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 for in-district residents opens on Feb. 6 at noon, and for non-residents on Feb. 13 at noon. See full schedules and register here.

Adaptive and Inclusive Dance & Cheer Stars
Ages 12-25. NCPRD’s Adaptive and Inclusive Dance and Cheer Team is for individuals with a disability or additional need. This team practices one weeknight per week for one hour to prepare for two seasonal performances. Team t-shirts are included in the fee. Participants must provide their own black leggings or black athletic style pants for all performances. A pom purchase is required, and a hair bow purchase is optional. Both are in addition to the registration fee. To register, please visit ncprdports.com.

Adaptive and Inclusive Spring Social
Ages 15+.
Join us for our spring social event! This is a great opportunity for individuals with a disability or special need to spend time with friends and/or build new friendships. Participants can play an organized game of picture bingo, participate in a craft activity, or just relax and enjoy music. Prizes will be awarded to bingo winners. Pre-registration is required. Maximum of two chaperones per paid participant. First chaperone attends for free; second chaperone is $5.

Adaptive and Inclusive Hawaii Nights Dance
Put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt and join us for a fun, tropic-themed evening! Participants will dance the night away while enjoying music from DJ Shawn Hinz. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for paid participants. Pre-registration is required for all participants and chaperones.

Sensory Friendly Swim
Sensory Friendly Swim is a welcoming aquatic environment for swimmers seeking reduced noise, limited lighting and fewer swimmers in a flat-water setting. Swimmers are required to have a responsible supervisor join them in the water. The swim includes waterslides, dive well (no diving board), kiddie pool, hot tub (for 18+) and wave pool (no waves). Two quiet rooms are available as calm spaces. To reduce the noise level there will be no waves, interactive fountains or whistles used. Learn more.

Dance & Cheer Stars
Grades K-5.
This coed program teaches the fundamentals of dance, cheer motions, and jumps in a fun and encouraging environment. Participants will dance to popular age-appropriate music. All teams will perform for family and friends at two special performances. The second and final performance will be at the end-of-season flag football jamboree on Sunday, June 9. A pom purchase is required, and a hair bow purchase is optional. Both are in addition to the registration fee. All participants will receive a program shirt. Families will provide black leggings or black athletic-style pants for performances. To register, please visit ncprdsports.com.

Tiny Tots Pre-Ballet
Ages 3-4.
This coed class 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.

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 an excellent foundation for any little dancer. This is a coed class.

Beginner Dancers Ballet & Jazz
Ages 6-8. Build character while exploring ballet and jazz dance styles. Learn choreography while increasing agility, grace and coordination. This coed class will focus on ballet positions, leaps and technique. No experience needed.

Pre-kindergarten Flag Football
Ages 3-5.
A great introduction to flag football, parents and children will learn the fundamentals of the game, including throwing, catching, kicking and running. This is a great opportunity for children to interact with peers, while developing motor skills in a fun environment. If the weather permits, some classes may be held outdoors at Risley Park.

Preschool Sing-along
Ages 1-5.
Explore rhythms and notes through singing during this 30-minute drop-in season. Bond with your preschooler while learning new songs and meeting other kids. Enjoy milk and cookies afterwards in Pete’s Cafe. Please bring cash for this drop-in program.

Parent-Preschool Swim
Ages 1-6.
Come and enjoy our special swim time for infants, preschool-aged children and their parents or guardians! During the Parent-Preschool Swim the wading pool, Sammy the Seal slide, and interactive fountain areas are open for those 6 years of age and younger. Fun water toys and teaching aides are available. Learn more.

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 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.

Beginning Karate
Ages 8-17. This introduction class teaches the fundamentals of traditional Karate, including basic blocks, punches, kicks and stances. Various exercises will keep students smiling, sweating and learning new martial arts skills. This is a coed class. Come to a free workshop on January 8, 5:15-6 p.m.

Flag Football League
Grades K-6. This coed league teaches fundamental skills in a non-tackle approach to football that emphasizes participation, fun and good sportsmanship. The program follows USA Football guidelines, which strongly emphasize player safety and improved coaching. The first Sunday of the program, April 14, is an opening day players clinic, and the second Sunday, April 21, is for practice only. Each Sunday thereafter includes a practice followed by a game. The practice/game format allows participants to implement skills into the game setting. Format: 5 on 5 (Grades K, 1-2, and 3-4); 6 on 6 (Grades 5-6). A team t-shirt is included. To register, please visit ncprdsports.com.

Pre-kindergarten Flag Football
Ages 3-5.
A great introduction to flag football, parents and children will learn the fundamentals of the game, including throwing, catching, kicking and running. This is a great opportunity for children to interact with peers, while developing motor skills in a fun environment. If the weather permits, some classes may be held outdoors at Risley Park.

Intro to Basketball
Ages 5-7.
First time players will gain confidence, improve coordination and learn the basics of basketball. This program focuses on dribbling, passing and shooting through drills and games that will keep young hoopers active and having fun. To register, please visit ncprdsports.com.

Beginner Basketball
Ages 5-7.
Improve ball handling, passing and shooting. Coaches will lead players through drills and games to continue to build upon basketball skills and rules of the game. This program is for players who have previously participated in organized basketball. To register, please visit ncprdsports.com.

Spring Basketball Clinic
Grade 3-8.
Hit the court to develop and improve basketball fundamentals, including ball handling, shooting techniques, and defensive skills. Coaches will lead players through a variety of drills and exciting games. Clinics are open to all skill levels. To register, please visit ncprdsports.com.

Spring Break Camps
Keep your kids engaged and having fun while school is out for winter break! Inquisitive young minds can discover the world around them with NCPRD’s STEAMVentures Science Spring Break Camps. Choose between Mini World in a Bottle; Build, Whip-up and Grow DIY Holiday Gifts; and Winter Secrets of Plants and Animals. Half-day and full-day camp options available. Learn more.

HOW TO REGISTER

Register here for recreation, enrichment, and adaptive and inclusive programs. Register here for all sports programs.

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

Am I a district resident?
NCPRD residents receive priority registration and discounted rates. Find out if you live in the district here.

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.