AEROBICS/TONE & STRENGHTEN
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.
BACKPACKING TRIP TO LAKE VESUVIUS
Open to students currently in grades 7-12. No previous backpacking experience necessary – this is a great trip for beginners! Trip will depart early Saturday morning June 8 returning Sunday evening June 9. Learn the fundamentals of planning, packing, wilderness cooking, and the importance of minimizing your environmental impact. Guides are experienced local experts Craig and Dianne McDonald. MANDATORY PACK CHECK: June 6 @ McPeek Lodge from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
BASKETBALL MINI-CAMP FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
ENTERING GRADES 1 Thru 4
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.
HALF MARATHON TRAINING (For current Couch to 5k and Triathlon 101 participants)
Add on Half Marathon Training to keep moving and stay active during the months of August and September. Work towards completion of the Columbus Half Marathon in October. Kim Clark Instructor
LACROSSE GRADES K-2 COED SPRING CLINIC (NON-CONTACT)
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.
LACROSSE GRADES 3&4 BOYS SPRING CLINIC (NON-CONTACT)
This eight week coed lacrosse program is designed to introduce young players to the game of lacrosse. Each hour-long session will be split with teaching and intramural scrimmages. They will learn fundamental stick skills and simple game concepts and enjoy 30 minutes of no contact, no checking, 6v6 scrimmages with rotating squads. Requirements: Players need to have a boys regulation lacrosse stick and a mouth guard. Goggles and jerseys will be supplied.
MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR
Join Andrew King for this self-defense program. He has 25 years of martial arts experience. Andrew uses his teaching experience and broad experience in the martial arts to help his students reach their personal best.
MARTIAL ARTS FOR ADULTS
This class will focus on basic self defense concepts and moves. Students will also be instructed on strategies to avoid being a victim.
MARTIAL ARTS FOR KIDS
This class will focus on helping kids avoid bullying and providing age appropriate and humane responses to that bullying.
MINIATURE GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR ALL AGES
Join us for our annual Miniature Golf Tournament. There will be two age divisions, each contestant will play 18 holes of golf, low score wins. Ties for first place will result in a putt-off. Plaques will be presented in each division for first, second and third place. All games will be played at Granville Golfland (Ohio Rt.16 and River Rd.).
MINIATURE GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR PARENT-CHILD TEAMS
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.).
RUNNING CLUB, GRADES 4 – 6
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 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.
SOCCER CAMP AGES 4&5
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.
SOCCER CAMP AGES 6-14
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.
General information for all camps: Camps will be 5 days long, running Monday – Friday for ages 7 and older. All camps will be half day, morning sessions. All camps include t-shirt snacks and drinks. Bob Gardner instructor.
TRIATHLON 101 PROGRAM
Triathlon Training for men and women! Have you ever thought about training for a triathlon, but aren’t sure where to start? Kim Clark is a USA-T Level 1 coach and will lead this 12 week program beginning in May that will prepare you to complete your first triathlon! Group training will be offered through-out the summer, giving you the skills and confidence you need to complete your first event. Women may choose between two events based on their conditioning level at the start of the program. Those who are not physically active, or who want to complete a shorter event should prepare for the Giant Eagle Women’s only triathlon on Saturday, July 27th. If you have the conditioning to run 2 miles without stopping you can train for the longer Sprint Triathlon that will be held on Sunday, July 28th. All men will prepare for the Giant Eagle Sprint event.
There will be 7 group meetings on Sunday evenings at 7pm, beginning May 5th over the 12 week training session. Each meeting will introduce topics or skills which are needed to complete the triathlon. Training will be a blend of group and individual work. Skill development will be progressive in nature.
Each participant is also required to register for the event: $65 for Women’s only race and $95 Sprint event.
Traditional flow Vinyasa Yoga class, appropriate for all levels from beginner to experienced practitioner. We begin with seated meditation and breath work plus a full body warm up. Classes include sun salutations, standing poses, balance work, deep stretches and twists followed by relaxation. Classes led by Leigh Brennan, Registered Yoga Teacher.
Dance your way to fitness! You will have so much fun you won’t even know you are working out while doing Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton and other popular Zumba moves and dances. Led by certified Zumba Instructors Lisel Doreste-Hamilton, Laura Rees, or Fran Arthur. Zumba® and the Zumba Fitness logos are trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC, used under license.
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 2013 SKYHAWK CAMPS INCLUDE:
In Skyhawks Sports tennis programs, players learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys and serves, as well as rules and etiquette that make tennis an exciting game. Programs fill quickly due to limited court space.
MINI-HAWK MULTI-SPORT CAMP
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.
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.
Skyhawks Sports cheerleading teaches essential skills to lead the crowds and support the home team. Each cheerleader learns the proper hand and body movements and jumping techniques. The week concludes with a choreographed performance.
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!
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 is provided.
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 responsibilty.