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.
General Park Inquiries
Tennis Class: Register here
Mondays 9/21 – 10/26
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages 6-12 Yrs.
In the Skyhawks tennis programs, players learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys and serves during a series of drills designed to teach skills in a fun and dynamic way. Athletes also learn the rules and etiquette that make tennis an exciting game. Due to limited court space, these programs fill quickly.
Soccer Class: Register here
Wednesdays 9/23 – 10/28
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages 6-12 Yrs.
Developed over 30 years, this is the number one soccer class for parents looking to introduce their children to the fundamentals of the world’s most popular sport. Using our progressive curriculum, your young athlete will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for that next step into soccer.
Mini-Hawk Camp: Register here
Saturdays 9/26 – 10/31
9:00am – 9:45am
Ages 4-6 Yrs.
This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Basketball, flag football and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment filled with encouragement and fun. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace.
Flag Football Camp: Register here
Saturdays 9/26 – 10/31
10:00am – 11:00am
Ages 7-12 Yrs.
Flag Football is the perfect introduction to “America’s Game.” Campers learn skills on both sides of the football including the core components of passing, catching, and defense – all presented in a fun and positive environment.
10:00am to 10:45am: Terrific Tots (Ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 years) – Grown-up participation required. In addition to having fun with structured games, fascinating “Adventures,” and pre-gymnastics, our Terrific Tots learn beginning sports skills, gain fine and gross motor proficiency, and strengthen manipulative skills. The youngsters become more independent as teachers are now interacting more directly with them. Parental involvement is gradually decreased through inviting activities with love and understanding, and the children exude pride and self-esteem as they are treated like “big kids.”
11:00am to 11:45am: Mighty Mites (Ages 3 1/4 to 4 1/2 years) – Some kids may require grown-up participation. With greater independence comes the ability to participate without the grown-ups, and our Mighty Mites are lavished with positive reinforcement for self-reliance and following directions. Strength, flexibility, and agility are increased as our teachers introduce gymnastic skills with the safest spotting techniques and communication through language geared to build self-esteem and confidence. Sensitive to peer pressure, the 3 and 4 year olds are nurtured so tenderly and always with a success-oriented approach. Relays, more complex games, and beginning sports skills lead to increased strength, enhanced manipulative ability, and improved hand-eye coordination.
12:00pm to 12:45pm: Whiz Kids (Ages 4 1/2 to 6 years) – These children are now ready to refine and master basic gross motor skills such as running, jumping, hopping, skipping, throwing, kicking and catching. Designed to prepare a child for group sports and instill a sense of confidence in connection with physical activity, our Whiz Kids program emphasizes each of these important skills. The children build strength, balance, agility, flexibility and coordination as our instructors maintain a positive, supportive and noncompetitive atmosphere. Our Whiz Kids are showered with praise as they develop perseverance and self-control.
1:00pm to 1:45pm: Super Kids (Ages 6 to 10 years) – These high energy classes are designed to be so much fun while giving kids a safe heartbeat-raising workout. Classes focus on developing strength, stamina, and agility with conditioning exercises, yoga, sports skills, martial arts, and ninja training prep activities. Kids will be challenged mentally and physically while having a blast!
My Gym Live!
My Gym is excited to offer it’s amazing classes online, from the comfort of your own living room, backyard or home dojo! Children will get to move along with your local teachers as they lead interactive classes streaming LIVE online via Zoom. Try a class for free! www.mygym.com/happyvalley/schedules. Select any class with “LIVE” in the name for Zoom classes.
Join The Kid’s Winter Movement Challenge!
HTC 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!
DATE: Opening again for round 2 Winter 2020!
RACE COURSE: Work up to a Half Marathon, Run or Walk
HOW IT WORKS:
- Register with an adult’s email address
- Download and print your Mile Log
- Set your goals
- Go for your goals!
- Log back in and click ‘complete’
- Celebrate and show off your medal!
*Medals will be shipped on a weekly basis
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.
We value your input – please continue to stay engaged in Happy Valley’s Parks and Recreation process! We will be sharing information and updates on Facebook, Twitter, and on our website.