Camps & Creative Learning

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Winter Registration is now open for the following programs:

Crayon Creations

Use your favorite colors to create a fine art piece by melting crayons over a canvas. Class is taught by our resident artist, Cindy Badley.

Date: February 13
Day: Thursday
Time: 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Location: Palmer Park Recreation Center
Ages: 10 and older

Resident Fee: $15
Non-Resident Fee: $30

Registration Deadline: February 11

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Create & Learn

Bring your little ones out to enjoy our themed activity days. Each child will make something to take home and will join in on crafts, games, and activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

January 8: Dino Day – Stomp your feet and let out a roar as we make dinosaur masks, decorate dino cookies, do some dino digging and more!

January 15: Winter Wonders – Get ready for creative ice painting, snowman snack making, winter dot art and more!

January 22: Pet Palooza – Bring your favorite stuffed animal and take care of it in our vet clinic. Make a pet bird craft, play a bunny hop game, take your animal on a pom pom picnic and much more!

Date: January 8, 15 & 22
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.
Location: Palmer Park Recreation Center
Ages: 2 1/2 to 5

Resident Fee: $20 for all 3 or $8 per class
Non-Resident Fee: $40 for all 3 or $15 per class Registration

Deadline: The Friday before each class

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Glass Bead Art

Create your one of a kind work of art to wear or display. Supplies and tools are provided. Class is taught by our resident artist, Cindy Badley.

Date: January 16
Day: Thursday
Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Ages: 16 and older
Location: Palmer Park Recreation Center

Resident Fee: $15
Non-Resident Fee: $30

Registration Deadline: January 14

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Winter Dance Classes

Jazz – Intro to jazz basics and technique through strength and flexibility exercises, floor progressions and choreography.

Creative Movement & Pre-Ballet – These exciting fun-filled classes blend the magic of childhood creativity with movement and the principles of ballet. With imaginations fully engaged, dancers swim and sing with the mermaids, fly with the fairies and prance like unicorns while learning how to plie’, tendu’, and passe’.

Ballet/Tap combo class – Learn the basics of two different dance styles! The first half is pre-ballet, while the second half focuses on the basics of tap. Dancers will practice tempo, learn to count music, and shuffle like Ginger Rodgers!

Ms. Michelle is a professional dancer, teacher, and entertainer who recently moved to Port Huron from NYC! She has 19 years of experience teaching dance and tumbling across the country from studios, to summer camps and more. Ms. Michelle is best known for her whimsical and energetic, yet structured teaching style and is so excited to bring her curriculum to the City of Port Huron.

Date: January 6 – February 26
Location: Palmer Park Recreation Center

Resident Fee: Mondays & Wednesdays Classes: $58 – Tuesdays Classes: $67
Non-Resident Fee: Mondays & Wednesdays Classes: $85 – Tuesdays Classes: $95
Registration Deadline: January 6

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Classical Thai Dance

Come and learn the main dramatic act of Thailand while having a lot of fun! Traditional Thai dancing is a combination of graceful body movement patterns and techniques, along with Thai culture. This dance helps to improve movement, mobility, and balance while working all of the major muscle groups. You will also learn how to tell a story through graceful and elegant dance movements. No prior dance experience is required. Taught by Sophia Montross who began dancing at the age of 5 in Udon Thani, Thailand and has practiced for the past 40 years.

Date: January 7 – February 11
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:45 P.M. to 7:45 P.M.
Location: Palmer Park Recreation Center
Ages: 10 and older What to wear: Comfortable fitting clothes

Resident Fee: $145
Non-Resident Fee: $175
Registration Deadline: January 6

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Beginners Belly Dance

This belly dance fitness class will introduce basic movements and foundations for belly dance. Class begins with warm-up and stretching using isolations of muscle groups. Demonstrations will be given using the movements in drills to learn techniques. Explanations will aid students in incorporating speed, levels, and direction change into their combinations. Drills increase heart rate, create strength and are tons of fun!

American native, Riksar (Anne Elizabeth) first began learning Egyptian belly dance at age fourteen in Sarnia, Ontario.

Date: January 13 – March 2
Day: Mondays
Time: 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Location: Palmer Park Recreation Center
Ages: 18 and older
What to wear: Comfortable fitting clothes

Resident Fee: $65
Non-Resident Fee: $85
Registration Deadline: January 12

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Kids Cook-Off

Open your surprise ingredient box and take a trip to our pantry to create your winning dish. Have a delicious time exploring your inner chef! Family is welcome to watch but cannot assist.

Date: January 27, February 3 & 10
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.
Ages: 8 to 12
Location: Palmer Park Recreation Center

Resident Fee: $30
Non-Resident Fee: $45
Registration Deadline: January 23

**Week 1: Appetizer, Week 2: Entree, Week 3: Dessert**

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Babysitting Class

Do you want to become the most prepared and confident babysitter in your neighborhood? Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. Topics include choosing age-appropriate activities, basic childcare, bottle feeding, child behavior, leadership, professionalism, safety, starting a babysitting business, and more.

Participants must attend both days.

Date: March 6 & 7
Day: Friday & Saturday
Time: Friday: 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Ages: 11 and older
Location: Palmer Park Recreation Center

Resident Fee: $35
Non-Resident Fee: $45
Registration Deadline: March 5

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Stop The Bleed

This class will teach the civilian population how to provide vital initial-response. This info will enable you to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. During many emergencies, there is a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention, preventable deaths can occur. Rhonda Adams, EMT-P and Field Training Officer for Tri-Hospital EMS, will instruct the class.

All participants who attend will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

Date: January 28, February 18, March 17
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Ages: 14 and older
Location: Palmer Park Recreation Center

Resident Fee: FREE
Non-Resident Fee: FREE
Registration Deadline: Day before class starts

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Self-Defense

Brought to you by Professional Karate Schools of America Port Huron (PKSA). This class teaches safety strategies and physical techniques which enable someone to successfully escape and resist violent attacks.

Date: February 6
Day: Thursday
Time: 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Ages: 14 and older
Location: Palmer Park Recreation Center
What to wear: Comfortable fitting clothes

Resident Fee: $20
Non-Resident Fee: $40
Registration Deadline: February 6

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