Carmichael Recreation and Park District offers a wide variety of classes built to cater to the needs of the youth of our community. Check out our current class offerings below.

Youth & Teen Activities
Tennis Program
Kidz Love Soccer
Pottery & Art Classes
Summer Day Camps

 

Youth & Teen Activities

Baby Ballet & Gymnastics
Fee: $39 (R)/$43 (NR) 4 weeks; $29 (R)/$32 (NR) 3 weeks
Ages: Walking – 3 years; Time: 9AM – 9:45AM
Ages: 3 – 6 years; Time: 9:45AM – 10:30AM
Tuesdays: 4/4-4/25*, 5/2-5/23, 6/6-6/27, 7/11-7/25 or 8/1-8/29*
*no classes 4/11 & 8/15
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms

Baby Ballet and Gymnastics is a parent participation class where children learn gymnastics and dance (movement) through nursery rhymes and fun songs. In Pre-Ballet and Gymnastics class children will have the opportunity to try their hand at the most fun sports of all! Gymnastics is the foundation of all sports and ballet is the foundation of all dance, why not put them together? Children will work on coordination and balance in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

Creative Movement
Fee: $40 (R)/$44 (NR) 4 weeks
Ages: 2 – 3 years; Time: 9:30AM – 10:00AM
Ages: 4 – 5 years; Time: 10:00AM – 10:45AM
Wednesdays: 4/5-4/26, 5/3-5/24, 6/7-6/28, 7/12-8/2 or 8/9-8/30
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms

This class will incorporate rhythms and movement from across the globe allowing dancers to explore many cultures. Whether your child dreams of being a dancer or a doctor, a ballerina or a biologist, the foundations of movement will help build self confidence and enhance social and cognitive abilities. Best of all, this high energy class will be jam packed with fun for boys and girls!

Mommy/Daddy & Me Playdate
Fee: $32 (R)/$35 (NR) 4 weeks
Ages: 18 months – 3 years
Time: 9:30AM – 10:20AM
Mondays: 4/3-4/24, 5/1-5/22, 6/5-6/26, 7/10-7/31 or 8/7-8/28
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms

This is a popular non-structured dance playdate that includes toddlers and their parents and/or participating family members/caretakers. We focus on group activities, sing-a-longs, book readings, dances, warm ups and much more. This is a 50 minute session that lets your toddler explore their social, physical and creative abilities while interacting in a group setting. Must be registered with a caregiver.

 

Preschool Yoga
Fee: $38 (R)/$41 (NR)
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Time: 10:15AM-11:00AM
Fridays: 4/7-4/28, 5/5-5/26, 6/2-6/23, 7/7-7/28 or 8/4-8/25
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Sierra Rooms

Preschool Yoga! Little yogis will enjoy this fun filled Kidding Around Yoga Class. Hatha yoga with meditation, sun salutations, stories, games, crafts, in-depth poses and relaxation. Original music by Kidding Around Yoga. Preschoolers will learn techniques to calm themselves. They will also learn better focus, flexibility and self-love.

 

Introduction to Guitar
Fee: $150 (R)/$165 (NR). $10 materials fee due at first class
Ages: 12 and up
Time: 6PM – 7PM
Wednesdays: 4/12-6/28
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Room 800

This 12-week introductory class will teach students tuning, playing position, musical symbols, notes in first position, rhythms through eighth notes, chords, reading, scales, finger-picking, strumming and simple repertoire. The class is accompanied with a Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, which comes with a CD including 47 full band tracks for demonstration or play along.

Students must have a guitar (nylon string acoustic guitars are recommended to facilitate the fingerpicking lessons). The Sacramento Guitar Society will offer a loaner guitar, with a refundable security deposit of $100.

 

 

 

Tennis Program

Munchkins Tennis
Fee: $40 (R)/$44 (NR)
Ages: 5-7 years
Time: 6PM-6:30PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4/4-4/27, 5/2-5/25, 5/30-6/22, 6/27-7/20* or 7/25-8/17
Location: Carmichael Park, Tennis Courts 1 & 2
*No class on 7/4

This class teaches basic forehand and backhand ground strokes through games while having fun. Please wear tennis shoes. Please Note: Bring one can of USTA approved tennis balls to class.

Beginning Youth Tennis
Fee: $65 (R)/$71 (NR)
Ages: 8-12 years
Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4/4-4/27, 5/2-5/25, 5/30-6/22, 6/27-7/20* or 7/25-8/17
Location: Carmichael Park, Tennis Courts 1 & 2
*No class on 7/4

This introductory class will cover all strokes, drills, scoring and adaptive games. Please wear tennis shoes. Please Note: Bring one can of USTA approved tennis balls to class.

Sacramento Junior Tennis Fund Award
CRPD is proud to have been awarded the Junior Tennis Fund of Sacramento’s 2016 grant. The award enables us to provide a limited amount of scholarships for our youth tennis program for qualifying Carmichael residents Scholarships cover 100% of the program fees. For more information and to see if you qualify, contact us at (916) 485-5322

 

Kidz Love Soccer

Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer
Fee: $114 (R)/$125 (NR)
Ages: 2-3.5 years
Time: 4:30PM-5PM
Saturdays: 4/22-6/10
*No class on 5/27
Location: Carmichael Park

Introduce your toddler to the world’s most popular sport! As you participate together in our fun age appropriate activities, your child will be developing their large motor skills and socialization skills. The fun happens out on the field, and Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer parents are a part of the action. Each child receives a Kids Love Soccer jersey!

Tot/Pre-Soccer
Fee: $114 (R)/$125 (NR)
Ages: 3.5-5years
Time: 3:45PM-4:20PM
Saturdays: 4/22-6/10
*No class on 5/27
Location: Carmichael Park

Enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Learn the basic techniques of the game while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. Each participant receives a Kids Love Soccer jersey! Please Note: Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

Soccer 1: Techniques & Teamwork
Fee: $114 (R)/$125 (NR)
Ages: 5-6.9 years
Time: 2:15PM-3PM
Saturdays: 4/22-6/10
*No class on 5/27
Location: Carmichael Park

Learn dribbling, passing, defense, and shooting goals. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Perfect for first time players while being fun and engaging for kids with some experience. All participants receive a Kids Love Soccer jersey! Please Note: Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

Soccer 2: Skillz & Scrimmages
Fee: $114 (R)/$125 (NR)
Ages: 7-10.9 years
Time: 3PM-3:45PM
Saturdays: 4/22-6/10
*No class on 5/27
Location: Carmichael Park

Have a great time while developing core soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will include individual skill building and scrimmages to develop teamwork and positional play. All levels are welcome to come enjoy the world’s most popular game! All participants receive a soccer jersey! Please Note: Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

Pottery & Art Classes

Family Art Camp
Fee: $72 (R)/$79 (NR). $32 each additional family member. $15 materials fee due at first class.
Ages: 4-17 with parent
Time: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Tuesday-Friday: 6/20-6/23 or 7/25-7/28
Location: Fair Oaks Arts & Crafts Building, 7997 California Ave. Fair Oaks

Spend some family time being creative. In this class we will try our hand at several different art projects. Be prepared to have fun and use your imagination! Class feeds include parent and child.

Family Clay Camp
Fee: $72 (R)/$79 (NR). $32 each additional family member. $15 materials fee due at first class.
Ages: 4-17 with parent
Time: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Tuesday-Friday: 6/13-6/16 or 8/1-8/4
Location: Fair Oaks Arts & Crafts Building, 7997 California Ave. Fair Oaks

Spend your summer playing in the mud! We will create some wonderful works of art with clay & then paint them with under glaze before they are fired in the kiln. Bring your imagination – emphasis on fun! Class fees include parent and child.

Family Pottery
Fee: $82 (R)/$90 (NR). $32 each additional family member. $15 materials fee due at first class.
Ages: 5-17 with parent
Tuesdays: 4:15PM-5:30PM or 6:15PM-7:30PM
Wednesdays: 4:15PM-5:30PM
Tuesdays/Wednesdays: 3/7-4/4, 3/8-4/5, 4/18-5/16, 4/19-5/17, 6/20-6/25* or 6/28-7/26*
*No class on 7/4
Location: Fair Oaks Arts & Crafts Building, 7997 California Ave. Fair Oaks

Enjoy a unique family experience in this one of a kind ceramics class. Create your own masterpieces in a relaxing and encouraging environment. We will learn the three different methods of hand building as well as have a chance to try the potter’s wheel. Class fees include parent and child.

Mommy & Me Little Hands Pottery
Fee: $25 (R)/$28 (NR). $10 materials fee due at first class.
Ages: All ages (10 years and under with parent)
Time: 1PM-2PM
Friday: 6/23
Location: Fair Oaks Arts & Crafts Building, 7997 California Ave. Fair Oaks

Have some fun and create a memory to treasure. Decorate a plate with your little one’s handprint and a personalized design. Then your artwork will be clear coated and kiln fired to be picked up at a pre-arranged date.

Summer Day Camps

Spanish Exposure Camp
Fee: $120 (R)/$130 (NR) $10 materials fee due at first class.
Ages: 5-10 years
Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM
Monday-Friday: 7/17-7/21
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Room 800

Young minds have special room for bilingual learning. Students will learn to develop vocabulary and phrases of everyday living skills, expanding and reinforcing their Spanish language abilities. Centers will highlight crafts, role play, and games in a fun interactive environment using visual aids, music and books. Taught in 80/20 Spanish/English.

Minecraft Engineering with Lego
Fee: $110 (R)/$120 (NR)
Ages: 5-7 years
Time: 9AM-12PM
Monday-Wednesday: 7/31-8/2
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Room 800

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO! Build engineer designed projects such a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecraft! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.

Minecraft Engineering with Lego
Fee: $110 (R)/$120 (NR)
Ages: 7-12 years
Time: 1PM-4PM
Monday-Wednesday: 7/31-8/2
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Room 800

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecraft! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering themed programs based on the word of Minecraft. Students will explore real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO.

Mad Science Camp: Crazy Chemworks
Fee: $164 (R)/$170 (NR)
Ages: 6-12 years
Time: 9AM-12PM
Monday-Friday: 6/12-6/16
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Room 800

Get ready to lose your mind in the vast and exciting world of chemistry. This camp is full of reactions, observations, solutions, suspensions, explosions, concoctions, perplexions, digestions, reflections, and Dalmatians (kidding), just to name a few! You will challenge your friends in the labware game, combat evaporation, be amazed at the awesome power of glue technology and trigger some shocking chemical explosions. (not TOO big) and learn how and why the chemical world works. So dive into our fantastically fun pool of chemical experimentation! Just don’t mix this one with that one or you might blow up the universe!

Mad Science Camp: Radical Robots: New Robot In 2017!
Fee: $164 (R)/$170 (NR) $25 materials fee due at first class.
Ages: 6-12 years
Time: 9AM-12PM
Monday-Friday: 7/10-7/14
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Room 800

Robots are taking over! Learn all about robots and how they are used in our world. Perform experiments with cool robots including sound-sensing robots, line-tracking robots, light-sensing robots and even robots that can play soccer! Cool! Discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Throughout this camp, you will make your own robot and take it home at the end of the week.

Mad Science Camp: Flight Academy
Fee: $164 (R)/$170 (NR)
Ages: 6-12 years
Time: 9AM-12PM
Monday-Friday: 7/24-7/28
Location: La Sierra Community Center, Room 800

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s…. everything from the earliest flying machines to the first rocket flights. This hands-on program will let you learn all about aerodynamics and the world above us. Explore the basic principles of flight, build airplanes, test them in wind tunnels, ride a hovercraft and construct balloon copters. Discover the mysteries of the galaxy, learn about celestial navigation, and take home a rocket that you have built yourself. We’ll be moving at light speed throughout this high velocity week!


Youth Program Partial Scholarships Now Available!

The Carmichael Recreation and Park District Foundation is happy to announce they have funding available to provide partial scholarship to the youth in our community.  Please contact our District Office at (916) 485-5322 ext.29 for more information and to see if you qualify.

If you are interested in helping support our Youth Scholarship Program, please click here for more information on how to donate.