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.
If you're a kid between kindergarten and 8th grade who loves to run, jump, and throw this classs if for you! Join in the fun by learning the basics of track and field events. Everyone's a winner because you are making the choice to get fit! For more information please see Activity Guide.
Tiny Toes Gymnastics
Tiny Toes Gymnastics is a children's play and gymnastics program that offers a series of parent/child programs devoted to the physical, emotional, and social development of children.
For more information and how to register, please see Activity Guide.
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 grades 6th - 12th. 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 Xbox 360 and a PS2, a pool table, a ping pong table, foosball tables, and brand new, state of the art, computers to help with homework assistance. Parents MUST sign their youth up to attend, with the below Registration Form and Parent Handbook, but membership is FREE!
To see Teen Center Parent Handbook and registration form, Click Here.
For any other questions, please call 209-895-3536.
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2 years of Math (3 recommended, must have Algebra 2)
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2 years of Foreign Language
1 year of Fine Arts
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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 see Flyer.
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.
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 Flyer.
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.
World Amusements along with the City of Patterson Recreation & Community Services Department bring you The Carnival. So come on out to the Sports Complex and have some fun!
Dates: March 19th - March 23rd
Time: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Price: $15.00 (For Presale Ticket Books)
Advance Tickets are available at The Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave.
Location: Patterson Sports Complex, 16651 Ward Ave.
For more information See Carnival Flyer, or contact the Recreation & Community Services Department at 209-895-8080.
Intermediate Sewing Class
The Patterson Recreation Department is now offering Intermediate Sewing Classes, for those who have knowledge of using a sewing machine and have experience sewing. Learn how to choose appropriate fabrics and notions for class projects. Learn to read a pattern, pattern layout, cutting, and sewing simple seams, possibly quilting too! You will work on the selected class project together in order to master sewing techniques together. This is not a class for beginners!
Classes start March 18th
Ages: 12 - Senior Adults
Location: Hammon Senior Center
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dates: Tuesdays (No Class 4/8, 4/22)
Register Online, or at The Hammon Senior Center.
The Recreation Department is now offering Zumba classes. Zumba is a great way to exercise and fun! So come down and enjoy this exciting workout with instructor Heidi Vento.
Registration Fee: $45.00
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: The Hammon Senior Center
Starting April 2nd - May 14th (No Class April 21st)
For more information, please see Zumba Flyer.