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Contact Information

Phone
(530) 757-5626
(530) 758-0204 FAX
(530) 757-5666 TDD
Email
csweb@cityofdavis.org

Office Address
23 Russell Boulevard
Davis, CA 95616

Office Hours
Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Special Interest Classes

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For information on preschool, youth and adult special interest classes, scroll through the page or click on the links provided below and you will be directed to more detailed information for appropriate age related classes. Also be sure to check the current Recreation Schedule for more class offerings.

Preschool and Youth Special Interest Classes

Exciting classes for preschool children that are sure to tantalize their imaginations! These classes are especially designed to enhance your child’s development, expand their horizons and give them tons of enjoyment.

Creative Playtime

Creative Playtime includes innovative activities such as arts and crafts, music, developmental play as well as outdoor play and field trips. The instructor is Jeanne Lupien. Parent participation is required in each class. Ages 1.5 – 3 years.

Beyond the Crayon Box

Preschool artists and their parents explore various drawing, painting, collage and modeling media. Children create both open–ended and structured projects while using artists' tools such as scissors and brushes. Each week there is a featured special project. Parents will gain inspiration from at–home, follow–up activities intended to enhance their children's natural creative tendencies. Instructor is Jeanne Lupien. Ages 20 months  – 3 years.

Mini Melody Makers

Musical playtime for children and their parents. Children will be exposed to a variety of music and musical instruments while enjoying a relaxing open playtime. Other fun activities, such as playing with sound, musical crafts and circle time with singing and movement will be included. Jeanne Lupien is the instructor for this class. Parent participation is required. Ages 18 months – 3 years.

Youth Special Interest Classes

These classes are especially designed to enhance your child’s development, expand their horizons and give them tons of enjoyment.  

Kids in the Kitchen

Ready for a high-flying adventure? Charter a course in Kids in the Kitchen this summer and let's get cooking! Cutting, pouring, mixing, mashing - once you get the hang of it, the sky is the limit for the delicious dishes you can create. Navigate your way through the fall days and find everything you'll need to know to cook like a pro, including how to read recipes, measure accurately, and practice food safety. Kids in the Kitchen is waiting for your participation to have good times with great food - made by you! Ages 7 – 12 years.

LEGO Engineering

Play-Well TEKnologies offers programs that teach children about engineering using the LEGO® building system. We strive to build problem-solving skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression, foster an appreciation of how things work, and encourage inquisitiveness, self-reliance, and self-confidence in children. We do this in the context of fun-filled engineering and architectural projects, taught by trained, enthusiastic instructors!

Mini Horse Camp

Students not only learn how to ride, they also receive beginning instruction in horse behavior, grooming, and care of equipment. Camp takes place at Sterling Riding Academy (County Road 102). Parents can see their kids in action on the last day during a mini-horse show! This camp is for beginning riders. For more information, including directions, please visit http://sterlingridingacademy.com. Ages 7 – 12 years.

Babysitter Training

Want to be the best babysitter on the block? The purpose of this course it to provide participants with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. Students will learn and practice child and infant CPR, rescue breathing, choking rescue, preventing disease transmission, and first aid. This course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays, and lively discussions. Participants must be at least 11 years old by the last day of the course and will receive Babysitter training, Child/Infant CPR and First Aid certifications. Ages 11 – 15 years.

 

Adult Special Interest Classes

A wide variety of classes for adults 18 and over are available including fitness classes, dance, CPR & First Aid, more!

A full list of currently available classes may be found in the Recreation Schedule.

Fitness Flex Pass - Increase your FLEXibility!

The Fitness Flex Pass allows health and fitness participants to pick and choose which classes and dates work best for their schedule. The Flex Pass is available for purchase online, at the Davis Senior Center, or at Parks and Community Services in City Hall.

To purchase your Flex Pass Punch Card online:

  • Visit us online
  • Click on the fourth tab at the top “Flex Pass and Snack Bar Punch Cards”
  • In the drop down “Type” Select “Fitness Flex Pass” and click “Search”
  • Select which pass you would like: 5, 10 or 20 (resident or non-resident)
  • Don’t forget to print your pass! Enjoy!

Each Fitness Flex Pass entitles you to 1 class for $10, 5 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80 or 20 classes for $150 (non-resident fees apply).

You must bring your Fitness Flex Pass with you to class. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class start time to have your Flex Pass punched by staff.

The following health and fitness classes require a Fitness Flex Pass to participate. Advanced registration is not accepted.

  • AM Aerobics
  • PM Aerobics
  • Sunrise Step, Tone, and Stretch
  • AM Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga Meditation

Prices subject to change annually. Classes are subject to change and/or cancellation based on attendance and instructor availability. The "Satisfaction Guaranteed" policy does not apply to the Fitness Flex Pass.

Special Interest Instructors Wanted!

Parks and Community Services is always looking for energetic and qualified instructors to teach a variety of youth and adult  classes. Class hours are flexible and it is a great way to earn extra money while sharing your hobbies, interests and expertise with others in the community.

A special interest class instructor is expected to provide high quality instruction for the participants in the class or workshop. Specific responsibilities include: providing the information for publicity releases, developing and submitting lesson plans or class outlines, keeping track of class enrollment and participant rosters, notifying the appropriate supervisor if any changes occur in the class schedule content or the instructor’s ability to conduct the class, and  performing assigned duties independently with minimal supervision.

If you’re interested in becoming a Special Interest Class Instructor, please email Parks and Community Services.

Download a copy of the Special Interest Class Proposal packet:

    Submit completed applications & proposal forms to:
    Parks and Community Services
    Attn: Special Interest Classes
    23 Russell Boulevard
    Davis, CA 95616