Youth Programs

TEEN POLICE ACADEMY     

Eligibility: Christiansburg High School Students currently in grades 9-12                                                                                        Date: Summer 2021                                                                                                                                                                 Location: Recreation Center and Police Department                                                                                                                  Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Police Department and Christiansburg Recreation Department                                       Maximum: 9                                                                                                                                                                             Additional Information: Each summer, new candidates will be selected to attend the week long “Teen Police Academy.” To receive information and to be placed on the potential candidate list, please call Pam at the Recreation Department at (540) 382-2349 or email  ppeyton@christiansburg.org. Participants are subject to background screening and approval.  


TEEN FIRE ACADEMY  

Eligibility: Christiansburg High School Students currently in grades 9-12                                                                                       Date: Summer 2021                                                                                                                                                                 Location: Christiansburg Fire Department                                                                                                                                       Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Fire Department and Christiansburg Recreation Department                                           Maximum: 15                                                                                                                                                                           Additional Information: Teen candidates will be selected to attend the Teen Fire Academy. To receive information and to be placed on the potential candidate list, please call Pam at the Recreation Department at (540) 382-2349 or email  ppeyton@christiansburg.org. Participants are subject to background screening and approval.  

MERIT BADGE PROGRAMS

The following activities are available for boys/girls ages 10-17 interested in improving their health, learning new skills and expanding their work.  This is also an introduction to Boy Scouting and starting a journey of earning badge requirements while having fun!  Once a Boy Scout submits a “blue card” (provided in each class) to his troop leader, his troop will purchase and award the badge.

 **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.

CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY       

Location: Classroom 1      
Additional Information: Living in a community means more than residence. In order to be productive citizens, children need to learn more about their neighborhoods, town and counties as well as become involved in the governments and organizations within those borders. This is an Eagle-required merit badge for Boy Scouts. Partial credit until completed 8 hours of service in the community.               Minimum: 4          Maximum: 6           

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStart DateEligibilityTimeTR/NR
Sept. 17Nov. 23Tuesday, Dec. 1 & Dec. 8Ages 10-174:30 - 6 p.m.$13/$23




KINDER KANGAROOS    

Eligibility: Girls and Boys Kindergarten
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 coordination, balance, strength, pattern recognition, and locomotor skills. These skills encourage development of fine and gross motor skills, core strength, reading, writing, and preschool readiness. Social skills and interaction are also encouraged through group games. 

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Sept. 17Nov. 30Dec. 4Friday5:45 - 6:45 p.m.$774


LEAPING LIZAARDS     

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.

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Sept. 17Nov. 24Dec. 1Tuesday6:30 - 7:30 p.m.$774


KARTWHEELING KOLAS      

Eligibility: Girls 3rd - 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, 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.  

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Sept. 17Dec. 2Dec. 7Monday5:15 - 6:15 p.m.$774


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. 

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Sept. 17Dec. 1Dec. 5Saturday10:45 - 11:45 a.m.$774