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PhotoPlayground Program - Ages 6-13

Fun outdoor recreational activities for youth ages 6-13. Weekly themes, guest speakers, field trips, 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
Penn Borough (Ages 5-12)
   Penn Borough Park
Day & Times: 8 weeks, Monday through Friday, June 9-August 1, 2014, 11:00 am-3:00 pm (closed Friday, July 4, 2014)
DONATIONS ACCEPTED at time of registration to help cover costs. Provided by PTARC and your local municipality.

Junior Playground Leaders - Ages 14-16

Spend your summer at your local playground assisting the Playground Directors in providing fun activities for the younger children in your neighborhood! If you love kids, this valuable experience could help you to attain community service hours or employment in the future. Volunteer positions in the Playground Program listed above. If interested, please call PTARC at 724-744-2171 ext. 205 or 204 for application and placement information.

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 or bring your own.

Instructor: Hannah Winchell
Location: Trafford Sportsman's Club
Day & Time: 4-week session, Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7-16, 6:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $35
Limit: 14 participants

Basketball Camp - Ages 6-12

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 Court
Day & Time: 2-week session, Mondays & Wednesdays, June 16-25, 6:00-7:00 pm Age 6-9; 7:15-8:15 pm Age 10-12
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-Resident $37
Limit: 12 participants



PhotoPinterest & Parfaits or Pizza - Ages 7-12

Pinterest is a visual discovery tool you can use to find ideas. Learn how to get inspired, collect project ideas, and organize craft categories. Make some fun projects including a spoon mirror, sharpie mug, and string art. With different projects and yummy snacks you will have fun with your friends.

Instructor: Kathryn Close
Location: PTARC/Shelley Proskin Recreation Center
Day & Time: One day, Thursday, 6:00-9:00 pm
                   June 19 Parfaits OR
                   June 26 Pizza
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $19, Non-residents $27
Limit: 15 participants per session



PhotoSnapology Workshops - Ages 5-12

Explore your favorite themes with Legos. Build characters, vehicles, and scenes using Lego bricks. Face challenges to earn prizes. All pieces, parts, and equipment will be provided for your use.

Instructor: Jess Burton
Location: Penn Township Municipal Community
                First session: Tuesday, July 8, 5:30-7:30 pm, Star Wars OR

Location: Penn Area Library
                Second session: Wednesday, July 9, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lego Movie OR
                Third session: Thursday, July 10, 5:30-7:30 pm, Mine Craft
Fee per session: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $37
Limit: 18 participants

PhotoCheer Camp - Ages 10-16

Learn what it takes to feel prepared and confident about the tryout process. Learn a dance, cheer, chants, technique, jumps, and stunting. Meet varsity cheer coaches and current high school cheerleaders. Pom poms included.

Instructor: Ceara Davis, Former PTHS Head Cheerleader
Location: PTARC Shelley Proskin Recreation Center
Day & Time: 1-week session, Monday through Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm
                   June 16-19 - Age 10-13 OR
                   June 23-26 - Age 13-16
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 20 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 Deck Hockey Court
Day & Time:  3-week session, Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 17-July 3, 5:30-6:30 pm Ages 4-7; 6:30-7:30 pm Ages 8-11
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 30 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: PTARC Shelley Proskin Recreation Center
Day & Time: First one-day session, Wednesday, June 11, 7:00-9:00 pm OR
                   Second one-say session, Saturday, July 12, 10:00 am-12:00 Noon
Fee per session: Penn-Trafford School District residents $9, Non-residents $17
Limit: 20 participants

Flag Football - Ages 6-12

Learn the fundamentals of football while having fun. Develop skills in passing, catching and running. Team building skills emphasized during flag football games. Equipment provided. T-shirt included.

Instructor: Brian McDonough
Location: Penn Middle School Field
Day & Time: 3-week session, Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 17-July 3, 6:00-7:00 pm Age 6-9; 7:15-8:15 pm Age 10-12
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 28 participants



PT Lacrosse - Ages 6-11

Boys and girls learn to play this action-packed sport with elements of soccer, football, basketball, and hockey. Learn the fundamentals of passing, catching, fielding ground balls, cradling, spacing, positioning, and defense. Equipment provided. T-shirt included.

Instructor: Jump Start Sports
Location: Penn-Trafford High School Field
Day & Time: 2-week session, Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8-24, 6:00-7:15 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 30 participants

Funky Fun Food Experiments - Ages 5-12

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: Sara Oliver
Location: PTARC Shelley Proskin Recreation Center
Day & Time: One-week session, Monday-Friday, June 23-27, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 10 participants

PhotoSummer Science Explosion - Ages 5-12

Children will participate in unique and exciting indoor and outdoor science experiments while having a "blast"! Students will practice critical thinking and observational skills. Materials included. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Instructor: Sara Oliver
Location: PTARC/Shelley Proskin Recreation Center
Day & Time: One-week session, Monday through Friday, July 14-18, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 20 participants

PhotoTennis 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 want 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 16-August 1
                   4:15-5:15 pm Beginners Age 9 & up or
                   5:30-6:30 pm Intermediate
                   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
Location: Penn-Trafford High School Courts
Day & Time: Monday & Thursday, 4:00-5:15 pm Beginner; 5:30-6:45 pm Intermediate
                    First Session: July 14 & 17 OR
                    Second Session: July 21 & 24 OR
                    Third Session: July 28 & 31
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 3 participants per session

PhotoVolleyball Game Play - Ages 10-18

Learn the game of volleyball. Improve your skills and have fun! Strengthen skills and coordinate as a team player.

Instructor: Jacob Byers
Location: Penn Middle School Gym
Day & Time: 2-week session, Wednesdays & Thursdays, June 18-26,
                   Beginner - 9:30-10:30 am
                   Intermediate - 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $35
Limit: 20 participants
 

** Also see Multi-Generational Activities **