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Roanoke County’s

Spring 2014 Arts

www.RoanokeCountyParks.com

PLAY BALL How pre-season clinics can help

prepare your child for team play. pg. 10

Open House

See how Explore Park is changing, at a FREE public event on May 10. pg. 23

Family Fit

25 ways to stay active this spring! pg. 42

SUMMER CAMPS!

Register NOW for over 200 weeks of programs for ages 3 to 17. Camp guide inside this magazine. pg. 28-36

A quarterly program and attraction guide from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Roanoke County’s

Spring 2014

An Publication Of:

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Family Fun Guide

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C l a ss e s & Ac t i v i t i e s

Athletics

10-13

Life Skills

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Archery, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer & softball Technology, hobby, special events & social interest

Outdoors 23-28 Hiking, kayaking, environmental education & Camp Roanoke

Aquatics 37-41 Swimming lessons, water aerobics & family play

pg.25

Wellness & Fitness

42-49

Cultural Arts

50-55

Yoga, pilates, group-ex, martial arts, health, & personal training Arts, crafts, pottery, ceramics, painting, music & dance

Travel 56-59 Vacations, bus tours, van outings & overnight trips

pg.29

S u mm e r C a m p Pr e v i e w

Overnight Camps at Camp Roanoke

Traditional overnight programs at the area’s premiere camp

Full Day Camps

29-31

Half Day Themed Camps

31-35

Programs that are great for children with working parents Special interest programs for ages 3 to 17

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R e cr e a t i o n S e r v i c e s

Green Ridge Recreation Center

Indoor aquatics, family fitness, daily admission & membership

Splash Valley Water Park

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See what’s new this year at the area’s premiere outdoor aquatic park

pg.42

Spring Break Programs 5 Reserve your space now for camps April 21-25

After School for Kids

Indoor aquatics, family fitness, daily admission & membership

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Therapeutic Recreation Services 62 Recreation programs for individuals with disabilities

Parks Map & Facility Rentals

How to find our parks and recreation centers, plus rental info

Registration Information On Page 63

Online Registration Begins March 8 See next page for details!

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Using This Publication

Stay in Touch

Recreation Phone Line Call (540) 387-6455

Pro g r a m A g e s

Look for symbols like those shown below to quickly determine age-appropriate

programs on each page. Look for specific age requirements in the program details box under the course description.

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Registration is taken online, by phone, by mail, or walk-in at any of our recreation centers. More information about registration can be found on page 63.

Early Online Registration - Begins Saturday, March 8 for County Residents ONLY County Resident Registration - Begins Monday, March 10 for County Residents Open Registration - Begins Wednesday, March 12 for Non-County Residents Online Registration is available by visiting

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Recreation Television

Online

www.RoanokeCountyParks.com, Click on the Register Online icon shown here, and visit the “My Account” tab to sign in or create an account. New accounts are not activated until you complete your first program registration. Scan the barcode shown to the right with a smart phone and link directly to our website.

A quarterly program about recreation

Watch this half-hour program on Roanoke Valley Television. Available on Cox Cable Channel 3 on Tuesdays at 8:30pm and Saturdays at 10:00am and 3:30pm, or online at RoanokeCountyParks.com.

• Herman L. Horn E.S.


Dear friends and neighbors,

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etting kids and families to stay active is one of the key missions of our department. Here in Roanoke County we are blessed with an abundance of natural amenities and fantastic places to play. Whether you choose to explore our parks and facilities on your own, or through a program led by our quality instructors - we hope you make the time to get outside as the weather warms up.

Doug Blount is director of Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

This season we’re sepcially excited to introduce a new lineup of over 200 weeks of camp programs for youth ages 3 to 17. Browse through the guide at the center of this magazine and you’ll see we have added several NEW camps, including full-day options at Roanoke County’s Explore Park. These programs and other new offerings will be featured at our Explore Park Open House event on Saturday, May 10. We hope you’ll mark your calendars and make us your “Destination fo Exploration” this spring.

Roanoke County PRT Advisory Commission Catawba District Donna Wooldridge Larry Peterson

Cave Spring District Fred Corbett Beth Doughty

Hollins District Troy Kincer Max Beyer

Vinton District

Windsor Hills District Murray Cook Atul Patel

Member At Large Debbie George

Mike Roop Richard Tomlinson

Sincerely,

Administrative Staff

Doug Blount, Director Mark Courtright, Assistant Director of Parks David Weir, Assistant Director of Recreation The advisory commission meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6pm at our administrative office at 1206 Kessler Mill Rd. The public is welcome, but we request you contact the office at (540) 387-6078 in advance to add an item to the agenda.

Alternate Magazine formats are available Call 772-7529 ext. 2

Recreation Family Fun Guide is a publication of Roanoke County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. It is published for the benefit of the citizens of Roanoke County and the greater Roanoke Valley. Advertising contained herein does not constitute an endorsement by the County of Roanoke or its staff. Send comments about this publication and advertising inquiries to our administrative office by calling (540) 777-6327. Individuals with disabilities wishing to participate in general recreation programs must contact Roanoke County two weeks prior to the start of the program to discuss reasonable accommodations.

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School’s Out! Join us for a fun day at Green Ridge Recreation Center. Swimming, gym time, arts, crafts, and games are all planned for the day. Register for morning, afternoon, or all day. Morning snack and afternoon snack will be provided. Please pack a sack lunch if staying from 12-1. Also, please bring swimsuit, towel and gym shoes. Please register in advance as spots will go quickly! Ages

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$35

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New!

Spring Break Nature Explorers

Adventure into the woods for a spring break that’s sure to bring a smile to your face in this exciting three-session nature education series. Locations vary, but your departure point will be bus transportation from Tanglewood Mall. The Wednesday program will focus on water, with canoeing and education at Spring Hollow reservoir. The Thursday program will teach you about caves, and includes a bonus trip to Dixie Caverns as well as time on the Camp Roanoke climbing wall. The Friday program will focus on Wilderness Survival, archery, orienteering and cooking. For more detailed descriptions see page 25. Sign up for ALL THREE for only $115, by asking for course code 24818. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

$35

10-13

$35

10-13

Apr 23

W

8:30am-4:30pm

Tanglewood Mall

24819

$45

Apr 24

Th

8:30am-4:30pm

Tanglewood Mall

24820

$35

10-13

$45

Apr 25

F

8:30am-4:30pm

Tanglewood Mall

24821

$45

New!

Craft-Tastic Spring Break Camp

Mix it up and join us for a creative explosion! We will use many different forms of art including painting, paper art, t-shirts and more to create cool art projects. Take home a new craft every day! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-12

Apr 21-25

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

25163

$100

New!

Lego Spring Break Camp

Bring your imagination for a fun week of Legos! Lego contests, games, and building are all part of this fun camp. Tweens will get a chance to play with Lego Robotics Mindstorms during the week besides fun kits like Technic, Star Wars, and more! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9-12

Apr 21-25

M-F

9:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

23772

$125

Did you know that Roanoke County offers spring break camps and summer camps for individuals with disabilities? Call (540) 772-7529 ext. 2 for information.

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Visit www.GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com to find up-to-date schedules for our group exercise classes, gymnasium and pool. Look for the schedule button shown here.

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2) Daily Admission - Visit for the day and make use of our unique indoor pool, wellness center, walking track, gymnasium and activity room. (Please note that group exercise classes are not included with daily admission). 3) Program Participation - This program guide contains an amazing variety of general public classes held at Green Ridge. There’s something for everyone! 4) Facility Rental - Green Ridge features a pool party room, two multipurpose rooms and a large gymnasium available for public rental.

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Contact PHONE: (540) 777-6300 EMAIL: GreenRidge@RoanokeCountyVA.gov ADDRESS: 7415 Wood Haven Rd. • 24019

Green Ridge Hours Monday-Friday 5:30am-10:00pm Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm Daily Admission Rates

I like the weights and machines, as well as the cardio on the treadmills. I come to take classes with my husband. We can enjoy it and work independently. - Rebecca Carty

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County Resident

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Adult (18-54)

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$7

Child/Teen (1-17)

$7

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$7

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Green Ridge Membership Becoming a Green Ridge member is more cost effective than daily admission, and helps you improve your overall health. Membership also provides additional benefits not available to daily admission customers. Our rates offer flexible monthly payments with no longterm contracts and NO joining fee! Take a free tour today. When you’re ready to become a member, simply sign up at the front desk.

Membership Options

Individual Adult Ages 18 to 54

Adult Couple / Single Parent

Membership Benefit Classes

Two adults ages 18 and up OR a single parent with up to 6 children

Green Ridge offers dozens of land and water group exercise programs FREE with your membership. For a complete look at our schedule, visit GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com Member benefit classes do not require pre-registration but fill on a firstcome, first-served basis. Members are welcome to sign up for any group exercise or recreation program shown throughout this guide at the published rates. As a member, these are the courses that come with your membership:

Land Group-Ex

• Arthritis Foundation Exercise • Back in Shape • Barre Exercise • Body Attack ™ by Les Mills • Body Pump ™ by Les Mills • Boot Camp • Cycling • Kick Punch Class • Pilates

• Piloxing • Power Sculpt • RIPPED • Tabatas • T’ai Chi • Yoga • Zumba • Zumba Gold • Zumba Xpress

Water Group-Ex

Base Rate

Family Two adults ages 18 and up with up to 6 children

Teen Ages 13 to 17

Children Ages 1 to 12

• Arthritis Foundation Aquatics • Hydro-Fit • Sunrise Tai Chi • Wave Walker / Runner • Aqua Zumba

55+ Individual Ages 55 and up

55+ Couple Two adults ages 55 and up

County Resident Rate

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$47

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Youth Equipment Orientations

Youth ages 10-15 may use the wellness area with a signed waiver from a parent and completion of our orientation course. Sign up at the front desk for classes the first Tuesday (5:30pm) and first Saturday (10:00am) of the month.

KidZone (Child Watch)

Don’t worry about keeping an eye on the little ones while you’re at Green Ridge; we’ll do that for you! Children who are members from 6 weeks to 9 years of age are welcome for up to two hours per day. Ages 5 to 9 are taken to designated areas during operating hours for guided activities with staff.

I like the atmosphere. It’s more of a family environment here. My kids love coming, and I enjoy using the equipment upstairs. It’s just a family thing! - Bo Hall Wellness supervisor Chelsea Arner goes the extra mile to provide personal attention for our members and guests, providing detailed instruction on proper equipment use.

New!

Member Discounts for Paid Classes

Now Green Ridge members can get $10 or more off select public group exercise classes. Look for prices highlighted in GREEN throughout the wellness section of this magazine! Ages

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Wellness Center

Green Ridge Amenities

We offer a wide range of cardiovascular equipment and free weights, plus a full-body circuit of strength training equipment from some of the best names in the industry like: TechnoGym, Precor, Hammer Strength, Free Motion, Atlantis, Cybex and Hampton. Our trained staff, including personal trainers are available to help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals.

Indoor Aquatics

Activity Room

Our indoor aquatics area is designed with family fun in mind. Whether you’re looking for a place to swim, splash, slide, or relax, there’s something for everyone. We also offer aquatics exercise classes and group or private lessons. The pool is kept at a comfortable 84 degrees, so it’s never too chilly to swim. The kids will love our 2.5 story slide and aquatic play area. Adults won’t want to miss the hot tub. Due to programming and lifeguard schedules, portions of the indoor pool may be closed each day. View our schedule at GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com.

Gymnasium

This unique play area features a variety of active gaming equipment for you and your family to enjoy. Jump around on our interactive LightSpace Play Floor. Dance with your friends using the Xbox Kinect or Wii, and take advantage of one of the many other interactive games designed to keep you moving and fit.

Personal Training

We’ve just expanded our personal training offerings to include discounted group rates and aquatic training. See page 49 to learn about all of the ways our staff can help you achieve your fitness goals.

The gym features two full-size basketball courts with hardwood floors that can be divided with a center curtain. The facility is fully Walking Track air conditioned, with six basketball backboards and two volleyball Green Ridge offers one of the longest indoor tracks in the area, courts. Ping pong is also available in the gym during scheduled with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains in all seasons. hours. Due to programming and large sporting events, portions The track is open at all times during center operation. of the gym may be closed. See schedule for details.

2014 Pool Parties Now Booking! • Unlimited Swimming • 45-min. on the Party Pad • Three Pizzas • Ice Cream & Drink for Each Participant Only $200 on weekdays / $230 on weekends for groups of up to 20 people. Alternative party packages are available for larger groups. You may bring your own birthday cake, but no other outside food is allowed in the facility. Call 777-6306 or email clblankenship@roanokecountyva.gov to reserve your space. 8


New!

2014 Season Pass

Each pass is tied to an individual account, and represents a discounted pre-payment for unlimited visits to Splash Valley during this calendar year. This pass does not guarantee admission if the park is at capacity. Only 500 passes will be sold, with a cut-off sales date of June 30.

Splash Valley is back for an exciting fifth season. See page 37 for details about our exciting new offerings this year, including a NEW season pass! Hours • 11:00am to 7:00pm DAILY • Roanoke County residents may enter at 10:00am on weekends, plus Memorial Day and Labor Day. • Regular hours will be extended to 9:00pm on select Friday nights for special events. • Splash Valley will close at 5:00pm on July 4. Operating Dates Early Season Weekends Regular Season Late Season Weekends 2014 Daily Admission Non-County Ages 1-17 $8 Ages 18-54 $9 Ages 55+ $7

2014 Season Pass

Scott Ramsburg oke, VA 24019 123 Fourth Street - RoanCenter Member Green Ridge Recreation

May 24 to May 26 May 31 to Jun 1 June 5 to Aug 24 Aug 30 to Sep 1 County $6 $7 $5

PLEASE NOTE: ee This pass does not guarunt admission if the park is at be capacity. Identification may may verified at the gate. Pass other not be transferred to any individual.

Splash Valley Season: $95 (all ages) Green Ridge Members: $75 (all ages)

After 4pm $5 $5 $5

Get your pass before May 24 and receive a $5 BONUS RECREATION GIFT CARD! Our new season pass pays for itself in 10 visits!

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Athletics

Having a Ball

Five Reasons to Consider a Pre-Season Clinic

By Scott Ramsburg

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arents often wonder why they should consider enrolling their children in a pre-season athletics clinic or sport-based summer camp. After all, isn’t that what recreation leagues and middle school sports programs are for? The Roanoke region is full of fantastic leagues and coaches, and your child could certainly walk onto the field with no experience and eventually pick up the skills they need. However, there are a few good reasons to consider setting a few hours aside to practice before the season starts. Here are the top five reasons you might want to take a look: 1) Try Before You Buy According to Johnny Asimakopoulos of Virginia Scappers Softaball, a lot of parents just want their kids to try out a sport rather than sitting around playing video games. “I tell my kids to go try it and see if you like it. They can get started without the full commitment to a team.” Hidden Valley High School baseball coach Jason Taylor adds that participation in clinics from Roanoke County can be an affordable way to get started. “Since we run through parks and rec, you’re not going to be set back several hundred dollars. We’re not turning them into a pro player overnight, but for the cost it gives them the basics.” 2) Learning the Fundamentals Some participants in pre-season clinics are looking to hone their skills, while others are new to the sport entirely. Baseball and softball clinics go over the basics of hitting, fielding, drills and pitching in a no-pressure environment with age appropriate instruction. There’s also something in it for the parents, says Taylor. “Most parents stick around during the clinics. It gives them a good foundation to work with their kids throughout the season and reminding them of the skills to keep them focused.”

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Before your child steps on the field, give them the advantage of knowing the fundamentals.

3) Meet area coaches and players Most pre-season clinics and summer camps bring in a variety of coaches and players from the area who have already been through the program. “Many of the people who help in the camp are my players,” says coach Taylor. “It’s good for them to work with some of the youth that will be going through the same organizations they did. It gives them an opportunity to interact with those kids and talk about similar experiences, and gives me an opportunity to meet the kids and parents that will help our program grow in the future.” Johnny Asimakopoulos adds that clinics can be a helpful recruiting tool for his travel league, which can in turn lead to college scholarships down the road. “We have a good track record. Since 1995 our organization has had over 110 girls go to college and play softball. In some cases it’s on a scholarship. At the older ages we do showcases and get kids in front of colleges.” 4) Become a More Well Rounded Athlete Recent studies suggest that children who play more than one sport as children gain a wider set of physical skills and have a lower risk of injury when compared to those who concentrate only on one sport. “My younger players tend to think they need to stick with one sport,” says coach Taylor. “I think children should broaden their horizons to improve their skills. Until you know that this is what you’re going to do in college, it’s good to participate in multiple sports.” 5) Socialization and Life Skills Pre-season clinics are a way to meet new friends with like interests. “It’s a tool to get kids together,” says Asimakopoulos. “We exercise everything. We have an emphasis on grades, academic development and skills development, as well as helping them grow physically and mentally. It helps prepare them for life.”

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


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This class is for homeschool youth. The mission of The First Tee is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. In addition to life skills and healthy habits, our golf programs are centered around Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy and Judgment. The skills and values are seamlessly integrated into learning the four shots in golf: putting, chipping, pitching and full swing.

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Place

Course

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Ages

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Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-10

Apr 13-May 11

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4:30pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

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$75

7-12

Mar 26-Apr 9

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1:00pm-2:30pm

Green Ridge

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$63

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Apr 13-May 11

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3:00pm-4:30pm

Green Ridge

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$75

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$75

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May 18-Jun 15

Su

3:00pm-4:30pm

Brambleton

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Athletics

The Level I archery program is designed to open the world of archery to children in a safe and fun environment. The classes core content includes archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. All instructors are certified by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) and have undergone a certification program referred to as BAI, ‘Basic Archery Instructor.’ The program is the perfect opportunity to open the world of archery to children. Please note that this program will focus on the skills of archery, not hunting.

1st Tee Golf FUNdamentals (Homeschool)

Archery Classes Level ll

The Level II archery program is designed for students who have successfully completed multiple Level I courses. The Level II program curriculum will be more fast paced than Level I and students will shoot from farther distances at smaller targets. All instructors are certified by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) and have undergone a certification program referred to as BAI, ‘Basic Archery Instructor.’ Please note that this program will focus on the skills of archery, not hunting. Ages

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Time

Place

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May 18-Jun 15

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6:00pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

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$75

Baseball & Softball Preseason Clinics

Roanoke County has provided an opportunity for the youth of the Roanoke Valley to knock the rust off their bats and break in their gloves prior to the 2014 recreation season. These fun and exciting clinics will cover the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, infielding, outfielding, and base running. Local coaches are welcome at no cost. Baseball clinic is led by the Hidden Valley High School Varsity Baseball Coaching Staff. Softball clinic isled by the Virginia Class Action Scrappers and Virginia Extreme Force, an area competitive organization dedicated to developing softball for girls. These programs will be moved indoors in the event of rain. Ages

Clinic

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Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-12

Baseball

Mar 23-30

Su

1:30pm-4:30pm

H. Valley HS

24241

$39

6-14

Softball

Mar 22-23

Sa-Su

1:30pm-4:30pm

Northside HS

24240

$39

6-14

Softball

Mar 22-23

Sa-Su

1:30pm-4:30pm

Darrell Shell

24443

$39

Archery has never been more popular! Find out why so many kids are learning to hit a bullseye.

Sports Agility Academy

All athletes are welcomed in this intense Sports Agility class. You will improve your coordination, speed, power, reflexes, endurance and specific sports skill. Use these drills to perfect your foot speed and refine your sports technique. Be ready to change the direction of your body in an efficient and effective manner. Instructor: Brittney Arner. Save with a Green Ridge membership! Ages

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Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

Member

9-16

Apr 14-May 21

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Green Ridge

25008

$60

$50

9-16

Jun 18-Jul 28

W, M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

25011

$60

$50

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Youth Tennis

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Tennis Lessons for Beginner Level Youth / Teens

Athletics

Quick Start Tennis

QuickStart Tennis is a new format to help children seven and under learn and play the game of tennis. To make it easier for them, a few things have changed: the court size, The racquet sizes, the balls, the scoring system, the height of the nets. The changes allow younger children to start playing immediately, and begin learning the fundamentals of the sport. This program stresses the importance of actually playing the game of tennis and getting involved in team competition. Fee includes all equipment needed, including age appropriate rackets which must be returned. Ages

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Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

4-8

Apr 7-28

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

25047

$39

4-8

May 5-26

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

25048

$39

Roanoke County is pleased to offer a fun and exciting series of tennis lessons for beginner level junior players with little or no tennis experience. This program is perfect for improving children’s coordination, agility, and fitness. Fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-12

Apr 1-10

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

25033

$39

6-12

Apr 22-May 1

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

25032

$39

6-12

May 6-15

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

25026

$39

6-12

May 27-Jun 5

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

25027

$39

6-12

Jun 17-26

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

25028

$39

13-17

Apr 7-28

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

25052

$39

13-17

May 5-26

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

25053

$39

Flag football registration is returning this summer for a new season in the fall. Stay tuned for information about an expansion to our age categories for this fast growing sport.

We’ve got age targeted lessons for youth from 4 through 17. Get started playing tennis the RIGHT way.

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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers youth athletics programs in cooperation with local Recreation Clubs. Youth Athletic participants must sign up through the local Recreation Club that serves the child’s area determined by their elementary school. If you have questions about which Recreation Club serves your school area, or if you need more information about various sports offered by each Recreation Club, please contact us at 387-6078 or visit www.roanokecountyva. gov/recclubs. Participants must be a Roanoke County resident or attend Roanoke County Public Schools to be eligible, and must play in their age bracket. Each club will have cut-off dates for sign-ups, so sign-up EARLY! Registration is taken through your local recreation club! Find yours at RoanokeCountyVA.gov/recclubs

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Sport

Signups

Practice

Games

Ages

Baseball/T-ball

January

April

Late April

6-18

Lacrosse

January

April

Late April

6-18

Softball

January

April

Late April

6-18

Soccer

May/June

August

September

6-18

Football

May/June

August

September

6-12

May/June

August

September

6-11

Cheerleading

May/June

August

September

6-18

Basketball

September

November

January

7-18

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Flag Football

New!

Recreation League Directory

Cave Spring American Little League • www.eteamz.com/csall Cave Spring National Little League: • www.eteamz.com/csnll Cave Spring Recreation Foundation • www.eteamz.com/cavespringrec Glenvar Recreation Booster Club • www.glenvaryouthboosters.net Hidden Valley Youth Sports Assoc. • www.hvysa.com Masons Cove Recreation Club • www.mceagles.org Mt. Pleasant Recreation Club: • www.mprecreation.com North Roanoke Recreation Club • www.nrrc.net South County Softball League: • www.eteamz.com/SouthCountySoftballLeague Valley AFC Soccer (SW County) • www.valleyafc.org Vinton Recreation Booster Club: • www.vintonboosterclub.com

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Great Beginnings

Get them started early, and give them skills they will use for the rest of their lives.

Great Beginnings Baseball & Softball

The program prepares children for the challenges of organized baseball/softball in a non-threatening atmosphere, without the worry of competition. Each child, along with his or her parents, work together to learn basic motor skills including throwing, catching, hitting, and base running. As the program progresses and children show improvement, the skill stations are altered so that each child remains challenged. The program will also help develop the child’s motor and cognitive skills as well as provide wonderful social interaction. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

4-6

Apr 19-May 17

Sa

12:00pm-1:00pm

Walrond Park

25057

$59

4-6

Apr 19-May 17

Sa

2:00pm-3:00pm

Bonsack ES

25058

$59

4-6

Apr 19-May 17

Sa

4:00pm-5:00pm

Adult Classes

Clearbrook ES

Athletics

This five week instructional program is targeted to preschool and Kindergarten aged boys and girls with little to no organized sports experience. Under the supervision of trained coaches, this program helps parents to work together with their children to learn how to properly teach the basic motor skills that are needed for team sports. Using progressive skill stations, children are challenged to learn both fundamentals and new techniques.

25059

$59

Great Beginnings Soccer

The program helps prepare children for organized soccer using fun and safe equipment to teach them the basic motor skills needed to participate. Skill lessons will focus on the fundamentals of running, dribbling, passing and receiving, shooting, and throwins. As the program progresses, and children show improvement, the skill stations are altered so that each child remains challenged. Parents spend quality time together with the their child while learning how to properly teach and support them in youth sports. The program will also help develop the child’s motor and cognitive skills as well as provide wonderful social interaction. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

4-6

Apr 19-May 17

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Bonsack ES

25060

$65

Adult Team Sports

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Adult

Fencing

This course is designed to introduce complete beginners in modern Olympic-style Fencing. It will include a brief history of the sport and general sword use over time, specific stretching and drill work, regular instruction periods,and weekly fencing bouts with classmates and visiting instructors. Five week program. Instructor: James A. Moser. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

17+

Mar 19-Apr 16

W

6:00pm8:00pm

Green Ridge

24136

$75

Tennis For Beginner Level Adults

Roanoke County is pleased to offer a fun and exciting series of tennis lessons for beginner level adult players with little or no tennis experience. This program is perfect for improving your coordination, agility, and fitness. Registration fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. In the event of inclement weather, instructor will contact all registered participants with make up dates. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

17+

Apr 1-10

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

25035

$39

17+

Apr 22-May 1

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

25045

$39

17+

May 6-15

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

25036

$39

17+

May 27-Jun 5

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

25037

$39

17+

Jun 17-26

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

25038

$39

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Adult

Softball League The following softball leagues will be conducted by the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Athletic Division. 1. WOMEN’S OPEN: Open to any sponsoring organization. AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Women Only). 2. MEN’S OPEN: Open to any sponsoring organization. AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Men Only). Divisions: American (Mon/Wed), Central (Mon/Wed), National: (Tues/Thurs) 3. MEN’S METRO: This competitive league is open to any sponsoring organization. AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Tues/Thurs) 4. MEN’S 35+: Open to any sponsoring organization for ages 35 and older. (Tues/Thurs) 5. MEN’S CHURCH: Open to church sponsored teams only. (PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE SPONSORING CHURCH) AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Tues/Thurs). 6. COED: Open to church or company sponsored teams only. AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Men and Women). Divisions: Church (Tues/Thurs), Industrial (Mon/Wed) SEASON BEGINS: The week of April 28. Practice starts April 1. ENTRY FEE: $375 must be paid by check or money order. DEADLINE: Last year teams – March 2-8 New teams – March 9-22 ALL REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN ONLINE AT: www.roanokecountyva.gov/athletics

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Road Safety

Bikes, Cars, Motorcycles and More!

Join road safety experts from throughout the region at our Rally for Road Safety on May 17.

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he Roanoke Valley has a well-earned and growing reputation as a great outdoor destination. From parks to greenways, from trails to rivers, there are endless opportunities for families and individuals to get outside and play. As spring approaches, more and more of that outside activity will take place on our roads: cyclists enjoying winding routes through gorgeous mountain scenery, families enjoying road trips along the Blue Ridge Parkway or trailheads throughout the valley, walkers and runners using the longer days and warmer weather to explore their neighborhoods, even commuters leaving their cars at home and hopping on their bicycles to get to work. With so many people sharing the road, it’s important to be respectful of other vehicles – whether they’re cars, bicycles, or motorcycles – and to take some basic precautions to keep you and your family while safe on your trip. The May 17th Rally for Road Safety, to be held outside Tanglewood Mall from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, will offer the public an opportunity to learn about a range of road safety issues, from fascinating new technologies making cars smarter, to what the law says about sharing the road with cyclists, to car seat safety checks, and much more. Being aware of other road users is one of the best things road users can do to stay safe. Spring brings out a lot of different people on the road, different vehicles of different sizes moving at different speeds. It’s important for all vehicle operators – whether you’re behind four wheels or riding two – to be aware of the vehicles around you. It’s especially important for cyclists and motorcyclists to not just see, but be seen. Dressing in appropriately colored safety gear is one way to make sure drivers see you, but something as simple as making eye contact with

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a driver before entering an intersection can avoid many of the most common kinds of accidents. Other than being aware and making sure others are aware of you, simply being predictable is one of the most important things you can do to stay safe. All vehicles have an equal right to the road and an equal responsibility to follow the law. Basic practices such as signaling before turning and stopping fully at signs and lights let other road users know what you’re doing so they can react appropriately. For cyclists, predictability is even more important – despite the growing number of cyclists on the road in the region, many drivers still have little experience sharing the road with cyclists and might be nervous, not sure what the cyclist might do or how much room they need on the road. A nervous driver is an unsafe driver. By behaving like a vehicle and following the law, cyclists behave in a predictable manner that puts drivers at ease and improves safety for everyone. For drivers and cyclists unsure of the law, the Rally for Road Safety will include a bike rodeo and quiz for both drivers and cyclists to help them understand how to interact. The Roanoke Valley is a beautiful place to explore by car, by bike, or on foot, so make sure to share the road so everyone’s family gets where they’re going safely. For more information, examples, and activities, be sure to attend the Rally for Road Safety, May 17th at Tanglewood Mall.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Events

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Roanoke County Recreation Job Fair

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

Mar 8

Sa

9:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

$0

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Did you know that Roanoke County parks hires over 200 seasonal workers during the summer to handle activities such as camps and aquatics facilities? See if there’s a job waiting for you! Positions include program staff, camp counselors, lifeguards, swim instructors, group exercise instructors, cooks, activity leaders, front desk staff, rentals staff and much more! Supervisors will be able to answer questions and provide information. Please apply at www. RoanokeCountyVA.gov/jobs for our summer seasonal positions.

New!

Rally for Road Safety

Bring your family out to our second annual event and learn how to Share the Road! New this year, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will demonstrate new technology that allows cars to “talk” to each other. Safe Kids Southwest Virginia will offer free car seat safety checks. Area law enforcement will showcase their impaired driving simulator and give advice to families on staying safe. RIDE Solutions will once again host a bike rodeo for kids and conduct safety trainings. Be there for fun, refreshments and great prizes! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

May 17

Sa

10:00am-3:00pm

Tanglewood Mall

$0

Roanoke County’s

Rally For ROAD SAFETY FREE EVENT!

Be prepared before you hit the road. Get tips on road safety on May 17.

Saturday, May 17th 10:00AM-3:00PM At TangleWood Mall

Country Store and Flea Market

The public is invited to this free event which will feature handmade crafts, antiques, household goods, baked goods and more. Vendors: Please register in advance. A 5.3% sales tax on all items sold must be collected. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Vendor Fee

Publlic

All

Mar 14

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

23945

$8

$0

All

Apr 11

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

24588

$8

$0

All

May 3

Sa

9:00am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

23788

$12

$0

All

May 9

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

24589

$8

$0

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Event will be held beside Firestone in the Tanglewood Mall parking lot, kids and adults of all ages will learn how to Share the Road! Join us for this free and fun community event to educate the public on road safety laws and protect users of the road!

For more information visit RoanokeCountyParks.com

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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See why kite enthusiasts from throughout the East Coast travel to Green Hill Park every year for this FREE event. Bring your kite and lawn chair as you enjoy a day of outdoor fun. The Richmond Air Force Kite Club will be there for live demonstrations. Free kids kite & event shirts available while supplies last. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

Apr 19

Sa

10:00am-4:00pm

Green Hill

$0

We’re “caching in on scenery” for the sixth straight year! Using GPS technology, your team will search for hidden “treasure” at Explore Park or around the County. New this year, choose between novice and expert skill levels. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (540) 777-6326, or fill out a free registration form from our website at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. A limited number of GPS units are available with a refundable $150 deposit for those who don’t bring their own. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

May 10

Sa

10:00am-4:00pm

Explore Park

$0

Camp Roanoke Open House

This is your chance to decide if Camp Roanoke is right for your child. Meet the staff, get a guided tour, try out camp activities and enjoy lunch on us. No reservations needed! Camp Roanoke has been providing a traditional overnight summer camp experience for youth in our area since 1925. We’re also accredited by the American Camp Association to ensure the highest standard of care and safety for your children. See page 28 for a complete list of Camp Roanoke programs, all available with an early bird discount when you sign up on or before this open house. The Kite Festival is a family event at Green Hill Park that you won’t want to miss.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

Apr 26

Sa

10:00am-3:00pm

Camp Roanoke

$0

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annual

“Caching in on Scenery!”

Saturday • April 19 • 10 am-4 pm

Green Hill Park

Pre-register for free NOW, or sign-up the day of the event! (540) 777-6326 RoanokeCountyParks.com

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Join in Roanoke County’s exciting geocaching event! Using state of the art GPS technology, you, your family, or team of friends will be asked to join others on a fabulous adventure. NEW this year, two levels of competition: Novice geocachers will search in Explore Park, while experts will travel to a variety of sites in the county, all using a handheld GPS for guidance. See who can get the most hidden treasure and win! Your hunt begins at 10am at Explore Park. (Milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway)

HOSTED BY:

Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce and RAF Kite Club Roanoke County's Green Hill Park

info: 387-0267 • www.s-rcchamber.org

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Explore Park Open House

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

May 10

Sa

10:00am-5:00pm

Explore Park

$0

You may also want to check out these exciting events that day. • The Amazing County Treasure Hunt A geocaching event that lets you tour Explore Park and other areas of County with a GPS. See previous page for details. • Into the Wild Race A 5K run fundraiser to support Mill Mountain Zoo. Please register through the zoo for this activity at www.exemplum.com/ mmzoo.

Mother’s Day Tea Party

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a fun tea party with your children! Mother’s are free-registration is per child with a sibling discount. Enjoy a tea party and a craft with your child(ren). Happy Mother’s Day! Registration is not available online. Please call 777-6314 to register. Registration deadline: May 8. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

May 10

Sa

11:30am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

23973

$10

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Come see what’s happening at Explore Park. We’re celebrating our first spring under the operation of Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism with a FREE day of family fun. Party in the plaza with a live band, costumed characters, children’s activities and a sand sculpture. Step inside the newly refurbished Arthur Taubman Center for recreation program demonstrations and a wedding sampler. Join the Camp Roanoke staff for environmental education activities. Tour the historic Mountain Union Church and enjoy live music and storytelling. Follow our staff on guided hikes of the recently revitalized trails, or enjoy a hay ride through the park.

Splash Valley Opening Weekend Celebration

Join us at Splash Valley Water Park, directly adjacent to Green Ridge Recreation Center as we celebrate our fifth season of operation. We’ll be open from weekend hours from Saturday through Monday to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday and kick off the summer. New this year, we’re offering our first-ever season pass program. Only 500 will be sold, and sales will end on June 30. We’ve also added new special events, themed days, meal deals and entertainment to make sure your family has a blast! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

All

May 24-26

Sa-M

10:00am-7:00pm - residents 11:00am-7:00pm - non-residents

Splash Valley

local food 1319 Grandin Road, SW (540) 343-5652 Every Day, 8am - 9pm

www.roanokenaturalfoods.coop

One Market Square, SE (540) 904-2733 Every Day, 8am - 8pm

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction

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Have you ever wanted to try your hand at writing fiction? This introductory course will teach you the elements of writing the story, including plot, character, setting, dialogue and point of view. Participants will develop and share their work in a supportive environment. Bring writing materials (laptops allowed). Instructor: Karen Adams is a professional writer and editor as well as a writing instructor at Hollins University. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 3-May 22

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24882

$83

Guided Autobiography

Not sure how to start getting pen to paper? We’ll show you how to get started for creative works or autobiography!

Hobby

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Adult

Firearm Safety - Concealment Class

This program meets state requirements to apply for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit. The six hour lecture style power point course is taught by Mark Jervis, a VA Department of Criminal Justice Services/National Rifle Association certified instructor. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the class which can then be taken to the Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction participants reside in, and apply for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit. Some topics included in the day: Firearms and children, rules of firearms safety, ammunition nomenclature and function, proper safe handling of a handgun malfunction, revolver and semi-automatic handgun nomenclature, etc. Price is $75 for an individual or $130 for a couple. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

21+

Mar 22

Sa

8:30am-2:30pm

Camp Roanoke

25144

$75

21+

Apr 26

Sa

8:30am-2:30pm

Explore Park

25145

$75

Spanish for Beginners

Did you know that Spanish is the second most common language in the United States? If you took Spanish in school and want to brush up on your skills or you just want to learn a second language, this class is for you. This class will focus on vocabulary, introductory words and phrases. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

18+ 18+

Mar 24-May 12

M

10:30am-11:30am

Apr 28-Jun 28

M

5:45pm-6:45pm

Place

Course #

Fee

Brambleton

24671

$41

Green Ridge

25165

$41

Do you have a story to tell? Or do you simply want to record your memories as a legacy for your family? This Guided Autobiography course is a fun and inspiring way to do it. Each participant will create a ‘life portfolio’ of memoirs, written with guided suggestions in a friendly, supportive environment. Collections can be illustrated with photos, recipes and other memorabilia. Information on printing and publishing will also be provided. Bring writing materials (laptops allowed). Instructor: Karen Adams is a professional writer and editor as well as a writing instructor at Hollins University. She is also certified in Guided Autobiography. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 1-May 20

Tu

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24881

$83

Hypertufa Fairy Garden

Come play in the mud and make a durable concrete planter that looks like ancient stone. Hypertufa troughs are great for miniature conifers and plants and ideal for fairy gardens. Container gardening is very popular and hypertufa planters make outstanding containers. Let your imagination go wild in this exciting class as you attract fairies to your garden! Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 3

Sa

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

24492

$35

Introduction to Metal Detecting

This class is designed for beginners who are interested in the hobby of metal detecting. Topics covered in this course include metal detectors code of ethics, types of metal detectors, settings and controls, terminology, safety, areas to hunt, retrieving your find, open and closed hunts, and care of your find. Three week course. Instructor: Edward Francisco. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 10-24

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

24528

$42

Spanish Level 2

Already know some basic Spanish but want to take your language skills to the next level? This class is for you. Brush up on your conversational skills and reinforce language skills you already have. Class is 8 weeks. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 29-Jun 17

Tu

5:45pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

25166

$41

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Get ready to comb the beach this summer with your new metal detecting skills!

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Dog Obedience 101

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

$125

18+

Apr 5-May 10

Sa

9:15am-10:15am

Brambleton

24600

18+

Apr 22-May 27

Tu

6:45pm-7:45pm

Green Ridge

24681

$125

18+

Apr 26-Jun 7

Sa

11:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24598

$125

18+

May 24-Jun 28

Sa

9:15am-10:15am

Brambleton

24601

$125

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This basic training course is for dogs six months and older emphasizing the essential training commands needed to make your dog a good companion. You’ll learn how to communicate clearly with your dog through the use of positive reinforcement to facilitate learning. Also covered will be proper nutrition and exercise for your canine best friend. Eleven o’clock class is taught by High Hopes Dog Training staff and 9:15 am class is taught by Big dog Training staff. After registering for the program, a dog registration form will be e-mailed to owners and must be filled out to complete registration. Six week program

Puppy Kindergarten Are you using your camera to its fullest? Get thse most from your photography in our series of classes at Brambleton Center.

Digital Photography: Get to Know Your Settings

Are you baffled by all those symbols and options on your digital camera? Ever wonder what white balance really means? Let us demystify the digital process for you. This class is open to beginners with a basic knowledge of their digital cameras. Participants should bring a digital camera and user’s manual to class. Instructor: Shannon Lugar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 29

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24659

$19

Nighttime Photography

Shooting great pictures at night can sometimes be a great challenge. Come learn the best tips and tricks for taking nighttime shots like the pros. Please bring your camera and owners manual to class. Instructor: Shannon Lugar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 8

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

24662

$19

This class is for puppies aged 10-20 weeks. Your puppy will socialize with other puppies as well as have experiences that will enable all puppies to become confident, and even tempered dogs. The following skills will be covered: play biting, house training, sit, come and drop, confidence building exercises and socialization. Class is taught by High Hopes Dog Training. After registering for the program, a puppy registration form will be e-mailed to owners and must be filled out to complete registration. Six week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 22-May 27

18+

Apr 26-Jun 7

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

24677

$125

Sa

12:15pm-1:15pm

Brambleton

24674

$125

Advanced Dog Obedience

This advanced class focuses on the ten skills needed by all well mannered dogs as outlined in the Canine Good Citizen Program. It is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC Program is a two part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 17-May 29

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

24853

$150

Using Your Camera Accessories

Ever wondered what all those extra lenses are for or what a light meter does? This course will cover all of the extra equipment that comes along with your DSLR camera. Please bring your camera, extra equipment and owners manual to class. Instructor: Shannon Lugar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 24

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

24661

$19

Sushi Workshop

Our most requested class! Love sushi? It is a lot easier to make than you think! This very popular hands-on workshop is designed to teach you everything you need to know to make delicious, healthy sushi at home. You will learn how to prepare and cook sushi rice, create fillings, and make great sushi rolls. Instructor: Maxine Fraade. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 26

W

6:00pm-9:00pm

Green Ridge

24253

$37

Get your puppy out from behind bars! Teach her to behave at an obedience class....

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Getting Started with Android

Bring your Android tablet or smartphone to class and learn the basics of using this popular operating system, including learning your way around; exploring settings; loading and using apps; checking email; accessing the Internet; staying secure; and downloading free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from the library. Prerequisites: • Bring your Android device to class • Know your Google ID and password*

iPad for Beginners

Want to get the most out of your iPad? Learn all of the basics you need to get started in this introductory course, including hardware features, navigating the device, getting connected to Wi-Fi, downloading apps, working with settings, and more. Prerequisites: • Bring your iPad to class • Know your Apple ID and password* Ages

Date

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 9

18+

May 7

W

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25116

$20

18+

May 7

18+

Jun 11

W

2:00pm-4:00pm

Glenvar Lib

25117

$20

18+

May 15

18+

Jun 10

iPhone for Beginners

Discover the world of the iPhone, including phone functions, camera tips, Internet tricks, eBooks, and useful apps. We’ll also talk about the benefits of Apple’s iCloud. Prerequisites: • iPhone 4 or higher with iOS 7 operating system • Know your Apple ID and password* • Bring your iPhone to class Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 8

Tu

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25102

$20

iPhone: The Next Step

Have you been using your iPhone for a while but aren’t sure whether you’re using it to its full potential? Take this class and fall in love with your iPhone again. We will cover how to use Calendar, Contacts, Messaging, Mail, Music, and more. Prerequisites: • iPhone 4 or higher with iOS 7 operating system • Understand basic iPhone operation • Know your Apple ID and password* • Bring your iPhone to class Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 15

Tu

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25104

$20

New!

iPhone Fun!

Have some fun with your phone using Instagram, Snapchat, FaceTime, and more. Be sure to bring your iPhone to class! Prerequisites: • iPhone 4 or higher with iOS 7 operating system • Understand basic iPhone operation • Know your Apple ID and password* Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 30

W

2:00pm-4:00pm

Glenvar Lib

25122

$20

Online

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

W

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25097

$20

W

10:00am-12:00pm

Glenvar Lib

25101

$20

Th

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25098

$20

Tu

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25099

$20

iPad: The Next Step

If you feel comfortable with the iPad basics, it’s time to take your knowledge and confidence to the next step. We’ll zero in on more settings, including those for keeping your device secure and protecting your privacy; learn more about using the popular browser, Safari; discover how to back up your iPad; and discuss many of iCloud’s great features. Prerequisites: • Understand basic iPad operation • Know your Apple ID and password* • Bring your iPad to class Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 16

18+

May 9

W

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25106

$20

F

10:00am-12:00pm

Glenvar Lib

25107

18+

$20

May 22

Th

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25108

$20

18+

Jun 17

Tu

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25109

$20

Microsoft Word 2013

Get to know the basics of the latest version of Microsoft’s word processing program, including the new interface, PDF editing, Read Mode, and more. Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet skills. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 1

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Glenvar Lib

25118

$20

Microsoft Publisher 2013

Find out how you can use the latest version of Microsoft Publisher to create professional-looking flyers, brochures, and other documents. Prerequisites: • Basic computer and Internet skills • Experience using other Microsoft Office products Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 13

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Glenvar Lib

25115

$20

Excel 2010 for Beginners * if you are unsure of your username and password, please call 777-8782 with your device handy and we’ll help you figure it out.

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Excel has become a cornerstone program for the workplace, and you don’t want to be left behind. This course will get you up and running. Here you’ll learn about the Excel interface, entering and editing data, managing worksheets, basic formulas, autosum, sorting and filtering, and printing your final creation. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 14-21

W

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25114

$40

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


New!

Selling Online with Etsy & ebay

Isn’t it about time for some digital spring cleaning?

New!

Spring Clean Your Laptop

Is your laptop running slower? Do pop-ups keep appearing? Does your laptop randomly crash or freeze up? Then this may be the class for you. Learn how to remove unwanted programs and files, add free security software, back up your files, create a restoration disk, and more. Please bring your laptop to class. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 30

W

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25121

$20

No Fear Windows 8.1

If you haven’t mastered the latest Windows operating system, this class will help you understand the new components of Windows 8.1 and show you where to find the features you’re used to from previous versions. Prerequisites: • Familiarity with Windows • Basic computer and Internet skills • Bring your laptop or tablet with Windows 8.1 to class. Computers will not be provided for this class. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+ 18+

May 28

W

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25110

$20

Jun 26

Th

2:00pm-4:00pm

Glenvar Lib.

25111

$20

New!

SnapPages

Learn how to create a basic yet great-looking website using the free version of the online website creation tool, SnapPages. Prerequisites: • Basic computer and Internet skills • A valid email address Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 15

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Glenvar Lib

25120

$20

Facebook for Beginners

With over a billion - that’s 1,000 million! - users, Facebook is easily the most popular social media today. It’s also free, fun, and a great way to stay in touch with people around the country and the world. Let us help you get started. After learning your way around, we’ll show you how to edit your profile, post pictures and comments, find friends and handle friend requests, control privacy and other background settings, send and check messages, play games, and use chat. Whew! Prerequisites: Please have your Facebook account set up before coming to class. If you need help with this, please come to class 30 minutes early for assistance. A working email address (please know your username and password) is necessary to set up your Facebook account. Also, a basic understanding of computers is a must! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Jun 18

W

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25112

$20

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Jun 3

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Glenvar Lib

25124

$20

Keyboarding: Learn the Ten-Finger Touch

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Got goods? Find out how to sell them using two of the best known consumer-to-consumer services: Etsy (for vintage and handmade items) and the popular worldwide marketplace, ebay. Please note that both websites require personal information, as well as credit card information and/or a Paypal account in order to set up a seller’s account. Prerequisites: • Basic computer and Internet skills • A valid email address

New!

Whether your hunt-and-peck typing style is keeping you behind the curve in your career or just taking the enjoyment out of staying in touch with others through email and social media, we can help. In this class, we’ll teach you how to start mastering your typing skills using ten-finger touch without looking at the keyboard! Prerequisites: • Comfort with location of keys on the keyboard • Moderate skill level using the Internet Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 3-24

Th

2:00pm-3:00pm

South Co. Lib

25119

$40

New!

Introduction to LinkedIn

Join LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional network. In this class, you’ll learn the basics of setting up an account and creating a profile. Then you can upload your resume and start building your professional connections. Prerequisites: • Basic computer and Internet skills • A valid email address Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 20

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Glenvar Lib

25123

$20

Craigslist

Not quite sure what to do with all the stuff you cleaned out of your basement, garage, and closets? Come to this class and learn how to use Craigslist – America’s favorite online community classified ads. We’ll show you how Craigslist is organized and how to create an effective ad to get your items sold and into someone else’s home. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and the Internet. Please set up a Craigslist account before class. We’ll be glad to help you with this an hour before class, if needed. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Jun 11

W

2:00pm-4:00pm

South Co. Lib

25113

$20

You’ll be amazed what you can do from the comfort of your own living room.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Life After 55

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Preschool Fun life

Mom & Me Play Dates

Have fun in this variety class of play dates! We will do crafts, play games, ride fun toys in our gym, and more! One thing is for sure-everyone will have fun in this organized playdate! Meet new friends or invite friends to join you! Only children need to register but parents must accompany children in program! Schedule of activities will be sent when minimums are met. Please register at least one week prior to program start date. Four week program. Instructor: Maggie Rhodes. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

1.5-5

Mar 31-Apr 28

M

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

23958

$15

1.5-5

May 5-Jun 2

M

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

23959

$15

1.5-5

Jun 9-30

M

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

23960

$15

Come play princess in this fun program! Girls will be able to do a princess craft, learn princess manners, and participate in princess activities. All girls will go home with their own tiara. Girls are encouraged to come dressed as a princess. Instructor: Maggie Rhodes. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-6

Apr 5

Sa

11:am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

23943

$20

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er 55

Pot Luck Lunches at Masons Cove Firehouse

Join your friends for a social gathering and meal. Bring a covered dish to share. Bingo will be played after each luncheon so bring a gift to be used as a prize. Reservations are required. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 17

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Fire Station

24663

$0

55+

May 15

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Fire Station

24664

$0

Pot Luck Lunches at Glenvar Library

Join your friends for a social gathering and meal. Bring a covered dish to share. Bingo will be played after each luncheon so bring a gift to be used as a prize. Reservations are required. Ages

Princess Tea Party

55+

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 18

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Libraries

24665

$0

55+

May 23

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Libraries

24666

$0

Driver’s Safety Program

Refresh your driving knowledge in this two session program presented by AARP. Fees: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members paid to the instructor at the first session. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 21-22

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

24590

$15/$20

55+

May 19-20

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

24591

$15/$20

New!

Green Ridge “Senior” Prom

Join the fun-filled world of lego building, every Saturday in May!

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Let’s celebrate Older Americans Month with a ‘Senior’ prom. There will be plenty of dancing, food and fun for all! Invite your spouse, neighbor, child or grandchild for this new event at Green Ridge Recreation Center. There will be door prizes for attendees and a crowning of King and Queen of the prom. At least one registrant per couple must be at least 55+.Please register each person individually. Please dress semi-formal in prom-like attire. Please register by May 9. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

May 16

F

7:00pm-9:00pm

Green Ridge

24457

$15

Etiquette for Tweens

Tweens will get an edge in what could be difficult or awkward social situations. They will learn proper table etiquette during a multiple course meal as well as learn about proper phone etiquette. Instructor: Michelle Hall Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-13

Apr 8

Tu

6:00pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

24460

$15

Amusement Park B4K (Lego Building)

Delve into the history and mechanics of favorite amusement park rides in this imaginative unit using LEGO® bricks. Participants will construct a Carousel Swing, Tilt a Whirl, Loop de Loop ride, Swing boat ride, and Merry Go Round. Lessons incorporate principles of physics, described in a way children can understand. These engaging sessions will give students an understanding of the physical forces they experience every day.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-12

May 3-31

Sa

9:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24967

$100

Did you know that the Brambleton Center offers several weekly clubs that are free and open to the public? Join our Widowed Persons Support Group on third Saturdays, Social Service Club on fourth Tuesdays, or Pinochle Club on Mondays and Fridays. Find out more by calling 772-7529.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Outdoors

Open House

Progress Being Made at Explore Park Celebrate With Us on May 10 By Scott Ramsburg

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ere at Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, we’ve learned a few things since taking over operation of Explore Park last fall. First, the folks that live in this area are passionate about outdoor recreation. That was evident from our first community meeting in September. Since that time we have received almost daily recommendations, friendly advice and new ideas from interested residents. Second, we’ve learned that we have some talented staff members, willing to put in the time and dedication needed to get Explore Park back on the map. Finally, we’ve learned that there’s a great interest from throughout the region in hearing about our progress. Here’s an update on the top five things we’re working on to date: 1) Building Restoration Using remaining Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority funds, Roanoke County is making much needed repairs to the Mountain Union Church and Arthur Taubman Center. In the historic area of the park our focus has been stabilizing existing structures, including mowing around buildings and preventing overall decay. 2) Re-Development of Trail System Roanoke County is continuing to evaluate the trails system throughout Explore Park. Our hope is to open up additional miles of trail in the coming months for walking and bilking. This spring we will be improving directional signs throughout the facility as well as producing guide maps for park visitors.

Come out to Explore Park on Saturday, May 10 for a FREE event celebrating the future of Roanoke County’s newest and largest park!

3) Weddings Return to Explore Explore Park is once again a venue for weddings and events. We’ve already booked several private rentals this summer at the Mountain Union Church, inside the Arthur Taubman Center, and on the picturesque grassy fields on the upper side of the park. 4) Programs and Camps Our department is already known for providing fantastic recreation programs and summer camps. This year we have a lineup of over 200 weeks of youth camp offerings throughout the County. We’re excited to be introducing several NEW camps taking place at Explore Park, some of which even include satellite transportation from Tanglewood Mall. 5) FREE Open House Event - May 10 Want to see for yourself what’s going on at Explore? We invite you to bring the family out from 10am to 5pm for our first large public event. There will be live music, children’s activities, program demonstrations, storytelling, crafts, environmental education and much more. It’s all FREE to the public. Also that day, take part in our 6th annual geocaching event, called The Amazing County Treasure Hunt. Or take part in a 5K race to support Mill Mountain Zoo, at the Into The Wild Run. Whether you’re a spectator or participant, your family won’t want to miss the fun (See the following pages for more information about this event). As you can see, much has been done at Explore Park over the past few months - but we’ve only scratched the surface of the endless possibilities! Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism wants to be Your Destination for Exploration, so check it out and see what we have to offer.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Outdoor Events

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Outdoors

Explore Park Open House

Come see what’s happening at Explore Park. We’re celebrating our first spring under the operation of Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism with a FREE day of family fun. Party in the plaza with a live band, costumed characters, children’s activities and a sand sculpture. Step inside the newly refurbished Arthur Taubman Center for recreation program demonstrations and a wedding sampler. Join the Camp Roanoke staff for environmental education activities. Tour the historic Mountain Union Church and enjoy live music and storytelling. Follow our staff on guided hikes of the recently revitalized trails or enjoy a hay ride through the park. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

May 10

Sa

10:00am-5:00pm

Explore Park

$0

Get out the map, and get ready for adventure! We’ve expanded our outdoor program lineup once again. We’re also bringing back our popular geocaching event at the Explore Park Open House!

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• The Amazing County Treasure Hunt A geocaching event that lets you tour the County with a GPS.

Youth Education

• Into the Wild Race A 5K run fundraiser to support Mill Mountain Zoo. Please register through the zoo at www.exemplum.com/mmzoo.

Mud Stompers After School Adventures

The Amazing County Treasure Hunt

We’re “caching in on scenery” for the sixth straight year! Using GPS technology, your team will search for hidden “treasure” at Explore Park or around the County. New this year, choose between novice and expert skill levels. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (540) 777-6326, or fill out a free registration form from our website at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. A limited number of GPS units are available with a refundable $150 deposit for those who don’t bring their own. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

May 10

Sa

10:00am-4:00pm

Explore Park

$0

Yo u t h

New!

Take a quick break from homework and video games to explore all of the natural beauty that Roanoke has to offer. Bring your boots and join us for hikes, creeking, and tons of fun on Thursdays after school. 4th & 5th graders will meet at Brambleton Center at 3:30 pm & return by 7:30 pm. 6th-8th graders will meet at Green Ridge Recreation Center at 3:45 pm and return by 8 pm. Please bring a water bottle and a meal to eat on the trail. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Hiking At:

Course #

Fee

9-12

Apr 3

Th

3:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

Happy Hollow

24719

$15

9-12

Apr 17

Th

3:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

Explore Park

24814

$15

9-12

May 8

Th

3:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

Bottom Creek

24815

$15

12-15

May 15

Th

3:45pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

Explore Park

24816

$15

12-15

May 22

Th

3:45pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

Read Mountain

24817

$15

Sponsored by:

Roanoke

County

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Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

Parks, Recreation and Tourism


Spring Break Nature Explorers

Outdoors

Attention 5th through 7th graders! Adventure into the woods for a spring break that’s sure to bring a smile to your face. New this year: transportation provided from Tanglewood Mall! Drop off at Tanglewood from 8:00am-8:30am and pick up between 4:30-5:00pm. Choose to participate in just one day of exploration or three full days for a reduced price. Sign up for ALL THREE for only $115, by asking for course code 24818. Bring a bag lunch & water bottle. New!

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

10-13

Apr 23

W

8:30am-4:30pm

Tanglewood Mall

24819

$45

New!

Ups & Downs

Did you know that Virginia is home to over 4000 known caves? Learn about life underground while searching for signs of caves at Camp Roanoke. Then, discover Dixie Caverns, a marvelous show cave, right down the road. Right when you’ve had enough of being underground, climb to new heights on our 44 foot tall climbing tower! After all, life is full of ups and downs!! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

10-13

Apr 24

Th

8:30am-4:30pm

Tanglewood Mall

24820

$45

New!

Woodland Survival

Have you ever wondered what skills you would need to survive in the wild? Of course, you would need to find food, water, and shelter, but there’s much more! Learn archery and orienteering. Start a fire large enough to boil water and cook over. Best of all, you get to do it in the beautiful mountains of Explore Park! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

10-13

Apr 25

F

8:30am-4:30pm

Tanglewood Mall

24821

$45

Preschool Education

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Water, water, everywhere…with ALL the drops to drink! Canoe at Spring Hollow Reservoir, one of the main drinking water sources for Roanoke County and learn all about this great resource. Also, spend some time searching for aquatic critters at one of the creeks that runs through Camp Roanoke. Make sure to bring some warm clothes and extra shoes to change into in case you get wet!

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Watershed Wonders

Budding Naturalist Programs

Early exploration is the key for young children to develop a life-long love for learning. Help foster this sense of wonder in your child by signing them up for the Budding Naturalist series where they will experience hands-on environment based lessons geared towards children ages 3-5 years old. While children are in class, parents can socialize in the café or run a quick errand. New!

Diggin’ for Dinos

Ancient creatures came in all shapes, sizes, and even colors! Learn about some of these prehistoric animals while conducting an archaeological dig right outside of the Brambleton Center. Come prepared to get messy and have fun! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

Apr 8

Tu

2:30pm-4:30pm

Brambleton

24832

$10

New!

Na-Na Natural Music

Music is all around us, you just have to listen! Using items found in nature, children will create their own instruments. At the end of the class, we’ll do our best to play the parents a song. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

Apr 22

Tu

2:30pm-4:30pm

Brambleton

24834

$10

New!

Birdie Buffet

Singing, swooping birds are a sign that spring is finally here. After a long cold winter, these birds would love a nice meal and a place to rest. Let your creativity shine while decorating a bird feeder to share with our feathered friends. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

May 6

Tu

2:30pm-4:30pm

Brambleton

24849

$12

New!

Wild About Wildlife

What happens when a baby bird falls out of the nest too soon? Or when a possum gets a bonk to the head? Our friends at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center do their very best to help out young, sick, or injured animals. You’ll get the chance to meet some of the wild critters that are currently being cared for by these kind people.

Before you put on that backpack, make sure you know the basics of wilderness survival. Nature Explorers offers satellite transportation from Tanglewood Mall!

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

May 20

Tu

2:30pm-4:30pm

Brambleton

24850

$10

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Family Adventure

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Climbing and Rappelling

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Outdoors

Exploration Days at Camp Roanoke

Attention all photographers and bird watchers! Bring your camera, binoculars, and hiking boots for an open trail day. Take in beautiful sights while exploring the 700 acres of woodlands and streams that Camp Roanoke has to offer. This is a great opportunity to hike the trails, catch a glimpse of Spring Hollow Reservoir which is closed to the general public, and practice your nature photography. Birding opportunities are also abundant for those who admire the more feathered side of nature. The gates will open at 7 AM on the selected dates and will remain open until 5PM. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children 10 and under are FREE! Preregistration is required. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

Mar 8

Sa

7:00am-5:00pm

Camp Roanoke

23951

$5

Horseback Riding - Family Trail Ride

Share your love for the outdoors with your family on a fun and exciting horseback riding trip. Participants will receive lessons and instruction on riding, then will be paired with a horse that’s right for them. Next, the group will set off on a guided trail ride and explore the beautiful countryside. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Transportation, helmets, and tack are included. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

Mar 22

Sa

12:30pm-6:00pm

Kessler Mill

24700

$55

10+

Apr 12

Sa

12:30pm-6:00pm

Kessler Mill

25156

$55

New!

Backcountry Navigation

With 1100 acres of diverse terrain, Explore Park offers the perfect backdrop for learning to navigate with a map and compass. In this hands on course, participants will be provided the necessary tools to find their location and travel efficiently without the use of trails. No experience necessary. All equipment provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

Mar 30

Su

1:00pm-4:00pm

Explore Park

24716

$15

Camp Roanoke is home to an impressive four sided, 44 foot outdoor climbing and rappelling tower. Come climb some of the many routes, then from the top, experience a self-controlled four-story descent. Climbing staff, instruction, and all equipment included. No experience necessary. Ages 5 and up welcome. Must be 10 to rappel. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

5+

Apr 16

W

5:00pm-8:00pm

Camp Roanoke

24718

$15

New!

Hiking - The Great Channels

Experience one of Virginia’s hidden gems! Located near Hayters Gap, VA this Natural Area Preserve has it all. Witness three neighboring states from the amazing 360 degree mountain top views, explore the Great Channels rock formations and experience its retired and historic fire tower. The trail is five miles in length with the first two miles rated as strenuous. Transportation and guide included. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

Apr 27

Su

8:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

24702

$35

Family Canoe Trip

Are you looking for a family activity everyone will enjoy? Well, look no further! Canoeing is a great activity that all members of your family can participate in, and have an excellent time doing it. Paddle along with our certified river guide down a scenic section of the James River, and enjoy quality time with your family in the outdoors. No experience necessary. Transportation, equipment, and guides included. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9+

May 3

Sa

9:00am-4:00pm

Kessler Mill

24703

$40

New!

Biking High Bridge Trail State Park

High Bridge Trail is 125 feet above the Appomattox River and the Bridge is more that 2400 feet long. The trail itself is 31 miles long. Join us on a fun easy bike ride with amazing views on a newly re-purposed Norfolk Southern Railway that was donated to Virginia’s State Park System. After biking the trail, we will stop and have lunch at one of the restaurants along Main Street in Farmville (lunch not included in fee). Please bring your own bike helmet. Limited bike helmets available. Children must be at least 48” to ride bikes and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee includes transportation, escort staff, snacks, bike rental, and water. Registration Deadline: March 26. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

10+

Apr 5

Sa

6:00am-5:00pm

Green Ridge

24447

$65

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We live in such a beautiful part of the world, we sometimes forget to stop and enjoy the view. Let Roanoke County Parks be your destination for exploration this spring!

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New!

Firearm Safety - Concealment Class

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

21+

Mar 22

Sa

8:30am-2:30pm

Camp Roanoke

25144

$75

21+

Apr 26

Sa

8:30am-2:30pm

Explore Park

25145

$75

New!

Talkin’ Turkey with Jim Crumley Whether you’re ready for a whitewater adventure, or just want to learn about the water - we’ve got you covered.

New!

Wet and Wild Waters

Get your hands dirty and your feet wet while exploring the Roanoke River in a search for aquatic life. Clean Valley Council will be lending their expertise in stream habitats to ensure everyone leaves with a greater understanding of our waterways. Activities will include macroinvertebrate identification, water quality testing, and pollution awareness coupled with tons of fun! This is a great chance for the whole family to get outside and interact with the natural world. Registration is required for this FREE program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

5+

May 3

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Hill Park

24717

$0

Outdoors

This program meets state requirements to apply for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit. The six hour lecture style power point course is taught by Mark Jervis, a VA Department of Criminal Justice Services/National Rifle Association certified instructor. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the class which can then be taken to the Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction participants reside in, and apply for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit. Some topics included in the day: Firearms and children, rules of firearms safety, ammunition nomenclature and function, proper safe handling of a handgun malfunction, revolver and semi-automatic handgun nomenclature, etc. Price is $75 for an individual or $130 for a couple.

Whether your a seasoned turkey hunter or a novice join Jim Crumley as he shares calling techniques, turkey behavior, set up scenarios, gun/ammo selection and more. Enjoy hearing about some of Jim’s hunting adventures and learning some great tactics to take with you this season in the spring woods in the FREE program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 29

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

25169

$0

Open House

Saturday, Apr. 26 10am-3pm Est. 1925

Mother’s Day Kayaking

Forget the markers and glitter, give Mom a gift she will never forget... a kayaking trip! Join her for a leisurely and fun stretch of the James River with our experienced guides. Following a brief orientation with your kayak, paddle down river and enjoy the natural surroundings with breaks and time for lunch along the way. Each participant gets an individual sit-on-top kayak. No experience necessary. Must able to swim. Transportation and all equipment provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

12+

May 11

Su

9:00am-4:00pm

Kessler Mill

24704

$40

Kayaking the New

Come enjoy a day of fun while paddling a sit-on-top kayak and taking in all the natural beauty the New River has to offer along the way. The trip is 7.5 miles in length with breaks and lunch along. No experience necessary. Must be able to swim and capable of prolonged physical activity. Transportation, equipment and guides included. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

12+

May 17

Sa

9:00am-5:00pm

Kessler Mill

24705

$45

Get a free lunch on us. Meet the staff and get a guided tour. Try out camp activities like the climbing wall. See if Camp Roanoke is right for your child. Call (540) 387-6114 or visit CampRoanoke.com.

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Camp Roanoke

Visit our Open House on Saturday, April 26 from 10am to 3pm

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Discovery (rising grades K-5)

Looking for a day camp experience focused on outdoor adventure and fun? The Discovery program introduces campers to a wide range of activities that include: archery (ages 7+), arts and crafts, field games, social development, climbing tower, hiking, creeking, special events, a trip to Splash Valley Water Park and much more! A hot lunch and snacks are provided daily. Free satellite transportation is available from Tanglewood Mall with camper drop-off from 8AM-8:20AM and pick-up from 4:40PM-4:50PM. Grades

Sessions

Availability

Place

Fee Before Apr 28

Fee After Apr 28

K-5

Weekly, M-F

Jun 9 - Aug 8

Camp Roanoke

$195

$220

Explorer (rising grades 3-4)

Want to create the memories of a lifetime? The Explorer program provides a safe and fun co-ed, residential experience in a pristine outdoor environment. Your days will be spent canoeing, hiking, climbing our rock wall, playing field games, making arts and crafts, learning about the environment, archery and many more exciting camp activities! Grades

Sessions

Availability

Place

Fee Before Apr 28

Fee After Apr 28

3-4

Weekly, Su-F

Jun 8-Aug 8

Camp Roanoke

$400

$425

Pioneer (rising grades 5-6)

Designed for kids with a passion for the natural world, this program takes a hands-on approach to learning and fun! Experience what it is like to venture through the woods, enjoying all that nature has to offer. Learn how people interact with the environment, focusing on sustainability. Your days will also be filled with exciting camp activities like canoeing, orienteering, archery, field games, campfires, climbing tower, arts and crafts, and much more. Whether you’re a budding scientist or just want to have fun with new friends, this program is for you! Grades

Sessions

Availability

Place

Fee Before Apr 8

Fee After Apr 28

5-6

Weekly, Su-F

Jun 8-Aug 8

Camp Roanoke

$410

$435

Voyager (rising grades 6-7)

Looking for real summer adventure? The Voyager program is an exciting co-ed residential experience that engages children in activities ranging from canoeing to rock wall climbing. Campers will also participate in: arts and crafts, environmental education, mountain boarding, creeking, hiking, horseback riding, and more. Grades

Sessions

Availability

Place

Fee Before Apr 28

Fee After Apr 28

6-7

Weekly, Su-F

Jun 8-Aug 8

Camp Roanoke

$430

$455

Camp Roanoke is accredited by the ACA, which means that we have met the highest standards for safety and quality.

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Adventure (rising grades 8-9)

Take your summer excitement to the next level with this program designed for new and veteran campers alike. Throughout the week, campers will experience activities such as: high and low ropes course, zip line, kayaking, environmental education, rock climbing, hiking and more. The session will begin at Camp Roanoke and then travel to West Virginia for a three day, two night camping trip. Grades

Sessions

Session Start

Place

Fee Before Apr 28

After Apr 28

8-9

Weekly, Su-F

Jun 8, Jul 15, Jul 20, Aug 3

Camp Roanoke

$460

$485

Outpost (rising grades 9-10)

Geared toward campers looking for a backcountry wilderness experience, Outpost is guaranteed to be rewarding and fun! Campers will start the week at Camp Roanoke participating in the high and low ropes courses and then venture off-site to experience three nights of tent camping, a day on the river, overnight backpacking, rock climbing, and outdoor living skills. Leave no trace principles and environmental awareness are incorporated into all aspects of this program. Grades

Sessions

Session Start

Place

Fee Before Apr 28

After Apr 28

9-10

Weekly, Su-F

Jul 27

Camp Roanoke

$480

$505

Trek - Beach & Surfing (rising grades 9-11)

Grab your swimsuit and join us for a week of fun in the sun! We’ll travel to Virginia Beach and set up camp right next to the beach. Come make new friends and have the best week of your summer! Our time will be spent exploring unique local habitats while learning to surf, sea kayak, and stand up paddle board. There will also be plenty of beach play, swimming and sunsets. Grades

Sessions

Session Start

Place

Fee Before Apr 28

After Apr 28

9-11

Weekly, Su-F

Jun 22

Camp Roanoke

$575

$600

Trek - New River Gorge (rising grades 9-11)

Join us on our trip to wild and wonderful West Virginia! This Trek is an extreme experience not to be missed. Campers will begin their trip at Camp Roanoke going through the low ropes course as well as practicing on our climbing wall. They will then journey to West Virginia and experience tent style living, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking and environmental education in the beautiful and historic New River Gorge. Grades

Sessions

Session Start

Place

Fee Before Apr 28

After Apr 28

9-11

Weekly, Su-F

Jul 13

Camp Roanoke

$550

$575

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* Register EARLY to $ave Big! STEP 1 -REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT • Register Online - Visit our website at www. RoanokeCountyParks.com and click on the Register Online icon shown above. • Register by Phone - by calling us at (540) 387-6078 x 0 • Register in Person - at Brambleton Center, Green Ridge, or our administrative office at 1206 Kessler Mill Rd in Salem. STEP 2 - HEALTH FORM SUBMISSION

All camps are open for registration right now!

Your registration is not considered complete until you submit a 2014 health form. Complete the form online or find a downloadable version at: www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov/campforms

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Kids in Camp

NEW location at Bonsack Elementary!! Join our energetic and experienced staff for a summer filled with FUN activities including crafts, games, swimming, cooking, field trips and much more every week. Camp tuition includes two field trips a week, activities and two daily snacks. Campers must bring a bag lunch (no glass containers, please). A $25 deposit per child per week due at registration; balance due one week prior to the starting date of each camp week. All fees are non-refundable. Sign up for all 10 full weeks of enrichment, or simply select the weeks you need! KIC will not meet Friday, July 4th due to the holiday. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Fee

5-11

Jun 9-Aug 15

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Penn Forest ES

$175

5-11

Jun 9-Aug 15

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Bonsack ES

$175

Green Ridge Add-On Program

Ages 5-11. Get all the FUN of a half-day themed camp with the CONVENIENCE of a full-day enrichment camp! The Green Ridge Add-On Program allows your child to participate in Green Ridge Summer Day Camp in the morning and afternoon, but still attend the Themed Camp of their choice from 1pm to 4pm. This gives working parents the perfect option to add variety to your child’s summer plans. You must register for BOTH the themed camp and the add-on listed below. Please note that children must have completed a year of Kindergarten in order to take part in this experience. This add-on is not eligible for any extra discounts like early bird or members and is only available for theme camps located at Green Ridge. Camps eligible for the Add-On program are marked throughout this guide with the sun icon shown here: Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

5-11

Jun 9-13

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24632

$125

5-11

Jun 16-20

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24633

$125

5-11

Jun 23-27

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24634

$125

5-11

Jun 30-Jul 3

M-Th

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24635

$100

5-11

Jul 7-11

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24636

$125

5-11

Jul 14-18

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24637

$125

5-11

Jul 21-25

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24638

$125

5-11

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24639

$125

5-11

Aug 4-8

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24640

$125

5-11

Aug 11-15

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24641

$125

Green Ridge Full Day Summer Camp

There’s no way your kids will be bored this summer, when they sign up for full day camp at Green Ridge! This program combines the “healthy fun” of Green Ridge Recreation Center and Splash Valley Water Park, with the excitement of organized activities from our experienced staff. Your camper’s week will be filled with arts, crafts, sports, games, swimming at Splash Valley and the indoor pool, field trips and more. All activities and two daily snacks are included in the weekly fee. Campers must pack a daily lunch, swimsuit, towel and athletic shoes. A $25 per week deposit is due at time of registration and the remaining balance will be scheduled through automatic draft of your bank card. Green Ridge members receive an additional discount per week. Participants must be rising 1st graders and have completed a year of Kindergarten. Sign up for all 10 full weeks of enrichment, or simply select the weeks you need! Ages

Dates

Day

5-11

Jun 9-13

M-F

5-11

Jun 16-20

M-F

5-11

Jun 23-27

M-F

5-11

Jun 30-Jul 3

5-11

Jul 7-11

5-11

Place

5-8

9-12

Fee

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24612

24622

$175

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24613

24623

$175

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24614

24624

$175

M-Th

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24615

24625

$150

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24616

24626

$175

Jul 14-18

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24617

24627

$175

5-11

Jul 21-25

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24618

24628

$175

5-11

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24619

24629

$175

5-11

Aug 4-8

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24620

24630

$175

5-11

Aug 11-15

M-F

7:30am-6pm

Green Ridge

24621

24631

$175

* Early Bird SavingsRegister by April 28 and get a discount off the listed prices! Get $10 off Kids in Camp or Green Ridge Full Day Camp.

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Horseback Riding Camp

New!

CA

Date

Day

Place

Course

8+

Aug 10-16

Su-Sa

Reba Farm in Bedford

25160

Fee

$480 CA

Camp Roanoke Overnight Programs

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Looking for a day camp experience focused on outdoor adventure and fun? The Discovery program introduces campers to a wide range of activities that include: archery (ages 7+), arts and crafts, field games, social development, climbing tower, hiking, creeking, special events, a trip to Splash Valley Water Park and much more! A hot lunch and snacks are provided daily. Free satellite transportation is available from Tanglewood Mall with camper drop-off from 8AM-8:20AM and pick-up from 4:40PM-4:50PM. Program runs Monday through Friday 9AM-4PM. Grades

Runs

Dates

Days

Place

Fee

Rising K-5

Weekly - 7 sessions

Jun 9-Aug 8

M-F

Camp Roanoke

$220

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Camp Roanoke Discovery

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Saddle up and get ready for a full week of fun on horseback! We’ve partnered with Reba Farm in Bedford County to offer a handson, 6-night experience including lodging meals, snacks and beverages. Learn to ride without any previous experience. Plus get the horsemanship skills on the ground you need; including grooming, horse tack, nutrition, first aid, reining and more! Camp will end with a show on Saturday at Noon which family and friends are invited to attend. This course is limited to 10 participants. Children and adults are both welcome to enroll.

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GREAT NEWS! Discovery & Summits Camps include FREE transportation from Tanglewood Mall! Every week is different, so sign up for one camp or ALL10 weeks.

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Attention rising 3rd through 7th graders! Camp Roanoke is your destination for EXPLORATION this summer - see page 28:

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Summits Day Camp

Reach new heights in adventure and fun with the Summits Day Camp held at Explore Park. Throughout the week, campers will Explorer (rising grades 3-4) engage in a wide range of experiences designed specifically for Traditional camping at it’s best, with their age. Some of these activities include field games, archery, archery, canoeing, wall climb and arts and crafts, hiking, and environmental exploration! Snacks are more. provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and a water bottle. Free Pioneer (rising grades 5-6) satellite transportation is available from Tanglewood Mall with Environmental education and week camper drop-off from 8AM-8:20AM and pick-up from 4:30PMlong fun on site. 4:50PM. Program runs Monday through Friday 9AM-4PM. Register Voyager (rising grades 6-7) for one camp, or all three weeks! Date Day Time Place Course Fee The adventure heats up with Ages mountain boarding, horseback riding, 7-10 Jun 23-27 M-F 8am-4pm Explore Park 25139 $180 and canoeing. Adventure (rising grades 8-9) A week of off-site trips including rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, hiking Reality/Game Shows Camp for Teens and more. Based on some of the most popular reality tv shows, this four day Outpost (rising grades 9-10) camp will offer challenges with themes of Fear Factor, Amazing Overnight backpacking, tent camping Races, and Minute to Win It show downs, just to name a few. Each and other adventures in and around day campers are divided into teams to compete, race or wind Camp Roanoke. their way to the winner’s circle. Please bring a bag lunch daily. Trek (rising grades 10-11) - Choose Ages Dates Day Time Place Course Fee from a full week expedition to the 11-15 Jun 23-27 M-F 9am-4pm Walrond Park 24593 $175 shores of Virginia Beach or New River Gorge, WV.

Full Day Extreme Camps

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New!

Mountain Quest

Get ahead of the game with this week long day camp dedicated to the world of outdoor sports. Learn skills of the trade from experienced staff with an emphasis on education, ethics, and fun! Nail bull’s-eyes at the archery range, practice wilderness survival, hook a trout from the Roanoke River, orienteer the diverse terrain, and gain experience in hunter education, wildlife conservation, leave no trace, and animal tracking. Snacks are provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and a water bottle. Program runs Monday through Friday 8AM-4PM. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

11-14

Jul 7-11

M-F

8am-4pm

Explore Park

25136

Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

11-15

Jul 14-18

M-F

9am-4pm

Green Ridge

24555

$200

Fee

11-15

Jul 21-25

M-F

9am-4pm

Green Ridge

24554

$200

$180

11-15

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F

9am-4pm

Green Ridge

24556

$200

New!

Ridge Ramblers

Ramble on over to Explore Park for a week long day camp where you will be immersed in exhilarating adventures. Cruise the mountain bike trails and explore the diverse terrain while hiking, cross country running, and orienteering. Campers will also participate in archery, teambuilding, and other fun camp activities like nature crafts and wilderness survival skills. Snacks are provided daily. Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets. Please bring a bag lunch and a water bottle. Program runs Monday through Friday 8AM-4PM.

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Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

11-14

Jul 21-25

M-F

8am-4pm

Explore Park

25137

Need a little fresh air and some adventure with other teens? Join us on our ever-popular teen travel camps! July 14 week we will give back to our community. We will visit a nursing home, help with area non-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House, and more. At the conclusion, teens will receive a certificate of hours spent serving the community. The week of July 21 will include an Amazing Race theme where teens will be competing throughout the Roanoke Valley. Be ready to have some fun friendly competition with other teens! The week of July 28 we will check out several local popular sites including Smith Mountain Lake, the Skate Center, Natural Bridge, and more!

Fee

$180

Survivor Camp

Compete against each other in games like those played on the popular Survivor television series. Outwit...Outlast...Outplay.... Teens will compete using critical thinking, physical endurance and teamwork. Create alliances to help you succeed in your quest. Make it to the end of camp and receive your reward! Please remember to bring a bag lunch every day. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

11-15

Jun 16-20

M-F

9am-4pm

Walrond park

24544

Fee

$175

* Early Bird Savings - Register by April 28 and get a discount off the listed prices! Get $25 off overnight camps, $10 off full-day programs, and $5 off half-day programs!

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Babysitting Camp

Learn First Aid and CPR for adults, children and infants. Plus, pick up some cool games and activities to play with children while babysitting. We will also explore the business side of babysitting by creating your own business cards and fliers to take with you! Please remember to bring a bag lunch. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

11-17

Jul 7-11

M-F

9am-4pm

Walrond Park

24550

$175

* Early Bird Savings Register by April 28 and get a discount off the listed prices! Get $25 off overnight camps, $10 off full-day programs, and $5 off half-day programs!

Get Active Camp

Get off the couch and away from video games this week! This camp we’ll focus on learning fun outdoor and indoor games, playing some traditional games outside, as well as eating healthy snacks and learning about good nutrition. Please remember to bring a bag lunch daily. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F

7:30am-5:30pm

Walrond Park

24602

$200

Mythology & Legends Camp

Camp American Girl

Bring your American Girl doll (or favorite doll) to summer camp! Each day we will have a new theme for you and your doll. Over the course of the week we’ll have an American Doll day at the beach, a birthday party, a fashion party, and a slumber party. Plus, enjoy art projects for both the dolls and the girls as we paint, stamp, sculpt, collage and draw. Take home your art every day. Bring your favorite doll and come to play!

Explore the world of Greek Mythology and Old Legends! This camp will go back in time to the early eras and explore mythology and legends through art, games, and drama. Please bring a bag lunch daily. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-10

Jul 14-18

M-F

7:30am-5:30pm

Walrond Park

24596

$200

Do you like scavenger hunts? Challenge yourself to a full week of fun looking for clues and solving puzzles. We’ll spend the week searching for cool items, featuring a different type of scavenger hunts every day. We will use maps, clues, coded messages, and more! Please bring a sack lunch daily. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Jul 21-25

M-F

7:30am-5:30pm

Walrond Park

24597

$200

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-12

Jun 16-20

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24541

$100

6-12

Jul 14-18

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24542

$100

6-12

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24543

$100

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All About Games

Games, Games and More Games!!! Whether you’re into board games, schoolyard games or field games, you’re invited to join us for a week of active fun. From the classics like Four Square and Knockout, to new games like Crazy Tag and Line Tag. Kids will face off with others in the camp both individually and on teams. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-10

Aug 11-15

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24611

Fee

$100

G.I. Joe Camp

GI Joe - a real American hero! We will make ourselves GI Joes with tie-dyed camouflage t-shirts, our own dog tags, and face paint! Also, we will play GI Joe themed games and all participants will graduate from an ‘army training’ camp.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-8

Aug 4-8

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24610

Fee

$100

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Star Wars Camp

Be one with the Force! Make light sabers, reenact scenes, play Star Wars trivia, design costumes and much, much more. Do battle with the dark side and restore the Jedi order. All materials provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-8

Jul 7-11

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24548

Junior Scientist

Physics, Chemistry, Biology - oh my! Create gooey silly putty, explore gravity through experiments, and much more! Each day your child will bring home two very cool experiments. Ages

Fee

$100

New!

Beauty Academy

This exciting new camp introduces you to the world of cosmetology and teaches the fundamentals of hair styling, manicures, pedicures, and facials. Come join us as we have a week of pampering. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Jun 16-20

M-F

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24930

$100

11-15

Jun 9-13

M-F

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24929

$100

Your children will enjoy a fun-filled week being a part of our very own live Minute To Win It game show. This week is full of many games including cookie face, bite the dice, and tons more excitement! Come join us if you think you can WIN IT IN A MINUTE! Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Jul 7-11

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24961

$100

11-15

Jun 16-20

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24960

$100

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-12

Jul 7-11

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24546

$100

8-12

Jul 21-25

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24547

$100

Survivor Kid

This summer camp exposes campers to a variety of challenging and exciting activities that will strengthen their appreciation for teamwork and personal accomplishment. Your children will learn hands on how to build a shelter, purify water, teamwork to overcome obstacles and much more exciting activities. Come join our experienced staff that are dedicated to enriching children’s lives. Ages

New!

Minute To Win It

Ages

Date

Fee

Scavenger Hunt Camp

Creative Play

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Aug 11-15

M-F

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24945

$100

11-15

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24947

$100

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The 80’s

Turn back time to the fun 80’s era! We will listen to 80’s music, do 80’s dances, make crafts, trivia, and more! If you like jelly bracelets, funky hair, and neon colors; you will love this camp! Feel free to come dressed in 80’s themed clothes this week! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

11-15

Jun 23-27

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24565

(540) 387-6078 ext. 0 • www.RoanokeCountyParks.com

Fee

$100

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New!

Ballet Camp

A great introductory ballet camp for the young beginning dancer, featuring a variety of basic ballet movements and fun activities set to music. Dress comfortably and please wear ballet slippers. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Aug 11-15

M-F

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24923

$100

New!

Introduction Theatre Camp

Learn the fundamentals of live theatre. Students will learn about the early beginnings of theatre in ancient Greece, the height of Shakespearean performance, and how to stage and act in their own custom production. Students will also learn about the proper care of props, basic lighting, costume maintenance, and vocalization techniques all of which they will use in their very own production as the final act of this exciting introduction to theatre! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

7-12

Aug 11-15

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24608

Fee

$100

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Vocal Camp

Come sing with us! Our summer vocal camp reviews basic breathing techniques, proper singing posture, note-names, icebreakers, common music notation, and fun musical games. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Jun 9-13

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24854

$100

11-15

Jul 7-11

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24855

$100

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Hip Hop & Creative Dance

This camp is sure to keep you on your feet this summer. We will explore hip-hop concepts, from the old school “popping and locking” to the newer styles such as “breaking”. Come learn a routine or two and get the feel of choreography. Use your newly learned moves to impress your friends and family. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Jul 14-18

M-F

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24918

$100

11-15

Jul 21-25

M-F

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24919

$100

New!

Theatre Camp

Join us and use your imagination as we learn about theater, vocal and facial training, costume design, line memorization and much more. Youth will engage in dramatic arts, imaginative play and expand their creative potential as well as build life skills such as communication and self-confidence both on and off the stage. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

11-15

Aug 4-8

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24874

Fee

$100

Arts & Crafts

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Animals! Animals!

Do you love animals? In this exciting camp you will create animals using paint, sculpture and creative play. Make them come alive with your imagination. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-11

Jun 23-27

M-F

10am-12pm

Brambleton

24916

Fee

$75

Drawing & Painting

Learn how to sketch as we work on a variety of drawing exercises using different materials. Students will also paint with watercolors and experiment with various watercolor techniques. Plus, get a closer look at medium including oil pastels, tempera paints and chalk. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-11

Jun 16-20

M-F

10am-12pm

Brambleton

24873

Summertime! Summertime!

Fee

$75

New!

All aboard for lots of hands on fun at this camp. Enrich your artistic expressions working with clay, tie-dye, candle making and more! Bring home a delicious homemade snack each day. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-11

Jul 14-18

M-F

10am-12pm

Brambleton

24913

Fee

$75

Craft-tastic

Mix it up and join us for a creative explosion! We will use many different mediums including painting, paper art, t-shirts and more to create cool art projects. Every day your child will get to take home a cool craft! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-12

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24551

$100

11-15

Jul 14-18

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24609

$100

New!

Craft Closet

Release your creative energy with this camp that will get your hands and mind rolling. We will make a variety of awesome crafts from summer flip flops to the coolest duct tape creations. You’ll be taking fun and creative art back home with you each and every day of camp. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Jul 21-Jul 25

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24943

$100

11-15

Jun 23-27

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24942

$100

Photography & Art Camp All campers must submit a 2014 Health Form in order to attend camp. Registration is not complete until the health form has been submitted.

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Do you enjoy snapping photos? In this camp, we will use our cameras to explore different settings and modes available to create cool pictures. Next, use photos we take to create cool art projects. Please bring your own digital camera that is fully charged daily with a memory card that has at least 4GB of space. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

10-15

Jun 16-20

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24545

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Fee

$100


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Extreme Expedition Camp B4K

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Form a team to face the challenge of our extreme expedition camp. Search the globe for LEGO® bricks and other resources needed to construct a base in the Himalayan Mountains and complete your expedition. Encounter Worst Case Scenario survival challenges, face forces of nature, and construct transportation equipment to bring your team together from around the globe. Do you have what it takes to face extreme brick adventures? Ages

Dates

Days

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Jun 23-27

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24876

$100

New!

Mining & Crafting Camp B4K

Minecraft® is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. Experience the world of Minecraft® with LEGO® bricks in this fun camp! Kids will start by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters using LEGO® bricks. Campers will face new challenges each day, building motorized Bricks 4 Kidz® models and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft® game. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Aug 4-8

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24880

$100

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Lego Camp for Youth

Build something cool this summer! Children will work on several LEGO® bricks projects this week using kits and imagination to create their masterpieces! Every day will be a different theme. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-9

Jun 16-20

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24530

$100

6-9

Jul 14-18

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24531

$100

6-9

Jul 21-25

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24532

$100

6-9

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24533

$100

Lego Camp for Tweens

Watch your creations come to life! You will have a blast creating fun LEGO® bricks creations and adding a robotics component to your robots. We will use Technic Sets as well as Mindstorms in this fun camp. Register early because spots are limited. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

9-12

Jun 23-27

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24534

$125

9-12

Jul 7-11

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24535

$125

9-12

Aug 4-8

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24536

$125

Lego Camp for Teens

Do you love LEGO® bricks? This camp is the place for you! Not only will we have fun adding a robotics component to your LEGO®, but we will explore architect and Technic sets as well! Register early because spots are limited. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

11-15

Jun 9-13

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24538

$125

11-15

Aug 11-15

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24539

$125

Cooking in the Kitchen

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Super Snacks

Nothing is better than getting creative with food. Kids will learn about ways to make snacks fun with easy ingredients. It brings healthy eating to a whole new level with kids. Please note that a variety of foods will be used to make snacks including foods with peanut, milk, egg, and flour ingredients. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-8

Jun 23-27

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24568

New!

Kids In The Kitchen

Food is what this camp is all about! We will be learning how to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Campers will have hands on experience working with measurements for cooking, different ingredients and eat their own creations. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-10

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24952

Fee

$100

New!

The Chopping Block

Hey, do you have what is takes? Come see what it takes to become a real world chef. This camp will take you through the many challenging steps it takes to become a master cook. You will be sure to have fun while you are learning different chopping techniques, how to make casseroles, and much more. Come COOK with us! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

11-15

Jul 14-18

M-F

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24955

Fee

$100

New!

Cooking 101 We’re adding new camps all the time! Look for an updated version of our camp guide at recreation centers in early May.

Fee

$100

Back to basics, the Cooking 101 week will focus on skill building for teens. Your teen will learn kitchen safety, knife skills, and yummy simple recipes they can make from scratch. Please note that a variety of foods will be made including foods with peanut, milk, egg, and flour ingredients. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

11-15

Jun 30-Jul 3

M-F

1pm-4pm

Brambleton

24954

$100

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Little Dippers

This is a fantastic opportunity for young preschool children to experience water safety and swimming skills through a series of exciting and interactive activities. Children will have a group swimming lesson, themed crafts, water safety lessons and snacks - all in a structured environment led by camp staff and Certified Water Safety Instructors. Children will also get a chance to have supervised free play in the pools daily during camp time. Participants must be potty trained. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jun 9-13

M-F

10am-12pm

Green Ridge

24516

$95

3-5

Jun 30-Jul 3

M-Th

10am-12pm

Green Ridge

24517

$75

Splash Camp

This is your chance to experience all the aquatics fun Roanoke County has to offer. Camp participants will spend time enjoying both our indoor and outdoor water parks, water games, themed crafts, themed snacks, and activities under the direct supervision of our camp staff and American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Participants should be comfortable in the water and life jackets are provided. Children will also get a chance to have supervised free play in the pools daily during camp time. Ages

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-10

Jun 9-13

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24519

$95

6-10

Jun 30-Jul 3

M-Th

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24520

$75

6-10

Jul 21-25

M-F

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

24521

$95

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The Athletics Division of Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers over 70 weeks of summer camps in a wide range of sports and activities. Our summer camps are a great place for any young athlete that is looking to improve their skills, make new friends, and have fun! Each camp is lead by area college or high school coaches with years of experience as coaches and educators. Area varsity and college players act as counselors to ensure a camper to staff ratio of less than eight to one. In each camp, campers are split into groups broken down by age and ability and are instructed on the basics of the sport with special attention paid to proper fundamentals. All registered participants receive a T-shirt, drinks, snacks, and prizes throughout the week. Please visit www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov/athletics for more info. Camp

Ages

Week of the

Days

Time

Location

Course#

Fee

Archery Archery

8-13

June 9-11

M-W

9am - 12pm

Hidden Valley MS

25067

$85

8-13

June 23-25

M-W

9am - 12pm

William Byrd MS

25064

$85

Archery

8-13

July 7-9

M-W

9am - 12pm

Glenvar MS

25065

$85

Archery

8-13

July 14-16

M-W

9am - 12pm

Cave Spring MS

25063

$85

Archery

8-13

July 21-23

M-W

9am - 12pm

Green Ridge

25066

$85

Archery Level 2

10-14

July 28-30

M-W

9am - 12pm

Hidden Valley HS

25068

$85

Baseball

7-12

June 16-19

M-Th

9am - 12pm

Hidden Valley HS

25078

$85

Basketball Boys

8-13

Jun 9-12

M-Th

9am - 12pm

Hidden Valley HS

25070

$85

Basketball Boys

6-14

Jun 16-19

M-Th

9am - 12pm

Northside MS

25071

$85

Basketball Girls

6-14

Jun 16-19

M-Th

9am - 12pm

Northside MS

25146

$85

Basketball Girls

7-14

June 16-19

M-Th

9am - 12pm

Hidden Valley HS

25079

$85

Jul 14-17

M-Th

9am - 12pm

Northside HS

25095

$85

Cheerleading

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7-12

Fencing

13-17

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-Th

1pm-4pm

Green Ridge

25172

$100

Karate

5-8

Jun 16-20

M-F

1pm-3pm

Green Ridge

25171

$100

Soccer

7-14

Jun 16-19

M-Th

9am-12pm

Bonsack ES

25080

$100

Soccer

7-14

Jun 23-26

M-Th

9am-12pm

Cave Spring MS

25081

$100

Soccer

7-14

Jul 7-10

M-Th

9am-12pm

Burlington ES

25082

$100

Soccer

7-14

Jul 21-24

M-Th

9am-12pm

Hidden Valley MS

25083

$100

Softball

7-12

Jul 7-10

M-Th

6pm-8pm

Darrell Shell

25089

$50

Tennis

7-12

Jun 9-12

M-Th

9am-12pm

Garst Mill

25072

$100

Tennis

7-12

Jun 16-10

M-Th

9am-12pm

Walrond

25073

$100

Tennis

7-12

Jun 23-26

M-Th

9am-12pm

Darrell Shell

25074

$100

Tennis

7-12

Jul 7-10

M-Th

9am-12pm

Garst Mill

25076

$100

Tennis

7-12

Jul 14-17

M-Th

9am-12pm

Walrond

25075

$100

Tennis

7-12

July 21-24

M-Th

9am-12pm

Darrell Shell

25077

$100

Volleyball

7-12

Jun 23-26

M-Th

9am-12pm

Green Ridge

25091

$85

Volleyball

7-12

Jul 14-17

M-Th

9am-12pm

Hidden Valley HS

25092

$85

Wrestling

7-12

Jul 14-17

M-Th

9pm-12pm

Green Ridge

25096

$85

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Tumbling Camp for Tots

Ready, set and roll! We will be jumping, stretching and learning basic tumbling skills in a fun and energetic way your child will love! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

4-6

Jun 16-19

M-Th

6pm-7pm

Northside HS

25154

* Early Bird Savings - Register by April 28 and get a discount off the listed prices! Get $5 off the camps on this page.

Fee

$50

Basketball Camp for Tots

A similar program to our very popular basketball camp yet designed specifically for children with limited or no previous basketball experience. The camp will feature 75% basketball instruction and 25% organized non basketball play to ensure that campers are having a fun and active time. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

5-8

Jul 14-17

M-Th

9am-12pm

Hidden Valley MS

25094

$85

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Let your daughter have a blast discovering what cheerleading is. Topics include jumps, tumbling, pom pom routines, yelling and safety. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

4-6

Jul 14-17

M-Th

6pm-7pm

Northside HS

25162

Fee

$50

Tennis Camp for Tots Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

4-7

Jun 16-19

M-Th

6pm-7pm

Garst Mill

25147

$50

4-7

Jun 23-26

M-Th

6pm-7pm

Walrond

25148

$50

4-7

Jul 21-24

M-Th

6pm-7pm

Darrell Shell

25149

$50

4-7

Jul 14-17

M-Th

6pm-7pm

Garst Mill

25151

$50

Soccer Camp for Tots

Have a budding soccer player in the family? If so, get them off on the right foot. The miniature version of our popular soccer camp, this camp will help children develop the basic soccer skills (kicking, trapping, running and agility) that are needed to participate in organized soccer. The camp is based on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s youth developmental guidelines, which focus on the fundamentals of the game in a fun and safe atmosphere. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

4-6

Jun 16-19

M-Th

9am-11am

Bonsack ES

25084

$85

4-6

Jun 23-26

M-Th

9am-11am

Cave Spring MS

25085

$85

4-6

Jul 7-10

M-Th

9am-11am

Burlington ES

25086

$85

4-6

Jul 21-24

M-Th

9am-11am

Hidden Valley MS

25087

$85

New!

Golf Camp for Tots

Would you like your child to learn a sport they will be able to play for the rest of their life? If so, send them to a series of weekly one day clinics led by PGA Golf professionals from local golf courses where they will learn the proper fundamentals needed to begin playing golf. The clinics will focus on learning the grip, swing, putting, chipping, golf etiquette, and life skills. Campers are required to bring their own age appropriate equipment. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

5-7

Jun 6-Jul 11

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9am-9:45am

First Tee

25152

$50

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Little Princess Camp

Princess camp is perfect way to give your daughter the royal treatment. If you have a child that loves dress up, arts and crafts, story time and making new friends then this is the camp for her. Each child will take home a toy tiara. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 28-30

M-W

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24910

$75

New!

Knights In Shining Armor

Come with us to a far away land! Become a king, jester or knight. Dress in royal costume, create a castle and read classic fairytales and more! Each child will receive a sword to take home. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Aug 4-6

M-W

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24909

$75

Around The World Camp

Let’s create a passport and travel around the world! Your child will take a virtual trip around the globe to learn about different cultures. Every day will include a new itinerary of countries visited with souvenirs to take home. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 7-11

M-F

10am-12pm

Green Ridge

24595

$75

Dinosaur Explorer Camp

Roar! Explore the world of paleontology, while learning about the relationships dinosaurs have to modern animals. We will have a roaring good time being dinosaurs through games, activities and crafts. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jun 16-20

M-F

10am-12pm

Green Ridge

24526

$75

All campers must be potty trained in order to attend these camps.

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Creative Play For Preschoolers

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Princess Tea Party

Hawaiian Luau

Come enjoy the sun and sand on our Hawaiian vacation! Children will enjoy sand and water play, explore seashells and make waves. Create Leis and grass skirts, and help build a working volcano. Each child receives a beach ball to take home. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jun 23-25

M-W

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24861

$75

New!

Into The Wild

Lions, Tigers and Bears oh my! Your child will have a roaring good time pretending to be the wildest of the wild animals. We will explore the African Savannah, the Jungle, the Swamps and more in this fun camp. We will make fun crafts, sing silly songs, and play games all week long . Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F

10am-12pm

Green Ridge

24605

$75

Come play with princess in this fun camp! Girls will be able to play dress-up, learn princess manners, and participate in princess activities. All girls will go home with their own tiara. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

3-5

Jun 23-27

M-F

10am-12pm

Green Ridge

24527

Your child will be introduced to the wonderful world of art, focusing on creativity while improving motor skills and dexterity. Using different art techniques, we will encourage hand-eye coordination and control, and improved concentration all while having fun. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

3-5

Aug 4-8

M-F

10am-12pm

Green Ridge

24606

Fee

Story-time is more fun with snacks and activities! Your child will have a great time reading classic stories by famous authors like Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, Laura Numeroff and more! Each day will be a different author with storytime, themed crafts and themed games. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

3-5

Jul 21-25

M-F

10am-12pm

Green Ridge

24604

Ahoy mates! Join us this week for some pirate fun! Dress up like a pirate, make treasure chests, and dig in the sand for buried treasure. Enjoy outdoor water play and make swords. Every child receives a pirate hat to take home. Day

Time

Place

Course

3-5

Jun 16-18

M-W

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24856

$75

Come to where the wild things are! Africa is home to so many amazing animals. We will take a trip to this beautiful continent and learn about zebras, lions, elephants, through arts and crafts. Plus enjoy story-time and a safari hunt. Each child will receive a toy animal to take home. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 14-16

M-W

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24911

$75

$75

Pirate Adventure

Date

Fee

New!

New!

Silly Science

Ages

$75

New!

Snack Tales

African Safari Camp

Messy Masterpieces

Fee

Fee

$75

Ooze, Goo and Wow is what we will explore this week! We will explore different science disciplines preschool style - messy! We will make glow in the dark slime, volcanoes explode, and more in this fun, messy camp. Please come in clothes you don’t mind your kid getting dirty in! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

3-5

Aug 11-15

M-F

10am-12pm

Green Ridge

24607

Fee

$75

Super Hero Camp * Early Bird Savings Register by April 28 and get a discount off the listed prices! Get $5 off the camps on this page.

Face painting, games, crafts and snacks for superheroes! The kids will have a blast in this superhero camp that gives them a chance to show off their own super powers in exciting games and challenging obstacle courses. All superheroes will graduate from superhero academy and take home their own cape at the end of the week. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

3-5

Jul 14-18

M-F

10am-12pm

Green Ridge

24529

Fee

$75

Space Station

Five, four, three, two, one.....Blast off! In this camp, we will explore outer space and learn about rockets, astronauts, stars and planets. We’ll paint a moon landscape,investigate Mars mud and lots more. Take home an alien, rocket ship or astronaut figurine. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 7-9

M-W

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24865

$75

Bob’s Construction Zone

Can we build it? Yes we can! Learn about construction trucks and tools this week. Create cities in the sand using construction blocks, diggers, bulldozers and dump trucks. Children will enjoy reading the story of the three pigs. Every child will receive a toy construction truck to take home.

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Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 21-23

M-W

9am-12pm

Brambleton

24869

$75

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Celebrating Five Years!

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t’s hard to believe that we’re about to enter a fifth season at Splash Valley Water Park, with opening day on Saturday, May 24. Did you know that over 45,000 visitors come through our gates every year? In honor of this milestone, we’re giving you even more reasons to “splash into the fun” this season. • Splash Valley Season Pass - For the first time in our history, we’re offering an individual season pass to the water park. You DON’T have to be a Green Ridge member, and you DON’T have to be a Roanoke County resident to participate. Your pass will pay for itself in about 10 visits. Pick one up at the Green Ridge Recreation Center front desk. Come every day for the fun!* • $5 Admission After 4:00pm - In honor of our 5th anniversary, we’ve changed our late afternoon admission price to just $5 for everyone. Any day of the season you can save money by coming later in the day. You STILL get to enjoy three full hours of fun. • Extended Hours Friday Night Events - Due to the popularity of our Friday night special event programs last year, we’re adding even MORE events and extending our Friday hours on select nights during the summer. The events will take place weekly on Friday nights in late July and early August. Each event will have a different theme, exciting kid’s activities and music. On these nights we will remain open until 9:00pm! Look for more information about our Friday night program on our website. • Making Memories Mondays - Grandparents are invited to visit Splash Valley for FREE! This year, anyone age 55 and older gets in free on Monday between 11:00am and 4:00pm with one paid youth admission (limit one free admission per child). • $6 Wednesdays - Get through the mid-week blues with a discounted flat rate for everyone on Wednesday. The price is the same from 11am to 4:00pm, regardless of age or residency. • Weekend Meal Deals - Splash Valley is more than just a swimming pool, it’s a place to bring your family to spend quality time together. New this year, we’re offering special concessions packages available starting late-afternoons on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With package pricing there’s no need to leave the park for dinner! Stay and play with us until the sun goes down.

New!

2014 Season Pass

Each pass is tied to an individual account, and represents a discounted pre-payment for unlimited visits to Splash Valley during this calendar year. (*This pass does not guarantee admission if the park is at capacity.) Only 500 passes will be sold, with a cut-off sales date of June 30.

2014 Season Pass

Scott Ramsburg oke, VA 24019 123 Fourth Street - RoanCenter Member Green Ridge Recreation

PLEASE NOTE: ee This pass does not guarunt admission if the park is at be capacity. Identification may may verified at the gate. Pass other not be transferred to any individual.

Splash Valley Season Pass Price - $95 (all ages) Green Ridge Member Price - $75 (all ages) Get your pass before May 24 and receive a $5 BONUS RECREATION GIFT CARD! 2014 Daily Admission Non-County Ages 1-17 $8 Ages 18-54 $9 Ages 55+ $7

County $6 $7 $5

After 4pm $5 $5 $5

Hours • 11:00am to 7:00pm DAILY • Roanoke County residents may enter at 10:00am on weekends, plus Memorial Day and Labor Day. • Regular hours will be extended to 9:00pm on select Friday nights for special events. • Splash Valley will close at 5:00pm on July 4. Operating Dates Early Season Weekends Regular Season Late Season Weekends -

May 24 to May 26 May 31 to Jun 1 June 5 to Aug 24 Aug 30 to Sep 1

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Aquatics

The warmth, buoyancy and added resistance of water properties can help decrease pain and/or stiffness and help improve and maintain joint flexibility. The exercises are designed specifically for people with arthritis, related disease, and participants with capabilities and needs. Class is free for Green Ridge members. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 31-May 7

M, W

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

24734

$50

18+

Apr 1-May 8

Tu, Th

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

24736

$50

18+

Apr 4-May 9

F

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

24735

$25

18+

May 12-Jun 18

M, W

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

24737

$50

18+

May 16-Jun 20

F

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

24738

$25

18+

May 13-Jun 19

Tu, Th

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

24739

$50

Wave Walker / Runner

With a water temperature of 84 degrees, the Green Ridge pool is perfect for exercise.

Adult Aquatics

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Adult

Hydro Fit

This medium to high intensity class is a total body workout which includes 20-30 minutes of short cardio segments, strength, and resistance exercises. Develop your flexibility, core strength, muscular strength, and endurance. A variety of water fitness equipment will be used. Class is free for Green Ridge members. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 31-May 7

M, W

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

24759

$50 $50

18+

Apr 1-May 8

Tu, Th

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

24769

18+

Apr 2-May 7

W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

24912

$50

18+

Apr 3-May 8

Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

24764

$25

18+

Apr 4-May 9

F

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

24760

$25

18+

Apr 4-May 9

F

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

24762

$25

18+

Apr 5-May 10

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

24761

$25

18+

May 12-Jun 18

M, W

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

24768

$50

18+

May 13-Jun 19

Tu, Th

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

24770

$50

18+

May 14-Jun 18

W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

24914

$50

18+

May 15-Jun 19

Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

24765

$25

18+

May 16-Jun 20

F

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

24763

$25

18+

May 17-Jun 21

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

24766

$25

18+

May 16-Jun 20

F

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

24767

$25

This class is held in the a variety of current channels in the indoor pool and uses the resistance of the water to build strength and overall body toning. It is possible to get a high cardiovascular workout. Water shoes are highly recommended. Participants can structure the necessary resistance according to their fitness levels. Class is free for Green Ridge members. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 1-May 8

Tu, Th

8:00am-8:50am

Green Ridge

24810

$50

18+

Apr 1-May 6

Tu

6:50pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

24811

$25

18+

May 13-Jun 19

Tu, Th

8:00am-8:50am

Green Ridge

24812

$50

18+

May 13-Jun 17

Tu

6:50pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

24813

$25

Aqua Zumba

This is the aqua fitness program everyone has been waiting for! Zumba has taken over the aerobic industry and now it’s in the pool! Aqua Zumba is a fun, intense workout with great music and high energy. Created by international fitness and aqua aerobics expert Mimi Rodriquez Adami and creative genius Beto Perez. The Zumba formula and philosophy are integrated into aqua fitness ‘Ditch the Workout, and Join The Party - In the Pool!’ Class is free for Green Ridge members. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

16+

Mar 31-May 7

M, W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

24732

$50

16+

May 12-Jun 25

M, W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

24733

$50

Aquatic Tai Chi

Connect mind and body by blending the flowing moves of Tai Chi with the properties of water in our heated indoor pool. Improve mental focus, posture, balance and coordination, flexibility and strength. All abilities welcome. Class is free for Green Ridge members. Instructor: Susan Kraughto.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-May 9

F

7:45am-8:30am

Green Ridge

24797

$25

18+

May 17-Jun 27

F

7:45am-8:30am

Green Ridge

24798

$25 Do you have what it takes to be a Splash Valley lifeguard? Ellis training boasts the nation’s highest safety standards.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


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Y

Yo u t h

P

Youth Aquatics Aqua Tots

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

May 2-23

F

9:30am-11:30am

Green Ridge

24707

$45

Summer Speed Sessions

Get ready for your summer swim season by joining us for a series of Speed Sessions. We will provide an instructor to help you get ready for Summer swim team. Focus will be on stroke refinement, endurance and fitness and most of all increasing your speed so that when swim team starts in June you have a jump on the competition. No class on April 21, 2014. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Mar 31-May 5

M

5:00pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

24218

$60

Get wet in the pool, not out in the rain on the way to sign up. You can register right from your own living room!

Aquatics

It’s fun to be an Aquat-Tot at the indoor pool at Green Ridge. Your preschooler will love to be involved in their special class here. They will experience a mini swim lesson, water play time, crafts and water safety instruction all of which will emphasize water adjustment, water safety, basic swimming skills but most of all FUN! Children may be dropped off for class and will be under the care of American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors for the entire time. See the following pages for our regular lineup of American Red Cross certified lessons.

Free Swim Lesson On Us!

Green Ridge Aquatics is doing it again! Join us for our annual free swim lesson in recognition of Water Safety Month. Come and meet our instructors, enjoy our indoor pool and have a 30 minute lesson at the same time. Your instructor will provide you with an assessment if you are interested in enrolling in any of our upcoming summer lessons. All ages from 6 months to adults are welcome. Preregistration is required so that you are assigned to the proper level. Call the Aquatics Program Coordinator at 777-6302 to register. Classes are limited so call soon! Registration ends on May 3, one week prior to the lesson day! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

May 10

Sa

9:00am-11:30am

Green Ridge

25061

$0

World’s Largest Swim Lesson

Future Staff

A

Adult

T

Te e n

Ellis Lifeguard Training

Be a part of the aquatics team! This is an intensive lifeguard training course that teaches high protection standards to enable you to prevent guests from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills and technical knowledge to become an effective member of an aquatics emergency response team. Upon completion of course participants are eligible for employment at the Green Ridge indoor pool and Splash Valley during the summer. Must be 16 to be considered for employment. Pre-registration is required. Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old to enroll and be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water for one minute. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

15+

Mar 11-14

T-W Th-F

8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

23883

$240

15+

Mar 26-30

W-F Sa-Su

4:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

23884

$240

15+

Apr 9-13

W-F Sa-Su

4:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

23885

$240

15+

Apr 22-25

T-W Th-F

8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

23888

$240

15+

Apr 30May 4

W-F Sa-Su

4:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

23886

$240

Jun 25-29

W-F Sa-Su

4:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

23886

15+

$240

Tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fifth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record. The global record attempt for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), will take place at 11 AM - 11:45 AM EST at the Green Ridge Recreation Center’s indoor water park. Help us break last year’s record of 32,450 participants. Cost is free but registration is required. Deadline to register: June 14th. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

June 20

F

11:00am-11:45am

Green Ridge

25192

$0

Private Lessons

Y A

Yo u t h

Adult

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

A certified swim instructor will develop a program that meets the goals and swim lesson needs of each individual. Days and times are flexible to accommodate your schedule. Semi-private lessons are for two-to-three individuals at once. Please form groups of similar ages and/or ability levels. Register by calling 777-6302. Ages

Lesson Type

Quantity

Duration

Fee

All

Private

5

30 minutes

$75

All

Private

10

30 minutes

$140

All

Semi-private

5

30 minutes

$45 per person

All

Semi-private

10

30 minutes

$80 per person

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Lessons at Green Ridge

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P

Toddler Lessons

PLEASE NOTE: We strive to maintain the best quality and safest lessons for our members and guests. In order to provide this level of service to all of our students, we require registration deadlines. Please register early to secure your preferred program! Registration will close 72 hours before the program.

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Aquatics

Green Ridge Recreation Center follows the guidelines of the American Red Cross Learn-toSwim, Preschool and Parent-Child swimming lesson programs. Red Cross standards help us maintain the quality, consistency and credibility of our Aquatics Program. Our facility provides a safe and fun learning environment utilizing certified water safety instructors. Each level is a progression through basic swimming skills and water safety. Students must be able to follow directions and to take turns in order to participate in group lessons. Classes may be offered as combination

Baby Drops

No need to wait! Start building your baby’s confidence and swimming readiness now. This is a fun opportunity for you and your child to explore the water and become adjusted together. Parents will learn basic water skills to keep their children safe and help them to love the water. Parental participation is required. No class April 18-25.

Date

4-5 4-5

$43

4-5

24742

$43

4-5

24743

$43

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-18mo

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

23825

$38

6-18mo

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

24740

6-18mo

May 6-29

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

6-18mo

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

Tiny Bubbles

Join your child as they discover the world of water. Toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. A comfortable, fun, and engaging class which will keep your child wanting to come back even as they are learning about safety and swimming skills. Parental participation is required. No class April 18-25. Date

Day

Time

Place

Celebrate your child’s independence in the water. Children are encouraged to develop arm strokes, kicking, floating, and submerging independently. This is the first class where the child must be able to participate fully in class without a parent or caregiver. No class April 18-25. Ages

Ages

Ages

Big Ripples

Course #

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

23829

$38

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

24745

$43

May 6-29

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

24746

$43

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

24749

$43

Tidal Waves

Jump in, float, and swim! Children get moving with their face in the water, arm strokes and kicking with freestyle and back stroke. They will also begin learning breathing patterns. Water safety is highly emphasized in this class and discussed at every opportunity. Children will move directly to Level 2 after completion of this course. No class April 18-25.

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

19-36mo

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

9:10am-9:40am

Green Ridge

23876

$38

4-5

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

10:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

23871

$38

19-36mo

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:40pm

Green Ridge

24804

$43

4-5

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

24799

$43

19-36mo

May 6-29

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:40pm

Green Ridge

24805

$43

4-5

May 6-29

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

24800

$43

19-36mo

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:40pm

Green Ridge

24807

$43

4-5

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

24802

$43

Little Splashes

Come enjoy swimming with your child as they unleash their love for water. Participants will be learning basic aquatic skills to build independence, confidence, and the foundation of swimming skills for years to come. While parental participation is required in this class, there will be some time for independent swimming to test your child’s readiness for the next level. No class April 18-25.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-4 3-4

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

23863

$38

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

24791

$43

3-4

May 6-29

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

24792

$43

3-4

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

24795

$43

Bring Your Own Swim Group

Bring your own swimming group! Having a hard time finding a group lesson that works for your family’s busy schedule? If you have four or more people, we are happy to find an instructor and a time during our morning pool hours so that you can have your swim lesson at your convenience. Gather four or more of your friends together and call 777-6302 to set up your personal group lesson.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Youth Lessons

Level IV Lessons

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Yo u t h

Level I Lessons

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Mar 15-Apr 26

Sa

9:10am-9:50am

Green Ridge

23844

$51

5-12

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

24771

$58

5-12

May 6-29

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

24772

$58

5-12

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

24774

$58

Level II Lessons

Be ready to reach and exceed your expectations! Participants will become more confident and adjusted to placing their face in the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arms and leg actions on front and back along with breathing patterns. Fun and safety are not forgotten either! No class April 18-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-11 7-11

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

23849

$51

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

24777

$58

7-11

May 6-29

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

24778

$58

7-11

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

24779

$58

Level III Lessons

Now you’re really a swimmer! At this level, the swimmer should be very confident and comfortable in the water. They must be able to float on their back, rollover, and perform front float prior to the start of this class. Emphasis on coordination of breathing, arm strokes, and kicking in front crawl and back crawl. Dolphin kick, scissor kick and elementary backstroke are also introduced. No class April 18-25.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-12

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

23859

$51

7-12

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

24786

$58

7-12

May 6-29

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

24787

$58

7-12

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

24789

$58

Adaptive Swimming Lessons

Have a child with a disability who loves the water, but does not know how to swim? This is the perfect class! The lessons will include water safety, motor function, breathing and water acclimation in a fun, safe environment tailored to your child’s needs. Class size is limited to be sure all swimmers are able to stay engaged and get the most from each lesson. Questions about if this class is right for your child - please contact Kari Decker at 777-6357. No class April 18-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

9:20am-9:50am

Green Ridge

23805

$38

Adult Lessons

A

A du l t

Adult Swimming Lessons

It’s never too late to learn how to swim! An introductory water program designed for adults or teens that may be fearful about participation in water activities or may need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. We have a comfortable, non-threatening environment and patient instructors to help participants reach their full potential. No class April 18-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

16+

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

10:45am-11:30am

Green Ridge

23814

$56

7-12

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

23854

$51

16+

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

24727

$63

7-12

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

24781

$58

16+

May 6-29

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

24729

$63

16+

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

24731

$63

7-12

May 6-29

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

24782

$58

7-12

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

24784

$58

Aquatics

Let’s have fun learning to swim! This is a class for the older beginning swimmer to become comfortable and confident in the water. Participants will learn beginning swimming strokes, breath holding, floating, and kicking - all of which will help to keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. In addition, they will participate in a safety lesson each week that will encourage them to be safe around all aquatic environments. No class April 18-25.

This is your chance to push yourself and really enhance your swimming skills. To participate in this class you must be able to jump into chest-deep water, swim front crawl for 15 yards with your face in the water and utilize a rhythmic breathing pattern. Focus at this level is on performing strokes efficiently to increase your endurance. Upon completion of this class participants will have been introduced to butterfly, sidestroke, breaststroke and turns on the wall. No class April 18-25.

Adult Stroke Technique

Jump in and take this opportunity to increase your swimming efficiency and gain confidence. A class intended for those who would like assistance with improving their stroke technique, breathing pattern, and endurance. We welcome those who are looking to improve their basic strokes through the triathlete.

Summer is just around the corner! Make sure your child is ready to play on his own at Splash Valley, with Red Cross certified swim lessons.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

16+

Mar 15-May 3

Sa

10:45am-11:30am

Green Ridge

23809

$56

16+

Apr 1-May 1

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

24722

$63

16+

May 6-27

Th, Tu

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

24723

$63

16+

Jun 3-26

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

24726

$63

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Wellness

Top 25 Healthy Habits

Stay Active With Your Family This Spring! By Stephanie Specht, of

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t’s a sobering fact: Most kids spend more than seven and a half hours per day in front of a screen. And the average adult spends eight hours in front of a screen per day, according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. That’s why it is important for the whole family to get moving and get active. “Children need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise every day,” said Julie Blanchard, M.S., a community health educator for Carilion Clinic. “And they need it for the same reasons we tell adults to exercise. It can help control weight and lower their risk for disease, but exercise also helps increase a child’s self esteem.” But don’t worry; exercise doesn’t have to occur all at once. Break exercise up into two 30-minute sessions or even six 10-minute sessions. “What is important is that kids and adults are exercising at enough intensity that their heart rate is elevated,” Blanchard explained. So, how can you make sure that both you and your kids are getting enough exercise in their daily routine? Be a role model for your kids and make exercise a regular priority for the entire family. “If one parent is obese, there is a 50 percent chance that their children will also be obese, and if both parents are obese, their children have an 80 percent chance of being obese,” Blanchard noted. “If parents can get out and get 60 minutes of exercise with their kids, and make it fun, that is absolutely the best thing they can do.” Plus, when you make exercise a family affair, it is just another great opportunity to spend time with the ones you love the most and make some great memories. Not only will both you and your kids get your exercise, you will be setting a great example for your children for years to come. If being healthy and active is important to you, it will be important to your kids. If you have questions about you or your child’s fitness level, feel free to talk to your doctor about ways to improve the health of everyone in the family.

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1. Take a walk every night after dinner as a family. Bring the dog, too! 2. Go for a scenic hike together. The area is rich with outdoor options, so take advantage of it and pick a new trail every weekend. 3. Make chores fun. Get the kids to help rake leaves and see who can make the biggest pile! 4. When the temperatures rise this summer, put on your swim suits and have a family car wash. 5. Hit the pool at your local recreation center. It is a great way to combine fun and exercise for the entire family. 6. Plant and care for a vegetable garden together as a family. Plus, you can all enjoy cooking and eating the healthy vegetables you grew together. 7. Do you often sit down as a family to watch your favorite TV show? Have contests during the commercial breaks to see who can do the most jumping jacks or sit ups. 8. Develop some new skills. Enroll in a class together or sign the kids up for their own classes. 9. Don’t celebrate special occasions with food. Instead, do something active that the whole family would enjoy, such as a fun game in the backyard. 10. See who can be the first in the family to achieve the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award. Adults and children can both receive the award. 11. Just dance! Turn on your favorite music and have a dance party in the living room with the kids. No one will be watching your moves. 12. Take part in a local GPS treasure hunt or set up your own in the backyard. 13. Remember the games you played as a kid? Hide and seek, duck-duck-goose, red-light-green-light – bring them back and join in on the fun. 14. Create a backyard full of activity. If your kids see it, they will play. If they don’t, they will be more inclined to just watch TV. 15. Train for the school fitness test as a family. Set goals and reward each family member for meeting their goal. 16. Create an obstacle course in your own backyard out of objects you have around the house. See who can complete it the fastest. 17. If you have an older child that is not into playing games, just take them to the mall. Set up some ground rules: no junk food and you both have to walk the entire mall before you will buy them that piece of clothing. 18. Look into family fitness programs at your local health club. Many clubs offer a family discount and provide a range of activities to suit everyone. 19. Hit the local greenways. The kids can bike while you jog or everyone can bike. Visit greenways.org. 20. If you have little ones, organize a playgroup with other parents of young children in your neighborhood. While the toddlers play in the center of the yard, the adults can do a series of different exercises. 21. If you have a baby that is crawling, get down on the floor and crawl with them. Crawling helps develop upper body strength for both you and your baby. 22. Plan 10-minute spurts of activity followed by 5-minute rest periods. A game of tag is a perfect example. 23. Train together as a family for a charity walk or run. 24. If your kids love gadgets, give them a pedometer that measures how many steps they take every day. Better yet, make it a family challenge and see who can take the most steps each day. 25. And if you can’t break the screen time habit completely, choose active video games that require you to get off the couch!


Family Wellness

Healthy Kids

F

Fa m i l y

New!

Family Zumba Time

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Apr 27-Jun 1

Su

2:00pm-3:00pm

Green Ridge

25018

$30

Every-Body’s Yoga - Workshop and Classes

New!

This workshop is designed for everybody and anybody who would like to do yoga. It’s open to the new and experienced yoga practitioner, the young, the mature, the physically fit, those intending to be fit, and those healing from injury or illness. Terry Flaherty will introduce all aspects of a well-rounded yet gentle yoga practice including movement, breath, meditative focus, and relaxation. Laughter yoga will be used as an ice-breaker to set the tone for the workshop. Following the workshop there will a four week Every-Body’s yoga class for those participants wanting to continue their yoga practice. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6+

Mar 30

Su

2:45pm-4:15pm

Brambleton

25135

$25

6+

Apr 10-May 1

Th

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton

25138

$60

New!

Kid Fit

A fun and challenging fitness class for those seeking to improve overall fitness or increase athletic performance. Combines games, dance movements, core work, aerobics and partnering with a light stretch warm up and cool down. This is an encouraging and challenging class with a focus on body awareness and proper form. Instructor: Brittney Arner. Save with a Green Ridge membership! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Apr 14-May 7

M, W

5:30pm-6:15pm

Green Ridge

25009

$50

$40

5-12

May 12-Jun 4

M, W

5:30pm-6:15pm

Green Ridge

25010

$50

$40

Wellness

If your family is making changes to your exercise routine, you’ve made a smart decision that will improve the health of every member of your family. Getting plenty of exercise can reduce your risk of chronic health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, and it will help each of your family members reach and maintain a healthy weight. Taking a Zumba class together is one way to incorporate exercise while having fun together. Not only are the classes enjoyable and high-energy, but you can burn between 400 and 600 calories an hour, as well.

Y

Yo u t h

Member

Home School Fitness

An all over body workout of cardio, stretching and strength/circuit training for our home school participants. The instructor will teach proper running skills, stretching techniques, strength training to build strong minds and bodies. Instructor: Brittney Arner. Save with a Green Ridge membership! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Member

4-15

Apr 15-May 8

Tu, Th

1:00pm-1:45pm

Green Ridge

24227

$50

$40

4-15

May 13-Jun 5

Tu, Th

1:00pm-1:45pm

Green Ridge

24228

$50

$40

Yoga for Kids

Yoga is a great way to build coordination, flexibility, and motor skills, as well as, improve focus, attention and promote an overall sense of well bring. And it’s fun! We’ll focus on building basic motor skills, core stability and flexibility through basic yoga asanas (postures) in a way that’s fun for kids. Wear loose, flexible clothing. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

Member

7-16

Apr 21-May 12

M

4:30pm-5:15pm

Green Ridge

25016

$40

$30

Mommy & Toddler Yoga - Workshop and Classes

Yoga is an excellent way to spend healthy time with your toddler. Learn how to create space together for exercise and relaxation. Terry Flaherty will guide this playful, spring-themed workshop to introduce a shared yoga practice. Class will include a structured guided practice, snack time, sharing time and final relaxation. If the weather permits, we will also venture outside to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring so dress accordingly. Following the workshop there will a three week Mommy and Toddler yoga class for those participants wanting to continue their yoga practice. Fee is for adult participant only. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

1.5-4

Apr 6

Su

2:45pm-4:15pm

Brambleton

25134

$25

1.5-4

Apr 15-29

Tu

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

25140

$45

New!

Parent & Child Yoga Workshop

This family oriented workshop will allow children ages 5-12 and their parent(s) to experience the benefits of yoga. Whether it’s the child coaxing the parent or the parent encouraging the child, both will enjoy the results of this warming and calming practice. The workshop is suited to all experience levels, introduces a posture flow, and provides suggestions for anyone wanting to continue practicing yoga at home. Fee is for adult participant only.

Athlete in the family? Our sports agility academy program at Green Ridge will get you ready for any sport. See page 11.

Healthy Teens

T

Te e n

Kids Strength Training

Youth, want to use the Free Weight Area? Youth ages 13-17 years are required to go through this Intro to Strength Training course to be permitted to use the free weight area. Youth will learn proper lifting technique, spotting techniques, and gym etiquette. Save with a Green Ridge membership!

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Member

5-12 +parent

Apr 13

Su

2:45pm-4:15pm

Brambleton

25132

$31

13-17

Apr 17-May 22

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

25017

$45

$35

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Group Exercise

A

Not sure which workout is right for you? Check the intensity scale to help decide if you’re up to the challenge.

Adult

Wellness

Zumba!

Low Intensity

High Intensity

Medium Intensity

Zumba is a very exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international music. You’ll forget you’re working out with the simple moves to dance music like Cha Cha, Salsa, reggaeton, rumba Piloxing and more. Best of all, you don’t need any dance experience! PILOXING is an exciting, new inter-disciplinary program that is atAges Date Day Time Place Course # Fee tracting die hard followers including Hollywood celebrities and 18+ Apr 1- Jun 3 Tu 5:30pm-6:30pm Brambleton 24006 $46 international stars. PILOXING uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing 18+ Apr 14-May 5 M 12:15pm-1:00pm Green Ridge 24944 $25 moves into a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval 18+ Apr 15-May 22 Tu, Th 8:30am-9:30am Green Ridge 24949 $45 workout, guaranteed to whip you into shape, using a class format that’s both fun and challenging. PILOXING blends the power, 18+ Apr 15-May 6 Tu 5:45am-6:30am Green Ridge 24946 $25 speed and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flex18+ Apr 15-May 6 Tu 5:30pm-6:30pm Green Ridge 24991 $25 ibility of Pilates. In addition to Pilates and boxing movements, the 18+ Apr 16-May 7 W 6:30pm-7:30pm Green Ridge 24948 $25 exercise incorporates the use of weighted gloves which adds to 18+ Apr 26-May 17 Sa 9:30am-10:30am Green Ridge 24953 $25 the workout by toning the arms and maximizing cardiovascular 18+ May 21-Jun 11 W 6:30pm-7:30pm Green Ridge 24950 $25 health. Instructor at Brambleton, Tiffany Stacy. 18+

May 24-Jun 14

Sa

9:30am-10:30am

18+ 18+

Green Ridge

May 13-Jun 3

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

Jun 17-Jul 24

Tu, Th

8:30am-9:30am

Green Ridge

24954

$25

Ages

24992

$25

24951

$45

Total Body Workout

This class is designed to increase your energy level, lose body fat, strengthen, sculpt and tone your muscles, and improve your cardio fitness. Eight week program. Instructor: Anthony Bryant. Ages

18+

Date

Day

May 19-Jul 14

M

Time

Place

5:30pm-6:30pm

Course #

Brambleton

24477

Fee

$35

Kettlecamp

No other piece of equipment can do what the Kettlebell does. Swing, throw and catch your way to tighter legs, glutes, back, arms and abdominals. It is the ultimate momentum-based workout that develops cardiovascular conditioning, power, stability, flexibility, balance and agility. Instructor Joe Moor. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

Member

18+

Apr 19-May 24

Sa

10:30am-11:30am

Green Ridge

25012

$45

$35

New!

Dance Fitness

This class consists of energetic, exciting and heart pumping dance routines choreographed to top 40 music. Based on popular Latin and hip hop moves, this fast paced class promises to torch calories while having fun. This class is easy to learn and to follow, although some knowledge of basic dance steps would be helpful (but not required). Eight week program. Instructor: Heather Richardson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 8-May 27

Tu

11:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24655

$39

18+

Jun 10-Jul 29

Tu

11:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24672

$39

Date

Day

18+

Mar 27-May 1

Th

18+

Apr 22-May 13

Tu

18+

Apr 25-May 16

F

18+

Apr 26-May 17

18+

May 8-Jun 12

18+

May 24-Jun 14

Sa

18+

May 27-Jun 17

18+

May 30-Jun 20

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8:00am-9:00am

Brambleton

24653

$38

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

24924

$32

9:15am-10:15am

Green Ridge

24925

$32

Sa

10:30am-11:30am

Green Ridge

24928

$32

Th

8:00am-9:00am

Brambleton

24654

$38

10:30am-11:30am

Green Ridge

24931

$32

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

24926

$32

F

9:15am-10:15am

Green Ridge

24927

$32

New!

Fusion Flow

This mind/body fusion workout designed especially for women is about getting and staying in the fat burning zone, with flow and grace. The secret to flattering the female physique is using large controlled motion that lengthens and strengthens without building bulk. Suitable for all fitness levels and all body types. If you want to blast fat, firm up & de-stress, this all in one workout is for you! Save with a Green Ridge membership! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

18+

Apr 24-May 29

Th

7:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

25021

$45

Member

$35

New!

Primal Power

An action packed cardiovascular workout guaranteed to unleash your primal instincts. You’ll kick, you’ll punch and you’ll sweat! This class combines functional strength movements with explosive athletic power. Develop speed and agility using battle ropes, tires, sledge hammers, agility ladders, and so much more. Participants should expect to be outdoors. Instructor: Nick Bilbro. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 16-May 21

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

25015

$55

Member

$45

AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification

This course is a review of AFAA’s Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines, anatomy, exercise science, exercise evaluation and exam criteria. The program format includes practical application of group exercise, study guide overview and question and answer sessions. The day concludes with written and practical exams. Current CPR certification is required before certification is issued. Contact AFAA @ (800) 923-2346 or online at www.afaa.com.

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NEW at Brambleton Center, an eight week dance exercise program. No membership required!

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 26

Sa

9:00am-6:00pm

Brambleton

24508

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R.I.P.P.E.D

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 23-May 14

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

24932

$25

18+

Apr 26-May 17

Sa

8:30am-9:30am

Green Ridge

24933

$25

18+

May 21-Jun 11

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

24934

$25

18+

May 24-Jun 14

Sa

8:30am-9:30am

Green Ridge

24935

$25 Cycle, or “spinning” classes aren’t just for members anymore! The public is now welcome to join the fun at Green Ridge.

New!

Body Pump

Wellness

Get ready for this ‘One Stop Body Shock! Workout your total body utilizing resistance and cardio training, which masterfully combines Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance as the workout portion along with Diet suggestions to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective. Instructors: Tiffany Stacy, Ashley Gautier and Tara Ivins.

BODY PUMP by Les Mills is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 45-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors, and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for...and fast!

New!

Cycle Express

Get your workout in early in this Cycle Express Class! Varying speeds, resistance & intensities tailored to meet your goals and needs. Raises heart rate, tones lower body & improves fitness. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 14-May 7

M, W

5:45am-6:30am

Green Ridge

24989

$35

18+

Apr 15-May 8

Tu, Th

5:45am-6:30am

Green Ridge

24993

$35

18+

May 12-Jun 4

M, W

5:45am-6:30am

Green Ridge

24990

$35

18+

May 13-Jun 5

Tu, Th

5:45am-6:30am

Green Ridge

24994

$35

Extreme Boot Camp

Jazzercise

This popular dance fitness program is a fun, high energy class geared to all ages and fitness levels. Enjoy a great workout using today’s popular music. (These sessions are not pro-rated for late enrollment.) Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 13-May 15

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

23777

$43

18+

Mar 18-May 20

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

23774

$43

18+

May 10-Aug 2

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

24524

$43

18+

May 12-Jul 21

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

24522

$43

18+

May 22-Jul 24

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

23776

$43

18+

May 27-Jul 29

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

23775

$43

18+

Jun 6-Aug 15

F

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

24525

$43

Jazzersculpt

This class is the Jazzercise version of toning and strengthening, focusing on endurance and flexibility. You will use hand weights and do some mat work to get yourself in shape for the new year. Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 14-Jul 16

W

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

24559

$43

Give this total-body bootcamp workout just one try and you’ll see why we call it extreme! This four-week class combines cardio, strength, high intensity interval training, and plyomterics to help you transform your body. Come prepared to work hard, and leave the excuses at the door! Instructors: Tiffany Stacy, Geneva Jennings and Christy Slone. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 15-May 8

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

24936

$45

18+

May 20-Jun 12

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

24937

$45

Power Barre

Power Barre turns classic Barre on its head! Get your sweat and Baryshnikov on in this calorie-blasting cardio and body sculpting class that maximizes your fat burning potential by turning up the intensity of classic barre moves. Instructor: Leeann Allagas. Save with a Green Ridge membership! Ages

Date

Day

Time

18+ 18+

Place

Apr 22-May 27

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Jun 17-Jul 22

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Course #

Fee

Member

Green Ridge

24940

$45

$35

Green Ridge

24941

$45

$35

New!

Kick Punch

UNLIMITED! Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise and Jazzersculpt classes for just $105. Brambleton Center classes with Cindy Bryan ONLY. Register online using course #24667. or call 772-7529 to get this special rate.

Challenge yourself and have fun with a unique blend of non stop intervals of strength, power and resistance moves. This high intensity workout will burn fat with cardio, kickboxing combinations and weights for the ultimate total body workout. Develop inner strength and muscle tone for the entire body. This class finishes with core toning and a much needed stretch. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

18+

Apr 14-May 5

M

9:30am-10:30am

Green Ridge

25019

$25

18+

May 12-Jun 2

M

9:30am-10:30am

Green Ridge

25020

$25

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Fee

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Gentle Group Ex

A

Not sure which workout is right for you? Check the intensity scale to help decide if you’re up to the challenge.

Adult

Wellness

Barre Exercise

This low impact, extraordinarily effective program firms, lengthens, and shapes muscles to their optimal form! We start with warmup exercises and stretches, then we use light hand weights for toning the upper body, followed by highly effective deep tissue concentrated exercises to work the thighs, and seat. We will finish with some ab targeting mat work. You will feel renewed strength, increased flexibility, and more graceful. Popular throughout the country, this workout has evolved over the years from the Lotte Berk Method and Callanetics. Instructor at Brambleton: Amy Light. Instructor at Green Ridge: Anne Lavery. Six week course. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 29-May 3

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton

24646

$35

18+

Apr 16-May 21

W

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton

24499

$35

18+

Apr 17-May 22

Th

4:00pm-5:00pm

Brambleton

24501

$35

18+

Apr 22-May 28

Tu-W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

24497

$70

18+

Apr 25-May 30

F

12:15pm-1:15pm

Green Ridge

24956

$35

18+

Apr 28-Jun 9

M, Th

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

24493

$70

18+

May 5-Jun 16

M, F

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

24495

$70

18+

May 17-Jun 21

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton

24647

$35

18+

May 28-Jul 2

W

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton

25164

$35

18+

May 29-Jul 3

Th

4:00pm-5:00pm

Brambleton

25125

$35

18+

Jun 3-Jul 9

Tu-W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

24498

$70

18+

Jun 20-Jul 25

F

12:15pm-1:15pm

Green Ridge

24957

$35

New!

Body Sculpt

Body sculpt workouts strengthen and lengthen your muscles while you burn calories and increase your metabolism. It creates strong, lean, fit bodies using effective training sequences that can be adapted to any fitness level. Six week program. Instructor: Tiffany Stacy. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-May 7

W

8:00am-9:00am

Brambleton

24670

$32

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) is a group, recreational exercise program designed specifically for people with arthritis and related conditions. The program uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion, to maintain muscle strength, and to increase overall stamina. Instructor: Susan Kraughto. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 24-May 29

Th, Th

9:00am-9:45am

Green Ridge

24963

$30

Back in Shape

In this class, you will learn gentle and effective moves to improve posture, balance and strength. We’ll focus on body awareness, spinal alignment and core stability to reduce fall risk as well as strengthen bones with weight bearing exercises. Includes guided relaxation to relieve muscle tension and promote well-being. Standing, seated and floor routines. All abilities welcome. Resistive and weight equipment provided. Led by Susan Kraughto.

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Low Intensity

Medium Intensity

High Intensity

Stretch It!

Join us as we elongate all of the major muscle groups from head to toe in this 45 minute, easy to follow stretching class. All fitness and flexibility levels are welcome. Instructor: Susan Kraughto. Ages

Date

Day

18+

Apr 18-May 9

F

18+

May 16-Jun 6

F

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

11:15am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

24958

$25

11:15am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

24959

$25

Low Impact Aerobics

This low impact class is designed for all levels of fitness. The benefits of this program include improved stamina, cardiovascular health, strengthening and toning of the upper and lower body muscles. Fees for sessions already in progress will be prorated. Ten week program. Instructor: Jane Powell. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 8-Jun 12

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

24490

$54

Nia

Try one of the most innovative and safe cardiovascular programs around. It lets you bop to the beat without jarring your joints and is a great workout for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. It will pump your heart, lubricate your joints, release tension and enhance your balance. Nia uses gentle yet powerful movements that blend dance with martial arts, yoga and other techniques. Five week program. Instructor: Laura Pole. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 14-May 12

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

24013

$24

18+

May 19-Jun 23

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

24014

$24

Zumba Gold

This program brings the excitement of the popular Latin dance-exercise program to beginner or older adult participants. Created to emphasize the basic steps of ZUMBA, this explosive program is so easy to follow that a variety of ages can participate without difficulty or previous experience. Instructor: Ann Lavery. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 23-May 19

M W

4:30pm-5:30pm 4:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

24962

$45

Body Enrichment

This eight week class, formerly known as Body Recall, is for those individuals who want to increase their energy and improve balance and coordination. You will gently stretch and lengthen your muscles while promoting added strength throughout your body. Slow movements help circulation without threatening the heart. The sitting, standing and floor movements work to enhance body function without injury. A perfect class for the student who wants to get involved in a fitness program that is fun and successful. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

30+

Mar 17-May 9

M, W, F

10:40am-11:40am

Brambleton

23995

$53

30+

Mar 17-May 9

M, W, F

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton

23996

$53

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 8-May 15

Tu, Th

11:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

24985

$45

30+

May 28-Jul 23

W, F, M

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton

24503

$53

18+

May 20-Jun 26

Tu, Th

11:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

24986

$45

30+

May 28-Jul 23

W, F, M

10:40am-11:40am

Brambleton

24504

$53

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Yoga

A

Adult

Beginning Yoga

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 29-May 17

Sa

10:15am-11:15am

Brambleton

24645

$44

Wellness

This is a gentle form of Yoga to encourage flexibility and strength in your body and confidence in yourself. This class is appropriate for new and continuing students. Bring a mat or blanket to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Amy Light.

Hatha Yoga

Great health, a clear mind, boundless energy and a positive spirit can be yours when you discover Hatha Yoga. Floor poses build upper body strength while standing poses increase hamstring, quadricep, and abdominal strength which is critical for people of all ages. Wear comfortable loose clothing, expect to be barefooted and bring a blanket, and yoga mat. Eight week program. Instructor: Trudi Mardian. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-May 21

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

24582

$60

18+

May 28-Jul 16

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

24583

$60

Yoga

Beginners and intermediates benefit in flexibility, posture, and balance. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and enjoy the many benefits of yoga. Instructor at Brambleton: Trudi Mardian. Instructors at Green Ridge: Leeann Allagas, Eve Arthur. Prices based on weeks of instruction. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 24-May 12

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

24572

$44

18+

Mar 24-May 12

M

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

24573

$44

18+

Apr 10-May 29

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

24574

$44

16+

Apr 16-May 21

W

7:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

24964

$30

16+

Apr 27-May 18

Su

3:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

24966

$30

18+

May 19-Jul 14

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

24575

$44

18+

May 19-Jul 14

M

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

24576

$44

18+

Jun 5-Jul 31

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

24577

$44

16+

May 28-Jul 2

W

7:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

24965

$30

Yogilates

A mix of elements from yoga and pilates is used to create a workout that relieves stress, helps to gain coordination and balance, lose weight, and relax all at the same time. Eight week program. Instructor: Amy Light. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 26-May 14

W

10:15am-11:15am

Brambleton

24644

$44

Relaxing Yoga

Peaceful yoga poses specifically selected to relax your body and lengthen your muscles. Release tension, find stillness, and feel more grounded and calm in this class. You will stretch the back, hips and hamstrings, work out any kinks in your neck and upper back, and counter compression from sitting. Eight week class. Instructor: Amy Light.

Prenatal yoga is back! Keep yourself in shape while you’re waiting for that new baby to arrive.

New!

Prenatal Yoga Workshop

Join Terry Flaherty in this workshop for women focusing on safely practicing yoga through pregnancy. This 1.5 hour workshop will include a gentle yoga practice, an information session on yoga to nurture your body safely through three trimesters, a question and answer period, a sharing session, and a final guided relaxation. Bring a yoga mat and pillow. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 23

Su

2:45pm-4:15pm

Brambleton

25129

$25

18+

Apr 27

Su

2:45pm-4:15pm

Brambleton

25130

$25

18+

May 4

Su

2:45pm-4:15pm

Brambleton

25131

$25

Morning Yoga

Rise and shine, morning glory and wake up to the power of the sun. Skip the caffeine and jump-start your day with a class that builds strength and flexibility. Instructor: Eve Arthur. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

16+

Apr 21-May 16

M, F

8:00am-9:00am

Green Ridge

24968

$45

Gentle, Flowing, Restorative Yoga

Are you interested in learning about Yoga but don’t know where to begin? This class combines a variety of forms including Osteo, Restorative, and Hatha Yoga to allow your body to stretch with a flowing movement and ease. This is an excellent class for those starting out in Yoga or for those who enjoy a slower, gentler, stretch. Morning classes are taught by Amy Light, evening classes by Trudi Mardian. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 27-May 15

Th

10:45am-11:45am

Brambleton

24643

$44

18+

Apr 10-May 29

Th

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

24578

$44

18+

Jun 5-Jul 31

Th

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

24581

$44

Fundamental Pilates

Condition your total body by combining flexibility and strength techniques.. Pilates increases physical and mental strength, improves posture, promotes ease of movement and boosts the immune system. You’ll build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back while reducing fatigue and assisting in a good night’s sleep. Instructor at Brambleton: Sondy M. Shiplett. Green Ridge varies. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 10-Jun 12

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

24507

$45

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 14-May 5

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

24983

$25

18+

Mar 26-May 14

W

6:40pm-7:40pm

Brambleton

24642

$44

18+

May 12-Jun 2

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

24984

$25

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Martial Arts

A Y

Adult

Yo u t h

Wellness

Women’s Self Defense

This women’s only class will teach you the moves and strategies for self defense, from the basic punch, elbow strikes, heel and knee kicks to more complex moves needed to escape danger. Each class starts with proper stretching and warm up exercises. Wear work out attire or loose fitting clothes. Six week program Instructor: Tom Ramsey. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 1-May 6

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

24877

$50

New!

Kids Karate

Learn the techniques to enhance motor skills and hand-eye coordination while having fun! Children will also learn ways to effectively protect themselves. Instructor Tom Ramsey will lead them through skills and drills to teach them the proper pre-skills of Karate. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-8

Apr 15-May 20

Tu

6:00pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

25193

$25

Aikido

A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body & mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life. Instructors: Eric Goodbar and Devin Hamden. Seventeen week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 3-Aug 23

Sa

18+

May 5-Aug 25

M

9:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

24473

$40

6:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

23778

$40

18+

May 22-Sep 11

Th

6:45pm-8:45pm

Brambleton

24474

$40

T’ai Chi Chaun

Originally developed as a Martial Art for self defense, T’ai Chi is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and dynamic stretching. It is sometimes described as ‘Meditation in Motion’ because it promotes serenity through gentle movements; connecting the mind, body and spirit through a sequence of blissful postures. The class consists of slow intentional movements, incorporating breathing and mindful imagery. Its goals are to relax, strengthen, connect the physical body and mind, enhance the natural flow of Chi (life force), and improve one’s health. The Mayo Clinic has reported that the practice of T’ai Chi may reduce anxiety and depression, improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength as well as improve sleep quality. Instructor: Denis Spencer.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 16-May 21

W

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton

24247

$42

18+

Apr 16-May 21

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

24248

$42

18+

Apr 21-May 12

M

11:15am-12:15pm

Green Ridge

24972

$25

18+

Apr 23-May 14

W

11:15am-12:15pm

Green Ridge

24975

$25

18+

May 19-Jun 9

M

11:15am-12:15pm

Green Ridge

24973

$25

18+

May 21-Jun 11

W

11:15am-12:15pm

Green Ridge

24978

$25

We’re bringing back Parkour and Kids Karate to our martial arts lineup!

New!

Parkour

Parkour is an urban sport based around agility and mobility in any environment. It teaches discipline while building both physical and mental strength. There is utilization of a combination of jumps, vaults, climbing, and other various techniques. This class teaches the basic movements and some conditioning to build a foundation of learning the art form. Instructor: Joe Moor. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 23-May 28

W

7:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

25022

$45

Member

$35

Meditation

Learn how meditation can help you relax, quiet the mind and body and provide tools that help you gain greater focus. Emphasis will be on breathing techniques as well as methods to calm the mind and turn off the daily stress we all face. Meditation is simple and easy to learn and the benefits are immediate and long lasting. This is a beginning course designed for those new to the practice of meditation. Four week program. Instructor: Angie Kayte. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 7-28

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

24476

$30

Journaling Meditation

Exploring our inner world helps us gain balance with the outer world we live in. This class will include breath work, meditation and personal journaling to help us not only to relax, but also gain a clearer insight into our lives. Every journey begins with a single step. Please bring a notebook and pen to class. Four week program. Instructor: Angie Kayte. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-23

W

10:00am-11:30am

Brambleton

24475

$45

Senior Health

55+ Ov

er 55

New!

Senior Fit

This class is designed for individuals over the age of 50, regardless of their fitness level who is seeking to improve their cardiovascular system, balance and muscular endurance. This eight week class consists of low impact aerobic exercises, light weights and resistance training, all done in an encouraging environment. Instructor: Pierre Paiment. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

50+

Apr 8-May 29

Tu, Th

9:15am-10:15am

Brambleton

24648

$48

50+

Jun 10-Jul 31

Tu, Th

9:15am-10:15am

Brambleton

24668

$48

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Healthy Living

A

Adult

Nutrition 101 - For a Better You!

Lose Big

Ages

Plan

Date

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Base Plan

Apr 7-Jun 23

Green Ridge

24153

$288

18+

+ Nutrition

Apr 7-Jun 23

Green Ridge

24153

$320

18+

+ Extra Day

Apr 7-Jun 23

Green Ridge

24153

$432

18+

+ Extra Day + Nutrition

Apr 7-Jun 23

Green Ridge

24153

$464

Green Ridge Personal Training

A Certified Personal Trainer will work with you individually to develop a program based on your specific needs. Services begin with a complimentary consultation to discuss specific health history, current fitness level and specific fitness goals. Our certified trainers will work with individuals to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. Benefits of personal training include improved motivation and increased exercise retention. Clients will also receive basic nutrition guidance and innovative fitness routines. Personal training is available for adults as well as teens and tweens ages nine and up. Call 777-6310 to register! Number of Sessions

One Hour Session Rate

1/2 Hour Session Rate

1 to 9

$45 / session

$25 / session

10 to 19

$42 / session

$25 / session

20 or more

$39 / session

$25 session

Improve your physical and mental health through better eating. In these classes, you’ll learn to get control back to have a longer, happier, healthier life. Learn why diets don’t work and discover a safe way to drop the pounds and feel fully satisfied. This six week class will feature different topics each day, such as: menu planning and plate preparation, eating for energy, reducing your sweet craving, nutrition and physical activity, and hydration. One week of the class will include a grocery store tour to help you make better choices. See online registration site for a complete listing of topics as they vary by location. Instructor at Green Ridge: Tara Ivans. Instructor at Brambleton: Sabrina Coles. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Wellness

Lose Big is a 12-week program for all ages and fitness levels. This is not just a weight loss program, it is also a program to tone and build muscle. Whatever your goals are, we are here to help you attain them. You will workout with a Certified Personal Trainer twice a week in a group and compete in monthly team challenges, with prizes valued at up to $100. The base plan includes two weekly workouts and monthly team challenges. Base + Nutrition plan adds weekly nutrition seminars. Base + Extra Day adds one additional weekly workout. Base + Nutrition + Extra Day adds weekly nutrition seminars and one additional weekly workout. Installation payments are available. For further information, please contact Chelsea Arner at 540-777-6310.

Member

18+

Apr 1- May 6

Tu

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

25155

$40

n/a

12+

Apr 17-May 8

Th

5:30pm-6:15pm

Green Ridge

24920

$40

$30

12+

May 22-Jun 12

Th

5:30pm-6:15pm

Green Ridge

24921

$40

$30

New!

Nutrition 102

Learn how to pay better attention to what you’re buying on your next grocery run. Make your family’s food choices fun and nourishing. Educate yourself about food culture to give your child the best start at life and to help instill healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Better yet, learn about food choices as a family by growing, shopping for, and preparing nutritious (whole!) foods at home together. Instructor: Tara Ivins. Ages

Date

Day

Time

12+

Apr 17-May 22

Th

6:30pm-7:15pm

Green Ridge

25190

$40

$30

12+

May 24-Jun 26

Th

6:30pm-7:15pm

Green Ridge

25191

$40

$30

Save time by registering online! Visit us at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com

Place

Course #

Fee

Member

Online

Group Personal Training

New this fall, save money when you purchase a group training package at Green Ridge. Working out with a group will help to keep you motivated, and keep the bucks in your pocket. Group training gives you a package rate for multiple sessions. Already a Green Ridge member? Members save an additional 10% off their first package purchase. Sign up all group members at registration, or call 777-6310 to ask about placement within an existing group. Participants

Ten Sessions

Five Sessions

Couple

$290 per person

$150 per person

Four or more

$150 per person

$90 per person

Aquatic Personal Training

New!

Knee problems? Bad back? Aquatics personal training is perfect for you. You will love this one-on-one or group personal training in the water using weights, noodles and more. Whether your goal is to increase strength, build endurance, increase range of motion, lose weight or diversify your workout routine, we have a qualified Aquatic Personal Trainer just for you. Contact Chelsea Arner at 540777-6310 to get started! Pricing structure is the same as the Green Ridge Personal Training and Group Training listed above.

We all know healthy living starts with a good diet, but choosing the right foods can be trickier than you think. Learn how to make the right choices with Nutrition 101 and 102.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Arts

Bon Voyage

Brambleton Says Goodbye to Familiar Faces (And HELLO to new ones)

Myra Sellers and Jo Robertson have each served over 30 years providing recreation for Roanoke County. Now they’re off to new adventures!

By Scott Ramsburg

M

yra Sellers says the travel bug hit her when she was a little girl. Her father was a big game hunter who took the family on expeditions to Africa and the Canadian Northwest. For the past 32 years, Myra has worked for Roanoke County planning trips and leisure programs that have touched the lives of thousands of area residents. This fall, when her boyfriend asked her to retire and take a 113 day cruise around the world, (stopping at 47 locations) she just couldn’t turn down the offer. Myra officially began her retirement in January, one of several staffing changes that will impact the Brambleton Center this spring. Long time crafts and ceramics instructor Jo Robertson will be reducing her hours, but still teaching several classes at the center. Both ladies have been long time fixtures at Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. According to Myra, it’s the participants that kept her going for so long. “My favorite memories are the people. Being in recreation is rewarding because you make such a difference in people’s lives. When people move here from out of the area, they take a new program, meet new friends and develop a new life! People come in recovering from ailments and get involved in our exercise programs. Or, a craft program helps someone get out of a depression. I’ve seen people come in lonely and sad, but leave happy and encouraged with new friendships. I’ve seen lives change!” Jo Robertson has been teaching ceramics classes since the early 1980’s. She says her greatest joy comes in seeing the pride in the faces of participants when they complete a work of art. Jo’s advice for staying on the job late in life, “Never stop moving, mentally or physically. If you stop moving, you’re ‘gonna rust.” What’s next for the Brambleton Center? Staff member Lillian King has made the move to oversee recreation operations from her long time post at Camp Roanoke. She hopes to use her experi-

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ence working with youth to bring in a greater number of family programs to South County. “It’s a natural progression of change for a facility like this,” says Lillian. “I’m encouraged by the younger generation with their new ideas and energy, and we’re working to create new opportunities for a multi-generational constituency. Over the coming years we will work to build on youth programming while still maintaining the core groups that have sustained Brambleton Center for many years with a loyal clientele.” Over the past year the department has added dozens of youth and family programs at the facility. Youth pottery and crafts represent some of the fastest growing programs Roanoke County has to offer. As always, recreation programming is based on community need. “It’s such a varied job that you never get bored,” says Myra, “Every time things were starting to get dull, my job would change and I would focus on a new project. It’s all about giving our citizens the programs they want. Over time, those desires change - but it’s change that keeps you young.” No matter what experiences our citizens and participants are looking for, Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism will continue striving to meet that community need. Whether it’s a trip to the pottery studio to meet a friend, to a trip down the parkway to Explore Park, or a trip around the world. We want to be your destination for exploration! “Traveling makes you more aware of other cultures and perspectives,” reflects Myra. “It makes you a more well rounded person while giving you compassion for others. My dad traveled to the age of 95, and I expect to keep seeing and doing new things the rest of my life. The travel bug never really leaves you.”

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Family

F

Fa m i l y

New!

Family Keyboard

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8+

Mar 31-May 19

M

7:05pm-8:20pm

Brambleton

24558

$76

New!

Family Dance

This fun class for family members and beginning painters begins with discovering the whims of the watercolor medium. Experience demonstrations by the Instructor and then you will paint with guided instruction. Bring photos of the Blue Ridge mountains or step outside for a subject. Suzanne Ross, who has been an artist in residence at many National parks will instruct you. Supply list available when class minimum is met. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

May 17

Sa

12:30pm-3:30pm

Brambleton

24585

$23

Arts

Play simple melodies as you learn to read music. Parent and child (age 8 and up) must come together, bringing one keyboard to share. Purchase of book is required and will be discussed at first class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

New!

Painting Landscapes for Fun

Do you have family members who love to dance? Then join Liz Becker on Saturday afternoons for this fun new family dance class. Learn social dances like the Cupid Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide, Salsa, Merengue & more. This is a great opportunity to spend time as a family as well as getting a great workout. For ages 10 and up. Four week program. Instructor: Liz Becker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

Apr 5-26

Sa

1:45pm-2:45pm

Brambleton

25024

$35

Bird Nest Jewelry

Bird nest jewelry is perfect for spring time for both adults and children. The nest is made from lengths of wire that’s woven into a nest shape. Add small oval shaped beads to make the eggs for your nest. Depending on the size of your pieces they can be used as earrings, necklaces, or pins. This class is for adults and children ages 6 years and older. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Supply list given when class minimum is reached. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6+

Apr 12

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24569

$10 Now kids and adults can learn to paint together! Check out our new landscapes painting class at Brambleton Center on May 17.

It’s easy to sign up for your favorite program online! Visit RoanokeCountyParks.com

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P

re s

P

Preschool

Online

cho

Music Together

In this music and movement based program, your kids will learn and create rhythm patterns, sing and make up words to songs, and to put movements together to express a sound. All involved experience a comfortable, encouraging environment that respects individual temperaments and learning styles. Activities range from free movement to songs in unusual tonalities and meters. Participants leave each week with their music books and recordings so they can enjoy and play with music at home. For more information visit www.MusicTogetherInRoanoke.com or call our office at 540-915-2546. Each additional sibling is only $85. Parental participation is required. Ten week program. Looking for more youth crafts? Check out our summer camp lineup located in the center of this publication. Registration is underway NOW for all camp programs.

Ages

Date

Day

0-5

Apr 2-Jun 4

W

0-5

Apr 3-Jun 5

Th

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9:30am-10:15am

Brambleton

24540

$145

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

23787

$145

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Youth

Y

Theater Workshop

Yo u t h

Arts

Kids Art

Open up the world of art for your child. This class will visit a variety of subject matter and art materials. The techniques included are drawing, painting, collage and mixed media. Fee includes all supplies. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever. Six week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-9

Mar 31-May 5

M

6:00pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

24489

$39

Pottery for Ages 7-15

Let your child experience the excitement of working in clay as Professional Potter, Rebecca McKeever, brings out their creative side. The student will learn to design pieces out of slabs of clay along with learning coiling and pinch techniques. For students with the physical ability to do wheel work, the lessons will be centering, pulling and shaping clay. The fee includes one bag of clay, glazes and the use of tools. Eight week course. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-15

Mar 23-Jun 1

Su

2:00pm-4:30pm

Brambleton

24426

$159

Spring Flower Journal

Create a journal to store your precious memories. Give it a personal touch with your creativity and imagination. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10-14

May 17

Sa

12:00pm-2:00pm

Brambleton

24875

$45

New!

Camp Granny

Rebecca McKeever is the coauthor of Camp Granny, an art activity book with more than an art lesson to teach. This is a great class for the family because it teaches that making mistakes can result in positive results. Rebecca will read the story and then help with instructions for completing the activities. The fee includes an autographed copy of Camp Granny. Parents are welcome to attend but a child can participate without a parent.

Are you a drama king or queen and want to learn more about putting on a performance? Join us for this fun, hands-on class examining the history, techniques, and creative process of live theatre. This workshop will cover performance and mimicry, line memorization, costume design and care, effects (music, lighting, sound), vocal and facial training, prop management, as well as touch on the history of the theatre and famous performances and playwrights. Course is five weeks long and the instructor is Lindsey Narmour. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-12

Mar 17-Apr 14

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

24459

$38

New!

Caricature Drawing

Using magic markers on newsprint, students will emphasize positive facial features and downplay the less glamorous attributes during the first class. Following that exercise, each artist makes a ‘selfie’, a large exaggerated head caricature on a much smaller body,(which can be copied from a sports or career magazine). In this fun filled class you can be any body you want to be! Two week class. Instructor: Suzanne Davis Ross. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12-17

May 10-17

Sa

9:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

24584

$30

Visual Art

A

Adult

Drawing

Drawing is an essential first step in laying the base for painting in any media. You will learn to look at an object in a new way and really see what you are seeing. Shapes, shading, lighting, picture composition, contour drawing, gesture drawing and one and two point perspectives will be covered in this six week program. Supply list will be given when class minimum is met. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-10

Apr 12

Sa

10:30am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24488

$37

18+

Apr 16-May 21

W

1:00pm-3:00pm

Brambleton

24510

$86

Watercolor

This class for the beginning student includes techniques such as wet paint on dry paper, wet into wet, lost edges, color glazing, color mixing, palette layout and different brush techniques. Sound composition in both still lifes and landscapes will also be covered. Six week program. Supply list will be given when class minimum is met. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 16-May 21

W

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24515

$86

New!

Expressive Watercolor Portraits

Bring your own photos of unknown people covering all ages and walks of life, freeing the painter to express an attitude or personality. Using transparent watercolors, this slow glazing way of building a portrait is very satisfying. Previous experience with watercolor is necessary. Supply list will be given when the class minimum is met. Six week class. Instructor: Suzanne Davis Ross .

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Need art for kids? Instructor Rebecca McKeever wrote the book on the subject!

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 5-Jun 23

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

24592

$86

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Oil Painting

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 16-May 21

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

24513

$86

Arts

This course will cover surface preparation, palette layout, materials handling, color and shading techniques. Great for beginners, those who have painted with acrylics, or those who want to brush up on their skills. Six week program. Supply list will be given when class minimum is met. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

Oil Painting by the Bob Ross Method

With the Bob Ross method of Oil Painting, you will complete each painting in just one class. Even people who have never painted before can do this although more experienced people will also enjoy the classes. Each painting is done on a 16x20 inch canvas using Bob Ross supplies. All supplies are included in the fee for Judy Moore-Gist classes; for Ed Gowen’s classes students must supply own 16x20 inch canvas and paper towels, all other supplies included. Ages

Date

Day

Instructor

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 17

Th

Gist

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

24479

$79

18+

Apr 26

Sa

Gowen

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

24481

$79

18+

May 15

Th

Gist

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

24480

$79

18+

May 31

Sa

Gowen

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

24482

$79

18+

Jun 28

Sa

Gowen

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

24483

$79

Crafts

A

Adult

Wood May Basket

Get ready for spring with this wooden May basket filled with colorful 3D wooden tulips. Fee includes all supplies. Two week program Instructor: Jo Robertson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 22-29

Tu

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

24472

$42

New!

Filet Crochet Coasters

If you’re interested in thread or vintage crochet, this coaster is the perfect project to practice your new skills. The filet crochet technique is made up of open and solid meshes, is easy to learn and can have stunning results. Participants must have a knowledge of basic crochet stitches including the chain stitch, and single and double crochet stitches. Four week program. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-23

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

24566

$35

Decorate your door, with a yarn wreath you can use every year!

Spring Yarn Wreath

What better way to celebrate the first day of spring than to make a beautiful yarn wreath to decorate your home! Includes all supplies for one wreath. Instructor: Maggie Rhodes. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 20

Th

7:00pm-9:00pm

Green Ridge

24448

$25

New!

Hand Woven Fruit Basket

Spring is here and what better way to display the ripe fresh fruits of spring and summer but in your very own basket you created! This beautiful basket could also be used as a gift for Easter that you fill with treats for someone special. Come join us for an evening of fun and relaxation. You will make a fabric basket to hold fruit, plants, or anything your heart desires. The supply list will be given when registration meets minimum. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 7

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

24676

$20

Beginning Knitting

Keep your mind and hands active by learning how to knit! Master the basics of knitting from casting on stitches, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, gauging, to binding off. Supply list given when class minimum is reached. Four week program. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

18+ 18+

Place

Course #

Fee

Apr 30-May 21

W

May 15-Jun 5

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

24567

$35

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

25170

$35

Sewing II

This class is designed for the student with prior sewing experience who would like to further develop their sewing skills. Students will construct a pair of pajamas while learning to read a pattern, and broaden their sewing vocabulary. Pre-requisite: Beginning Sewing I or basic knowledge of sewing terms and sewing machine. Bring a sewing machine and instruction manual to class. Supply list will be given when class minimum is reached. Six week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 31-May 5

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

24491

$89

Hand Painted Flower Vase

April showers bring May flowers! Get ready for the blooms of spring by making your own hand painted vase. All materials and instruction provided to make one vase. Instructor: Maggie Rhodes.

Nothing says “I love you” like the gift of a home made craft!

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 14

M

7:00pm-9:00pm

Green Ridge

24449

$15

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Pottery & Ceramics

A

It’s easy to sign up for your favorite program online! Visit RoanokeCountyParks.com

Adult

Online

Arts

Pottery

The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio and provides all tools necessary to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, with one being wheelchair accessible. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Ten week program Ages

Date

Day

Time

Instructor

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 31-Jun 9

M

18+

Mar 31-Jun 9

M

1:00pm-3:30pm

Leslie

24419

$175

6:30pm-9:00pm

Jordan

24420

18+

Apr 1-Jun 10

$175

Tu

6:30pm-9:00pm

Campbell

24421

$175

18+ 18+

Apr 2-Jun 11

W

6:30pm-9:00pm

Jordan

24422

$175

Apr 3-Jun 12

Th

1:00pm-3:30pm

Legg

24424

18+

$175

Apr 5-Jun 14

Sa

10:00am-12:30pm

Hodges

24425

$175

Introduction to Clay

Get ready to love mud! This is a beginning class where both handbuilt and wheel work will be introduced along with glazing. Eight week program. Instructor: Carlos Dowling. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 3-May 29

Th

9:00am-11:30am

Brambleton

24463

$140

Beautify your pottery works, using underglaze coloring techniques.

Hand Building in Clay

Pottery can be created without the use of a potter’s wheel. You can create beautiful pots and clay forms by hand using simple tools, slabs of clay, or just by using your hands and fingers. In this class you will explore many techniques for handbuilt pottery. Ten week program. Instructor: Becky Carr. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-Jun 13

F

9:30am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24418

$175

New!

Underglaze Technique for Pottery

Get to know underglazes and their proper use for creating decorative work. Your fee includes use of supplies and pattern transfer paper. Bring one light colored fired pottery piece and a simple line or geometric pattern for your design. Two week program. Instructor: Jo Robertson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 1-8

18+

Apr 2-9

Tu

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

24251

$39

W

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24252

$39

Underglaze Product Information Workshop

New!

Learn the proper useage and application for the underglazes. Products covered are EZ Strokes for translucent brushstroke work, Cover Coats for opaque coverage, and Concepts for design work on bisque. Bring a piece of greenware for the first night and a fired piece for the second night. The use of paint and brushes is included in the fee. Two week course. Instructor: Jo Robertson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 6-13

Tu

7:00pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

24343

$18

Ceramics

Some greenware is available for purchase at Brambleton Center with a wide selection available to order from the ceramic catalog or buy your own greenware from an outside source. The class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, and firing of your ceramic pieces. The status of the class will be determined one week prior to start date. Eight week or six week program. Instructor: Jo Robertson. Pottery - Unlimited Studio Time! - Utilize the Brambleton Center pottery studio on your own during select hours for just $60. Call 772-PLAY (7-5-2-9) and register for course #24178. This is only available to customers enrolled in a pottery class.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

18+

Apr 3 - May 22

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

24100

$52

18+

Apr 3 - May 22

Th

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

24101

$52

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Place

Course #

Fee


Music & Dance

A Y

Yo u t h

Adult

New!

Country Circle Dances

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

18+

Apr 24-May 15

Th

7:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

24859

$28

18+

Apr 26-May 17

Sa

3:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

24860

$28

Arts

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls to this fun couples country dance class! Bring your partner and learn the Texas Waltz, El Paso, Barn Dance and the Sweetheart Schottische. There are two fast and two slow dances for a nice variety. If you love country, you will love these dances! Instructor: Liz Becker. Fee

Egyptian Belly Dance for Beginners

This Egyptian style of belly dance involves every part of the body, isolating major muscles groups and working them in isolation or in opposition to other parts of the body. Major components of this type of dance include circular movements of the arms, hands, head, upper torso and hips. This class is a fun and effective way to exercise, relax and enjoy as an entertaining hobby. Six week program. Instructor: Elizabeth Watson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 8-May 13

Tu

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

24586

$38

Shag

This is still one of the most popular dances taught in this area. Learn to shag, then join the Roanoke Valley Shag Club. Couples only. Singles will be put on a wait list and matched if partners become available. Five week program. Instructor: Donna Richardson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 31-May 5

M

7:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

24032

$31

Got the blues? Sing about it!

Blues Band

Instructional band for guitar, keyboard, harmonica (key of C), hand percussion and bass students. Perform real blues songs! Prerequisite: two months of previous lessons. Bring your instruments to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Apr 3-May 22

Th

7:05pm-8:20pm

Brambleton

24512

$51

Guitar for Absolute Beginners

Learn to tune, play chords, read tablature and perform easy melodies like Amazing Grace. Bring your own guitar to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Apr 3-May 22

Th

5:45pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

24511

$51

Harmonica for Absolute Beginners

Learn how to play campfire favorites ‘straight harp’, as well as beginning blues. Bring standard (diatonic) harmonica in key of C (Lee Oskar recommended but Hohner acceptable) to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Mar 31-May 19

M

5:45pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

24557

$51

Beginning Fiddle

This class is designed for beginners interested in learning to play the fiddle. Students will learn bowings, scales, and songs. Required materials: Fiddle (Violin) and bow. Eight week program. Instructor: Earl Henritze.

Cut a rug, with shag dancing lessons at Brambleton Center!

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 1-May 20

Tu

7:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

24563

$43

Bluegrass Banjo

Learn to play chords, rolls and songs in this introductory bluegrass style banjo class. Students must bring a banjo to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Earl Henritze. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

16+

Apr 1-May 20

Tu

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

24564

$43

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Travel

Williamsburg The Perfect Day Trip

The Governor’s Palace at Colonial Williamsburg is a must-see on your next visit!

By Scott Ramsburg

G

rowing up in the eastern half of the commonwealth, I often took our state’s rich history for granted. I can’t count how many class field trips I took to civil war battlefields, museums, plantations and other historical attractions. Williamsburg is one of those places I know like the back of my hand. My family always makes it a point to stop there anytime we’re heading that direction - even if it means getting to the beach a few hours later. Why do we stop? For my five-year-old it’s a trip to Busch Gardens. For my wife, it’s having a bowl of peanut soup after a stroll down a colonial street. For me, it’s shopping at that Timberland outlet to pick up another pair of my favorite shoes. Williamsburg is about three and a half hours away, which makes it just the right distance for a quick day trip or weekend overnight. It’s far enough away that the trips are rare, or about once a year for my family. We go for the comfort of the familiar vacation, but we still always manage to find something new when we visit there. Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is making it easy to take a trip to this revolutionary city. On May, 17 we invite you to join our bus trip to the historic area. Your ticket includes transportation, lunch and a tour guide. The best part about it is you don’t have to drive or spend money on a hotel. Think about it this way: Hotel $150 + Gasoline $48 (240 miles @$.20) + Williamsburg Ticket $30 + Personal Tour Guide $140 + Lunch $30 = $398 And that was just the price with one person. We’re offering the whole experience for just $120 per adult. Pretty good deal!

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Even if you’re like me and don’t want to be tied down to bus transportation, we’ve still got other ways to help you save on a trip to Williamsburg. This year you can save money by purchasing single day Busch Gardens or Water Country USA tickets from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism before your trip (below). Busch Gardens now only sells full season passes at the gate, at the cost of $72. That’s a great deal if you live near the park, but for the visitor from Roanoke who only plans to go one time in a season, that’s a high price to pay. Adult single day passes are just $55 when you purchase them from us by calling (540) 387-6078. We’ll even email the pass to you. New this year, the single-day admission price for Water Country USA has been lowered to $37 if you buy from us. Water Country USA is a great place to ride the water slides, but if you can’t make it out of town we hope you’ll check out our very own Splash Valley Water Park. Now offering season passes for the first time ever (see page 37). AVAILABLE LATE MARCH Save money by purchasing a single day admission pass to Busch Gardens or Water Country from us! Stop by in person to our administrative office at 1206 Kessler Mill Road, or call in your order and have the passes emailed to you. Take advantage of this special offer by calling (540) 387-6078.

Amusement Park Tickets - 2014

Theme Park

Ages

Single Day Ticket - Days Valid

Gate Price

Our Price

Busch Gardens

3-9 years old

2014 Season

$62

$45

Busch Gardens

10 and up

2014 Season

$72

$55

Water Country USA

3-9 years old

2014 Season

$43

$30

Water Country USA

10 and up

2014 Season

$50

$37

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Family Trips

Colonial Williamsburg

F

Fa m i l y

North Carolina Zoo

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

0-1

Mar 29

Sa

6:30am-7:30pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23773

$39

2-12

Mar 29

Sa

6:30am-7:30pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23773

$55

13-61

Mar 29

Sa

6:30am-7:30pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23773

$62

62+

Mar 29

Sa

6:30am-7:30pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23773

$60

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

1-5

May 17

Sa

6:30am-9:30pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23783

$95

6-12

May 17

Sa

6:30am-9:30pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23783

$105

13+

May 17

Sa

6:30am-9:30pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23783

$120

Travel

Located in Asheboro, North Carolina this zoo consistently ranks as one of the top Zoos in the US. This is the nation’s largest natural habitat zoo with over 1100 animals and 40,000 plants. The shaded pathways will transport you into two different continents from Africa’s grasslands to North America’s Arctic coast. A tram is available to take you to different areas of the park. Lunch will be at the Golden Corral. The fee includes zoo tickets, lunch, and transportation. Bus departs Brambleton at 6:30am and Green Ridge at 7am. Return to Green Ridge at 7pm and Brambleton at 7:30pm. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration deadline: March 7.

Journey to America’s past in a day! Join us for a sampling of America’s historical past in Colonial Williamsburg. We will have opportunity to tour the Governor’s Mansion, visit trade shops, beautiful gardens, and tour museums. Lunch at a tavern included in price as well! Fee includes transportation in an Abbott Bus, Colonial Williamsburg entrance fee, group guides in Colonial Williamsburg, and lunch at King’s Arms Tavern (Salad, Fried Chicken and Smithfield Ham, Cook’s Potatoes and Vegetables, Tavern Bread Selection, Vanilla Ice Cream and Choice of Fountain Beverage). Registration deadline: April 25. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

New!

St. Albans Sanatorium Ghost Hunt

This facility located in Radford, VA has been described by many experienced paranormal teams as the most active location on the east coast. St. Albans originally was a Boy’s School and became a sanatorium for the mentally ill in 1916. This managed ghost hunt is much more than an occasional slamming door, benign EVPs, blinking flashlights or rolling balls. It promises to be an evening complete with anticipation, excitement and fear! This trip is not for the faint of heart! Participant must be 14 years of age or older and accompanied by a parent or guardian. A release of liability must be signed by everyone on the trip and if participant is under the age of 18 the form must be notarized. Please bring a flashlight, wear appropriate shoes and light jacket. Fee includes guided ghost tour, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

14+

May 9

F

6:15pm-1:30am

Brambleton

24851

$59

14+

May 9

F

6:45pm-1:00am

Green Ridge

24851

$59

New!

Graves Mountain Lodge Apple Harvest Festival

Enter.... if you dare! St. Albans has a frightening history. Learn more about what many experienced paranormal teams describe as the “most active location on the East Coast.”

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Sharks, Dolphins, Stingrays...Oh my! Take a trip with us to the popular National Aquarium in Baltimore. Included in the trip is ticket to the National Aquarium and transportation by Abbott Bus. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Registration deadline: March 15.

Come and see nature’s way of blanketing the mountains with beautiful fall colors at the 44th Annual Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival. Enjoy a fun-filled day complete with Graves famous Food, live Bluegrass Music & Cloggers, Arts & Crafts, Hay Maze & Hay Mountain, Hayrides, Horseback Rides, Pick your own Apples and tour Graves’ family’s working educational farm, visit the animals and more. Experience farm days of yesteryear, watch kettles of apple butter cook over an open fire. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch buffet including freshly made apple butter, live music, and apples ripe for picking! Included in fee: lunch buffet, Abbott bus transportation, and staff. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline: September 25. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

All

Oct 11

Sa

8:30am-9:30pm

Green Ridge

25023

$63

0-2

Apr 12

Sa

6:00am-9:00pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23733

$82

All

Oct 11

Sa

8:00am-10:00pm

Brambleton

25023

$63

3-11

Apr 12

Sa

6:00am-9:00pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23733

$108

12-18

Apr 12

Sa

6:00am-9:00pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23733

$111

18-54

Apr 12

Sa

6:00am-9:00pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23733

$115

55+

Apr 12

Sa

6:00am-9:00pm

Green Ridge/Brambleton

23733

$113

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Vacations

A

Adult

Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria

Travel

Beijing City

Beijing is one of the largest and most fascinating cities in the world. During this adventure you will visit most of the main attractions including The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, The Summer Palace and Lama Temple. You will also be guests at the Acrobatics Show and enjoy a Reckshaw Tour. Not to be missed is a Peking Duck dinner, a Hot Pot dinner and a home hosted lunch. The fee for nine days includes air transportation from Roanoke, Air Taxes & Fees/Surcharges, Hotel transfers, accommodations, 14 meals, escort. Not included in the fee is cancellation insurance of $230 per person which must be purchased at registration. Call 772-7529 more information. Ages

Date

Depart From

Course #

Single

18+

May 20-28, 2014

Brambleton

23164

$3499

Double

$3049

Triple

$3019

Virginia Pork Festival

Twenty tons of pork (all you can eat), an assortment of all you can eat sides, five stages of live entertainment, and all you can drink of your favorite beverages (alcoholic beverages included) all at one of the largest food events on the east coast! Join us as we travel to Emporia for their annual Virginia Pork Festival. Save $5 by registering early for early bird admission by April 29 ($83 after April 29). Fee includes bus transportation and entrance fee (food and drink included) into festival. Register by May 14. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

18+

Jun 11

W

12:00pm-12:00am

Green Ridge

24047

$78

18+

Jun 11

W

11:30am-12:30am

Brambleton

24047

$78

This ten day journey takes you through spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque cities, as you experience the enchanting Alpine cultures. Spend four nights each in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bern, and the charming Alpine city of Innsbruck. Walk the halls of the 13th century Chateau de Chillon, a princely residence on the shores of Lake Geneva. Ride the legendary GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to the Alpine ski resort, Gstaad. Explore Lucerne, the ‘Swiss Paradise on the Lake. In Salzburg, visit Mozart’s birthplace and the Mirabell Gardens, featured in the ‘Sound of Music.’ See the fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein. Visit Oberammergau, a picture perfect traditional German Alpine village. Sample traditional regional cuisine, including cheese fondue and schnitzel, at some of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Europe. Fee includes Round trip air from Roanoke, air taxes and fees/Surcharges, hotel transfers, hotel accommodations, eight breakfasts, four dinners, Tour Guide. Not included is insurance for $230 pp purchased at registration. Rates are per person. Deposit of $250 pp at registration with the final payment due by June 2, 2014. Ages

Date

Depart From

Course #

Single

18+

Sep 3-12, 2014

Brambleton

23180

$4049

Over 55 Trips

Double

$3749

55+ Ov

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Wohlfahrt Haus - Golden Oldies

Sit back and enjoy this musical journey of America’s rich musical history, from the flappers of the Roaring Twenties and the Greasers of the 50’s all the way through the beehives of the 60’s, the British invasion and right up to the egotistical 80’s. The Golden Oldies is a celebration of the greatest music of the 20th Century. Fee includes matinée theatre ticket, lunch, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Mar 13

Th

9:45am-6:15pm

Brambleton

23968

$73

55+

Mar 13

Th

10:15am-5:45pm

Green Ridge

23968

$73

New!

Pharsalia Cross the Golden Gate on our all-inclusive trip out west!

Pacific Northwest & California

Explore the majestic Pacific Northwest and California on this eight day adventure, from the wilds of Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River Gorge to the sophistication of Portland and San Francisco. Travel along Oregon’s beautiful Pacific coast. Enjoy a cruise up the Rogue River. Visit Redwood National Park. Explore Eureka, a historic timber and fishing village. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and discover the ‘City by the Bay’ - San Francisco. Fee includes round trip air from Roanoke, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers, hotel accommodations, six breakfasts, four dinners, Tour Guide. Not included is insurance for $175 pp purchased at registration. Rates are per person. Deposit of $250 pp at registration with the final payment due by May 2, 2014.

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Ages

Date

Depart From

Course #

Single

18+

Jul 14-21, 2014

Brambleton

23179

$3429

Double

$2729

Triple

$2699

Triple

$3719

Located in Nelson County, Virginia with stunning views of dePriest Mountain, Pharsalia was built in 1814 by William Massie. It is rich in history and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hospitality has been a hallmark for nearly two centuries. Your guided tour of this once thriving plantation includes the beautiful interior of the home and many of the original buildings which are still in use today. Pharsalia is also home to it’s own Fresh Cut Flower Farm where they grow flowers for all seasons. A delightful lunch buffet on the grounds is included! Enjoy an afternoon visit to the Bold Rock Hard Cidery for a tour and tasting. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, all tour fees, lunch, cider tasting, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 22

Tu

7:45am-5:15pm

Brambleton

24043

$72

55+

Apr 22

Tu

8:15am-4:45pm

Green Ridge

24043

$72

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New!

Historic Lexington, VA

See Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee’s beloved Lexington in a whole new light.

Visit Culpeper, VA

History abounds in Culpeper! Located one hour from Charlottesville, this unique destination has many wonderful historical attractions. A guided tour of the Museum of Culpeper History offers a large variety of state-of-the-art exhibits regarding Culpeper’s rich Civil War history, displays of dinosaur tracks discovered in a local quarry, Indian artifacts and more. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is the oldest church building in town, built in 1821. During the Civil War, the Town was shelled several times, and the residents would hurry to the former rectory and hide in the large cellar. General J.E.B. Stuart regularly attended services at St. Stephen’s. The Graffiti House built in 1858 is one of few pre-Civil War dwellings to survive intact to this day. Because of its location, adjacent to the railroad depot, the house was used extensively by both Union and Confederate armies. After the great cavalry battle at Brandy Station, the house served as a Confederate hospital. The plaster walls on the second floor of the house are covered with an outstanding and unique collection of charcoal graffiti. You will also visit the Brandy Station Battlefield for a talk and tour. Lunch is on your own at one of the many restaurants on Davis Street, recognized as one of America’s Top 10 Great Streets in 2011. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, all tour fees, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

May 13

Tu

7:00am-8:00pm

Brambleton

24044

$59

55+

May 13

Tu

7:30am-7:30pm

Green Ridge

24044

$59

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 25

F

8:15am-6:45pm

Brambleton

24699

$66

55+

Apr 25

F

8:45am-6:15pm

Green Ridge

24699

$66

Travel

Explore this historic town where echoes of the past still ring loud and clear. Guided tours include Stonewall Jackson’s house, George C. Marshall Museum and the VMI Cadet Museum on the VMI campus. Also, included is a narrated horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown Lexington featuring many of its historical buildings. A special highlight of the day is the VMI Cadet full dress parade including the special retirement parade. Lunch is included at the Sheridan Livery Inn. Fee includes all tour fees, carriage ride, dress parade, lunch, escorts and van transportation.

New!

MacArthur Inn

The MacArthur Inn is located in the small town of Narrows, VA which is located in Giles County and was named for the narrowing of the New River that flows past it. This historic Inn built in 1940 was the first hotel in the United States to be named for General MacArthur. Many famous people including John Wayne, Audie Murphy and Mickey Mantle have stayed at the Inn to enjoy the quiet and serenity and to hunt and fish in the picturesque mountains and streams. Your visit includes a buffet lunch in the dining room, historical talk about the Inn and a special highlight is a Percheron Horse and Carriage ride along the New River. Also, a guided tour of historic Glen Alton located in Pembroke, VA which is characterized by mountain views, ponds and a historic lodge, barns and caretaker’s house which date back to the early 20th Century. Wear comfortable walking shoes because it is an approximately 100 yard walk to the historic area. Fee includes all tour fees, breakfast biscuit, lunch, carriage ride, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Jun 3

Tu

7:15am-5:15pm

Brambleton

24706

$67

55+

Jun 3

Tu

7:45am-4:45pm

Green Ridge

24706

$67

New!

Holy Cross Abbey, Berryville, VA

Holy Cross Abbey is a monastery run by the Trappist Monks, sheltered by the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley. Following a life of prayer, discipline, and physical labor, the monks of Holy Cross Abbey operate the Monastery Bakery, famous for their fruitcakes and creamed honey, among other delights. Our visit includes a prayer service, a welcome talk by Father Robert, and time for the gift shop. Lunch is at the Historic Battletown Inn. You will also visit Veramar Vineyard for a tasting of their wonderful wines and see one of the best views of the Shenandoah Valley. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, Holy Cross Abbey, lunch, wine tasting, transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Jun 18

W

7:30am-9:00pm

Brambleton

24669

$89

55+

Jun 18

W

8:00am-8:30pm

Green Ridge

24669

$89

Please note: We are unable to accommodate large motorized chairs on bus trips. Participants using wheel chairs must be able to walk up steps to get into a bus. Contact Kari Decker at 777-6357 for accommodations Holy Cross Abbey traces its roots back to the Anney of Citeaux, founded in 1098.

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Community Parks

12. M.A. Banks Park

1. Arnold R. Burton Complex

13. Mayflower Hills Park

2. Bent Mountain Park

14. Merriman Soccer Complex

3. Bonsack Park

15. Mount Pleasant Park

4. Brookside Park

16. Northside Complex

5. Clearbrook Park

17. Oak Grove Park

6. C. Darrell Shell Park

18. Sadler Park

7. Gearhart Park

19. Stonebridge Park

8. Goode Park

20. Wayside Park

9. Happy Hollow Gardens

21. Whispering Pines Park

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

Shelter Rental Parks shown on these pages with the picnic shelter icon may be reserved for full day rental from April 1 through October 31 each year, with reservations beginning February 1. Rates start at $50. • Call (540) 387-6078 ext 0 • Or book online at: www.RoanokeCountyParks.com by clicking on the Register Online icon and selecting the Picnic Shelter Rentals tab.

Small Facilities

1. Catawba Center 4965 Dry Hollow Rd. 24070 • (540) 387-6078 2. Craig Avenue Recreation Center 900 Chestnut Rd. 24179 • (540) 857-5035 3. Kessler Mill Administrative Office 1206 Kessler Mill Rd. 24153 • (540) 387-60678


Regional Facilities GR - Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley 7415 Wood Haven Road, 24019 • (540) 777-6300 This 76,000 square foot facility features a wellness center, gymnasium, indoor pool and activity room. Splash Valley Water Park is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Two multipurpose rooms and the gym are available for rent, all with free wireless access. See the following page for our rental and birthday packages. BC - Brambleton Center 3738 Brambleton Avenue, 24018 • (540) 772-7529 Centrally located in the Cave Spring area, this is Roanoke County’s premiere arts and leisure center. Brambleton is also home to Therapeutic Recreation Services, and the 4H Cooperative Extension. Room rentals are available starting at only $25 per hour. CR - Camp Roanoke 6498 Dry Hollow Road, 24153 • (540) 387-6114 During the summer months, Camp Roanoke is a sleep away camp for youth. The rest of the year the facility is a base of operations for outdoor recreation programs, and available for corporate rental or team building. See the following page for corporate rental opportunities. VC - Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor’s Center Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 115, 24014 • (540) 387-6078 This welcome center is the gateway to the Roanoke Valley for many Blue Ridge Parkway travelers. Inside you can tour a museum about the history of the parkway and the region, and pick up travel information. Open seasonally, this facility is also available for community rental. See the following page for wedding packages. Green Ridge Recreation Center has state-of-the-art equipment with interactive features.

Regional Parks EX - Explore Park Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 115, 24014 • (540) 387-6078 Roanoke County took over the operation of Explore Park last fall. Over the next few months we will be creating a master plan for the property, with the goal of creating a regional outdoor attraction. Currently, visitors to the park can enjoy over 9-miles of walking and bike trails, or access the Roanoke River at Rutrough Point. GH - Green Hill Park 2500 Parkside Drive, 24153 • (540) 387-6078 This park is home to some of Roanoke County’s largest special events, such as Touch-a-Truck and the Marine Mud Run. With a large, flat grassy field and ample parking, Green Hill is a popular spot for races and sporting events. There are also two rentable picnic shelters and access to the Roanoke River. RM - Read Mountain Preserve 6101 Crumpacker Drive, 24019 • (540) 387-6078 Preserving 243 acres of forested mountainside in east Roanoke County, Read Mountain Preserve is home to 5-miles of trails of moderate to strenuous difficulty. A journey to the top of Read Mountain will lead you to Buzzard’s Rocks, one of the most impressive views in the Roanoke Valley. VP - Vinyard Park 150 Vinyard Park Drive, 24179 • (540) 387-6078 Vinyard is the largest park in Vinton, and serves as the home athletic field for several sports leagues or teams. The park contains 86 acres of field space, plus a rentable picnic shelter and playground. GM - Garst Mill Park 2699 Willowlawn Street, 24018 • (540) 387-6078 Nestled in a suburban area of Cave Spring, Garst Mill Park follows the path of Mud Lick Creek for about a mile. A central feature is the mile long paved greenway that runs the length of the park. Garst Mill is loaded with amenities such as basketball and tennis courts, as well as a variety of ball fields. WP - Walrond Park 6842 Walrond Drive, 24019 • (540) 387-6078 Walrond Park is loaded with amenities including some of the area’s best public tennis courts, and a new 2/3 mille loop path and boardwalk trail around Walrond Pond. The park also features a disc golf course, and one of Virginia’s only purpose-build soap-box derby tracks. SP - Starkey Park 5701 Crystal Creek Drive, 24018 • (540) 387-6078 This park is home to one of Roanoke County’s largest collection of athletic fields, including several baseball diamonds and the adjacent Merriman Soccer Complex. Additional amenities include one of the County’s newest handicap accessible playgrounds and a rentable picnic shelter.

Explore Park has added over 1,000

acres to our inventory of passive Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY recreation space.

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Youth Services

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Ridge Kids

Designed for working parents with fun-loving Kids! Roanoke County now offers after school programs at ALL elementary schools. Programs are either school based, or come with transportation included to Green Ridge Recreation Center. We also offer full day enrichment on work days and snow days.

Similar to A.S.K., Ridge Kids is an after-school program at Green Ridge Recreation Center, serving K-5 students at Fort Lewis, Glen Cove, and Glenvar Elementary Schools. Transportation is provided from schools daily. Daily activities include use of the gymnasium and pool, fitness classes, snack time, homework time and group games. NOW ENROLLING for fall 2014. Call 777-6315 for more!

After School for Kids (A.S.K.)

• Back Creek E.S. • Bonsack E.S. • Burlington E.S. • Cave Spring E.S. • Clearbrook E.S. • Green Valley E.S. • Herman L. Horn E.S.

• Masons Cove E.S. • Mount Pleasant E.S. • Mountain View E.S. • Oak Grove E.S. • Penn Forest E.S. • WE Cundiff E.S.

This school-based recreation program allows children to have fun while fostering physical, social, emotional, & cognitive development. Enjoy full-day care five days a week, from 2:20pm to 6:00pm - with daily snacks and homework help. Take advantage of multiple child discounts! Activities include gym or playground time, snack time, quiet time and group or self-directed activities. NOW ENROLLING for fall 2014. Call 857-5035 for more!

• Fort Lewis E.S. • Glen Cove E.S. • Glenvar E.S.

Therapeutic Recreation

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Adult

We’re proud to be the Roanoke Valley’s regional service provider of recreation for individuals with disabilities. In partnership with the City of Roanoke and City of Salem, we provide top quality programs and services to people with a variety of disabilities. The programs shown here are a small sampling of our many offerings. Visit www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov/trs for more info, or call 772-7529 ext. 2. New!

Pet Pals Walking Club

Join us as we partner with Angels of Assisi to help walk the dogs at the shelter for this 4-week long program. We will be taking our new animal friends on walks through Downtown Roanoke and on the Greenway. Get out and get moving while helping a great cause in the process! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 28-May 19

M

10:00am-11:30am

Downtown

24847

$33

New!

Indoor Climbing & Pizza

Whether you’ve never been in a climbing gym or are an expert climber, the River Rocky Climbing Gym is the place to be! With help from a trained instructor learn how to rock climb at their indoor facility. After a couple of hours of climbing, relax with friends over dinner at Grace’s Pizza in Grandin Village. This is sure to be a fun day so don’t miss out! Program Fee includes gym admission, climbing gear rental, and dinner. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 24-24

Sa

2:00pm-4:30pm

None

25025

$39

New!

Civil War Weekend

Join us as we visit historic Buchanan, VA for their annual ‘Civil War Weekend’. We will enjoy the various arts and crafts booths, battle re-enactment, camp dances, and living history camps. We will also have lunch in downtown Buchanan. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 26

Sa

8:00am-4:00pm

None

24846

$32

New!

Dinner Dates

In this fun new program we will meet at the Brambleton Center for a dinner date with friends! Participants will learn and practice all the necessary skills needed to prepare a meal for friends and family at home. Each month, take part in all aspects of the meal preparation, such as setting the table, preparing and cooking the food, and cleaning up afterwards. This program is designed for participants who want to practice the skills they learn at home. Ages

Date/ Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Third Wednesdays

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

Varies

$10

Spring and Summer Camp Programs

Did you know that Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley offers spring break and summer camp options for individuals with disabilities? Join us for Sprng Splash Camp from April 21-25 or sign up for the A.C.E summer program by contacting Kari Decker at (540) 7727529 ext. 2.

A.C.E. (Activities Created for Enrichment) Go climbing with us! This time we’re heading inside to River Rock.

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Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

Therapeutic recreation is a partnership of:

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism


Program Registration

Program Registration Policies

1) Online Registration

Visit Us Online at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. Click on the Register Online icon

When — Spring registration begins online Saturday, March 8 for County Residents only; Monday, March 10 walk-in and phone for County Residents only; and Wednesday, March 12 for Non-County residents. Registration will be taken between 8 AM-5 PM each weekday at all offices and recreation centers. You can also register during evenings and weekends at selected recreation centers, and online at any time.

Already a Participant? If you have previously registered with us for any program, or if

How — Registration is on a first come, first pay basis. Registration will be taken until a class is full, or a class is canceled for insufficient enrollment. You may mail-in, walk-in, or phone-in to any Roanoke County Parks facility or register online at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com.

shown to the right. Browse our programs and register online using your VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.

you have rented a Roanoke County picnic shelter, you ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT with us. You can get your USER ID and Family PIN by calling any number listed below, or by using the “Forgot My Password” feature on the sign-in page.

A New Participant? To register online, you will need to have your User ID and Family

PIN. Request a new account online by selecting the “My Account Tab” within our online registration portal. Then click on the “Create New Account” button. New accounts are not activated until you complete your first program registration. You may also request an account via telephone by calling any number listed below.

2) Phone

or

Confirmations — Please show up for the first class at the appointed time and place unless you are notified by phone. You will only be notified if your registration cannot be accepted in cases where the class is full or has been canceled.

Walk-in Registration

Simply Call one of the numbers below to register for programs, or for more informa-

tion about our offerings. Please direct questions about general recreation programs to the Brambleton Center, and questions about Green Ridge admission and membership to Green Ridge Recreation Center.

540.772.7529 Brambleton Center 540.777.6300 540.387.6078

3738 Brambleton Ave. 24018 Green Ridge Recreation Center 7415 Wood Haven Rd. 24019 Roanoke County Parks Offices 1206 Kessler Mill Rd. 24153

Now on sale, pick up a gift card at any recreation center.

2) Mail-in Registration

Use The Form Below to complete your registration, and mail with check, money order

or credit card information to any of the facilities listed above.

Name ________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth ____________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________________________________ State _______________ ZIP___________________________ Home Phone ______________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS _____________________________

RESIDENT OF ROANOKE COUNTY? ______YES ______NO

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS? ? ______YES ______NO

Payment — Payment is required in full at the time of registration to reserve your space, unless otherwise stated. This policy excludes programs for which payment by installment is available. Payment may be made by VISA, Mastercard, Discover Card, check, money order or cash. Make checks payable to: Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. For credit card transactions, please note that this payment will appear as ACT*REGISTRATION before processing is complete, and ACT*Roanoke Co PRT 877-228-4881 once your bank has posted the payment. The transaction location is listed as California, where the secure server is located that processes payment through The Active Network. Credit card data is completely secure, processed in a PCI compliant environment, and completely masked to staff.

If Programs Are Full — Sometimes programs may fill. If this happens, we will gladly add your name to the waiting list. Mail-in registrants will automatically be placed on the list. You will be contacted if a space becomes available. Weather Cancellation — General weather cancellations are updated on our automated phone line at (540) 387-6455, as well as on our website (www.RoanokeCountyParks.com) and facebook page (facebook.com/RoanokeCountyParks). Recreation centers will remain open their scheduled hours, unless otherwise posted. Refunds — In the event Roanoke County cancels the class, you may elect to receive a refund within three weeks. Refunds will not be given after the first session of the class or after the deadline date for trips, tours and special events, unless your place can be filled. A credit may be requested in lieu of a refund. Refunds for charged payments will be made by credit to your account. A minimum of $5 is required for a refund. Registration Periods — Seasonal registration takes place in early December, March, June, and September. County Residents may register first and Non-County residents after two days. Early online registration will be available each session for County Residents.

Spring 2014 Registration METHOD OF PAYMENT

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

MUST BE RECEIVED WITH REGISTRATION COURSE #

DAY/TIME

LOCATION

PARTICIPANT NAME

AGE

FEES

1

___ VISA

___MASTERCARD

___DISCOVER

___ CASH

___ CHECK (CHECK #_________) ___MONEY ORDER

2 3

CHARGE CARD AUTHORIZATION

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TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE CHARGED: $ _________________________________

TOTAL REGISTRATION FEES: Assumption of Risk And Indemnification Agreement

I, the undersigned, do hereby agree to participate in or allow the individual named herein to participate in the aforementioned activity. I assume all risks and liability that may arise from my or my child’s involvement and participation in this activity. I understand that this program carries the possibility of physical injury and may involve physical activity that may be strenuous and there are risks inherent in this recreational activity. With regard to the activity to which this form applies, nothing shall be construed to grant an expressed or implied warranty of safety. I further understand that Roanoke County and its officers, agents and volunteers are not liable for any injury that may result from the negligence of persons conducting this program. Roanoke County recommends that participants secure adequate medical insurance to cover any injury that may arise from participation in Roanoke County’s recreation programs. In accordance with section 8.0140 of the Code of Virginia, I hereby give permission to be photographed during this activity, and I give the department permission to use or distribute such photographs and identification. Must Check Yes or No: _____ Yes _____No IF PARTICIPANT IS UNDER AGE 18, PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ALSO SIGN

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EXPIRATION DATE: _________________________________________________ CARDHOLDER NAME: ______________________________________________

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CARDHOLDER ZIP CODE: ___________________________________________ CARDHOLDER SIGNATURE: _________________________________________

CARD NUMBER:

Authorized

PARTICIPANT SIGNATURE:________________________________________GUARDIAN SIGNATURE: ________________________________

SIGNATURE :_______________________________________________________

HOME PHONE: __________________ BUS. PHONE: _________________ DATE: ___________________

Check one:

_____PARENT

_____GUARDIAN

______PARTICIPANT

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New!

2014 Season Pass

Scott Ramsburg oke, VA 24019 123 Fourth Street - RoanCenter Member Green Ridge Recreation

PLEASE NOTE: ee This pass does not guarunt admission if the park is at be capacity. Identification may may verified at the gate. Pass other not be transferred to any individual.

Get Your Season Pass at the front desk TODAY!

• Only 500 passes will be sold • Available only through June 30 • Pays for itself in about 10 visits. • See page 38 for details

Season Begins May 24

Roanoke, VA at Interstate 581, Exit 2N • (540) 777-6300

Preview Inside! Pages 28-36


Recreation Spring 2014