Recreation

RegisterButtonThe City of Covington’s Parks and Recreation Department is now open for registration for Fall. Programs will run from September-December 2019. 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.

Music
GROUP GUITAR CLASS & PRIVATE LESSONS

Learn guitar and hone your skills with Dace's Rock 'n' More Music Academy. Students will learn basic music and guitar fundamentals while learning how to play popular songs. Guitars will be provided for each student. Scholarships available, email jball@covingtonwa.gov to inquire.

Nature

AUDUBON ANNUAL BIRD COUNT

Participate in the Audubon Society's Annual Bird Count with experienced bird counters. The walk will begin at Gary Grant Park at 13660 SE 208th St in Kent.

Art

CHEETAH AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASS

Join us on early release Wednesdays for creative art time. Bring your imagination and love for art! We will create a new project each week. Register early as this class does fill up quickly! This class is only available for Cedar Valley Elementary School students.

Safety Classes

SUPER SITTERS

Boys and girls, come for a day of fun while earning your Super Sitters Certificate. This class will cover leadership, 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.

SAFE AT HOME

This two-hour course is designed for children ages 8-12 to learn about potential dangers when home alone. Learn how to be responsible and safe in any situation. We cover family communication, first aid, internet, gun, phone, fire and door safety.

Culinary

HOLIDAY ROLLS

Make your home smell heavenly and impress friends and family with your baking prowess this holiday season! In this hands-on class, a professionally trained pastry chef will teach you all you need to know to make homemade yeasted bread rolls from scratch. Your instruction will include tips and tricks for mixing, raising, rolling, and baking perfect rolls that look, smell, and taste delicious. You get to take home everything you make in class!

HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE CAMP

The holidays are coming and so is The Traveling Chocolate Company. Join in the fun as you learn to temper chocolate and create handmade candies. Learn dipping and decorating techniques as we dip fruits, caramels, marshmallows and more. It’s a perfect opportunity to create some special gifts. There is a $25 material fee due to the instructor.

Language Classes

HINDI LANGUAGE CLASSES - BEGINNER I

Namaste! (Hello in Hindi) You can be bilingual easily by learning the most phonetic language of the world. Words in Hindi are pronounced just as they are written, making the Hindi language easy to learn. Work sheets, coloring and flash cards will be used to help kids learn quickly. All materials will be provided by the instructor.

HINDI LANGUAGE CLASSES - BEGINNER II

Students must complete Level 1 class to register for this session. Work sheets, coloring and flash cards will be used to help kids learn quickly. All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Preschool Programs

PLAYTIME PALS

Enjoy time with your child singing, learning, getting messy and playing in an inclusive preschool class led by an early childhood specialist. Children will develop friendships with a wide variety of peers, some of whom have special needs.

Sports Skills

EBI SKILLS & DRILLS - BEGINNER

EBI focuses on teaching FUNdamentals of the sport, emphasizing proper warm-up and stretching and teach a new skill each week. After learning a specific skill, kids will test their skills by playing a scrimmage to see how well they've mastered the skill. Each week players will learn a new part of the game to make them a more confident player, all while having fun.

EBI SKILLS & DRILLS - INTERMEDIATE

Although kids will be building on previous skills introduced to them in the beginner class, they will build upon these skills in a much greater challenge still with the focus on having fun. Each week, kids will build in skills to allow them the confidence to play at a higher level.

EBI SKILLS & DRILLS - INTERMEDIATE II

This class is meant for the players that intend to play basketball during a season. This class will focus on ways to improve your players' court awareness in team settings all while having fun.

EBI BALL HANDLING CLINIC

Want to be able to control the game? Well the most important skill in basketball is dribbling. Learning to have good ball control can impact you to be very successful on the courts. EBI has a special way of getting the most out of young players that attend camps, so sign up today!

COVINGTON VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

Enjoy your day off school at Covington's Volleyball Clinic! We will practice skills such as passing, setting, hitting, blocking and serving. All skill levels welcome. We will end the day with a scrimmage and some fun games. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and should bring a snack, lunch, and plenty of water. Knee pads are required.

AUBURN GYMNASTICS

At Auburn Gymnastics, coaches instruct gymnasts through various skills in a safe and fun manner. Gymnasts will also learn strength, balance and positive self image. Please wear flexible attire free of zippers, buttons and snaps. All classes are held at Auburn Gymnastics at 1604 15th St SW, Suite 106 in Auburn.

ROCKETMAN: BOYS - 5-7 years

This class is designed for boys to work on specific men's gymnastics skills to work on strength and balance.

TINY STARS - 1-3 years

This class introduces coordination, physical development and socialization to young gymnasts. It also includes parent participation! Gymnasts must be able to walk.

MINI STARS - 4 years

Gymnasts will be introduced to the basic concepts of gymnastics, balance and strength in a fun-filled environment.

MIGHTY STARS - 5-6 years

Mighty Stars will be challenged with more advanced gymnastics concepts in a fun and positive environment.

GIRLS BEGINNER - 7-12 years

In this introductory school-aged program, gymnasts will learn the basics on all four apparatus in a positive and safe environment.

Kidz Love Soccer

MOMMY/DADDY & ME SOCCER
Introduce your toddler to the world's most popular sport! As you and your child participate in fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will develop their large motor and socializing skills. The fun happens on the field and parents are a part of the action!

TOT & PRE-SOCCER
Enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Participants will learn basic techniques while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

SOCCER 1: TECHNIQUES & TEAMWORK
Players will learn how to dribble, pass, play defense and shoot goals! Fun skill games are played at every session and small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

Skyhawks Programs
Register online www.skyhawks.com or 1-800-804-3509

SKYHAWKS AFTER SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Join Skyhaws after school for basketball. Using our progressional curriculum, boys and girls will gain the technical skill and sport knowledge required for that next step. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages, while having fun and being active!

Dance/Cheer

THIRAK BOLLYWOOD DANCE - AGES 4-6

Young dancers will be introduced to basic Bollywood movements where they will learn to develop dance technique while focusing on the basic hand and leg movement coordination, motor skills and listening abilities as they relate to the fun and popular Bollywood music. There will be a recital for all participants on the final day of the session at 6 p.m. Costumes and props will be provided for the recital for a rental of $20 per participant. Comfortable attire is recommended and going barefoot works best.

THIRAK BOLLYWOOD DANCE - AGES 7-12

Dancers will learn both basic and challenging movements to the most popular upbeat and energetic Bollywood music. Kids will learn to develop dance technique while focusing on hand and leg coordination, musical timing, spacing and precision. There will be a recital for all participants on the final day of the sessions at 6 p.m. Costumes and props will be provided for the recital for a rental of $20 per participant.

THIRAK BOLLYWOOD DANCE - AGES 13-17 (GIRLS ONLY)

Teens only in this fun-filled class that begins with a warm-up which includes basic Bollywood moves followed by step-by- step choreography set to Bollywood music. The combination of steps learned by participants will strengthen their awareness of musical flow, timing, spacing and precision. Participants will establish a strong movement foundation while developing confidence, coordination, posture and grace. Comfortable attire is recommended and going barefoot works best. There will be an opportunity to have a recital in upcoming city events.

PRE BALLET

This is an introductory dance class for 3-4 year olds, full of fun, music, and moving! Your blossoming dancer will have a blast learning the basics of ballet. The fundamentals of body awareness, coordination, rhythm, and beginning terminology will be introduced. Dance shoes are recommended.

SOUTH ELITE REC CHEER

Be part of South Elite's beginning-intermediate level co-ed cheer squad! You'll learn motions, jumps, cheer vocabulary, cheers and band dances. Cheerleaders will have fun while working on body movement, listening skills, coordination, timing, and teamwork. You will end your 12-week session with a mini performance for friends and family. Purchase of a shirt, bow and shorts are required in order to perform. Team is continuous and cheerleaders can participate all year long.

Martial Arts
PRESCHOOL KARATE

Preschool karate is a non-contact class where students will learn the basic techniques of karate.

KIDS BEGINNER KARATE

This class is an ongoing introduction to self-defense for children. Students will receive step-by-step instruction in the basics of karate. Warm-up exercises will increase fitness and flexibility and practices will teach fundamental karate skills that develop confidence and positive personal growth.

KIDS INTERMEDIATE KARATE

This class is a continuation for students who have completed the beginner class and will expand on karate fundamentals as well as an introduction to team competition.

Ninja Kids

NINJA KIDS

This class will focus on core strength, body control, team work, team challenges and basic tumbling skills. It is a great place to start your ninja warrior career through play and fun. Classes are held at South Elite All Stars 1222 6th Ave N. Kent, WA 98032.

NINJA FLIPS & TRICKS - GIRLS

This is class is for girls only! Come and work with our coach to learn new flips and tricks that you can use to navigate the Ninja Obstacle course. This 30- minute class will focus on beginning level tumbling skills, flips, and tricks.

NINJA FLIPS & TRICKS - BOYS

This is class is for boys only! Come and work with our coach to learn new flips and tricks that you can use to navigate the Ninja Obstacle course. This 30-minute class will focus on beginning level tumbling skills, flips, and tricks.

Winter Camps

CIRCUS ARTS WINTER CAMP

Fight the boredom over the holiday break! Drop your children off in a safe, fun environment for the day or half of the day. They will get to enjoy a day filled with circus arts, movement games, and a circus craft. They'll get to be active and burn off some energy, no matter the weather outside. Choose from half day or full day options.

Fitness, Classes & Events

BEGINNER KARATE

This is an ongoing class that teaches introductory self-defense for men, women and teens. Students receive step by step instruction in the art of karate.

WOMEN'S THIRAK BOLLYWOOD DANCE

This class begins with a warm-up which includes basic Bollywood moves followed by step-by-step choreography set to Bollywood music. The combination of steps will strengthen awareness of musical flow, timing, spacing and precision. Participants will establish a strong movement foundation while developing confidence, coordination,posture and grace. Comfortable attire is recommended and going barefoot works best. There will be an opportunity for a recital in an upcoming city event.


 HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES, LESSONS, AND LEAGUES:
1. By Phone - 253.480.2480
2.
 
Online - http://bit.ly/registercov
3.
In Person at the Parks & Recreation Offices located at the Covington Aquatic Center