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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 on 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

Date & Times: 8 weeks, Monday through Friday, June 6-July 29, 2016 (closed Monday, July 4, 2016), 11:00am-3:00pm
*Penn Borough (Ages 5-12) - Penn Borough Park (lunch provided by Westmoreland County Food Bank and the PA Dept. of Education)

DONATIONS ACCEPTED at time of registration to help cover costs. Provided by PTARC and your local municipality.

PhotoFlag Football - Ages 5-10

Have a blast learning the basics of football. Players are grouped by age, coached at their level of understanding, and play fun, low-competition games. Players will learn the basic fundamentals of offense and defense and will be introduced to speed and agility training. Includes a free t-shirt.

Instructor: Jump Start Sports Coaches
Location: Trafford BY Park
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Saturdays, June 18-July 30 (no class 7/2)
                   12:00-1:00 pm - 5-7 yr olds OR
                   1:00-2:00 pm - 8-10 yr olds
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $64, Non-residents $72
Limit: 12 participants per session

PhotoRecreational Dodgeball - Ages 8-12

Did you know that dodgeball is one of the most popular kids' sport out there? Dodgeball is a good overall workout. Avoiding the ball improves leg and arm strength and hand/eye coordination and gives kids a good cardio workout while having a ton of fun!

Instructors: Robbie McConnell
Location: Level Green Elementary Basketball Court
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Thursdays, June 16-July 21, 7:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 25 participants

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: Kevin Keller
Location: Trafford Sportsmen's Club
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Thursdays, June 16-July 7, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents,$67
Limit: 12 participants

PhotoFun with Dance - Ages 3-8

Thinking about putting your child in dance? Does your child already take dance lessons and want to try something new? What better way to answer these questions than by signing up for this "sampler" of a class! Our one-day clinic will introduce your child to three different types of dance including tap, ballet, and jazz. Your child will be able to try all 3 and see which one (or all!) they like best!. Wear a leotard or shorts and bring hard toe shoes.

Instructor: Chelsea Smith
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: One day, Saturday, 9:30-11:00 am
                    Session 1 (ages 3-4) - June 18 OR
                    Session 2 (ages 5-6) - July 9 OR
                    Session 3 (ages 7-8) - July 16
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $14, Non-resident $22
Limit: 15 participants per session

PhotoTrampoline & 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 weeks, Thursdays, June 16-July 21, 7:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 20 participants

PhotoArchery - 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: 6 weeks, Tuesdays, July 5,12,19,26 & August 2,9, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 14 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
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Tuesdays, June 14-July 19, 7:15-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 12 participants

PhotoSafe Sitter - Ages 11-14

Safe Sitter is a hands-on program teaching life-saving skills so you can be safe if you're home alone or watching younger children. You'll play fun games and do some role-playing exercises. You even get to use manikins to practice choking rescue! Beginner CPR/first aid instruction taught.

Instructor: PT Ambulance EMT's
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: One day, 9:00am- 3:30pm
                    Wednesday, June 15 OR
                    Saturday, June 18
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $69, Non-residents $77

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: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: One day, Saturday, July 23, 10:00 am-noon
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $12, Non-residents $20
Limit: 20 participants

League of Legends!

The summer Games Challenge is ON! Bored with your old, average games and want something new? For those of you that are more tech-savvy, this class will teach beginners how to navigate and play new online games. The advanced class will go further in depth behind the strategy involved. It is a great way to meet fellow online gamers as well as have lots of fun. At the end of the 8 weeks, a tournament will be held in each class and some great prizes will be handed out. All participants must bring their own laptop and gaming mouse.

Instructor: Christopher Beskid
Location: Penn Area Library
Day & Time: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, June 7-July 26
                    5:00-6:00 pm - Beginners Ages 8-12 OR
                    6:30-8:30 pm - Advanced Ages 12-18
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42

PhotoYouth 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 11
                    10:00-11:00 am - 10-13 yr olds OR
                    11:15am -12:15 pm - 14-16 yr olds
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $19, Non-residents $27

PhotoKnitting - Ages 10-18

Make new friends while learning the basics of this beautiful, traditional art. Complete a small project by the end of the program. Bring #8 needles and a tote to carry supplies. Yarn will be provided.

Instructor: Marcy Burgert
Location: Chris and Kadi's Country Corner, 102 4th Street, Irwin
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Tuesdays, May 31-July 12 (no class 6/28), 1:00-2:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 10 participants

PhotoBasketball 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: Jump Start Sports
Location: Level Green Elementary Basketball Courts
Day & Time: 3 weeks, Monday and Wednesday, June 13-June 29, 6:00-7:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $64, Non-Resident $72
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 Deck Hockey Court
Day & Time:
6 weeks, Wednesdays, June 8-July 13
                    6:00-7:00 pm - Ages 4-6 OR
                    7:00-8:00 pm - Ages 7-11
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $64, Non-residents $72
Limit: 30 participants

PhotoCheer! - Ages 7-10

Show your spirit in this high energy class! Combination of jumps and chants, incorporating dance steps and choreography with basic cheers. Wear shorts and athletic shoes and pull back long hair.

Instructor: Aubrey Frye
Location: PT Ambulance
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Tuesdays, June 14-July 19, 6:15-7:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 20 participants

PhotoTennis Camps - Ages 5 & up

Beginning class is for players who need to learn the four basic strokes and proper stance, grip, and position. Intermediate class is 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 weeks, Wednesday & Friday, July 13-July 29
                    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

PhotoSemi-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 Township Municipal Park Sport Courts (By the Dog Park)
Day & Time: Monday & Thursday
                    First one-week session: July 11 & 14 OR
                    Second one-week Session: July 18 & 21 OR
                    Third one-week session: July 25 & 28 OR
                        4:00-5:15 pm Beginner OR
                        5:30-6:45 pm Intermediate/Advanced
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 3 participants per session

Forensic Files - Ages 10-15

Participants will investigate a mock crime scene while learning the skills to lift fingerprints off of evidence. Observe tips and tricks to catch the criminals and figure out what, why, when, how, and who done it! Each participant will receive their own fingerprinting kit. Equipment provided, no experience necessary!

Instructor: Christina Bauer
Location: Level Green Elementary Park
Day & Time: One day, Saturday, July 30, 9:00 am-12 noon
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $37

 
       
   

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