Youth Programs

The City of Montgomery recreation department offers a wide variety of opportunities for the development of skills for youth. With a variety of topics, we are sure to have a program that will pique the interest of your child.

For more information, call Sarah Fink, our recreation specialist, at tel:513-792-8317 or email her at sfink@montgomeryohio.org.

Parks and Recreation Explorer Programs

Montgomery Park Explorer

The Montgomery Park Explorer Program encourages individuals 2 and up to get out and explore Montgomery’s parks. The program includes workbooks for ages 2 to 5 and ages 6 and up. The workbooks provide parents a variety of activities that will engage children in learning about local Montgomery parks in a fun and active way.

Workbooks include a map of the city, as well as the physical address to each location to help find park locations. Workbooks are available online at montgomeryohio.org and at City Hall. Participants can turn in the completed workbooks any time, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Montgomery City Hall. Completed workbooks will be given back you to keep with a certificate and patch. Patches and certificates will be awarded and details of this will be communicated to the participants during the follow-up.

Please contact Sarah Fink at sfink@montgomeryohio.org or 513-792-8317 with any specific questions you may have.

Park Explorer Booklet Ages 2 to 5

Park Explorer Booklet Ages 6 and up

 

 

Montgomery Tree Explorer

Tree Explorer Patch

Enjoy the new Montgomery Tree Explorer program together as a family. This free program includes workbooks for ages 2 to 5 and ages 6 and up. The workbooks provide participants with a variety of activities that will engage them in learning about local Montgomery trees in a fun and active way.

Workbooks include a map of the city, as well as the physical address for each park where the trees are located. Workbooks will be available online at montgomeryohio.org and City Hall starting Aug. 15. Once completed, participants can turn in the workbooks any time, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Montgomery City Hall, 10101 Montgomery Road.

A member of the City recreation team will review the workbook and follow up with the participant. Completed workbooks will be given back to the participant to keep along with a certificate and patch. Patches and certificates will be awarded, and details of this will be communicated to the participants during the follow-up.

For more information on this free program, contact Sarah Fink, recreation specialist, at sfink@montgomeryohio.org or 513-792-8317.

Click on the buttons below to access an age-appropriate tree booklet.

  Tree Explorer Booklet Ages 2 to 5

 

Tree Explorer Booklet Ages 6 and up

Camps

Tennis Camp

Kids can learn skills that will last a lifetime! Classes are taught by The Club at Harper’s Point Tennis Instructors.

This two week camp will be on Monday’s and Wednesday’s June 1, 3, 8, and 10 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Weather make ups will be held on June 5 and 12.

Please remember to bring your tennis racquet and a water bottle! 
Balls are provided by Harper’s Point Tennis.

  • Ages 5-7 (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.)
  • Ages 8-10 (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
  • Ages 11-15 (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Location: Weller Park Tennis Courts
  • Cost: $20 per participant

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Junior Golf Camp

This four-day camp is for golfers 7-17 with little-to-no golf experience. Participants have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of golf, including swing techniques for a variety of shots, course management, rules and etiquette. This is a great opportunity to see if your child sparks an interest in the game. Classes are 75 minutes.

June 9-12, 2020 at 10:45 a.m
Sharon Woods Golf Course
11355 Swing Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45241.

Class size is limited and taught by PGA Professionals.

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Board Game Development Camp

Participants will use the latest technology and software to develop their own board game, as well as design and print their own 3D game pieces. Participants will then utilize the Makey Makey Technology to turn their game pieces and boards into touch pads and combine them with the internet to enhance the game. At the end of camp, participants will take home their game board, 3D printed game pieces, and the Makey Makey Go Technology to be able to interact with their game at home. Themes for the camp include Mario Kart, Pokemon, and Athletic Sports.

This camp will occur Monday – Friday, June 15-19, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Terwilliger Lodge in Dulle Park. This camp is for ages 8-14 and the cost is $225 per participant.

Camp is taught by iDaP Academy.

A fee of $25 will be assessed for all participant cancellations that occur 7 calendar days prior to and after the start of a program or class. All refunds for classes and programs must be approved by Recreation Staff.

Monday-Friday, June 15-19

  • Ages 8-12 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Location: Terwilliger Lodge

Cost: $225 per participant

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Kids Yoga Camp


Looking for a class where your child can release some energy and strengthen their bodies while also learning how to focus and feel calm using fun breathing and relaxation techniques?

Join us for kids’ yoga camp where they will learn fun new poses, yoga games, relaxation stories and so much more! All skill levels and abilities are welcome!

 

Ages 7-8  – June 15 & 17

  • Monday & Wednesday
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Recreation Annex

Ages 9-11 – June 16 & 18

  • Tuesday & Thursday 
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Recreation Annex

Cost: $20 per participant –  All equipment is provided for this program. Please bring a water bottle to class.

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Jr. Ninja Warrior Camp

This program will help kids develop upper body strength, core stability, balance and most importantly the confidence to take on life’s mental and physical challenges.

Monday-Friday, June 22-26

  • Ages 5-6 (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.)
  • Ages 7-9 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.)
  • Ages 10-14 (3:00 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Location: Nati Ninja Gym in Blue Ash
  • Cost: $175 per participant

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E-Sports Mini Tournament Camp

This Summer Experience Smash Ultimate! Work your way through the brackets as a team while discovering gameplay strategies, and game mechanics. You’ll also look under the hood at Epic’s Unreal game engine and learn the basics of level design and take a trip to Miami University to see esports at the Collegiate Level and participate in a mini e-sports tournament. Tournament teams will be broken up by age. Bracket A – Ages 8-10 and Bracket B – Ages 11-14.

Topics Covered and Principles Conveyed:

  • Intro to Unreal Game Engine
  • Game Strategies, Game Mechanics
  • Principles of Level Design
  • e-Sports Tournament Management
  • e-Sports Commentary

Software Used in Camp:

  • Super Smash Bros.
  • MSWORD/Pages – game commentary, talking points
  • iMovie – Tournament production pieces
  • Twitch Streaming

Monday-Friday, July 6-10

  • Ages 8-14 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Location: Terwilliger Lodge
  • Cost: $225 per participant

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Art Creation Camp

Throughout this fun camp participants will learn multiple different art types. Each day students will explore different mediums of art as each day will have a different theme.  The instructor will engage with students through interactive demonstration and sensory learning.

Monday – Creative Stations (projects include painting, scratch art, puppet making, and imagination drawing)

Tuesday – Junk Sculptures (participants will be given a variety of recyclable objects that they must turn into a sculpture)

Wednesday – Canvas Painting (participants will be doing an instructional painting guided by the instructor step-by-step on a 16 X 20 canvas. Students will learn about their brushes, mixing color, and traditional brush stroke techniques. The painting inspiration will be nature-themed. Level 1 beginning painting.)

Thursday – Marble Art Painting (participants will have fun learning how to marble paper and other paper based projects)

Friday – Creative Stations (projects include jewelry, crafts, and wood painting)

The last half hour of class on Friday, students will gather all of their creations and will set up for the art show for parents and families to join in to see all of their amazing artwork and creations!

Monday-Friday, July 13-17

  • Ages 6-8
  • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Terwilliger Lodge
  • Cost: $125 per participant

Camp is taught by an I.C.I. Studio artist.

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Creative Projects & Design Camp

Throughout this fun camp participants will learn multiple different art types. Each day students will explore different mediums of art as each day will have a different theme. The instructor will engage with students through interactive demonstration and sensory learning. 

Monday – Creative Stations (projects include painting, drawing and scratch art)

Tuesday – Junk Sculptures (participants will be given a variety of recyclable objects that they must turn into a sculpture)

Wednesday – Canvas Painting (participants will be doing an instructional painting guided by the instructor step-by-step on a 16 X 20 canvas. Students will learn about their brushes, mixing color, and traditional brush stroke techniques. The painting inspiration will be nature-themed. Level 2 beginner painting.)

Thursday – Marble Art Painting (participants will have fun learning how to marble paper and other paper based projects)

Friday – Creative Stations (projects include jewelry, crafts, and wood painting)

The last half hour of class on Friday, students will gather all of their creations and will set up for the art show for parents and families to join in to see all of their amazing artwork and creations!

Monday-Friday, July 13-17

  • Ages 9-12 (12:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Location: Terwilliger Lodge

Cost: $125 per participant

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Multi-Sports Camp

Our multi-sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine Baseball and Basketball into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of multiple sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.

Camp is taught by Skyhawks Sports Academy.

Monday-Friday, July 20-24

  • Ages 5-7 (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.)
  • Ages 8-10 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Location: Weller Park Sports Fields
  • Cost: $65 per participant (age 5-7) and $89 per participant (age 8-10)
  • Participants receive a Camp Tshirt

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Soccer Camp

Using our progressional curriculum, our sport-specific staff will ensure your young athlete will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for their next step into soccer.  Designed for beginner and intermediate players, this camp focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball control. By the end of the camp your child will have learned new life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship, made new friends, and improved his or her sport skills.

Each camper will receive a camp tshirt.

Shin guards are required for all days of the camp.

Camp is taught by Skyhawks Sports Academy.

Monday-Friday, July 20-24

  • Ages 5-7 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Ages 8-10 (2:30 – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Location: Weller Park Sports Fields
  • Cost: $65 per participant (age 5-7) and $89 per participant (age 8-10)

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Lego Robotics Camp

Participants will use age appropriate technology, software and equipment to build functional Lego Robots. This camp will provide participants a fun introduction to Lego Robotics. All participants must have basic letter and number recognition abilities.Monday-Friday, July 27-31.

Camp is taught by iDaP Academy.

  • Ages 5-8 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Ages 9-14 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Location: Terwilliger Lodge
  • Cost: $115 per participant

Register

Fitness Programs

Youth Fitness Programs

*Parent/Child Yoga – ages 3-6
*Kids Yoga – ages 6-8

Looking for a class where your child can release some energy and strengthen their bodies while also learning how to focus and feel calm using fun breathing and relaxation techniques? All skill levels and abilities are welcome!

For current sessions and rates, click here.