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.

Click here for Winter Camp!

 


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.

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
102301A     Sun     Jan 18-Mar 1       3pm OR 4pm*     $69/$79
102301B     Sun     Mar 15-Apr 26    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
102302A     Sun      Jan 18-Mar 1      1pm OR 2pm*       $69/$79
102302B     Sun      Mar 15-Apr 26   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
102303A   Sun      Jan 18-Mar 1     5:30pm OR 6:30pm*      $69/$79
102303B   Sun      Mar 15-Apr 26  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!

Winter I: 6 Weeks 
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Road
Class           Title/Age             Day     Date                        Time             RDR/SR
100101C      TmbTots/2-3       Tue      Jan 21-Feb 25         5:30–6pm     $60/$70
400102C      TmbTykes/3-4    Tue      Jan 21-Feb 25         6-6:30pm      $60/$70
400103C      TmbKidsI/4-5     Tue      Jan 21-Feb 25         6:30-7pm      $60/$70
400104C      TmbKidsII/5-6    Tue     Jan 21-Feb 25         7-7:30pm       $60/$70
400108C      TurboTmb/7-12  Tue      Jan 21-Feb 25         7:30-8pm      $60/$70

Winter II Wednesdays: 6 Weeks (skip March 29 and April 8)
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.
Class             Title/Age           Day         Date                       Time               RDR/SR
400101D       TmbTots/2-3      Wed         Mar 11-Apr 29      5:30–6pm       $60/$70
400102D       TmbTykes/3-4   Wed         Mar 11-Apr 29      6-6:30pm        $60/$70
400103D       TmbKidsI/4-5    Wed         Mar 11-Apr 29      6:30-7pm       $60/$70
400104D       TmbKidsII/5-6   Wed        Mar 11-Apr 29      7-7:30pm        $60/$70
400108D       TurboTmb/7-12   Wed      Mar 11-Apr 29      7:30-8pm         $60/$70

 


 

Youth Theater

 

Storybook Acting (Drop-Off) 
In this 45 minute class our young actors will learn how to use their imagination to act out scenes from some of their favorite stories! Each class will begin by reading a story! We will then talk about each character in the story and the use our imaginations to act out the story with our own ideas!
 8 weeks
Class Age Day Date                Time RDR/SR
101203A 4-7 Mon Jan 26-Mar 16    5:30-6:15pm $80/$90
Location:  Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

Commercial Acting (Drop-Off) 
Be like the kids on TV! Learn how to create and perform a 1 minute commercial just like you would see on TV. This class works on basic acting techniques including memorizing scripts, using facial expressions and using lots of emotion!
8 weeks
Class Age Day Date             Time RDR/SR
101203B 8-12 Mon Jan 26-Mar 16    6:30-7:30pm $80/$90
Location:  Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

Commercial Acting 
A lot of fun for both Big Actors and Little Actors! Get to learn the basics of acting while working on fun commercial scripts! When we think of our littlest actors we think of the cute little girl on the Goldfish commercial or the little boy with the really dirty baseball uniform on the laundry detergent commercial! Commercial Acting teaches both grown-ups and our little actors to be just like those kids

on the TV!
8 weeks
Class Age     Day Date                      Time RDR/SR
101203C 4-7 Thu Jan 29-Mar 19       5:15-6:00pm $80/$90
Location:  The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd.     

Introduction to Acting 
Learn the basics of Acting in this fun class! Each student will get to play lots of fun theatre games, work on at least two scripts, learn how to create a character and learn basic theatre terminology all while working on skills they will use both on and off of the stage! 8 weeks
Class Age Day Date             Time RDR/SR
101203D 8-12 Thu Jan 29-Mar 19   6-7pm $80/$90
Location:  The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd.     

Basic Acting 
In this class our actors will learn basic acting terms they will be able to use in the theatre and acting techniques that they will be able to apply to both scripts and monologues! We will also work on different techniques of memorization and how to create a character to better their scripts and 
monologues! 8 weeks
Class Age Day Date                    Time RDR/SR
101203E 13-18 Thu Jan 29-Mar 19    7-8pm $80/$90
Location:  The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd.     

 

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 Marine Engineering: What causes something to sink or float? How can engineers help explore and protect the ocean below? 
In this class, students explore the concepts of marine engineering and mechanics, harnessing the power of water and discovering designs that help us make the impossible, possible. 6 weeks
Class   Age          Day      Date Time          RDR/SR
102701A    4-6      Tues         Jan 20-Feb 24 5:30-6:15pm   $85/$95
Location: The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd.

Marine Engineering: Students will use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine several types of marine based devices and vehicles and construct working prototypes that teach and reinforce the concepts of above water transportation, underwater exploration and harnessing the power of water. They gain exposure to careers in naval, ocean, and marine engineering as well as naval architecture. 
6 weeks
Class   Age          Day      Date Time         RDR/SR
102702BA  7-11    Tues       Jan 20-Feb 24 6:30-8:00pm   $95/$105
Location: The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd.

Robotics 101:  This program is designed to introduce students to both robot building as well as programming. Students will build robots to 
accomplish a specific task while using their imagination to make their robot better than the basic robot. 6 weeks
Class Age           Day      Date Time         RDR/SR
102703A 7-11          Wed         Jan 21-Feb 25 5:45-7:15pm   $95/$105
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!
Class            Age       Day       Date               Time                  RDR/SR
442101A      7-11      M-W      Dec 29-31      9am-12pm         $99/$114
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

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            Age           Day       Date               Time                  RDR/SR
442102A      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.
8 weeks
Class Age        Day Date                   Time            RDR/SR
102001A 18m-3yr*    Thu Jan 22–Mar 12    6-6:30pm       $80/$90 
102002A PreK/3-5    Thu Jan 22–Mar 12    6:30-7:15pm  $80/$90
*Parent-Child
Location: The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd