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

 

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
Players learn the basics of catching, fielding, throwing, and hitting. Then they apply what they've learned in fun, non-competitive games. Parents are encouraged to participate in the coaching and are provided practice plans and assistance in coaching young children *Schedule TBA before start of season, each player will be placed on a team and scheduled within the time block that they have registered. Includes an MLB hat, team shirt, and participation award.
Instructors: Jump Start. 6 weeks
Ages: 3-4 years

Activity  Ages          Day             Dates                 Time(s)        RDR/SR
301302A  3-4           Thu              May 7-Jun 11    4:30pm          $69/$79
301302B  3-4           Thu              May 7-Jun 11    5:30pm          $69/$79
301302C  3-4           Thu              May 7-Jun 11    6:30pm          $69/$79

 Location: Woodside Green Park, 213 Camrose Court

Rookie League Coach Pitch
Coach pitch baseball for 5-6 year olds. Players will receive instruction in all basics of the sport, and will apply what they have learned in fun games. The games will be non-competitive and no score will be kept. Players who are not able to hit a pitched ball will be able to use a tee while learning.  Parents are welcomed to assist.  Each session includes instruction and game play.
*Each player will be placed on a team and scheduled for a game starting at either 5:30pm or 6:45pm with full season schedule completed prior to first game, time preference request must be in writing with registration. Includes an MLB hat, team shirt, and participation award.

 Instructors: Jump Start. 6 weeks. Co-ed

Activity  Ages       Day               Dates             Time(s)       RDR/SR
301306A  5-6           Tue                May 5-Jun 9      5:30-6:45pm                $69/$79
301306B  5-6           Tue                May 5-Jun 9      6:45-8:00pm                $69/$79

 Location:               Woodside Green Park, 213 Camrose Court


 
Summer Youth Soccer
Children have fun and learn the basics of soccer: dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting and positioning. Each session consists of instruction in each aspect of the game, participation in fun drills that are designed to teach skills, and low-key, non-competitive game.  All coaching will be conducted by Jump Start Sports staff, but parents may assist. 6 weeks

Activity    Ages        Day              Dates                  Time(s)               RDR/SR                
301304A   3-4           Sat               June 6-July 18*   9-10am               $69/$79
301304B   5-6           Sat               June 6-July 18*   10-11am             $69/$79                
301304C   7-9           Sat               June 6-July 18*   11am-12:15pm   $69/$79  
*skip July 4

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
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
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
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!

Spring 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

Summer: 6 Weeks- skip 7/29
Location: Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.

Class       Title/Age              Day      Date                      Time                  RDR/SR     
300101A  TmbTots/2-3        Wed     Jul 1-Aug 12*       5:30-6pm             $60/$70
300102A  TmbTykes/3-4      Wed     Jul 1-Aug 12*       6-6:30pm             $60/$70
300103A  TmbKidsI/ 4-5      Wed     Jul 1-Aug 12*       6:30-7pm             $60/$70
300104A  TmbKidsII/5-6      Wed     Jul 1-Aug 12*       7-7:30pm             $60/$70
300108A  TurboTmb/7-12    Wed     Jul 1-Aug 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
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.

Ages: 4-6

Activity     Day           Date                         Time                       RDR/SR
302701A    Tues         Apr 14–May 19        5:30-6:15p               $85/$95

 

Apprentice Mechanical
During the Mechanical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of fluid mechanics, simple machines, and other design and engineering concepts while constructing roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles and an incredibly fast air powered dragster they keep at the end of the course.

Ages: 7-14

Activity  Day         Date                       Time                       RDR/SR
302702A  Tues         Apr 14–May 19        6:30-8:00pm            $110/$125

 

Electronic Game Design Platform Games
During the Electronic Game Design: Platform classes, students will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. A platform game is a side-scrolling, Mario-type game where students program characters and a two-dimensional obstacle course. They attempt to avoid or overcome enemies and reach an end goal on multiple levels.  At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create. Windows compatible.

Ages: 7-14

Activity     Day          Date                         Time                        RDR/SR
302703A    Thur        Apr 16–May 21        5:45-7:15pm            $110/$125


 

 


 

JumpBunch Sports and Fitness for Kids
Coaches lead lively, colorful and age appropriate activities fro 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 www.jumpbunch.com, or email ColumbusOH@JumpBunch.com
Location: The Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd
Spring Session: 8 weeks
Activity       Day        Date                       Time                RDR/SR
102001B      Thu    Apr 2-May 28+       6-6:30pm          $80-/$90- 
102002B      Thu        Apr 2-May 28         6:30-7:15pm     $80-/$90

Summer Session: 8 weeks
Activity       Day        Date                       Time                RDR/SR
302001A      Thu    June 11-Jul 30         6-6:30pm          $80-/$90- no class July 2
302002A      Thu        June 11-Jul 30         6:30-7:15pm     $80-/$90

 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, 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. When necessary participants will be divided into appropriate age groups.  All equipment will be provided.
8 weeks (June 9-July 28; pre-registration available for individual dates)
Ages: 3-8 years

Activity     Day         Date          Time                       RDR/SR  
302003A   Tue          8 weeks     9-11:30am               $145/$165
302003B   Tue          June 9       9-11:30am                $22/$25
302003C  Tue           June 16     9-11:30am                $22/$25
302003D  Tue           June 23     9-11:30am                $22/$25
302003E   Tue          June 30     9-11:30am                 $22/$25
302003F   Tue           July 7       9-11:30am                 $22/$25
302003G  Tue           July 14     9-11:30am                 $22/$25
302003H  Tue           July 21     9-11:30am                  $22/$25
302003J    Tue          July 28     9-11:30am                  $22/$25

 

Location: Gahanna Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd.