Youth


Youth Programming Categories:

Fitness/Athletics
P.A.L.S.
Art/Education/Nature
Moon Parks and Recreation Summer Playground Program

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.
Program Policy:  Program Policy

Program Waiver:  Program Waiver


FITNESS / ATHLETICS 


Bitty Ballet (Ages 2.5-5)
Dates:
Wednesdays, September 12 – October 17
            Wednesdays, November 7 – December 19; no class 11/21
Times: 5:15 – 5:55 p.m. (Level 1 / 2.5 – 3.5 years old)
             6:00 – 6:45 p.m. (Level 2 / 3.5 – 5 years old)
Location:  Robin Hill Center
Fee:  $80 residents; $85 non-residents
Bitty Ballet is a program designed for preschool age children as an introduction to dance.  Ballet is a wonderful stepping stone to encourage group participation, listening to an instructor and a true love of dance and movement.  Simple ballet positions and moves also encourage physical activity and controlled body movements in toddlers.

Public Swimming (All Ages - Moon Township Residents Only)
Dates: Starts Monday - Friday, September 10 throughout the school year
Time: 7:45p.m.-9:00p.m.
Location: Moon Area High Natatorium
Fees:  $3 Adults 18+; $2 Children 3-17; Children under 2 free
Registration: Just drop in and swim! 
Enjoy an evening at the pool.  Children under10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Lap swimming available.

Summer Mobile Playground  (Ages 5-12)
Dates: June 11 - August 16 (No program on July 4)
            Mondays - Amherst Acres Play Lot
            Tuesdays - Harvest Court/Harrow Hill Court Open Space  
            Wednesdays - Meade Drive Play Lot
            Thursdays -  Mooncrest Play Lot         
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: Free
Registration:  No Registration Required, Just Drop In!
A mobile recreation trailer will visit local neighborhood play lots at Amherst Acres, Meade Drive and Mooncrest, as well as the green space at the corner of Harvest Court and Harrow Hill Court to bring a variety of recreation opportunities to children ages 5-12.  Sign in and registration forms will be available at the site.  The mobile rec unit will be available for weekend block parties too.  Contact our office for more information.

Summer Pool Parties (Moon Residents Only)
Dates: June 11 – July 27
Times: Parties may be scheduled during open public swims from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
             Private parties may be scheduled after 7:00 p.m.
Fees: $100, for a 2-hour party; $125 for 3-hours;
          $50 security deposit
Location: Moon Area High School Pool
Enjoy a birthday swim party with friends and family at the Moon Area High School pool. Pool rental is available to Moon residents only. Call
412.262.1703 for more information or to book your time slot.

Summer Swim Lessons (Infants 2 and under with parent)
Dates: Saturdays, September 15 - November 3 - An updated schedule will be provided at the swim lessons as needed.
Time: Noon - 1:00p.m.
Fee:  $30 for the Session
Registration:  Register by Friday, September 14
Location:  Moon Area High School Natatorium
This program is designed to introduce children 2 and under to water, build water confidence, and teach water safety to parents and guardians.

Summer Swim Lessons - Adaptive
Location: 
Moon Area High School Natatorium
For more information, please contact Moon Parks and Recreation at 412-262-1703.

West Pittsburgh Youth Co-Ed Touch and Flag Rugby  (Ages 6-14)
Dates:
Mondays and Thursdays, June 11 - August 2
            Missing session for vacation is ok!
Time:  U11 Non-Contact Coed: 6-7p.m.
           U15 Non-Contact Coed: 6-7:30p.m.
Fee: $40 includes T-Shirt and all of the trainings.
Location: Discovery field at Moon Park
Coaching Staff:  Head Coach U15s - Todd Fabec - USA Rugby Level 300 Coach and Head Coach Moon Area Boys Rugby
Head Coach U11s and HS/MS - Rocky Nurss, USA Rugby Level 300 Coach and Head Coach Moon Area Girls Rugby
No Experience required!

Youth Flag Football  (Ages 4-14)
Dates: Saturdays, August 18, 25 & September 9 (skills and drills)
            Sundays, September 16 - October 28 (games)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fee:  $45 per player (t-shirt included)
Location:  Hyde Elementary
Registration:  Register by August 17
Kids will learn football fundamentals such as running, catching and throwing.  We’ll form teams and play some games.  Upper levels compete against other local programs.  Age groups as follows:  4-6, 7-8, 9-10,11-12,13-14.  Accepting registrations for girls-only teams (16 players needed).  Volunteer coaches needed.

Zumbini®  (Ages 0-4)
Dates:  Wednesdays,  September 5 - FREE Demo at 11:00a.m.
                                   September 26 – November 7 (8 weeks)
                                   November 14 – December 19 (6 weeks)
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Location:  Moon Township Municipal Building
Fee:  Free demo on September 5 at 11:00 a.m.!
        $95 per child w/parent (includes Zumbini Bundle); $60 each additional child (one Bundle per family), per 8-week session
        $80 per child w/parent (includes Zumbini Bundle); $45 each additional child (one Bundle per family), per 6-week session
Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning and fun!  There must be an adult for each child attending.



P.A.L.S. PROGRAM 

P.A.L.S. is a program Providing Assistance, Love and Support for children with special needs and their families.


P.A.L.S. Program (Ages 4-17)
Date: Fridays
Time: 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.
Fee: FREE
Location & Registration: Please contact the Moon Parks and Recreation Office for more information.
We invite kids with special needs as well as their family and friends to join us for movies, games, special events, and more!

P.A.L.S. Picnic (Ages 4-17)
Date: Saturday, September 29
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE
Location: Moon Park Falconi Pavilion
Register: By Friday, September 8
Kids and families are invited to enjoy food, games, giveaways and more.  
 
P.A.L.S.  Halloween Party (Ages 4-17)
Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE
Location: Robin Hill Center
Registration:  No Registration Required
Kids and families are welcome to have fun with music, crafts, food, drinks and more!  
 
P.A.L.S.  Friday Movie (Ages 4-17)
Date: Friday, November 9
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE
Location: Robin Hill Center
Registration:  No Registration Required
Kids 13 and older and their families will enjoy a free movie (to be determined) at Robin Hill.  Crafts, snacks and drinks will be available.  
 
P.A.L.S.  Christmas Party (Ages 4-17)
Date: Friday, December 14
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE
Register: By Monday, December 10
Lcoation: Robin Hill Center
Kids and their families will enjoy games, food and a visit from Santa! 


ART/EDUCATION/NATURE



Holiday Tea Party – Ages 5-12
Date:
Wednesday, December 12
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Robin Hill Center
Fee:  $10 residents; $15 non-residents
Enjoy holiday cookies, cocoa and crafts at our cozy holiday tea at Robin Hill Park.  Carols and candy are just a few of the fun things you can look forward to as we deck the halls with comfort and joy!  Everyone attending, adults and children, must be registered.

Mad Hatter Tea Party (Ages 5-12)
Date: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Robin Hill Center
Fee:  $10 residents; $15 non-residents
Don’t be late for this very important date!  Hop on down the rabbit hole to our lovely Mad Hatter Tea Party.  Enjoy some treats and solve some riddles between sips of tea.  We wish you all a very merry un-birthday!  Everyone attending, adults and children, must be registered.

Parent Conference/Election Day:  Double Feature Movie Day – Ages 5-12
Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: Program 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; early drop off at 7:00 a.m.; late pick up by 6:00 p.m. (included)
Location:  Robin Hill Center
Fee: $35 residents; $45 non-residents
Come on out for a matinee double feature at our “Robin Hill Cinema”!  Movie titles are to be determined.  In between movies, try your hand at some trivia, play a game of Bingo and visit the concession stand.  We will also have a program visit from the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens.  Come on down to the lobby and get yourself a treat!

Teacher In-Service Day: A Day at the Carnival – Ages 5-12
Date: Monday, October 8
Time: Program 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; early drop off at 7:00 a.m.; late pick up by 6:00 p.m. (included)
Location: Robin Hill
Fee:  $35 residents; $45 non-residents
STEP RIGHT UP!  Come one, come all to a spectacular day at the carnival on your day off school!  Try out some traditional carnival games, maybe learn how to juggle, enjoy some yummy treats and much more!

Safe Sitter® Babysitting & Safety (Grades 6-8)
Dates: Saturday, September 29
              Sunday, October 21
              Saturday, November 3
              Sunday, December 9
Time: 10:00am-4:30pm
Fee: $45 Moon residents, $55 non-residents
Location: Moon Township Municipal Building
Grades: 6th-8th
Instructor: Lisa Shaughnessy
Registration:  By September 28 for Saturday, September 29
              By October 19 for Sunday, October 21
              By November 2 for Saturday, November 3
              By December 17 for Sunday, December 9
Do you feel ready to stay home alone, watch your brothers and sisters while your parents are gone, or babysit for younger children? Then maybe it's time for Safe Sitter®. Safe Sitter® is for young teens in grades 6-8 who are ready to learn the skills they need to care for themselves and younger children.  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 or doing odd jobs for family, friends, or neighbors.
You'll have fun. You'll learn a lot. And at the end of the day, you can proudly say, "I am a Safe Sitter®!"


MOON PARKS AND RECREATION SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM


Moon Parks and Recreation Summer Playground Program (Ages 5-12)
* REGISTRATION FORM *
Dates:
Monday - Friday, June 11 - August 17 (no program July 4) - Sign up for the entire program or your choice of weeks.
Times:  9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with optional early drop off 7:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. and late pick up 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. included in the weekly fee
Fees:  
         
Registration Fee:  $25 one-time non-refundable fee per family - This fee is in addition to weekly registration fees.

          One Child:        2-3 Days    Residents $100 per week    Non-Residents - Add $15 per week
                                    4-5 Days    Residents $150 per week    Non-Residents - Add $15 per week
                                 
          Two Children:  2-3 Days     Residents $175 per week    Non-Residents - Add $15 per week
                                    4-5 Days     Residents $250 per week    Non-Residents - Add $15 per week
                                
          Each Additional Child after Two Children:  Additional $75 per week per child

          Safe Sitter Babysitting & Safety Program Add On:  See below for more information.

Location:  Falconi Pavilion at Moon Park
Register:  Register by Friday, June 1 - No online registration. Please mail or drop off REGISTRATION FORM with payment.

MP&R Summer Playground Program Description:  Program director Ms. Lisa with Moon Parks staff and volunteers lead a summer playground program that will provide recreation and fun to elementary age children.  Kids will experience arts & crafts, music, exercise, games, field trips, special events and more!  All campers will need to bring 2 snacks and lunch unless otherwise notified.  Each week will have a fun theme. 

Safe Sitter Babysitting & Safety Program Add On:   MP&R Summer Playground Program participants entering grades 6-7 can have this program added to one of their registered weeks for an additional $20.  Program Desription: Do you feel ready to stay home alone, watch your brothers and sisters while your parents are gone, or babysit for younger children? Then maybe it's time for Safe Sitter®.  Safe Sitter® also teaches life and business skills, so that you know how to be prepared, be responsible, and be considerate whether they are babysitting or doing odd jobs for family, friends, or neighbors.  You'll have fun. You'll learn a lot. And at the end of the day, you can proudly say, "I am a Safe Sitter®!" Please contact our office for more information.

Parent Meeting:  We welcome parents/guardians to attend our Parent Meeting on Wednesday, May 30th @ 6:00p.m. in the auditorium of the Moon Township Municipal Building. We will provide more information on our program, introduce our staff, and answer any questions you may have.

Week1 - Galaxy Far Far Away (June 11-15):
Episode I: A New Summer... A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a group of awesome kids got together and had more fun than a Wookie at a tree house party! From BB-8 bingo and lightsaber training to discovering Jedi mind tricks and puzzling C3PO back together again, don’t give in to the dark side, this IS the week of summer camp you are looking for…

Week 2 - STEAM Powered (June 18-22):
Science experiments, favorite Technologies, Engineering challenges, creative Arts, and making Math fun. That’s what makes this STEAM powered week so hot!

Week 3 - Jawsome Shark Week (June 25-29):
Fascinating? Frightening? Or just misunderstood? Let’s explore the depths of the mysterious and amazing animal that is the SHARK! Dive in and experience craft projects that will give ya a big toothy grin, games that would challenge the fastest Great White and show off your razor-sharp bingo and trivia skills.

Week 4 - Wonderful Wonderland (July 2-6 - No Program on July 4):
Wonder down the rabbit hole and join us for a very merry un-birthday week! Don’t be late for this very important date where we will be painting the roses red, playing some challenging games of croquet, and solve the mystery of who stole the tarts!

Week 5 - Pirates and Mermaids (July 9-13):
All hands hoay, for a week of pirate mischief and mermaid magic! Sail the high seas of summer fun when we will find out if X really marks the spot in our hunt for buried treasure and make our own collection of diglehoppers and a snarfblatts while we stay all day in the sun (with sunscreen, of course!).

Week 6 - Safari Adventures (July 16-20):
Let’s travel the jungles and amazing deserts of Africa through art, games, puzzles and more while we have an elephant sized amount of fun! We will have a ROARing good time and I’m not “lion”.

Week 7 - A Marvel-ous week (July 23-27):
Grab a sidekick and swing into a (Dr.) Strange and (Captian) Marvel-ous time when we make our own mjolnir (Thor’s hammer), test out some Iron Man technology, and mix up some tasty experiments in the lab (which may or may not give us superpowers). Is your spidey-sense tingling yet?

Week 8 - Western Days (July 30-August 3):
Quit horsing around and mosey your way on down to a week of wild west fun! Panning for gold, tossing horseshoes, and playing some rodeo games is just the start, there partner. So come on little doggies and gather round the campfire where every day will be a hootenanny.

Week 9 - Around the World in a Week (August 6-10):
Spend the week “traveling” around the world! Pick up your passport and “visit” some amazing countries. From Argentina to Zambia, we will explore the world through games, art, and stories. Play a game from Korea, have a snack from Japan, learn how to count in French and so much more!

Week 10 - Amazing Artists (August 13-17):
A week of printing, paste, drawing and doodling. Carve a week out of your schedule to POP in for a great time getting creative and crafty. Put your imagination to the test and try out all the art forms you want from paper to plays to poems to paint!