Youth Programs

Flag Football Program 2021
 


Program Categories:


Fitness/Athletics    Art/Education/Nature   


Register:

  • Call the Parks and Recreation office at 412-262-1703 to pay with credit card.
  • Send in a check to our mailing address with the participants name, date of birth, address, phone and e-mail. You will not be officially registered in the class until you receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • If interested in teaching a class with Moon Parks and Recreation, please fill out a proposal and submit to info@moonparks.org
Program Policy:  Program Policy

Program Waiver:  Program Waiver

 

Per national, state and county health departments, masks recommended but are optional at all indoor youth programs, classes, and events.


 

FITNESS/ATHLETICS  


Family Lunar Loop Walk (Ages 5-12 and their families)
Date: Sunday May 15, 2022
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Fee: $5 per child Moon residents/$8 non-residents- Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Location: Meet at Moon Park Office Classroom (downstairs)
Instructor: Lisa Shaughnessy and Moon Park Staff

Join Ms. Lisa and staff for a walk around the completed Lunar Loop in Moon Park. We will meet at the Moon Park office and walk the full loop that totals to a little over 3 miles. Everyone should dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and wear walking shoes. Children will receive a goodie bag and snack at the end of the walk. All children need to be registered and accompanied by at least one adult. If bad weather is expected closer to the date, we will reschedule.

Youth Tennis Lessons: Red Ball (ages 5-6)
Session 1: June 4th-June 25th (4 weeks)
Session 2:  July 9th-July 30th (4 weeks)
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9am-10am
Fee: $45 (resident)/ $50 (non-resident) per session

Learning Tennis for 5–6 year-olds. We have sized the game for kids. Smaller rackets, smaller courts, slower moving & lower bouncing balls allow kids to learn the game correctly and with the most fun. We show the kids the basics and get them rallying back & forth in the quickest & most fun format possible.

By running clinics on a 36 foot court we can run multiple ages on separate courts at the same time. Bring your own racket. Instructor Mike Lucente will lead the program.


Youth Tennis Lessons: Orange Ball (ages 7-12)
Session 1: June 4th-June 25th (4 weeks)
Session 2: July 9th-July 30th (4 weeks)
Day/Time: Saturdays, 10am-11am
Fee: $45 (resident)/ $50 (non-resident) per session
 
Beginner Tennis for 7-12 year-olds. We have sized the game for kids. Smaller rackets, smaller courts, slower-moving & lower bouncing balls allow kids to learn the game correctly and with the most fun. We show the kids the basics and get them rallying back & forth in the quickest & most fun format possible.

By running clinics on a 60 foot court we can run multiple ages on separate courts at the same time. Bring your own racket. Instructor Mike Lucente will lead the program.


Youth Basketball Clinic (ages 8-14)
Dates: June 13th, 14th & 16th
Location: Moon Park Basketball Courts
Fee: $10
        Ages 8-9: 5:30-6:00pm (each day)
        Ages 10-11: 6:15-6:45pm (each day)
        Ages 12-14: 7:00-7:30pm (each day)

This is a CO-ED clinic where volunteer coaches will lead participants through various drills, focusing on the fundamentals of passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. Participants will meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at their assigned timeslot. The clinic will take place at the Moon Park basketball courts.

Volunteers needed! If interested, contact Tre Fowler at tfowler@moontwp.us or 412-262-1703 x406 for more info. Lesson plans can be provided.




Summer Camps

2022 Moon Parks and Recreation Summer Camp (Ages 5-12) -Now Hiring Summer Recreation Leaders (18+)! Application
All dates, times, fees and registration procedures are subject to change.
Space will be extremely limited.  There is no online registration for this program.

Registration forms have been emailed to returning campers and program participants who are eligible to submit forms now. Forms are posted on the links below for new campers but at this time, there may be very little space left to register new campers, if at all. As you are welcome to drop off registration forms in person, we are not holding scheduled morning registrations. You are welcome to email forms to info@moonparks.org and kids will be added to our waitlists. 

Summer Camp Registraton Form


Summer Camp Parent Handbook

Dates: Monday-Friday June 6 to Aug 12, 2022 (10 weeks) -No camp July 4 & 5
Time: 8am-5pm
Fee: One child $175 per week, 2nd and 3rd child discounts. At least one half of total summer fees due at the time of registration and balance due by June 1st.  Short week of July 6-8, adjusted fee $105 per child.
Location: Moon Park- Brewer Pavilion

Moon Parks and Recreation’s summer program provides recreation to elementary age children ages 5-12. Summer camp will provide arts & crafts, exercise, games, some lunches/snacks, special events and more! Waitlist will be available as program weeks fill.
Children will need to bring two snacks and a bag lunch each day, unless otherwise notified. Masks are now options indoors and outdoors except for a few specific program presentations where they are required. 

Weekly Themes: **UPDATE 5/16** Most weeks are full but we will be adding from the waiting lists if there are any cancellations. 
Week 1 June 6-10: Green Thumb Gang *Full
Week 2 June 13-17: Around the World in a Week *Full
Week 3 June 20-24: Superheroes *10 spots open
Week 4 June 27-July 1: Out of this World *Full
Week 5 (short week) July 6-8: Christmas in July *Full
Week 6 July 11-15: Under the Sea *Full
Week 7 July 18-22: Team Spirit *Full
Week 8 July 25-29: Barnyard Bash *Full
Week 9 August 1-5: Halloween in August *1 spot open
Week 10 August 8-12: Beach Party
*Full

Mad Science Yuckology Summer Camp (Ages 5-10)
Date:
Mon-Fri August 15-19
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Fee: $140 Moon residents/$145 non-residents
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom
Instructor: Mad Science of Pittsburgh
Miss Manners might not approve but your child definitely will! Yuckology Camp is a week of learning about our gross bodily functions. Learn about burping, boogers, excrement, gas, saliva, germs and investigate brains, cells, hearts, organs and blood.
 

Snapology Planes, Trains and Autos Summer Camp (Ages 5-10)
Date: Mon-Fri August 15-19
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Fee: $155 Moon residents/$160 non-residents
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom
Instructor: Snapology Pittsburgh
In Snapology’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles program, children will explore the world of transportation. Students will build models of their favorite forms of transportation as they learn about energy, wheels and axles, air resistance, and more.

Lunch Hour Fun Hour- Open to kids attending Mad Science and/or Snapology camps during the week of Aug 15-19
Date:
Mon-Fri August 15-19
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Fee: $10 per child
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom/Brewer Pavilion
Instructor: Moon Parks Staff
Moon Parks and Recreation is happy to offer a Lunch Hour Fun Hour for kids attending the Mad Science and/or Snapology summer camps at Moon Park on Aug 15-19.Please note, this is only for kids attending these camps!
Kids should bring a bag lunch and Moon Parks staff will provide supervision, a treat, and some fun activities for the hour between camps.

ART/EDUCATION/NATURE  
  

 

Art in the Park (Ages 5-12)
Date:        Will return in the Fall of 2022!
Time:        TBD
Fee:          TBD
Location:  Moon Park Office Classroom (downstairs)
Instructor: Lisa Shaughnessy and Moon Park Staff
Join Ms. Lisa for some adventures into art! We will explore many different mediums from drawing to painting, from collage to sculpture. We will be learning about artists from the past and letting them inspire us while creating original works of our own.  Fee includes all materials.

Crafter-noons! (Ages 5-12)
Date:         Saturday May 7 (Mother's Day Gifts)
Time:         1:30-3:30pm
Fee:           $20 Moon Residents/$25 non-residents
Location:   Moon Park Office Classroom (downstairs)
Instructor: Lisa Shaughnessy and Moon Park Staff
Let’s get crafty with a few friends! Join Ms. Lisa for some seasonal craft projects. Each workshop will feature at least 3 crafts that kids will take home. November will be a feast of fun, December will be holly jolly, January we will go Cocoa Crazy and February will be a lovely Valentine time. 

Nature Explorers (Ages 5-12)
Date:          Will return in the fall of 2022!
Time:          TBD
Fee:            TBD
Location:   Moon Park Office Classroom (downstairs)
Instructor: Lisa Shaughnessy and Moon Park Staff
Spend some time in the park and explore all that nature has to offer. Educationally enriching activities focusing on science and nature will be combined with trail hikes, visits to Nelson Pond and so much more.

Mad Science Flash Camps (Ages 5-10)
Time:        4:30-6:00pm
Fee:          $25 Moon Residents/$30 non-residents- Per Flash Camp. 
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom (downstairs)


Junior Reactors Wednesday May 18th
Junior Reactors introduces students to the concepts of atoms and reactions. A demonstration of the differences between physical and chemical reactions is followed by a hands-on series of experiments. The relative size of an atom is introduced in a cutting edge race as the children try to reduce a strip of paper down to its atomic size.



Snapology Spring Programs (Ages 5-12)
Time:        4:30-6:00pm
Fee:          $25 Moon Residents/$30 non-residents, per program date
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom (downstairs)


Science of Superpowers- May 26
In Snapology's Science of Superpowers program, children will learn about the science behind their favorite heroes' powers. Students will learn about gravity, aerodynamics, forces, motion, and much more as they learn about flight, super villain fights, and superhero vehicles.



Safe@Home by Safe Sitter (Grades 4-6)
Date options:   Tuesday May 17 3:00-4:30      
Fee:                $25 Moon residents, $35 non-residents
Location:       Moon Park Office Classroom (downstairs)
Safe@Home by Safe Sitter® is a program designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. Safe@Home is a 90-minute program that teaches students how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

Safe Sitter Essentials (Grades 6-8)
Date options: More dates TBA!
Fee: $45 Moon residents, $50 non-residents
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom (downstairs)
Safe Sitter® Essentials is a 1 day program designed for students in grades 6-8 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. In addition, Safe Sitter® teaches young teens life and business skills, so that they know how to be prepared, be responsible, and be considerate whether they are babysitting o
r doing odd jobs for family, friends, or neighbors.  The majority of this instructor led class will be hands free with numerous skill demonstrations and videos to compliment the class curriculum. This class will not include CPR skills.