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.  

                                                                               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.

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStart DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Mar. 1Mar. 30April 5Monday4:15 - 5:15 p.m.$754
Mar. 1April 27May 3Monday4:15 - 5:15 p.m.$754
Mar. 1June 1June 7Monday4:15 - 5:15 p.m.$754
Mar 1 June 29July 5Monday4:15 - 5:15 p.m.$754
Mar. 1July 27August 2Monday4:15 - 5:15 p.m.$754



TUMBLING AND TRAMPOLINE BEGINNER GYMNASTICS         

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. EndsStart DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Mar. 1Mar. 26April 3Saturday10:45 - 11:45 a.m.$754
Mar. 1 April 23May 1Saturday10:45 - 11:45 a.m.$754
Mar 1May 28June 5Saturday10:45 - 11:45 a.m.$754
Mar. 1June 25July 3Saturday10:45 - 11:45 a.m.$754
Mar. 1July 30Aug. 7Saturday10:45 - 11:45 a.m.$754