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Youth Programs

Our Activities Guide is now available online!
Click on the link below to view the complete brochure:

      2014-2015 Fall and Winter Activities Guide           

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SHINING KNIGHTS CHESS CLUB
Learn to play chess! Students of this program have competed in local, state, and national tournaments, placing as high as 10th in the nation. Class time is evenly split between lesson and play. Lesson topics range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies. During play time students are paired with opponents of similar skill levels for practice games.

Location: Ardsley Community Center
Ages: 4 - 14 years old
Session I: Thursdays -Oct 16 - Dec 11, 2014
(no class Nov 27 )

Session II: Thursdays - Jan 8 - Feb 26, 2015 - CANCELLED-
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Cost: $100 R $110 NR

REGISTRATION: Please print the registration form and return with payment to Abington Parks & Recreation (Checks payable to "Abington Township")

 

FENCING CLASSES IN ARDSLEY
Fencing is a cerebral and physical sport, often referred to as “physical chess”. The sport equally develops both physical and mental characteristics. Fencing includes speed, coordination, strength, precision, endurance, and inventiveness. All are useful for the natural development of the children. It requires concentration, focus as well as great discipline. In each class, students will warm-up through different games. They will be taught fencing techniques and will engage in fencing bouts with fellow students. Students may use the coach’s equipment. Three age group classes to available.

Location: Ardsley Community Center
Dates: Thursday’s
Session I 10/16/14 - 11/20/14
Session II 1/08/15 - 2/12/15
Session III 2/19/15 - 3/26/15
Session IV 4/09/15 - 5/14/15
Times:
Mousketeers 4&5 y.o.
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
$80 R / $90 NR

Little Fencers 6 to 10 y.o.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$90 R / $100 NR

Fencers 11 y.o. and up
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$100 R / $110 NR

*Participants will need to purchase their own glove
* Please note Class and Session on Registration

REGISTRATION: Please print the registration form and return with payment to Abington Parks & Recreation (Checks payable to "Abington Township")

 

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AIKIDO
Aikido teaches self-defense using techniques of evasion, immobilization, and redirection to avoid an attack and then control the attacker. Students will learn to use the opponent’s force by neutralizing the aggressor’s actions. Self-defense, coordination, physical fitness, and confidence are all reasons to study Aikido. Children’s classes are open to all skill levels.

Location: Ardsley Community Center
Dates:
2014 Session VI - Sept. 2 to Oct. 24
2014 Session VII - Oct. 28 to Dec. 19
2015 Session I - Jan. 6 to Feb. 27
2015 Session II - March 3 to April 24
2015 Session III - April 28 to June 19
(no classes from 12/20/14 thru 1/4/15

Times:
Children’s Classes (ages 7-12 years):
Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Beginners Introductory Aikido
Teens, Adults, and Jr. Black Belts
Tues. or Thurs. 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Adult Classes (12 years & up):
Tues. or Thur. 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Cost: $50 R $60 NR per session

REGISTRATION: Please print the registration form and return with payment to Abington Parks & Recreation (Checks payable to "Abington Township")

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LITTLE NINJAS
The little ninjas curriculum consists of developing eight major skills that are necessary for participation in any sport or activity. They are focus, team work, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and coordination. In the little ninjas class learning is fun. Uniforms may be purchased from the instructor.

Location: Ardsley Community Center
Ages: 4 - 6 years old
Dates: See AIKIDO
Time:
- Tuesday 6:00 - 6 :30 pm
- Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30 pm
- Thursday 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Cost: $50 R $60 NR per session

REGISTRATION: Please print the registration form and return with payment to Abington Parks & Recreation (Checks payable to "Abington Township")

 

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COMPUTER EXPLORERS

 

  • FUN-GINEERING LEVEL 1
    The children will work with 1 - 2 teammates as they have fun and success building an amusement park ride, a race car, a drawbridge, and other interesting models.
    Many of the models will have motors. The children will become Jr. Engineers as they learn about gears, levers, pulleys and more.

    Location: Ardsley Community Center
    Ages: 6-8 years old
    Date: Wednesdays, 3/4/15-4/8/15 (6 weeks)
    Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Cost: $95 R / $105 NR

REGISTRATION: Please print the registration form and return with payment to Abington Parks & Recreation (Checks payable to "Abington Township")

 

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