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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. Adult Ballet (Ages 16+)

    July 8, 2019, 7:30 PM - August 12, 2019, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    This is a beginning level ballet class comprised of a 30 minute barre featuring exercises to warm-up feet, legs, and arms. This is followed by 30 minutes of center work and traveling combinations to work on balance, coordination, and flexibility. Participants may wear tights, leggings, sweatpants, and either a leotard or sports top. Ballet slippers are recommended. Instructor Beth Brunelle.

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  2. Level 1 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    July 9, 2019, 5:00 PM - August 1, 2019, 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Let's have fun learning to swim! This is a class for the older beginning swimmer to become comfortable and confident in the water. They will gain basic aquatic skills including; beginning swimming strokes, breath control, floating, and kicking - all of which will help to keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. In addition, they will participate in a safety lesson each lesson that will encourage them to be safe around all aquatic environments. The goal is a positive attitude towards swimming and water safety.

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  3. Level 3 and Level 4 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    July 9, 2019, 5:00 PM - August 1, 2019, 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Now you're really a swimmer! Swimmers in this class are very confident and comfortable in the water. All strokes are introduced and by the time they have completed both levels, they will be able to swim at least 25 yards of all six strokes. When a participant passes Level 3 they will have achieved basic water competency skills according to the new American Red Cross standards. Safety lessons become more in depth and cover more topics.

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  4. Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18-36 months)

    July 9, 2019, 5:00 PM - August 1, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Join your child as they discover the world of water. With your help, toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. Lots of repetition will help them become very comfortable and confident in the water. This is a fun and engaging class which will keep your child wanting to come back even as they are learning about safety and swimming skills. Parental participation is required.

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  5. Baby Drops (Ages 6-18 months)

    July 9, 2019, 5:40 PM - August 1, 2019, 6:10 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    No need to wait! Start the process of introducing your baby to the water sooner rather than later. This parent and child class will start building your baby's confidence and swimming readiness. What a fun opportunity for you and your child to explore the water and become adjusted together. Parents will learn basic water skills to keep their children safe and help them to love the water. Safety information and teaching techniques will be provided to parents. Parental participation is required.

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  6. Big Waves (Ages 4-5)

    July 9, 2019, 5:50 PM - August 1, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Celebrate your child's independence in the water. This is the first class that we offer that have children in the water without a caregiver. Your child may be a beginner or already comfortable in the water. Regardless, they will learn to float, kick and become proficient with arm strokes. Rolling over and treading water will be introduced. Submerging is a big part of this class since swimming requires being able to put your face in the water! If they are more advanced they will be expected to swim more independently and with less support from the instructor.

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  7. Level 2 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    July 9, 2019, 5:50 PM - August 1, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Our swimmers continue to build on the basic skills learned in Level 1 in the Level 2 class. The student will become more confident and be able to swim short distances by themselves. Students in this class should be very comfortable going under the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arms and leg actions on front and back along with rotary breathing. Safety lessons are ever present in order to ensure our participant's safety around all water environments. Fun is not forgotten either!

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  8. Begin to Swim (Ages 13+)

    July 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - August 1, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    It's never too late to learn how to swim! Our swim instructors will provide an introductory water program designed for anyone 13 years and up that may be fearful about participation in water activities or need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. This is a comfortable, non-threatening environment and we have very patient instructors who want to help participants conquer their fear of the water and learn to swim.

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  9. Little Splashes (Ages 3-4)

    July 9, 2019, 6:20 PM - August 1, 2019, 6:50 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Come enjoy swimming with your child as they acquire basic aquatic skills that will encourage their love of the water. This class is the foundation of swimming skills for years to come. While parental participation is required in this class, there will be some time of independent swimming. This time will help your child separate from you and help to discover if they are ready to go to the next level without you. Parents will still be provided with water safety information to keep your entire family safe around aquatic environments.

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Summer Camps Calendar

  1. Green Ridge Summer Day Camp

    May 28, 2019, 7:30 AM - August 8, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    There’s no way your kids will be bored this summer, when they sign up for full day camp at Green Ridge! This program combines the ‘healthy fun’ of Green Ridge Recreation Center and Splash Valley Water Park, with the excitement of organized activities from our experienced staff. Your camper’s week will be filled with arts, crafts, sports, games, swimming at Splash Valley and indoor pool, field trips and more. All activities and two daily snacks are included in the weekly fee. Campers must pack a daily lunch, swimsuit, towel and athletic shoes. A $25 per week deposit is due at time of registration and the remaining balance will be scheduled through automatic draft of your bank card. Green Ridge members receive an additional discount per week. Participants must be RISING Kindergarteners. Sign up for all 11 full weeks of enrichment, or simply select the weeks you need. Camp will not meet May 27, July 4 and August 9.

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  2. Kids in Camp (Ages 6-12)

    May 28, 2019, 7:30 AM - August 2, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Penn Forest Elementary School Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

    Energetic, experienced staff will lead children in a summer of F-U-N with activities including arts & crafts, cooking, games, swimming, field trips and much more each week. Three field trips a week, activities and 2 daily snacks are included in weekly fee. Campers must bring a bag lunch (no glass containers, please). Balance due the Friday prior to the starting Monday of each camp. 10 weeks to choose from. KIC will not meet Monday, May 27th or Thursday, July 4th due to the holiday's. Every Friday camp will be held at the Craig Center in Vinton. Prior completion of Kindergarten is required.

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  3. Little Chippers Golf Camp (Ages 5-7)

    July 12, 2019, 10:15 AM - August 5, 2019, 11:15 AM @ First Tee of Roanoke

    Would you like your child to learn a sport they will be able to play for the rest of their life? If so, send them to a series of weekly one day clinics led by PGA Golf professionals from local golf courses where they will learn the proper fundamentals needed to begin playing golf. The clinics will focus on learning the grip, swing, putting, chipping, golf etiquette, and life skills. Campers are required to bring their own age appropriate equipment to camp. A limited number of prearranged loaner sets are available for free by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department.

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  4. Cheerleading Camp (Ages 6-12)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Northside Middle School

    Let your daughter have a blast discovering what cheerleading is really all about. Your daughter will spend the week with an area high school cheerleading team to offer a four day cheerleading camp that will cover all aspects of cheering. Topics include jumps, tumbling, pom pom routines, yelling and safety with special attention paid to proper fundamentals.

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  5. Community Service Camp (Ages 12-15)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Give back to your community! We will help out various organizations in our area. At the end of the week, teens will receive a certificate for their participation. Please make sure teens pack a lunch daily. Friday afternoon will be a well-earned fun day at Splash Valley Water Park after a week of hard work.

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  6. Hip-Hop & Creative Dance (Ages 6-11)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    It’s time to let loose and get to dancing! In this camp we will explore the art of dancing through old and new hip-hop styles. Come learn a routine or two and get the feel of choreography. No more standing around it’s time to Dance.

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  7. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  8. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  9. Kamp Kinderdance (Ages 3-5)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Kamp Kinderdance is a Dance and Movement camp with emphasis on Ballet, Acrobatics, and Creative Movement. Boys and Girls will be learning a variety of dance techniques while also creating their own movements in response to imaginative prompts given by Kinderdance staff. It is the goal of Kamp Kinderdance to keep children learning and exploring while also developing their gross motor skills through movement and dance. A snack will be provided and each Kamper will receive their own T-Shirt upon enrollment. See you there! Must be fully potty-trained.

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  10. Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 6-10)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    It’s time to cook! We will be learning how to make breakfast, lunch and dinner. Campers will have an extraordinary hands on experience working with measurements for cooking, different ingredients and eating their own creations.

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  11. Lacrosse Camp (Ages 6-14)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Cave Spring Middle School

    Our youth lacrosse camp is a great place for any young lacrosse player to improve their skills, get great exercise, make new friends and most importantly to have fun! Our camps are designed to give players the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to compete in lacrosse on a recreational level. Every aspect of the game is covered from rules to teaching your child the proper fundamentals and skills needed to become a valuable team player. The camp is ''non contact'' lacrosse so there is no need for pads. Helmets will be provided. Please bring a lacrosse stick.

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  12. Tennis Camp (Ages 6-12)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Darrell Shell Park

    This fun and exciting camp is great for all level of junior players who are looking to get started in tennis or develop their young games. The camp is lead by Match Point Inc., a collection or area college coaches and players who will instruct campers on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. This program is perfect for improving children's coordination, agility, and fitness.

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  13. Volleyball Camp (Ages 10-14)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ William Byrd High School

    Have a child who is interested in playing volleyball yet have no idea where to begin? If so, this camp is perfect for them. Each camper will be schooled on the basics of volleyball including passing, serving, setting, spiking, digging, blocking and court positioning from high school coaches. The camp is designed specifically to give beginner or intermediate level players the skills needed to try out for middle school and junior varsity volleyball.

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  14. Volleyball Camp (Ages 8-15)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Glenvar High School

    Have a child who is interested in playing volleyball yet have no idea where to begin? If so, this camp is perfect for them. Each camper will be schooled on the basics of volleyball including passing, serving, setting, spiking, digging, blocking and court positioning from high school coaches. The camp is designed specifically to give beginner or intermediate level players the skills needed to try out for middle school and junior varsity volleyball.

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  15. Wilderness Ramblers (Rising 6th-8th Grades)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Explore Park

    From the ridges to the river, we’ve got some wilderness to explore! Ramble over to Explore Park for a week long day camp that’s full of excitement and adventure. Campers will take a hands-on approach to learning Leave No Trace principles, environmental education, and wilderness survival skills. In addition to teambuilding, games, and initiatives, the week will also be spent hiking the trails, creating nature crafts, orienteering the diverse terrain, stand-up paddleboarding on the Roanoke River (must be able to swim) and more! Snacks provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and a water bottle.

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  16. Yummy for Our Tummies (Ages 3-5)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Calling all aspiring Chefs! This will be one messy camp! The campers will make some fun sloppy and gloffy stuff to eat such as dirty cake, mini pizzas, fruity treats and lots more! Children must be fully potty-trained.

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  17. Mixed Media Art Camp (Ages 6-10)

    July 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Campers will get to express themselves creatively with an exciting variety of media. We will mix it all up using all kinds of fun art materials to create stilllife, flowers, and portraits. Instructor: Debbie Harris.

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  18. A Little Art Camp-Paint & Paper! (Ages 6-9)

    July 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 25, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Make little projects with a BIG wow factor! Projects could include: making paper, printmaking, using different kinds of paint (old clothes please!), Origami, and more! A fun snack/craft is provided each day, we will snack on our food creations! Lisa Hoyt is the instructor.

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  19. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  20. Kamp Kindermotion (Ages 6-9)

    July 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 26, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Kindermotion camp will be a physical, upbeat way to spend your child's week. A variety of activities will keep boys and girls moving, while also building their communication and team work skills. Children will work together to complete obstacle courses and sports patterns pulled from football, soccer, basketball and bowling. We'll boost their heart rates up and end each class stretching and strengthening with Kids Yoga poses. Each camper will receive their own T-Shirt upon enrollment. Pack you water bottle and Let's Get Moving!

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  21. Karate Kamp (Ages 6-12)

    July 22, 2019, 1:30 PM - July 26, 2019, 3:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Hi-Ya! Learn the techniques to enhance motor skills and hand-eye coordination while having fun! Children will also learn ways to effectively protect themselve and options for dealing with physical and verbal conflicts.

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