City of Patterson Recreation and Community Services Department
“We Create Community Through People, Parks & Programs”
FALL 2013 ACTIVITY GUIDE
The Fall Activity Guide is here! Keep your eyes peeled for our catalog featuring many of your old favorites and many new classes.
Click here to view Activity Guide.
The goal of youth activities is to encourage skill development and foster a positive attitude without overly emphasizing winning every game as a primary goal. Children will learn basic to advanced fundamentals in sports such as basketball, flag football, tennis, and more. Check out the wide range of league and instructional course offerings at the Recreation Department. Below is a list of upcoming youth activities.
Patterson Recreation JR. Warrior Basketball is a fun, educational program that emphasizes fundamentals and good sportsmanship. This season there will be 3 weeks of preseason clinics for each age group. This will be used to evaluate players, help develope skills, and create teams for the upcoming season. For dates and more information, please see JR. Warrior Youth Basketball Flyer.
Tiny Tot Athletics
This is a 4 week program that will work on key fundamentals children need to participate in sports later in life. Skills covered will include throwing, catching, kicking and agility. Games that incorporate all these skills will be played throughout the program. For dates and more information, please see Tiny Tot Athletics Flyer.
Kidz Love Soccer
Since 1979, Kidz Love Soccer has been dedicated to teaching children the world's most popular sport within a nurturing, reacreational environment. A typical session experience includes age appropriate activities; skill deomonstrations, fun games. and instructional scrimmages. Young soccer enthusiasts experience soccer fun in a safe, non-competitive environment. Kidz Love Soccer.. "Where the score is always FUN to FUN!". For dates and how to register, please see Kidz Love Soccer Flyer.
The Patterson Recreation Department loves teens! We strive to provide enriching recreational activities that challenge and motivate young people to learn new things and to keep having fun. From innovative programs to special events, you are never too old to get out and play. We even have opportunities for teens to hang out and chill.
The Youth Action Commission is a program that provides teens 6th-12th with activities and learning experiences that teach leadership, social skills, problem solving, and team building skills; while promoting community and cultural awareness. We value and promote youth ideas, input, involvement, diversity, communication, and success. This is a youth led program, so that the youth can make a difference on teen issues in their community.
For more information See the YAC Flyer.
The Patterson Teen Center is a Drop In location for youth ages 12-18. Our Teen Center is a SAFE place for youth to hang out, make friends and provides the opportunity to participate in fun activities. Recreation staff offers a variety of games, sports and other activities including a large flat screen tv, a Wii, a pool table, a ping pong table, foosball tables, and computers to help with homework assistance.
To see upcoming Teen Center Events and Hours, please see Teen Center Calendar.
For any other questions, please call 209-895-3536.
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Outdoor Exploration subscribes to the concept of “no person left inside”. It is designed to meet the outdoor needs of the citizens of Patterson. Whether it’s hiking through Del Puerto Canyon, or enjoying a morning of Kayaking, we make it easy to take advantage of the fun opportunities just outside your back door. See flyer for more information.
Come join us for a morning hike right in our back yard in the Del Puerto Canyon. Hikes will be offered in varying difficulties throughout the winter/spring. For dates and more information, see Flyer.
Get those tires pumped up and join the Recreation Department for some great family fun bicycle rides right here in town. Families are encouraged to participate as a whole throughout the different rides we will be offering. For more information call 895-8080.
Come out and join us for a morning on the local San Joaquin River. Participants will be able to enjoy the scenery of the river as well as local wildlife. For dates and more information, see Flyer.
Every summer, Day Camp is our most energized and popular program. We offer a wide range of age appropriate activities within a schedule that is carefully planned to incorporate themed days, special events, and a balance of indoor and outdoor activities. This dynamic program allows the children to grow in new directions, and meet new friends.
Winter Day Camp
For the first time ever we will be offering a winter day camp program for all youth grades K-5th. Please come and join us for a fun week full of games , arts, and craftsnd other activities. As part of our partnership with the After School Program we will offer a literacy component that will help encourage children to read over the winter break. and provide free books. For more information and how to register, please see Winter Day Camp Flyer.
Spring Break Camp
For the first time ever we will be offering a 2014 Spring Break Camp program. This is for all youth grades K-5th to please come and join us for a fun spring break full of games, arts & crafts, and other activities. As part of our partnership with the After School Program we will offere a literacy component that will help encourage children to read over the spring break, and provide free books. For more information and how to register, please see Activity Guide.
2014 Summer Day Camp
In partnership with the Patterson Unified School District After School Program (ASP) the City of Patterson Recreation and Community Services Department invites all youth grades K-5th to please come and join us for a fun summer of games, arts & crafts, and other activities.Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants. Every Tuesday and Thursday we walk from Apricot Valley Elementary to PAC and get an afternoon of free swim, and on Fridays we will go on a field trip (location to be determined). For more information and how to register, see Activity Guide.
Beginning Art Classes
Let your inner artist come out in our beginner's art classes. Topics covered will include basic drawing, color theory, painting essentials, and 3D art. Participants will be able to enjoy fun and challenging art projects with the help of the lively instructors.
Ages: 6 - 10yrs.
Program Dates: March 18th - April 24th
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Hammon Senior Center, Activity Room 2
All materials are provided! Come ready to get artsy!
Registration: Sign up at the Hammon Senior Center or Online starting February 3rd
Class size is limited so sign up early to secure your spot.