Fitness & Recreation

Fall 2015
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 @ (flexible times). All instructors have multiple years experience teaching riding lessons, training horses, compete nationa

Fall 2015    For Runners Grades: 4-6
We will meet Tuesday and Thursdays after school, until 4:30. Class size will be limited to 20 athletes to insure personalized, quality instruction. This class is designed for athletes who want to improve their running speed, economy and basic functional movement. First session is September 22nd and will continue through the end of October. Athletes should come prepared with a quality pair of running shoes, change of clothes and a water bottle.

FREE Intro To Triathlon Clinic – September 20th, 3:00PM
Ages: 7 – 12
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Head Coach of Impact Multisport, Kim Clark will teach athletes the basic of the sport. We will learn bike mounts, dismounts, and transitions, play lots of cycling games and run through a “mock” triathlon transitions. If you’ve thought about joining the youth and junior triathlon team, but want to understand all that’s  involved- this is a great place to start. Location Granville Intermediate School, Parking Lot

RUN-BIKE-RUN! Ages 8-12
Fall 2015
This exciting class is designed for athletes between the ages of 8 to 12 year olds. We will meet on Sunday’s September 20th through October 18th from 4:00-5:30PM. This is a great way to increase your cycling skills and maintain your fitness! We will learn cycling safety; play lots of cycling games to help you gain stronger cycling skills! We will also play running games to help you help you increase your fitness. On October 18th there will be a special “event” where you will run 1/2 mile, cycle 2 miles and run 1/2 mile to celebrate your success with your training partners! Parents are encouraged to  help manage cycling stations. Fun for the entire family! To insure safety and quality instruction, only 20  athletes will be able to register. Must have a CPSC approved helmet that fits well, a bike in good working order (any style) and quality running shoes.

Fall 2015     Ages: 10+ (under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult)
Yang Style Tai Chi focuses on slow, meditative movements linked to conscious breathing, promoting improved circulation, energy and flexibility. It is a low-impact exercise for people of ALL ages and also greatly improves balance, a major issue as we age. Chicung (energy & loosening-up) exercises are performed prior to beginning the form.

Fall 2015
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. Velma Farris who is certified through the YMCA as an instructor trainer and strength trainer offers this 8 week class. Classes are ongoing. 

Fall & Winter 2015-16
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.

Spring 2015
Bond with your child as you move, stretch and strengthen your bodies. This interactive class will have you both laughing and growing together. This is a unique opportunity for you and your child to burn calories and energy, think of it as a “BOGO”! Each child needs an adult. It is recommended that both wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own yoga mat and water. Children may bring a blanket or stuffed animal – something to make them comfortable. No food please. Class will take place at Bryn Du Field House. Instructor April Kale

Spring 2015
“Nothing looks better than how healthy feels”. Gear up for your spring and summer outdoor activities by taking your cardio fitness indoors. In this class, we challenge all of your major muscle groups while building your cardiovascular system! This class is for people at all levels of fitness and experience. Are you ready to be best you can be? Bryn Du Field House. Instructor: April Kale

Spring 2015
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. You may choose 1 day a week or both. Classes are weather permitting. Make-up days due to cancellations will be scheduled as needed. Instructor April Kale

MIX-IT-UP TODDLER & ADULT WORKOUT Ages: Recommended for 18+ months
Winter & Spring 2015
Spend time with your toddler in simple yoga poses, games and breathing exercises to strengthen coordination and build body awareness. We will take a fun yoga journey for both caregiver and child in this interactive 45 minute class. Strengthen your child’s growing muscles and create a beautiful bond with them. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat and water. Class is for adult and toddler. Bryn Du Field House. Instructor: April Kale

In partnership with the
n 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

Food Fun- Session 01
This canp is packed with culinary excitement and tasty adventures.
Date: June 15-19, 2015

Nature Explorers- Session 02
Creep on over for a week of collecting, investigating and learning about natures creepy, crawly creatures and unique plant life.
Date: July 20-24, 2015

Adventureland Day Camp – Session 03
Not your typical recreation. A week filled with geocaching, orienteering,  fishing, and hiking.
Date: August 3-7, 2015

Child must be age 5 by 12/31/15

In partnership with the
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:
Drop-Off Between: 9-9:30AM
Pick-Up Between: 11:30AM-NOON

Afternoon Half Day Camp Day:
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!

WATERCRAFT FUN – Families and Teens
Summer 2015

These programs are designed for participants to have fun while learning the basics of canoeing. Mirror Lake at Infirmary Mound Park is a beautiful setting, sure to provide a pleasurable time for these two programs, one for families and one for teens.

Families – Sunday June 28
Families may register for this session by calling the GRD at 587-1976. Children must be at least 3 years of age to participate. All children ages 3-8 must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and a drink will be provided. Maximum of 25 people so register early!

Teens (ages 13-19) – Friday July 31
Visit with your friends in a beautiful and relaxing environment paddling around Mirror Lake. Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards (SUB) will be available for you to use. The GRD will provide hotdogs, water, chips and dessert. Want an additional adventure

Ready to run and have fun? This minicamp 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.

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.

Summer 2015
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.  

Summer 2015
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.

Summer 2015
Are you preparing to enter grades 3-8th grade? 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 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 shinguards (soccer shinguards will work for the clinic) and a mouthguard. 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. Clinic dates are July 14-16, 7:00 – 8:00PM.

Spring 2015
This eight week program is designed to introduce young boys and girls to lacrosse by teaching fundamental stick skills and play time activities that develop understanding of simple game concepts. Participants will be given instruction in lacrosse activities and play-time that promote understanding of lacrosse concepts.Requirements: Players need to have a boys or girls regulation lacrosse stick and a mouth guard. Goggles and tee shirt will be supplied.

Summer 2015
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.).

Spring 2015
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.

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.

Summer 2015
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.

Summer 2015
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 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.


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
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.

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! 

BASKETBALL – Ages 7-12
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.

VOLLEYBALL – Ages 7-14
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.

Parents and children are encouraged to participate in this “fun for the family” event. Each parent-child team will play 18 holes of miniature golf. Parent and child will alternate shots throughout the game. Awards for first, second and third place will be presented. Children must be under the age of 18.