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Community Services Advisory Commission Recreation Division Activity Report July 2005 Redding Aquatic Center The Redding Aquatic Center is now in its 3rd session of Red Cross swim lessons. These very popular lessons are offered to ages 6 months through adult. Our most popular program is the Parent & Me swim program, which allows parents to participate in the lesson with their children. Effective July 1, a price increase went into effect for Recreation Swim and other programs. The entrance fee is now $3.00 for ages 4-17 and $3.50 for 18+. Children under 4 are still free. Grasshopper Olympics Grasshopper Olympics will be held on July 16th for children 2 to 4 years old. Participants will enjoy fun sport activities, yummy treats and prizes. The event will end at the Aquatic Center with an awards ceremony and free swim. Baseball Camp Two baseball camps were held at Tiger Field this summer for children ages six+. The instructor, Shasta College baseball coach Brad Rupert, taught participants the basic skills of hitting, throwing and base running. Both weeks were well attended. Skateboard Camp In August two weeks of basic skateboarding will be offered at the Skateboard Park for children 5-12 years old. The course is designed to teach the fundamentals of skateboarding at a fun and action- packed summer camp. Asset Development In July the Recreation Division will be promoting one developmental asset per week through written activities for parents and coaches and on posters visible at all Recreation locations. In addition, Program staff will tailor activities within our current programming that emphasizes the asset focused on that week. The Assets for July are: July 4-10 Young person experiences caring neighbors July 11-17 Young person seeks to resolve conflict non-violently June 18-24 Young person is given useful roles in the communit July 25-31 Young person tells the truth even when it is not easy Junior Giants Seventeen teams from three divisions began the season with an Opening Ceremony on July 6 at the K-3 ballfield in Caldwell Park. Guest speakers included Patrick Moriarty, Program Manager from Shasta County Public Health’s Regional Community Health Improvement Branch and Record Searchlight Sports Reporter, Aaron Williams. Lemonade was served to everyone present, teams and spectators. Sixty tickets were shared with players for the July 10th San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis baseball game. This coed program (for ages 5-13 years old) was offered free of charge with the help of a grant from Shasta County Public Health. Girls Softball There are eight teams in two divisions are playing games on Monday-Thursday evenings at Buckeye Ball field. Specialty Camps ‘Hula Dance Camp’ (for ages 4-13 years) met at the Juniper Academy Gym. The weeklong camp will feature a dance presentation for parents and swimming guests at the Friday, July 15th Hawaiian Night at the Redding Aquatic Center. ‘Tennis in the Park’ was a week-long tennis camp for ages 4-10 years at South City Park tennis courts. Twenty-six young players are now playing tennis for fun and with confidence from having learned new skills. The Northern Gateway Chorus taught a new class, ‘Harmony Camp for Young Women’ at Juniper Academy, in mid-July. This camp, for 6th-12th grade girls, attracted 16 participants. Fall Youth Sports Registered participants for NFL Flag Football and Youth Soccer are currently being divided into teams. Volunteer coaches are being recruited and will receive training during the month of August.
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