Protecting the health of our residents and staff is our top priority. Learn what measures we’re putting into place to mitigate risk and keep you and your family safe. Highlights can be found below, and more details on safety protocols can be found here.

  • Smaller, stable groups of participants
  • Increased sanitation practices and safety protocols
  • Social distancing education and activities
  • Low- or no-contact check-in process
  • Daily contact and attendance logs for campers and staff
  • Screenings for symptoms of illness, including daily health checks
  • Facial coverings required upon arrival and during certain activities

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 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.