Fitness & Recreation

AEROBICS/TONE & STRENGTHEN
Spring and Summer 2016
This class will be a combination of aerobics and endurance, stability and coordination, with an emphasis on arms, abs and legs. Body Tone is targeted for all age groups; participants will use hand weights to help increase endurance and build body mass. Kristina Jackson is the instructor. This is an 8 week class. Classes are ongoing.

FITNESS WORKOUT WITH STROLLER
Spring 2016

Ages: child & adult
It’s more than just a walk in the park,moms, dads or caregivers and their little one can join this fun and interactive fitness class. This 60-minute class is designed to help you get back into shape while spending time with your child. We will incorporate speed walking plus lower and upper body exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups and planks. Each class will take place on them bike path and will begin and end at Wildwood Park. Children will remain in the stroller for the duration of the class. Classes are weather permitting. Make-up days due to cancellations will be scheduled as needed.

VOLLEYBALL CLINIC WITH DENISON UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM, Grades: 3 – 8 ( co-ed) 12:00 noon – 2:00pm
A fun volleyball camp in a safe and interactive environment! Dress in athletic wear and tennis shoes, volleyball knee pads not required but can be worn if participant has them. The Denison Volleyball Team will be competing in their spring scrimmage at 9:30AM before the camp begins. All are welcome to come early and watch! Livingston Gym Instructor: Abby Smith, Assistant DU Volleyball Coach. FREE but must register. Register by 4/20.

COMMUNITY YOGA – AGES 18+
This Hatha Yoga class is offered as an opportunity to experience yoga in a welcoming community atmosphere. It incorporates asana (yoga postures) and pranayama (breath work). The intention is to create a nurturing environment in which to explore and practice yoga. If you have been wanting to learn about yoga or are looking tofind a group to continue your practicewith, this is the class for you

SWIM+BIKE+RUN+FRIENDS = FUN!
Spring 2016

Ages: 7-18
If you have a child between the ages of 7 and 18, be sure to attend one of the information sessions to learn more about joining Impact Multisport, Youth and Junior Triathlon Team. Youth and Junior Triathlon information sessions will be held on Sunday, January 10th at 3:00 in GIS and on February 14th at 3:00. Feel free to contact Coach Kim Clark at Kimberlyfclark@gmail.com or see www. impactmultisport for more information.

FULL DAY CAMPS- Grades 2-6
Held at INFIRMARY MOUND PARK, Granville
In partnership with the
LICKING PARK DISTRICT
SUMMER 2016
In partnership with the Licking Park District, we are offering three fun-filled weeks of day camp, held at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville. Each week is built around a theme, which opens the door for imagination, exploration and fun! We will be outdoors in a park that offers 316-acres of nature exploration, trails, pond, and indoor facilities for inclement weather. Registration opens, March 15th for our four themed day camps.

Our camper-to-staff ratio is 5:1.
Grades: 2 – 6 (entering in fall)
Time for all camps: 9:00AM – 3:00PM (camp day)
Drop-off between 8:00-9:00AM
Pick-up between 3:00-4:00PM
Where: Infirmary Mound Park, 4351 Lancaster Rd, Granville, OH 43023
Fee: $150 (R/NR) per session
Minimum 10, Maximum 20 per session

Totally Awesome Worldly Foods- June 13-17
Take your taste buds on a multicultural adventure. Explore the tastes of several different cultures and learn easy to make recipes to enjoy. Design your own apron, play games and make crafts related to the culture of the day. The last day of camp will include a field trip.

Olympics Our Way- July 18-22
Get set for the Summer Olympics!Fun team relays to test your agility,smarts and silliness. Learn about other countries and Olympic history as we create our own Granville style Olympics. Camp will include an end of the week field trip.

Adventureland Day Camp – August 1-5
Get ready for the adventure of your life! This week will be filled with orienteering, fishing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. Love to fish? Learn casting techniques, how to put bait on and take the fish off. Campers will enjoy crafts, games, hikes and more which will make this the best Adventure of the summer. Last day of camp will include a field trip Date: August 1-5, 2016

HALF DAY CAMPS – Ages: 5 – 8
Child must be age 5 by 12/31/15

Held at INFIRMARY MOUND PARK, Granville
In partnership with the
LICKING PARK DISTRICT
SUMMER 2016
Half day programs in partnership with the Licking Park District provides a nurturing atmosphere where children will meet new friends while learn listening and socialization skills. Activities focus around a weekly theme with crafts, games, stories and special events. Supervision is at a 5:1 child to staff ratio. Meets rain or shine. Indoor location for inclement weather.
WHAT YOU NEED: Wear appropriate clothing plus 1 change of clothes, snack, water and sunscreen.
Morning Half Day Camp:
9:30-11:30AM
Drop-Off Between: 9-9:30AM
Pick-Up Between: 11:30AM-NOON

Afternoon Half Day Camp Day:
1:30-3:30PM
Drop-Off Between: 1-1:30PM
Pick-Up Between: 3:30-4PM

Pixies & Gnomes in the Garden – June 8-12
Do you see gnomes hiding in the woods or pixies dancing in your backyard? Would you like to know more about these magical creatures? We will keep our eyes peeled at camp and look for places to build them houses, and create your own garden to take home with you!
Art in the Park – July 27-31
Infirmary Mound Park has over 316 acres to explore and is just the right setting to inspire our young campers to reach beyond and create art that is unique to them. It’s amazing to see just what kids design when given the freedom to explore the outdoors and to express themselves creatively! Imaginations soar! Our young art explorers will discover how far their creativity can go while using a variety of art materials, textures and techniques. They will learn facts about the animals and plants that live around them, listen to great stories and experience face painting and glitter tattoos!

FUN IN THE PARKS – Ages: 3 -8 FREE!
Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles…June 29 from 10:00am-noon
Stop by Wildwood Park and enjoy some time playing with bubbles. Small and large, bubbles are a fun way to spend playing on a warm summer day. Come ready to get wet and have fun with us!
Windy Day Fun! August 10 from 10:00am-noon
Windy days are great for flying kites and windsocks, hearing wind chimes, and watching pinwheels spin. Participants will make their very own windy day project to take with them.

KEEP IT SIMPLE SOCCER CLINIC – Ages: 3 – 6
Summer 2016
Ready to run and have fun? This mini camp is just the fit for your child. They will be introduced to fundamental soccer skills of dribbling, shooting and passing in a fun active environment. Your child will experience the joy of playing soccer while starting the foundation needed to get started in this life long sport.

GRANVILLE BITTY VOLLEYBALL CLINIC – Grades: 1 – 6
Summer 2016
This instructional camp will cover the fundamentals of Volleyball: serving, ball handling, and passing. Each day will have skill instruction along with competition. Held in the Granville Middle School Gym and instructed by Head Granville Varsity Volleyball Coach Todd Parkison, along with Coach Jenna Heinaman, Coach Matt Dustin, Mallory McKnight, Coach Beth Aleshire and Granville High School Volleyball players will also be present.

BASKETBALL MINI-CAMP FOR GIRLS AND BOYS – Grades 1-4
Summer 2016
Participants will spend a fun filled week learning the basic skills of basketball through demonstration, practice, contests and games. Sara Lee, Denison University Physical Education Professor and Women’s Volleyball and Basketball Coach will instruct this class. This mini camp will be offered for children entering grades 1 thru 4.  

FIELD HOCKEY CLINICS
Summer 2016
If you are entering grades 6-8th grade are you thinking of joining the middle school field hockey club? If you are a first time/beginning player, come learn the basics of field hockey game play and have FUN! Fundamental Field Hockey Clinic for grades 3-8th grade, first time players. Granville Recreation is offering you the opportunity to try the sport of field hockey before the fall season starts (grades 6-8th)! Girls entering grades 3-5th grade can also come try out this growing sport! The goal of the clinic is to introduce the basics of the sport, focusing on physical activity, fun and preparation for game play. Players will need to provide their own shin guards (soccer shin guards will work for the clinic) and a mouth guard. GRD will be providing sticks and balls to use during the clinic. Your fee will also include a tee-shirt. Instructors for the clinic will be former and current field hockey players.

JUNIOR GARDENERS  – Ages: 8+
Join us for a hands-on gardening program for kids with Amy Hall. This year’s theme is Pizza Garden Pies. Work with our experienced gardeners and learn proper planting techniques, tool care, watering schedules and have a lot of fun!

LADIES INSPIRING FRIENDSHIPS TOGETHER (LIFT) Grades: 3-4 girls
This program implements a curriculum that empowers girls to lift one another through compassion, kindness, inspiration and acceptance. A fitness component that emphasizes teamwork will be included. Please wear athletic clothing.

MINIATURE GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR PARENT-CHILD TEAMS
Summer 2016
Parents and children are encouraged to participate in this fun for the family tournament. Each parent-child team will play 18 holes of miniature golf. Parent and child will alternate shots throughout the game. Plaques for first, second and third place will be presented. Children must be under the age of 18. This tournament will be held at Granville Golfland (located at Ohio Rt. 16 and River Rd.).

THE COLUMBUS CREW SOCCER CAMPS
The Columbus Crew camps promote player development through technical proficiency and fundamental tactical awareness in a caring and supportive environment. The Crew further believes in freedom of expression and provides unrestricted play as a critical part of all camps. Designed for elite and recreational players, boys and girls, ages 3 to adult, campers will be put into a challenging environment that demands good training habits and encourages the development of the soccer player in a fun and rewarding experience. A professional experience by the only Major League Soccer team in the region, campers are sure to walk away with a unique experience and a week of high quality training.

CREW SOCCER CAMP AGES 4&5
Summer 2016
The focus of this camp is to provide a fun learning environment, developing mastery of the ball and building self- confidence in their skills. This camp will help all players regardless of age and ability level, reach their next level. The focus and emphasis of the camp is on the development of soccer skills in a fun and interactive learning environment. Players will be grouped based upon age and ability levels. i.e. 1st and 2nd graders will train together.  Instructors will provide each player with a solid soccer foundation to build on throughout the year and to build each player’s personal skills at the earliest age possible. All clinics and camps are staffed by a professional coach and adhere to a developmentally/age appropriate training curriculum.

CREW SOCCER CAMP AGES 6-14
Summer 2016
This program is designed for a beginner level soccer player with a desire to learn this demanding sport, or an elite club player wanting to maximize their potential.  This camp is for those who wish to further their soccer development. This camp will help all players regardless of age and ability level, reach their next level. The focus and emphasis of the camp is on the development of soccer skills in a fun and interactive learning environment. Players will be grouped based upon age and ability levels. i.e. 1st and 2nd graders will train together. Instructors will provide each player with a solid soccer foundation to build on throughout the year and to build each player’s personal skills at the earliest age possible. All clinics and camps are staffed by a professional coach and adhere to a developmentally/age appropriate training curriculum.

 SKYHAWKS PROGRAMS
Skyhawks programs are the centerpiece in delivering quality sports programs that not only equip the athlete with physical skills, but also teach life skills through athletics! Skyhawks programs develop skills, refine talents, and prepare young athletes for future endeavors and competition. Skyhawks staff members are always experienced in the sport they support and have been trained to share that knowledge with a young audience. Skyhawks level programs teach the fundamentals in an appropriately competitive environment where winning and losing are not everything, but are a simple part of the game on the field and in life. These programs are designed for beginner to intermediate level players. Each camp includes quality instruction, t-shirt and merit award. Skyhawks participants should bring a snack, a water bottle, shoes (running shoes are fine), and sunscreen to each camp. Please put your child’s name and phone number on all personal belongings.

SUMMER 2016 SKYHAWK CAMPS INCLUDE:

MINI-HAWK MULTI-SPORT CAMP - Ages 4-7
SUMMER 2016
This baseball, basketball, and soccer program gives young children a fun and positive first step into athletics. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace.

SNAG GOLF (Start New At Golf) – Ages 5-9
SUMMER 2016
Campers will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, and body positioning. Using the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system, we have simplified instruction so that young players can make an effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided.

FLAG FOOTBALL – Ages 7-12
SUMMER 2016
Campers learn skills on both sides of the football including the core components of passing, catching, and defense – all in a fun and positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl! 

LACROSSE CAMP – Ages: 9 – 12, co-ed
Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in America, started on the East Coast by the Native Americans in the 12th century. Suit up and come find out why it has grown to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country.Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast paced, high scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff will ensure that campers not only learn the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions.

BASKETBALL – Ages 7-12 co-ed
SUMMER 2016
This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to intermediate players. In addition to technical basketball skills, our basketball staff will focus on respect, teamwork and responsibility.

TINY-HAWK CAMP – Ages: 3 & 4, co-ed
This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Games and activities are designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace.

TENNIS CLINICS
Summer 2016
Beginner and intermediate players learn the basic skills of tennis; these clinics will focus on instruction in basic tennis strokes, volleys, ground strokes and serves. Clinics are held at the Granville High School Tennis Courts. Clint Storey is the instructor.

VOLLEYBALL – Ages 7-14 co-ed
SUMMER 2016
This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship.  Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player.

HORSEBACK RIDING INSTRUCTION
Winter 2016
Ages: 5-Adult
Learn to ride or advance your skills in horseback riding. Learn a centered and balanced seat, horse safety and how to develop proper form for all disciplines. Beginner through advanced levels. Schedule your 10 sessions at your convenience. SCHEDULE LESSON TIME directly with Morgan Reiser Stables @ w.deeplm.com (flexible times). All instructors have multiple years experience teaching riding lessons and training horses.

PLATFORM TENNIS
Fall & Winter 2015-16

Try-it Sessions
January 14, 2016 from 7:00-8:30 PM
January 23, 2016 from 1:00-2:30PM
All equipment will be provided, dress for the weather, wear tennis shoes and learn how to play! Preregistration required.
Ages: All
We are pleased to report that effective June 1, 2015, the Granville Recreation District has taken ownership of the platform tennis facility, affectionately named ‘Coon Creek. This  facility is comprised of 2 platform tennis courts and a warming hut on the property of Spring Valley Nature Preserve. The “Coon Creek” facility will offer a new and exciting opportunity for individuals to learn the best racquet sport known to fall and winter. Platform tennis is an American racquet sport that players can enjoy outdoors in the cold weather. This unique sport attracts people who desire exercise, fresh air, competition and social engagement all on a chilly winters days. GRD is very lucky to be able to provide a NEW and exciting program. GRD will continue to manage, operate and maintain “Coon Creek” as it has in the past.

RUNNING CLUB, GRADES 4 – 6
Spring 2016
Our after school kids’ club has a mission to encourage physical exercise primarily through running and healthy eating. We encourage the children to set personal goals for the season.  We will end the season with a 5K Fun Run.  For many, this is their first 5K race.  We have found by staging this run it helps the participants get over the nervousness of being in their first 5K.  We partner with the Kayla 5K organizers and encourage our club members to make that their first organized event.  We bring in multiple guest speakers to help educate the students on a variety of related topics.  We will keep parents informed via an email distribution list. Third graders are only able to participate in Running Club if they have an older sibling in grades 4 – 6 participating.