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Youth & Family Programs

Youth and Family programs are offered year round. Please contact us at 614-688-8787 if you have any questions regarding these programs.

The Kids Zone is on the move!  Beginning in May, the Kids Zone format will change to include more activities and programs for families.  While this means that we will no longer offer babysitting services, we very much value our little Rec Sports members and we will create new opportunities for the whole family to live a life in motion together. An updated program schedule will be posted online by May 2, 2015, which will be the last day for the Kids Zone’s current babysitting format.  

Please contact or 614-688-8787 with any questions you may have regarding the change.

Join us for our Youth & Family FREE monthly programs.

These programs are exclusive to members. To register, please visit us in the Community Programs Office or call us at 614-688-8787.


Tennis Clinic (ages 5-12)

Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Jesse Owens West Tennis Center

Game, set, match! Learn what those words mean plus the basics of tennis at the Community Program’s FREE youth tennis clinic. The clinic will be located at Jesse Owens West with 16 spots available for youth in the campus area. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. We will be providing an intro to tennis, no prior experience necessary. Participants will be introduced to all of the basic techniques of tennis including the forehand, backhand, volley and serve, as well as have the chance to play some games in the process. All you need is a racquet and a willing attitude, so grab a racquet and we hope to see you on the court!?


Gymnastics Clinic (ages 3-12)

Saturday, April 25, 9-11 a.m., RPAC Multipurpose Room #1

Tumble your way through this two-hour long gymnastics clinic! The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of gymnastics and introduce basic skills such as tumbling, balancing and jumping for ages 3 and older. This clinic includes emphasis on motor skill development, body awareness, hand-eye coordination, structure and fun! Participants will enjoy interacting with other students and learn to how to use various gymnastics equipment including the balance beam, bar, barrel and trampoline. This class takes place in RPAC Multipurpose Room B20.


*Programs are exclusive to Recreational Sports members.  Members interested in participating must register in-person in the Community Programs office or by calling 614-688-8787. 

If you are interested in becoming a member you can learn more here.


Youth and Family Programs with Fees

Adapted Recreation – Offers one-on-one instruction in swimming and gymnastics for children with disabilities.

Aquatics/Learn-to-Swim – For infants through adults, our swimming program gives your child the opportunities to learn this important life skill.

Private Swim Lessons - Private and semi-private lessons for children through adults.

Camp Now & Then – School’s out but we’re not! We follow Columbus Public Schools calendar.

Football Saturdays l Scarlet & Gray – Attending the home game? Have your children play their own games with our staff while you enjoy the football game.

Introduction to Diving Lessons - Teaches diving safety and basic skills for beginners.

Parent's Night Out - Enjoy a night out on the town while we entertain your children! Drop your children off for exercise, fun, games, and dinner. 

School Break Camps – Have your child join us for a portion or all of their winter or spring break! We follow Ohio State and Columbus Public Schools calendars.

Summer l Camp Recky l Completed Grades K-8 - The best place to be in the summer! Enthusiastic and caring counselors provide summer excitement all over Ohio State campus for school age children and teens.