Fitness & Recreation

LITTLE SLUGGERS T-BALL
Summer 2020

Granville – Little Sluggers’ T-Ball Powered by Bally Sports Group LLC
Ages 3 & 4
Bally Sports Group’s Little Sluggers is a great introduction to the game of baseball for young children. Using age appropriate activities, players will be introduced to fundamentals of baseball in an atmosphere that is supportive, fun, and encouraging. Each week, the program will include an instructional portion that will introduce players to batting, base running, fielding, throwing, and catching. A modified game will also be played each week. Parent participation welcomed, but Bally Sports staff will lead the program. The Little Sluggers T-Ball Program will provide your child with a fun and positive t-ball experience that will encourage continued participation in the sport!
When – Saturday Mornings, June 6 – July 11, 2020 (no class July 4) 
Session 1: 10 AM – 11 AM
Session 2: 11 AM – 12 PM
Where – Raccoon Valley Park Field #3
Fee – $75R/$95NR
Includes Team Shirt and Hat

EARTH EXPLORERS ONLINE: A Virtual Nature Studies Camp
Ages: 5 – 12
Summer 2020

June 8 – 12 
Do you want your child to connect with others from a safe distance, while also connecting with nature? Join this online nature studies camp where we will meet virtually every morning and I will give the campers missions to be completed outdoors (in a backyard or at Spring Valley Nature Preserve). These missions will be accompanied by instructional videos that will teach your child wilderness awareness skills. The skills will enhance your child’s outdoor time, and give them purpose when they head outside. Each morning we will meet online and share nature stories from the day before and connect with other nature loving campers. Join us for a week of nature camp in your own backyard. (Note: You will need internet access to participate in this camp.) Our morning meetings will take place at 9:00am. Instructor is Grace Gordon.
Cost: $30

SVNP: EARTH ADVENTURE  – Ages 9 – 12
Summer 2020
June 29 – July 3 from 9:00AM-Noon
Experience the Spring Valley Nature Preserve in a new way as we immerse ourselves in the wilderness. Together, we will learn how to create a shelter, just like squirrels, that will protect us from the elements. We’ll blend in with the forest by camouflaging ourselves with mud and debris, and learn how to see and hear like native people around the world. Discover a real sense of adventure while exploring creeks and climbing hillsides! Instructor is Kadi Forth. Class held at Spring Valley Nature Preserve, 1539 Columbus Road.

SVNP: EARTH ENCHANTED – Ages 5 – 8
Summer 2020
June 22 – 26 from 9:00AM – noon
Calling all kids with great imaginations! The Fairies and Elves at Spring Valley Nature Preserve have a very special quest for us. We will be seeking out the magic and wonder in the natural world around us. Join us as we step into an enchanted wonderland! Instructor is Kadi Forth

ROCKIN’ RHYTHM – Ages 9 – 12
Summer 2020
July 13 – 17 from 9:00AM – noon
Did you know that anyone can be a drummer? Join Kadi from Land of Legend Drumming as we explore rhythm using hand drums and percussion. We’ll each discover our own rhythms through games, jamming out and creating our own drum circle. Instructor Kadi Forth. Cost: $115/135

VENTURES IN RHYTHM – Ages 5 – 8
Summer 2020
July 6 – 10 from 9:00AM – noon
Did you know that anyone can be a drummer? Join Kadi from Land if Legend Drumming as we explore rhythm using had drums and percussion. We’ll each discover our own rhythms through games, jamming out and creating out own drum circle. Instructor Kadi Forth. Cost: $115/135

KEEP IT SIMPLE SOCCER CLINIC – Ages: 3 & 4/5 & 6
Summer 2020
Session 1: June 1 – 4
Session 2: August 10 – 13
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. Instructor is Ian McConnell.

BLUE ACE SOCCER CAMPS – Grades 3 – 8
Summer 2020

Granville High School Men’s Soccer is partnering with the GRD to provide a fun and educational soccer camp experience!  Participants will be trained by the Granville High School soccer coaches and Granville High School Varsity players. These sessions will focus on perfecting the concepts of dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and teamwork. Players will participate in developmentally appropriate instruction and modified, recreational game play.   Proceeds go to the Granville High School Men’s Soccer program. All clinics will be at Raccoon Valley Park.

Blue Ace Soccer Camp:  Grades 3-6
Summer 2020
July 6 – 9 from 6:30 – 8:00PM
Players will be separated into two groups, Grades 3&4, Grades 5&6.
July 6, 7, 8, 9 (Rain Date 10) from 6:30-8:00 pm
$75 (R), $95 (NR)
Register by June 29

Blue Ace Advanced Soccer Camp: Grades 7&8
Players will also be introduced to some of the drills utilized by the Granville High School Junior Varsity and Varsity players.
Fridays July 17, 24, 31 from 6:30-8:00 pm
$75 (R), $95 (NR)
Register by July 10

BLUE ACE RUN CLUB for SUMMER Grades 3 – 6 
Summer 2020
Begins June 9th, dates below

This new program is for Granville students going into 3rd grade through 6th grade Granville High School Cross Country Head Coach Ross Hartley and the GHS Cross Country Athletes will introduce your young athlete to the sport of running. Practices are focused on using the sport of running to further the physical and mental development of the children who are participating. Skill development and love of the sport are the primary objectives. The focus will be on how to stay safe and have fun while learning a lifelong activity!
Your athlete needs to bring: comfortable running clothes, running/active shoes, water bottle, smile and good attitude!
This program provides the following for your athlete, coached practices, T-Shirt, Granville Cross Country Sticker and a pizza party and medal on the last practice.
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 6:30-7:30 PM
June 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, July 7, 9, 14, 16
(OFF July 2 due to the 4th of July holiday)
Tuesday’s – Intermediate School: meet at the shelter house by the playground.
Thursday’s – High School: meet at the entrance to the track by the football ticket booth

In the case of bad weather (lightning/thunder or heavy rain) we will cancel practice. 
Register by June 2, 2020

GRANVILLE OLYMPICS SPORTS CAMP – Ages 6-12
Powered by Bally Sports Group LLC
Summer 2020

Monday – Friday, July 13-17 from 9 AM – 3 PM
Granville Elementary School
Come join Bally Sports for Olympics Week!  Campers will be split into “countries” at the beginning of the week, and rewarded for positive sportsmanship, teamwork, and accomplishments throughout the week. Each day will focus on a different team sport, individual track and field event, and a team building activity. Staff will ensure campers are participating in a well-supervised environment that creates positive, social interactions and emphasizes the importance of sportsmanship. Campers will also play exciting camp games throughout the week. Campers will leave excited about new skills they have learned each day!

GRANVILLE NINJA TRAINING CAMP Ages 6-12 
Powered by Bally Sports Group LLC
Summer 2020

Monday – Friday, July 20-24 from 9 AM – 3 PM
Granville Elementary School
Come challenge yourself with Bally Sports this summer!  The Bally Sports’ Ninja Training Camp offers a wide variety of games and activities planned to test each campers’ skill, speed, strength, balance, mind and most of all, their ability to work as a teammate. Examples of challenges that will be offered next week include Tug-Of-War, Human Pyramid, Shipwreck, Ladder Runs, Multiple Relay Races, Link Tag, Monkey Lines, Obstacle Courses and much more!

HAVE A BALL – MINI SPORTS CAMP – C0-Ed Ages 4, 5, 6, 7
Powered by Bally Sports Group LLC
Summer 2020
Monday-Friday, August 3 – 7 from 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Wildwood Park
Young campers will have a ball at the Granville Mini-Sports Camp! Each day will focus on a different sport including soccer, basketball, football, hockey, track and field, and more! Campers will engage in age appropriate activities each day that will help them learn the fundamentals and rules of each specific sport. Staff will ensure campers are participating in a well-supervised environment that encourages positive social interactions and emphasizes the importance of sportsmanship. Campers will also play exciting running/group games throughout the week. Campers will leave excited about new skills they have learned each day and will absolutely be ready for nap time! Children should bring the following items to camp each day: Sunscreen, water bottle, snack. Parents should label all personal belongings. 

Adventureland 
Outdoor Adventures – Full Day Camps
Grades: 2 – 6

Full Day Camp Day: 9AM-3PM
Drop-Off Between: 8-9AM
Pick-Up Between: 3-4PM

Session 2: July 13 – 17
Session 3: July 27 – 31
Get ready for the adventure of your life! This week will be filled with orienteering, fishing, archery, 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. Adventureland Camps are held at Infirmary Mound Park, Shelter 3. Medical Emergency forms will be required to be completed prior to camp begin date. This years summer camp teacher is Vonda McDonald, GES Art teacher
WHAT YOU NEED: Wear appropriate clothing plus 1 change of clothes, lunch, snacks, water and sunscreen. 

Half Day Summer Camps – Ages 4, 5, 6
Summer 2020

Session 1: June 29 – July 2
Session 2: July 20 – 23
Drop-Off Between: 9-9:30AM
Camp : 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Pick-Up Between: 11:30AM-NOON

Half day programs provide a nurturing atmosphere where children will meet new friends while learn listening and socialization skills. Activities focus around a weekly theme with crafts, games and stories. Supervision is at a 5:1 child to staff ratio. Meets rain or shine. Indoor location for inclement weather. Held at McPeek Lodge.

Session 1: Flutter and Fly
June 29th – July 2nd from 9:30-11:30AM
Soar into this camp and learn about all the things that fly- birds, bees, butterflies, and more. Join for an exciting week of crafts and hands on fun. Campers will have a blast using butterfly nets and binoculars to catch and see all the things with wings.
Infirmary Mound Park, Shelter 4
$80 (R/NR)
Register by 6/22 for Session 01

Session 02: Wonderful Water
July 20th-23rd from 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Explore the many wonders of water. Learn how plants and animals use water to survive, about the different aquatic ecosystems, and much more. Campers will enjoy many hands on activities including ice play, and even take an adventure to the local creek at the park.
$80 (R/NR)
Register by 7/13 for Session 02

Instructor for Half Day Camps is Tiffany Smythe Intervention Specialist with LCESC.
minimum 6, maximum 9
WHAT YOU NEED: Wear appropriate clothing plus 1 change of clothes, snack, water and sunscreen.

CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMP – Girls & Boys Ages 3 – 14
Summer 2020 – CANCELLED
June 22 – 26
Granville Recreation is pleased to announce a partnership with Challenger Sports, providers of the most popular soccer camp in North America. The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s International coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger will hold over 3,500 British Soccer Camps this summer and will coach over 200,000 players between the ages of 3 and 18 on camps and clinics nationwide.

Challenger’s British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regime of foot skill development (through the 1,000 touches curriculum), technical and tactical practices and daily ‘World Cup’ tournament style plays, each child will be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. Challenger’s custom built camps focus on individual player development and are delivered by a team of passionate international coaching staff handpicked to coach your player!

Each camper will receive a FREE camp T-shirt, soccer ball, soccer poster, individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website.

PUTT PUTT FOR THE FUN OF IT!
Miniature golf tournament for parent-child teams
Summer 2020
Date TBD
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.).

TENNIS CLINICS
Summer 2020
Dates TBD

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.

 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 2020 SKYHAWK CAMPS INCLUDE:

  • SNAG GOLF (Start New At Golf) – Ages 5-8 and Ages 9 – 13
    SUMMER 2020
    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 -11
    Summer 2020
    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!

PICKLEBALL – Ages 18+
Summer 2020 – TBD
Ages: 18+
Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It was invented in the mid 1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but has become one of America’s most popular growing sports among all ages. Four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a whiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications.

OUTDOOR EXPLORERS – Ages: 3-6 w/Adult
Fall 2019
Bring your little naturalist out for this fun hands-on class that explores the nature around us. Investigate parks near to home and experience a side of Granville you may not have known. Various Granville Parks (see below) FREE
Fairy Path Infirmary Mound Park,  Thursday  9/26 at 10:30AM
Fanchion Lewis Park 1357 Jones Rd,  Monday 10/28 at 10:30AM
Sugarloaf 411 W Broadway,  Friday 11/8 at 10:30AM

NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY
Sunday 11/17/19 from 1-2PM
Grab your hiking boots, the dog, a couple of energy bars, and some water.
It’s time to hit one of America’s 60,000 miles of trails in the National Trail System. On November 17, it’s National Take a Hike Day, an annual event designed to get you outdoors for some fresh air, scenery, and exercise. Hiking is a crosscountry-long walk to get that heart pumping while you breathe deeply in air that’s not clogged with auto fumes and pollution. You never know what you’ll see out on the trail.
Infirmary Mound Park, Meet at Shelter 6
FREE

SUNDAY SOCCER – Ages: Families
Fall 2019
Wildwood Park, Lower Field at 4:00PM. FREE

This is an open play format and teams are established each evening based on who is there to play. This program is ongoing, weather permitting.

PLAY GLOW IN THE DARK MINIATURE GOLF!
National Miniature Golf Day

Saturday  9/21 at 8PM
Pre Registration required by 9/19 @ GRD, max 60 players
$4/person (R/NR) paid night of event
Miniature golf can be traced all the way back to the 19th century. It was originally invented to allow women to play golf because, in Victorian Scotland, it was unladylike for women to raise a golf club above their shoulder level – which pretty much took regular golf off of the table. In 1867, a smaller version of the game was invented by the Ladies’ Putting Club of St. Andrews. Then it was introduced to the United States and its popularity skyrocketed. After World War I, it swept all over America and by the 1930s was immensely popular. Celebrate this day with a round of glow in the dark miniature golf. Glow In The Dark Miniature Golf Granville Golfland.

FABULOUS FALL FUN  & CRAFT – Ages: All
Saturday October 19 from 11AM – noon Fall 2019
Fall is full of fabulous fun. As the change of season comes, families are invited to come explore at Spring Valley Nature Preserve. Enjoy an exciting time of fun and adventure as we explore. Dress for the weather and plan to get wet.  Spring Valley Nature Preserve. FREE

MENS BASKETBALL – Ages: 18+
Fall & Winter 2019-20
This is an open gym format and teams are established each evening based on who is there to play. All individuals are required to register to participate in this program. Season Begins 10/1
Sundays 7-9PM at the GHS Gym
Wednesdays 9-10PM at the GMS Gym 

WILDLIFE WONDERS – Ages: 3-6 w/Adult
Tuesday February 18, 2020 from 1 – 2PM
Join us for a short hike to explore textures in nature and learn about our wildlife neighbors and their activities during the wintertime. Included in the hour is a short story, craft and hands-on experiences with nature around us. Dress for the weather. Infirmary Mound Park, Bradley Center
FREE. No Registration Required

WINTER HIKE AT SPRING VALLEY NATURE PRESERVE – ALL
Winter 2020
Sunday January 26 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Saturday February 8 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Join us at Spring Valley Nature Preserve for a fun hike! On the hike we will learn about the history of the property and local fauna as we look for tracks and other signs that animals leave behind. Come spend the afternoon with your family and find out why Spring Valley is one of our local natural treasures! End the hike with hot chocolate and s’mores!
No Registration Required 

G.O. MULTI-SPORT – Ages 4 – 14
Granville Outreach Sports
Winter 2020
Saturdays from January 18th until February 29th 

A program supporting Granville area children ages 4 to 14 with disabilities offering a place to run, play individually or join in on group games. Come have fun in a warm gym while playing several different sport themed activities. No sports experience necessary.  Children along with their buddy” will choose from several different individual activities each week. Granville Elementary School.  Registration required.

NOW SEEKING (posted 12/2019):
Come out and be a GO Buddy!

Kids with special needs want to play and have fun like anyone else. Sometimes it takes just a little bit of help from a buddy to make that happen.

The Granville Recreation District Granville Outreach (GO) Soccer and Multi-sports programs are recruiting Buddies to help our Granville and Licking County kids with any level of special need be able to have fun playing in an organized sport.

As a GO Buddy volunteer, you will help your younger buddy to have fun by playing with them at their own pace, helping when needed, and most importantly cheering them on!!

If you want to be a Buddy, you can just show up to one of our sessions, but it would be great if you could let us know how to get in touch with you in case we have to cancel a session due to weather or in case half our team gets a cold!

 · Our sessions run for one hour.
· You don’t have to commit to every session…just come when you can!
· Our 6 sessions run from September 14th thru October 19th.
· Dress comfortably! Special equipment is not needed.
· Previous soccer or kid care experience is not required!

We look forward to meeting you!! Call, text or email any questions!

Amy and Chris Anderson Amy4nathan@gmail.com or Cell: 302-377-7706

MINI BALLERS BASKETBALL: Ages: 4-5
Winter 2020

Saturdays 2/22-3/21 from 9-10AM 
Saturdays 2/22-3/21 from 10-11AM 
Bally Sports Group provides children with a fun and educational first basketball experience! Players are taught the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense, and the concept of game play. The curriculum incorporates teaching styles that help this age group build an understanding of the skills that are taught by utilizing fun terminology and engaging activities. A positive and encouraging atmosphere is created in which kids learn proper sportsmanship. Each week players participate in developmentally appropriate instruction and modified, recreational game play. Granville Elementary School Gym, $75 (R), $95 (NR), Includes Team Shirt, Register by 2/15 for both sessions

SHOOTING STARS BASKETBALL: Ages: 6-8
Winter 2020
Saturday 2/22-3/21 from 11AM-12:15PM 
Bally Sports Group provides children with a fun and educational basketball
experience! Players are taught the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense, and game play. This program furthers the development of each skill by providing appropriate progressions to  Challenge participants while still building their confidence. A positive and encouraging atmosphere is created in which kids learn proper sportsmanship and demonstrate respectful behavior. Each week players participate in developmentally appropriate instruction and recreational, modified game play. Granville Elementary School Gym, $75 (R), $95 (NR), Includes Team Shirt, Register by 2/15

PLATFORM TENNIS MEMBERSHIPS
Fall & Winter 2019-20
Ages: 18+ to purchase membership

Play paddle this fall – the Best Racquet Sport known to fall and winter. Platform Tennis is an American racquet sport enjoyed by thousands of people of all ages. It is the only racquet sport that players can enjoy outdoors in cold weather. This unique appeal attracts people who desire fresh air, competition and social engagement all on a chilly winter’s day or night. Coon Creek Platform Tennis Court is located at Spring Valley Nature Preserve.

DU SPORTS CAMP: Ages: 6-12
M-F March 23- 27, 2020 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Hosted by Denison University Women’s Basketball Team, Assistant Coaches and Denison Student-Athletes. They will provide an array of fun sports and activities to include: Basketball, Floor Hockey, Kickball, Soccer, Volleyball, Relays, Swimming, Team Building Exercises and More! Proceeds go to the DU Women’s Basketball program. Camp hours, 8AM-4PM daily Participants signing up for the week get a $25 savings and a FREE Camp Shirt. Instructors: DU Coaches and Student-Athletes, Denison University Livingston Gym, Per Day: $45 (R), $65 (NR): Week: $200(R), $220 (NR) Participants signing up for the week get a $25 savings and a FREE Camp Shirt. Register by 3/16

SOCCER SKILLS: Pre-K – 2nd Grade
Spring 2020
Fridays: April 3, 10, 24 from 6:00-6:45PM
Granville High School Men’s Soccer is partnering with the GRD to provide a fun and educational soccer camp experience! Participants will be trained By the Granville High School soccer coaches and Granville High School Varsity players. These sessions will focus on keeping the kids moving and Engaged, while learning the basic concepts of dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and teamwork. Players will be separated into two age groups. Each week players will participate in developmentally

LITTLE HOOPSTERS
Basketball Mini-camp for girls and boys in Grades 1-4
Summer 2020 – CANCELLED
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.