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Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

GetGoing Going Summer 2011 G U I D E

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Summer 2011 / Resource and Program Guide

GetGoing

Contents About Us

Summer Camps

Frequently Called Numbers........................2 Letter from the Director ..............................3

Programs & Special Events ................28-30

Pre-School

Parks, Preserves & Greenways Major Facilities Map ................................4-5 Dog Parks ....................................................6 Volunteers....................................................7 Golf Courses ................................................8 Disc Golf/Historic Sites ..............................9 Meck Connect/Partners for Parks ..............9 Fishing ......................................................10 Skate Parks/Tennis ..................................11 Advisory Councils ....................................11 Spraygrounds ............................................12 Greenway Map ....................................13-14 Recreation and Nature Centers Map ..22-23

Programs & Special Events..................31-32 Rays Splash Planet birthday parties ........33

Elementary Programs & Special Events ................34-35

Teens Programs & Special Events ................36-37

Mecklenburg County Public Service and Information

Next guide (Fall 2011) will arrive in August 1, 2011

Adults Programs & Special Events..................38-41

Family Holiday Events

McDowell Nature Center

Cover Photo by: Charlie Cowins –

Programs & Special Events ................15-17

Programs & Special Events ......................42 Ray’s Basketball Marathon ......................43

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Seniors

Programs & Special Events ................18-19

Programs & Special Events ................44-47

Reedy Creek Nature Center

NC Cooperative Extension

Programs & Special Events..................20-21

Programs & Special Events ................48-49

Therapeutic Recreation

Aquatics

Programs & Special Events ................24-27

Aquatic Center, Marion Diehl & Ray’s Splash Planet..............................50-54

Register One of Three Ways

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners: Karen Bentley, Dumont Clarke, Harold Cogdell, Neil Cooksey, George Dunlap, Bill James, Vilma Leake, Jim Pendergraph, Jennifer Roberts (Chairman). Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Commissioners: Rob Brisley (Chairman), Paul Bailey, Kendel Bryant, Doug Burnett, Ed Burnhart, Phillip Carey, Beverly Cotton Lawston, Norman Mitchell, Scott McClure, Brenda McMoore, Charlie McRee, Joe Pata, Elaine Powell, Jeff Tarte. Members are appointed by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. They promote parks and recreation for Mecklenburg County residents and advise County Commissioners on facilities, programs and activities. Bill Carroll, Managing Editor, Mecklenburg County Public Service and Information Department

Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option:

Leo Caplanides, Co-editor, Mecklenburg County Public Service and Information Department

CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number CALL 311 (704.336.7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered.

Copy Editors: Terri Stowers, Katie Robinson, Stephen Hutchinson, Heidi Kitterman, Joey Grahl, Matt Jakubowski

Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pages 4, 5, 22 & 23.

Art Direction: Jason Boys, idesign2, Inc.

Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

Copyright 2011 Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or reprinted without written permission.

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Frequently Called Numbers City/County Information Line ..........................................311 Administration ..............................................704.336.3854 Aquatic Center ..............................................704.336.3483 Athletics........................................................704.336.3854 Ballfield Rainout Line ....................................704.336.5800 Dog Parks ....................................................704.336.8840 Facility Reservations/Rentals ..........................................311 Grady Cole Center/Memorial Stadium ............704.336.2884 Greenways & Trails ........................................704.336.3854 Natural Resources ........................................704.598.8857 Ray’s Splash Planet ......................................704.432.4729 Therapeutic Recreation ..................................704.432.0237 For more information on anything in this publication, call 704.336.3854, visit www.parkandrec.com or call 311.

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Dear Mecklenburg County Residents, On behalf of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, I would like to welcome you to the summer issue of the Get Going Guide. Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather! We hope that you will keep in mind that July is National Park and Recreation month – so please take the time to enjoy a Park and Rec activity or spend some time at one of our outstanding venues. This issue features information on programs and events happening in June, July and August as well as an overview of our 2011 summer camps.

People • Pride Progress Partnerships 5841 Brookshire Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28216 704.336.3854 Fax: 704.336.5472

This is the fourth edition of the Get Going Guide’s new online-only format. The program guide, which was published in paperback twice a year for several years, has transformed into an electronic book issued on a quarterly basis. The new format allows for fresher content and easier methods of registration since the guide is linked directly to E-Parks. Our goal is to continue enhancing the guide by adding more hyperlinks, features stories and even video to really show what Park and Recreation has to offer. So save this file to your desktop or laptop and refer to it often so that you will always be up-to-date on all the ways you can get going! Sincerely,

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James “Jim” R. Garges Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Director

All services are available without regard to origin, sex or disability.

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Mecklenburg County Parks, Preserves and Facilities

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Discover Our Good Nature!

Dog Parks Mecklenburg County has six dog parks. They offer a place for dogs to run off-leash in a fenced area and frolic with other canines. Admission is free and open to all dogs of suitable disposition. Dogs must have rabies vaccinations and licenses as required by law. Owners are responsible for their pets. Dog parks are open every day, 7:30am–sunset (for more information call 311)

Swaney Point K-9 Park in Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road Cornelius, four acres fenced-in. Separate sections for large dogs (more than 20lbs) and small dogs (less than 20lbs).

Barkingham Park at Reedy Creek Park, 2900 Rocky River Road, four acres inside fence.

Ray’s Fetching Meadow at McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Road, one acre, fenced-in.

Davie Dog Park in William R. Davie Park,

Discover a park near you Many miles of trails exist and are waiting for you to discover. We have trails for wandering, running, strolling, walking, and hiking. Sign up for one of our many nature programs on pages 15-21.

4635 Pineville-Matthews Road, more than five acres with separate sections for large dogs and small dogs.

Frazier Dog Park in Frazier Park, 1201 West 4th Street in uptown Charlotte, 1.3 acres inside fence. Sections for large and small dogs. Fenced enclosure is along I-77 near West Trade and Sycamore streets.

Shuffletown Dog Park in Shuffletown Park, 9500 Belhaven Blvd. This new dog park is 4.6 acres with sections for large and small dogs.

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Parks, Preserves and Greenways Volunteer Opportunities MISSION POSSIBLE! Coaches: We need coaches for Youth Flag Football, Football, Soccer, and Basketball. It‘s not too early to sign up as a coach for any event. Coaches will be responsible for running one week night practice each week and for the game on Saturday. These opportunities are located at our Recreation Centers throughout Mecklenburg County. To find a center close to you visit our web site: www.parkandrec.com

Group Projects: 1. Adoptions: The adoption program is a great one for businesses that encourage staff to do a certain amount of volunteering each month. You'll have a set date/time and place so you can just post the information and folks can plan ahead. You have to commit to a monthly project and weekly walk throughs. We'll have signs put up stating that you have adopted the park/greenway/rec center. I have attached a copy of the agreement. 2. Periodic projects: These could be on a regular basis or sporadic throughout the year. We'd lay out the projects at least 4 weeks in advance.We need to know the number of volunteers that you are going to bring and if you want to work in the morning (9 am – noon) or afternoon (noon – 2:30). These projects are all landscaping projects in the parks. 3. Onetime events: We can set up a project for you at any time. All we need to know is the date that you want to volunteer, the number of volunteers (adult and youth), and the hours you want to volunteer morning (9 am – noon) or afternoon (noon - 2:30). We need this information at least three weeks prior to the project date.

Volunteer Spotlight Christopher Doll began volunteering with the Therapeutic Recreation Section in the fall of 2006 with the Challenger Flag Football program. Chris had volunteered with Hands on Charlotte in the past and found out about the new program on the Carolina Panthers website. From Flag Football, Chris continued with Adaptive Baseball in the spring of 2007. Chris is a hit with both participants and parents. They look forward to his friendly face, great leadership skills, and love of sports. Chris has been a solid volunteer with TR Adapted Sports programs for five years. He and his wife, Julie, participated in the trial run of TR’s Amazing Race in November 2010. They were top finishers and recruited several friends to fill out race teams. Chris is very committed to the community and is involved in many fundraising programs that benefit children and education programming. The TR Section, as well as Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation, are honored to have him as a volunteer.

Recreation Center Opportunities: Rec Buddies support MCPRC staff with the implementation of a broad range of activities including but not limited to: • Center Programs • After School Programs • Summer Programs • Athletic Activities • Special Events • Building and Ground Maintenance. • Customer Service

Interested in volunteering for one of our upcoming special events? You can register by calling 311, visiting eParks at www.parkandrec.com, be sure to reference the course number for the event. Or email lori.saylor@mecklenburgcountync.gov.

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Golf Facilities Cadillac Golf Ranch Description: The Cadillac Golf Ranch is a state-of-the-art golf learning and practice facility that opened in August 2010 in Pineville. The Cadillac Golf Ranch was conceived to be a “club” without a golf course. Our vision is for a place where golfers can meet, socialize, practice, learn and discuss the game of golf in a clean and pleasant atmosphere. We hope to create a place where golfers of all skill levels will find “their” place to fulfill their practice, learning, equipment and recreational needs.

NEW NAME: Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park

C.T. Myers Golf Course (Charles T. Myers) Description: 18-hole course (Ladies-2761, Blue-3315, Gold-6334), driving range, chipping/putting green, bent-grass greens

Renaissance Park Revolution Park Golf Course held a special ceremony to rename the golf course the Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Dr. Sifford was born in Charlotte in 1922 and later became a a successful PGA Tour professional. He is recognized as the first African-American to receive his official Tour player’s card and compete in PGA events. During his career, Dr. Sifford won the 1967 Greater Hartford Open Invitational, 1969 Los Angeles Open, and the 1975 PGA Seniors’ Championship. In 2004, Dr. Sifford became the first African-American inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Description: 18-hole course (Ladies-5315, Mens- 6270, Championship-7465), driving range, chipping/putting green, bent-grass greens

Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course is one of six public golf facilities owned by Mecklenburg County.

Description: 18-hole (Forward-5498, Middle-6201, Back-6561, Championship7054), 2 putting greens, driving range, chipping green, bent-grass greens

Revolution Park Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course Description: 9-hole regulation course (Red-2211, White-2825, Blue-2976), chipping/putting green, Bermuda greens

Sunset Hills Description: 18-hole course (Red-5185, White-5810, Blue-6146), driving range, putting green, practice sand trap, Bermuda greens

The Tradition

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DISC GOLF - no cart or green fees! Discover the playing power of disc golf! It’s an inexpensive game and courses are located throughout the County. There is no charge to play these courses. Try each course and see which one is your favorite. Two new courses opened in early 2010. Elon Park has a second, longer course for the more serious player and Nevin Park added a disc golf course. The courses listed offer 18 holes except for Squirrel Lake Park in Matthews and Mint Hill Park which has nine. For more information check www.parkandrec.com.Visit the Charlotte Disc Golf Club at www.charlottedgc.com for information about local events. Course Elon Park (2) Hornets Nest Kilborne Park Mint Hill Park Nevin Park Reedy Creek Park Renaissance Park Sugaw Creek Park Squirrel Lake Park

Location: 11401 Ardrey Kell Rd. Park 6301 Beatties Ford Rd. 2600 Kilborne Dr. 8850 Fairview Rd./Mint Hill 6000 Statesville Rd. 2900 Rocky River Rd. 1525 Tyvola Rd. 939 W. Sugar Creek Rd. 1631 Pleasant Plains Rd.

Skill Level: beginner/intermediate/advanced advanced/professional beginner/intermediate beginner/intermediate intermediate/advanced beginner/intermediate advanced/professional intermediate/advanced intermediate/advanced

Historic Sites Mecklenburg County has rich history, and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is the steward of several historic sites that host visitors. Many sites offer a hands-on opportunity to learn about life in another time. Alexandriana: Site has a monument which commemorates the signing of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, 9921 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville

Citizen Involvement in Mecklenburg County We want to hear what you think. We want to know what's important to you. We want you to get involved. We're all in this together and together everyone achieves.

Dowd House: World War I training camp, 2216 Monument Ave., Charlotte Historic Latta Plantation: Plantation of James Latta, circa 1800, 5225 Sample Rd., Huntersville. See www.lattaplantation.org Independence Park: Oldest park in Mecklenburg County, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte McIntyre Historic Site: Revolutionary War skirmish and gold mining site, 4125 McIntyre Ave., Charlotte

Partners For Parks Foundation Help Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department by making a donation to Partners for Parks. This is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks financial support to promote, expand and improve parks, recreation programs and open space in Mecklenburg County and the region. Most gifts are tax deductable. For more information check www.partnersforparks.org. or call 704.394.4828.

Rural Hill: 265 acre plantation of Revolutionary War Maj. John Davidson and six generations of his family, 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville. See: www.ruralhill.net . St. Mary’s Chapel: Victorian chapel of Thompson Orphanage, now a popular wedding venue, 1129 East 3rd St., Charlotte. Holly Bend House: Circa 1795-1800 plantation home of Robert and Margaret Davidson at 3710 Neck Rd. near Mountain Island Lake. Robinson Rockhouse Trail: at Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road.

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Parks, Preserves and Greenways Fishing Tackle

Go Fish!

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation can lend you a fishing rod and tackle for a day, so you can try angling in any of our ponds and lakes. This program is a partnership with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. It is free, to increase fishing opportunities. Just bring a valid ID and fill out a form. NC Fishing License is required for age 16 and older. For license information check www.ncwildlife.org or call toll free: 888-248-6834. For more information call 311 or the check the nature centers at: • Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 5226 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-1391 • McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road, 704-588-5224 • Reedy Creek Nature Preserve and Park, 2900 Rocky River Rd., 704-598-8857

Which will become your favorite fishing hole? We’ve got small ponds and big lakes! Fishing is free at: Blythe Landing, 15901 NC Highway 73, Huntersville (Lake Norman) Colonel Francis Beatty Park, 4330 Weddington Rd., Matthews Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd. Hornets Nest Park, 6310 Beatties Ford Rd. Jetton Park, 1900 Jetton Rd., Cornelius (Lake Norman) Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 5226 Sample Rd., Huntersville (Mountain Island Lake) McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Rd. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Rd. (Lake Wylie) Park Road Park, 6220 Park Rd. Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Rd., Cornelius (Lake Norman) Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Rd. A North Carolina Fishing License is required for ages 16 and older. For license information, check www.ncwildlife.org or call toll free: 888.248.6834. NC Wildlife Resources Officers enforce license regulations. For information on types of fish, depth of ponds and lakes, etc. check www.parkandrec.com, then click on Activities and Fishing, or call 311.

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s k r a P e t Ska Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation offers a skate park for in-line skaters and skateboarders, plus BMX bikers at specified times. Admission charge, helmets and pads required. Skate parks require signed waiver of liability, with waiver signed by parents and notarized for ages 17 or younger. For waiver forms, hours, and more info, check www.parkandrec.com, click on Facilities, then Skate Parks, or call 311 or 704.432.5231. Come visit: Grayson SkatePark: 750 Beal Street at Naomi Drenan Recreation Center. 13,000 square feet of concrete skating surface. Suitable for novices to professionals. Features a street course with banks, transitions, corners, rails, ledges and two bowls with depths of 5 feet and 10 feet.

Thrills on Wheels Discover mountain biking trails at Jetton, Col. Francis Beatty, Renaissance, Ramsey Creek, and Southwest Parks. Also bike at North Meck Park (operated by Huntersville), at US National Whitewater Center, and on 32 miles of greenways all over the county. Check www.parkandrec.com for details and locations: Click on Activities and Biking, or call 311. Jetton and Southwest Parks have special trails for riders with disabilities who can borrow special “hand-cycle trikes.”

Tennis Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has five tennis professionals and organizations providing tennis instruction at six public parks. The professionals offer a variety of clinics and lessons for players of all ages and skill levels. For more information on specific programs please contact the instructors using the information below. Jeff Adams Tennis Center – Upchurch Tennis Website: www.upchurchtennis.com – follow the JATC tab Phone: 704-625-6552 Email: register@upchurchtennis.com Park Road Park – Tennis Education & Endowment Phone: 704-529-3273 Freedom Park - Simply Tennis Website: www.simply10s.net Phone: 704-307-4107 Email: simplytennis@ymail.com Veterans Park – Midwood Tennis Academy Website: www.midwoodtennisacademy.com Phone: 704-491-1846 Email: info@midwoodtennisacademy.com Latta Park – Midwood Tennis Academy Website: www.midwoodtennisacademy.com Phone: 704-491-1846 Email: info@midwoodtennisacademy.com Colonel Francis Beatty Park – Tennis Academy of North Carolina Website: www.tanctennis.com Phone: 704-340-0013 Email: ytennis@juno.com

PDF link to tennis lessons and camps

Advisory Council Advisory Councils consist of citizens and serve as a liaison between the Park and Recreation Department and Citizens of the County. All councils report to the Park and Recreation Commission. The councils consult with and advise in matters affecting recreation promotion, marketing, membership, programming, planning and other leisure services related to the County Park and Recreation program, and to input its long-range planning for resources for capital projects for rehabilitation, design and/or development for indoor/outdoor recreation. For more information on the responsibilities of various advisory bodies, applicants may contact the Park and Rec office at 704.336.3854. Advisory Councils Athletics Advisory Council Aquatic Advisory Council Cultural Arts Advisory Council Golf Advisory Council Greenways/Trails Advisory Council Soccer Advisory Council Senior Citizen Advisory Council Stewardship Advisory Council Tennis Advisory Council Therapeutic Recreation Advisory Council

Segway tours available at Latta Plantation. See page 18.

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Spotlight:

Spraygrounds & Outdoor Pools

OUTDOOR POOLS: Open Saturday before Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day If you’re looking to beat the summer heat, dive into one of the outdoor pools. Open swim and swim lessons are offered. You can’t beat the price...only $1 per person. Cordelia Outdoor Pool ............2100 N. Davidson St. 704.336.3367 Double Oaks Outdor Pool ......1200 Newland Rd. 704.336.2653 Hours: M-F 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm • Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SPRAYGROUNDS: Open Friday before Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day* They are a great family escape from the heat for some cool fun! Each sprayground has a variety of water features that kids can run through, jump in, or just romp in and enjoy. Admission is FREE! Open early May thru late September, 7 days a week, during park hours. Cordelia Park ..........................2100 N. Davidson St. Latta Park ................................601 East Park Ave. Nevin Park ..............................6000 Statesville Rd. Veterans Park ..........................2136 Central Ave West Charlotte Rec. Center ....2400 Kendall Dr.

704.336.3367 704.432.4280 704.336.8866 704.432.4280 704.393.1560

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*Spraygrounds operate according to Mecklenburg County water restrictions.

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Mecklenburg County Greenways

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Mecklenburg County Greenways Whether you are biking, running, strolling or walking, discover the miles of greenways throughout Mecklenburg County. For downloads of specific greenways, visit parkandrec.com/greenways. Fascinating views of birds, flora and fauna abound. Greenways are linear parks that connect people and places. They act as buffers that filter out pollutants from storm water before it enters our creeks. They also preserve natural areas for wildlife and native plant communities. In Mecklenburg County, greenways offer visitors opportunities to enjoy nature and provide alternate ways to move through our city, suburbs and towns. Mecklenburg County operates 30 miles of trails. The greenway master plan envisions a system that will eventually stretch throughout the county and connect neighborhoods within Charlotte, the six surrounding towns and surrounding counties. To learn more about greenways and to download trail maps, please visit www.parkandrec.com/greenways

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2 Briar Creek Greenway

9 Mallard Creek & Clark’s Creek Greenways

There are two developed sections of this greenway. One 0.4 mile paved section includes a bridge over Briar Creek and provides an important connection between the Merry Oaks and Plaza-Midwood neighborhoods. On street parking is available along Masonic Drive. Another 0.9 mile gravel trail follows Briar Creek behind Myers Park High School between Colony Road and Runnymeade Lane.

3 Irwin Creek & Stewart Creek Greenway These trails comprise a 2.1 mile creekside walk in the center city area of Charlotte. The trail takes visitors through the historic Wesley Heights neighborhood and connects Ray’s Splash Planet, Frazier Park and Phillip O. Berry Center. The trail is only a few minutes walk from Johnson & Wales University, Gateway Center and uptown condos and offers a quiet place to relax during a busy day. Parking is available at Ray’s Splash Planet, Frazier Park and Bruns Avenue.

4 Irwin Creek Greenway - Clanton Park This 0.8 mile paved greenway crosses Clanton Park in the Revolution Park neighborhood and connects the new Clanton Indoor Pavilion and soccer fields with Arbor Glen Outreach Center. Parking is available at either end of this greenway.

5 6 7 Little Sugar Creek Greenway Located in the University area, the trail is 7.1 miles long and is currently the longest trail in the county. While much of the greenway is paved, a 1.2 mile gravel trail through University Research Park connects to the newly constructed section from David Taylor Drive to Kirk Farm Fields off of Mallard Creek Church Road. Parking is available at Mallard Creek Elementary School and Kirk Farm Fields. There are three developed sections totaling 4.0 miles of trail. Almost a mile of trail is located in the Belmont neighborhood northeast of uptown Charlotte, including a railroad underpass connecting to Alexander St. Park. The longest developed stretch of trail is 2.8 miles beginning at Charlottetowne Avenue through Freedom Park and ending at Brandywine Road. Liz Hair Nature Walk runs from Morehead Street to East Boulevard and is dedicated to the first woman to chair the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. Almost a mile of paved trail is developed through Huntingtowne Farms Park in south Charlotte. Parking is available at the YWCA on Parkwood Av., Freedom Park, Park Road Shopping Center and Huntingtowne Farms Park.

8 Lower McAlpine, McMullen & Four Mile Creek Greenways This horseshoe shaped greenway runs 5.8 miles through south Charlotte and passes under Interstate 485. The trail is composed of a variety of surfaces, including asphalt, gravel and boardwalk. Parking is available off of Hwy 51 across from McMullen Creek Market. The newly developed Four Mile Creek Greenway section features significant boardwalk through scenic wetlands with abundant wildlife. A parking lot and restrooms are available off Johnston Road.

Located in the University area, the trail is 7.1 miles long and is currently the longest trail in the county. While much of the greenway is paved, a 1.2 mile gravel trail through University Research Park connects to the newly constructed section from David Taylor Drive to Kirk Farm Fields off of Mallard Creek Church Road. Parking is available at Mallard Creek Elementary School and Kirk Farm Fields.

10 McAlpine Creek & Campbell Creek Greenways This greenway stretches for 4.1 miles in east Charlotte and is a favorite of runners. McAlpine Creek Greenway is composed primarily of gravel trail and boardwalk. It connects with Cottonwood Nature Trail and the 3.1 mile McAlpine Creek Cross Country course. Surrounded by urban development, the greenway is home to 188 different documented species of birds, as well as beavers and river otters. Parking is available at Margaret Wallace Road, McAlpine Creek Park and Old Bell Road.

11 McDowell Creek Greenway Linking the Towns of Cornelius and Huntersville, this 1.5 mile paved greenway is the first developed section of McDowell Creek. The greenway links several new and existing neighborhoods to great destinations like Birkdale Village and the future Robbins Park location in Cornelius.

12 Six Mile Creek Greenway This 0.9 mile paved greenway runs along the County’s southern border. It will eventually link neighborhoods within Mecklenburg and Union counties. The trail was developed through a partnership with LUESA (Land Use & Environmental Services Agency). Parking is available off of Marvin Road.

13 Southeast Greenway - Town of Davidson This 2.9 mile greenway connects downtown Davidson with neighborhoods to the southeast along the South Prong of the Rocky River. Parking is available at South Street near Davidson Elementary School, on-street at the Hudson Place trailhead and at River Run Athletic Field. Although part of the Mecklenburg County Greenway system, this greenway is operated by the Town of Davidson. Please visit http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/ for more information.

14 Torrence Creek Greenway Located in Huntersville, the 1.4 mile trail is composed of asphalt and boardwalk, meandering through woods and wetlands. This greenway features large rock formations along the eastern end and meadows of wildflowers along the western end. On-street parking is available on Bradford Hill Lane.

15 Walker Branch Greenway The first greenway in the Southwest Park District, this half mile paved trail runs southeast from South Tryon Street along Rivergate Parkway. Parking is located adjacent to the Home Depot on Rivergate Parkway.

Growing Greenways:

Over the next year, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will add additional mileage to the greenway system. Look for greenway trail construction along the following creeks: Four Mile Creek, Irwin Creek, Little Sugar Creek, McDowell Creek, Toby Creek and Torrence Creek.

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McDowell Nature Center Joyce Kilmer Exploration Camping Adventure

15222 York Road Charlotte 704.588.5224 Open Mon-Sat 9:00 am to 5:00pm, Sun 1:00pm to 5:00pm

All programs meet at McDowell Nature Center unless otherwise noted.

Take a journey back in time and discover towering trees remnant of the original Appalachian forest. Explore this amazing treasure with the guidance a naturalist. The trip includes transportation, camping fees and gear and most meals. Participants must attend a pre-trip meeting on June 8 at 6 p.m. Ages 16 and older - $145 #24224 Jun 10 to 12 F 12:00pm to Su 6:00pm

Babes in the Creek Take your baby on a journey to discover all the good things about nature! Learn how to spark the sense of wonder in your little one. June thru August we will get our feet wet in the creek so dress appropriately. 18 months to 3 years • FREE • 4 Seasons trail entrance #24066 Jun 13 M 10:30am to 11:15am

Second Saturdays Service Project

100 Mile Hike Club Ready for a challenge? Come hike a hundred…miles that is. Of course take your time and join us for a mile at a time. Register for hikes throughout the year at any of Mecklenburg County’s Nature Preserves and earn credit towards t-shirts, patches, and more. Be the first to reach a hundred! Membership to the club is free however each hike may have a small fee. You will be issued a membership card to record your hikes. Any naturalist led can count towards your hundred. A staff signature is required for credit. All Ages • FREE •

Playing with Fire The ability to create fire has been called one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments and one that might save your life! Get hands on and discover a variety of ways to start a “matchless” fire and help kick off our family campfire program. No registration required. All Ages • FREE • McDowell Campground Fire Pit Every Friday May – September Jun 3 F 6:30pm to 7:00pm Jun 10 F 6:30pm to 7:00pm Jun 17 F 6:30pm to 7:00pm Jun 24 F 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Family Campfire Enjoy stories, eat s'mores, and sing songs around a campfire with family and friends. Groups are welcome to attend, come early to get tickets to the Nature at Night Hayride immediately following the Campfire. No registration required. All Ages • FREE • McDowell Campground Fire Pit Every Friday May – September Jun 3 F 7:00pm to 8:00pm Jun 10 F 7:00pm to 8:00pm Jun 17 F 7:00pm to 8:00pm Jun 24 F 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Nature at Night Hayride Bring your family and experience McDowell Nature Preserve at night. Weather permitting we will venture into our Prairie in search of coyote, bobcat, deer, and owls while taking in the sights and sounds of the night. Limited seating available, pre-register (17 spots) or come to the Family Campfire early to take advantage of first-come first-serve seating (min. 10 spots), contact McDowell Nature Center at 704-5885224 for more information. All Ages - $1/person

McDowell Campground Fire Pit Every Friday May – September F 8:15pm to 9:45pm #23873 Jun 3 #23874 Jun 10 F 8:15pm to 9:45pm F 8:15pm to 9:45pm #23875 Jun 17 #23876 Jun 24 F 8:15pm to 9:45pm

Messy by Nature Visit the Nature Center between 1 and 4 pm and enjoy a variety of messy crafts outside in our natural play area, including painting, pottery, potting plats, mud-pies and more. Dress to mess! No registration required. All Ages • FREE • Every Saturday May - September Jun 4 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm Jun 11 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm Jun 18 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm Jun 25 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Live Animal Talk What does a snake feel like? Can turtles trade shells? Discover these answers and more while you get up close to several resident animals of McDowell Nature Center, the Preserve, and possibly your backyard. No registration required. All Ages • FREE • Every Saturday and Sunday, May – September Jun 4 Sa 2:00pm to 2:30; 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jun 5 Su 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jun 11 Sa 2:00pm to 2:30; 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jun 12 Su 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jun 18 Sa 2:00pm to 2:30; 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jun 19 Su 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jun 25 Sa 2:00pm to 2:30; 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jun 26 Su 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Lake Wylie Family Kayak Tour

#23889 (single) Jun 12 #23916 (tandem) Jun 12 #23890 (single) Jun 18 #23913 (tandem) Jun 18 #23891 (single) Jun 19 #23917 (tandem) Jun 19 #23892 (single) Jun 25 #23914 (tandem) Jun 25 #23893 (single) Jun 26 #23918 (tandem) Jun 26

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Join us the second Saturday of every month and help us maintain the trail system in McDowell Nature Preserve. Projects are moderately strenuous in nature and the ability to hike uneven terrain and lift 25 lbs is recommended. Groups are welcome. Ages 16 and older • FREE • Sa 8:30am to 10:30am #23994 Jun 11

Build a Better Bathouse Building a bathouse with your child is a great way to develop their hand-eye coordination and encourage creativity while inviting nature into your backyard. All tools and materials will be supplied. All Ages - $10/bathouse #24070 Jun 14 Tu 7:00pm to 8:00 pm

Lake Wylie Sunset Kayak Tour

Free Family Fishing

Join us for a relaxing kayak tour. During this class we will learn the basics of flat water kayaking while watching the sunset over Lake Wylie. We will also learn some of the history of the lake including Buster Boyd Bridge which connects North Carolina to South Carolina. Ages 16 and older - $15/person #23975 Jun 1 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23976 Jun 8 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23977 Jun 15 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23978 Jun 22 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23979 Jun 29 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Bring the whole family out for an evening of fishing and fun. Fishing gear and bait will be provided. Children 15 and under do not need a NC fishing license. No registration required. All Ages • FREE • McDowell Waterfront Deck #24081 Jun 29 W 5:30pm to 7:00pm

National Trails Day Work alongside park and recreation staff to help clear debris, remove invasive species, and restore trail markers in McDowell Nature Preserve. Refreshments will be provided. Companies, families, clubs and troops are welcome. Ages 12 and older • FREE • #23993 Jun 4 Sa 9:00am to 12:00pm

School’s Out Festival What better way to kick off summer and celebrate the end of school than with a night out in the preserve? We will have games, music, crafts, and out of this world astronomy experiences! Grab a hotdog during the event for $1. All ages • FREE • #24069 Jun 9 Th 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Paddle the border of the Carolinas with views of the Buster Boyd Bridge, Copperhead Island and more. All equipment and instruction provided. Children ages 59 are required to share a tandem kayak with an adult. Registration required. Ages 10 and older - $15/single Ages 5 and older w/ an adult - $20/tandem Waterfront Deck Programming Area #23887 (single) Jun 5 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23915 (tandem) Jun 5 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23888 (single) Jun 11 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23912 (tandem) Jun 11 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am

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Playing with Fire

Live Animal Talk

The ability to create fire has been called one of humanities greatest accomplishments and one that might save your life! Get hands on and discover a variety of ways to start a “matchless” fire and help kick off our family campfire program. No registration required. All Ages • FREE • McDowell Campground Fire Pit Every Friday May – September Jul 1 F 6:30pm to 7:00pm F 6:30pm to 7:00pm Jul 8 6:30pm to 7:00pm Jul 15 F Jul 22 F 6:30pm to 7:00pm 6:30pm to 7:00pm Jul 29 F

What does a snake feel like? Can turtles trade shells? Discover these answers and more while you get up close to several resident animals of McDowell Nature Center, the Preserve, and possibly your backyard. No registration required. All Ages • FREE • Every Saturday and Sunday, May – September Sa 2:00pm to 2:30; Jul 2 4:00pm to 4:30pm Su 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jul 3 Jul 9 Sa 2:00pm to 2:30; 4:00pm to 4:30pm 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jul 10 Su Jul 16 Sa 2:00pm to 2:30; 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jul 17 Su 4:00pm to 4:30pm 2:00pm to 2:30; Jul 23 Sa 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jul 24 Su 4:00pm to 4:30pm 2:00pm to 2:30; Jul 30 Sa 4:00pm to 4:30pm 4:00pm to 4:30pm Jul 31 Su

Family Campfire Enjoy Stories, eat s'mores, and sing songs around a campfire with family and friends. Groups are welcome to attend, come early to get tickets to the Nature at Night Hayride immediately following the Campfire. No registration required. All Ages - FREE McDowell Campground Fire Pit Jul 1 F 7:00pm to 8:00pm Jul 8 F 7:00pm to 8:00pm 7:00pm to 8:00pm Jul 15 F Jul 22 F 7:00pm to 8:00pm 7:00pm to 8:00pm Jul 29 F

Nature at Night Hayride Bring your family and experience McDowell Nature Preserve at night. Weather permitting we will venture into our Prairie in search of coyote, bobcat, deer, and owls while taking in the sights and sounds of the night. Limited seating available, pre-register (17 spots) or come to the Family Campfire early to take advantage of first-come first-serve seating (min. 10 spots), contact McDowell Nature Center at 704-5885224 for more information. All Ages - $1/person McDowell Campground Fire Pit #23877 Jul 1 F 8:15pm to 9:45pm #23878 Jul 8 F 8:15pm to 9:45pm #23879 Jul 15 F 8:15pm to 9:45pm #23880 Jul 22 F 8:15pm to 9:45pm #23881 Jul 29 F 8:15pm to 9:45pm

Messy by Nature Visit the Nature Center between 1 and 4 pm and enjoy a variety of messy crafts outside in our natural play area, including painting, pottery, potting plats, mud-pies and more. Dress to mess! No registration required. All Ages • FREE • Jul 2 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm Jul 9 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm Jul 16 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm Jul 23 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm Jul 30 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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McDowell Nature Center Many programs require registration and have limited space available. To ensure that you can participate, please register by calling 311 or 704.336.7600. All programs require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information, call McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224. You can also register online at www.parkandrec.com.

Lake Wylie Family Kayak Tour Paddle the border of the Carolinas with views of the Buster Boyd Bridge, Copperhead Island and more. All equipment and instruction provided. Children ages 59 are required to share a tandem kayak with an adult. Registration required. Ages 10 and older - $15/single Ages 5 and older w/ an adult - $20/tandem Waterfront Deck Programming Area May – September #23894 (single) Jul 2 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23920 (tandem) Jul 2 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23898 (single) Jul 3 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23925 (tandem) Jul 3 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23895 (single) Jul 9 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23921 (tandem) Jul 9 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23899 (single) Jul 10 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23926 (tandem) Jul 10 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23896 (single) Jul 16 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23922 (tandem) Jul 16 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23900 (single) Jul 17 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23927 (tandem) Jul 17 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23897 (single) Jul 23 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23923 (tandem) Jul 23 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23901 (single) Jul 24 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23970 (tandem) Jul 24 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23902 (single) Jul 30 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23966 (tandem) Jul 30 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23906 (single) Jul 31 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23924 (tandem) Jul 31 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Lake Wylie Sunset Kayak Tour

Family Geocaching

Join us for a relaxing kayak tour. During this class we will learn the basics of flat water kayaking while watching the sunset over Lake Wylie. We will also learn some of the history of the lake including Buster Boyd Bridge which connects North Carolina to South Carolina. Ages 16 and older - $15/person #23980 Jul 6 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23984 Jul 13 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23985 Jul 20 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23986 Jul 27 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Seeking adventure? Well, join us for the high tech treasure hunt of geocaching. You will learn the functions of a Garmin e-Trex GPS unit and how to locate and find various types of caches. GPS units are provided or bring your own. All Ages - $3 #24162 Jul 19 Tu 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Family Letterboxing and Stamp Making Join us for a letterboxing hike and discover how your family can participate in this modern day treasure hunt at parks throughout the Charlotte region. Letterboxing journal and stamp included in price. All Ages - $3 #24083 Jul 7 Th 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Second Saturdays Service Project Join us the second Saturday of every month and help us maintain the trail system in McDowell Nature Preserve. Projects are moderately strenuous in nature and the ability to hike uneven terrain and lift 25 lbs is recommended. Groups are welcome. Ages 16 and older • FREE • #23995 Jul 9 Sa 8:30am to 10:30am

Babes in the Creek Take your baby on a journey to discover all the good things about nature! Learn how to spark the sense of wonder in your little one. June thru August we will get our feet wet in the creek so dress appropriately. 18 months to 3 years • FREE • 4 Seasons trail entrance #24076 Jul 18 M 10:30am to11:15am

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National Hot Dog Day Americans consume over 20 billion hot dogs per year. Enjoy yours while supporting your local park, then visit the nature center, enjoying free crafts and live animal talks, hike a trail, or take advantage of our free fishing pole loaner program. All Ages - $1/hotdog #24082 Jul 23 Sa 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Map Reading 101 Maps come in many forms and each one has a story to tell. Learn more, including the basics of maps, map symbols, and how to navigate without your GPS in this course. Ages 14 and older • FREE • #24169 Jul 13 W 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Playing with Fire The ability to create fire has been called one of humanities greatest accomplishments and one that might save your life! Get hands on and discover a variety of ways to start a “matchless” fire and help kick off our family campfire program. No registration required. All Ages • FREE • McDowell Campground Fire Pit Every Friday May – September Aug 5 F 6:30pm to 7:00pm Aug 12 F 6:30pm to 7:00pm Aug 19 F 6:30pm to 7:00pm Aug 26 F 6:30pm to 7:00pm

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McDowell Nature Center Family Campfire Enjoy stories, eat s'mores, and sing songs around a campfire with family and friends. Groups are welcome to attend, come early to get tickets to the Nature at Night Hayride immediately following the Campfire. No registration required. All Ages • FREE • McDowell Campground Fire Pit Every Friday May – September Aug 5 F 7:00pm to 8:00pm F 7:00pm to 8:00pm Aug 12 F 7:00pm to 8:00pm Aug 19 Aug 26 F 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Nature at Night Hayride Bring your family and experience McDowell Nature Preserve at night. Weather permitting we will venture into our Prairie in search of coyote, bobcat, deer, and owls while taking in the sights and sounds of the night. Limited seating available, pre-register (17 spots) or come to the Family Campfire early to take advantage of first-come first-serve seating (min. 10 spots), contact McDowell Nature Center at 704-5885224 for more information. All Ages - $1/person McDowell Campground Fire Pit Every Friday May – September F 8:15pm to 9:45pm #23882 Aug 5 #23883 Aug 12 F 8:15pm to 9:45pm #23884 Aug 19 F 8:15pm to 9:45pm F 8:15pm to 9:45pm #23885 Aug 26

Messy by Nature Visit the Nature Center between 1 and 4 pm and enjoy a variety of messy crafts outside in our natural play area, including painting, pottery, potting plats, mud-pies and more. Dress to mess! No registration required. All Ages • FREE • Every Saturday May - September Aug 6 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm Aug 13 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm Aug 20 Sa 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Live Animal Talk

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2:00pm to 2:30; 4:00pm to 4:30pm 4:00pm to 4:30pm 2:00pm to 2:30; 4:00pm to 4:30pm 4:00pm to 4:30pm 2:00pm to 2:30; 4:00pm to 4:30pm 4:00pm to 4:30pm 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Lake Wylie Family Kayak Tour Paddle the border of the Carolinas with views of the Buster Boyd Bridge, Copperhead Island and more. All equipment and instruction provided. Children ages 59 are required to share a tandem kayak with an adult. Registration required. Ages 10 and older - $15/single Ages 5 and older w/ an adult - $20/tandem Waterfront Deck Programming Area May – September #23903 (single) Aug 6 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23967 (tandem) Aug 6 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23907 (single) Aug 7 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23971 (tandem) Aug 7 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23904 (single) Aug 13 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23968 (tandem) Aug 13 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23908 (single) Aug 14 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23972 (tandem) Aug 14 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23905 (single) Aug 20 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23969 (tandem) Aug 20 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #23909 (single) Aug 21 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23973 (tandem) Aug 21 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23910 (single) Aug 28 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm #23974 (tandem) Aug 28 Su 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Second Saturdays Service Project Join us the second Saturday of every month and help us maintain the trail system in McDowell Nature Preserve. Projects are moderately strenuous in nature and the ability to hike uneven terrain and lift 25 lbs is recommended. Groups are welcome. Ages 16 and older • FREE • Sa 8:30am to 10:30 am #23996 Aug 13

Summer Camps 2011 Family Survivor Camp

Take your baby on a journey to discover all the good things about nature! Learn how to spark the sense of wonder in your little one. June thru August we will get our feet wet in the creek so dress appropriately. 18 months to 3 years • FREE • 4 Seasons trail entrance M 10:30am to11:15am #24068 Aug 15

Could you survive a week in the woods with your family? Explore the great outdoors and the skills you need to do so...Fire building, Fishing, Kayaking, Campfire cooking…then cap it off with a Campout where we will sing songs, roast smores, and take a Nature at Night Hayride before falling asleep in a private tent with your family. All gear and meals are provided (Lunch Wed. – Fri. and Dinner Fri. night) and additional adults are welcome for the campout. (At least 1 adult from each family is required to be registered) All Ages - $65/person #21748 Jun 15 to Jun 18 W Th 9:00am to 4:00pm 9:00am to Sa 10:00am F

Forts and Hideouts

Where the Wild Things REALLY Are

Babes in the Creek

During this program we will hike through the woods and find the perfect place to build a fort or hideout. We’ll find out what it takes to make your fort indestructible, and what kinds of resources Mother Nature has to offer to build our fort or hideout. Ages 10 and older - $3 #24183 Aug 9 Tu 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Lifecycle of Dragonflies An investigation of dragonflies from start to finish learning about habits and habitats. We will be looking to name different species crawling in the water and flying in the air. Ages 10 to 13 • FREE • #24181 Aug 18 Th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Lake Wylie Sunset Kayak Tour Join us for a relaxing kayak tour. During this class we will learn the basics of flat water kayaking while watching the sunset over Lake Wylie. We will also learn some of the history of the lake including Buster Boyd Bridge which connects North Carolina to South Carolina. Ages 16 and older - $15/person #23988 Aug 3 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23989 Aug 10 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23990 Aug 17 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23991 Aug 24 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm #23992 Aug 31 W 6:30pm to 8:30pm

McDowell Nature Center Where are all the wonderfully wild things here at McDowell Nature Preserve? Discover animals and habitats at the Preserve while completing fun crafts and a variety of fun filled activities! Ages 4 to 6 - $75 #21421 Jun 20 to Jun 24 9:00am to 12:00pm M Tu W Th F #21423 Jun 20 to Jun 24 1:00pm to 4:00pm M Tu W Th F

Outdoor Explorers Camp McDowell Nature Center Interest in nature and outdoor recreation starts at an early age, help your child get a jump on discovering both as we explore the nature around them through kayaking, fishing, hiking and other outdoor recreation opportunities. As always animal encounters, crafts, games, and lots of fun are included. Ages 7 to 9 - $160 #21557 Jul 11 to Jul 15 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm #21743 Aug 15 to Aug 19 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Adventure Camp McDowell Nature Center Discover water ecology while learning to kayak, become skilled at shelter building as you learn about animal homes and explore the lives of nocturnal animals during an overnight camp-out. Interest in nature and outdoor recreation develops during youth, start them on a path filled with adventure today! (Camp ends at 10 a.m. on Fri. following an overnight Campout) Ages 9 to 12 - $160 #21560 Jul 4 to Jul 8 M Tu W 9:00am to 4:00pm Th 9:00am to F 10:00am

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What does a snake feel like? Can turtles trade shells? Discover these answers and more while you get up close to several resident animals of McDowell Nature Center, the Preserve, and possibly your backyard. No registration required. All Ages • FREE • Every Saturday and Sunday, May – September

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Latta Plantation Nature Center Stability Wellness: Emotional Eating

6211 Sample Road, Huntersville 704.875.1391 Open Mon-Sat 9:00 am to 5:00pm, Sun 1:00pm to 5:00pm All programs meet at Latta Plantation Nature Center unless otherwise noted.

During this lecture will explore emotional eating and why we crave what we crave. Adults • FREE • #24310 Jul 3 Su 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sounds of Summer Insects and birds fill the summer days with their chirps and calls. We will hike the Habitat Trail with our listening ears open to discover all the wonderful sounds of summer. Includes craft. Ages 3 to 7 with an adult - $2 #24182 Jul 9 Sa 10:30am to 11:30am

Fantastic Fish This is a chance for you to learn more about fish and go fishing all in the same day. First we will talk about why fish are unique and then we will go fishing on Mountain Island Lake. Ages 5 to 12 - $3 Shelter #2 #24184 Jul 10 Su 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Grub Club

100 Mile Hike Club

Grub Club

Bountiful Butterflies

Ready for a challenge? Come hike a hundred…miles that is. Of course take your time and join us for a mile at a time. Register for hikes throughout the year at any of Mecklenburg County’s Nature Preserves and earn credit towards t-shirts, patches, and more. Be the first to reach a hundred! Membership to the club is free however each hike may have a small fee. You will be issued a membership card to record your hikes. Any naturalist led can count towards your hundred. A staff signature is required for credit. All Ages • FREE •

Join us for this hands-on monthly offering in which we will learn about different aspects of vegetable gardening. Each month will be a different topic, which may include planting seeds, taking care of the garden, and what to do once the vegetables are ripe. Ages 3 to 6 - $3 #24163 Jun 14 Tu 3:00pm to 4:30pm Ages 7 to 12 - $3 #24166 Jun 14 Tu 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Butterflies are marvelous creatures. Learn about their life cycle, habits, and the most common ones found in Mecklenburg County. Be ready to go outside and hunt for butterflies as well. Ages 4 to 10 - $3 #24179 Jun 26 Su 2:00om to 3:30pm

Saturday Nature Nook Let your child’s imagination soar during story time at the nature center! Every Saturday your child will hear a new nature story followed by an up-close encounter with one of our animals or another fun activity. No registration required. Geared for ages 3 to 6 but all ages welcome • FREE • Every Saturday 10:00am to 10:30am

Solstice Sunrise Hike Watch the sunrise over Mountain Island Lake as we gear up for the first day of summer, and the longest day of the year, on June 21st. Take this opportunity to enjoy the outdoors before the heat of summer hits! All ages • FREE • #24170 Jun 18 Sa 6:30am to 8:00am

Sunset Segway Adventure Tour

We will explore a prairie ecosystem and use the knowledge that we gain to build our very own soda bottle ecosystem. Ages 9 to 13 - $3 #24157 Jun 4 Sa 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Explore Latta Plantation Nature Preserve at sunset on a Segway! Learn to ride these self-balancing machines and see nature like never before! See the Shady and Catawba Trails, the Buzzard Rock Overlook and beautiful views of the sun set over Mtn. Island Lake. Call for details and rider restrictions. Ages 18 and older - $35 Segway Building at Waterfront parking lot #24171 Jun 18 Sa 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Tree Explorers

The Insect Investigation

Come learn all about trees. We will discuss how trees live, what is inside a tree, and how to identify them. Ages 5 to 12 - $3 #24160 Jun 5 Su 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Insects are all around. Some we are not able to see without getting our hands dirty. Come learn about all kinds of insects and places they live. Ages 5 to 12 - $3 #24175 Jun 19 Su 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Saturday Scientist: Ecosystems

Tails on the Trail Get Fido out of the house! Your canine companion will discover interesting scents and fascinating creatures on these monthly hikes that are designed to be fun and provide your dog with crucial socialization. Current rabies vaccination required. No aggressive dogs, please. Adults • FREE • #24180 Jun 25 Sa 11:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday Scientist: Stream Study Beat the heat of summer by exploring our garden stream. We will use water nets to catch tadpoles and insects that lurk in the water. Prepare to get wet! Ages 9 to 13 - $2 #24158 Jul 2 Sa 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for this hands-on monthly offering in which we will learn about different aspects of vegetable gardening. Each month will be a different topic, which may include planting seeds, taking care of the garden, and what to do once the vegetables are ripe. Ages 3 to 6 - $3 #24164 Jul 12 Tu 3:00pm to 4:30pm Ages 7 to 12 - $3 #24167 Jul 12 Tu 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Busy Bees Join us for an interactive lesson about honeybees! We’ll learn how they make honey and what we can do to attract them to our garden. Includes game and craft. Ages 3 to 7 with adult - $2 #24185 Jul 16 Sa 10:30am to 11:30am

Sunset Segway Adventure Tour Explore Latta Plantation Nature Preserve at sunset on a Segway! Learn to ride these self-balancing machines and see nature like never before! See the Shady and Catawba Trails, the Buzzard Rock Overlook and beautiful views of the sun set over Mtn. Island Lake. Call for details and rider restrictions. Ages 18 and older - $35 Segway Building at Waterfront parking lot #24172 Jul 16 Sa 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Stability Wellness: Sugar During this lecture we will be looking at sugar and the other names that it hides behind. We will also look at options that are healthy alternatives to sugar. There will be a few sweet things to sample as well. Adults • FREE • #24309 Jun 5 Su 2:00pm to 3:00pm

NC Tree ID Hike Become a tree detective! Learn some of North Carolina’s most common trees and how to identify them using simple techniques. Terrain: Easy to moderate 1.0 – 2.0 miles Ages 12 and older - $3 #24161 Jun 5 Su 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Kayaking and Segway Adventure Day Spend the day with us as we ride Segways on the trail and kayak on Mountain Island Lake. The Segway Tour will be in the morning, followed by a catered lunch, with flat water kayaking in the afternoon. All equipment provided. Ages 18 and older - $55 Segway Building at Waterfront parking lot #24176 Jun 25 Sa 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Latta Plantation Nature Center Nature’s Picnic

Fantastic Fish

All sorts of edible plants and fruits can be found in the woods. We will learn how to safely gather food from the forest and sample some of the treats that can be found there. Ages 3 to 7 with an adult - $3 Sa 10:30am to 11:30am #24188 Jul 23

This is a chance for you to learn more about fish and go fishing all in the same day. First we will talk about why fish are unique and then we will go fishing on Mountain Island Lake. Ages 5 to 12 - $3 Shelter #2 Su 2:00pm to 3:30pm #24194 Aug 21

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Hike Animals are not the only ones who can benefit from plants of the forest! Man has always had a connection with edible and medicinal plants and we still depend on them for our health and well being. Join us for a 23 mile hike to learn about some of these plants. Ages 12 and older - $4 #24190 Jul 24 Su 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kayaking and Segway Adventure Day Spend the day with us as we ride Segways on the trail and kayak on Mountain Island Lake. The Segway Tour will be in the morning, followed by a catered lunch, with flat water kayaking in the afternoon. All equipment provided. Ages 18 and older - $55 Segway Building at Waterfront parking lot #24177 Jul 30 Sa 9:00am to 4:00pm

Grow Your Own Vegetables Have you ever wanted to start a vegetable garden, but did not know how to build one or what vegetables to grow? This is your chance to come learn all about vegetable gardening and how to take care of the garden and your plants. Ages 12 and older - $4 #24191 Jul 31 Su 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Stability Wellness: The Good the Bad and the Ugly During this session we will look at foods enjoy often, foods to limit and foods to stay way from altogether. Adults • FREE • #24311 Aug 7 Su 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Grub Club Join us for this hands-on monthly offering in which we will learn about different aspects of vegetable gardening. Each month will be a different topic, which may include planting seeds, taking care of the garden, and what to do once the vegetables are ripe. Ages 3 to 6 - $3 #24165 Aug 9 Tu 3:00pm to 4:30pm Ages 7 to 12 - $3 #24168 Aug 9 Tu 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Composting for Beginners Have you ever wanted to start a compost bin, but did not know how? Come and learn how easy it is to start and maintain your own compost bin and a worm bin. Ages 12 and older - $4 #24193 Aug 14 Su 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Sunset Segway Adventure Tour Explore Latta Plantation Nature Preserve at sunset on a Segway! Learn to ride these self-balancing machines and see nature like never before! See the Shady and Catawba Trails, the Buzzard Rock Overlook and beautiful views of the sun set over Mtn. Island Lake. Call for details and rider restrictions. Ages 18 and older - $35 Segway Building at Waterfront parking lot #24173 Aug 20 Sa 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Interested in all things creepy and crawly? Do you love snakes, toads and lizards? Join a naturalist as we hunt for Herptiles (Reptiles and Amphibians) around the Nature Preserve. Ages 5 and older - $4/adult, $3/child #24195 Aug 28 Su 1:00pm to 2:30pm

What has six legs, three body parts, and can be found just about everywhere you look? Insects! Bring your child out to explore a world so tiny that you need a magnifying glass to see it. Each day will be exciting as we investigate the world of insects through games, hands-on activities, crafts, and more. Ages 4 to 6 - $75 #21729 Jun 20 to 24 1:00pm to 4:00pm M Tu W Th F #21728 Aug 8 to 12 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 12:00pm

Alphabet Hike

L.A.N.D. Camp: Nutty Professor

Herptile Hunt

Take a hike and learn your ABC’s. A is for acorn, B is for Butterfly, etc. Now you’ll know your ABC’s after discovering nature on this alphabet hike. Ages 4 to 10 - $3 Su 3:30pm to 4:30pm #24196 Aug 28

“Why is the sky blue? How do birds fly?” Curious children are scientists in the making! We will encourage your child’s inner scientist with fun experiments like making slime and sprouting seeds. Each day will be hands-on and minds-on with experiments, crafts, stories, and more. Ages 4 to 6 - $60 #21732 Jul 5 to 8 Tu W Th F 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Segway Adventure Tour Explore Latta Plantation Nature Preserve on a Segway! Learn to ride these self-balancing machines and see nature like never before! See the Shady and Catawba Trails, the Buzzard Rock Overlook and beautiful views of the sun set over Mtn. Island Lake. Call for details and rider restrictions. Ages 18 and older - $35 Segway Building at Waterfront parking lot #24197 Jun 4 Sa 9:00am to 12:00pm #24208 Jun 4 Sa 3:00pm to 6:00pm #24198 Jun 5 Su 9:00am to 12:00pm #24209 Jun 5 Su 3:00pm to 6:00pm #24217 Jun 18 Sa 11:00am to 2:00pm #24199 Jun 19 Su 9:00am to 12:00pm #24210 Jun 19 Su 3:00pm to 6:00pm #24200 Jul 2 Sa 9:00am to 12:00pm #24211 Jul 2 Sa 3:00pm to 6:00pm #24201 Jul 3 Su 9:00am to 12:00pm #24212 Jul 3 Su 3:00pm to 6:00pm #24202 Jul 4 M 9:00am to 12:00pm #24203 Jul 9 Sa 9:00am to 12:00pm #24218 Jul 16 Sa 11:00am to 2:00pm #24204 Jul 17 Su 9:00am to 12:00pm #24213 Jul 17 Su 3:00pm to 6:00pm #24205 Aug 6 Sa 9:00am to 12:00pm #24214 Aug 6 Sa 3:00pm to 6:00pm #24206 Aug 7 Su 9:00am to 12:00pm #24215 Aug 7 Su 3:00pm to 6:00pm #24219 Aug 20 Sa 10:00am to 1:00pm #24207 Aug 21 Su 9:00am to 12:00pm #24216 Aug 21 Su 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Canoeing on Mountain Island Lake Join with us as we paddle on Mtn. Island Lake. Learn the basics of flat water canoeing as we paddle along the shoreline and explore the lake. All equipment provided. Please bring water and snacks. Ages 6 and older - $15/canoe (limit 4 people per canoe) Horse Trailer Overflow Parking Lot #24243 Jun 5 Su 2:00pm to 4:00pm #24244 Jul 3 Su 2:00pm to 4:00pm #24245 Jul 10 Su 2:00pm to 4:00pm #24246 Jul 31 Su 2:00pm to 4:00pm #24247 Aug 7 Su 2:00pm to 4:00pm #24248 Aug 21 Su 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Outdoor Survival Camp Latta Plantation Nature Preserve provides everything we need in order to survive and during this fun-filled weeklong camp, campers will learn how to survive in the outdoors. We will learn about water survival as we canoe, wild edibles and medicinal plants as we hike, how to build shelters, cook in the outdoors, and make emergency hiking kits. This will all culminate in an overnight camping experience. Ages 8 to 12 - $150 #21736 Jul 25 to 27 M Tu W 9:00am to 3:00pm & Jul 28 to 29 Th F 9:00am (Th) to 10:00am (F)

All programs require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register call Latta Plantation Nature Center. Check out Latta Plantation Nature Center on Facebook for upcoming events and pictures of events and wildlife.

Mountain Island Lake Kayak Tour Join with us as we paddle on Mtn. Island Lake. Learn the basics of flat water kayaking as we paddle along the shoreline and explore the lake. All equipment provided. Please bring water and snacks. Ages 12 and older - $15/single Ages 6 and older w/ an adult - $20/tandem Horse Trailer Overflow Parking lot #24225 Jun 18 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #24234 Jun 18 Sa 12:00pm to 2:00pm #24226 Jul 2 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #24235 Jul 2 Sa 12:00pm to 2:00pm #24227 Jul 9 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #24236 Jul 9 Sa 12:00pm to 2:00pm #24228 Jul 23 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #24237 Jul 23 Sa 12:00pm to 2:00pm #24230 Aug 6 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #24238 Aug 6 Sa 12:00pm to 2:00pm #24231 Aug 13 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #24239 Aug 13 Sa 12:00pm to 2:00pm #24232 Aug 20 Sa 9:00am to 11:00am #24240 Aug 20 Sa 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Private Kayak, Canoe, and Segway Adventure Tours available. Call 704-875-1392 for details.

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If you ever wanted to be the top chef in the outdoors, then bring the family and join us to learn three different methods of outdoor cooking: campfire, Dutch oven, and a box oven. Participants will learn to safely cook in the outdoors and then eat all the outdoor masterpieces. Ages 7 and older - $6 Sa 11:00am to 1:00pm #24189 Jul 23

L.A.N.D. Camp: Busy Bugs

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Family Outdoor Cooking

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Gardening with Natives

2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, NC 28215 704.598.8857

If you want a low maintenance garden with plants that will serve as wildlife habitat and do require no chemicals, join us for a one hour talk about what to plant in your yard. Great ideas for a small yard or landscape will be shared with participants. All ages • FREE • #24253 Jul 10 Su 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Fitness Hike

Open Mon-Sat 9:00 am to 5:00pm, Sun 1:00pm to 5:00pm

All programs meet at Reedy Creek Nature Center unless otherwise noted.

Join a naturalist on a brisk morning hike through the preserve. Hikers should be prepared to walk 2 – 3 miles on uneven terrain. All age • FREE • #24255 Jul 16 Sa 9:30am to 11:00am

Summer Discovery Hike Join one of our naturalists as we explore the summer season on the trails. This will be a family friendly hike with lots of opportunities to stop and discover nature’s gifts. Participants must be able to hike 2 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 5 and older • FREE • Su 2:00pm to 4:00pm #24258 Jul 17

Summer Night Campfire 100 Mile Hike Club Ready for a challenge? Come hike a hundred…miles that is. Of course take your time and join us for a mile at a time. Register for hikes throughout the year at any of Mecklenburg County’s Nature Preserves and earn credit towards t-shirts, patches, and more. Be the first to reach a hundred! Membership to the club is free however each hike may have a small fee. You will be issued a membership card to record your hikes. Any naturalist led can count towards your hundred. A staff signature is required for credit. All Ages • FREE •

Hike for Your Health Get outside, get moving, get healthy! Fresh air, sunshine, beautiful surroundings and wonderful people are included! This is a medium to fast pace walk. Ages 12 and older • FREE • Every Tuesday 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Yoga in the Preserve Slow down and breathe while surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. This is a gentle vinyasa style class. No experience needed. Ages 16 and older - $8/drop-in or $25/4 class pass Every Tuesday 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Seeing Nature Through a Camera Lens Discover a new perspective of the natural world with your digital camera. Not a photography class, but a guide to using your camera for observing and capturing images in nature. Bring your camera and a laptop for viewing the photos if you have one. Ages 12 and older • FREE • #24222 Jun 4 Sa 10:00am to 11:30am

Trees in the Preserve Walk with the naturalist to learn the different trees in the preserve and how they fit in the ecology of the area. Learn which are invasive and exotic, and which are our native species. All ages • FREE • #24223 Jun 12 Su 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Joyce Kilmer Exploration and Camping Adventure Take a journey back in time and discover towering trees remnant of the original Appalachian forest. Explore this amazing treasure with the guidance a naturalist. The trip includes transportation, camping fees and gear and most meals. Participants must attend a pre-trip meeting on June 8 at 6 p.m. Ages 16 and older - $145 #24224 Jun 10 to 12 F 12:00pm to Su 6:00pm

Biodiversity Hike: Harper Creek Area Join us as we hike to the spectacular South Harper Creek Falls. This 6 mile mountain hike will take us to one of North Carolina’s most impressive cataracts. This will be a moderately strenuous hike on uneven terrain. Bring plenty of water, a bag lunch and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Ages 16 and older - $10 #24249 Jul 2 Sa 8:00am to 6:00pm

Join a naturalist on a stroll through the preserve after hours. Discover the secrets of nature at night. We may hear an owl or see a beaver….who knows what the night will bring. Participants must be able to hike 2 - 3 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 5 and older • FREE • #24229 Jun 17 F 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Nature Art What is nature? What is art? What happens when you put the two of the together will be up to you. Let your inside artist come out and create a master piece with supplies from nature, always being respectful with the environment. No experience is required All ages • FREE • #24233 Jun 18 Sa 10:00am to 11:00am

American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training

Go fishing with a naturalist. First-time fishermen are welcome! Fishing license required for all adults and children 16 and older. Learn interesting facts about the fish while waiting for them to bite! Ages 8 and older • FREE • #24250 Jul 3 Su 2:00pm to 3:00pm

A comprehensive first aid training for those who venture beyond the reach of professional medical responders. Hikers, backpackers, equi-trekkers, rock climbers, and scouts will all benefit from the knowledge of what to do in a medical emergency away from immediate help. Attendance both days is required for certification. Ages 14 and older - $50 #24266 Jul 23 and 30 Sa 9:00am to 5:00pm

Robinson Rock House Hike

Open Classroom: Super Heroes!

Take a stroll through our woods and learn a bit more about this intriguing structure built in 1800. Hike will be easy to moderate difficulty, and close toed shoes are recommended. A short video will be shown before the hike to highlight some of the history of the house and its inhabitants. All ages • FREE • #24251 Jul 9 Sa 9:30am to 11:00am

Super strength, being able to jump 20 times your height, or be able to freeze your body and stay alive are some “super” powers that critters in nature share with their comic counterparts. Join us for a program where we will explore heroes and villains that live at Reedy Creek All ages • FREE • #24298 Jul 24 Su 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Fishing for First Timers Evening Nature Stroll

Enjoy an evening around the campfire roasting marshmallows and hanging out with other nature lovers. Musically talented participants are welcomed to bring their instruments. All Ages • FREE • #24265 Jul 22 F 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Intro to Orienteering Take a step back from technology and learn how to navigate using a compass. Class will include an introduction to orienteering and practice using the course at RibbonWalk Nature Preserve. Please meet at RibbonWalk, 4601 Nevin Road, Charlotte. Ages 7 and older - $2.00 Maximum Ribbonwalk Nature Preserve #24241 Jun 25 Sa 10:00am to 12:00pm

Creepy Crawlies Learn about the animals that creep and crawl. Discover millipedes, pill bugs and earthworms and how they move and live. Watch them up close! All ages • FREE • #24242 Jun 26 Su 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Intro to Geocaching Get involved with the high tech treasure hunt that’s sweeping the nation, and the world! You’ll learn the basics of geocaching, then we’ll hit the trails to find caches hidden right here at Reedy Creek. Please bring a small item of $1 - $5 value if you would like to swap items from a cache. Close toed shoes are recommended. GPS units provided, or bring your own. Age 8 and older • FREE • #24297 Jul 31 Su 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Radical Reptiles Come meet our scaly, cold-blooded friends here at Reedy Creek! The program will consist of background information on some of our native snakes, turtles and lizards. You will get to meet these creatures and have an opportunity to get up close and personal with them. All ages • FREE • #24299 Aug 6 Sa 10:30am to 11:30am & 1:30am to 2:30pm

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Fern Walk

Butterflies on the Fly

Insectagations

We will learn to identify various ferns in the preserve on a leisurely walk through the woods. A good chance to examine the undergrowth for all kinds of life. Ages 6 and older • FREE • Sa 10:00am to 11:00am #24300 Aug 13

How many types of butterflies can you name? We will look at the different types, then see how many we can find on the flowers in the preserve. Learn how to attract them to your yard. Ages 6 and older • FREE • Su 2:00pm to 3:00pm #24302 Aug 14

Join us for a fun filled afternoon exploring the world of insects! We will grab our nets and head out on the trails looking for and comparing different types of insects. Participants must be able to hike 1 - 2 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 5 and older • FREE • #24304 Aug 20 Sa 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Freshwater Insects Discover the insects that live in, around and UNDER the water in our ponds and streams. We will look at some specimens in the lab, and then hike to see the living insects in their habitat. Ages 6 and older • FREE • Sa 2:00pm to 3:00pm #24301 Aug 13

Summer Nature Stroll Join a naturalist on a stroll through the preserve to discover the secrets of nature. This will be a moderately paced hike with stops along the way. Participants must be able to hike 3 - 4 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 8 and older • FREE • Sa 10:00am to 12:00pm #24303 Aug 20

5th Annual Hummingbird Festival For the fifth year in a row join us to celebrate the Ruby-throated hummingbird – one of the fastest and prettiest birds - at Reedy Creek Nature Center’s day long event. All ages will enjoy crafts, nature walks, face painting and story telling as well as special bird banding demonstrations by ornithologists. The race is on for their great migration south for the winter so you don’t want to miss this last chance glance at these amazing creatures. The event is free, however, donations are appreciated. This event is held rain or shine. Call 704.598.8857 for more information. All Ages • FREE • Sa 10:00am to 4:00pm #24327 Aug 27

Summer Camps 2011 L.A.N.D. Camp (Learning About Nature through Discovery) Bring your child out to discover the wonders of nature as we investigate different areas of the preserve including the forest, gardens, and meadows. This exciting camp will be packed full with fun activities, crafts, stories, and much more! Ages 4 to 6 - $75 #22201 Jun 14 to 18 9:00am to 12:00pm M Tu W Th F #22202 Jun 14 to 18 1:00pm to 4:00pm M Tu W Th F #22203 Jul 25 to 29 9:00am to 12:00pm M Tu W Th F #22204 Jul 25 to 29 1:00pm to 4:00pm M Tu W Th F

Adventure Camp Looking for adventure? Discover the Nature Preserves of Mecklenburg County. We'll go hiking, kayaking, orienteering and more! Ages 7 to 9 - $150 #22205 Jun 20 to 24 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Animal Adventures Campers will use Reedy Creek Nature Preserve as a classroom to discover the five classifications of vertebrates and what makes them unique. At the end of the week, campers will have a deeper appreciation for the different mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish or birds that can be found at Reedy Creek. Ages 7 to 9 - $150 #22212 Jun 27 to Jul 1 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Adventure Camp An exciting week of outdoor adventure awaits you! Hiking, kayaking, orienteering and more! Thursday overnight camping at South Mountain State Park Ages 10 to 12 - $150 #22206 Jul 11 to 15 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Ecological Field Studies Academy Educators! Teachers! Home School Leaders! Each day you will hone your field studies skills while working with biologists who use these techniques in their work. Earn CEUs and have fun rediscovering your passion! Adults - $150 (a limited number of scholarships are available) #22218 Jul 11 to 15 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Adventure Camp An exciting week of outdoor adventure awaits you! Hiking, kayaking, orienteering and more! (Wed. and Thurs. overnight camping in Pisgah National Forest) Ages 13 to 17 - $160 #22208 Jul 25 to 29 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Dirt Detectives

Many programs require registration and have limited space available. To ensure that you can participate, please register by calling 311 or 704.336.7600. All programs require preregistration unless otherwise noted. For more information, call Reedy Creek Nature Center at 704.598.8857. You can also register online at www.parkandrec.com.

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Join us for this fun and dirty week of outdoor exploration! You will participate in experiments, science activities, stream walks and more! Campers will love exploring the creepy crawly world beneath our feet. Ages 10 to 12 - $150 #22220 Aug 1 to 5 M Tu W Th F 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Mecklenburg County Recreation Centers & School Recreation Sites

Recreation centers and school rec. sites offer a variety of programs and services for groups and individuals of all ages. Join us for fitness, sports, cultural arts, youth development and most of all...FUN. Come play with us today!

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Nature centers offer many nature-based programs for all ages. Come see educational exhibits and live animals on display. Experience the natural side of Mecklenburg! FREE admission.Open 7 days a week.

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Mallard Creek Recreation Center 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road Marion Diehl Recreation Center 2219 Tyvola Road Martin Luther King Jr. School Recreation Site 500 Bilmark Avenue Merry Oaks School Recreation Site 508 Draper Avenue Methodist Home Recreation Center 3200 Shamrock Drive

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Dance Studio

Ivory Baker Recreation Center 1920 Stroud Park Court

Stage

Ray’s Splash Planet 215 N Sycamore Street

Hickory Grove Recreation Center 6709 Pence Road

Performing Arts Room

Elon Recreation Center 11401 Ardrey Kell Road

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Lockers/Showers

Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center 2921 Tuckaseegee Road

Ray’s Playhouse

Berewick Recreation Center 5910 Dixie River Road

Youth Activity Room

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center/ Grayson SkatePark 750 Beal Street

Arbor Glen Outreach Center 1520 Clanton Road

Computer Lab

Pool/ Water park

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Albemarle Road Recreation Center 5027 Idlewild Road North

Fitness Center

Multi-purpose Room

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Hours vary at each recreation center. Some offer room rentals for birthday parties and events. Call the recreation center for rates, or visit www.parkandrec.com

Kitchen

Gymnasium

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Revolution Park Sports Academy 1225 Remount Road Southview Recreation Center 1720 Vilma Street Sugaw Creek Recreation Center 943 W. Sugar Creek Road Thomasboro School Recreation Site 538 Bradford Drive Tom Sykes Recreation Center 1501 Euvlid Avenue Tuckaseegee Recreation Center 4820 Tuckaseegee Road Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center 440 Tuckaseegee Road West Charlotte Recreation Center 2400 Kendall Drive Winget School Recreation Site 12235 Winget Road

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Therapeutic Recreation

Summer Camps

June 20 - August 12, 2011 Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm Therapeutic Recreation Summer Day Camps are offered to individuals with disabilities. Camps are goal-oriented and include field trips, swimming, games, music, sports, arts & crafts, and fun with friends! Imagination Station 2-6 years old Natural Wonders 6-8 years old Summer Express 6-10 years old World of Wonders 9-12 years old Teen Scene 13-21 years old TRue 18-35 years old Mail-in Registration Begins March 2011 Walk-in Registration Begins April 2011 Camps are $100 per week and payment is due at time of registration For more information: Call 704.432.0237 or Visit us online at http://tr.charmeck.org

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Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camps Pre-School (ages 2-6): Imagination Station: for pre-school, ages 2-6 with disabilities All aboard! Spend you summer on the Discovery Train exploring yourself and the world around you. Camp will allow for curious discovery through science, art, health, music, friendships, sports, and games. Each week the Discovery Train will travel to a different place, such as Animal World, Health Island, and Helping Hands Blvd. Imagination Station is a great opportunity to introduce children to a group recreation setting or allow for continued interaction with their peers during the summer months. There’s no doubt, kids will enjoy this camp that encourages non-stop fun and imagination! Contact: Angela Conti at 704-432-4329 or Angela.Conti@mecklenburgcountync.gov

Youth (ages 6-12): Natural Wonders: for youth, ages 6-9 with disabilities This program is designed to introduce the joys of summer to children with disabilities ages 6-9. Together they will learn about nature, sports, group games, arts and crafts, aquatics, outdoor adventure, science, theatre and friendship. The will participate in group play, fitness, sports, music, art and be involved in camp field trips. Contact: Megan Hotze at 704-432-4326 or Megan.Hotze@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov Summer Express: for youth, ages 6-9 with disabilities Climb aboard the “Summer Express”! This camp is designed for children who are at their best in a small group setting. Our travels will take us to Summer Fun Depot, Art-full City, Great Outdoors Center, Musical Mountain, Stars & Stripes Station, Olympic Kids Peak, and other exciting destinations! Camp activities will also include water play, group games, arts & crafts, gardening activities, playground time, field trips and more. Contact: Karen Howard at 704-432-4325 or Karen.Howard@mecklenburgcountync.gov World of Wonders: for youth, ages 10-12 with disabilities Children will learn about nature and environmental stewardship through hands-on educational activities, stories, music, art and craft activities, skits and games. We’ll take time for fun, summer-time activities, too, including swimming, homemade ice cream, picnics and outdoor play! Learn about plants, trees, the seasons, insects, spiders, birds, bats and more! Contact: Ariel Kliem at 704-432-4327 or Ariel.Kliem@mecklenburgcountync.gov

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Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camps Teens (ages 13-21): Teen Scene: for teens, ages 13-21 with disabilities Teen Scene is an eight-week summer day camp for teens ages 13-21 with disabilities. This camp will feature weekly themes and activities. In addition, campers will participate in traditional activities such as sports, swimming, arts and crafts, music and art therapy, cooperative games and guest speakers. This “scene” will be labeled as “Guaranteed Fun.” Contacts: Jana McMullen at 704-432-4330 or Jana.McMullen@mecklenburgcountync.gov Margot Howell at 704-432-4328 or Margot.Howell@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

Young Adults (ages 22-35): TRue (TR uptown experience): for young adults ages 22-35 with disabilities The TR Uptown Experience will mix fun summer activities with important life skills. This camp will focus on various activities such as swimming, field trips, sports, crafts and more. It will also give participants an opportunity to work on independent living skills such as utilizing public transportation, improving money management skills and practicing appropriate social skills while utilizing the Light Rail, Goldrush and CATS bus system. Contact: Peggy Walker at 704-432-4331 or Peggy.Walker@mecklenburgcountync.gov

Paralympic Experience Day

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Individuals with physical and visual disabilities are invited to the Paralympic Experience, a day-long celebration of Paralympic sports. The goal of the program is to show individuals with physical and visual impairments how participation in sport and living a healthy, active lifestyle can have a profoundly positive impact on their lives. Participants will have the opportunity to try new sports and learn new skills. For more information, contact: Jana.McMullen@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

Visit: http://TR.Charmeck.org to find out more about all the programs offered by Therapeutic Recreation. No matter what your age or what kind of disability you may have, we have programs that are sure to keep you involved in the community and having fun.

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Therapeutic Recreation Programs & Activities “Garden 2 You” Farmer’s Market and Classes Come out to a new, one-of-a-kind farmers market at the Marion Diehl Recreation Center! Vegetables, herbs and plants will be available for purchase, to benefit the Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camp scholarship fund. Produce and plants will be grown by the Gifted Gardeners TR horticulture class, and donated by local gardeners. The Garden 2 You market is a great place to find the freshest local food, in your neighborhood! Garden 2 You Classes are offered in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension, and include information about healthy eating on a budget; creative recipes for people on a special diet; and much more. Classes are designed for adults and seniors who have health issues or a disability. Come and learn how to find, preserve and use locally grown food, and EAT HEALTHY!

Challenger Flag Football Challenger Flag Football begins its 6th season in the fall of 2011. This program gives youth, teens, and young adults with disabilities, ages 8 – 25, the opportunity to meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and have a great time playing football.

All about the Arts Program The All about the Arts Program provides the opportunity of creative arts to individuals with disabilities. The arts offer resources to self-expression, communication, and independence. The program provides participants to experience all forms of arts from theater to photography. The program includes 14 weeks of voice projection, set design, expression, choreography, and photography by teens and young adults with disabilities.

Teen After School Program The School Day is over, but you’re still looking for something to do? Come join us for the Teen Afterschool Program! This is a great opportunity to make friends, have fun, and learn new skills. Participants will enjoy sports, crafts, swimming and much more!

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2011 Summer Camps for Kids & Teens Registration for Summer Camp now! To register, see the “Register One of Three Ways” box.

PRESCHOOL

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

L.A.N.D. Camp ( Learning About Nature through Discovery)

4-H: Cloverbud Day Camp

Bring your child outside to discover the wonders of nature as we investigate different areas of the preserve including the forest, gardens and meadows. For more information call 704.598.8857. Ages 4 to 6 - $75 Reedy Creek Nature Center #22201 Jun 13 - Jun 17 M-F 9:00am to12:00pm #22202 Jun 13 - Jun 17 M-F 1:00pm to 4:00pm #22203 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 9:00am to12:00pm #22204 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Campers will be introduced to 4-H by participating in a variety of activities that will enlighten them about their senses, values, health and fitness, the environment, and animals. Five year old campers must have completed kindergarten. For more information and to register, call the 4-H Office at 704.336.2082 or visit www.mecklenburgcounty4h.org. Ages 6 to 8 - $50 Armory Training Facility #21243 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 9:00am to12:00pm

L.A.N.D. Camp: Busy Bugs

4-H: Motorsports Day Camp

L.A.N.D. Camp ( Learning About Nature through Discovery): What has six legs, three body parts, and can be found just about everywhere you look? Insects! Bring your child out to explore a world so tiny that you need a magnifying glass to see it. Each day will be exciting as we investigate the world of insects through games, hands-on activities, crafts, and more. Ages 4 to 6 - $75 Latta Plantation Nature Center #21726 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 9:00am to12:00pm #21729 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 1:00pm to 4:00pm #21727 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 9:00am to12:00pm #21728 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F 9:00am to12:00pm

Participants in the one-week day camp will experience the life of a pit crew as they design, update and race radio-controlled cars. Using specific math, engineering and technology skills, the campers will solve real-life racing problems. We will also visit local racing shops and tour the speedway. For more information, contact Joel.Kent@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-4324806. Ages 9 to 13 - $75 Tom Sykes Recreation Center #22512 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm #23606 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

L.A.N.D. Camp: Nutty Professor

4-H: Residential Summer Camp

L.A.N.D. Camp ( Learning About Nature through Discovery): ‘Why is the sky blue? How do birds fly?’ Curious children are scientists in the making! We will encourage your child’s inner scientist with fun experiments like making slime and sprouting seeds. Each day will be hands-on and minds-on with experiments, crafts, stories, and more. Ages 4 to 6 - $60 Latta Plantation Nature Center #21731 Jul 5 - Jul 8 Tu-F 9:00am to12:00pm #21732 Jul 5 - Jul 8 Tu-F 1:00pm to 4:00pm Ages 4 to 6 - $75 Latta Plantation Nature Center #21730 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F 9:00am to12:00pm

Where the Wild Things REALLY Are Where are all the wonderfully wild things here at McDowell Nature Preserve? Discover animals and habitats at the Preserve while completing fun crafts and a variety of fun filled activities! Ages 4 to 6 - $75 McDowell Nature Center #21421 Jun 20 - 24 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm #21423 Jun 20 - 24 M-F 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Overnight residential camp located in Eastern North Carolina open to any Mecklenburg County youth. While at 4-H campers enjoy swimming, archery, crafts, marine ecology, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and much more. Transportation to and from camp provided. For more information and to register, contact 704.336.2082 or visit: www.mecklenburgcounty4h.org. Ages 8 to 13 - $350 Off Site Location #21239 Jun 26 - Jul 1 Su-F 12:00pm to12:00pm

Adventure Camp Discover water ecology while learning to kayak, become skilled at shelter building as you learn about animal homes and explore the lives of nocturnal animals during an overnight camp-out. Interest in nature and outdoor recreation develops during youth, start them on a path filled with adventure today! (Camp ends at 10 a.m. on Fri. following an overnight Campout) Ages 10 to 12 - $160 McDowell Nature Center #21560 Jul 4-Jul 8 M-W 9:00am to 4:00pm Th 9:00am- F 10:00am

Adventure Camp at Wallace Pruitt

Outdoor Adventure Camp

Kayaking, fishing, hiking and hayrides are just a few of the outdoor adventures that campers will participate in as they discover nature while visiting local nature preserves and state parks. Campers will get up close with local wildlife, create works of art, and have lots of fun while learning new skills and developing confidence in the outdoors. Interest in nature and outdoor recreation starts at an early age, sign your camper up today! (Camp ends at 10 a.m. on Fri. following an overnight campout. Dinner, breakfast and gear provided.) Ages 10 to 12 - $45 Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #21744 Jul 4 - Jul 8 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #21745 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Explore Latta Plantation Nature Preserve as you have never done before. Canoeing, fishing, wilderness survival, wild edibles and field games are just some of the fun activities we will enjoy during this weeklong day camp. Ages 7 to 10 - $150 Latta Plantation Nature Center #21733 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 9:00am to 3:00pm #21734 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 9:00am to 3:00pm

Animal Adventures Camp Campers will use Reedy Creek Nature Preserve as a classroom to discover the five classifications of vertebrates and what makes them unique. At the end of the week, campers will have a deeper appreciation for the different mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish or birds that can be found at Reedy Creek. Ages 7 to 9 - $150 Reedy Creek Nature Center #22212 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Camp Cannonball Beat the heat and make a splash with any session of Camp Cannonball! Fun includes water games, crafts, field trips and loads of swimming! For more information email Bryan.Joyner@mecklenburgcountync.gov or call 704.432.1140. Ages 6 to 12 - $175 Ray’s Splash Planet #21679 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 7:30am to 6:00pm #21681 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 7:30am to 6:00pm #21682 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 7:30am to 6:00pm #21683 Aug 15 - Aug 19M-F 7:30am to 6:00pm

Outdoor Explorers Camp Interest in nature and outdoor recreation starts at an early age, help your child get a jump on discovering both as we explore the nature around them through kayaking, fishing, hiking and other outdoor recreation opportunities. As always animal encounters, crafts, games, and lots of fun are included. Ages 7 to 9 - $160 McDowell Nature Center #21557 Jul 11-Jul 15 M- F 9:00am to 4:00pm #21743 Aug 15-Aug 19 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Outdoor Explorers Camp at Wallace Pruitt Kayaking, fishing, hiking and hayrides are just a few of the outdoor adventures that campers will participate in as they discover nature while visiting local nature preserves and state parks. Campers will get up close with local wildlife, create works of art, and have lots of fun while learning new skills and developing confidence in the outdoors. Interest in nature and outdoor recreation starts at an early age, sign your camper up today! Ages 7 to 9 - $45 Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #21738 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #21739 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #21740 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #21741 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #21742 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Nature Adventure Camp Looking for adventure? Discover the Nature Preserves of Mecklenburg County. We’ll go hiking, kayaking, orienteering and more.! For more information, contact Reedy.Creek@mecklenburgcountync.gov or 704.598.8857. Ages 7 to 17 - $150 Reedy Creek Nature Center Ages 7 to 9 #22205 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm Ages 10 to 12 #22206 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm Ages 13 to 17 #22208 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Thomasboro Community Summer RAY Camp A traditional outdoor day camp in keeping with the ‘No Child Left Inside’ initiative. Active games & sports, art projects, swimming, social and selfdirected play opportunities, nature and environmental activities, and lots of time to play outside. For more information Derichard.McCoy@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.399.3911. Ages 6 to 11 - $45 Thomasboro School Recreation Site #22583 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #22584 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #22585 Jul 5 - Jul 8 Tu-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #22586 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #22587 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #22588 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #22589 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #22590 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Traditional Summer RAY Camp: 360° of PLAY A traditional outdoor day camp in keeping with the ‘No Child Left Inside’ initiative. Enrichment using the 4-H curriculum, active games & sports, art projects, swimming, social and self-directed play opportunities, nature and environmental activities, field trips and lots of time to play outside. For more information, contact Heidi.Kitterman@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.336.5673. Ages 6 to 11 - $70 Mallard Creek Recreation Center #22556 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22557 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22558 Jul 5 - Jul 8 Tu-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22559 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22560 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22561 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22562 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22563 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Hickory Grove Recreation Center #22564 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22565 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22566 Jul 5 - Jul 8 Tu-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22567 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22568 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm

#22569 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F #22570 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F #22571 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F Berewick Recreation Center #22572 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F #22576 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F #22577 Jul 5 - Jul 8 Tu-F #22578 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F #22579 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F #22580 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F #22581 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F #22582 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F

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Traditional: Adventures in Play A traditional outdoor day camp in keeping with the ‘No Child Left Inside’ initiative. Enrichment using the 4-H curriculum, active games & sports, art projects, swimming, social and self-directed play opportunities, nature and environmental activities and lots of time to play outside. For more information, contact Heidi.Kitterman@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.336.5673. Ages 6 to 11 - $45 Ivory Baker Recreation Center #22591 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm #22592 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm #22593 Jul 5 - Jul 8 Tu-F 8:30am to 5:30pm #22594 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm #22595 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm #22596 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm #22597 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm #22598 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm

Wild at Reedy Summer Camp Campers will go wild for our action packed week of ecological exploration at Reedy Creek. We will investigate the plants, animals and natural features of our Nature Preserve through hikes, games, experiments and art. This camp aims to give your child a sense of pride and understanding of our urban oasis. To register call Reedy Creek Nature Center at 704.598.8857 Ages 7 to 9 - $150 Reedy Creek Nature Center #22219 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Midwood Summer Tennis and Sports Camp Camps will focus mainly on tennis, but will also include a variety of other sports that teach not only athletic skills like balance, coordination, and quickness, but life skills including teamwork, character and personal responsibility. Additionally, campers will participate in educational and enrichment programs for a part of every day. For more information, contact 704.491.1846 or tom@midwoodtennisacademy.com or visit www.midwoodtennisacademy.com Ages 6 to 14 - $220 full day/$120 half day Tom Sykes Recreation Center #22511 Jun 20 - Aug 19 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sports: Basketball and Beyond Skills Day Camp Children of any experience level will learn fundamental basketball skills. Basic drills, ball handling, shooting and more. For more information, contact Terence.McMurray@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.4580. Ages 8 to 13 - $55 per week Ivory Baker Recreation Center # 23619 Jun 13 - Jun 17 M-F 10:00am to 6:00pm # 23620 Aug 15 - Aug 19 M-F 10:00am to 6:00pm

MIDDLE SCHOOL 4-H: Outdoor Escapades Day Camp Participants in this one week day camp will experience all aspects of the outdoors including outdoor cooking, hiking, camping essentials, fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, white water rafting, mountain biking and much, much more! For more information and to register contact www.mecklenburgcounthy4h.org or 704.336.2082. Ages 12 to 15 - $90 Armory Training Facility #21237 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm #21238 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm

4-H: Film Making Experience In this packed week of camp, we will explore film making, digital story telling and videography. Campers will complete the pre-production, production and post-production process as they create three mini-films. For more information and to register, contact 704.336.2082 or www.mecklenburgcounty4h.org Ages 12 to 15 - $75 Armory Training Facility #21241 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm #21242 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm

Recreation Centers, School Recreation Sites, Nature Centers address and phone numbers see pages 5, 22 & 23

Aquatics: Camp Neptune Charlotte’s original swim camp. Activities include wakeboarding, water polo, snorkeling and field trips to water parks. Swim test are available. For more information, contact Matthew.Jakubowski@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704.336.3483. Ages 8 to 13 - $175 Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center #21684 Jun 13 - Jun 17 M-F 7:30am to 6:00pm #21688 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 7:30am to 6:00pm #21689 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 7:30am to 6:00pm #21690 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F 7:30am to 6:00pm

Dirt Detectives Summer Camp Join us for this fun and dirty week of outdoor exploration! You will participate in experiments, science activities, stream walks and more! Campers will love exploring the creepy crawly world beneath our feet. Ages 10 to 12 - $150 Reedy Creek Nature Center #22220 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Jr. Lifeguarding Camp An educational program, that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes and skills preparing them for future and successful completion of the Red Cross Lifeguarding . Must know how to swim. For more information, contact Patricia.Daly@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.1141. Ages 11 to 14 - $175/$150 Ray’s Splash Planet #22007 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 8:30am to 4:30pm

Register One of Three Ways Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option: CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. CALL 311 (704.336.7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs 4, 5, 22 & 23. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Outdoor Survival Camp

Specialty: Skate Camp

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve provides everything we need in order to survive and during this fun-filled weeklong camp, campers will learn how to survive in the outdoors. We will learn about water survival as we canoe, wild edibles and medicinal plants as we hike, how to build shelters, cook in the outdoors and make emergency hiking kits. This will all culminate in an overnight camping experience. Ages 8 to 12 - $150 Latta Plantation Nature Center #21736 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-W 9:00am to3:00pm Th 9:00am to Fri 10:00am

Ever wish you could spend your summer skating all day long? Now you can! Come out and improve your skills, learn some new tricks and most of all have fun with help from our instructors. For more information contact Kobeyah.Riley@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704.432.5231. Ages 7 to 14 - $150 Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #22599 Jun 13 - Jun 17 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm #22600 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm #22601 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm Tu-F 9:00am to 5:00pm #22602 Jul 5 - Jul 8 #22603 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm #22604 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

Specialty: Fit & Fabulous Camp This camp puts a fun spin on the phrase “Be your best self”. Fit and Fabulous Camp focuses on total wellness by teaching stress management, time management, positive self esteem, personal hygiene, good nutrition, and exposure to fun and modern exercises in a fun and interactive environment through hands on learning and a hosts of guest speakers and instructors. Campers redefine what it means to be connected with their mind, bodies, and soul! For more information contact Ariel.Henderson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.4580 Ages 12 to 17 - $50 Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #22629 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #22630 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Specialty: InterACT Drama Camp During this two week camp you will help create a play, from writing and learning dialogue, creating costumes and sets. Endng with a performance on the final day. Gain confidence while performing in front of an audience and boost your self-esteem as you receive support from your fellow actors! No camp Monday, July 4. For more information contact Olema.Edwards@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.1533. Ages 12 to 17 - $100 Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #22635 Jun 27 - Jul 8 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Traditional: MeckTeens X-treme Want an incredible summer? Learn new skills, explore new interests and experience a mixture of varied activities, such as career choices, fitness/wellness, visual/performing arts, literacy,technology, trips, team building, outdoor adventure and X-tremely Cool Fun! Ages 12 to 15 - $45 Methodist Home Recreation Center #20910 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #20881 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #20882 Jul 5 - Jul 8 Tu-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #20883 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #20884 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #20885 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #20886 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #20880 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm West Charlotte Recreation Center #22668 Jun 20 - Jun 24 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22669 Jun 27 - Jul 1 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22670 Jul 5 - Jul 8 Tu-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22671 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22672 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22673 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22674 Aug 1 - Aug 5 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #22675 Aug 8 - Aug 12 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm

HIGH SCHOOL 4-H: Teen Congress Held on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. The week consist of workshops and seminars surrounding the state 4-H theme, government and citizenship, leadership and teamwork and lots of social opportunities. For more information and to register, contact 704.336.2082 or visit: www.mecklenburgcounty4h.org. Ages 13 to 18 - $150 Off Site Location #21240 Jul 18 - Jul 21 M-Th 8:00am to 5:00pm

meals are provided (Lunch Wed. - Fri. and Dinner Fri. night) and additional adults are welcome for the campout. (At least 1 adult from each family is required to be registered). For more information contact McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224. All Ages - $55/$10 campout only McDowell Nature Center #21748 Jun 15 - Jun 18 W-Th 9:00am to 4:00pm F 9:00am to Sa 10:00am

Specialty: Speed, Agility and Quickness Camp Improve athletic performance by simultaneously developing technique, speed & strength. Designed for Middle and High School Athletes. For more information contact John.Kelley@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.704.399.4492. Ages 12 to 18 - $50 Tuckaseegee Park #22633 Jul 11 - Jul 15 M-F 7:00am to11:00am #22634 Jul 18 - Jul 22 M-F 7:00am to11:00am

FAMILY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Family Survivor Camp Could you survive a week in the woods with your family? Explore the great outdoors and the skills you need to do so...Fire building, fishing, kayaking, campfire cooking…then cap it off with a Campout where we will sing songs, roast smores, and take a Nature at Night Hayride before falling asleep in a private tent with your family. All gear and

Synchronized Swimming Synchronized Swimming is an Olympic and collegiate varsity sport that combines the skills of swimming, gymnastic, diving, and dance. Synchronized swimmers execute precision movements in the water. Participants will learn components of Synchronized swimming during the week. Ages 7to 13 - $135 Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center #24647 Jul 25 - Jul 29 M-F 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Pre-School

CULTURAL ARTS

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Arts for Tots

Social: Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Playhouse

This program will promote dramatic play, confidence, body awareness and social skills through theatre, song, dance, creative expression and craft projects. Ages 1 to 5 - $2 Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #24038 Ongoing Tu 10:00am to 11:00am

Families are encouraged to interact and have fun in our Youth Activity Room. Enjoy age appropriate toys and get your child ready for school through play. Parent supervision required. Ages 1 to 7- $1 Hickory Grove Recreation Center # 20202 Ongoing M-F 12:00pm to 5:30pm

Dance: Ballet You remember their first steps, she'll remember her first plie; your child will enjoy learning ballet. The Royal Academy of Dance syllabus is taught by a trained professional dancer. For information or to register, contact Amanda Sheppard at ukmiz@aol.com or 704.542.5777. Ages 3 to 5 - $40 monthly Elon Recreation Center #24259 Ongoing Tu 10:00am to 10:30am

Register One of Three Ways

Music Together of Charlotte Experience the joy of sharing music with your child as you learn to sing, dance and play instruments together. For information, contact musictogetherofcharlotte@gmail.com or 704.449.6761. Ages 8 Months to 5years - $185 per session Tom Sykes Recreation Center #18494 Ongoing M-Sa 9:00am to 6:00pm

Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option: CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. CALL 311 (704.336.7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered.

FITNESS AND WELLNESS Little Buddy Yoga (Preschool) Camp What allows kids to use a lot of energy, make funny noises, relax and learn to focus all at the same time? Yoga! Children will learn basic yoga terminology, a variety of poses and meditation techniques. For information, visit www.launchyourkids.com. Ages 2 to 4 - $160 per week Tom Sykes Recreation Center #22942 Jun 13-17 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm #22943 Jul 18-22 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm

Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs 4, 5, 22 & 23. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Pre-School Programs and Activities

Ray’s Playhouse What a cool place for pre-schoolers to visit or have a birthday party….

5 great sites… different amenities… Visit and play, $2.00 or less per visit, or rent the playroom for a party for $41.00 per hour!

Mallard Creek Recreation Center 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road Charlotte, NC 28269 704-548-8234 Berewick Recreation Center 5910 Dixie River Road Charlotte, NC 28278 Phone: 704-432-4934

Southview Recreation Center 1720 Vilma Street Charlotte, NC 28208 704-392-7452

Hickory Grove Recreation Center 6709 Pence Road Charlotte, NC 28215 704-432-4811

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center 440 Tuckaseegee Road Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704-432-6775

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Splish Splash Bash Birthday Party! With more than 29,000 square feet of splishing, splashing, sliding, squirting fun, what better spot than Ray’s Splash Planet for your child’s next birthday party?

Ask about our

$20 discount for parties held Monday-Thursday

Near I-77 and 5th St. • 215 N. Sycamore St.

704-432-4729 (main) • 704-336-7996 (party line)

www.rayssplashplanet.com Operated by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department

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Elementary

ATHLETICS Basketball Academy

Dance: Making a Difference Everywhere (M.A.D.E.)

We focus on the fundamentals of the game, by stressing teamwork and sportsmanship. Get better as a player with drills and physical training. For information, contact Terence.McMurray@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.4580. Ages 8 to 12 - $5 per week Ivory Baker Recreation Center #23851 Jun 7 - Jul 7 Tu 6:00pm to 8:00pm #23852 Jul 5 - Jul 28 Tu 6:00pm to 8:00pm

M.A.D.E. - Making A Difference Everywhere, cheer and dance provides fun, structured classes that will help your child learn the basics of ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz and cheer. Limited scholarships available. For information, contact Ieisha Williamson at madecheerdance@hotmail.com or 704.333.4062. Ages 5 to 12 - $5 Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #24003 Ongoing Su 1:00pm to 6:00pm Ray's Splash Planet #24402 Ongoing Tu 6:00pm to 8:00pm

CULTURAL ARTS

With These Hands Mix Classes

Cheer: Young Champions

Youth learn the history and basics of mixing on turn tables. For information, contact Ariel.Henderson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.4580 Ages 10 to 18 • FREE • Ivory Baker Recreation Center #23835 Jul 2 - Jul 30 Sa 11:00am to 1:00pm

Children will learn the basics and improve their current skills of cheer, dance, and stunts. For information, contact Young Champions at 1.877.313.6893. Ages 4 to 17 - $8registration fee/$6 per class Mallard Creek Recreation Center #24312 Ongoing Tu 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Dance School: KDK On The Road Offering a variety of dance classes consisting of jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop and tap for all ages and genders. For information/registration, contact Patricia Brinson at 704.299.2442. Ages 3 to 14 - $25 Hickory Grove Recreation Center #23737 Ongoing Tu 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Dance: Hip Hop Dance This class is designed to promote coordination, confidence, artistic expression and physical fitness through the development of rhythmical awareness and dance education. For information, contact Young Champions at 1.877.313.6893. Ages 4 to 17 - $8 registration fee/$6 per class Hickory Grove Recreation Center #23734 Ongoing W 5:30pm to 8:00pm Mallard Creek Recreation Center #24315 Ongoing W 6:00pm to 9:00pm

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

FITNESS AND WELLNESS Martial Arts: Students are invited to learn martial arts and selfdefense through this weekly session with Young Champions. For information, contact Young Champions at 1.877.313.6893. Ages 4 to 17 - $8 registration fee/$6 per class Albemarle Road Recreation Center #23701 Ongoing Tu 6:00pm to 8:00pm Berewick Recreation Center #23837 Ongoing Sa 12:00pm to 1:30pm Colonel Francis Beatty Park #22921 Ongoing Tu 5:15pm to 8:30pm

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES July 4th Arts and Crafts- Elementary Celebrate the 4th of July with exciting arts and craft projects. For information, contact Sonya.Smith@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or at 704.393.7333. Ages 5+ • FREE • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #24079 Jul 2 Sa 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Etiquette Classes Classes will cover instruction on common courtesy, table manners, telephone and text etiquette, chivalry, health & hygiene, avoiding rude behavior, peer pressure & good sportsmanship. For information, contact Ariel.Henderson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.4580 Ages 7 to 14 • FREE • Ivory Baker Recreation Center #24086 Jun 6 - Jun 13 M 5:00pm to 6:00pm

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Games Galore An opportunity to play cards, board games and make new friends. For information, contact Olema.Edwards@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.1533 Ages 7 to 14 • FREE • Arbor Glen Outreach Center #24367 Ongoing Th 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Register One of Three Ways Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option: CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. CALL 311 (704.336.7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs 4, 5, 22 & 23. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Elementary Programs and Activities

Spotlight: Youth Team Sports YOUTH SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUES League play: June-August Registration is under way for the Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department’s youth summer ‘Hot Hoops’ basketball leagues. Coaches with teams ages, 10U, 12U, 14U & 16U, interested in playing should register, as space is limited. The registration deadline is May 13th, 5 p.m. The registration fee is $400 per team. A birth certificate is required for proof of age, determined as of June 1st. Games will be played some weeknights & Saturdays at the following recreation centers: Ivory Baker, Arbor Glen, Naomi Drenan & Tuckaseegee. All coaches will be certified through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association & undergo a background check. For information, contact the Athletic Division at the Revolution Park Sports Academy, 704.432.4963 or YouthSports@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

YOUTH FALL SOCCER LEAGUES League play: September-November Registration begins for the Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department’s youth Fall Soccer leagues July 1st. Registration is for kids ages , 6U, 8U & 10U. The registration fee is $65 per child. The registration deadline for individual kids is July 30th-5pm. Coaches with teams the same ages must register by July 22 & the registration fee is $400 per team. A birth certificate is required for proof of age, determined as of August 1st. Games will be played on Saturdays at Elon & Harrisburg parks. All coaches will be certified through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association & undergo a background check. For information, contact the Athletic Division at the Revolution Park Sports Academy, 704.432.4963 or YouthSports@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

YOUTH FALL FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUES League play: September-November Registration begins for the Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department’s youth Fall Flag Football leagues July 1st. Registration is for kids ages , 6U, 8U. The registration fee is $65 per child. The registration deadline for individual kids is July 30th-5pm. A birth certificate is required for proof of age, determined as of August 1st. Games will be played on Saturdays at R.L. Smith, Sugaw Creek & Elon Parks. All coaches will be certified through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association & undergo a background check. For information, contact the Athletic Division at the Revolution Park Sports Academy, 704.432.4963 or YouthSports@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

YOUTH FALL CROSS COUNTY PROGRAM Registration begins for the Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department’s youth Fall Cross Country Program August 1st. Registration is for kids ages, 10-14U. The registration fee is $65 per child. The registration deadline for individual kids is September 12th-5pm. A birth certificate is required for proof of age, determined as of August 1st. Competitions are held at P&R parks. The cross country season is 10weeks. All coaches will be trained & certified & undergo a background check. For information, contact Reggie McAfee, 704.634.4688, reggie.mcafee1@gmail.com or www.crosscountryforyouth.org

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have fun learn ATHLETICS

FITNESS AND WELLNESS

Fencing

Karate with Master Dukes

Join the School of Fencing group and learn the ins and outs of one of the world’s oldest sports. Fencing is fast paced, exciting and challenging, but a safe and fun activity. For more information, call Adam Kuchavik at 704.654.6739 or www.schooloffencing.com. Ages 9+ - $65 per month Elon Recreation Center #24281 Jun 6 - Jun 27 M 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Have fun learning the basic skills, techniques and discipline of karate. Classes are conducted by trained instructors. For more information, contact Ernest Dukes at masterdukes@ctc.net or 704.796.8902. Ages 13+ - $50 Tom Sykes Recreation Center #23583 Ongoing Tu,Th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Teen Fitness This program is designed to educate teens about healthy habits and promote fitness through exercise and weight training. For more information, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov or at 704.393.7333. Ages 13 to 18 - $2 Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #24040 Ongoing W 3:00pm to 3:45pm

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Boys To Men Designed to teach young men how to make positive decisions and obtain strong leadership skills. For More Info please contact Chris White 704 432-1532 Ages 8 to 18 -• FREE • Arbor Glen Outreach Center #24374 Ongoing Th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

CULTURAL ARTS Cheer & Dance: Young Champions Children will learn the basics and improve their current skills of cheer, dance, and stunts during this 17 week session with Young Champions. For more information contact Young Champions at 1.877.313.6893. Ages 4 to 17 - $6/$8 Berewick Recreation Center #23840 Ongoing Th 5:45pm to 8:00pm Albemarle Road Recreation Center #23689 Ongoing Th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Register One of Three Ways Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option:

Rising Above Young men learn leadership, life skills and goal setting with guest speakers, field trips and more! For more information contact, Derrick.Montgomery@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov or 704.567.1941. Ages 8 to 16 • FREE • Albemarle Road Recreation Center #21050 Ongoing W 6:00pm to 7:30pm

CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. CALL 311 (704.336.7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs 4, 5, 22 & 23. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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High School Programs and Activities

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Active Youth Night An opportunity to socialize with friends while you play pool, air hockey, board games, cards, watch movies and more. For more information, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov or 704.393.7333. Ages 12 to 18 • FREE • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center Th 7:00pm to 8:00pm #24035 Ongoing

Girl Spirit Foundation of America This program is designed to build character and develop leadership skills. Join the fun with our girl talk session, field trips, special events and more. For more information contact 704.567.1941. Ages 9 to 17 • FREE • Albemarle Road Recreation Center W 6:00pm to 8:00pm #23698 Ongoing

Venturing The mission of the Boy Scouts of America and the Mecklenburg County Council is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Law. For more information, contact Craig.Louallen@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.6775. Ages 14 to 21 • FREE • Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #24439 Ongoing Th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Interactive Gaming Sharpen your skills through interactive video games including the latest games. For more info contact Olema Edwards at 704.432.1533. Ages 8 to 12 • FREE • Arbor Glen Outreach Center #24366 Ongoing W 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Boy Scouts The mission of the Boy Scouts of America and the Mecklenburg County Council is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. For more information, contact Craig.Louallen@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.6775. Ages 10 to 18 • FREE • Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center Tu 6:00pm to 7:00pm #24430 Ongoing

Game Night Come show us how good you are at different games, we will have board games, gaming systems and ping pong for you to play. For more information, contact Ariel.Henderson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov at 704.432.4580. Ages 10 to 17 • FREE • Ivory Baker Recreation Center Th 6:00pm to 8:00pm #23856 Ongoing

Teen Fitness at Bette Rae Thomas The Teen Fitness program is designed to educate teens about healthy lifestyles and to promote fitness through exercise and weight training. The class is structured to provide one on one instruction as well as group exercise. Activities included are: running, cardiovascular exercises, structured games, stretching and one on one exercise interaction. This ongoing program meets each Wednesday, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm at the Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center. This program was designed and is instructed by Justin Jackson, Fitness Coordinator at Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center. The fee is $2.00 per class, for more information please contact Justin at 704.393.7333 or Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov.

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Adults

ATHLETICS Adult Basketball to Spring Men's League This program is run in partnership with SportsLink. For more information, contact SportsLink at 704.583.1444 or sportsconnectionnc.com or Aaron.Cheeks@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov at 704.336.7639. Ages 18+ - $552 Naomi Drenan Recreation Center # 24006 Jun 6 to Aug 29 M 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Adult Volleyball Participants will learn the basic fundamentals and current techniques of volleyball, as well as more advanced strategies to become a more successful, confident and stronger player. For more information, contact staff at 704.432.0237. Ages 18+ - $2adult/$1 senior Marion Diehl Recreation Center # 23981 Jun 6 to Aug 29 M 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Oil Painting

Aerobics: Cardio Step

Learn at your own pace with an emphasis on individual instruction from Joni Purk with 25 years of experience. For beginner to advanced instruction, contact Joni at 704.394.1190 or go to www.purkartstudio.com. Ages 18+ - $20 month Tom Sykes Recreation Center # 22829 Ongoing W 6:00pm to 8:45pm

Get moving in this low-impact class where you will learn basic step moves while getting your heart rate up! For more information, contact Olema.Edwards@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.1533. Ages 18+ - $2 per class or $10 per month Arbor Glen Outreach Center # 23625 Ongoing Tu,Th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Line Dancing

Aerobics: DanceOut Megamix

Join the Royal Movement Line Dancing Group for the latest Hip-Hop, R&B, and Jazz line dances. For information, contact @ SonyaR.Smith@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.393.7333 Ages 18+ - $5 per class Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #24076 Ongoing Th 7:00pm to 8:30pm

DanceOut involves fun, easy to follow, hot dance moves from all different styles of dance and movement, including Hip Hop, Pop, Latin, Reggae, African, Belly, Swing & Martial Arts to give you a cardio workout that feels more like a party than a workout! For more information, contact info@queencitydancing.com or 704.999.4071. Ages 18+ - $8 per class Tom Sykes Recreation Center # 18499 Ongoing M 7:00pm to 8:30pm

FITNESS AND WELLNESS Boot Camp Training

CULTURAL ARTS Dance Club Come learn to line dance! Great exercise and lots of fun; no experience needed. For more information, contact Olema.Edwards@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.1533. Ages 30+ - $4 Arbor Glen Outreach Center # 24368 Ongoing M 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Fitness Dance Class Come learn the latest dance moves while you exercise! For more information, contact Olema.Edwards@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.1533. Ages 18+ â&#x20AC;˘ FREE â&#x20AC;˘ Arbor Glen Outreach Center # 24370 Ongoing W 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This intense training is a combination of athletic drills, aerobic conditioning, and strength workout. Come be a part of the team! For more information, contact 704.432.4963 Ages 18+ - $5 Revolution Park Sports Academy # 24409 Ongoing Sa 9:30am to 10:30am

Action With Jackson By appointment only. Exercise beginners will learn how to use multiple forms of resistance training such as functional movement and free weights in order to achieve your fitness goals. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.393.7333. Ages 18+ - $10 Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center # 23264 Ongoing M-F 9:00am to 2:00pm

Aerobics: DanceOut! Making the vital connection between fitness and fun, our classes feel more like a party than a workout. We combine the best parts of dancing and fitness to deliver a high-energy, body toning and fat burning experience that leaves your whole spirit invigorated! All fitness and dance levels welcome. For more information, contact Angie@queencitydancingqueen.com or 704.526.8845 or visit QueenCityDancingQueen.com. Ages 18+ - $8 per class Tom Sykes Recreation Center # 22820 Ongoing F 5:45pm to 7:00pm

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Register One of Three Ways Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option: CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. CALL 311 (704.336.7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs 4, 5, 22 & 23. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Adults Programs and Activities Cardio Fair & More

Kickboxing

Cardio, cardio and more cardio! This program will challenge you to improve your muscle endurance and cardiovascular endurance through a variety of aerobic workouts. For more information, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.393.7333. Ages 18 to 69 - $4 Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center W 9:00am to 10:00am # 24054 Ongoing

Get a great cardio workout while participating in a fast paced session that combines boxing and kicking. For more information, contact Calvin.Covington@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.1139. Ages 18+ - $3 Ray's Splash Planet # 24378 Ongoing Sa 9:15am to 10:00am

Core Strong Become Core Strong! This class will target your abdominal, back and glute muscles to help you tone up and trim down. For more information, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.393.7333. Ages 18+ - $5 Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center # 24049 Ongoing M 9:00am to 10:00am

Aerobics: N'Shape with 'N Funky Fit is dance based aerobics that puts emphasis on fun. You will receive fitness and nutrition tips. For information, contact Nettie Reeves at 704.334.4848 or visit nshapewithn.com. Ages 18+ Tuckaseegee Recreation Center # 23626 Ongoing Th 5:00pm to 6:00pm Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center Tu,Th 6:00pm to 7:00pm # 24427 Ongoing

Anusara Yoga Anusara Yoga a life-affirming yoga weaving an uplifting philosophy with alignment principles is being offered in fun-filled classes at Lake Point Hall in Colonel Francis Beatty Park. For more information or to sign up, contact Linda Oelschlaeger at

FITNESS CENTER Adult Admission Fees Monthly, Annual and “RAY” passes available with bank draft. Mallard Creek Daily admission: $4 county /$6 non-county Tuckasegee, West Charlotte, Southview and Bette Rae Thomas Daily admission: $3 county /$5 non-county Ray’s Splash Planet Daily admission: $8 county / $11 non-county Fitness Center Only Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Daily admission: $5 county / $8 non-county Includes hot tub and pool.

704.843.9699 or visit www.yoga.9k.com. Ages 18+ - Contact Instructor Colonel Francis Beatty Park M 9:00am to 11:15am # 22918 Ongoing # 22919 Ongoing Tu 9:15am to 11:15am # 22920 Ongoing M 6:00pm to 8:00pm

BRT Fitness Room Orientation By appointment only. Program is designed for new members that are interested in becoming more knowledgeable about the fitness room amenities. For more information, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or at 704.393.7333. Ages 18+ • FREE • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center # 24057 By Appointment M-F 8:00am to 7:00pm

Dance Impact Come relieve some stress and jam to the beat while throwing some punches, blocks & kicks. Dance Impact is an exhilarating fusion of dance & martial arts set to tone the entire body. For information, contact info@queencitydancingqueen.com or 704.999.4071 or www.QueenCityDancingQueen.com. Ages 18+ - $7 Hickory Grove Recreation Center M 7:00pm to 8:00pm # 23033 Ongoing

Run/Walk Ray’s Splash Planet Class is for the beginner-intermediate level. Participants should have some knowledge of running. Will meet at RSP and run around the downtown area using a run/walk method. Running route will consist of 1.5 and a max of 6 miles. The program will provide post strength and stability exercises. For more information contact Calvin.Covington@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.1139. Ages 18+ - $3 Ray's Splash Planet Tu,Th 5:45pm to 6:45pm # 24134 Ongoing

Grow Fitness This program is designed for those who want to do total body training boot camp style. The training consists of abdominal training, cardio training and muscle toning through a boot camp style workout. For information, contact John.Kelley@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.399.4492. Ages 18+ • FREE • Tuckaseegee Recreation Center # 23774 Ongoing M,W12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Adults Programs and Activities I-Core

Weight Loss Program

This program is designed for those who are interested in working specifically on the core area of their body. For more information, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or at 704-393-7333. Ages 18+ - $2 Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center M,W 9:00am to 9:30am # 24052 Ongoing

This program is designed for members to compete in the fitness room and see who can lose the most weight in a 2 month time period. For more information, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.393.7333. (NOTE: You must have a membership at the Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center to participate in this program). Ages 18+ • FREE • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center # 24060 Ongoing M,Tu,W,Th 9:00am to 2:00pm

Jazzercise An effective, total body conditioning program that will help you feel great, look terrific, and bring new energy to your life. Jazzercise combines the art of jazz dance with the beat of today's hottest music. Ages 18+ - Contact Instructor Elon Recreation Center # 24284 Ongoing M,Tu,W,Th 6:30pm to 7:45pm Mallard Creek Recreation Center #24319 Ongoing Tu,Th 6:00pm to 7:00pm #24320 Ongoing W 5:45pm to 7:00pm Sa 8:30am to 9:30am #24319 Ongoing

Jazzercise Body Sculpting An effective, total body conditioning program that will help you feel great, look terrific, and bring new energy to your life. Classes focus on muscle toning, strength and stretching. For information contact, Pat Wilson at 704.455.1355. Ages 18+ - $7 Mallard Creek Recreation Center # 24328 Ongoing Sa 9:30am to 10:30am

Adult Badminton Birdie anyone! This program is for beginners to advanced, from recreational to professionals. For information, contact 704.548.8234. Ages 18+ - $2 Mallard Creek Recreation Center # 24359 Ongoing M 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Zumba Let's Zumba! This Latin-dance inspired fitness class uses international rhythms and dance moves for an invigorating and exciting workout! All fitness levels welcome. Contact info@queencitydancingqueen.com or 704.999.4071 or www.QueenCityDancingQueen.com. Ages 18+ - Contact Instructor Marion Diehl Recreation Center Tu 6:00pm to 7:00pm # 24012 Ongoing Hickory Grove Recreation Center # 23731 Ongoing W 6:00pm to 7:00pm Naomi Drenan Recreation Center # 23997 Ongoing Th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Other Activities: It's Women Time Social Club Join our women's club for discussions, inspirational sessions, and much more. For information, contact Sonia.Lemon@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.399.4492. or Mary Sampson at msampson.ywca@gmail.com Tuckaseegee Recreation Center Ages 18+ • FREE • # 23786 Ongoing Tu 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Training: Phase 1 with Jackson

Tennis Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has five tennis professionals and organizations providing tennis instruction at six public parks. The professionals offer a variety of clinics and lessons for players of all ages and skill levels. For more information on specific programs please contact the instructors using the information below. Jeff Adams Tennis Center – Upchurch Tennis Website: www.upchurchtennis.com – follow the JATC tab Phone: 704-625-6552 Email: register@upchurchtennis.com Park Road Park – Tennis Education & Endowment Phone: 704-529-3273 Freedom Park - Simply Tennis Website: www.simply10s.net Phone: 704-307-4107 Email: simplytennis@ymail.com Veterans Park – Midwood Tennis Academy Website: www.midwoodtennisacademy.com Phone: 704-491-1846 Email: info@midwoodtennisacademy.com Latta Park – Midwood Tennis Academy Website: www.midwoodtennisacademy.com Phone: 704-491-1846 Email: info@midwoodtennisacademy.com Colonel Francis Beatty Park – Tennis Academy of North Carolina Website: www.tanctennis.com Phone: 704-340-0013 Email: ytennis@juno.com

PDF link to tennis lessons and camps

Join us for a great group exercise. Learn ways to improve your health in a group setting. For more information, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.393.7333 Ages 18+ - $5 Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center # 24063 Ongoing Tu,Th 9:00am to 12:00pm

Americans With Disabilities

Memorial Tree, Bench or Brick Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation invites you honor or memorialize a loved one. Plant a tree. Donate a bench in a park. Place an engraved brick. Choices and options available. Contact Tim Turton at 704. 549.5617 or visit: www.partnersforparks.org/funds for details.

Mecklenburg County will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Mecklenburg County will make reasonable accommodations in all programs to enable participation by an individual with a disability who meets essential eligibility requirements. Mecklenburg County programs will be available in the most integrated setting for each individual. If any accommodations are necessary for participation in any program or service, participants are encouraged to notify staff at least one week prior to program commencement. Upon request, this information is available in an alternative format for persons with disabilities.

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Adults Programs and Activities

Open play grid Green=Badminton Red=Basketball Blue=Volleyball

MON Albemarle Road

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6:00-8:00PM

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Berewick

10:00AM-12:00PM

Bette Rae Thomas

6:00-9:00PM

6:00-9:00PM

10:00AM-1:00PM

Hickory Grove

11:00AM-1:00PM

Ivory Baker

10:30AM-1:30PM

Mallard Creek

6:30-8:30PM

6:30-8:30PM

Marion Diehl

6:00-8:00PM

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Naomi Drenan

6:00-8:00PM

Southview

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12:00-2:00PM 10:00AM-6:00PM 1:00-6:00PM 5:30-7:30PM

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*Times/Dates are subject to change due to programming. Contact the individual Recreation Centers for more information.





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Family

CULTURAL ARTS Art Classes In Charlotte Art classes implementing a variety of techniques for all ages. Materials included in cost. For more information, contact Tina Penn at 704.779.7697 or www.artclassesincharlotte.com Ages 5+ - $45 Hickory Grove Recreation Center #23728 Ongoing Th 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Dance: Praise Dance Learn the basics of praise dance and participate in a recital at the end of this fun program. Separate classes for children, adults and seniors are offered at the recreation center. For more information contact Caroline.Carver@MecklengCountyNC.gov or 704.399.4492. Ages to • FREE • Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #23768 Ongoing Th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Music: Piano Lessons Piano lessons available for all ages and skill levels. For more information, contact Amouel Brackett at amouel@aol.com or 704.965.1235. Ages 5+ - $18 per half hour Tom Sykes Recreation Center #22826 By Appointment 5:00pm to 8:00pm

FITNESS AND WELLNESS Dance: Line Dancing Join the fun way to relieve stress and learn the latest line dance moves, improve fitness and get a workout while making new friends! For more information, contact Marquisha.Clayburn@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.4963. Ages 8+ • FREE • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #24076 Ongoing Th 7:00pm to 8:30pm Revolution Park Sports Academy #24423 Ongoing W 7:15am to 8:30pm

Martial Arts: Karate Students will learn self-confidence, discipline, and physical fitness through lessons from a certified black belt martial arts instructor. For more information, contact Sensei John Denver at 980.722.9381. Ages 5+ • FREE • Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #23783 Ongoing Sa 10:00am to 1:00pm

Martial Arts: Tora Ha Kempo Learn safety awareness and self-defense through Martial Arts in a fun, structured and disciplined environment. For information, contact Kevin Hinson at 704.533.2994. Ages 18+ - $5 William R Davie Park #23588 Ongoing Th 6:30pm to 8:15pm Mallard Creek Recreation Center #24344 Ongoing M 5:30pm to 9:00pm Marion Diehl Recreation Center #24011 Ongoing W 6:30pm to 9:30pm

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

SPECIAL EVENTS Health and Wellness Tour Featuring Yolanda Adams This event is for families and individuals. Information on fitness and wellness will be available. Get screenings, health facts, and exercise regimens. For more information contact the Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center at 704.393.7333. Ages 7+ • FREE • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #24042 May 14 Sa 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Special Events: Back to School Hoopla Pep rally to motivate the return to school. School supplies will be giving away coupled with fun activities related to school. For more information, contact Derrick.Montgomery@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.567.1941. Ages 5 to 17 • FREE • Albemarle Road Recreation Center #23709 Aug6 Sa 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Father's Day in the Park Father's will spend time with their children with food, fun and different activities in honor of Fathers Day! for more info please call Olema Edwards @ 704.432.1533. All Ages • FREE • Arbor Glen Outreach Center #24373 Jun 18 Sa 11:00am to 2:00pm

Memorial Day Shootout Join us at the Bette Rae Thomas Center on Memorial Weekend to determine who is the best shooter! Prizes will be given to the winner of each age group. For more information, contact D'Marius.Rouse@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov or at 704.393.7333. Ages 6 to 18 - $2 Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #23959 May 28 Sa 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Ray’s Basketball Marathon

Breaking the Record For Kids August 18 through 23 (120 hours of Basketball) Grady Cole Center 310 N. Kings Drive For more information call 704.432.4805 or email RaysBasketballMarathon@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov www.parkandrec.com

Fundraiser for Youth Programs Attempting to

Break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Basketball Game (Current Record is 107 Hours) • Accepting Individual and Team Registrations for all Ages • Multiple Levels of Sponsorship Opportunities • Volunteers Needed

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Seniors

ATHLETICS Basketball: Senior Women's League Join this women's league, specifically for those 55 and better, in advance of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Games. Coaches and volunteers are needed. For more information, contact Betty Davis at 704.588.1264 or Jean Grayson at 704.545.7880. Ages 55+ - $31 yearly Tom Sykes Recreation Center # 22823 Ongoing M 6:00pm to 7:00pm

CULTURAL ARTS Arts: Oil Painting This program is a self paced oil painting social activity for all levels. New painters are always welcome. Participants will need to bring their own supplies. For more information, contact 704.567.1941. Ages 50+ • FREE • Albemarle Road Recreation Center # 23686 Ongoing Th 10:00am to 11:00am

Senior Crafts Socialize with new friends while sewing, crafting, or quilting. For more information, contact 704.393.7333. Ages 55+ • FREE • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center # 24025 Ongoing W 10:30am to 11:30am

Sewing and Knitting Classes Do you want to learn to sew and knit? Participants will learn skills necessary to design a garment and knit patterns at their readiness level with the help of an

instructor. For more information, contact W.Penn@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.432.6775. Ages 55+ • FREE • Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center # 24436 Ongoing Tu,W 11:00am to 1:00pm

FITNESS AND WELLNESS A.B.L.E. All Bodies Like Exercise Self paced chair exercise class for low impact exercise, stretching and conditioning. For more information, contact 704.567.1941. Ages 50+ • FREE • Albemarle Road Recreation Center # 23683 Ongoing M-F 10:00am to 11:00am

Aerobics: N'Chair Aerobics Take your seat for N'Chair Aerobics, these exercises can increase your strength, balance and vitality all while sitting down. Ages 50+ • FREE • Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center # 24254 Ongoing M 12:30pm to 1:30pm Ongoing W,Th 10:30am to 11:30am

Badminton Open Play/ Seniors & Adults Badminton is a great way to stay active and keep your competitive spirit alive for Seniors & Adults. Your serve! For more information, contact 704.432.0237. Ages 18+ - 1 daily /$31 annual pass Marion Diehl Recreation Center # 24016 Ongoing W 6:00pm to 8:00pm # 24015 Ongoing Sa 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Register One of Three Ways Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option: CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. CALL 311 (704.336.7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs 4, 5, 22 & 23. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Senior Programs and Activities Feeling Fine After 59

Coffee and Cards

Lunch Bunch

This program encourages seniors 60 and older to become more active and develop better health habits through education and exercise. Participants also benefit from the onsite senior fitness consultant provided in partnership with the Mecklenburg County Senior Center. For more information, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov or at 704.393.7333. Ages 59+ • FREE • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center # 23953 Ongoing M-F 9:00am to 2:00pm

Members of the Active Adults Club will during the week to participate in various card games ranging from bridge to pinochle. The program will focus on fellowship and socialization of the participants. For more information, contact Carla.Hoover@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.540.2426 Ages 55 + • FREE • Elon Recreation Center #24268 Ongoing T,F 1:00pm to 4:00pm Ongoing W 10:00am to 2:00pm

Enjoy socializing and making new friends while tasting new cuisines. For information contact Caroline.Carver@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.399.4492. Ages 55+ - $1 Tuckaseegee Recreation Center F 11:00am to 2:30pm # 23780 Jun 3

Golden Age Club Light & Lively Designed to maintain cardiovascular fitness, improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and activities of daily life. For information, contact 704.548.8234. Ages 55+ - $1 member/$3 non-member Mallard Creek Recreation Center # 24332 Ongoing M,W,F 9:30am to 10:15am

Come join in the fun with our senior meetings, parties and special events. For more information, contact Terence.McMurray@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.336.3053 Ages 50+ • FREE • Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center # 24433 Ongoing W 11:30am to 12:30pm

Senior Basketball

Golden Hearts Club

Enjoy Senior Basketball while socializing. For information contact, Alfred.Carter@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.399.4492. Ages 55+ • FREE • Tuckaseegee Recreation Center # 23789 Ongoing M,W 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Meeting with seasonal celebrations and the opportunity to socialize. For information contact Caroline.Carver@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.399.4492. Ages 55+ - $2 Tuckaseegee Recreation Center # 23771 Jun 2 Th 11:00am to 12:30pm # 23772 Jul 7 Th 11:00am to 12:30pm # 23773 Aug 4 Th 11:00am to 12:30pm

Senior Fitness Activity Designed to get seniors moving with light resistance training which can help manage arthritis and improve movement. For more information, contact Justin.Jackson@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov or 704.393.7333. Ages 55+ • FREE • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center # 24043 Ongoing Th 10:45am to 11:15am

Senior Walking Club Engage in low-impact exercise and chart your progress to better physical and mental health. Ages 55+ • FREE • Marion Diehl Recreation Center # 24022 Ongoing M,W 9:00am to 10:00am Southview Recreation Center # 24073 Ongoing M-F 10:00am to 11:00am

Leisure and Learn Enjoy seminars with dynamic keynote speakers, workshops, lunch and fun while meeting new friends and learning something new. For more information contact, Crystal.Long@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.353.1237. Ages 55+ - $5 William R Davie Park # 21405 Jun 2 Th 9:00am to 2:00pm # 21406 Jun 9 Th 9:00am to 2:00pm # 21407 Jun 16 Th 9:00am to 2:00pm # 21408 Jun 23 Th 9:00am to 2:00pm # 24046 Jun 30 Th 9:00am to 2:00pm

Metrolina Duplicate Bridge Club Join your peers, play or learn to play bridge with other experienced players. Ages 55+ • FREE • Ivory Baker Recreation Center # 23853 Ongoing Tu 1:00pm to 3:30pm Ongoing Th 11:00am to 2:00pm

Senior: See Charlotte! Seniors enjoy smiling faces and great places in Charlotte. Come journey with us as we See Charlotte! For more information contact Caroline.Carver@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.399.4492. Ages 55+ - $1 Tuckaseegee Recreation Center # 23792 Jun 7 Tu 9:30am to 3:30pm

Social: Bridge Social interaction within the senior population throughout the Charlotte area. All are welcome to come and enjoy themselves in a quiet, yet competitive atmosphere that promotes the card game known as Bridge. For more information, call 704.548.8234. Ages 55+ • FREE • Mallard Creek Recreation Center # 24349 Ongoing M,Tu,W,F 10:00am to 2:00pm

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Club: District 8 Senior Rockers Club provides seniors with leadership, leisure, and social activities. Ages 55+ • FREE • Ivory Baker Recreation Center # 24087 Jun 17 F 10:00am to 11:30am # 24090 Jul 15 F 10:00am to 11:30am # 24091 Aug 19 F 10:00am to 11:30am

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Senior Programs and Activities

Leisure and Learn Senior Summer Camp 2011 Every Thursday in June 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Camp Themes: Western, Fiesta, Sock Hop and Carnival • Photography Class, Keepsake Scrapbook • Investments, Annuities & Financial Planning • Gardening Made Easy • Fitness, Line Dancing & Zumba • Healthy Cooking & Buying Fresh Produce • Jumbo Game Play…For the Young at Heart • Various vendors with samples and prizes $5.00 per week lunch provided Transportation will be provided from Mallard Creek and Albemarle Road (First come, first reserved). For more information contact Crystal.Long@Mecklenburg CountyNC.gov or 704.353.1237 $5.00 Registration Includes: Morning Refreshments, Keynote Speaker, Workshops, Lunch, Door Prizes and lots of fun for ALL! William R. Davie Park 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road Charlotte, NC 28277 June 2, 2011 - Code 21405 June 9, 2011 - Code 21406 June16, 2011 - Code 21407 June 23, 2011 - Code 21408 Free End of Camp Luau Thursday, June 30th Course Code 24046 Call 311 to Register Now!

Nutrition Program Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department and the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Partner to Provide Services for Senior Citizens Congregate Meals are offered at 3 Recreation Centers: Bette Rae Thomas, Mallard Creek, and Southview This program provides dine in meals for Mecklenburg County residents 60 years of age and older who are looking for fun, fellowship and a healthy, delicious hot lunch. Seniors come together Monday - Friday at the recreation centers, as well as at 15 other nutrition sites located throughout Mecklenburg County. This service also offers a variety of educational and recreational activities. Each site is staffed by a full time coordinator who is responsible for all functions of that site. The Park and Recreation Department and the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program are strong advocates of health and wellness for senior citizens. We offer many opportunities to our customers to participate in health promotion activities such as medical screenings, wellness education and a variety of exercise programs. SCNP also provides arthritis self management classes which are taught by registered nurses and physical therapists/ certified exercise trainers. Park and Recreation staff provides support to the programming at the site. Pre-registration is required for participation in the meal program. For more information, contact the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Information Line at 704.336.3144. In addition, the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program provides other types of meal services to seniors. Home-delivered meals are provided to those who are unable to leave their homes because of physical/or mental impairment. Liquid nutrition supplement is provided to those who are at nutrition risk and their doctors recommend them to drink supplements to get the nutrition they need. The short term meal service provides home delivered meals to those who become temporary disabled and homebound after being discharged from a hospital or a long term care facility. All these services are provided at no cost to Mecklenburg County seniors 60 years of age and above. Voluntary contributions are accepted from customers. To inquire about any of these services, call our meal hotline at 704.336.3144.

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Senior Programs and Activities Tuesday, July 26th Lake Murray, SC The Flight of the Purple Martin Dinner Cruise Departs MC 3:00 pm MD 3:45 am Returns 11:00 pm Cost $57 Course Code: 23866 Register by 7-5-11 Wednesday, August 3rd Winston-Salem, NC National Black Theater Festival Departs MC 8:00 am MD 8:45 am Returns 6:00 pm Cost $57 Course Code: 23865 Register by 7-20-11

MeckSeniors Day Trips Buses Depart From: Marion Diehl (MD) • 2219 Tyvola Rd. 704.432.0237 Mallard Creek (MC) • 2530 Johnston-Oehler 704.548.8234 Limited Availability For more information contact MeckSeniors@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-353-1237 Tuesday, June 7th Bryson City & Cherokee Great Smokey Mountain Railroad OR Museum of the Cherokee Indian and the Indian Village Departs MC 6:00 am MD 6:30 am Returns 7:00 pm Train Ride Cost $72 Museum & Village Cost $51 Course Code: 19901 Register by 5-16-11 Tuesday, June 21st Greensboro, NC Barn Dinner Theater: Crowns or Departs MC 10:00 am MD 10:45 am Returns 6:30 pm Cost $66 Course Code: 19902 Register by 5-25-11

Tuesday, August 9th, Switzerland, NC Emerald Village and Caverns Departs MC 7:00 am MD 7:45 am Returns 6:00 pm Cost $43 Course Code:23868 Register by 7-26-11 Wednesday, August 24th, Hamptonville, NC Yadkin Valley Wineries & Vineyards Tour Departs MC 8:00 am MD 8:45 am Returns 6:00 pm Cost $58 Course Code: 23867 Register by 8-10-11 Friday, September 2nd Hendersonville, NC North Carolina Apple Festival Departs MC 8:00 am MD 8:45 am Returns 5:00 pm Cost $27 Course Code: 24288 Register by 8-19-11 Tuesday, September 27th Columbia, SC SC State Farmers Market & Museum Tour Departs MC 8:00 am MD 8:45 am Returns 6:00 pm Cost $33 Course Code 24291 Register by 9-13-11

Tuesday, June 28th Lake Lure, NC Lake Lure & Chimney Rock Departs MC 8:00 am MD 8:45 am Returns 6:00 pm Cost $57 Course Code: 23863 Register by 6-14-11 Tuesday, July 12th Asheville, NC Botanical Garden & Water Fall Tour Departs MC 8:00 am MD 8:45 am Returns 6:00 pm Cost $33 Course Code: 24287 Register by 6-28-11 Tuesday, July 19th Asheboro, NC NC Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame Departs MD 8:00 am MC 8:45 am Returns 6:00 pm Cost $35 Course Code: 23864 Register by 7-5-11

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The NC Cooperative Extension provides educational programs, resources and technical assistance in the areas of consumer/commercial horticulture, 4-H youth development, food and nutrition, food safety and preservation, and local foods. To learn more about NC Cooperative Extension, visit our website at http://mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu or call 704.336.2082

Family and Consumer Sciences views the family, in all its diverse forms, as the cornerstone of a healthy society. Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through programs that educate, influence public policy, and help families put research-based knowledge to work in their lives. In Mecklenburg County, the Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent provides education regarding nutrition, food safety and food preservation with a focus on local foods. Educational opportunities include: • Home Food Preservation Classes and Advice • Nutrition Classes and Cooking Demonstrations • Collaborative partnerships with local agencies For more information: Kristin Davis, FCS Extension Agent, 704.336.4006, Kristin_Davis@ncsu.edu

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and North Carolina Cooperative Extension is committed to building North Carolina’s sustainable local food economy. North Carolinians spend about $35 billion a year on food. If individuals spent 10 percent—$1.05 per day—locally, about $3.5 billion would be available in the local economy. To further our commitment, we are encouraging consumers to commit 10 percent of their existing food dollars to support local food producers and related businesses. For more information about how you, your business or organization can become involved in Mecklenburg County 10% Campaign contact Kristin Davis at 704336-4006 or visit nc10percent.com!

Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program EFNEP helps limited resource families with children learn how to eat healthier meals and snacks, stretch their food dollars and reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses. Additionally, in collaboration with many organizations through the Eat Smart and Move More initiative, NC EFNEP aims to reduce the rising tide of obesity by teaching youth and families practical skills resulting in changed behaviors that help them to eat smart, move more and achieve a healthy weight. For more information about EFNEP in Mecklenburg County, contact Sharon_Pearson@ncus.edu or call 704.336.4013.

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The NC Cooperative Extension

Horticulture Cooperative Extension horticulture assistance is available in the areas of: • Fruit and Vegetable Production • Landscape and turf grass management • Community gardens • Master gardener training • Commercial pesticide training, licensing and recertification • Home horticulture questions

Master Gardener Hotline Extension Master Gardener volunteers are available to answer your home gardening questions weekdays from 9am until 12noon beginning March 1. You can reach your local Extension Master Gardener by calling 704-336-4011.

4-H Curriculum Trainings Mecklenburg County 4-H offers monthly curriculum trainings open to 4-H volunteers, school-age professionals, and other youth workers. These sessions are five hours long and provide .5 CEU’s (Continuing Education Units). All sessions include hands-on experiences with curriculum lessons, practical experience working with youth, and opportunity to share and evaluate what you have learned. For information on curriculum training sessions available in the coming months, visit our website: www.mecklenburgcounty4h.org or call 704-336-2082.

Community Gardens Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension manages the community gardens program offered through Park and Recreation. Currently, there are gardens in the following Park and Recreation locations: • Frazier Park, 4th Street and Sycamore Street • Little Sugar Creek, Alexander and 17th Street • Hoskins Park, 3801 Gossett Avenue • Huntingtowne Farms Park, 2400 Ramblewood Lane • McAlpine Creek Community Park, Holly Lane, off of Sardis Road • Reedy Creek Park, 2900 Rocky River Road • Winget Park, 12025 Winget Rd; across from Tennis courts All gardens are currently full. To be added to the waiting list, contact scott_ewers@ncsu.edu or call 704.336.4008.

Mecklenburg County 4-H Mecklenburg County has a large and diverse 4-H Program. About 65 4-H clubs operate in our recreation centers and other sites all over Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The 4-H program is open to youth ages 5-18 interested learning about subjects such as photography, visual arts, health and fitness, and entrepreneurship. Through 4-H, they also have the opportunity to participate in summer camps, leadership retreats, competitive events, and district and state conferences. Our 4-H is oriented to urban and suburban activities. Parents are encouraged to participate as volunteers. For more information on 4-H, visit www.mecklenburgcounty4h.org

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Swim Lessons: Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Session Dates: Public Member 1st week 2nd week

Weekday 6/13-6/23 $80 $64 Mon-Thurs Mon-Thurs

Weekday 6/27-7/7 $80 $64 Mon-Fri Tues-Thurs

Weekday 7/18-7/28 $80 $64 Mon-Thurs Mon-Thurs

Weekday 8/1-8/11 $80 $64 Mon-Thurs Mon-Thurs

Saturday 7/23-8/13 $40 $32

PUDDLE DUCKS Ages 6 mon - 2 yrs Introductory Level

800 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28202 704.336.DIVE (3483) www.parkandrec.com/aquatics

A parent and child program that introduces the child to the aquatic environment. Fun and water adjustment are emphasized.

Saturday Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

23390 23391

SAND DOLLAR Ages 3-5 Beginner Level No entry skills required. Students learn blowing bubbles, front float and glide, back float and glide, and total submersion.

Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

23418 23419 23420 23421 23422 23423 23424 23425 23426

23427 23428 23429 23430 23431 23432 23433 23434 23435

23436 23437 23438 23439 23440 23441 23442 23443 23444

23445 23446 23447 23448 23449 23450 23451 23452 23453

Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option:

23413 23414 23415 23416

SEAL Ages 3-5 Advanced Level

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

23461

23462

23463

CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. CALL 311 (704.336.7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs 4, 5, 22 & 23. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

Must be able to swim 10 feet independently to enroll. Students will learn rotary breathing on front and over arm recovery on front and back.

Weekday Saturday

Register One of Three Ways

23464 23460

For more information, visit

www.parkandrec.com/aquatics or call the facility where the activity is listed.

OTTER Ages 6-12 Beginner Level No entry skills required. Students learn blowing bubbles, front float and glide, back float and glide, and total submersion.

Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday Saturday Saturday

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

23475 23476 23477 23478 23479

23480 23481 23482 23483 23484

23485 23486 23487 23488 23489

23490 23491 23492 23493 23494 23473 23474

MANATEE Ages 6-12 Advanced Level Must be able to swim 25 yards using over arm recovery to enroll. Students will improve over arm recovery, rotary breathing on front, flutter kick, and backstroke.

Weekday Weekday Saturday

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

23498 23499

23500 23501

23504 23505

23506 23507 23496

TEEN/ADULT BEGINNER Ages 13+ Beginner Level No entry skills required. The class for the soon-to-be swimmer. Students learn front float and glide, back float and glide and total submersion.

Weekday Weekday Saturday Saturday

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

23516 23517

23518 23519

23520 23521

23522 23523 23514 23515

TEEN/ADULT INTERMEDIATE Ages 13+ Intermediate Level Students will improve their freestyle and backstroke in order to swim distances, get some exercise or just have fun.

Weekday

6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

23531

23532

23533

23534

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Water Fitness Programs: Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Session Dates:

6/13 - 7/13

7/18 - 8/12

no class 6/24, 7/4

Mon & Wed & Fri Mon & Wed Tues & Thurs

$48-public/$36-member $36-public/$27-member $36-public/$27-member

$48-public/$36-member $32-public/$24-member $32-public/$24-member

800 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28202 704.336.DIVE (3483) www.parkandrec.com/aquatics

HYDROMANIA Moderate-High Intensity SHALLOW WATER. All-over body toning and cardiovascular workout. Since each participant works at their own pace, this class is great for the beginner to the most advanced fitness level. Mon & Wed & Fri Tues & Thurs

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

23556 23549

23551 23550

LIQUID FUSION Moderate-High Intensity SHALLOW WATER. A fast paced water exercise class with vigorous toning moves to start you on your day. No swimming skills are required as this class is held in shallow water. Mon & Wed & Fri

5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.

23557

23558

DEEP WATER FITNESS Moderate-High Intensity DEEP WATER. No swimming skills required, float belts are worn. All-over toning and cardiovascular program held in deep water with float belts. A great upper body workout. Mon & Wed & Fri Tues & Thurs

6:20 a.m. - 7:05 a.m. 5:25 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

23539 23540

23541 23542

EASY DOES IT Beginner-Moderate Intensity SHALLOW WATER. A low-level, low-impact exercise class. Activities include water walking, aerobic exercise to build cardiovascular endurance and range-of-motion classes. Mon & Wed & Fri 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

23545

23546

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Beginner Intensity SHALLOW WATER. Gentle stretches and range-of-motion exercises keep tender joints mobile. The buoyancy of the water assists movements, while the resistance strengthens muscles that support joints. A physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release is required to participate. Tues & Thurs

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Synchronized Swimming Ages 7 to 13 - $115 Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center #24650 Jul 11-Aug 10 M-W 6:00pm - 7:00pm

23535

23536

For more information, visit

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Swim Lessons: Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Splash Planet Session Dates: Public Member

Weekday Weekday 6/13 - 6/23 7/11 - 7/21 $80 $80 $64 $64

Weekday 8/1 - 8/11 $80 $64

Weekday classes run Mon-Thurs for 2 weeks

Saturday 6/18 - 7/16 $40 $32

Saturday 7/23 - 8/13 $40 $32

no class 7/2

SAND DOLLAR Ages 3-5 Beginner Level No entry skills required. Students learn blowing bubbles, front float and glide, back float and glide, and total submersion. Weekday 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 23369 23370 23371 Saturday 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 23165 23167 STARFISH Ages 3-5 Intermediate Level Must be able to float independently to enroll. Students will learn front and back glide, arm and leg movement and are introduced to swimming independently. Weekday 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 23372 23373 23374 Saturday 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 23169 23171 SEALS Ages 3-5 Advanced Level Must be able to swim 10 feet independently. Students will learn rotary breathing on front, and overarm recovery on front and back. Weekday 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 23378 23379 23380 OTTER Ages 6-12 Beginner Level No entry skills required. Students learn blowing bubbles, front float and glide, back float and glide, and total submersion. Weekday 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 23363 23364 23365 Saturday 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 23138 23139 WALRUS Ages 6-12 Intermediate Level Must be able to swim 25 yards using over arm recovery to enroll. Students will improve over arm recovery, rotary breathing on front, flutter kick, and backstroke. Weekday 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 23366 23367 23368 Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 23161 23163 MANATEE Ages 6-12 Intermediate Level Must be able to swim 25 yards using over arm recovery to enroll. Students will improve over arm recovery, rotary breathing on front, flutter kick, and backstroke. Weekday 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. 23375 23376 23377

Fitness Programs: Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Splash Planet Senior Water Fit Seniors (55+) can enjoy this 30 minute moderate-paced workout in shallow water. It is offered Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Cost is FREE June 1 - August 31

Register One of Three Ways Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option: CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.comand use the course code number. CALL 311 (704.336.7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

215 N. Sycamore St. Charlotte, NC 28202 704.432.4RAY (4729) www.rayssplashplanet.com

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Swim Lessons: Marion Diehl Pool Session Dates: Public Member

Weekday 6/6-6/16 $80 $64

Weekday 6/20-6/30 $80 $64

Marion Diehl Pool Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday 7/11-7/21 7/25-8/4 8/8-8/18 8/22-9/1 $80 $80 $80 $80 $64 $64 $64 $64 Weekday classes run Mon-Thurs for 2 weeks

Saturday 6/11-6/25 $30 $24

Saturday Saturday 7/9-7/30 8/6-8/27 $40 $40 $32 $32

PUDDLE DUCKS Ages 6 mon - 2 yrs Introductory Level A parent and child program that introduces the child to the aquatic environment. Fun and water adjustment are emphasized. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

23348 23349

23350 23351

23352 23353

SAND DOLLAR Ages 3-5 Beginner Level No entry skills required. Students learn blowing bubbles, front float and glide, back float and glide, and total submersion. Weekday 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 23300 23301 23302 23303 23304 23305 Weekday 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 23306 23307 23308 23309 23310 23311 Weekday 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 23312 23313 23314 23315 23316 23317 Weekday 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 23318 23319 23320 23321 23322 23323 Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

23324 23327 23330

23325 23328 23331

23326 23329 23332

23354

23355

23356

23333 23336

23334 23337

23335 23338

MANATEE Ages 6-12 Advanced Level Must be able to swim 25 yards using over arm recovery to enroll. Students will improve over arm recovery, rotary breathing on front, flutter kick, and backstroke. Weekday 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 23270 23271 23272 23273 23274 23275 Saturday 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 23357

23358

23359

23361

23362

23342

23344

TEEN/ADULT INTERMEDIATE Ages 13+ Intermediate Level Students will improve their freestyle and backstroke in order to swim distances, get some exercise or just have fun. Saturday 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 23345 23346

23347

SEAL Ages 3-5 Advanced Level

Weekday Saturday

Must be able to swim 10 feet independently to enroll. Students will learn rotary breathing on front and over arm recovery on front and back. 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 23294 23295 23296 23297 23298 23299 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

OTTER Ages 6-12 Beginner Level

Weekday Weekday Saturday Saturday

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

No entry skills required. Students learn blowing bubbles, front float and glide, back float and glide, and total submersion. 23282 23283 23284 23285 23286 23287 23288 23289 23290 23291 23292 23293

MARLIN Ages 6-12 Expert Level

Weekday Saturday

Must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards to enroll. Students will improve current strokes and are introduced to breaststroke, butterfly and flip turns. 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 23276 23277 23278 23279 23280 23281 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 23360

TEEN/ADULT BEGINNER Ages 13+ Beginner Level No entry skills required. The class for the soon-to-be swimmer. Students learn front float and glide, back float and glide and total submersion. Mon & Wed 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. 23339 23341 23343 This class is 2x per week for 4 weeks Saturday 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

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Water Fitness Programs: Marion Diehl Pool Session Dates:

6/6 - 7/1

7/5 - 7/29

Marion Diehl Pool 8/1 - 9/2

*no class 7/4

Fees: Mon & Wed & Fri Fees: Tues & Thurs

$24 $16

$22* $16

$30 $20

2219 Tyvola Road Charlotte, NC 28210 704.432.0237 www.parkandrec.com/aquatics

HYDROMANIA Moderate-High Intensity SHALLOW WATER. All-over body toning and cardiovascular workout. Since each participant works at their own pace, this class is great for the beginner to the most advanced fitness level. Mon & Wed & Fri Mon & Wed & Fri Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

23674 23676 23680 23679

23675 23677 23678 23681

23720 23721 23722 23723

DEEP WATER FITNESS Moderate-High Intensity DEEP WATER. No swimming skills required, float belts are worn. All-over toning and cardiovascular program held in deep water with float belts. A great upper body workout. Mon & Wed & Fri 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Mon & Wed & Fri 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Tues & Thurs 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Tues & Thurs 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tues & Thurs 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tues & Thurs 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

23656 23657 23660 23662 23664 23654

23658 23659 23661 23663 23665 23655

23710 23711 23712 23713 23714 23715

EASY DOES IT Beginner-Moderate Intensity SHALLOW WATER. A low-level, low-impact exercise class. Activities include water walking, aerobic exercise to build cardiovascular endurance and range-of-motion classes. Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

23666 23668 23670 23672

23667 23669 23671 23673

23716 23717 23718 23719

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Beginner Intensity SHALLOW WATER. Gentle stretches and range-of-motion exercises keep tender joints mobile.The buoyancy of the water assists movements, while the resistance strengthens muscles that support joints. A physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release is required to participate. Tues & Thurs

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

23651 $32

23652 $32

23653 $40

For more information, visit

www.parkandrec.com/aquatics or call the facility where the activity is listed.

Register One of Three Ways Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option: CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. CALL 311 (704.336.7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs 4, 5, 22 & 23. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Get Going Guide Summer 11  

Charlotte North Carolina Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation programs, maps special features.

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