Youth Recreation Programs

Are you looking for ways to keep your children engaged and physically active? We’re here for you, which is why this spring we’re pleased to be offering some exciting youth recreation programs both virtually and in person including dance, science, sports, 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 Feb. 16 and for non-residents on Feb. 23.

Craft it!
Ages 5-12. Weekly themed craft projects for children, grades K-5. Complete four projects per week.  Participants need scissors, glue and washable markers. Other supplies will be mailed or available for pickup. Week 1 – Animals, Week 2 – Seasons, Week 3 – Flowers, Week 4 – Rainbows.
Location:         Zoom
Fee:                   NCPRD, $6/class; non-resident, $8/class
Time/Date:     11:30-12:15 p.m.          Sa       3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

Kid Fit!
Ages 5-12. Start your Saturday off right; get moving with instructor-led physical activity focused on functional fitness.
Location:         Zoom
Fee:                   NCPRD, $6/class; non-resident, $8/class
Time/Date:      8:30-9:15 a.m.        Sa         3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

Dance: Fitness Fun
Ages 4-7. Stay active through dance, aerobic exercise, skill-based games and more. This class offers a chance to build agility skills, flexibility and strength.
Instructor:       Jarmila Darby
Location:         Milwaukie Center
Fee:                   NCPRD, $85; non-resident, $106
Time/Date:     11:15 a.m. – noon          F       4/9-5/28

Little Dancers Ballet & Jazz
Ages 4-7. 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.
Instructor:       Cierra Alger
Location:         Milwaukie Center
Fee:                   NCPRD, $77; non-resident, $96
Time/Date:      4-4:30 p.m.                 W         4/7-5/26

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 ballet positions, leaps, and technique. No experience needed.
Instructor:       Cierra Alger
Location:         Milwaukie Center
Fee:                  NCPRD, $77; non-resident, $96
Time/Date:    4:45-5:15 p.m.             W        4/7-5/26

Hip Hop/Funk
Ages 5-7 and 7-12. Learn basic hip hop and funk moves that will get you dancing to your favorite music.  Children are encouraged to be creative with their movement, while also learning choreography.
Instructor:       Annah Dennis
Location:         Milwaukie Center
Fee:                  NCPRD, $85; non-resident, $106
Ages 5-7
Time/Date:      4-4:45 p.m.             T         4/6-5/25
Ages 7-12
Time/Date:      5-5:45 p.m.             T         4/6-5/25

Dance and Drill
Ages 7-18. Learn leaps, splits, turns and contemporary movement. This class offers basic technique for dancers of all levels and will focus on lyrical dancing. Practice 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         4/6-5/25

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       3/31-4/21
Time/Date:       8:30-10 a.m.    Sa       4/3-4/24
Time/Date:       4:30-6 p.m.      W       4/28-5/19
Time/Date:       8:30-10 a.m.    Sa       5/1-5/22

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      4/24-4/23
Time/Date:       4:30-6 p.m.    F      4/30-5/21

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. Each event features exciting themes to ignite your imagination!

February: Dress in your best Hawaiian outfit and learn to dance the Hukilau.
March:      Dress in green and learn a fun Irish dance.

Location:           Zoom
Fee:                    NCPRD, $5; non-resident, $6.25 for each themed event
Time/Date:       7-7:40 p.m.     2/17, 3/17

Build it!
Ages 8-12. Using everyday household objects, learn to build projects around a STEM theme. Supplies will be mailed in advance of the class or available for pickup. Themes: Week 1 – Weather, Week 2 – Science, Week 3 – Music, Week 4 – Engineering.
Location:         Zoom
Fee:                  NCPRD, $6/class; non-resident, $8/class
Time/Date:     9:30- 10:15 a.m.    Sa    3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

Mad Science: Moving with Science
Spring Break Camp
Ages 5-7 (Grades K-2). Join the Mad Scientist in a fun-filled exploration of how science keeps our world moving. Take a close-up look at a wide array of scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, engineering, physics and optics. Take apart owl pellets to see what they cannot digest! Join a team of camper engineers and build bridges, domes, cubes and pyramids.
Location:         Milwaukie Center
Fee:                  NCPRD, $185; non-resident, $231
Time/Date:     9 a.m.- noon          M T W Th F   3/22-3/26

Mad Science: Brixology
Ages 7-12 (Grades 2-6). Brixology sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! Learn about the exciting field of engineering as a Mad Scientist guides you and your team to accomplish engineering-themed projects using LEGO bricks and other materials. Aerospace, structural, water, learn about engineering the Mad Science way!
Location:         Milwaukie Center
Fee:                  NCPRD, $185; non-resident, $231
Time/Date:     1 p.m.-4 p.m.        Th         3/22-3/26

For all sports programs register at ncprdsports.com.

Cheer Starz Cheerleading (In-person)
Grades K-8.
NCPRD’s Cheer Starz program is a coed recreational youth cheerleading program for girls and boys, grades K-8. The program teaches the basic fundamentals of cheerleading, such as arm motions, basic jumps and dance routines while promoting fitness, fun and friendships. Sunday Cheer Teams (grades K-5) practice and then cheer for flag football games on Sundays. The Parade Team (grades 5-8) prepares and practices a special routine to be performed in the 2021 Junior Rose Festival Parade on Wednesday, June 2 and will also extend their season to practice and cheer for flag football games through Sunday, June 20. NEW! The Inclusion Cheer Team, designed for individuals with a disability or special need (grades 5-12), will practice and then cheer for flag football games on Sunday afternoons. BYE for all teams on Sunday, May 30.

For Cheer Starz registration, tentative schedules, program required items to purchase (uniform and pom poms) and additional information, please visit – http://www.ncprdsports.com

Location:        TBD
Time:               Start time depends on number of teams created.
Date:                Su  4/18-6/20
Fee:                   NCPRD, $85; non-resident, $106.
*Additional cost of uniform and pom pom purchase required for all new participants.

Flag Football League (In-person)
Grades K-6. NCPRD’s Flag Football program is a Sunday-only league for boys and girls, grades K-6.  The program follows the USA Football guidelines, which have a strong emphasis on learning fundamental techniques to ensure player safety and improved coaching. The beginning of season players skills clinic is Sunday, April 18. Practices start on Sunday, April 25. Combined practices and games start on Sunday, May 2. The program ends on Sunday, June 20 with a jamboree and special performances from our Cheer Starz cheer teams. Team t-shirt included with registration. BYE for all teams on Sunday, May 30.

For Flag Football registration, tentative schedules, and additional information, please visit – http://www.ncprdsports.com

Location:          TBD
Time/Date:      Start time depends on number of teams.    SUN     4/18-6/20
Fee:                   NCPRD, $100; non-resident, $125

Hoopers Basketball Clinics (In-person)
Ages 5-12.
 Hit the court!  Join NCPRD for a four-week basketball clinic for player’s grade K-8. Coaches will lead athletes in a 60-minute clinic designed to teach players the fundamentals of basketball. Each week will focus on a basketball skill like ball handling, shooting form, defense or footwork.  Space is limited, register early.

Location:          Concord School Property
Time/Date:      Saturdays, 2/20 – 3/13
Kindergarten & First Grades:  9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Second & Third Grades:           10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fourth & Fifth Grades:             12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Sixth to Eighth Grades:            2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fee:                   NCPRD, $13/class; Non-resident, $17/class. Register for all four and save $8.

Pre-Kindergarten Flag Football (In-person)
Ages 3-5.
Our Pre-K Sports program is designed for preschool-aged children, 3-5 years of age, and their parents to learn various sports. Children and parents participate in instructor-led activities, drills and games in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. Each program is 6 weeks in length. All Pre-K Sports programs are held at the Concord School Property. This springs’ program may be outdoors or in the gymnasium depending on COVID-19 guidelines. The focus of our spring Pre-K Sports program is flag football.

Location:        Concord School Property
Fee:                  NCPRD, $65; non-resident, $81
Time/Date:    6-7 p.m.       W        4/21-5/26

After School Program – Cancelled
Ages 5-12 (K-5th grade). Get up, get out and get active! The new After School Program is great for the body, engaging for the mind, and for giving children a break from screens. Children, Kindergarten through 5th grade, will enjoy theme nights  including trivia, art projects, sports, games and so much more! Registration is by week. Register for one week or all four weeks. Registration closes the Wednesday before each week’s program starts. Space is limited.
Location:          Concord School Property
Fee:                    NCPRD, $51; non-resident, $63
Time/Date:       T/Th      2/23 – 3/16
Grades K-2: 4-6 p.m.
Grades 3-5: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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, 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.