Parks & Rec Dept.
200 South Hamilton
Gahanna, OH 43230

(614) 342-4250
(614) 342-4100 Fax

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

Youth and Family Programs

 We are excited to offer these programs for Fall 2014. Please keep scrolling for Jump Start Sports, Tumblin' 4 Kids, Youth Theater, Engineering for Kids and JumpBunch Sports. Call 614-342-4250 if you have any questions.

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Family Fishing
Get outside to enjoy the natural beauty of Woodside Green Park for Family Fishing. Participants will learn the basics of fishing from hooking the worm to taking the fish off the hook. All supplies are included including bait, tackle and gear. All participants 14+ must have a valid State of Ohio fishing license, fee is per person.
Ages: 6-17
Class           Day     Date            Time                 RDR/SR
430402A     Sat       Sep 27         10am-12pm $5/$8 (per person)
Location: Woodside Green Park, 213 Camrose Ct

 

Big Walnut Creek Family Canoe Float
The day will start at Woodside Green Park with American Canoe Association instructor Zac Guthrie providing a Paddling Smartstart
introduction. The float will begin at Woodside Green Park and conclude at Pizzurro Park. Appropriate for ages 8 and older, participants 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult. A light lunch at Creekside will be included along with the canoes, life vests, paddles and tour guides to help along the float along with transportation back to Woodside Green Park.
Ages: 8+ (under 18 must be paired with an adult)
Class Day Date Time RDR/SR
431001A Sat Sep 6 9am-3pm $20/$25 (fee is per person)
Location: Woodside Green Park, 213 Camrose Ct

 


 

Jump Start Sports
Jump Start Sports offers creative sports programs that teach fundamentals, fair play and teamwork. Qualified instructors provide youth with a foundation for growth and nurture their love of sport in an environment that focuses on fun and learning rather than competition. All programs include a t-shirt. More information is available at www.jumpstartsports.com.

T-Birds T-Ball
A fun and instructional league, where all fundamentals will be taught, including throwing, catching, batting and base running. Whether your child is an experienced player or a complete novice, they will have fun learning about the sport. *Each player will be placed on a team and notified prior to first game. Includes a MLB hat, team shirt, and trophy. 6 weeks.
Ages: 3-4
Class           Day    Date                Time                    RDR/SR
402305A     Thu     Sep 4-Oct 2     4:30-5:30pm        $69/$79
402305B     Thu     Sep 4-Oct 2     5:30-6:30pm        $69/$79
Location: Woodside Green Park, 213 Camrose Court

Little Hoop Stars
Players are taught basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, positioning, defense, and rebounding in a fun-oriented program combined with a recreational game each week. All coaching conducted by Jump Start sports staff using a well organized, fun-oriented, age-appropriate format. *Schedules and rosters to be announced prior to first game. Games will be scheduled for 1 hour based on the team and weekly schedule. 6 weeks.
Ages: Coed 4-5 years
Class           Day     Date                     Time                   RDR/SR
402301A     Sun      Nov 2-Dec 14     3pm OR 4pm*     $69/$79
102301A     Sun     Jan 18-Mar 1       3pm OR 4pm*     $69/$79
Location: Chapelfield Elementary, 280 Chapelfield Dr.

Hoop Stars
Players are taught basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, positioning, defense, and rebounding in a fun-oriented program combined with a recreational game each week. All coaching conducted by Jump Start sports staff using a well organized, fun-oriented, age-appropriate format. *Schedules and rosters to be announced prior to first game. Games will be scheduled for 1 hour based on the team and weekly schedule. 6 weeks.
Ages: Coed 6-7 years
Class           Day     Date                   Time                       RDR/SR
402302A     Sun      Nov 2-Dec 14    1pm OR 2pm*        $69/$79
102302A     Sun      Jan 18-Mar 1      1pm OR 2pm*       $69/$79
Location: Chapelfield Elementary, 280 Chapelfield Dr.

Volleyball
A fun and instructional clinic, where all the basics are taught, including serves, sets, spikes, blocks, returns, positioning and team strategy. Whether your child is an experienced player or a complete novice, they will have fun learning about the sport. *Schedules and rosters to be announced prior to first game. Games will be scheduled for 1 hour based on the team and weekly schedule. 6 weeks.
Ages: Girls 9-12
Class         Day     Date                   Time                               RDR/SR
402303A   Sun      Nov 2-Dec 14    5:30pm OR 6:30pm*      $69/$79
102303A   Sun      Jan 18-Mar 1     5:30pm OR 6:30pm*      $69/$79
Location: Chapelfield Elementary, 280 Chapelfield Dr.

 

 


Tumblin’ 4 Kids
The enthusiastic Tumblin’ 4 Kids staff lead these motivational tumbling and gymnastics classes. Participants will learn proper stretching, tumbling and apparatus skills in a fun, encouraging environment!

Fall I Tuesdays: 6 Weeks
Location: The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd.
Class           Title/Age           Day      Date                 Time              RDR/SR
400101A     TmbTots/2-3      Tue       Sep 9-Oct 14    5:30–6pm      $60/$70
400102A     TmbTykes/3-4   Tue       Sep 9-Oct 14    6-6:30pm       $60/$70
400103A     TmbKidsI/4-5    Tue       Sep 9-Oct 14    6:30-7pm      $60/$70
400104A     TmbKidsII/5-6   Tue      Sep 9-Oct 14    7-7:30pm       $60/$70
400108A     TurboTmb/7-12  Tue      Sep 9-Oct 14    7:30-8pm       $60/$70

Fall I Wednesdays: 6 Weeks
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.
Class            Title/Age             Day        Date                     Time              RDR/SR
400101B       TmbTots/2-3        Wed        Sep 10-Oct 15      5:30–6pm     $60/$70
400102B       TmbTykes/3-4     Wed        Sep 10-Oct 15       6-6:30pm     $60/$70
400103B       TmbKidsI/4-5      Wed       Sep 10-Oct 15       6:30-7pm      $60/$70
400104B       TmbKidsII/5-6     Wed       Sep 10-Oct 15       7-7:30pm      $60/$70
400108B       TurboTmb/7-12    Wed       Sep 10-Oct 15      7:30-8pm      $60/$70

Fall II Tuesdays: 6 Weeks (skip Nov 25)
Location: The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd.
Class           Title/Age             Day     Date                        Time             RDR/SR
400101C      TmbTots/2-3       Tue      Nov 4 - Dec 16        5:30–6pm     $60/$70
400102C      TmbTykes/3-4    Tue      Nov 4 – Dec 16        6-6:30pm     $60/$70
400103C      TmbKidsI/4-5     Tue      Nov 4 – Dec 16       6:30-7pm      $60/$70
400104C      TmbKidsII/5-6    Tue     Nov 4 – Dec 16        7-7:30pm      $60/$70
400108C      TurboTmb/7-12  Tue      Nov 4 – Dec 16        7:30-8pm     $60/$70

Fall II Wednesdays: 6 Weeks (skip Nov 26)
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.
Class             Title/Age           Day         Date                       Time               RDR/SR
400101D       TmbTots/2-3      Wed         Nov 5 – Dec 17      5:30–6pm       $60/$70
400102D       TmbTykes/3-4   Wed         Nov 5 – Dec 17      6-6:30pm        $60/$70
400103D       TmbKidsI/4-5    Wed         Nov 5 – Dec 17      6:30-7pm       $60/$70
400104D       TmbKidsII/5-6   Wed        Nov 5 – Dec 17      7-7:30pm        $60/$70
400108D       TurboTmb/7-12   Wed      Nov 5 – Dec 17      7:30-8pm         $60/$70

 


Youth Theater

Grown-Up and Me Acting Classes

 

When we think of the littlest actors we think of the cute little girl on the Goldfish commercial, or the little boy with the dirty baseball uniform on the Laundry detergent commercials! In Grown-Up and Me Acting Class our little ones will learn to be just like the little ones on their TV screen by working on commercials with their grown-up. Because these students cannot read, we ask that their grown-up stay with them while they are in class as well as work on their acting homework with them at home! Our little actors will be given a folder at the beginning of their classes to keep all of their scripts! Please make sure to bring the folder to class each week. At the end of the 8-weeks we will perform in a Showcase to show all that you have learned!

Ages: 4-7                                                                                                                                                                                                                Class            Day      Date                     Time            RDR/SR                                                                                                                       401202A      Mon     Sep 15-Nov 3       5:15-6 pm    $80/$90                                                                                                                              Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

Beginner I Acting Classes                                                                                                                                                                                               In this acting class our young actors will learn the basics of acting! We will work on terms they will hear in the theater, begin to learn how to create a character and work on scripts with their classmates. Each child will be given a folder at the beginning of the 8-weeks to keep all of their papers and scripts. They must bring it to class every week.They will be given a test at the end of the 8-weeks over the terms they have learned and to see how they have progressed. Our young actors will also perform in a Showcase. Friends and family are welcome to attend the showcase to see how much they have learned!

Ages: 8-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Class           Day      Date                  Time                RDR/SR                                                                                                                             401203A     Mon      Sep 15-Nov 3   6:15-7:15pm    $80/$90                                                                                                                                Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

 

Beginner II Acting Classes                                                                                                                                                                                          Our Actors will go over the basics of acting starting with Terms they will need to become familiar with in theater! We will also work on age-appropriate scripts as well as monologues! We will begin discussing what steps they will need to take if they choose to make acting a career. Our actors will be given a folder at the beginning of their class to keep all of their scripts and paperwork in for the duration of the classes! Please make sure that they bring their folder to class each week! At the end of our 8-weeks our actors will be performing in a Showcase. This showcase is a time for them to show friends and family all they have learned from class. 

Ages:8-12                                                                                                                                                                                                             Class          Day      Date                  Time                 RDR/SR                                                                                                                                      401204A    Mon     Sep 15-Nov 3    7:30-8:30pm     $80/$90                                                                                                                              Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

 ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Jordan Louks is a theater performer turned teacher with education from the New York Film Academy. Recently Jordan relocated back to Gahanna from the suburbs of Nashville where she worked with the local Parks & Recreation running the youth theater program. With experience in acting, directing and areas such as voice, dance, and improvisation Jordan hopes to ignite a passion in young actors and help them achieve their dreams both on stage and off!

 

 


Engineering for Kids

We put the excitement in S.T.E.M. education by offering hands-on-learning for children ages 4 to 14 through FUN activities from designing and constructing rockets, hot air balloons, and toys to robotics, video game designing and creating fun objects using LEGO® bricks and the latest technology. Building on natural curiosity and developing problem-solving skills, our hands-on programs will foster a lifelong love of science and discovery in your child.

 

 

Junior Mechanical Toys:

Students will learn about various principles of motion as they construct each of the following toys during the course of the unit: Popper, Spinner, Boomerang Can, Wind-Up Whirligig, Buzzer, and the Good Vibrations Guitar.

 

Aerospace:

This class introduces our engineers to fundamental concepts of flight and aircraft design. Through focused exploration and engaging in engineering design; students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons and more.

 

Robotics 101:

This program is designed to introduce students to both robot building as well as programming. The students will build robots to accomplish a specific task while using their imagination to make their robot better than the basic robot.

For more information on our programs please visit engineeringforkids.com or email centralohio@engineeringforkids.com

Fall: 6 weeks
Class             Title/Age      Day     Date                  Time                 RDR/SR
402701A       Toys/4-6       Mon     Sep 8-Oct 13     9:15-10am        $79/$89
402702A      Aero/4-6        Mon     Sep 8-Oct 13    10:15-11am       $79/$89
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

Class           Title/Age      Day      Date                     Time                 RDR/SR
402701B     Toys/4-6        Tues     Sep 9-Oct14         5:30-6:15pm      $79/$89
402702B Aero/7-11          Tues     Sep 9-Oct 14        6:30-8:00pm      $89/$99
402703A 101/7-11           Wed      Sep 10-Oct 15      5:45-7:15pm      $89/$99
Location: The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd

Engineering Winter Camp
Survivor Camp: Join us for a 3 day Survivor Camp! Students will find themselves stranded on an abandoned island filled with perilous obstacles - dark caves, wild animals, cold temperatures, little food and separation from the comforts of home! Your Engineer will be challenged to build their own functioning flashlight, understand how to create insulation to stay warm and build parachutes!

Rescue Robots: Students will use LEGO® Robotics to build and program robots that can be used in rescue-related missions such as navigate through a city destroyed by an earthquake, search for survivors, and rebuilding destroyed bridges.

Class            Title/Age           Day       Date               Time                  RDR/SR
442101A      Survive/7-11      M-W      Dec 29-31      9am-12pm         $99/$114
442102A      Rescue/7-11       M-W      Dec 29-31      1-4pm                $99/$114
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.


Jump Bunch Sports

Coaches lead lively, colorful, and age appropriate activities for toddlers and preschoolers that build motor skills, balance, coordination, muscles and team-work. Teaching will consist of constant praise and encouragement enabling the children to establish self confidence, healthy habits, eye/hand coordination, fine and gross motor skills and balance. Each lesson features a different activity covering sports, sports readiness skills, fitness activities and working together. For more information about this popular program, go to JumpBunch.com, or email ColumbusOH@JumpBunch.com.

Class              Day     Date                  Time               RDR/SR
402001A*      Thu      Sep 4-Oct 9       6-6:30pm        $60/$70
402002A**    Thu      Sep 4-Oct 9       6:30-7:15pm   $60/$70
402001B*      Thu      Oct 23-Nov 20  6-6:30pm        $60/$70
402002B**    Thu      Oct 23-Nov 20  6:30-7:15pm   $60/$70
Location: The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd
*Parent/Child, ages 18 months-3 years
**Pre-k, ages 3-5

Mom’s Morning Off by JumpBunch Sports
Run your errands, have coffee with friends, or take the morning off each Tuesday this summer. Your child will have a great morning of structured sports and fitness, and crafts, games and free play led by JumpBunch Coaches. Each session features a different activity theme covering sports, sports readiness skills, fitness activities and working together. All equipment will be provided. Choose from 8 weeks or single days.
Ages: 3-5 years

Class             Day       Date                  Time                 RDR/SR
402003A       Tue        Sep 2-Oct 21     9-11:30am        $144/$159                                                                                                                                  402003A1     Tue        Sep 2                 9-11:30am        $22/$25
402003A2     Tue        Sep 9                 9-11:30am        $22/$25
402003A3     Tue        Sep 16               9-11:30am        $22/$25
402003A4     Tue        Sep 23               9-11:30am        $22/$25
402003A5     Tue        Sep 30               9-11:30am        $22/$25
402003A6     Tue        Oct 7                 9-11:30am        $22/$25
402003A7     Tue        Oct 14               9-11:30am        $22/$25
402003A8     Tue        Oct 21               9-11:30am        $22/$25

Class           Day       Date Time RDR/SR                                                                                                                                                                         402003B     Tue        Oct 28-Dec16 9-11:30am $144/$159
402003B1   Tue        Oct 28 9-11:30am $22/$25
402003B2   Tue        Nov 4 9-11:30am $22/$25
402003B3   Tue        Nov 11 9-11:30am $22/$25
402003B4   Tue        Nov 18 9-11:30am $22/$25                                                                                                                                                               402003B5   Tue        Nov 25 9-11:30am $22/$25
402003B6   Tue        Dec 2 9-11:30am $22/$25
402003B7   Tue        Dec 9 9-11:30am $22/$25
402003B8   Tue        Dec 16 9-11:30am $22/$25
Location: Gahanna Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.