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Youth Programs

*Click on the green start date to register for the class online

Storywalk

Location: Downtown Park
Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Library and Christiansburg Recreation Dept.
Additional Information: This is a nationally – known program which promotes reading
and exercise in the outdoors for children.  A new book is put in the story boards each month. 
Come exercise, read and enjoy the fun!

Energy Outlet for Elementary Home Schoolers

Eligibility: Ages 5-9
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi Purpose Room 1/Classroom 1
Additional Information: Experience a weekly dose of physical education for students ages 5-9 years old. Physical activities will be provided to improve physical fitness, enhance the overall health and wellness, and influence learning opportunities.
Minimum: 4             Maximum: 8

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Session I

Dec. 1

Jan. 3

Jan. 6

Friday

11 - 11:45 a.m.

$20/$40

6

Session II

Feb. 1

Mar. 3

Mar. 10

Friday

11 - 11:45 a.m.

$20/$40

6

 

Energy Outlet for Older Home Schoolers


Eligibility: Ages 10-12
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi Purpose Room 1/Classroom 1

Additional Information: Experience a weekly dose of physical education for students ages 10-12 years old. A wide variety of physical activities will be provided to improve fundamental skills, teamwork and lifetime fitness development.
Minimum: 4            Maximum: 8

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Session I

Dec. 1

Jan. 3

Jan. 6

Friday

12 - 12:45 p.m.

$20/$40

6

Session II

Feb. 1

Mar. 3

Mar. 10

Friday

12 - 12:45 p.m.

$20/$40

6


Ballet

Eligibility: Ages 4-7
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi-Purpose Room 1
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8
Additional Information: Introduction to ballet. Participants will need to have ballet slippers. 

Parents are asked not to stay during class time. The last class will be Parents Day.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Session I

Dec. 1

Jan. 19

Jan. 23

Monday

5 - 5:45 p.m.

$20/$40

6

Session II

Feb. 1

Mar. 23

Mar. 27

Monday

5 - 5:45 p.m.

$20/$40

6



Beginning Baton

Eligibility: Ages 6-12
Location: Recreation Center – Gym Court D
Additional Information: Learn to twirl!! Children will be taught the correct way to carry their baton and basic beginning twirls: such as the figure 8, flats, front hand spin, the salute, at attention and at ease. This is a great way to begin preparing for Flag Corp and Baton in middle and high school. Please bring a baton, the instructor has a limited amount.
Minimum:  5    Maximum: 15

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Session I

Dec. 1

Jan. 25

Jan. 31

Tuesday

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

$25/$45

6



Junior “First Lego League

Eligibility: Ages 6-9
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom I
Minimum: 4       Maximum: 6
Additional Information: The Junior First Lego League captures children’s curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology.  This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction and imagination.  LEGO bricks are used to build a model that moves using simple machines.  Teams will develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey for a Showcase Expo at Virginia Tech in the Spring 2016.  Participants sign up for the Wednesday or the Thursday class.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Winter - Team I

Dec. 1

Jan. 6

Jan. 11

Wednesday

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

$40/$60

8

Winter - Team II

Dec. 1

Jan. 6

Jan. 12

Thursday

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

$40/$60

8

 
Beginning Horsemanship

Eligibility: Ages 8-17
Location: 866 Silver Lake Road, Christiansburg
Maximum: 2
Additional Information: Have a great time learning how to ride a
horse during this 4 week program. Participants will learn all about the
horse during this 4 week program. Participants will learn all
about the horse, the tack, how to mount/dismount, trotting, etc.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Jan.

Dec. 1

Dec. 28

Jan. 4

Wednesday

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$125/$145

4

Feb.

Dec. 1

Feb. 2

Feb. 8

Wednesday

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$125/$145

4

Mar.

Dec. 1

Mar. 2

Mar. 8

Wednesday

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$125/$145

4

April

Dec. 1

Mar. 30

April 5

Wednesday

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$125/$145

4

May

Dec. 1

April 27

May 3

Wednesday

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$125/$145

4


Teen Police Academy

Eligibility: Christiansburg High School Students – Grades 9-12
Date: June 5-9
Location: Recreation Center and Police Dept.
Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Police Dept. & Christiansburg Recreation Dept.
Maximum: 9
Additional Information: Each summer new candidates will be selected 
to attend the week long “Teen Police Academy”. If you would like to fill 
out an application for the academy please call Pam at the 
Rec. Dept. at 382-2349 or email to . Participants 
are subject to background screening and approval.

    Merit Badge Programs

Non-Boy Scouts (boys and girls) are also welcome to sign up and learn new skills and topics through these programs as well as experience a part of the Boy Scouting program.


Emergency Preparedness

Location: Recreation Center – Classroom I
Additional Information: Knowing first aid is wonderful, but knowing about the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation can be helpful and needed before, during and after an emergency. This is an Eagle-required merit badge. February 25 is an early release day for Montgomery County Schools.
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1-Feb. 3

Ages 10-17

Wednesday, Feb. 8

2 – 5 p.m.

$12/$22



                                    
YOUTH GYMNASTICS


*For information regarding classes and inclement weather,
please contact VA Techniques at (540)381-5151 or
visit their website at
www.vatechniques.com


Leaping Lizards Gymnastics

Eligibility: Girls and Boys Ages 5-7
Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics
1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg
Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required.
Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be
 pulled back. Class Description:
Basic through intermediate gymnastics skills,
coordination, agility, and balance are the main components of this class. Also
expect increased self-esteem, confidence building and working through fears.
An emphasis of developing strong and flexible bodies will be through
repetitions of chin ups, rope climbs, splits, standing bridges, handstands
and cartwheels. Students in this class will spend time perfecting their
basic skills while learning safe progressions into more intermediate skills.
All students will grow at their individual pace with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Jan.

Dec. 1

Dec. 28

Jan. 3

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4

Feb.

Dec. 1

Jan. 31

Feb. 7

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4

Mar.

Dec. 1

Feb. 28

Mar. 7

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4

April

Dec. 1

Mar. 28

April 4

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4

May

Dec. 1

April 25

May 2

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4


Leaping Lizards Gymnastics

Eligibility: Girls and Boys Ages 5-7
Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics
1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg
Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required. 
Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be
 pulled back. Class Description: 
Basic through intermediate gymnastics skills, 
coordination, agility, and balance are the main components of this class. Also 
expect increased self-esteem, confidence building and working through fears. 
An emphasis of developing strong and flexible bodies will be through 
repetitions of chin ups, rope climbs, splits, standing bridges, handstands 
and cartwheels. Students in this class will spend time perfecting their 
basic skills while learning safe progressions into more intermediate skills. 
All students will grow at their individual pace with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Jan.

Dec. 1

Dec. 28

Jan. 4

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$70

4

Feb.

Dec. 1

Jan. 26

Feb. 1

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$70

4

Mar.

Dec. 1

Feb. 23

Mar. 1

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$70

4

April

Dec. 1

Mar. 30

April 5

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$70

4

May

Dec. 1

April 27

May 3

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$70

4


Kartwheeling Kolas Gymnastics

Eligibility: Girls 3
rd-5th grade­­
Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics
1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg
Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required.
Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair 
should be pulled back. Class Description: Basic through intermediate gymnastics 
skills, coordination, agility, and balance are the main components of this class. 
Also expect increased self-esteem, confidence building and working through
fears. An emphasis of developing strong and flexible bodies will be through
repetitions of chin ups, rope climbs, splits, standing bridges, handstandsand cartwheels.
Students in this class will spend time perfecting their 
basic skills while learning safe progressions into more intermediate skills. 
All students will grow at their individual pace with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Jan.

Dec. 1

Dec. 28

Jan. 3

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4

Feb.

Dec. 1

Jan. 31

Feb. 7

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4

Mar.

Dec. 1

Feb. 28

Mar. 7

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4

April

Dec. 1

Mar. 28

April 4

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4

May

Dec. 1

April 25

May 2

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4


Tumbling Tigers

Eligibility: Boys 1st-5th grade
Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics
1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg
Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required.  
Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair
should be pulled back.   Class Description: 
Tumbling Tigers is designed for
school aged, beginner level boys. It’s not only great for boys interested
in learning gymnastics, but also for those  trying to stay in shape
during the off season of other sports. With an emphasis on learning
skills such as balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, and strength,
this class is sure to help any athlete reach their full potential in any
sport they wish to pursue. Tigers introduce boys to equipment
designed specifically for boys, as well as other standard gymnastics
apparatus. All students in the Tumbling Tigers class will grow at their
individual pace with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Jan.

Dec. 1

Dec. 28

Jan. 5

Thursday

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

$70

4

Feb.

Dec. 1

Jan. 26

Feb. 2

Thursday

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

$70

4

Mar.

Dec. 1

Feb. 23

Mar. 2

Thursday

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

$70

4

April

Dec. 1

Mar. 30

April 6

Thursday

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

$70

4

May

Dec. 1

April 27

May 4

Thursday

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

$70

4


Tumbling and Trampoline Beginner

Eligibility: Girls and Boys 1st grade and up
Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics
1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg
Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required.
Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair
should be pulled back. Class Description:
This class is designed to help any
 child learn how to flip! From boys to girls, cheerleaders to dancers, or
 just anyone who likes to go upside down, tumbling specific classes
use aids such as skill cushions, incline mats, back handspring trainers,
spring floors, trampolines, and foam pits. Children will focus on core
body strength, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness to safely
accelerate learning time. Experienced spotters are available to help
athletes maintain, develop, and improve handspring and aerial skills. 

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Jan.

Dec. 1

Dec. 28

Jan. 7

Saturday

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

$70

4

Feb.

Dec. 1

Jan. 26

Feb. 4

Saturday

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

$70

4

Mar.

Dec. 1

Feb. 23

Mar. 4

Saturday

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

$70

4

April

Dec. 1

Mar. 30

April 1

Saturday

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

$70

4

May

Dec. 1

April 27

May 6

Saturday

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

$70

4