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

Interested in our Youth Camps? Please click here.
We are excited to offer a variety of youth programs for the Fall/Winter 2015 Session. Please keep scrolling for the following programs:
Mark Caraway Fitness; Jump Start Sports; Tumblin' for Kids; Miss Jordan's Acting Classes; Quick Touch Soccer Development; Homeschool Creative Art; Gram, Gramps & Me; Sporties for Shorties.

Mark the Spot Fitness

Certified personal trainer Mark Caraway brings his experience
to Gahanna Parks & Recreation by providing adult and youth fitness
programs bringing an enthusiastic, energetic approach to fitness that
will inspire and engage. Mark’s certifications include NESTA Personal
Training, NASM Corrective Specialist, ACSM Inclusive Fitness Trainer,
Les Mill BodyPump, C.A.T.C.H. (coordinated approach to child health)
and has been training for 10+ years through YMCA’s, fitness clubs and
Wright State University

MTS Super Hero Youth Fitness
Each class participant will get to choose the superhero they want to be
for the duration of the 4 week class. Each “superhero” will receive their
very own character cape to keep! These capes can be worn each week
to soar through exciting and challenging obstacle courses that will wear
down even the strongest superhero.
Youth 4 week class $30 resident rate & $35 non Resident Activity
Class    Ages  Day     Date                 Time  RDR/SR
102801A   6-12      Thur     Jan 21-Feb 11     6pm         $30/$35
102801B   6-12      Thur      Feb 18-Mar 10   6pm         $30/$35
102801C   6-12      Thur      Mar 17-Apr 14* 6pm         $30/$35
*skip Mar 31

 

 


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

Instructional and recreational basketball program for children ages 4-6. Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, positioning, defense and rebounding in a fun-oriented program. Then they apply what they’ve learned in low competition games. All coaching conducted by Jump Start Sports staff coaches use 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 all players receive a team shirt and award.

Ages: Coed 4-6 years
Activity  Day         Date*                     Time                      RDR/SR
102301A Sun          Jan 17-Feb 28          3pm OR 4pm*        $69/$79
102301B Sun          Mar 13 – Apr 24*    3pm OR 4pm*        $69/$79
Location: Gahanna Middle School East, 730 Clotts Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
*skip Nov 29 & Feb 7

Hoop Stars

Instructional and recreational basketball program for children ages 6-8. Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, positioning, defense and rebounding in a fun-oriented program. Then they apply what they’ve learned in low competition games. All coaching conducted by Jump Start Sports staff coaches use 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 all players receive a team shirt and award.

Ages: Coed 6-8 years

Activity  Day         Date*                     Time                      RDR/SR
102302A Sun          Jan 17-Feb 28          1pm OR 2pm*         $69/$79
102302A Sun          Mar 13 – Apr 24*    1pm OR 2pm*         $69/$79
Location: Gahanna Middle School East, 730 Clotts Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
*skip Nov 29 & Feb 7

Volleyball

A fun and instructional clinic, where all fundamentals will be 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 all players receive a team shirt and award.
Age: Coed 8-12
Activity  Day        Date*                     Time                      RDR/SR
102303A Sun          Jan 17-Feb 28          5:30pm OR 6:30pm*               $69/$79
102303B Sun Mar 13 – Apr 24*            5:30pm OR 6:30pm* $69/$79
Location: Gahanna Middle School East, 730 Clotts Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
*Skip Nov 29 & Feb 7

 


 
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!


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: Wednesdays, Jan 6-Feb 10 - 6 Weeks, 30 minute sessions
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.
Activity  Title/Age                              Time                      RDR/SR
400101E  Tumble Tots/2.5-3                  4:30-5pm                 $60/$70
400101F  Tumble Tots/2.5-3                  5:30-6pm                 $60/$70
400102E  Tumble Tykes/3-4                   5-5:30pm                 $60/$70
400102F  Tumble Tykes/3-4                   6-6:30pm                 $60/$70
400103E  Tumble Kids I/4-5                   6:30-7pm                 $60/$70
400104E  Tumble Kids II/5-6                  7-7:30pm                 $60/$70
400108E  Turbo Tumblers/7-12             7:30-8pm                 $60/$70


 


 

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 Aerospace Engineering: Taking to the Skies

The Junior Aerospace Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons and more.
Age: 4-6
Activity  Day         Date                       Time                      RDR/SR
402701C Wed        Jan 20-Feb 24          5:45-6:30pm            $85/$95
Location: Clark Hall, 380 Granville St.

Electronic Game Design: Invader Defense Games

During the Electronic Game Design: Invader Defense classes, students will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. Whether students wish to fire marshmallows or missiles, they build a complete video game from start to finish. They program characters to survive a wave of enemy attacks in order to reach the next level. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create.
Age: 7-14
Activity  Day         Date                       Time                      RDR/SR
402703C Wed        Jan 20-Feb 24          6:45-8:15pm            $110/$120
Location: Clark Hall, 380 Granville St.