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Summer 2017
Youth Programs & Activities

In addition to programs for pre-schoolers, there are a number of activities and events that are sponsored by the Township throughout the year for elementary, middle-school, and high school aged children. Unless otherwise noted, all activities and programs are held at the Recreation Center, located adjacent to Bear Branch Park at 5200 Research Forest Drive in Cochran's Crossing. All events and activities presented by The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department that require a fee can be paid online at their registration page. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 281 210-3950.

township sponsored programs and activities

jabberwocky art summer campsKaleyedoscoptics workshops are fun and productive. Each Workshop is designed to accelerate learning for ALL students (ages 5 and up). Their Workshops are great for children with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADD or ADHD. Seating is limited (only 4 to 6 students). Fun, concentrated learning check out your options:

 

  • Spelling/Reading Workshops: for Reading Comprehension
  • English Composition Workshops: for better writing skills
  • Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Math Workshops: for better math skills
  • Penmanship is a focal point for all workshops

AM sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY 9:00 AM – NOON
PM sessions: Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Session 1: June 5 - 30, 2017       Session 2: July 10 - August 4, 2017

 

To find detailed information about their Programs visit their web site or CALL NOW 832 799-2606. Cost: $490 per student, per workshop. Placement testing required (see their website for placement testing cost and options). Kaleyedoscoptics is located just south of Spring near I-45 and FM 1960.

Offered Throughout The Year

Karate/Tae Kwon Do - Children ages 5 and older can be instructed by Travis Lee Everitt, a seventh-degree black belt with 44 years martial arts experience and nine years teaching at the Recreation Center. His self-defense program includes blocking, kicking and punching techniques along with kicking combinations with form drills. Belt testing every three months, students receive belt and certificate. Classes will meet on Thursdays at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch, from 5:15 - 6:00 PM. Enroll anytime; no enrollment fees. Fee: $76 per month for residents, $86 per month for non-residents, $22 fee for single-session drop-in.

 

Youth Tai Chi with Grand Master Cheng - Children ages 7 and up will learn Chen Style Tai Chi from Grand Master Cheng, who has more than 40 years experience teaching. Students will learn self-defense, discipline, cultivating inner energy, and Tai Chi philosophy. Curriculum includes Tai Chi forms, applications, and weapons - including bow/sticks, swords, spears and double swords. Held on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Fee: $120 per child, per month for residents $130 for non-residents.

 

Fencing - Fencing is an Olympic sport enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels worldwide. Kids ages 7 and older are invited to join instructors Delfina Perka, a member of the 1980 Polish Olympic Team, and Albert Peters, former head coach of fencing at Cornell University, to learn footwork, technical instruction and bouting. In the first month, all equipment will be provided. All classes held at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Choose to attend once, twice, or three times (for Musketeers, intermediates, and advanced) each week. FEES: Beginners 1x/wk: $100 per month for residents, 2x/wk: $125 per month for residents; for musketeers 1x/wk: $100 per month for residents, 2x/wk: $125 per month for residents, 3x/wk: $140 per month for residents; and for intermediate and advanced students 1x/wk: $125 per month for residents, 2x/wk: $150 per month for residents, 3x/wk: $165 per month for residents. There is an additional $10 non-resident fee.

Group Day Through May After June 1
Musketeers
(ages 7 - 11)
Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Saturdays 1:00 - 2:15 PM 1:00 - 2:15 PM
Intermediate / Advanced
(ages 7 - 11)
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Recreational
(teens - adults)
Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00 PM 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00 PM 8:00 - 9:00 PM

kids swimming lessons in the woodlandsDoes your child need to learn how to swim? Is your child already swimming, but need to become better at it? Swim lessons are available throughout the summer here in The Woodlands. See the charts on the Preschool Programs page for all the information, including dates, locations, and fees.

May

i9 Sports programs registration must be completed at i9Sports.com or by calling 281 744-4322. Fee: $65 per month for residents, $75 per month for non-residents. Fees are for each class.

 

i9 Sports Soccer - Classes for kids ages 3 - 13 includes fast-paced drills, skill-building exercises, offensive and defensive positioning and scrimmages. Both beginner and intermediate levels. Held on Tuesdays, May 2 - 23, from 4:30 - 6:00 PM, at Cattail Park. Also available on Fridays, January 6 - 27, February 3 - 24, March 3 - 31, April 7 - 28, or May 5 - 26, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Wendtwoods Park.

 

i9 Sports T-Ball/Baseball - Classes for kids ages 3 - 13 will learn the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, catching, positions and fielding. Hitting from a tee for 3 - 4 year-olds, coach pitches for 5 - 7 year-olds. This is a great way to learn the basics and intermediate skills of the game and how it's played. Held on Wednesdays, May 3 - 24, from 4:30 - 6:00 PM; all at Cattail Park.

 

i9 Sports Flag Football - Class for kids ages 4 - 13 includes passing, catching, de-flagging and offensive and defensive positioning. Both beginner and intermediate levels. Held on Mondays from 4:30 - 6:00 PM, May 1 - 22, at Cattail Park.

 

i9 Sports Basketball - Basketball classes for kids ages 3 - 13 includes fast-paced drills, skill-building exercises, offensive and defensive positioning and scrimmages. Held on Thursdays from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, May 4 - 25 at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch.

May - July

scuba lessons in the woodlands, txScuba Diving - Would you like your child to become scuba certified, without paying resort rates on your next vacation? Learn how to scuba dive right here at home. All equipment is provided during class instruction, and at the end of the course, participants will receive all materials and cards certifying them as an open-water diver. Each five-day/two-week course meets on Friday from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at 8203 Millennium Forest Drive, Building II, then one weekend at the Shadowbend Pool from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday and 1:00 - 5:00 PM on Sunday; the following weekend at Blue Lagoon in Huntsville. Choose from May 12 - 14 and May 19 - 21; June 2 - 4 and June 9 - 11; July 21 - 23 and July 28 - 30; August 4 - 6 and August 11 - 13; August 18 - 20 and August 25 - 27; or September 8 - 10 and September 15 - 17. Fees: ages 10 - 11 $395, ages 12 & up $295 for residents, $305 for non-residents.

June

lifeguarding classes for kidsJunior Lifeguarding - This two-week course builds on a foundation of knowledge, attitude and skills for future lifeguards. Students will learn techniques, build stamina and execute skills. This is not a certification course, however, participants will learn First Aid, CPR, AED and lifeguarding. Classes are held Monday - Thursday, June 19 - 22 AND 26 - 29 at the Shadowbend Pool from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Ages: 10 - 15. FEE: $70 per child for residents, $80 per child for non-residents.

June - July

Performing Arts with Caroline Batson - Classes teach the joy of learning world of dance and performing on stage. Caroline Batson is a degreed dance professional with 30 years of experience.

 

Musical Theater - Working on jazz dance technique, voice and acting. Students ages 6 - 10 enjoy their favorite songs/dances plus acting from different musicals. Required attire: Black leotard, black jazz shoes, black capris or jazz pants, and hair in a bun. Classes held Thursdays June 22 - July 27, from 7:15 - 8:15 PM at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Fee: $150 per child for residents, $160 per child for non-residents.

June - July

Aqua Yoga - Take yoga to a whole new level! Students ages 12 and up will learn to hold their balance on the water while going through the yoga moves. If you love yoga on land, see what yoga on the water is all about! Limited mats available, so you must sign up. No walk-ins. Choose from two sessions: June 5 - 29 or July 3 - 27, on Mondays and Thursdays,at the Shadowbend Pool from 8:45 - 9:45 AM. FEE: $55 per month for residents, $65 for non-residents.

June - August

MS. DEBI'S DANCE ARTS

Teaching the art of dance for over 25 years in The Woodlands, Ms. Debi is a classically-trained dancer and studio owner, and has a degree in dance education. Required attire: pink leotard, tights and ballet shoes. Join the fun!

 

Budding Ballerinas - A ballet class designed to teach beginner and intermediates, this class fosters a lifelong love of movement through dance art. Pointe work is a possibility; class includes ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance. Advanced boys and girls ages 10 - 16 are welcome. Required dance attire for boys: white T-shirt, blue or black pants or shorts; for girls: pink leotard, pink tights, black tap shoes. Classes held Wednesdays June 7 - August 23, from 8:00 - 9:00 PM at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Fee: $75 per child per month for residents, $85 per child for non-residents.

 

Super Stars Dance Class - Children ages 6 - 9 will enjoy jumping, turning and leaping! New dance terms are introduced each week. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop. Dance attire and dance shoes are needed. Required dance attire for boys: white T-shirt, blue or black pants or shorts; for girls: pink leotard, pink tights, black tap shoes. Classes held Wednesdays June 7 - August 23, from 7:00 - 8:00 PM at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Fee: $75 per child per month for residents, $85 per child for non-residents.

kids fun art classes in the woodlandsYoung Rembrandts Elementary - Young artists (ages 6 - 12) will get ready for summer fun as your budding artist explores the great outdoors with Young Rembrandts. As always, Young Rembrandts provides a fun and creative environment where your child will learn how to draw and explore his or her artistic skills. Students will learn how to shade with color pencils and markers with different themes every month. With mountains scenes, serene evening seascapes, and creative animal life Young Rembrandts will open your child's eyes to the fantastic world of drawing, and help them discover their inner artist with Young Rembrandts! Held Wednesdays, June 3 - August 16 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, or Saturdays, June 7 - August 30 from 9:45 - 10:45 AM at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Fee: $69 per child for residents, $79 for non-residents.

Fury Sluggers - Held on Tuesdays at the Alden Bridge Sports Park, Little sluggers ages 7 - 10 will learn the fundamentals of baseball including hitting and pitching from a professional coach. Participants must bring their own mitt and bat. Classes held June 6 - 27, and again in July 11 - August 1 from 11:00 - 11:55 AM; also in August 8 - 29 from 5:00 - 5:55 PM. Fee: $75 for residents, $85 for non-residents.

June - September

Aqua Body Deep Water Program - This is a low-impact water aerobics class for all ages where all fitness levels are welcome. You will move from one end of the pool to the other working on your whole body. Meets Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 7:30 - 8:30 AM, June 5 - 30, July 3 - 31, August 2 - 25, or September 6 - 29, at Ridgewood Pool. Monthly Fees: $40/person for residents $45/person for non-residents. Attend all four sessions for $120 per person ($130 for non-residents).

July - August

i9 Basketball League - Basketball league for beginner and intermediate players ages 4 - 13. Learn basic basketball skills and drills, including passing, shooting, dribbling and offensive and defensive sets. Saturdays and Sundays, beginning July 15 - August 27 at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Schedules will be distributed prior to the season with dates and times for practices and games; younger teams play first. Fee: $140 per child, which includes jersey, equipment, two medals and end-of-season party. Sign up at i9Sports.com.

HouseStories, Jr. Architect Studio II - In this Jr Architect Studio, participants will design their own project! After receiving a "design brief" with the basic guidelines, kids ages 6 - 11 will learn all the different steps you can take to create and present your own design! From programming, sketching, drawings, models, plans and details, kids will develop their idea from start to finish during this six week course. Classes held at the Rec Center from 5:00 - 6:30 PM on Mondays, March 20 - April 24. Fee: $165 per child for residents, $175 for non-residents.

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