When I’m In Charge

Ages 8-11. The thought of leaving kids home alone can fill a parent with unease. How should they answer the phone? What if the doorbell rings? What about Internet safety? This course provides kids the training they need to respond to a variety of situations at times when direct parent supervision is unavailable. Participants role play personal safety scenarios and learn basic self care skills.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/7 Days: M Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $29.00 IDIn-district / $35.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19140 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/2 Days: Sa Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $29.00 IDIn-district / $35.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20185 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/6 Days: Sa Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $29.00 IDIn-district / $35.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20186 Online Registration: Register

Red Cross Babysitter Training

Grades 6-12. Babysitter’s Training: Recommended for those ages 11 to 15, this course is designed to help participants develop leadership skills, build their business, help keep themselves and others safe, help children learn how to behave, and learn basic child care and basic first aid. For more details visit RedCross.org

Location: Bob Keefer Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/29 Days: Sa Time: 9AM-5PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19577 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/19 Days: Sa Time: 10AM-4PM Price: $79.00 IDIn-district / $89.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20178 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/20 Days: Sa Time: 10AM-4PM Price: $79.00 IDIn-district / $89.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20177 Online Registration: Register

Paddle in the Pool: Paddle, Roll & Rescue Basics

Ages 12+. How do you get that boat to go where you want it to? What do you do if it tips over? Join us in the pool for instruction on basic paddle strokes and self-rescue practice. Northwest Canoe Tour will have SUPs, kayaks and canoes at Willamalane Park Swim Center for you to experiment with. Try out a new water craft and take home a few new skills. Register in advance; no drop-ins.

Location: Willamalane Park Swim Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/2 Days: Sa Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20598 Online Registration: Register

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike

Ages 8+. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and let the light of the moon guide you on this 3-mile round-trip tour of scenic views and snowy wilderness at Gold Lake (snow conditions permitting). For beginning and moderate skill levels; some elevation changes. Children ages 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will also attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss clothing, equipment and technique. Please bring your food and water. Space is limited.

Location: Meet at Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/16 Days: Sa Time: 4:30PM-10PM Price: $46.00 IDIn-district / $57.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20542 Online Registration: Register

Cross Country Skiing for Beginners

Ages 8+. Designed for beginning skiers, this trip includes pre-trip information and day-of instruction and guidance as you navigate some of the 20km of groomed trails around Willamette Pass Ski Area.

Children ages 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will also attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss clothing, equipment and technique. Participants need to wear sturdy boots and bring skis and poles, which can be rented at local outdoor outfitters. Space is limited. Leave from Bob Keefer Center.

Location: Meet at Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/3 Days: Su Time: 8AM-4PM Price: $49.00 IDIn-district / $61.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20541 Online Registration: Register

Feeling Knotty? Knot Tying for the Beginner

Ages 8+. In this fun hands on class you will learn the basics on knot tying and how a properly tied knot can secure your gear and ensure your personal safety. We’ll demonstrate and try a variety of knots. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/28 Days: Th Time: 6PM-7PM Price: $6.00 IDIn-district / $8.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20545 Online Registration: Register

Learn to Fish for Trout

Ages  8+. Just in time for a local free fishing weekend! Learn basic fishing techniques to use in Oregon’s beautiful lakes, rivers and streams. Learn how to interpret regulations, determine what equipment you need, tie a few knots and explore basic tackle options. Presented by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Angler Education Volunteers. Kids under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/27 Days: Sa Time: 10AM-1PM Price: $4.00 IDIn-district / $6.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20683 Online Registration: Register

StarGuard Lifeguard Certification class

Ages 16+. The StarGuard Lifeguard Certification is an internationally recognized lifeguard curriculum that takes an experiential approach to learning. This course focuses on essential lifeguard rescues, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First-aid for the Professional Rescuer, and emergency oxygen administration. Visit Starguard’s website to learn more about StarGuard certification.

Location: WPSC and Splash! at Lively Park
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/22 Days: Su F Sa Time: 4PM-8PM Price: $140 Class #: 20394 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/26 Days: Su F Sa Time: 4PM-8PM Price: $140 Class #: 20395 Online Registration: Register

Starfish Swimming Instructor Certification Course

Ages 15+. The Starfish Swimming Certification is an internationally recognized swim instructor training curriculum that takes an experiential approach to learning. This course will focus on the curriculum for the Starfish Swim and Stroke School program. You will learn teaching skills, stroke progression, and safety training methods to give you the tools to succeed as a swim instructor.

Location: WPSC and Splash! at Lively Park
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/12-4/15 Days: Su M F Sa Time: 9AM-6PM Price: $125 Class #: 20396 Online Registration: Register

Starfish Swimming Instructor Certification Course

Ages 15+. The Starfish Swimming Certification is an internationally recognized swim instructor training curriculum that takes an experiential approach to learning. This course will focus on the curriculum for the Starfish Swim and Stroke School program. You will learn teaching skills, stroke progression, and safety training methods to give you the tools to succeed as a swim instructor.

Location: WPSC and Splash! at Lively Park
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/12-4/15 Days: Su M F Sa Time: 9AM-6PM Price: $125 Class #: 20396 Online Registration: Register

Share a Smile with Rock Painting

All ages. Find joy, relaxation and inspiration by painting and hiding rocks, the latest outdoor adventure craze! Express yourself by painting lovely and positive images on stones. Learn about the right paints and sealers to make your creations weatherproof. Find places to hide them at Dorris Ranch, where they’ll make someone else’s day. Then, discover places where you might find others. All materials included. Learn more about rock painting in Springfield on the instructor’s blog.

Location: Barn at Dorris Ranch
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/16 Days: Sa Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $12.00 IDIn-district / $15.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20597 Online Registration: Register

Basic Circuit Building

Age 14+. Learn how to read a diagram to build a circuit. This class explains the ABCs behind simple electrical circuits. By the end of the class, each student will have built a working circuit. Doug Weiss has taught electronics for the last 20 years and is offering classes for basic to intermediate skill levels. Some classes require an additional supply fee due to the instructor on the day of class. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/5 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.01 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20273 Online Registration: Register

Basic Soldering Skills

Ages 14+. Learn how to make reliable solder joints. This is a hands on class where each student will have the opportunity to assemble and solder together a premade electronic hobby kit. $15 project kit fee paid directly to instructor on the first day of class. Instructor: Doug Weiss. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/5 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20275 Online Registration: Register

Advanced Soldering Skills

Ages 14+. Learn how to build a customized circuit board. In this class, the student will be given a schematic and they will use their soldering skills to build a working circuit without the use of a hobby kit. By the end of the class, the student will have used a perforated prototyping board (solderable), wires and electrical components to have built a working circuit. $15 project kit fee paid directly to instructor on the first day of class. Prerequisite: Basic Soldering Skills, Basic Circuit Building. Instructor: Doug Weiss. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/12 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20274 Online Registration: Register

Arduino for the Hobbyist: Level 2

Ages 14+. This class will continue exploring software and hardware Arduino applications. A thermistor temperature sensor will be introduced as an analog input device that will control a cooling fan based on the room’s temperature. Prerequisite: Arduino For The Hobbyist-1 Note: Bring your laptop (with a USB port) computer to this class! You will be required to download and install the Arduino software from the www.arduino.cc web site.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/9 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20277 Online Registration: Register

Sideline Cheer

Grades 6-8. Give me a C-H-E-E-R! Our Sideline Cheer team is looking for enthusiastic, energetic students to get the crowd pumped and pepped at all our middle school basketball games. If you have the right ‘tude, join our squad!

New cheer participants must pay $60 spirit gear fee at the first practice. The same spirit gear is used fall-to-fall for junior cheer and sideline cheer. Class does not meet on no-school days. No cheer 12/24, 12/26, 12/31, 1/, 1/7, 1/21.

Location: Thurston Middle School
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/3-1/30 Days: M W Time: 3:30-5PM Price: $65 IDIn-district / $79 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20652 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/11-4/3 Days: M W Time: 3:30-5PM Price: $65 IDIn-district / $79 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20653 Online Registration: Register

Thurston After School Academy

Academy has begun, but it isn’t too late to sign up! Register today.

Grades 6-8. More than just an after-school program, Thurston After School Academy offers intentional academic support that encourages academic growth by encouraging every kid to explore their potential. With custom-tailored support, we are able to challenge kids who seek to broaden their academic horizons, while engaging youth that need a daily check-in. One-on-one mentoring allows kids to have a guide on the side who helps them to set goals, organize work and even receive tutoring sessions. We will also provide student-led recreational learning opportunities that allow children to explore art and STEM topics of their choosing.

Try us out for just one month or register for several months at a time. Academy is $49 per month.

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Location: Thurston Middle School
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Daily Days: M-Th Time: 3PM-5PM Price: $49 Class #: N/A Online Registration: Register

ODTI Driver’s Education

This Oregon Department of Transportation-approved program consists of 33 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, six hours of observation in the vehicle and two hours of parent education. Parents must attend the first class. Register now at: Oregondrivertraining.com. For questions call: 541-342-4339.

$350 for ages 15-17/$560 for ages 18+

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Location: Bob Keefer Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/12-3/23 Days: Sa Time: 10am-1pm Price: $350 for ages 15-17/$560 for ages 18+ Class #: Call (541) 342-4339 to Register Online Registration: 541-736-4544
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/6-6/15 Days: Sa Time: 10am-1pm Price: $350 for ages 15-17/$560 for ages 18+ Class #: Call (541) 342-4339 to Register Online Registration: 541-736-4544