School’s out for summer! With nearly two months off, it’s a great time to get your kids into a new sport or help them train for what they love to do already. We’ve created a handy list of local recreation departments, highlighting one class that caught our eye, then listing a few others where your kids can find fun in the sun.
Incline Village Parks and Recreation
SHOTOKAN KARATE — Tue/Thu, 7:10 to 8:40 p.m.
Gregg Henrikson offers this all-ages class for everyone interested in the practice of self-defense — learning improved physical and mental health, self-discipline, and self-confidence.
Also check out: middle school volleyball, swim lessons, day camps, TK basketball camps, and tennis clinics and camps. Info: yourtahoeplace.com
Kings Beach Boys and Girls Club
SUMMER SPECIALTY CAMPS: Flow Arts — June 25 to 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Children in grades two to six can get artistic through dance and movement with Tahoe Flow Arts Studio’s instructors. Includes a trip to the studio for aerial skills.
Also check out: other summer specialty camps including “Chain Seekers” disc golf, soccer, cheerleading, dance, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and sailing. Plus, there are summer day camps for all ages. Info: bgcnlt.org
Tahoe City Public Utility District
TAHOE COMMUNITY SAILING PROGRAM: Sailing class — Sessions vary
It’s time to hit the open water and learn to sail across Lake Tahoe. The program aims to develop solid sailing skills, with an emphasis on safety, fun, and teamwork. Courses are offered for novice, intermediate, and advanced students 8 years old and up.
Also check out: Camp Skylandia day camp, youth golf clinics, Explorers Adventure Camp, paddle boarding clinic, Aquanauts water exploration, and Lake Tahoe Adventures sailing program. Info: tahoecitypud.com
Truckee Bike Park
NEXT LEVEL BIKE SKILLZ — Tue/Thu, 4 p.m.
Whether your child is just getting into riding or wants to fine-tune some skills with certified coaches, this program groups riders by ability and teaches the fundamentals of pumping, jumping, turning, and dropping. Info: truckeebikepark.org
Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District
GOLF CAMP FOR KIDS —Sessions vary
Taught by Angelo Tenorio, these clinics for ages 6 to 15 are designed to help the youth beginner golfer, and will progress through the golf swing, putting, short game, and rules and etiquette.
Also check out: Day camps — Camp Trudaca, Adventure Camp, and Camp RAD. Swim program offerings — summer swim camp, summer swim team, Mermaid University, and Flips, Dives ‘n Dunks; sports camps and clinics — tennis, soccer, baseball, volleyball, softball, basketball, and Ultimate Frisbee. Info: tdrpd.org