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A new study published in The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine confirms that the more exercise a child gets, the more success he or she has in the classroom!
 

Playground Program - Ages 6-13

Fun outdoor recreational activities for youth ages 6-13. Weekly themes, guest speakers, field trips, and special events for summer fun! Parent or adult guardian must register children with the Playground Director at the site the first day of attendance. Birth certificate must be presented upon registration.

Locations:
   Manor Borough
      Lower Manor Park
   Penn Township
      Level Green Elementary
      McCullough Elementary
      Municipal Park
   Trafford Borough
      Fairmont Park
      Terrace Park
      Woodlawn Park
Times: Monday through Friday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm (closed Friday, July 3, 2015)
    Penn Borough (Ages 5-12) - Penn Borough Park
    8 Weeks: June 8-July 31, 2015
DONATIONS ACCEPTED at time of registration to help cover costs. Provided by PTARC and your local municipality.

Intro to Rifle Team - Ages 12-16

A beginner's course on rifle shooting. Participants will learn proper safety and techniques when handling firearms as
well as skills to hone marksmanship. This course will prepare those wishing to shoot for the PT Warrior Rifle Team. Ammo and rifle provided.

Instructor: Nick Yackovich; NRA Certified Instructor, WPIAL Medalist, State Qualifier, Assistant Coach of the Warrior Rifle Team
Location: Murrysville District Sportsmen's Association
Day & Time: 4-week session, Wednesdays, June 17-July 8, 7:00-8:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $54, Non-residents $62
Limit: 12 participants

Funky Fun Food Experiments - Ages 6-12

Play with your food! Explore how everyday food items interact in fun experiments and then eat the creations. We
will discover cool food facts, make awesome projects and learn nifty ways to create stuff to eat! Materials included. Wear clothes that can get messy!

Instructor: Mike Zula
Location: Trafford-Manchester Room
Day & Time: Tuesday, July 7, 6:00-8:00 pm
Limit: 12 participants
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $19, $27 Non-residents

Messy Fun Science - Ages 8-12

Build volcanoes, concoct treats, love learning science with little Einsteins make a mess in someone else's kitchen! PTHS Senior and Honor Student Mike Zula (yes, he really did get a 2000 on his SAT's) helps kids learn fun facts and build stuff to tear down, blow up and enjoy as a snack!

Instructor: Mike Zula
Location: Level Green Playground
Day & Time: Wednesday, June 24, 6:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $19, $27 Non-residents

Trampoline & Foam Pit Tumbling - Ages 5-10

This co-ed class will utilize in-ground trampolines, tumble tracks, and foam pits. Great fun for beginners learning new tricks and the more experienced tumblers to perfect their skills.

Instructors: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Instructors
Location: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Facility
Day & Time: 6-week session, Saturdays, June 6-July 18 (no July 4), Noon-1:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39 per session, Non-residents $47 per session
Limit: 20 participants per session

Archery - Ages 10-16

Learn the basic skills required for this traditional sport. Proper technique will be taught as well as basic bow
shooting and target skills. Equipment supplied.

Instructor: Trafford Sportsman Club Member
Location: Trafford Sportsman's Club
Day & Time: 4-week session, Tuesday, July 7- 28, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $37
Limit: 14 participants

Creativity with Color and Art - Ages 6-12

Enjoy 4 fun-filled projects with a variety of materials. Creativity mixed with acrylics, watercolors and more will help bring a little color into your world. Wear clothes that can get messy. Materials provided.

Instructor: Danielle Ronallo
Location: Manor Community Room
Day & Time: 2-week session, Tuesdays, June 16 and June 23, 7:00-8:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents, $29, Non-residents, $37
Limit: 12 participants

PT Olympic Multi-Sports Camp - Ages 4-12

Children are divided into "countries", separated for age-appropriate instruction, and learn about a wide variety of
Olympic sports including track and field, soccer, basketball, hockey, team handball, and more. Campers learn
about the culture and history of their adopted country, and make a flag to carry at the “Closing Ceremonies” and
"Presentation of Medals". In the afternoons, campers participate in a wide variety of camp games and activities,
including Capture-the-Flag, Sharks and Minnows and more. All campers receive a camp T-shirt.

Instructor: Jump Start Sports coaches
Location: Penn Township Municipal Park
Day & Time: 1-week session, Monday through Friday, July 13-July 17
Fee: $125 full-day (9:00-3:00 pm); $90 half-day (9:00-noon). Before-camp care (8:00-9:00 am for $10/week) and after-camp care (3:00-6:00 pm for $30/week) also available.
Limit: 50 participants

Hip Hop - Ages 6-12

This class is for students who are just starting out or have minimal experience in hip hop. You will learn various hip
hop moves in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment. This is an upbeat and high energy class-so get ready to do
some "funky foot work"!

Instructor: Aubrey Frye and Gianna Wilkie
Day & Time: 6-week session, Tuesday, June 2- July 14 (no July 7), 7:00-8:00 pm
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 12 participants

Teen Zumba in the Park - Ages 12-15

Encourage a healthy lifestyle while dancing to fun music with your friends. Zumba is the Latin-inspired, easy-to-
follow, calorie-burning fitness dance party. This class combines current pop and international rhythms with age
appropriate choreography for pre-teens and teenagers.

Instructor: Andrea Connors
Location: Level Green Basketball Court
Day & Time: 6-week session, Monday, June 8-July 20 (no June 22) , 11:00-noon
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 20 participants

GYM Sampler Co-ed Clinic - Ages 5-12

Want to see what gymnastics is all about? Students get to give everything a try, including how to perform tricks on
different equipment like spring floors, vaulting tables, trampolines, bars, balance beams, climbing ropes, foam pits, and so much more!

Instructors: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Coaches
Location: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Facility
Day & Time: One day, Sunday, June 7, 1:00-3:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $19; Non-residents $27
Limit: 20 participants

Strength & Conditioning - Ages 13-16

You will be trained on speed, agility, balance, and strength using methods you may never have been exposed to. You will utilize all the gymnastic equipment such as bars, climbing ropes, balance beams etc. to enhance your core abilities, as well as keep it fun with relays, obstacle courses, and conditioning games. Weekly challenges. Come see what it's all about!

Instructors: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Coaches
Location: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Facility Time:
Day & Time: 6-week session, Thursdays, June 11-July 16, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52
Limit: 20 participants

Fight Like a Girl - Ages 10 & up

Think smarter and have the necessary skills and awareness to keep out of dangerous personal situations and to get away from an attacker.

Instructor: Cassandra Kintigh
Location: PT Ambulance
Day & Time: One day, Saturday, July 18, 10:00 am-noon
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $12, Non-residents $20
Limit: 20 participants

Yoga in the Park - Ages 12 & up

What's better than building health and happiness through studying yoga? Practicing your postures in the great
outdoors, of course! Come practice hatha yoga outside with the birds chirping and the sound of the water moving. Our study will consist of classic and modified postures proven through the ages to allow the free flow of energy through the entire body. You will be at one with yourself and with nature! Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle!

Instructor: April Shula
Location: BY Park
Day & Time: 4-week session, Saturdays, July 18- August 8, 9:30-11:00 am
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $49, Non-residents $57
Limit: 15 participants

PhotoDeveloping the Young Athlete - Ages 7-10 and 11-13

This program is designed for children based on improving a variety of physical skills in a fun, positive environment
that teaches fitness as a way of life. Each class will include a dynamic warm-up teaching flexibility techniques,
lessons on developing mechanics used in running, jumping, and other athletic movements, core strengthening exercises, and a beginning introduction into weight training for the 11-13 year old of the group.

Instructor: FSQ Sports Training Staff
Location: FSQ Sports Training Facility
Day & Time: 6-week session, Thursdays, June 11-July 16, 5:00-5:45 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-resident $47
Limit: 12 participants

Youth CPR - Ages 10-16

Kids can push hard & fast, hands only CPR. Survival in cardiac arrest depends on getting immediate CPR.
Double or even triple a victim's chance of survival. Chest compressions push oxygen through the body to keep vital
organs alive and buy time until help arrives.

Instructor: Ed Grant, Penn Twp. Ambulance
Location: Penn Twp. Municipal Park-Boquet Pavilion
Day & Time: One day, Saturday, June 13,
                    10:00-11:00 am - 10-13 yr olds
                    11:15am -12:15 pm - 14-16 yr olds
Fee:  FREE OF CHARGE!

Basketball Camp - Ages 7-12

Have fun learning the fundamentals of basketball. Participate in shooting, dribbling and passing drills to improve your individual skills. Team building skills developed during scrimmages as well. Bring your basketball. T-shirt included.

Instructor: Brian McDonough
Location: Level Green Elementary Basketball Courts
Day & Time: 2-week session, Mondays and Wednesdays, June 15-June 24, 6:00-7:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-resident $37
Limit: 12 participants

PT Deck Hockey - Ages 4-11

Have a blast learning hockey fundamentals and playing games. Forehand, backhand passing, trapping, stick handling, shooting, defending, and goal keeping included. Play fun oriented, low competition games to learn team concepts. Equipment provided. T-shirt included.

Instructor: Jump Start Sports
Location: Penn Township Municipal Park
Day & Time: 6-week session, Wednesdays, July 1-August 5
                    5:30-6:30 pm - ages 4-6 OR
                    6:30-7:30 pm - Aages 7-11
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $60, Non-residents $68
Limit: 30 participants per session

PT Introductory Lacrosse - Ages 7-12

Boys and girls learn to play the fastest growing sport in the United States. All equipment will be provided in this
highly instructional program. Coaches provided by Jump Start Sports lead the training on all fundamentals,
including: passing and catching, fielding ground balls, cradling, spacing, positioning, and defense. Then players
are divided by age to play fun game situational scrimmages. T-shirt included.

Instructor: Jump Start Sports
Location: Penn-Trafford High School Football Field
Day & Time: 6-week session, Tuesdays, June 16-July 21, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $60, Non-residents $68
Limit: 30 participants

Teens! Everybody Worries! Learn how to Beat the Fears in Your Head - Ages 14-18

Teens, beat the obstacles in your head! Learn an empowering technique to overcome fears and anxieties that hold you back from your dreams. Social, math and/or test anxiety, performance, separation, being alone anxieties, this class will help you triumph over any fear that stops you from reaching your potential.

Instructor: Gail Fiore, MA, MSW, CEAP, BTTI
Location: Penn Township Municipal Bldg.
Day & Time: One day, Tuesday, August 11, 6:30-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $9, Non-residents $17
Limit: 12 participants

Brickz 4 Kids 1 Day Minecraft Camp - Ages 5-12

Steve is jumping for joy as he introduces the newest members of his Minecraft world. Campers will be challenged to bring their virtual designs to life by building new mob figures, mosaics, and custom models, incorporating LEGO bricks. So are you ready for the challenge?

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kids
Location: Manor Community Building Room
Day & Time: One day, Wednesday, June 24, 9:00 am-3:00 pm (students provide their own lunch)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $69, Non-residents $77
Limit: 24 participants

Brickz 4 Kids Super Hero Week Long Camp Theme: Mining & Crafting - Ages 5-12

Join Bricks 4 Kidz for a week building Super Heroes with LEGO bricks. Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super posers. Create a fantasy world and protect it against all the evil arch enemies with custom contraptions made with LEGO bricks. At the end of the week, all SUPER HERO CAMPERS will go home with a custom mini figure!

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kids
Location: Penn Township Municipal Building
Day & Time: 1-week session, Monday through Friday, July 20-July 24, 1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $129, Non-residents $137
Limit: 24 participants

Tennis Camps - Ages 5 & up

Beginning class for players who need to learn the four basic strokes and proper stance, grip and position. Intermediate class for players who wish to refine their strokes while adding pace, spin and control to shots. Please bring your own racquet. Adults welcome!

Instructor: Tom Merchant
Location: Penn-Trafford High School Courts
Day & Time: 3-week session, Wednesdays & Fridays, July 15-July 31
                    4:15-5:15 pm Beginners Age 9 & up OR
                    5:30-6:30 pm Intermediate OR
                    6:45-7:30 pm Munchkin Ages 5-8
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents Ages 5-8 $39, Ages 9 & up $49, Non-residents Ages 5-8 $47, Ages 9 & up $57
Limit: 25 participants per class

Semi-Private Tennis Lessons - Ages 8 & up

For the serious tennis student, focus on skill development and individual instruction. Please indicate beginner,
intermediate or advanced skill level on registration form. Group time according to skill level. Adults welcome!

Instructor: Tom Merchant, USTA Clinician
Location: Penn-Trafford High School Courts
Day & Time: Monday and Thursday
                    4:00-5:15 pm - Beginner OR
                    5:30-6:45 pm - Intermediate/Advanced
                    First 1-week session: July 13 & 16 OR
                    Second 1-week session: July 20 & 23 OR
                    Third 1-week session: July 27 & 30
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 3 participants per session

 
       
   

Penn Trafford Area Recreation Commission (PTARC), 2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, PA 15636  • 
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  •  724-744-2171, ext. 205 or 204