Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Summer Youth Program will begin June 2nd with the opening of program sites and will end July 11th. This year’s theme is “Pumping up with Summer Fun!”The Summer Youth Program is a six-week day camp-type program that is offered each summer to youths, ages 6-16.
Gyms at various locations are staffed with directors and assistants, who will help with playtime activities and provide free, instructional classes such as gymnastics and karate.
Parents can register their children for gymnastics and karate classes onsite during registration for the Summer Youth Program. Youth are sure to have fun and enjoy these classes that are offered free of charge.
School gymnasiums are modified to a “community center” setting with daily table games, tournaments, arts and crafts, and other special activities. Parents will be able to register their children the first day of attendance. Parental permission is required for participation in the Summer Youth Program.
Burt-Cobb Community Center, Crow Community Center, and Kleeman Community Center will begin registration on Tuesday, May 27th at 9:00am. Barksdale, Burt, Liberty, Byrns Darden, West Creek, Hazelwood, and Northeast elementary schools will also host Summer Youth Program sites.
School sites will begin registration on Friday, May 30th from 9:00am to noon. The Housing Authority also will provide sites at Summit Heights and Caldwell Lane for the program. All sites are open 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Children must be picked up prior to closing. Program sites will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Children ages 6-12 will enjoy our “Explorer” sites, while teens 13-16 will have their very own sites for teens only at New Providence Middle School, West Creek Middle School and Moore Elementary School. Parents of Summer Youth Program participants ages 13-16 must register their teen at the sites. Teens can enjoy weekly field trips for a fee of $15.00/person.
Youth enrolled in the Summer Youth Program can participate in free swim days that are offered each Friday during the program. Each site has a designated a pool where children can swim free for two hours each Friday morning. Details for free swimming will be available at each site. There is no charge for this activity, but free swim does require parent’s permission. Transportation to the pool is provided from the gym sites.
In addition to the fun gym activities and no-charge swimming, a six-week tennis instruction session is offered for ages 6-16. Pre-registration and parent’s permission is required, but the lessons are free. The sessions will be held June 2nd through July 10th and you can pre-register at the Swan Lake Tennis Complex from 9:00am-11:00am on Friday, May 30th.
Another program offered in which pre-registration is a requirement, is the six-week theatre workshop offered by The Roxy Regional Theatre. Beginning June 2nd, young people will learn the fundamentals of acting and even participate in a theatre performance on July 10th at the Roxy from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
The program is offered to ages 10-16. Program spaces are limited, so hurry in to register. Registration will require a $30.00 fee, which can be paid at the Parks and Recreation Office or online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com beginning the Tuesday, May 27th.
After previous years’ popularity, an Archery class will once again be offered June 23rd through 27th for ages 10-16 at Billy Dunlop Park. The Beginner class will be held from 9:00am to 11:00am and the Advanced class will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The cost for the week-long class is $20.00 per person. Registration begins May 27th at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office or online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com .
Summer Youth Program also offers the American Twisters Tumbling camp. Campers ages 6-16 can learn to roll, flip and turn with instructor Kellie Olson, June 9th-12th, July 7th-10th, or July 14h-17th from 9:00am to 11:30am at American Twisters Tumbling, located at 438 Kelly Lane. Cost of the camp is $40.00 per child. Registration begins May 28th, online or at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office.
For more details on the Summer Youth Program or other programs, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com .