Youth Sports Classes

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Junior Golf Program 
(Ages 6-14)
The Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department offers a Junior Golf Program. Instruction will cover how to hold a golf club, what each club is intended for, how to swing a golf club and golf course etiquette. The program consists of six lessons held on Wednesday evenings. Please note, the 5:30 p.m. time slot is for beginners and the 6:30 p.m. time slot is for more advanced players. There will be two sessions offered so choose the one that works best for you! Click here to register online. 
Dates: Wednesdays, 5/25/22 - 6/29/22 (Session One)
                                  7/13/22 - 8/17/22 (Session Two)
Time: 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Location: Jaycee Municipal Golf Course
Fee: $60 Per Child (Session One) | $63 Per Child (Session Two)
Registration Deadline: 5/23/22 (Session One) | 7/11/22 (Session Two)

PeeWee Tumbling (Ages 3-5)
Join us for some fun & basic tumbling! This class will consist of stretching, somersaults, cartwheels, balancing, handstands and other basic tumbling. Work on the basics while developing concentration, body awareness and hand-eye coordination. This class will feature two sessions, pick the one that works best for you! There will be a minimum enrollment of 10 and a maximum of 24 for each session. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, 6/7/22 - 6/23/22
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Osage Centre
Fee: $18/Resident | $23/Non-Resident
Registration Deadline:   6/3/22 (Session One) | 6/19/22 (Session Two)

Sports of All Sorts (Ages 6-12)
Sports of All Sorts is designed with the active child in mind! Many sports will be offered throughout this camp including wiffleball, dodgeball, sand volleyball, kickball, tennis, golf & more! We will go over the basic skills and rules of each sport and then play! There will be a minimum enrollment of 10 and maximum of 24 for this camp. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday-Thursday 6/20/22-6/23/22 
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Arena Park Shelter #5
Fee: $20/Resident | $25/Non-Resident
Registration Deadline: 6/16/22

Intermediate Tennis (Ages 8-12)
This is a great class to improve your tennis skills! The instructor will provide a balance of instruction and practice. Emphasis will be on proper grip, stance, swing, serve and ball placement. Please bring your own racket, water and appropriate footwear. This class will have a minimum enrollment of 8 and a maximum of 20. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday & Wednesday 6/6/22-6/22/22 (Session One)
                                                6/27/22-7/13/22 (Session Two) 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Location: Arena Park Tennis Courts
Fee: $20/Resident $25/Non-resident
Registration Deadline: 6/2/22 (Session One) | 6/23/22 (Session Two)

Advanced Tennis (Ages 13-18)
Take your tennis skills to the next level! This class will emphasize proper grip, stance, swing, serve and ball placement as well as hitting with control for depth and power. Please bring your own racket, water bottle! This class will have a minimum enrollment of 4 and a maximum of 8. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday & Wednesday 6/6/22-6/22/22
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Location: Arena Park Tennis Courts
Fee: $20/Resident $25/Non-resident
Registration Deadline: 6/2/22

Start Smart Soccer (Ages 3-5)
Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program that prepares children for organized soccer in a fun, non-threatening environment. Age appropriate soccer equipment is used to teach kids kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins, and agility.  Each child will receive a t-shirt! Click here to register online. 
Dates: Wednesday 8/17/22 - 9/21/22

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Osage Park
Fee: $38/Resident | $43/Non-resident
Registration Deadline: 8/15/22

Youth Camps 

Spectacular Science Camp (Ages 6-11)
Come join in on the fun during this 3-week recreation class where children will explore different branches of science through project-based learning and doing science experiments! We will be covering the topics of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics through hands-on learning and having tons of fun! Please join us for this engaging science class! Fee includes all necessary supplies. There will be a minimum enrollment of 10 and a maximum of 20 for this camp. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Mondays | 6/6/22 - 6/20/22
Time: 6-8 year olds 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
          9-11 year olds 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Osage Centre
Fee: $60 per child
Registration Deadline: 6/1/22

Happy Campers (Ages K-6th Grade)
A collaboration of local area businesses working together to engage kids from Kindergarten through 6th grade in general art, recreation and sports based activities. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Mondays | 6/6/22 - 6/10/22
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Shawnee Park Center
Fee: FREE
Registration Deadline: Contact Josh at [email protected] 

We're So Dramatic Camp  
Featuring and introducing the fundamentals of Improvisation and Theatre to kids. Campers will write, create, produce and perform their very own live performance! Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday | 6/20/22 - Saturday 6/25/22
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Shawnee Park Center
Fee: Free
Registration Deadline: Contact Josh at [email protected]

Kids In The Kitchen  (Kindergarten through 5th Grade)
This nutrition and cooking program encourages kids to eat healthy meals and snacks by providing them with hands on learning experiences that teach them how to prepare food. Kids will have the opportunity to harvest vegetables from the Shawnee Park Community Garden and use them to prepare meals. Topics such as basic cooking skills, good nutrition, healthy food choices, food safety and physical activity are included. Please try to be sure to attend all six classes! Class taught by Ann Knight and Vickie Seiler, Nutrition Program Associates with the Family Nutrition Education Program/University of Missouri Extension. Space is limited for this camp. Click here for a downloadable information and registration flyer or click here to register online. 
Dates: Wednesdays | 6/22/22 - 7/27/22
Time: Kindergarten-2nd Grade | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
           3rd-5th Grade | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Shawnee Park Center
Fee: FREE
Registration Deadline: Contact Josh at [email protected]


Arting Around (Ages 6-12)
Campers ages 6-12 will explore art using many materials including paint, watercolors, tie dye duct tape & much more. This instructional camp for those interested in art. Two sessions are offered... pick the one that works best for you! Minimum enrollment of 10 and a maximum of 24 for this camp. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday-Thursday, 6/13/22 - 6/16/22 (Session One)
                                          6/27/22 - 6/30/22 (Session Two)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: 4-H Exhibit Hall
Fee: $35 Resident / $45 Non-Resident
Registration Deadline: 6/9/22 (Session One) | 6/23/22 (Session Two)

Outdoor Adventure Camp (Ages 8-12)
What better way to spend your summer than in the outdoors! Let our experienced staff lead you in fishing, backpacking, archery and much more. The first meeting for this camp will begin at Cape County Park North Nature Center. There will be a minimum enrollment of 10 and a maximum of 20 for this camp. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday-Thursday, 6/20/22 - 6/23/22
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cape County Park North Nature Center
Fee: $50/participant
Registration Deadline: 6/16/22

Junior Chef's Cooking Club (Ages 6-12)
Get ready for a yummy, fun filled class! Each week, you will make (and eat) a special treat while you learn about measuring, why food changes as it cooks, and of course, kitchen safety. This class is sure to fill quickly so register today! Click here to register online. 
Dates: Tuesday, 6/7/22 - 6/21/22
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: A.C. Brase Arena
Fee: $30 Resident | $35 Non-Resident
Registration Deadline: 6/16/22

Cheerleading Camp (Ages 5-9)
Ready to learn what it takes be a cheerleader? This clinic teaches the fundamentals of cheering, including voice dictation, sideline cheer techniques, proper hand and foot positioning and so much more. Participants will learn several cheers and have lots of fun! There will be a minimum enrollment of 8 and a maximum of 20 for this camp. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday-Thursday, 7/11/22 - 7/14/22
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Osage Centre
Fee: $38/Resident | $48 Non-Resident
Registration Deadline: 7/7/22

CAMP PLAYMO! (Ages 6-12)
Are you looking for an all-day FUN CAMP with lots of variety? Sign up for Camp Playmo! This is a well-rounded camp designed for ages 6-12 years and guarantees lots of fun and excitement! Snacks are provided, but each child must bring a sack lunch unless otherwise noted. The first day of each session meets at the Osage Centre. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday-Friday, 7/18/22 - 7/22/22 (Session One)
                                     7/25/22 - 7/29/22 (Session Two)
                                      8/1/22 - 8/5/22 (Session Three)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Osage Centre
Fee: $90/Resident | $95 Non-Resident
Registration Deadline: 7/14/22 (Session One) | 7/21/22 (Session Two) | 7/28/22 (Session Three)




                                  



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