Upcoming Salida Recreation Events and Classes for July 2017

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION FOR JULY AND AUGUST! For the months July and August we will be offering our Raft & Swim discount. Bring in your receipt within 1 week of a guided raft trip with ANY Arkansas Valley raft company for $2 off adult/$1 off regular youth daily admission.

JULY IS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH! Salida Recreation is celebrating Parks and Recreation Month in July! Join us for FREE drop-in “Learn to Play” Socials three Tuesdays in July at Centennial Park from 6-7pm. We’ll bring the games and treats and you bring your friends and family for a fun evening in the park. We have already had one exciting night at the park learning to play pickleball. Two more chances to join the fun - July 18 we will play Volleyball and July 25 we will play assorted lawn games (croquet, badminton, cornhole and more).

GIRLS FUNDAMENTALS OF VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP! Participants will learn the basic skills necessary to play volleyball such as the serve, pass, set, and hit. Participants will need to wear shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes, and knee pads. Please bring water. Camp is for girls entering grades 2-6, Monday, July 24 through Wednesday, July 26, 12-2pm at Salida Middle School. Cost: $35. Coaches: Janine Frazee and Cassie Baldauf.

CAPTAIN ZIPLINE ROPES COURSE FIELD TRIP! The Canyon Aerial Ropes Course complex is an amazing structure in Lost Canyon that consists of interconnected "elements" up in the air. Elements such as swinging bridges, swinging logs, cargo nets, balance beams and tunnels pose challenges while developing skills and building confidence. A "Smart Belay" system keeps the participant clipped to the safety cable at all times. Bring snacks, water, sunscreen and layered clothing. Wednesday, July 19, 8am-noon. Drop-off & pick-up at Aquatic Center. Cost: $49/person; Ages: 8+

FUNCTIONAL INSPIRED KETTLEBELL TRAINING! Basics of kettlebell strength training with an emphasis on safety, proper technique and form. Functional training is developing the movements of everyday life so we can ace the movements that we necessitate or desire. This class includes warm up, strength, cardio, stretching and cool down. Certified instructor, Kristina Pesch. Wednesdays & Fridays, beginning June 7, 8-9am, Centennial Park, $10 drop-in fee, no pre-registration required.

LINE DANCING! Learn the steps, feel the music and practice to the beat! Betty Scofield will be back again to teach this terrific class. Betty specializes in showing a wide range of people with varying ability levels how to have fun on the dance floor. No matter when you start, or at what level, you’ll catch up in no time. This is a great opportunity to get out and move to music while getting exercise at the same time. No partner required. Wednesdays, 11am-noon through September 20 at the Community Center, upstairs. Cost is $4 per day, no pre-registration required. All ages welcome! For more information call Betty Scofield, 520-233-3821.

BODY WEIGHT BOOT CAMP! Bodyweight training is functional fitness at its finest. It is a convenient way to improve balance, strength, heart health, boost positive mood and cognitive function. Take advantage of the new circuit fitness equipment in the park that includes a push-up/dip station, a sit up bench, double pull-up bars and more. Certified instructor, Kristina Pesch. Saturdays, June 3-July 29, 7-8am, Centennial Park, $10 drop-in fee, no preregistration required.

“BRING ON THE NIGHT” STRETCH SESSIONS! Take advantage of the calm evening weather and work on lengthening and toning from head to toe. Possible side effects may include a good night's sleep and relaxation. Flexible muscles are less prone to injury, experience less stiffness which can lead to pain, improve balance and range of motion. Certified instructor, Kristina Pesch. Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning June 5, 7-8pm, Centennial Park, $10 drop-in fee, no pre-registration required.

SUMMER GROUP SWIM LESSONS CONTINUE! There is still time to get into some summer swim lessons at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. We have two sessions left: Session 4 begins Monday, July 17 and Session 5 begins Monday, July 31. All sessions are Monday through Thursday for 45 minutes, 8 lessons per session. Register for the 10 am or 11 am start time. Preschool level (ages 4 & 5) through Level 4 (ages 6+) offered at every session and time. Register by the Friday before the session begins: $50/session of 8 lessons. Registrations after that: $55/session of 8 lessons. Scholarships available. Please call or come by the aquatic center to register. Payment must be received at time of registration. No drop-ins accepted.

For more information visit www.salidarec.com or call 539-6738.

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