Youth Programs

YOUTH GYMNASTICS

*For information regarding classes and inclement weather, please contact VA Techniques at (540)381-5151 or visit their website at www.vatechniques.com

KINDER KANGAROOS           

Eligibility: Girls and Boys Ages 5 and in Kindergarten                                                                                                             

Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics 1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg                                         

Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required. Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be pulled back. Class Description: Basic coordination, balance, strength, pattern recognition, and locomotor skills. These skills encourage development of fine and gross motor skills, core strength, reading, writing, and preschool readiness. Social skills and interaction are also encouraged through group games.

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Start Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Aug. 9

Oct. 27

Nov. 2

Tuesday

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

$79

4

Aug. 9

Dec. 1

Dec. 7

Tuesday

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

$79

4


LEAPING LIZARDS GYMNASTICS          

Eligibility: Girls and Boys Ages 6 and up- 1st - 3rd grade                                                                                                           Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics 1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg                                        

Additional Information: : No Virginia Techniques membership fee required. Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be pulled back. Class Description: Basic through intermediate gymnastics skills, coordination, agility, and balance are the main components of this class. Also expect increased self-esteem, confidence building and working through fears. An emphasis of developing strong and flexible bodies will be through repetitions of chin ups, rope climbs, splits, standing bridges, handstands and cartwheels. Students in this class will spend time perfecting their basic skills while learning safe progressions into more intermediate skills. All students will grow at their individual pace with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Start Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Aug. 9

Oct. 27

Nov. 3

Wednesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$79

4

Aug. 9

Nov. 23

Dec. 1

Wednesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$79

4








Aug. 9

Oct. 27

Nov. 5

Friday

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

$79

4

Aug. 9

Nov. 23

Dec. 3

Friday

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

$79

4

KARTWHEELING KOALAS GYMNASTICS           

Eligibility: Girls 4th - 5th grade                                                                                                                                        

Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics 1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg                                         

Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required. Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be pulled back. Class Description: Basic through intermediate gymnastics skills, coordination, agility, and balance are the main components of this class. Also expect increased self-esteem, confidence building and working through fears. An emphasis of developing strong and flexible bodies will be through repetitions of chin ups, rope climbs, splits, standing bridges, handstands and cartwheels. Students in this class will spend time perfecting their basic skills while learning safe progressions into more intermediate skills. All students will grow at their individual pace with encouragement and positive reinforcement.  

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Start Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Aug. 9

Oct. 27

Nov. 6

Saturday

2 - 3 p.m.

$79

4

Aug. 9

Nov. 23

Dec. 4

Saturday

2 - 3 p.m.

$79

4

 

TUMBLING AND TRAMPOLINE BEGINNER            

Eligibility: Girls and Boys 1st grade and up                                                                                                                                  Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics 1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg                                         

Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required. Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be pulled back. Class Description: This class is designed to help any child learn how to flip! From boys to girls, cheerleaders to dancers, or just anyone who likes to go upside down, tumbling specific classes use aids such as skill cushions, incline mats, back handspring trainers, spring floors, trampolines, and foam pits. Children will focus on core body strength, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness to safely accelerate learning time. Experienced spotters are available to help athletes maintain, develop, and improve handspring and aerial skills. 

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Start Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Aug. 9

Oct. 27

Nov. 4

Thursday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$79

4

Aug. 9

Nov. 23

Dec. 2

Thursday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$79

4


TEEN POLICE ACADEMY     

Eligibility: Christiansburg High School Students currently in grades 9-12                                                                                        Date: Summer 2021                                                                                                                                                                 Location: Recreation Center and Police Department                                                                                                                  Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Police Department and Christiansburg Recreation Department                                       Maximum: 9                                                                                                                                                                             Additional Information: Each summer, new candidates will be selected to attend the week long “Teen Police Academy.” To receive information and to be placed on the potential candidate list, please call Pam at the Recreation Department at (540) 382-2349 or email  ppeyton@christiansburg.org. Participants are subject to background screening and approval.

TEEN FIRE ACADEMY  

Eligibility: Christiansburg High School Students currently in grades 9-12                                                                                       Date: Summer 2021                                                                                                                                                                 Location: Christiansburg Fire Department                                                                                                                                       Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Fire Department and Christiansburg Recreation Department                                           Maximum: 15                                                                                                                                                                           Additional Information: Teen candidates will be selected to attend the Teen Fire Academy. To receive information and to be placed on the potential candidate list, please call Pam at the Recreation Department at (540) 382-2349 or email  ppeyton@christiansburg.org. Participants are subject to background screening and approval.  

      



MERIT BADGE PROGRAMS

The following activities are available for boys/girls ages 10-17 interested in improving their health, learning new skills and expanding their work.  This is also an introduction to Scouts BSA and starting a journey of earning badge requirements while having fun!  Once a scout submits a “blue card” (provided in each class) to the troop leader, the troop will purchase and award the badge.

 **Non-Scouts (boys and girls) are also welcome to sign up and learn new skills and topics through these programs as well as experience a part of the program.

PERSONAL FITNESS             

Location: Recreation Center – Kitchen      Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8                                                                                 

Additional Information:  Personal fitness is an individual effort and desire to be the best one can be. Take a physical fitness test to mark a starting point to a 12 week program. Start a lifelong healthy habit to be in better shape, feel better about yourself, have more energy, and gain self-confidence in your overall ability.   Wear exercise clothing and shoes. Bring your own water bottle, lunch and snacks. This is an Eagle-required merit badge.

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Start Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1

Dec. 22

Jan. 3

Monday

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$25/35

 

PERSONAL MANAGEMENT             

Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1     Minimum: 3          Maximum: 8                                                                           

Additional Information: It is never too early to start learning about money-matters. How to manage money is one of the more important skills to prepare for a responsible and happier adulthood. Financial terminology, planning, budgeting, and practical lessons along with time management skills will fill the day. Bring your own water bottle, lunch and snacks.  This is a partial merit badge with a requirement of logging 13-weeks of income and expenses.   

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Start Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1

Dec. 22

Jan. 4

Tuesday

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$25/35

          

COMMUNICATION              

Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1   Minimum: 3          Maximum: 8                                                                             

 Additional Information:   The ways that we communicate help our ideas grow and relationships stay strong. Learn the many methods of communication, the etiquette, and steps in getting your message clearly shared. In-class project will include making a commercial, teaching a skill, making introductions, writing a letter to the editor and a 5-minute speech. Bring your own water bottle, lunch and snacks. This is an Eagle-required merit badge.

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Start Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1

Dec. 22

Jan. 5

Wednesday

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$25/35