Fitness & Recreation

AEROBICS/TONE & STRENGTHEN
Spring & Summer 2018

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.

PICKLEBALL – Ages 18+
Summer 2018
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. 
Try-it Sessions and Open Court play are open for registraiton.

FULL DAY CAMPS- Grades 2-6
Summer 2018
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: $155 (R/NR) per session
Minimum 10, Maximum 20 per session

  • Adventureland Day Camp
    Grades 2 – 6
    Infirmary Mound Park, Granville
    Session 1: June 25 – 29
    Session 2:  July 30 – August 3.
    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. Two sessions will be held. This camp is held in partnership with the Licking Park District.

HALF DAY CAMPS
Ages 4 – 6
Held at Infirmary Mound Park, Granville
(In partnership with the Licking Park District)
SUMMER 2018
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.

Creepy Crawly
Creep on over for a week of learning nature’s creepy, crawly creatures. Sprout wings, follow ants and create a home for roly-poly’s. Enjoy songs, stories, games and more. Short nature hikes in the woods, through the meadow and beside the stream will take campers on daily adventures to observe bugs and insects in their natural habitat.
Infirmary Mound Park, Shelter 4
$80 (R/NR)
Register by 7/2 for Session 01
M-Th 7/9-12 9AM-NOON* #420560.01
*Drop-Off 8-9AM, Pick-Up 3-4PM

Nature Kids
Your young camper will enjoy hands-on discovery of nature through songs, movement, crafts, and exploration. We will visit three habitats of the park – stream, meadow, and forest to discover the many different kinds of plants and animals that live there. Enjoy meeting new friends and exploring new places at your local park.
Infirmary Mound Park, Shelter 4
$80 (R/NR)
Register by 7/16 for Session 02
M-Th 7/23-26 9AM-NOON* #420560.02
*Drop-Off 9-9:30AM,
Pick-Up 11:30AM-NOON

FUN IN THE PARKS – FREE! All Ages! (under 8 accompanied by an adult)
Summer 2018

  • Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles…
    June 29 Anytime 10:00am-noon (Wildwood Park Shelter)
    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 9 Anytime 10:00am-noon (Wildwood Park Shelter)
    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.
  • Pocket Full Of Love Rocks!
    W 6/20 Anytime 10am – noon
    Th 7/12 Anytime 10am – noon
    W 8/1 Anytime 10am – noon
    Inspired by a mother who lost her children, she started the Love Rock revolution! Join us as we take part in the revolution spreading Love and Joy in Granville and the world one rock at a time at our free workshop! Supplies will be on site or bring your own. For more information about this story visit, www.love-rocks.org  . Wildwood Park Shelter
  • Firefly Fireworks
    Tu 7/10 7:30-9PM
    Explore the fascinating world of brilliant bugs during our firefly watch. We’ll begin the our evening shedding a little light on the secret life of fireflies, while making firefly containers to catch and hold some of these fascinating bugs, then begin our quest at dusk and watch the night time magic begin as thousands of fireflies rise from the park. All ages are welcome. Flashlights recommended. Raccoon Valley Park, meet by the bike path bridge

KEEP IT SIMPLE SOCCER CLINIC – Ages: 3 & 4/5 & 6
Summer 2018
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.

BASKETBALL MINI-CAMP FOR GIRLS AND BOYS – Grades 1-4
Summer 2018
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. 

BLUE ACE BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP – Grades: 4th – 8th Boys
Summer 2018
June 4 – 7
June 26 – 29
This instructional camp will cover the fundamentals of basketball: shooting, ball handling, passing & catching, defense, rebounding, screening & cutting. Each day will have skill instruction along with competition. Camp will be in the Granville High School Gym.  Instructors are Granville Boys Coaches: Head Coach Adam Teeters, Varsity Assistant Coach Matt Engler,  Junior Varsity Coach Eric Minton, Freshman Coach Derrick Fisher,  7th Grade Coach Paul Drake and members of the Varsity and JV teams from the past five seasons!

BLUE ACE GIRLS BASKETBALL – KIDS CAMP: Grades: 1st – 8th Girls
Summer 2018
June 4th-7th from 5:00-7:30 PM
Entering Grades 1 – 8
Camp held at the Granville High School Gym 
Instructors: Granville Girls Coaches, Varsity Head Coach Eric Steele, Varsity Assistant Coach Guy Michael, 8th Grade Head Coach Tim Shull, 8th Grade Assistant Coach Dennis Evans, and current members of the Varsity and JV teams.

This instructional camp will cover the fundamentals of basketball: shooting, ball handling, passing & catching, defense, rebounding, screening and cutting. Each day will have skill instruction along with competition. 

INTRO TO COMPETITIVE BASKETBALL – Girls Grades 3 – 8
Summer 2018
July 16th-19th    5:00-7:30
Entering Grades 3 – 8 Fall 2018
For the player who is interested in participating on a travel team or AAU team and wants to start competing and developing their individual game.  Fundamentals of the game, team concepts, drills, and competitive competition will all be focused on during the camp.

Instruction to be provided by Head Varsity Coach Eric Steele, Assistant Varsity Coach Guy Michael, Head JV Coach R.J. Schirtzinger, Head 8th Grade Coach Tim Shull, and Head 7th Grade Coach Dennis Evans.  Current varsity and JV players in the program will also be assisting. All prospective travel team or current travel team coaches within the GRD are invited to observe or help with camp.

GRANVILLE SUMMER SPORTS CAMP – Ages 6 – 12
Powered by Bally Sports Group LLC
Summer 2018
Two Sessions:
Monday – Friday, July 16 – 20
Monday – Friday, July 23 – 27
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM (Drop-Off – 8 AM – 9 AM, Pick-Up – 3 PM – 4 PM)
Location: Bryn Du Mansion (alternate Friday location)
Join Bally Sports Group this summer for an active and fun summer camp experience! Campers will be introduced to a different sport each week, where instruction will be delivered in a positive and encouraging way. Instruction will be tailored to each child’s skill level to be based on their experience in the sport. Camp will also feature traditional camp games and activities, including camp games, nature walks, trivia, arts and crafts. Bally Sports employs coaches with strong educational background, experience in a wide variety of sports and a passion for working with children. All day camps are staffed at an 8:1 counselor to camper ratio. Join in the fun this summer!

7/16-7/20 – Summer Olympic Games
Campers are split into countries where they learn about their chosen country, build friendships with teammates, and participate in a wide variety of Olympic Games!

7/23-7/27 – Ninja Warrior
Campers develop obstacle courses, participate in relay races and learn teamwork through various team-building activities!

HAVE A BALL – MINI SPORTS CAMP – C0-Ed Ages 4, 5, 6, 7
Powered by Bally Sports Group LLC
Summer 2018
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 30 – August 3
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Granville Elementary School
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. 

CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMP – Girls & Boys Ages 3 – 14
Summer 2018
Session 1: June 18 – 22
Session 2: July 16 – 20
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.

MINIATURE GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR PARENT-CHILD TEAMS
Summer 2018
Thursday July 12, 2018 at 7PM
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 2018
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 2018 SKYHAWK CAMPS INCLUDE:

  • SNAG GOLF (Start New At Golf) – Ages 5-9
    SUMMER 2018
    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 2018
    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!  

SCAVENGER HIKE Ages: 3 -5
Fall 2017
Participants will have a sheet of paper with different nature items that can be found on the hike. Their goal is to find all the items pictured on the paper. Some of the finds will be animal signs, animal sounds and different types of plant and animals. Spring Valley Nature Preserve. FREE

RAINBOW OF COLORS IN THE FOREST Ages: 3 -5
Fall 2017

Fall is here and leaves are blowing everywhere. With brilliant colors of orange, red and  yellow our forests are alive with beauty. Come collect the best of the best with us and press and preserve them so they will last. McPeek Lodge, FREE

WINTER HIKE AT SPRING VALLEY NATURE PRESERVE – ALL
Winter 2018
Sunday January 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
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 2018
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.
The program will run on Saturdays from January 20th until February 17th   with sessions at 5:30 PM at Granville Elementary School.  Registration required.

PURE FUTSAL SOCCER – BOYS Grades 5/6 and 7/8
WINTER 2018
What is Futsal? Futsal is an indoor variation of soccer that offers your child the opportunity to develop foot skills. The game is played with a smaller and heavier ball, thereby eliminating the kick and run element of soccer. Participants will be playing a 4v4 format with instruction, we will include transitional games and possession games, these are great for teaching while playing. The object is to have very little standing and maximum touches on the ball. Players should bring water, wear shin guards and flat soled shoes.
Session 1: January 6, 13, 27, Feb. 3
Session 2: Feb. 10, 17, 24, March 3
Boys Grades 5&6 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Boys Grades 7&8 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Bryn Du Field House, Instructors: Ian McConnell
Register by 1/2 Sessions 01, 1/27 for Sessions 02

PLATFORM TENNIS MEMBERSHIPS
Fall & Winter 2017-18
Ages: 18+ to purchase membership

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.

WINTER TRACKS – Ages 3 – 6 
Winter 2018
Children will explore animal tracks and make and compare tracks of their own in a book they can take home with them.
Thursday January 18 from drop in between 10:00 – 12:00 AM, 
Spring Valley Nature Preserve, Free

RUNNING CLUB, GRADES 4 – 6
Spring 2018
The GIS Running Club introduces its members to the life-skill of running,  We encourage children of all skill levels to participate.  WE work very closely with the Granville Middle School Cross Country coach in an effort to mimic preparation for MS running sports.  We run the school driveway and surrounding grassy areas for our paths. We will end the season with a Fun Run.   

ROOKIE RUNNERS, GRADES 2 & 3
Spring 2018
This will be a fun program with lots of games and activities to keep little feet moving.  Our goal is to encourage physical activity.  Weekly activities will be pre-planned but volunteer parents will be needed to help manage the program.

LACROSSE CLINIC – Girls and Boys Grades 1 & 2
Spring 2018
This clinic based program is designed to introduce young boys and girls to lacrosse by teaching basic 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. Players need to have a boys of girls regulation stick, mouth guard and helmet.

GRANVILLE  LITTLE  SLUGGERS T-BALL: Co-Ed Ages 3 & 4
Spring/Summer 2018
Powered by Bally Sports Group LLC
For Boys and Girls Ages 3-4
Dates: Saturday Afternoons, May 12th – June 23rd  (No Class 5/26)
2 Sessions:
Session 01:  1:00 – 2:00 PM
Session 02: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Raccoon Valley Park
Bally Sports’ 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. Bally Sports’ staff will lead each team’s instruction, although parent participation is strongly encouraged.  We also have “Parent Head Coach” positions available for ambitious parents!  All Parent Head Coaches will be supported by a staff member and provided coaching literature.  The Little Sluggers T-Ball Program will give your child a proper introduction to baseball that teaches teamwork, builds friendships and encourages future participation. Equipment provided: Baseball Bats, Baseball Helmets, Tees, Soft Baseballs, Team T-shirt, Team hat. Equipment Needed (Please bring each week): Baseball Glove, Water bottle. 

DIAMOND CUTTERS SPEED CAMP
SPRING 2018

Grades: 2-8
Whether you are wanting a competitive edge or just to work on your speed and agility in the off season, we have the program for you! Diamond Cutters Speed Camp provides age appropriate drills to give the young athlete an extra boost on the field. Your child will leave
with a smile on their face and ready for whatever comes at them.
WHAT TO BRING: All equipment will be provided. Water bottle and wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes (No Cleats) Instructor: Caleb Brown attended Earlham College, and Josh Link is a graduate of Wittenberg University.
Granville Elementary School, Gym
$70 (R), $90 (NR)
Register by 5/1 for All Sessions
Grades: 2-4
Sa 5/5-26 9-10AM #320580.01
Grades: 5-6
Sa 5/5-26 10-11AM #320580.02
Grades: 7-8
Sa 5/5-26 11AM-NOON #320580.03

Youth and Junior Triathlon and Adult Fitness 2018
Instructed by Kim Clark

YOUTH TRIATHLON PROGRAM 
Grades 1 – 5 Co-Ed
Parent Information Meeting for Youth and Junior Triathlon/Du-Athlon is Sunday, April 22 @4:00 GIS.  Adult meeting is at 5:00PM Bring bikes.

Participants will develop cycling skills and increase fitness in a fun, exciting environment. Emphasis is on developing athletes of all ability levels. There is no bench and everyone participates all the time!  Life lessons are taught through sports to develop character and teach grit. Any type of bike is permitted and helmets are required. Participation in triathlon (swim/bike/run) OR Du-Athlon- Run/Bike/Run competition is not required. Athletes who want to participate in triathlon should have a swim background. Parents are encouraged to enjoy the action! 
10 and under distance Triathlon distance- 100m swim in waist deep water/ 3 mile bike/ ½ mile run Du-athlon  ½ mile run/ 3-mile bike/ ½ mile run.
Sundays and Tuesdays May 13 – July 31 at the Granville Intermediate School
Sundays May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 24, July 1, 15 from 4:00 – 5:15PM
Tuesdays June 5, 12, July 10, 24, July 31 from 6:00 – 7:15PM
Registration Fee: $225R/$245NR.  (12 week program)
Register by: April 20, 2018
Coach supported Races: 
Saturday, June 9- Deer Creek State Park (Waist Deep Water)
Saturday, June 16- Maumee Bay (Waist Deep Water)
*Race entry fees are charged and paid to race director.
Saturday, July 7-Ceaser Creek
Ross Triathlon July 22nd (juniors only)
July 29-Mason Triathlon (pool swim)
August 4-5- Youth and Junior Nationals (no qualification required) West Chester, OH
Swim Training is available for an additional fee. Athletes may choose to swim with other programs.   

JUNIOR TRIATHLON PROGRAM 
Grades 6 – 8 Coed
Parent Information Meeting for Youth and Junior Triathlon/Du-Athlon:
Sunday, April 22 @4:00 GIS.  Adult meeting is at 5:00PM Bring bikes.

Participants will develop cycling skills and increase fitness in a fun, exciting environment. Emphasis is on developing athletes of all ability levels. There is no bench and everyone participates all the time!  Life lessons are taught through sports to develop character and teach grit. Any type of bike is permitted and helmets are required. Participation in triathlon (swim/bike/run) OR Du-Athlon- Run/Bike/Run competition is not required. Athletes who want to participate in triathlon should have a swim background. Parents are encouraged to enjoy the action! 11-15 years 200/6 mile bike/1 mile run- Du-athlon 1/2mile/6 mile/ 1mile.
Sundays and Tuesdays: May 13 – August 4 at the Granville Intermediate School
Sundays May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 24, July 1 from 6:00-7:15PM
Tuesdays May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 15, 24, 31 from 7:30-8:45PM 

Registration Fee: $320R/340NR (12 week program) 
Register by: April 20, 2018

Coach supported Races: 
Saturday, June 9- Deer Creek State Park (Waist Deep Water)
Saturday, June 16- Maumee Bay (Waist Deep Water)
*Race entry fees are charged and paid to race director.
Saturday, July 7-Ceaser Creek
Ross Triathlon July 22nd (juniors only)
July 29-Mason Triathlon (pool swim)
August 4-5- Youth and Junior Nationals (no qualification required) West Chester, OH
Swim Training is available for an additional fee. Athletes may choose to swim with other programs.   

TRI AND TRI AGAIN! ADULTS 
Ages 18+
Great opportunity to meet other adults, get in shape and try something new!  This program is for adults who want to try something new! Season Kick-Off Meeting Sunday, April 22nd at 6:00 GIS- Bring your bike! 
Program begins on May 14 ends July 31st!
Mondays May 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 from 9:30-10:30 AM,
Wednesdays May 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, June 2
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 PM,
Saturdays 8:30-9:30 AM
Registration Fee: $75R/ $95NR

June and July- Athlete led group trainings form and weekly group meetings based on squad availability (Granville and New Albany areas).  General Training Peaks program provided for all athletes. Personalized training available for additional fee. Events vary in distance- Shortest distance is 200m swim/ 7 mile bike/ 2 mile run.  Don’t sweat the swim! Swim instruction is available in June and July for an additional fee.  

Saturday, June 9- Deer Creek State Park (Waist Deep Water)
Saturday, June 16- Maumee Bay (Waist Deep Water)
*Race entry fees are charged and paid to race director.
Saturday, July 7-Ceaser Creek
Ross Triathlon July 22nd +July 29-Mason Triathlon (pool swim)