Youth Classes

GEOCACHING

Any age

Looking for a unique and fun way to spend time outdoors at our parks? Geocaching (geo-cashing) is an environmentally friendly outdoor recreational activity.  This outdoor treasure hunting game involves searching for hidden objects using clues and GPS (global positioning system) coordinates. There are 8 geocaches strategically placed within and near the Oregon Park District’s parks and facilities.  Enjoy learning and taking in the beauty of these destinations while on your real life treasure hunt for geocaches!  You will need a www.geocaching.com membership, a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so you can navigate to a cache, a pen or pencil to sign the cache log, and you may want to bring an exchangeable treasure!  To start your adventure, retrieve a free Oregon Park District Geocaching Log Book & Guide online or at Nash Recreation Center today!

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CULINARY KIDS WITH MS. TERESA
AGES 6 – 9 YEARS

Let your little gourmet join Ms. Teresa for a fun culinary experience each month. The class is designed to introduce each participant to the basics of the kitchen in a creative environment.  Delicious creations will be created in class and brought home.  Recipes will change each month, but will always include a main dish, side and dessert. Cost includes one meal large enough to feed a family of 4. Two children can work on the same meal for the family. All you need to do is preheat the oven, sit back and relax.  Recipes will be shared at the end of each class.
MEALS: Sept. – French Bread Pizza
Oct. – Baked Chicken Tenders
Nov. – Baked Meatballs
Dec. – Ham & Cheese Sliders
Jan. – Breakfast Casserole
Feb. – BBQ Chicken

FEE: $25/$30 NR DAY: Thursday
CODE: DATE: TIME: DEADLINE:
260015-78 9/13 3:30 – 5:00 pm 9/6
260015-79 10/11 3:30 – 5:00 pm 10/4
260015-80 11/8 3:30 – 5:00 pm 11/1
260015-81 12/13 3:30 – 5:00 pm 12/6
260015-82 1/10 3:30 – 5:00 pm 1/3
260015-83 2/14 3:30 – 5:00 pm 2/7
260015-84 3/14 3:30 – 5:00 pm 3/7
260015-85 4/11 3:30 – 5:00 pm 4/4

 

TODDLER GYM
WALKING – 3 YEARS WITH ADULT

Let’s head to the gym and burn off some energy! These five week sessions will include marching, jumping, skipping, and dancing. Class is instructed by Amanda Harbaugh. Class includes structured play, free play, and parachute time. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult.

FEE: $20/$24 NR DAY: WEDNESDAY
CODE: DATE: TIME: DEADLINE:
260016-05 9/12 – 10/10 10 – 10:45 am 9/10
260016-06 10/17 – 11/14 10 – 10:45 am 10/15
260016-07 1/9 – 2/6 10 – 10:45 am 1/7
260016-08 2/13 – 3/13 10 – 10:45 am 2/11

PRESCHOOL GYM
AGES 3 – 5 YEARS

Head to the gym and burn off some energy! In these five week sessions, preschoolers will enjoy free play, gross motor development, creative movement and fun! Class is led by Amanda Harbaugh.  Students enrolled in the morning session of the Children’s Center will be taken directly to gym class by Children’s Center staff. Students enrolled in the afternoon session will be escorted to the Children’s Center by staff also.

FEE: $20/$24 NR DAY: WEDNESDAY
CODE: DATE: TIME: DEADLINE:
260016-01 9/12 – 10/10 11 – 11:45 am 9/10
260016-02 10/17 – 11/14 11 – 11:45 am 10/15
260016-03 1/9 – 2/6 11 – 11:45 am 1/7
260016-04 2/13 – 3/13 11 – 11:45 am 2/11

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VILLAGE OF PROGRESS CREATIVE EXPRESSION
K – 3RD WITH ADULT

Allow your child to express their creativity and create projects out of recycled materials with the consumers and staff from the Village of Progress. Kids will be working alongside people with developmental disabilities to create a seasonal project that can be used to decorate your home. Each participant must be accompanied by an adult.
10/5 Scarecrow-Child size porch decorationReg. Deadline 9/28
1/18 Snowman-Child size door/wall decorationReg. Deadline 1/11
2/14 Valentine Framed PictureReg. Deadline 2/7

CODE: DATE: TIME: FEE:
260015-11 10/5 9:30 – 11 am $6/$7 NR
260015-13 1/18 12:30 – 2 pm $6/$7 NR
260015-14 2/14 9:30 – 11 am $6/$7 NR

FANTASTIC FORESTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM
GRADES 3 – 5

Have you ever experienced the magic of spending hours in the forest and forgetting where you actually were? Do you watch insects crawl across a log and make up your own story about where they were going? Join us at Taft for a day of wonder, awe, and magic as we immerse ourselves into forest life to ignite the imagination and passion of all those who visit. The best part is that Taft will provide a homemade lunch to each participant.
Registration Deadline: 10/1

CODE: DATE: TIME: FEE:
260015-18 10/8 8:30 am – 4 pm $20/$24 NR

VILLAGE BAKERY CLASS
PRE-K TO 3RD WITH AN ADULT

 

Join The Village Bakery and their talented staff for an exciting decorating experience. Each participant must be accompanied by an adult.  Don’t miss this amazing experience to take home some memories. Everyone takes home approximately 10 baked goods.
10/24 Halloween Ghosts and Goblins
12/12 Christmas Treats
FEE: $16/$19 NR

CODE: DATE: DAY: TIME: DEADLINE:
260015-75 10/24 Wed 3:30 – 5 pm 10/17
260015-76 12/12 Wed 3:30 – 5 pm 12/5

ADAPTATION ADVENTURES
3RD – 8TH GRADE

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the woodland critters during the winter time? Winter changes the habits of most animals.  Join the Taft Campus staff in learning whether animals hibernate, migrate, or stay active during the coldest time of year.
Registration Deadline: 11/12

CODE: DATE: TIME: FEE:
260015-16 11/19 3:30 – 5:30 pm $11/$13 NR

TOUGH TO TRACK
3RD – 8TH GRADE

Tracking your dinner can be hard work for animals, especially when dinner is a swift-footed rabbit! Join the talented staff at Taft Campus and learn to identify different animal tracks, track some
of your fellow humans, and use your sense of smell to find your prey.
Registration Deadline: 11/28

CODE: DATE: TIME: FEE:
260015-06 12/03 3:30 – 5:30 pm $11/$13 NR

ZOMBIE SURVIVAL CAMP
5TH – 8TH GRADE

Kids are out of school and there’s tons to do at Taft Campus! Join us for a special one-day adventure camp featuring a wide-variety of activities. All activities will be held outdoors. Have fun playing games and enjoying activities such as nature, outdoor skills, and pioneering all wrapped around the fun concept of zombie survival! We will also explore unique outdoor hobbies in order to survive in the wild.  The best part is Taft will be providing a homemade lunch to each participant. Join us for a day to remember!
Registration Deadline: 2/13

CODE: DATE: TIME: FEE:
260015-15 2/18 8:30 am – 4:00 pm $20/$24 NR

MAPLE SUGAR MAYHEM!
3RD – 8TH GRADE

Ever wonder about the science behind creating maple syrup? The talented staff at Taft Campus is ready to share their knowledge.  Students will learn about the sap produced by maple trees, how to identify trees in the winter, how to tap a tree, and maple syrup production. Students should dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor activity. Meet at Taft Campus.
Registration Deadline: 2/18

CODE: DATE: TIME: FEE:
260015-05 2/25  4:00 pm – 5:00 pm $8/$10 NR

AFTER HOURS LOCK-IN
6TH – 8TH GRADE

We are opening after hours at Nash Recreation Center just for 6th, 7th and 8th graders for one night only. Everything will be open and we will be ready to have fun! Everyone who attends
pays a $5 admission fee at the door and gets full use of the facility from 6-9 pm along with pizza, snacks, drinks and giveaways! The event will be supervised by staff, no parent
supervision required. Doors will open from 6-6:30 pm. Parent permission will be needed to leave before 8:45 pm.

DAY: TIME: FEE:
Saturday January 12th 6 – 9 pm $5 per person

 

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