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Brambleton Center Calendar

  1. Ceramincs (Ages 18+)

    August 1, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Awaken your passion and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or have experience with ceramics, this class is for you. Come learn the skills that make your pieces unique. The class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, Jo Robertson, and firing of your ceramic pieces. Purchase your green ware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.

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  2. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    August 1, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.

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  3. Absolute Beginners Pottery (Ages 16+)

    August 1, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Our beginners course is great for anyone who wants to dive right into clay. Experienced instructors will guide you through the process of creating pottery on and off the potter's wheel. You will also learn basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the eight week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  4. Guitar for Absolute Beginners (Ages 12+)

    August 1, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    This class is an introduction to guitar for all types of music. You will learn to tune your instrument, read tablature, strum chords, and perform easy riffs and melodies. Please bring your own guitar (acoustic or electric) to class. This class is also open to bass players. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker

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  5. Next Step Pottery (Ages 18+)

    August 1, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Come dive right in to the clay with us as you use your skills learned in the absolute beginner’s pottery course. You will continue your basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the ten week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Prerequisite: Absolute Beginners Pottery. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  6. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    August 1, 2019, 6:00 PM - September 5, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Take time each week to release tension from the day and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Focus your energy on the link between breathing and movement as well as on poses that strengthen you from the inside out. Increase flexibility, endurance, and build heat all in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 6 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  7. Blues Band (Ages 12+)

    August 1, 2019, 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Got the blues? Join this instructional band class to learn to perform real blues songs! This class is for guitar, harmonica (key of C), keyboard, ukulele, and bass students with two months of previous classes or lessons. Please bring your instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

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  8. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    August 1, 2019, 7:05 PM - September 5, 2019, 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Take time each week to release tension from the day and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Focus your energy on the link between breathing and movement as well as on poses that strengthen you from the inside out. Increase flexibility, endurance, and build heat all in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 6 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. Shorin Ryu Karate (Ages 18+)

    June 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - August 28, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Shorin Ryu is one of the major modern Okinawan martial arts and is one of the oldest styles of karate, Okinawa is known as the birthplace of Karate. This traditional martial arts style is heavily focused on areas such as kicks, punches, katas, and weapons. Students will learn the benefits of increased balance, flexibility, fitness level, and focus as well as build confidence. Students will also learn self defense principles that are hidden within the art and unlocked to show the fighting concepts that have been handed down for generations. Michelle Behrns is not only a Shorin-Ryu instructor but also teaches kickboxing, fitness instructor and teaches Tru Self Defense. A Gi is not required but encouraged for easier movement. Twelve week class.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (Ages 18+)

    July 23, 2019, 7:30 PM - September 3, 2019, 8:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving! Each seven week series of classes will cover various swing dances like East Coast Swing, 20's or 30's Charleston, Lindy Hop, and others. No partner is required and those with two left feet are welcome! No matter how many times you have come before-classes will have fresh material to learn in each series! Classes include 45 minutes of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. June-July will be Swing 201. July-September will be Charleston East Coast Variations.

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  12. Mama Mia That's Italian! (Ages 18+)

    August 1, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    Chef Dominic, as expected, has brought back his famous marinara recipe with great entrees! Learn how to make fresh manicotti and not with store-bought pasta tubes but homemade shells that melt in your mouth. Also, the secret to a perfect meatball hoagie accompanied by a tossed salad with Dominic's Delights' own balsamic vinaigrette. Chef Dominic made an appearance on the fourth season of Fox Network's Hell's Kitchen. He looks forward to the opportunity to bring his family-friendly attitude, skills and good-natured cooking to you and yours!

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  13. Your Voice and How To Use It (Ages 18+)

    August 1, 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Exercise those vocal chords! Open to those with some vocal experience, this class is designed for individuals young and young at heart who want to learn how to put their best voice forward. Whether you are a working professional who is looking for ways to find the vocal endurance to talk with clients, students, and patients all day, or are looking to improve your singing voice from the car, pew, or choir loft, this is the class for you! Basic healthy voice use and maintenance principles for both the speaking and singing voice will be covered. Lauren Lawson is a classically trained soprano who practices as a speech-language pathologist in the Roanoke Valley.

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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. Bricks 4 Kidz STEM Camp (Ages 5-13)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    In this exciting Bricks 4 Kidz camp, we use LEGO® bricks and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles to build amazing worlds of fun in a variety of different themes each day. Sample themes include models based on popular themes including Minecraft, Superheroes, Pokeman, Star Wars, The Lego Movie 2, How to Train your Dragon, Toy Story and more! Your child will enjoy building LEGO mosaics, 3D LEGO Builds and motorized LEGO projects. Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt.

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  5. Down by the Sea Camp (Ages 3-5)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 1, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    We will explore all the wonders of the water. Campers will enjoy making under-the-sea crafts, discovering the many creatures that live in the sea and taking a fun pretend adventure to the beach. This camp will be exciting and educational at the same time! Children must be fully potty-trained.

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  6. Fortnite Escape Room Camp (Ages 10-13)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Team up with each other in an epic camp! Work together to solve missions, go through obstacle courses, battle the zombies with nerf guns and use your skills to exit escape rooms. There will not be actual video game play but fun active/problem-solving activities that mimics the popular online game themes. STEM will be incorporated in many activities.

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  7. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 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 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 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 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 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. Summits Camp (Rising 3rd-5th Grade)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Reach new heights in adventure and fun with the Summits Day Camp Held at Explore Park. Throughout the week campers will engage in a wide range of experiences designed specifically for their age. Some of these activities include field games, archery, arts and crafts, hiking, and environmental exploration! Snacks are provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

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  11. Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics Camp (Ages 9-15)

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® Bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming! How would you like to turn your next LEGO® creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? This fun, action-packed week combines real life skills with real kid fun, using the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt.

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  12. Bricks 4 Kidz STEM Camp (Ages 5-13)

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    In this exciting Bricks 4 Kidz camp, we use LEGO® bricks and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles to build amazing worlds of fun in a variety of different themes each day. Sample themes include models based on popular themes including Minecraft, Superheroes, Pokeman, Star Wars, The Lego Movie 2, How to Train your Dragon, Toy Story and more! Your child will enjoy building LEGO mosaics, 3D LEGO Builds and motorized LEGO projects. Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt.

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  13. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 2, 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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  14. Kamp Kindermotion (Ages 6-9)

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 2, 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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  15. Tween Crafts Camp (Ages 8-12)

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 1, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Tie dye a shirt (provided), create with polymer clay, soap craft with skin safe glycerin soap, and paint decorative signs for home décor/gifts. Learn how to use these skills at home as a new hobby, or just enjoy making things! Lisa Hoyt is the instructor.

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  16. Karate Kamp (Ages 6-12)

    July 29, 2019, 1:30 PM - August 2, 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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  17. Quick Start Tennis Camp (Ages 4-7)

    July 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - August 1, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Darrell Shell Park

    A similar program to our popular youth tennis camp yet designed specifically for youth ages 4 to 7 with little or no previous tennis experience.

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