Youth Programs

Flag Football Program 2021

Program Categories:

Fitness/Athletics    Art/Education/Nature   


  • Sign up in person at the Parks and Recreation office.
  • Online registration is open here. NEW!  RecDesk Registration System - Moon Parks and Recreation is now using RecDesk recreation management software (effective November 1, 2022) for program registrations. Please call the park office with any questions: 412-262-1703.  
  • 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
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.



Youth CO-ED Basketball Clinic
(Ages 8-14)

Join our CO-ED basketball clinic led by volunteer coaches! Develop your skills in passing, dribbling, shooting, and defense. Thursdays at Moon Park basketball courts at assigned time. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your game - sign up now!

Dates: Thursdays, June 8th-June 22nd
Times:    Ages 8-9 (5:30-6 PM)
               Ages 10-11 (6:15-6:45 PM)
               Ages 12-14 (7-7:30 PM)
Fee: $10 Moon Resident/ $15 Non-Resident
Location: Moon Park- Basketball Courts

Youth Tennis Lessons
Our tennis lessons are in full swing! Whether your child is picking up a racquet for the first time or just looking to further develop their racket skills, our classes are perfect for you! 

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.

Dates: June 3-June 24 (Saturdays)
          July 8-July 29 (Saturdays)
Fee: $50 (Resident)/session
       $60 (Non-resident)/session
Location: Moon Park Tennis Courts (court 1 & 2)
Timeslots/Age groups: 9-10am (Red Ball, Ages 5-7)
                                  10-11am (Orange Ball, Ages 8-10)
                                  11am-Noon (Green Ball, Ages 11-14)

2023 Moon Parks Summer Camp 

** All dates, times, fees, themes, and registration procedures are subject to change. **


Registration information: 

Registration will be open for NEW campers on Monday April 3, 8:30am at Moon Park office (1350 Joe Denardo Way, Mooon Township)

THERE IS NO ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM -Registration form for new campers will be posted here on Friday March 31st. We will take forms in-person at the Moon Park office on Monday April 3rd, starting at 8:30am. We will tkae in-person registrations first and then we will process any emailed registration forms. Please be aware, space is VERY LIMITED. We will have waiting lists for all weeks that fill.

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, field trips and more! Waitlists will be available as program weeks fill. Space is limited. Children will need to bring two snacks and a lunch each day unless otherwise notified. Visit for registration information once it is available or call the Moon Park office at 412.262.1703 Ext 403 with any questions. Email with questions.

2023 Moon Parks and Recreation Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 5- August 11(10-weeks) -No camp July 3-5
Time: Program 8 AM-5 PM
Fee: $180 per week (Moon resident)/$185 per week non-resident. July Mini Week $75/$80 -Sibling discounts available
Location: Moon Park- Brewer Pavilion
  • Week 1 June 5-9           Going Buggy           -Program visits from Iceman Reptiles and Allegheny County Parks -FULL
  • Week 2 June 12-16       Science Lab            -Field trip to Carnegie Science Center & visit from Steel City Pediatric Dentistry-FULL
  • Week 3 June 19-23       A Week of Holidays -Fun visits with some holiday friends -FULL
  • Week 4 June 26-30      Jurassic Camp         -Field Trip to Carnegie Museum of Natural History -FULL
  • Week 5 July 6 & 7         Camp Kindness        -Musical assembly with Josh & Gab! *MINI WEEK* 
  • Week 6 July 10-14        Color Craze             -Field Trip to Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium -FULL
  • Week 7 July 17-21        Gaming IRL              -Field Trip to Washington Wildthings game - One spot open! Email today!
  • Week 8 July 24-28        Art-Rageous!           -Program with artist, Joe Wos & visit from Raccoon Creek State Park Rangers -FULL
  • Week 9 July 31- Aug 4  Medieval Times        -Performance by Gemini Theater -FULL
  • Week 10 Aug 7-11       Tropical Vibes          -Field Trip to National Aviary- FULL

Now accepting applications and resumes for our Summer Recreation Leaders (18+)!
The full job description can be found here and the township application can be found here
PA clearances required. CPR/First Aid certification and/or education and experience working with children a plus. 
For internship questions, please contact


Mad Science Summer Camp and Flash Camps -Registration now open!

Brixology: Creatures vs. Machines -Flash Camp!
Date: Monday July 3
Time: 9am-Noon
Fee: $40 Moon resident/$45 non-resident
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom
Instructor: Mad Science
In Brixology, student will use unique Mad Science desgined LEGO kits to build an engineering themed project. They will use critical thinking, cooperation, and creative problem solving to test and improve their creations. 

Science of Toys -Flash Camp!
Date: Wednesday July 5
Time: 9am-Noon
Fee: $40 Moon residents/$45 non-residents
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom
Instructor: Mad Science
In Science of Toys, children test, play and ponder over what makes toys work. They spin into action with kinetic toys. Children balance toy bugs and birds to reveal their centers of gravity. They learn that opposites attract with magnetic toys and then take a turn at creating a gear train. 

Secret Agent Lab (Morning Session)
Dates: Mon-Fri Aug 14-18
Time: 9am-Noon
Fee: $140 Moon residents/$145 non-residents
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom
Instructor: Mad Science
Develop your special agent  and detective skills in the super hands-on program! Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Sharpen your secret agent skills and discover how chemistry and the science of forensics can come to the aid of a secret agent. Identify and collect evidence -from fingerprints to tracks to trash! Secret agents-in-training will use science and awesome technological tools to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects in this investigation into the science of sleuthing. 

Red Hot Robots (Afternoon Session)
Dates Mon-Fri Aug 14-18
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Fee: $170 Moon residents/$175 non-residents
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom
Instructor: Mad Science
Join us for a week of fun with amazing robots! In this full week of half-days, learn about the uses of robots in our world and spen time experimenting with super cool red-hot robots. Experiement with sound sensing robots, line-tracking robots, amphibious robots and robots that can even play soccer! Dicover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home with you!


NEW! -Little Medical School -Dog Veterinarian Mini Camp (Ages 5-10)

Dates: July 3 & 5
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Fee: $95 Moon Residents/$100 non-residents
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom
Instructor: Little Medical School of Greater Pittsburgh
After “adopting” their very own plush puppy, campers will role-play the key responsibilities of a veterinarian, including how to properly perform a nose-to-tail exam. These future veterinarians will learn how to sew stitches, remove ticks, make healthy treats, and vaccinate their dog. 



Art in the Park (Ages 5-12)
Date: Wednesdays March 1-29 (no class 3/22) -Making it Rain (and other ways to show weather in your art)
                            April 5-26 -Into the Woods (exploring ways to create trees and forests)
                            May 3-24 -The Power of Flowers (the importance of flowers in art over the years)
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Fee: March/April/May 4 week sessions $50/$55
Location: March-May at Moon Park Office Classroom
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 March 11 (St. Pats Day)
                       April 29 (Eco Crafting)
                       May 13 (Spring has Sprung!)
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Fee: $20 Moon Residents/$25 non-residents
Location: March-May at Moon Park Office Classroom
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. 

Nature Explorers (Ages 5-12)
Date:  Mondays March 6-27 (no class 3/20) -The Search for Spring (looking for the first signs of spring)
                        April 3-24 (no class 4/10) -Woods for Wildlife (learning about our new Community Wildlife Habitat project)
                        May 1-15 -Pollination Station (Who are the pollinators and what makes a good pollinator garden?)
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Fee: March/April/May 3 week sessions $30/$35
Location: March-May at Moon Park Office Classroom
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.

Safe@Home by Safe Sitter (Grades 4-6)
Date options: Saturday March 11 11-12:30 pm
                    Tueday May 16 3:30-5:00pm
Fee: $25 Moon residents, $30 non-residents
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom
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: Thursday April 6 10am-4:30 pm
                     Tuesday April 11 9am-3:30pm
Fee: $45 Moon residents, $50 non-residents
Location: Moon Park Office Classroom
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 or doing odd jobs for family, friends, or neighbors.

Little Sprouts Nature Play Group (Ages 3-5 w/adult)
Dates: Last Monday of every month!
          Mar 27, April 24 and May 22 (adjusted for Memorial Day)
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $5 per child, per date- must be registered
Location: Robin Hill Park (949 Thorn Run Road)-Carriage House
Introducing a new program with Moon Parks and Recreation!
Join us for a small once a month PreK playgroup!
Program is nature based and will offer many enriching activities for your little one. Program is open for ages 3-5 with parent. Space is limited.

For Homeschool, Scouts, and Pre-K Programs

Contact Ms. Lisa at or call 412-262-1703 ext 403 to discuss personalized private programming options. 
Ms. Lisa can offer customized nature, art, crafting, nature walks, Safe Sitter programs and more!