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Easter Egg Hunt 


Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th. The hunt is located at Everhart park located on the 500 Block of West Union Street.  The fun kicks off at 10AM Sharp! The hunt features two different age groups: one for children 2 to 5 years of age and another for children 6 to 9 years of age. There will be more than 5,000 eggs filled with candy and toys as well as raffle tickets for a chance to win a gold coin or lollipop. 

Lunch with the Easter Bunny


Join us on Saturday, April 8th for lunch with the Easter Bunny at Arianna’s Gourmet Café, located at 323 E. Gay St. Arianna’s will offer a great buffet lunch including salad, sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken fingers and many other children and adult selections. Enjoy a tasty lunch as the Easter Bunny visits. Seating is limited, so please pre-register with West Chester Parks and Recreation. Cost is $12 per person.


ART CLASSES


Monet’s Garden Art Sundae

Age: 7-11
Date: April 30, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: West Chester Municipal Building
Instructor: Gaillynn Giles
Cost: $30.00
Minimum Participants: 4
Maximum Participants: 10

Children will be inspired by Monet’s Garden during this art sundae. The art projects will include an acrylic painting on canvas, a paper collage and mixed media.

Spring Break Art All Day 1

Age: 7-11
Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: West Chester Municipal Building
Instructor: Gaillynn Giles
Cost: $45.00
Minimum Participants: 4
Maximum Participants: 10

 Children will enjoy their time away from school by creating spring inspired art work. Projects include: a Cherry Blossom Tree on canvas, a clay bird ornament, mono printing and more. 
  

Spring Break Art All Day 2

 Age: 7-11
Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: West Chester Municipal Building
Instructor: Gaillynn Giles
Cost: $45.00
Minimum Participants: 4
Maximum Participants: 10

Children will enjoy their time away from school by creating Easter inspired art work. Projects include: peeps on canvas, mixed media sheep, Easter egg decorating and a dragonfly collage

PROGRAMS


Star Party at Hoopes Park with the Chester County Astronomical Society

Age: All ages
Date: Saturday, April 1st 
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Hoopes Park, in the field near the pavilion 
Instructor: Chester County Astronomical Society
Cost: free

Join West Chester Recreation and the Chester County Astronomical Society on Saturday, April 1st from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm for a night under the stars at Hoopes Park. Members of the Chester County Astronomical Society, a group of amateur astronomers, will bring telescopes and expertise to Hoopes Park to share the wonders of the night sky.

As the glow of the Sun fades we’ll gaze at a crescent Moon and the red planet Mars will be in the western sky. As it gets fully dark we can look at the early spring constellations which will have nebulas and star clusters to view through telescopes and binoculars. 


Spring Bitty Ballet

Age: 2.5 - 5 years of Age
Date: March 25th - May 6th (no class 4/15 for Easter weekend)
Time: 10:15 - 11:00 am
Instructor: Melissa Totani & Laura Gifford
Cost: $85
Minimum participants: 4
Maximum participants: 12

 Bitty Ballet™ is a program designed for preschool age children (2.5 – 5 years of age) as an introduction to dance.  Ballet is a wonderful stepping stone to encourage group participation, listening to an instructor and a true love of dance and movement for these developing souls. Simple ballet positions and moves also encourage physical activity and controlled body movements in toddlers.

ADULT CLASSES



Shadowlee Canine Basic Dog Training - Spring

Age: 18 and older
Date: Sunday, April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7
Time:  1:00 PM
Location: Hoopes Park 
Cost: $150.00
Instructor: Susan Fireman, Certified Executive Dog Trainer, AKC Evaluator and Jill Fingerhood, Assistant Trainer
Minimum Participants:  4 students 
Maximum participants:  8 students

 
These 5 one hour classes are for dogs that need basic training, any age and breed. Dogs and handlers will work on commands such as: stay until released, come to heel, come when called, walking nicely on a leash, watch and leave it. We use positive methods and Doggy Yoga will be included in the class for relaxation.
 
Requirements for the class: 
•Two people per dog may attend class but only one person may handle dog in class. Children must be 8 years old to attend.
•Dogs must be housebroken to attend
•Proof of rabies
•Dogs must wear a secure buckle, snap or Martingale collar or appropriate harness. No flexi leashes or electronic collars allowed

Stroller Strides

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years. (Child must be able to sit in a stroller for the entire workout)
Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 9:30AM-10:30AM
Location: Advent Lutheran Church, 1601 Green Lane West Chester
Instructor: Tracy Hanover, Owner/Instructor of Fit4Mom Glen Mills
Cost:  
•Unlimited Monthly Membership of $65/month.  Attend UNLIMITED Stroller Stride classes at any location in the Fit4Mom Glen Mills and Downtown West Chester franchise.  That's $3.25 a class!
•10-class pass of $120
Minimum Participants: No minimum
Maximum Participants: 25 maximum 

STROLLER STRIDES is a full body, interval based workout that incorporates cardio, body toning, resistance tubing and the stroller for an approximate 60 minute workout. This workout is designed specifically for moms with their babies. Stroller Strides also includes a Moms Club where we provide weekly playdates, monthly MNO, and quarterly community giveback events.  

**Please note: A one-time sign-up fee of $60 to be paid directly to Fit4Mom which includes 2 resistance bands and goody bag filled with coupons and samples from local and national partners. **


West Chester T-Birds T-Ball

Age: 3 to 4 year olds
Dates: Thursdays, April 13th to May 18th
Time: 5:30-6:30pm and 6:30-7:30pm (time determined by schedule)
Location: Hoopes Park
Cost: $85 (includes team T-shirt, MLB Replica Hat, and Award)
Instructor: Jump Start Sports Staff Coaches
Minimum Participants: 12
Maximum Participants: 48

A fun and highly instructional introduction to baseball for 3 and 4-year-old boys and girls. Players learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and base running, and then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive games. Sessions are one hour long, one day per week, and include all instruction and game play in one outing. Instruction is conducted by Jump Start Sports staff coaches.  Players receive a Major League Baseball hat, team tee shirt, and baseball medal. Volunteer coaches may also participate in a detailed coaches training program provided by Jump Start Sports.

To Register - West Chester T-Birds T-Ball - Spring 2017


West Chester Pee Wee/Jr Hummingbirds Soccer

Age: 3 to 6 year olds
Dates: Mondays, April 10th to May 15th 
Time: 5:30-6:30pm (3-4yr olds) and 6:30-7:30pm (5-6yr olds)
Location: Hoopes Park
Cost: $85 (includes team T-shirt and Award)
Instructor: Jump Start Sports Staff Coaches
Minimum Participants: 10 (3-4yr olds) 10 (5-6yr olds)
Maximum Participants: 40 for each

Boys and girls ages 3 – 6 years old have fun and learn the basics of soccer: dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, and positioning.  Each session consists of instruction in each aspect of the game, participation in fun, age appropriate drills that are designed to teach skills, and low-key, non-competitive game.

To Register - West Chester Hummingbirds Soccer - Spring 2017


CAMPS

West Chester Summer Sports Camp - 2017


To Register for any Jump Start Sports Program or Camp, Please visit www.JumpStartSports.com. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Stefani at MStefani@JumpStartSports.com or call 716-997-7998.



Age: entering grades k-6
Date: See Weekly Themes for dates
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Bayard Rustin Park
Cost: Any 1 week: $167
        Any 4 or more weeks: $152
        EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Valid until April 29th): Must purchase full camp - $142 per week!
Instructor: Jump Start Sports Staff Coaches
Minimum Participants: 10
Maximum Participants: 60

West Chester Summer Sports Camp - 2017
Jump Start Sports Camps are fun-oriented and highly instructional. The relaxed and nurturing atmosphere enables children to learn, grow, make friends, and have a meaningful summer experience. Jump Start Sports Camps are fun oriented and focus on fundamentals, but more advanced players will learn more advanced concepts and will be coached at their ability and level of understanding. We utilize innovative drills, competitions, and games to help teach as well as to make the program more fun for children.

Morning Activities: We’ll begin each day with an “all-camp” activity such as Capture the Flag, British Bulldog, Red Rover, or a scavenger hunt. On hot days, campers will cool off with spirited water games.

Theme Sport: The camp features a different sport each week. Coaches and counselors with expertise in the featured sport
implement a program designed specifically for the ability and understanding of each age group. Campers learn about a different aspect of the sport each day and apply what they’ve learned by playing a fun, low-key game.

Afternoon Electives: In the afternoon, campers choose from a large menu of activities including, outdoor water fun, ultimate
Frisbee, and a variety of field games and gym games.


WEEKLY THEMES

June 19th - June 23rd 
Sports Camp Kickoff
Kick off summer with Jump Start Sports by participating with your friends in your favorite camp games and activities! This includes: Capture the Flag, Tag Games, Relay Races, Whiffle Ball, Kickball, and more. This is a perfect opportunity to stay active and have some early summer fun with friends. Children are separated by age for all competitive activities.

June 26th - June 30th 
Ultimate Warrior Camp
Looking for a fun fitness challenge?  Join us at the Ultimate Warrior Camp.  Age-appropriate and safe activities specifically designed to challenge, inspire, and excite.  Games and tasks this week include obstacle courses, relays, tug-of-war, and many other fun activities designed to teach cooperation and teamwork while also developing self-esteem.

July 3rd - July 7th (no camp July 4th)
College Days Sports Camp
It's graduation time from sports camp.  Children "enroll" in the college of their choice and have a blast learning about and playing a wide variety of college sports, including football, basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, and more. Campers make a school pennant and wear their school colors to demonstrate their school spirit throughout the week. Children are separated by age for all competitive activities

July 10th - July 14th 
World Cup Soccer Camp
Campers get their kicks at the World Cup Soccer Camp! Players learn foot skills, passing, shooting, goal keeping, and team concepts. Each day, they are also divided by gender and skill level and participate in games. The last few days of camp, small teams represent a country and participate in a fun “World Cup” competition.

July 17th - July 21st 
Color Games Sports Camp
A great old camp theme has come to Conshohocken! Campers are divided into teams and play a wide variety of sports and camp games, competing for “Color Pride”. This fun format enables children learn and benefit from the positive aspects of competition while working with a team toward a common goal. Sports included are football, basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, and more! Camp games include Team Dodge Ball, Capture the Flag and more. Get ready for a week of fun and lots of exercise!

July 24th - July 28th 
Olympics Camp
The Olympics are coming to Conshohocken! Children are grouped by age and divided into countries to learn about a wide variety of Olympic sports, including soccer, hockey, team handball, and track and field. Campers learn about the culture and history of their adopted country and make a flag to carry at the "Closing Ceremonies" and "Presentation of Medals".

To Register for any Jump Start Sports Program or Camp, Please visit www.JumpStartSports.com. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Stefani at MStefani@JumpStartSports.com or call 716-997-7998.