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American Red Cross Classes: 12 ) Lifeguard Classes 13 ) CPR/AED/First Aid Classes Babysitting & Pediatric CPR Classes

Cherokee Youth Sports: 14 ) Basketball / Lacrosse 15 ) Softball

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General Information

POOL Schedules OASIS POOL

May 29, 2021 – August 1, 2021 The Oasis Pool will be open weekends only between August 2, 2021 – September 6, 2021. Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Indoor RECREATIONAL POOL

August 1, 2020 – May 28, 2021 Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday CLOSED May 29, 2021 – August 2, 2021 Monday – Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday CLOSED

COMPETITION POOL

August 1, 2020 – September 1, 2021 Monday–Friday 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 4

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The Aquatic Center Is Closed On The Following Dates: • Sunday, April 4 • Sunday, May 23 • Monday, May 31, Memorial Day, indoor pools will close at 12:00 p.m. • Saturday, June 27 • Saturday, July 4, Independence Day, indoor pools will close at 12:00 p.m. Oasis closes at 4:00 p.m. • Sunday, August 1–Saturday, August 7 (indoor pools closed, Oasis is open August 1 & 7) • Sunday, August 22 (Oasis Pool closed only) • Monday, September 6, Labor Day, indoor pools will close at 12:00 p.m.

OASIS CABANA PRICING (scheduled four-hour rentals) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $40 advanced rental 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $40 advanced rental

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Admission Information Indoor Recreation And Competition Pools GROUP

DAILY ADMISSION 3-MONTH PASS ANNUAL PASS

Under 2 Ages 2-13 Ages 14-54 Ages 55+ Family Pass* Family Add-On Pass**

Free $6 $7 $6 X X

Free $70 $105 $70 $230 $50

Free $230 $345 $230 $500 $125

*A family pass includes admission for four (4) people living in the same household. **A family add-on pass is only available to those who have purchased a family pass.

Oasis Outdoor Pool May 29 – September 6 GROUP DAILY ADMISSION Resident oasis season Pass non-resident Oasis season pass Under 2 Free Free Free Ages 2-13 $7 $58 $73 Ages 14-54 $9 $87 $109 Ages 55+ $7 $58 $73 Family Pass* X $189 $236 Family Add-On Pass** X $50 $63 Show your Cherokee County driver’s license or official identification card for a discounted admission price into the oasis. * A family pass includes admission for four (4) people living in the same household. **A family add-on pass is only available to those who have purchased a family pass.

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Splish Splash Spring Break Camp at the Aquatic Center gives campers plenty of pool time, crafting opportunities, movies, and even swimming lessons. This camp is open to all children from five to thirteen years of age. Campers must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted to attend camp. Location: Cherokee County Aquatic Center Date: February 15 – 19 Cost: $230 Date: April 5 – 9 Cost: $230

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Aquatic CENTER

SWIMMING LESSONS

Swimming Lessons for All Ages

Cherokee County Aquatic Center swimming lessons emphasize water safety and skill development in a safe fun environment. Group swim lessons and private lessons are offered.

Group Lessons: The American Red Cross and Water Safety program is offered at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center. The different courses seek to help participants of all ages and varying abilities develop familiarity with being in the water and learning basic skills for aquatic safety, survival, and recreational swimming while developing an awareness of how to stay safe in, or around water. Levels Offered: Parent/Child 6 months to 3 years, Preschool 3 years to 5 years, ARC Levels 1-5 6 years to 12 years, Adult 12 years and up. For more information, or to register, visit our website at PlayCherokee.org.

aerobics classes Year-round AEROBICS CLASSES

Aerobics is a great way to improve your health. All levels welcome. All water classes are held in our shallow, heated indoor pool. Classes are 50 minutes and focus on Cardio, Balancing, and Strength. Monday – Saturday • Daily admission: $6 • Ten-punch pass card: $50 • Twenty-five-punch pass card: $120 Visit our website page www.playcherokee.org for available classes and schedules.

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Par ty Add-On:

HAWAIIAN

Pool partY Packages SPLASH PACKAGE

The Splash Package accommodates up to twenty party guests* and includes two hours of pool time. Package Price: $100 ($5 per additional guest*)

OASIS PACKAGE

The Oasis Package accommodates up to twenty party guests* and includes three hours of fun and activity. The first hour is spent in the pool. During the second hour guests roam between the pool and the pavilion/party room. The third hour brings the partygoers inside the pavilion/party room to eat cake, sip drinks, and enjoy time with the guest of honor. The Oasis Package includes a party cake and drinks, as well as disposable plates, cups, napkins, and utensils.

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Who likes PIZZA?! The all-inclusive Paradise Package accommodates up to twenty party guests* and includes three hours of fun and activity. The first hour is spent in the pool. During the second hour guests roam between the pool and the pavilion/party room. The third hour brings the partygoers inside the pavilion/party room to eat pizza and cake, sip drinks, and enjoy time with the guest of honor. The Paradise Package includes pizza, a party cake, drinks, as well as disposable plates, cups, napkins, and utensils. Package Price: $350 ($11 per additional guest*) *Each person (child and/or adult) in attendance is considered a guest.

Non-stop fun with a WIBIT!

Swimmers must be able to pass an unassisted twenty-five-yard swim test. Children under the age of fourteen must have a paid adult guardian on the pool deck.

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SWIM TEAMS The Aquatic Center is the home to the Pelicans Summer Swim Team, the Pelicans USA Club Swim Team, and the Pelicans Developmental Swim Team. Each team provides a fun and safe environment for young swimmers. Tryouts are required for each group—see below for minimum qualifications. We also provide the opportunity for swimmers to get ready for the summer swim season with our Dive Certification and Stroke Clinic programs.

STROKE AND TURN CLINICS

PELICANS SUMMER SWIM TEAM

Dive Certification classes will be held during the months of April and May. Please see our Facebook page (@CherokeeCountyAquatic) or our website (PlayCherokee.org) for class dates and times. Cost: $5 (ages 11 and up) $10 (ages 5-10)

Registration Open: February 1 Minimum Tryout Requirement: Must be able to complete a twenty-five-yard stretch demonstrating freestyle and backstroke skills without stopping. Cost: $180 Summer Swim Season: May 3 – June 26 May Practice Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday evenings June Practice Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings

usa PELICANS SUMMER SWIM TEAM

Registration Open: February 1 Minimum Tryout Requirement: Must be able to complete a fifty-yard stretch demonstrating front crawl, back stroke, breaststroke and butterfly without stopping. Summer Swim Season: May 3 – July 29 Practice Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Saturday morning

Swim Team Academy

Swim Team Academy is geared toward summer swim team swimmers who need a refresher before the season starts. Focus on stroke and endurance training. Beginner to advanced classes offered. All swimmers must be able to swim twenty-five yards in front crawl and back stroke to attend class. 2 (4 week sessions will be offered in March and April). Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Please see our Facebook page (@CherokeeCountyAquatic) or our website (PlayCherokee.org) for clinic dates and times. 8

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Stoke and Turn Clinics for swimmers will be held during the months of April and May. Please see our Facebook page (@CherokeeCountyAquatic) or our website (PlayCherokee.org) for clinic dates and times. Cost: $10 per class

dive certification classes

PELICANS usa SWIM TEAM

Registration open: June 7 Minimum Tryout Requirement: Must be able to complete a twenty-five-yard stretch demonstrating freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke skills without stopping. Year-Round Club Season: August 10, 2020– April 30, 2022 Cost: Annual registration fee + monthly installments Club Team Practice: There are options for oneto three-day practices on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Options vary depending on the group.

PELICANS developmental TEAM

Registration Open: June 7 Minimum Tryout Requirement: Must be able to complete a twenty-five-yard stretch demonstrating freestyle and backstroke skills without stopping. Quarterly Registration: August 10, 2021– April 30, 2022 Cost: Annual registration fee + monthly installments Practices: Friday, Sunday, or both Cherokee County Recreation and Parks Agency | Spring/Summer 2021


Oasis Pool Summer Specials

Parent’s Night out

Twilight Special

Do you need a little adult time in your social schedule? Drop your children off at the pool for a night of excitement while you enjoy some muchneeded adulting. Admission price includes open swim time, pool games, crafts, dinner, and a movie.

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Select Fridays from 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. $15 per child (early registration) $20 per child (at the door) Friday, February 12

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FAMILY FUN NIGHTS AT THE OASIS

Jump into an evening filled with music, games, and contests for the whole family. u Select Fridays from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. u

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UNWIND

Wednesdays

FOOD TRUCKS

FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH (MARCH–NOVEMBER) 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Cherokee Veterans Park

Unwind at the park with a variety of food trucks, live music, and plenty of state-of-the-art playground equipment. Special monthly activities might include axe throwing, bounce houses, cornhole tournaments, archery, and more. Spring/Summer 2021 | Cherokee County Recreation and Parks Agency PlayCherokee.org 9 Follow our event page at PlayCherokee.org for the latest details.


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speciAL events

EGGS-TRAORDINARY EXTRAVAGANZA Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Admission: $10 per child

Spring has sprung and we are celebrating with an Easterthemed extravaganza. Children will enjoy a bounce house, face painting, games, music, and egg hunts inside the pool and outside on the lawn. Bring your camera, as you won’t want to miss selfies with the Easter Bunny.

outside egg hunt

Get ready! Get set! Go! Toddlers three years old and younger will charge the lawn to gather up colorful eggs. Bring an Easter basket and running shoes. This event begins at 2:15 p.m.

underwater egg hunt

An event for children between the ages of four and twelve. Register each child for a fifteen-minute time slot. Time slots fill up quickly, so hop to it! This event begins at 2:30 p.m. and concludes by 5:00 p.m. 10

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THE GREAT CHEROKEE SINKAPALOOZA

Grab 4 friends and enough supplies to fit into 1 plastic grocery bag and join us for a cardboard boat build and race where the only goal is to get across the pool and not sink. There will be 2 divisions: Youth only teams (5yrs-12yrs), family teams and adult only teams. Teams will be allowed to bring in 1 plastic bag of items to help you build your boat. Tape and 4 large boxes per team will be provided. Teams will have 30 minutes to build. Sunday, April 18 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission: $20 per team

World’s Largest Swim Lesson

Saturday, July 17 • 12:00 p.m. Help us break into the Guinness Book of World Records! According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest swimming lesson class included 1,308 students. On Thursday June 25 (noon) the Aquatic Center swim instructors need you to help break that record. With your help, it will be accomplished (safely, of course). See ya at the pool!

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Water Safety

Week JUNE 14 –18

The Aquatic Center wants to spread water safety knowledge! There will be games, activities, and fun throughout the week. All pool rules apply. Daily admission required.

Pool Rules Day Monday, June 14

Sun Safety Day

Tuesday, June 15 Bring an item that protects you from the sun and save one dollar on your admission.

Swim with a Buddy Day

Wednesday, June 16 Bring a friend and receive one dollar off admission for you both.

Lake, river, and beach safety

Thursday, June 17 Learn how to stay safe while visiting a lake, river or beach.

Water Safety Day

Friday, June 18 Help us spread the safety theme through fun activities and contests.

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TEACHING WATER SAFETY HELPS CHILDREN BECOME BETTER SWIMMERS

Children who have exposure to water safety tips and training are less fearful when faced with a personal water crisis such as falling in a pool. The Aquatic Center welcomes people of all ages to jump in and learn during WATER SAFETY WEEK. Participants will learn: • Pool Rules and Etiquette • Sun Safety • Benefits of Buddying Up • Fun and Safe Water Games

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For over 100 years, the American Red Cross has been preparing people with the skills and expertise necessary in the event of an emergency. Our Red Cross courses and training are regarded as the best available, designed to keep you informed on the latest and most effective lifeguarding techniques while keeping the lives around you safe and in skilled hands.

LIFEGUARD CLASS

Prerequisites:

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes are designed to teach you the basics in water safety and the proper protocol when dealing with any emergency in and around water. The Red Cross blends both traditional lecture style along with crucial hands-on training in order to teach you effective techniques to deliver prompt care to those in need. This course will teach you to respond safely and efficiently to water emergencies with lifeguard classes from the American Red Cross. Students passing this class successfully will be lifeguard certified.

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Lifeguard Class Schedules

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April 4 – 7 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

April 11, 18, 25 April 10, 17, 24 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

may

May 2, 9, 16 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

May 8, 15, 22 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

june

June 1 – 3 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

June 7 – 9 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

july

July 7 – 9 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

april

March 13, 20, 27 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

august

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May 7, 14, 21, 28 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

August 14, 21, 28 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

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Safety training for swim coaches + cpr/first aid/aed

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a Safety Training for Swim Coaches Certification in addition to a CPR/First Aid/AED Certification. Class Location: Aquatic Center Course Fee: $95 Date: Saturday, April 10 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Date: Saturday, May 8 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CPR / AED / FIRST AID CLASSES

LIFEGUARD Instructor CLASS

When you take a first aid class from the American Red Cross, you’ll gain skills necessary to help others during times of crisis. Designed to last just a few short hours, our first aid classes can help you recognize the signs that someone needs help and administer the right type of care. Class Location: Cherokee County Aquatic Center Course Fee: $80

Prerequisites:

Blended Learning: Featuring award-winning simulation learning, our blended learning programs combine selfpaced, interactive instruction and in-person skills sessions. This Blended Learning Course allows you to learn on your schedule, then demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.

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Aquatic Center $250 March 12 – 14 (Friday – Sunday) 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LIFEGUARD Instructor recertification Class

The purpose of this course is to satisfy the recertification requirements for participants who are currently certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructors.

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S tudents must possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification and be able to complete the following skills: multiple rescuer CPR response and deep submerged rescue, extrication, and CPR scenario Date: April 17, 2021 (Saturday) Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Aquatic Center Ages: 18 years or older Cost: $150

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Prerequisites:

T his award-winning Blended Learning Course requires an online component of the course be completed prior to the first day of class. u Students must be at least fifteen years of age by the last day of class. u

Date: Time: Date: Time:

Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 11 :00 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

BABYSITTING + PEDIATRIC CPR CLASSES

The course provides aspiring babysitters with the knowledge and skill set necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This training helps participants develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business; keep themselves and others safe; help children behave; and learn the basics of childcare and first aid. This course will also certify participants who meet the requirements in pediatric first aid and CPR.

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Students must be between the ages of eleven and fifteen. Class Location: Aquatic Center Course Fee: $89

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Saturday, March 6 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 19 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 10 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 28 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The following course will be held at your local fire station. Bridgemill fires station community room Monday, April 5 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PlayCherokee.org

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The Cherokee Youth Basketball Summer League is a basketball program designed to help promote the game of basketball during the off season. This league will help participants learn to score and play defense in a fast-paced environment.

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E ach team consist of five players. Three players from each team compete in half court play. u Twelve-minute clocks allow for two games per night. u Each player receives a uniform and an eight-game schedule. u Games are held in a variety of gymnasiums throughout the county. u u

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The Cherokee Youth Lacrosse program is a member of the Metro Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Association (MAYLA). Children between the ages of five and fourteen are encouraged to participate. The season will consist of regular practice sessions and eight regular season games—four at home and four away. Participants are asked to register in accordance with the high school district in which they live. For more information, contact the CYB League Director, Bill Firnbach at brfirnbach@cherokeega.com or 770-924-7768. 14

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Fall 2021 The fall season consists of an 8 regular season games. The purpose of our fall league is to focus on player development. The league provides a full uniform that includes a jersey, pants, socks and a belt. Registration Dates: Monday, June 7, 2021 – Sunday, August 1, 2021 Additional fees applied to all late registrations. Player Assessments: August 7, 2021 Player Clinic: August 14, 2021 Game Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays Practice Begins:  August 16, 2021 Practices days are determined by the head coach and may change once the season begins. Locations: Kenny Askew (T-Ball only), Macedonia, Twin Creeks Softball Complex, and Weatherby Park.

L e ag u e s :

T-Ball Coach Pitch Fast Pitch Cost:

5 & under 6 & under • 8 & under 10 & under • 12 & under • 16 & under Cost for T-Ball is $110; all other leagues are $165

For more information, contact the CYB League Director, Jessica Swanson, jnswanson@cherokeega.com or 770-924-7768.

Player Age Eligibility Registration:

June 7 through August 8, 2021

Birthdate (Grade equivalent guide)

Division

Cost per person

First Week of Practice: August 16, 2021

After 09/01/2015 (K & 1st)

Little LAXers

$50

Game Days:

Saturdays and/or Sundays Mid-to-late September

After 09/01/2013 (1st & 2nd)

8U

$175

After 09/01/2011 (3rd & 4th)

10U

$175

Home Park: JJ Biello Riverside Athletic Complex is considered the home park for Lacrosse. Home games may be held at alternate locations due to scheduling needs.

After 09/01/2009 (5th & 6th)

12U

$175

After 09/01/2007 (7th & 8th)

14U

$175

Number of Games: The season will consist of six regular season games (three home and three away games) and regular practice sessions.

Cherokee Youth Lacrosse is a member of the Metro Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Association (MAYLA). Registration: Registration ends August 8, 2021. Participants are to register for lacrosse in accordance with the high school district in which he/she lives. Additional Information: Bill Firnbach, 770-924-7768, brfirnbach@cherokeega.com

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Some Bunny Special The Easter Bunny is Counting on YOU to Deliver Easter Joy!

The Georgia Family Connection Partnership estimates that more than 2000 Cherokee County children live in poverty. Help the Easter Bunny deliver baskets full of happiness to those children this year.

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 andmade or purchased baskets are welcome. H Fully loaded baskets may be wrapped in clear plastic. u Candy must be contained in the original, sealed packaging. u Prefill all baskets before drop-off. u Do not gift-wrap contents. u u

B a s k e t C o n t e n t Id e a s : (Easter related items only, please.) u Easter candy (in original, sealed packaging) u Easter coloring book u Crayons u Color pencils u Easter socks u Easter puzzles u Bunny, lamb, or chick stuffed animal u Toy Easter eggs (no real eggs, of course) u Easter books (ages 1-12) Donations are welcome at the Recreation Center during regular business hours from March 1 through March 29, 2021. Deliveries will also be accepted at the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 20. For more information, contact Bailey Johnson at bbjohnson@cherokeega.com. Also check out Eggs-Traordinary Extravaganza in Aquatic Center Section

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Flashlight Egg Hunt Switch up the normal Easter Egg Hunt for an

adventurous Flashlight Egg Hunt! Meet the Easter Bunny, explore the Kid Zone, make and take crafts, dance to music, enjoy vendors and get your face painted. Food vendors will be available for purchase. Flashlights, and some baskets are provided! Date: Saturday, March 20 Check-in: 6:00 p.m. The Hunt: 8:00 p.m. Location: Cherokee Veterans Park Ages: Up to 12 years of age Children will be separated by age for the hunt. Cost: $10 per child, due upon entry into the event...please bring cash if possible Contact: Bailey Johnson, bbjohnson@cherokeega.com

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A Week-long Celebration of

Earth Day Celebrating our beautiful FOOD TRUCK

Unwind Wednesdays No need to cook dinner tonight! Unwind with family and friends at the park. Here you’ll find a variety of food trucks, live music, and plenty of state-of-the-art playground equipment. Special monthly activities might include axe throwing, bounce houses, cornhole tournaments, trivia, archery, and more. Date: First Wednesday of each month (March – November) Time(s): 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Cherokee Veterans Park Follow our event page at PlayCherokee.org for the latest details.

planet deserves a week full of environmentally friendly outdoor activities. We’ve got you covered! Join us as we engage in environmentally friendly activities in support of Earth Day. Follow our event page at PlayCherokee.org for all the details. For more information, contact latvoss@cherokeega.com. Date: April 19 – 23

For more information, contact Bailey Johnson at bbjohnson@cherokeega.com.

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Adventures Express Day Camps Adventures Express Camp is our annual summer break camp. This program strives to provide participants with high quality recreational experiences that will be beneficial throughout their lives, as well as provide fun in a safe atmosphere, conducive to the growth of each child. Adventures Express offers an opportunity for each child to build personal/social skills through teamwork, individual or group interaction. For more information call 770-924-7768.

SPRING BREAK CAMPS Non-Stop Action Break Camp

School is out! During our Winter Break Camp field trips and some food are provided! Visit our website for the field trip schedule and itinerary or contact Lauren Voss at latvoss@cherokeega.com for more information. Registration Starts: February 1 Date: February 15 – 19 Time(s): 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: Kindergarten – 12 years of age Cost: $170 per week, per child Contact: latvoss@cherokeega.com

Spring into Action Break Camp

During our Spring Break Camp, field trips and some food are provided. Come join us for some SPRING fun! Visit our website for the field trips. Contact Lauren Voss at latvoss@cherokeega.com for more information! Registration Starts: February 1 Date: April 5 – 9 Time(s): 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: Kindergarten – 12 years of age Cost: $170 per week, per child Contact: latvoss@cherokeega.com

Outdoor Spring Break Camp

Enjoy your spring break with fun-filled outdoor activities. Camp activities will include hiking, archery, fishing, kayaking, and climbing. All equipment is included. Bring your own snacks, drinks, and lunch. Registration Dates: February 1 – April 2 Date: April 5-9 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 9 – 13 years of age Cost: $150 Contact: Adam Fussell cafussell@cherokeega.com 18

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Adventures Express (Summer Day Camp, K–8) Registration: April 19 Date: June 1 – July 30 (No camp July 5 – 9) Time(s): 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. drop-off 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. camp activities 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. pick-up Location: Recreation Center Ages: Kindergarten – 8 years of age Cost: $150 weekly per child $50 deposit due at registration each week (non-refundable). Deposit goes toward $150 weekly total Contact: latvoss@cherokeega.com

Adventures Express (Summer Day Camp, 9–12) Registration: April 19 Date: June 1 – July 30 (No camp July 5 – 9) Time(s): 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. drop-off 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. camp activities 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. pick-up Location: Recreation Center Ages: 9 – 12 years old Cost: $150 weekly per child $50 deposit due at registration each week (non-refundable). Deposit goes toward $150 weekly total Contact: latvoss@cherokeega.com

Adventures Express Summer Day Camp at TBD CCSD Gymnasium(s)

Registration: April 19 Date: June 1 – July 23 (No camp July 5 – 9) Time(s): 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. drop-off, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. camp activities, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 pm pick-up Location: TBD – Check our website for our offsite locations Ages: Kindergarten – 12 years old Cost: $150 weekly per child, $50 deposit due at registration each week (non-refundable). Deposit goes toward $150 weekly total. Contact: latvoss@cherokeega.com Cherokee County Recreation and Parks Agency | Spring/Summer 2021


Outdoor Camp

outdoor camps Fishing Camp

Young anglers will get hooked on the sport of fishing during this experience. Due to the popularity of this camp, participants are allowed to register for only one Fishing Camp session per year. Bring your own snacks, drinks, and lunch. Registration: Week 1: April 19 – June 4 Week 2: April 19 – June 18 Date: Week 1: June 7 – 11 Week 2: June 21 – 25 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 9 – 13 years of age Cost: $150 Contact: Adam Fussell, cafussell@cherokeega.com

Outdoor Adventure Camp (TEEN)

Join us for a daily dose of adventure! Camp activities include climbing, hiking, archery, kayaking, ropes course, and whitewater rafting. Bring your own snacks, drinks, and lunch. Registration: April 19 – June 25 Date: June 28 – July 2 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 13 – 15 years of age Cost: $250 Contact: Adam Fussell cafussell@cherokeega.com

Water Adventure Camp (TEEN)

Join us for a daily dose of adventures that contain water! Camp activities will include water based theme parks and white water rafting! Registration: April 19 – July 16 Date: July 19 – 23 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 13 – 15 years of age Cost: $250 Contact: Adam Fussell, cafussell@cherokeega.com

Enjoy a week with fun-filled outdoor activities. Camp activities will include hiking, archery, fishing, kayaking, and climbing. All equipment is included. Bring your own snacks, drinks, and lunch. Registration: April 19 – July 23 Date: July 26 – 30 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 9 – 13 years of age Cost: $150 Contact: Adam Fussell cafussell@cherokeega.com

Waterlogged Camp

Great water field trips daily! Registration: April 19 June Session: June 14 – 18 July Session: July 12 – 16 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 9 – 12 years of age Cost: $250 per week, per child Contact: Bailey Johnson bbjohnson@cherokeega.com

Lego camp Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO parts. Apply real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as airboats, double decker bus ride through London, Minecart, & Nether Portal. Participants will design and build as never before while exploring their craziest ideas. Registration: April 19 Transportation Engineering Session: June 14 – 18 Minecraft Engineering Session: July 19 – 23 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for ages 5 – 7 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for ages 8 – 12 Location: BridgeMill Fire Station Community Room Ages: 5 – 12 years of age Cost: $160 per child Contact: Bailey Johnson bbjohnson@cherokeega.com

gymnastics camp Registration: Date: Location: Ages: Contact:

April 19 July 5 – 9 Recreation Center 6 – 13 years of age latvoss@cherokeega.com

Also check out KAOS CAMPS are listed in the Therapeutic Recreation section. KAOS CAMP is a super fun summer camp for individuals with special needs. In addition to exciting activities, participants will receive daily enrichment activities. KAOS Camp accommodates individuals in wheelchairs and other assistive devices. Spring/Summer 2021 | Cherokee County Recreation and Parks Agency

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Outdoor Recreation

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Cherokee Recreation and Parks is proud to host a variety of archery programs—the fastest growing sport in the southeast. Whether you’re a well-seasoned archer or new to the sport, our engaging programs are sure to hit your target. All archery events are held at the Recreation Center. For additional information, contact Adam Fussell at cafussell@cherokeega.com. u

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A rchery — Come and Try If you’ve never picked up a bow and arrow but want to see what the hype is about, this is your chance. This single day event will introduce you to the very basic skills of archery. Space is limited. Session 1: Friday, May 21 (register between February 1 and May 21) Session 2: Friday, August 20 (register between February 1 – August 19) Time: 6:30 p.m. Ages: All ages are welcome Cost: $10 per participant per class PlayCherokee.org

E xplore Archery This five-week course is an innovative educational program focused on introducing the novice to the sport of archery. All skill levels are welcome. Registration: February 1 – March 3 Date: Thursdays, March 4 – April 1 Time(s): 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Ages: 8-12 years of age Cost: $30 for the session

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A dult Beginner Archery Join us for a three-week session as we take on one of the fastest growing sports in the southeast. Registration: February 1 – August 10 Date: Wednesdays, August 11, 18, and 25 Time(s): 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Ages: 18 years of age and up Cost: $15 per session

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HIKING

Cherokee County has some of the most beautiful hiking opportunities in Metro Atlanta. Our group hikes will introduce participants to a handful of locations. All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by a paying adult participant. Snacks and water will be provided.

Garland Mountain Day Hike

Join us for a beautiful morning hike (approximately three to four miles) as we take on the natural beauty of the Appalachian foothills. Registration: February 1 – April 16 Date: Saturday, April 17 Time(s): 10:00 a.m. Location: Garland Mountain Horse and Hiking Trails Cost: $10 per participant

Little River Kayak Run

Please join us as we take a kayaking run from Olde Rope Mill Park to the Little River Marina! Snacks and water will be provided. Registration: February 1 – May 12 Date: Saturday, May 15 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. Location: Little River Marina Ages: All ages are welcome (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult) Cost: $40 includes kayak rental $15 if you bring your own kayak

Night Hike

Try something new! Hike through the trails of Lewis Park at night (approximately 1.5 miles) to add an extra layer of excitement to the adventure. Snacks and water will be provided. Registration: February 1 – March 4 Date: Friday, March 5 Time(s): 6:30 p.m. Location: Lewis Park Cost: $10 per participant

Easter Hike & Scavenger Hunt

Hop through the trails of Lewis Park as we take on an Easter-themed scavenger hunt! Registration: February 1 – March 30 Date: Wednesday, March 31 Time(s): 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Lewis Park Cost: $10 per participant

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Therapeutic r e c r e at i o n

Cherokee Recreation and Parks Therapeutic Recreation Programs are designed to increase independence and improve quality of life through recreation and leisure for those with special needs. Each Cherokee Recreation and Parks (CRPA) program is designed to accommodate all abilities. For this reason, you and your family are encouraged to participate in every program CRPA offers.

R egistration :

Registration for all programs is February 1, 2021, unless otherwise noted.

P rerequisite :

Participants in therapeutic recreation programs (including KAOS Camps) require an assessment prior to registration. The purpose of the assessment is to determine individual skill and ability levels prior to participation. To schedule an assessment, call 770-924-7768.

C ontact :

For additional information, contact Jarron Amburgey at jlamburgey@cherokeega.com.

LEISURE SPECTRUM

Would you like to socialize with friends or spend a night on the town away from your parents? Leisure Spectrum is an all-inclusive six-week program that involves weekly field trips into the community. Activities may include bowling, laser tag, movies, art, music, or shopping. Session 1: Tuesdays, March 2 – April 13 (no meeting April 6) Session 2: Tuesdays, August 3 – September 7 Time(s): 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Meet at the Recreation Center Ages: 13 years of age and older Cost: $130 for the six-week session

LEISURE ROAMERS

Enjoy a girly day of getting nails done and shopping at the Outlet Shoppe’s of Atlanta. Bring extra money for shopping! Date: Saturday, March 27 Time(s): 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Location: Meet at the Recreation Center Ages: 16 years of age and older Cost: $40.00 22

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Cooking for Independence

Learn important cooking techniques ranging from easy food preparation to advanced kitchen skills. This is an allinclusive, four-week course. Date: Thursdays in April, May, and August Time(s): 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 11 years of age and older Cost: $110 for four-week course

COOKING FOR SPRING

Join us as we celebrate the kickoff to spring and St. Patrick’s Day with some tasty make and take creations! Date: Thursday, March 18 Time(s): 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 11 years of age and older Cost: $25

Everybody Dance Now

Get ready to move! A variety of rhythmic music will spur interaction and physical fitness through dance. This is an all-inclusive four-week course with monthly registration. Date: Thursdays in March, April, May, and August Time(s): 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 11 years of age and older Cost: $36 Cherokee County Recreation and Parks Agency | Spring/Summer 2021


Walking WEDNESDAY’s

Walking a mere thirty-minutes per day has been shown to have numerous health benefits. It can improve heart health, lower blood pressure, help maintain a healthy body weight, manage stress, and improve one’s sleep. Walking club meets every Wednesday. Each participant will receive a pedometer to track progress and is encouraged to walk/run in various 5k’s together throughout the year. Date: Wednesdays in March, April, May, and August Time(s): 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Location: Various parks Ages: 16 years of age and older Cost: $10 per month

WATER WARRIORS

Jump in, get wet, and join us for a low-impact, high energy aquatic therapy workout. Date: Tuesdays in March, April, May, and August Time(s): 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Location: Aquatic Center Ages: 16 years of age and older Cost: $40 per month

KAOS CAMPS

Cherokee Courage Basketball

This is an all-inclusive basketball program for all abilities and skill levels. Sessions will include learning skills and techniques. Participants can practice and refresh their skills to get ready for the special Olympics season! Date: Wednesdays, June 2 – June 30 Time(s): 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 8 years of age and older Cost: Free

FRIEND FRIDAY

Join us for a fun Friday night to socialize with your friends! Various activities will be planned. Pizza will be provided! Date: Friday, April 30; Friday, August 13 Time(s): 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Cherokee Recreation Center Ages: 6–12 years of age Cost: $15

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Registration: 9:00 a.m., April 19, 2021 Date: June 1 – July 23 (no camp July 5 – 9) Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: TBD Ages: 6 – 22 years of age Cost: $150 weekly per participant $50 deposit due at registration each week (non-refundable) u Kaos Camp: The spring break edition Registration: February 1, 2021 Date: April 5 – 9 Time(s): 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Cherokee Recreation Center Ages: 6 – 22 years of age Cost: $100 per participant

UNWIND

Wednesdays

FOOD TRUCKS

FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH (MARCH–NOVEMBER) 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Cherokee Veterans Park

Unwind at the park with a variety of food trucks, live music, and plenty of state-of-the-art playground equipment. Special monthly activities might include axe throwing, bounce houses, cornhole tournaments, archery, and more. Spring/Summer 2021 | Cherokee County Recreation and Parks Agency PlayCherokee.org 23 Follow our event page at PlayCherokee.org for the latest details.


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Intermediate/Advanced Gymnastics

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Tuesdays 3:15 – 3:55 p.m. 4 – 5 year of age $40 per month

Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:55 p.m. 6 – 12 year of age $44 per month

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Ninja Fitness Challenge

This class has it all — obstacles, fitness, and fun! Dates: March 17 – 31; April 14 – 28 Day: Wednesdays Time: 6:30 – 7:25 p.m. Ages: 6 – 13 years of age Cost: $36 per session

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adult Athletics If your age is 16 years or older, sign up for some fun-loving athletic competition. Whether you prefer batting, dribbling, kicking, or ripping the flags off of your fellow athlete, this is the place for you. Your payment is due in full at the time of registration. If you have any questions, contact Camille Thomas at cthomas@cherokeega.com or 770-924-7768.

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Pick a league and sign up for a season of fun. The schedule will consist of ten-games plus playoffs for the top six teams in each division. Registration: December 28, 2020 – February 28, 2021 Start Date: March 8, 2021 Location: Hobgood Park Cost: $625 per team

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F a l l L e a g u e s Pick a league and sign up for a season of fun. The schedule will consist of eight-games plus playoffs for the top four teams in each division. Registration: June 15 – August 1, 2021 Start Date: August 10, 2021 Location: Hobgood Park Cost: $575 per team

Leagues: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Adult Kickball This early summer, coed kickball season is bound to kick you into shape. The season will consist of an eight-game schedule. Registration: Start Date: Location: Cost:

April 26 – June 6, 2021 June 14, 2021 Twin Creeks Softball Complex $325 per team

L e a g u e s : Monday & Wednesday nights Adult Flag Football Calling all men and women! Men’s and Women’s flag football spring season will consist of an eight-game schedule plus playoffs for the top four teams. Registration: December 28, 2020 – February 28, 2021 Start Date: March 8, 2021 Location: Hobgood Park Cost: $575 per team

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Wednesday Men’s Open

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Pick a league and sign up for a season of fun. The schedule will consist of eight-games plus playoffs for the top four teams. Registration: February 1 – April 3, 2021 Start Date: April 19, 2021 Location: Recreation Center Cost: $575 per team

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Cornhole tournament This exciting, double-elimination tournament will consist of two divisions— beginner/intermediate and advanced. Registration: December 28, 2020 – March 19, 2021 Event Date: March 26, 2021 Location: Cherokee Veterans Park Cost: $50 per team PlayCherokee.org

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Registration for Fitness classes begins on February 1. For additional information, contact latvoss@cherokeega.com.

Fitness

Small Group Personal Training (perfect for the 50+ age group) This is your chance to get on track with a certified personal trainer in a fun, energetic, semi-private setting. Gina Baumgartner is a certified NASM Certified Personal Trainer, SFS, and always takes into consideration your current medical conditions. Gina carefully evaluates your fitness level and helps you set achievable goals. Training sessions are carefully designed for each group based on the current level of fitness of each participant. Enjoy a different functional training workout during each session as you incorporate flexibility, core, balance, stabilization, fall prevention, strength, and power. You will increase good health, longevity, and harbor more energy to better enjoy daily activities, travel, and your family. Date: Monthly, Tuesdays, and Thursdays Time(s): 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 18 years of age and up Cost: $100 for a four-week month, $125 for a five-week month

Tai Chi for Health

Our Tai Chi for health programs are a good introduction to Tai Chi. Jocelyn Simpson is a Board-Certified Instructor and Master Trainer through Dr. Paul Lam and the Tai Chi for Health Institute. Tai Chi for Health is designed to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis and other chronic conditions. The goal is to improve balance and mobility while preventing falls. Our unique teaching method makes it easy and fun to learn. Tai Chi for Health is an enjoyable exercise that improves nearly all aspects of health including muscle strength and flexibility, fitness, relaxation, balance, posture, immunity, and stress relief. Participants are welcome to engage while standing or sitting. Advanced classes also available with instructor approval. Dates: March 1 – April 19 May 3 – June 21 July 5 – August 23 Mondays: 9:45 a.m.; Beginner (open to all) Wednesdays: 9:45 a.m., Tai Chi – Sun 73 (instructor approval required) Fridays: 9:45 a.m., Tai Chi – Chen 36 (instructor approval required) Location: Recreation Center Ages: 18 years of age and up Cost: $40 for an eight-week session

Gentle Joints

Gentle Joints is a low impact aerobics and strength training class designed specifically for mature adults and individuals with joint challenges. Class format will vary among instructors. The class may include the use of hand weights, stability balls, and various resistance equipment such as bands, Pilate’s circles, and mini balls. The class is geared toward balance, flexibility, strength, posture, cardio-pulmonary fitness, and exercises to target bone density, mobility, and joint issues. Gentle Joints classes are led by Jocelyn Simpson. Date: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Time(s): 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 45 years of age and up Cost: $30 per month 26

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A Class that’s a Blast... this is Not a low impact Class! LaBlast is a revolutionary dance fitness program that fuses many ballroom dance moves into one calorie-burning workout. This will get you into shape! The patterns are accessible to any fitness or dance skill level; and it’s a BLAST! Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: 18 years of age and up Cost: $32 per month Cherokee County Recreation and Parks Agency | Spring/Summer 2021


Contact: latvoss@cherokeega.com Registration Starts: February 1, 2021 Location: Recreation Center (unless otherwise noted)

Grain Free Cooking

Gina of Pro Health & Fitness will demonstrate ways to cook that help reduce inflammation in your body. Learn to make tasty grain-free, refined sugar-free, and low lactose foods. Enjoy a sampling at every class! Date: Time: Ages: Cost:

March 2; April 13; May 4; August 3 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 18 years of age and older $24 per class

Paint Parties for Kids

Join us for an instructor-led sip’n stroke style class – for kids! Sign up siblings or a group of friends. Painting themes will vary each month. Paint supplies, canvas, and sip’n snacks are provided. Date: January 22; February 26; March 19; April 16 Time(s): 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Ages: 6 – 15 years of age Cost: $20 per artist, per class

Karate

Learn the traditional style of Okinawa Kenpo Karate. No previous experience is necessary. All ages and skill levels are welcome in our patient, cooperative learning environment.

Monthly: Saturdays Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Ages: 5 years of age and older Cost: $30 per month for students under fifteen years of age $40 per month for students fifteen years of age and older

Tennis

Ages 6 up! Cherokee County loves tennis! Whether you’re new to tennis, need to brush up on a few skills, or looking to move your game into the next level of play, our tennis program has something for you. You’ll find a variety of tennis lessons and classes for people of all ages on our interactive website.

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In a fun and colorful atmosphere, toddlers learn basic coordination and fundamental skills associated with soccer, t-ball, football, and basketball. Both TinyTykes and SporTykes are independent classes, meaning there is no parent participation. For more information, visit PlayCherokee.org or contact Lauren Voss at latvoss@cherokeega.com. Registration: February 1, 2021 Location: Recreation Center

TinyTykes Spring Session: Week of February 22 – May 17 Fall Session: Week of August 23 – October 25 Time(s): Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Ages: 2 years of age Cost: $120 for spring session; $100 for fall session

SporTykes Spring Session:  Week of February 22 – May 17 Fall Session: Week of August 23 – October 25 Time(s): Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Thursdays 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Thursdays 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ages: 3 – 4 years of age Cost: $120 for spring session; $100 for fall session

Summer Camps

Cherokee Veterans Park Tennis Courts.

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Veterans Adaptive Fly Fishing

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the art of fly fishing, this is your chance. You’ll learn the basics of fly fishing and how to cast. Participants are introduced to flies, lines, leaders, knots, and a variety of equipment options. In addition, the course includes educational topics such as clean water conservation, insect life, fly tying, and places to fish. This course is offered in part by the Cohutta Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Equipment and lunch will be provided. The class is limited to twenty participants. Registration: February 1 Date: March 5, 12, 19, 26 (weather permitting) Time(s): 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Center Ages: Disabled veterans, veterans over 60, disabled first responders Cost: Free Contact: Jim Lindenmayer, Jlindenmayer80@gmail.com, 678-983-7590

Kayaking for Veterans

Learn how to kayak with certified instructors provided by Team River Runner. This activity is sure to spark health, healing, and fellowship to all who paddle. Equipment, boats, and instructors are provided at no cost tour veterans and current service members. Dates: February 4; March 11; April 15; May 13 Time(s): 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: Cherokee Aquatic Center Ages: Veterans of Military Service or Current Service Members (all ages) Cost: Free Contact: David Sapp at trratlanta@teamriverrunner.org

Club Membership Benefits: u Get out of the house! u Have some fun! u Discounts on events and trips! u Win prizes through the Mileage Club! u See wonderful attractions in Georgia

and surrounding states!

BEST OF ALL… Meet a group of amazing men and women! JOIN TODAY!

u All Cherokee County residents, fifty-five

and better, are welcome.

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Additional

Recreational Opportunities

BASEBALL

Canton Dizzy Dean 404-805-1907 CantonBaseball.net East Cherokee 678-427-6503 EastCherokeeBaseball.com Hobgood Park Baseball HobgoodParkBaseball.com Macedonia Baseball 770-362-5917 MacedoniaBaseball.org North Cherokee Baseball 770-548-5528 LeagueLineUp.com/Welcome.asp South Cherokee Baseball 770-823-7489 SouthCherokeeBaseball.com

BASKETBALL

Cherokee Youth Basketball

Joseph Dufour Michael Avery Matt McKenna Chris Johnson George Parton Zach Dickens

770-924-7768

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Matthew Graney

770-710-2835

CYFA.org

Sarah McCarty

CHEERLEADING Cherokee Youth Football Cheerleading

FOOTBALL

Cherokee Youth Football Association North Georgia Falcons

IN-LINE HOCKEY C.H.I.L.L.

LACROSSE

Cherokee Youth Lacrosse Creekview Girls Youth Lacrosse Creekview Boys Youth Lacrosse

SOCCER

Cherokee Impact Cherokee YMCA NASA Tophat Soccer

770-710-2835 CYFA.org 678-230-6542 NorthGeorgiaFalcons.com

Sarah McCarty Diana McDaniel

770-851-1558

CherokeeHockey.org

Matt Hackett

770-924-7768 404-372-3841 404-510-1570

PlayCherokee.org GrizzlyGirlsLAX.com JrGrizzlyLAX.org

Bill Firnbach Chris Holmstrom Kelly Carringer

770-704-0187 CSAImpact.com 770-591-6092 YMCAAtlanta.org/YMCA-Locations/Cherokee 678-439-6730 NASATopat.com

SOFTBALL

Cherokee Youth Softball 770-924-7768 Cherokee Senior Softball 770-757-8467 South Cherokee Recreation Assoc.

Genevieve Stewart Dave Smith

PlayCherokee.org Jessica Swanson teampages.com/organizations/2042 Norm Theim southcherokeesoftball.com Joy Fricks

TRACK AND FIELD

Sequoyah Youth Eteamz.com/SequoyahYouthTrackClub Woodstock Youth Track Club 404-654-0093 sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=380255

SWIMMING

Cherokee Summer Swim Assoc.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Cherokee County

770-356-3062

Mike Leake

CherokeeSummerSwim.Swimtopia.com

Mike Davis

CherokeeCountySpecialOlympics.org

Dave Martinez

Note: The boards and members of each association operate these programs with the exception of Cherokee Youth Softball, Cherokee Youth Basketball, and Cherokee Youth Lacrosse. The Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency does not have organizational jurisdiction over these associations. All questions should be addressed to the association president or board.

COUNTY AND CITY SERVICES

770-720-7712 u Cherokee Senior Center 770-345-5312 u Cherokee Tennis Center 770-592-4585 u YMCA 770-345-9622 u Boys and Girls Club

BOY SCOUTS/GIRL SCOUTS u Scouts

u Girl Scouts Council

STATE/NATIONAL RESOURCES u Army Corps of Engineers

678-721-6700

u Dept. of Natural Resources 404-656-3500 u National Parks Services

770-331-5187

u State Hunting and Fishing 770-414-3333 u US Forestry Services

404-248-9142

770-989-8820 770-702-9100

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Registration & More Registration Information

Summer Camp Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on April 19, 2021. Most other registrations begin at 9:00 am on February 1, 2021. Registration takes place at the Recreation Center or online at PlayCherokee.org.

General Information

u Registration is available online or in-person at

the Recreation Center or the Aquatic Center.

u Cash, credit cards, and debit cards welcome

forms of payment.

u ALL debit/credit card purchases will incur a

small transaction fee. u Returned checks are subject to a $35 fee.

Cancellation Policy

u All classes falling short of minimum enrollment will

be postponed or canceled.

u In the event of class cancellation on the part of CRPA,

all registered students will receive a notification. Class cancellations may be due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or instructor unavailability. u A full refund will be granted upon class cancellation by CRPA. u Programs, events, and classes missed due to personal reasons will not be refunded. Neither will such absences be granted make-up opportunities.

Credit/Refund Information

u All refund/credit requests must be completed in

person during regular business hours and at least five (5) working days prior to the beginning date of the program. u Refund/credit requests must be in writing and are subject to approval by the Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency staff. u Refunds make take up to thirty (30) days for processing. There are no cash refunds. u Participants requesting a refund will incur a $5 administrative fee. u Transaction fees will not be refunded. u Credit agreements will not incur a $5 administrative fee. u For Aquatic Center fund policies, please see our website.

Registration Requirements

u If a participant requires special accommodations, the

Program Coordinator must be notified fifteen (15) business days before the beginning of the program to attempt accommodation. u Please find specific age and gender requirements under the program description on each page. u All participants (or their parents/guardians) must complete a waiver/release form before participating in any program.

Open Gym

The Recreation Center gymnasium is available for open-play when scheduled programs and rentals are not occupying the facility. Call before you visit to request open gym hours. The fees for utilizing the open gym are $2.00 per day for people thirteen (13) years of age and older and $1.00 per day for children twelve (12) years of age and younger.

Website

Event cancellations due to inclement weather, etc. are posted on our website (PlayCherokee.org) and our Facebook page (@PlayCherokee). Enlightening information about our parks, facilities, and program registration also lives on these sources.

Advisory Board

A Recreation Advisory Board has been appointed by the Board of Commissioners to act as a guide for CRPA planning and implementation of public recreational activities and programs as well as offering advice on a system of parks and facilities that will accommodate the needs of the public. Board members’ terms run concurrently with appointing Board of Commissioners.

Photography & Video Policy

On occasion, CRPA may photograph or videotape registrants, participants, and spectators in Agency programs, special events, or facilities. Such photographs are for Agency use only. Agency reserves the right to print and publish said pictures and videos in publications, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, websites, or video productions.

Recreation Center Hours of Operation u Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. u Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. u Saturday 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. u Sunday CLOSED

Social Media

Scholarship Program

A family or individual may apply for a scholarship one time per the calendar year (January 1–December 31, 2020). Some restrictions DO apply. Applications must be received ten (10) business days before the end registration date. Call 770-924-7768 for details and applications. 30

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u Instagram @PlayCherokee u Facebook @PlayCherokee u Facebook @CherokeeCountyAquaticCenter

Closings

u May 31, Memorial Day u July 5, Independence Day

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C herokee C o u nty

Badger Creek Park 464 Blalock Road Woodstock, GA 30188 Barnett Park 10795 Bells Ferry Road Canton, GA 30114

Parks

Nelson

Ball Ground

Waleska

Blankets Creek Bike Trails 2261 Sixes Road Canton, GA 30114

Free Home

Canton

Cherokee County Aquatic Center 1200 WellStar Way Canton, GA 30114 770-924-7768

Holly Springs

Cherokee Mills Park 6900 Bells Ferry Road Woodstock, GA 30188

Hickory Flat

Cherokee Veterans Park 7345 Cumming Highway Canton, GA 30115 Cline Park 704 Bartow Street Waleska, GA 30183

Acworth

Dwight Terry Park 13395 East Cherokee Drive Ball Ground, GA 30107 Field’s Landing Park 600 Fields Landing Drive Canton, GA 30114 Garland Mountain Horse & Hiking Trails 1411 Garland Mountain Way Waleska, GA 30183

Woodstock Riverchase Park 150 River Glen Drive Woodstock, GA 30188

JJ Biello Park Kenney Askew Memorial Park 1080 Univeter Road Canton, GA 30115

Cherokee Tennis Center 155 Brooke Boulevard Woodstock, GA 30188 The Valley Playground & Pavilion 175 Brooke Boulevard Woodstock, GA 30188

Hickory Trails Park 3860 Hickory Road Canton, GA 30115

Twin Creeks Softball Complex 250 Brooke Boulevard Woodstock, GA 30188

Hobgood Park 6688 Bells Ferry Road Woodstock, GA 30189

Riverside Athletic Complex 610 Druw Cameron Drive Woodstock, GA 30188

Sequoyah Park 7000 Vaughn Road Canton, GA 30115

Lewis Park 200 East Bells Ferry Road Woodstock, GA 30189 Patriots Park 1485 Kellogg Creek Road Acworth, GA 30102 Recreation Center 7545 Main Street Woodstock, GA 30188 770-924-7768

F O O T B A L L

S E A S O N

 nion Hill U Community Center 1780 A J Land Road Canton, GA 30115 Waleska Park 150 Ball Field Road Waleska, GA 30183 Weatherby Park 100 Worley Road Canton, GA 30114

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