Location: Downtown Park Sponsored by: Christiansburg Library and Christiansburg Recreation Department Additional Information: This is a nationally known program that 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!
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: 4 Maximum: 8
Day of Week
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE EXPLORE
Eligibility: Ages 6-8 Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom I Additional Information: Today more than ever, children ages 6-8 years old need STEM, hands-on and problem solving learning. Students will focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design, build and code their own solutions. Each student will have their own box of assorted Lego bricks, a WeDo 2.0 kit and a programming tablet to avoid sharing of equipment. Safe distancing and disinfecting procedures will be followed. If COVID mandates allow, the 8 weeks will end with a Show-Me-event for parents and optional participation in a community Expo with other FLL Explore teams. Minimum: 4 Maximum: 6
Day of Week
5 -6 p.m.
*For information regarding classes and inclement weather, please contact VA Techniques at (540)381-5151 or visit their website at www.vatechniques.com
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.
|April 1||June 1||June 7||Tuesday||6:15 - 7:15 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||June 29||July 5||Tuesday||6:15 - 7:15 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||July 27||Aug. 2||Tuesday||6:15- 7:15 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||May 27||June 3||Friday||5:45- 6:45 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||June 24||July 1||Friday||5:45 - 6:45 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||July 29||Aug. 5||Friday||5:45 - 6:45 p.m.||$79||4|
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.
|April 1||May 25||June 1||Wednesday||6:45 - 7:45 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||June 29||July 6||Wednesday||6:45 - 7:45 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||July 27||Aug 3||Wednesday||6:45 - 7:45 p.m.||$79||4|
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.
|April 1||June 1||June 7||Tuesday||4:45 - 5:45 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||June 29||July 5||Tuesday||4:45 - 5:45 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||July 27||Aug. 2||Tuesday||4:45 - 5:45 p.m.||$79||4|
Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be pulled back. Class Description: This class is a boy's beginner gymnastic class. Class will include a variety of activities from: tumbling, bars, vault and strength and conditioning.
|April 1||June 1||June 7||Tuesday||4:30 - 5:30 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||June 29||July 5||Tuesday||4:30 -5:30 p.m.||$79||4|
|April 1||July 27||Aug. 2||Tuesday||4:30 - 5:30 p.m.||$79||4|
TEEN FIRE ACADEMY
Eligibility: Christiansburg High School Students currently in grades 9-12 Date: Summer 2022 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 email@example.com. Participants are subject to background screening and approval.
MERIT BADGE SUMMER 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 Scouting and starting a journey of earning badge requirements while having fun! Once a Scout submits a “blue card” (provided in each class) to the troop leader, their 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 Scouting program.
*Participants must wear masks during class.
Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1 Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6
9 - 4 p.m.