Just in time for Summer!
Due to the onset of the pandemic, some programming had to be put on hold or revamped completely in order to comply with current Executive Orders, but the Parks and Recreation team has worked quickly to pivot and come up with several activities to engage community youth. “Happy Valley Parks & Recreation takes pride in being able to offer summer program opportunities to the youth in the City,” said Steve Campbell, the City’s Parks & Recreation Director. “Our goal is to provide a positive outlet for our City’s students while enhancing their recreation and social skills.”
Programing will continue to grow, and residents will see a variety of offerings for all ages as the City’s Parks and Recreation Department takes shape. Whether it is sports, arts and crafts, hobbies or educational classes, there will be something for everyone. By partnering with local businesses, the City will also be able to diversify programming even further, thus offering a wide range of recreational opportunities for residents of Happy Valley.
As many residents may recall, the Oregon State Legislature unanimously passed House Bill 4106 in February which removed the City from North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) and made Happy Valley its own parks and recreation provider.
*In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders, participants in all Happy Valley Parks and Recreation programs will be asked to practice physical distancing, use hand sanitizer or wash their hands frequently, and stay home when they are sick.
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Kids Ballet Camp – August 20th – 21st
Join us for two days of Ballet dancing at Aspire Total Fitness! Each day of camp kids will participate in a warmup, technique practice, at-the-barre training, dance conditioning, flexibility work, dance games, and learn a short ballet dance to be performed for parents at the end of the second day of camp. Suitable for all dance skill levels. At Aspire Total Fitness we make your child’s dance education fun and enjoyable!
Does your dancer want to join while remaining at home?? Join our virtual option instead! Zoom meeting information will be emailed out to you directly before camp starts, and campers will be able to follow along with the dance from the comfort of their home. Parent supervision strongly recommended for this option.
All Mad Science camps will be located at Happy Valley City Park – 13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd. Happy Valley, OR 97086
Little Kids Camps (5-7yrs)
Discover, create and play! All aboard the imagination train as your young scientist takes a journey around the world of science. Join in the fun as we make our own inventions, learn to cast fossils in the domain of the dinosaurs, explore the vastness of space and create a comet, watch the pull of gravity with parachutes and feel the heaviness of the air pressure all around us.
Space, rockets, planes and flight… a little bit of everything for a rockin’ good time! Our most popular camp, younger campers have a blast learning the hows and whys of aerodynamics by studying all things that fly: planes, kites, hot air balloons, helicopters and of course rockets.
Big Kids Camps (7-12yrs)
Brixology sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! Learn about the exciting field of engineering as a Mad Scientist guides you and your team to accomplish engineering-themed projects using LEGO (R) bricks and other materials. Aerospace, structural, water, learn about engineering the Mad Science way!
3…2…1…Blast Off! This camp is rockets, rockets and more rockets! Build and launch a rocket everyday as you learn all about, you guessed it, rockets! Your child is in for an action-packed week focused entirely on rockets and the physics of rocket flight. Campers will learn the importance of teamwork in launching rockets and will have the opportunity to try their hand at each role.
Learn about archaeology and the techniques scientists use to excavate long lost cities. Discover ancient civilizations and the tools and artifacts they used in everyday life! Study bone fragments, pottery shards, amber deposits, and fossils. Before the week is through you will have created an amber time capsule, and fossil reproduction, and collected your own coins from around the world!
Happy Valley and Venvino Art Studios are partnering to provide
SUMMER ART CAMPS in the park!
8/17 – 8/21
9:00am – 12:00pm
This fun, skill-intensive program is designed with the beginning to intermediate player in mind. Using our progression curriculum, our basketball staff focus on the whole player, teaching your child the skills needed both on and off the court to be a better athlete. Each day will start with a “skill of the day” and progress into drills and games. After a week of passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding, your child will show you why this is one of our most popular programs.
COYLE OUTSIDE WILDERNESS SURVIVAL CAMP
Join us for a full day of building survival skills. Learn the basics of thriving in the wild. Campers learn confidence, initiative, communication and common sense through fun survival scenarios in teams and on
their own. Skills taught include shelters, fire building, cordage, navigation, knots, traps, primitive skills and more. We won’t get to everything, there’s too much, but the week is packed! We play
survival themed games and the week ends with an exciting final scenario and a certificate of achievement. No prerequisites. Bring appropriate clothing, snacks and lunch.
August 24th – August 28th Happy Valley Park
Needing ideas for summer entertainment for kids? Get outside and get moving with the Kid’s Movement Challenge! Register your child today & start working towards an awesome finisher medal!
Hood To Coast Race Series is excited to engage and empower kids to set and achieve awesome goals! When they put their minds to it, we believe that kids can do some pretty incredible things. Through goal-setting, determination, and lots of fun, kids have the opportunity to run, or walk, a total of 13.1 miles- a half marathon! Participants are encouraged to spread out their miles over days, or weeks, to achieve the total 13.1 mile goal. The Kid’s Movement Challenge provides the platform for kids to set goals, track mileage, and receive a medal for their incredible work. We hope to inspire kids to recognize and embrace their magnificent strength through movement! Help your child take steps towards a new, incredible goal. Challenge ends in September. Join the challenge today!
Happy Valley Park reservations open on February 15th each year. There are four covered areas available for reservations: Area A, B, C, and D (the gazebo). Reservations shall be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be confirmed by phone.
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