Herald News Report
FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division is providing opportunities for citizens to get outdoors and enjoy the summer weather. Its summer programs include sports-related activities, arts and crafts as well as live music.
To register for any of the following programs with an exception to the Youth Summer Jump Start Sports Programs and Camps, pick up a form and drop it off at the Fairborn Government Center, 44 W. Hebble Ave. Checks should be made payable to the City of Fairborn. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Division at 937-754-3090.
Youth Tennis Lessons
Tiny Tennis (ages 5-7): Students will enjoy learning the forehand, backhand, volleys and serve. Coordination games and tennis terms are all a part of this program. Session one takes place 9-10 a.m. Mondays, June 6 – 20, while session two takes place Monday, July 11 – 25. Participation costs $10 per session.
Development Camp (ages 8-13): Designed for tennis improvement or learning the game. Each day will involve students with tennis-related drills, game play and stroke specific activities. Participants will be grouped by ability and instructed accordingly. Session one takes place 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7 – 23; session two will take place 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 12 – 28. Participation costs $20 per session.
High School Development Camp (ages 14 and up): This program is designed for beginner players looking to learn the game or improve their skills. Lessons include tennis-related drills, game play and stroke specific activities. Participants will be grouped by ability and instructed accordingly. Session one takes place 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7 – 23; session two takes place 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 12 – July 28. Participation costs $20 per session.
Sessions will take place at the Community Park Tennis Courts under the instruction of Harry Bromer, USPTA Tennis Pro.
Youth adventure and arts programs
Youth ages 6-12 can celebrate summer with the Parks and Recreation Division. Each camp will have a different theme with activities aimed to provide fun experiences along with opportunities to learn new things and make new friends. For the full day camps, campers will need to bring a packed lunch. All camps will take place at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road.
The following camps are offered: Aloha Summer: 1-4 p.m., June 7 – 9, $25; Art Adventures: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 14, $15; Outdoor Skills: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16, $15; Park Adventures: 9 a.m.-noon, June 21 – 23, $25; Mammal Mania: 9 a.m.-noon, June 28 – 30, $25; Holiday Craze: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 6, $15; Field of Flowers: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18, $15; Art Adventures II: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20, $15 and H2O Adventures: 1 -4 p.m. July 26 – 28, $25.
Youth jump start sports
The Parks and Recreation Division is teaming up with Jump Start Sports to provide youth sport opportunities this summer. Through these programs, children will learn basic techniques and fundamentals taught by Jump Start Sport coaches.
Fairborn Jr. All Stars: Jump Start Sports will provide children age 3-5 with an introduction to a variety of sports including baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse and track and field. We’ll also play highly active running games that promote cardiovascular activity. The program helps kids get an introduction to a number of sports to find out which one they enjoy most. Sessions will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 14 – July 19 for $50. Sessions will occur in Community Park and participants should meet under shelter two.
Fairborn Summer Sport Camp: The camps focus on the fundamentals of the sport for beginners, but more experienced players will learn more advanced concepts and be coached at their ability and level of understanding. The camp will utilize innovative drills, competitions and games to help teach as well as to make the program more fun for children. Camps are structured for children ages 6-12. To register for these programs, visit jumpstartsports.com. For more information, contact Kevin Smith at [email protected] or via telephone at 216-645-8799.
Flag football (half day) will take place 9 a.m.-noon for a $70 cost. Participants should meet at the tennis courts.
Basketball Camp (half day) will take place 9 a.m.-noon July 11-15 for a $70 fee. Participants will be coached at the Community Park basketball courts.
Read and explore
Join the Parks and Recreation Division and the Fairborn Library at Community Park for a hands-on adventure inspired by nature and books with Read, Explore, Create: An Insect’s World. Participants will read a story, go for a discovery hike and create a fun nature-based craft. Dress for outdoor weather. Pre-registration is required, so call the Parks and Recreation Office at 937-754-3090. Only 10 spots are still available. It takes place 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, June 13 at Community Park shelter six. Participation is free and is open to those in first through fourth grade.
Free on Friday Concerts
Bring lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of live music in the park. All concerts take place at Community Park in the Atherton Amphitheater, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be performed in the auditorium of the Fairborn High School located next to Community Park. The concerts will start at 7 p.m. and are free to attend.
Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.