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The City of Covington’s Parks and Recreation Department is now open for registration for Spring and Summer classes and camps. Programs will run from April through August. We encourage participants to register early for a program you would like to join. Please call the Covington Parks and Recreation office at (253) 480-2480  or click on the activity below to register for classes.


Astronomy
Seattle Astronomical Star Party
The community is invited to sail the Milky Way with local astronomers who will provide star gazing expertise along with access to telescopes, binoculars and star charts. Explore the Moon, the planets, constellations, stars, clusters and galaxies that each season’s night scape presents. Dress warmly and bring a small flashlight (red filters are provided). Children with parental supervision are welcome and astronomers will bring the stars alive for small ones. Inclement weather (more than a few isolated clouds) will likely cause cancellation of the Star Party. Notice would be posted at the Seattle Astronomical Society website www.seattleastro.org. Otherwise, just look to the sky before you come! Located at Covington Community Park. There is no registration necessary- just come join the party. Star parties are free and open to the public.
 *June 2 9:00pm *June 30 9:00pm *July 28 9:00pm*August 25 8:30pm  

Safety Classes 
Safe at Home
This two hour course is designed for children ages 8-11 to learn to be aware of potential dangers when left home alone. Come learn how to be responsible and safe in any situation. We will cover family communication, first aid, internet, gun, phone, fire, and door safety. Located at the Covington City Hall Community Room. 
 
Super Sitters
Boys and girls, come for a day of fun while earning your Super Sitters certificate. This class will cover leadership and the business of babysitting, basic care for children, understanding children of different age groups, safety, and first aid. Bring a sack lunch and snack to class. Located at the Covington City Hall Community Room.  
Gymnastics
Hart’s gymnastic program is family-friendly while offering the highest quality coaches and staff. Classes are held at Hart’s Gymnastic Center, 26415 79th Ave S. Kent, WA 98032.
Movement  Ages 16 mos.-3 years
This Parent & Tot class is the ideal place to have organized, safe fun exploring movement with your child in a gymnastic environment.  

Preschool  Ages 3-5
Designed for preschoolers ready to participate without the help of a parent/guardian, this class will continue to explore movement as they go through tunnels, climb over blocks, cross balance beams, and explore the gym.  

Girls Ages 6-12
Students learn the basics of fun and safe gymnastics while emphasizing basic gymnastic skills, safety, strength, and flexibility. They will expand their skills with use of the trampoline and working on all Olympic 

Summer Gymnastics Camps
This 5-day summer camp includes all gymnastics events, tumbling, loose foam pit, Wacky World inflatable, crafts, a medal and a Hart’s t-shirt.

Dance
Pre-Ballet  Ages 4-6 years
This is an introductory class for 4-6 year olds that is full of fun, music and learning. Class will focus on the fundamentals of creative movement and beginner ballet techniques and terminology. Students should bring a water bottle and a smile! Ballet shoes are recommended. Located in Covington Community Room.

Jazz Ages 7-9 years
This is a beginning jazz class for 7-9 year olds. Dancers will learn to properly execute classical and contemporary jazz steps and techniques. They will also train to understand rhythm and musicality. Jazz shoes or dance paws are recommended. Bring lots of water. Located in Covington Community Room.

Music
Covington Children's Chorus

Join us for a summer of singing! This session, "Once Upon a Time" will feature songs from Into the Woods, Shrek, and Disney. Kids will learn basic vocal and choral techniques as well as music fundamentals. There will be a concert at the end of the session and opportunities to participate and perform at Covington KidsFest. Registration fee includes a choir t-shirt.

Spring/Summer Camps
Atavus Rugby Camp
Games such as ultimate rugby and capture the flag will be partnered with drills to allow players to expand on a variety of skills including catch-pass ability, leadership, evasion, decision-making, and confidence in contact all while having fun through play. Sessions are divided into segments each day by skill and/or ability. No experience necessary. Players will receive a camp t-shirt and wristband.

Kentwood High School Summer Track Camp
Campers will be taught the basic components of track and field and will be exposed to all event areas. Camp is taught and ran by Kentwood High School’s head track and field coach as well as assistant coaches and former athletes. Parents are encouraged to come on Thursday for the track meet. Camp t-shirt only guaranteed if registered by June 30. Daily snacks will be provided.

Xtreme Speed Clinic
Participants will receive hands on teaching on not only how to properly run, but how to develop speed to apply to all sports. This clinic is ran by Coach Rob Thomas USATF Level 2 certified coach with other certified coaches and nationally ranked athletes. Each participant receives an extreme speed t-shirt.

Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps
All Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps are held in the Covington City Hall Community Room. All campers will take home a mini figure and camp t-shirt. Please bring a light snack.

Camp Adventure
Join us for this week-long adventure featuring a new activity each day!
DAY 1 - Bellevue Challenge & Aerial Obstacle Course
Thrills await you at the Bellevue High Ropes Course. Experience the aerial obstacle course where teams spend an extended amount of time up high! Raise your self-confidence and push your physical and mental limits.
DAY 2 - Gene Coulon Park
We start day two with a service project at Gene Coulon Park. After beautifying the park, we’ll tour the lake and go on an interpretive botanical walk. To end the day you can swim, paddle board, play frisbee, tennis, horseshoes, volleyball, or just relax and enjoy the beach.
DAY 3- Black Diamond Park
Try your hand at archery, a climbing wall, and a rappelling wall. We’ll have fun doing arts and crafts and end the day with an awesome team competition.
DAY 4 - Blake Island State Park
After a 45-minute ride on Argosy Cruise lines from Seattle to Blake Island, we will go on an island hike and search for buried treasure! We will end the day playing and relaxing on the beach.*We will be meeting at 7:30 a.m. on this day.
DAY 5 - North Bend
We will head to North Bend to hike the beautiful Denny Creek Trail. Afterwards we will tour the Cedar River Watershed and go berry picking. We will bring our berries back to city hall and learn to cook and prepare for our family party where families can join us for games and a slideshow from 4-5 p.m. to celebrate our awesome week!
 

Teen/Adult Recreation
Bootcamp Outdoor Group Fitness
This high intensity interval training (HIIT) program Incorporates strength, balance, agility, core stability, cardio, and flexibility. The experience will include constant motivation, positive reinforcement, and a fun, safe environment and is perfect for all different fitness levels, ages and sizes. Register at www.fitnessbootcampnow.com or email Melissa at info@fitnessbootcampnow.com for more information. Located in the Covington Community Room on MWF and at Jenkins Creek Elementary on Tue/Th (subject to change). 

Zumba 
This is an aerobics class for everyone, from beginners to regular attendees. This class is ladies only and will have a focus on the basic Latin rhythms of Zumba. It will still be a fun and up-tempo workout but with an emphasis on mastering primary steps before adding to and building on them. By the end, you’ll be having fun getting a cardio workout with your own fancy footwork. Wear low traction shoes and bring a bottle of water. 
 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES, LESSONS, AND LEAGUES:
1. By Phone - 253.480.2480
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Online - http://bit.ly/registercov
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In Person at the Parks & Recreation Offices located at the Covington Aquatic Center