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Posted on: April 13, 2018

School’s Out Day Camps, pre-school programs, pickleball and more with Parks and Recreation

Join Missoula Parks and Recreation for School’s Out Day Camps, preschool programs, pickleball and much more! Check out our quick and easy online registration system; give us a call at 721-PARK, or stop by Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park.

Run For The Trees • April 14, all ages

Run Wild Missoula is once again partnering with Missoula Parks & Recreation to offer the Missoula community the 26th annual Run for the Trees on Saturday, April 14th!  Come out and show your support for Missoula's Urban Forest! 5K & 10K: All participants will receive a tree seedling, courtesy of the Good Food Store; a custom, packable, reusable bag from ChicoBag - guaranteed to the first 400 registrants, chip timing, and more!  $30 April 12th at 12:01PM through Race Day (via RunSignUp) 1-Mile Fun Run: Get the kids involved with this FREE 1-mile, untimed, fun run! (no bag or tree seedling for this event.)

Currents Swim like a Mermaid Class • register by April 17, ages 6+

Catch the latest aquatics wave—learn to use a swimmable mermaid tail! Slip your feet into the mono-fin and pull up the swimsuit-material “tail” to glide through the water like a mythical mermaid (or mer-man!) Class includes two 40-minute lessons and your very own mermaid tail to keep (a $60 value!)  Meets T/Th, May 1 and 3, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Fee with mermaid tail is $120, or $100 with CityCard resident discount.

School’s Out Day Camp • April 20 & 23, ages 5 - 12

Parents love our low participant-to-staff ratios and enthusiastic camp leaders. Kids love the field trips, outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, and games. Meets April 20 and 23, 8 a.m. to 5:30pm, location TBA. Registration fee is $42 per day or $35 with CityCard resident discount, and includes all field trips and equipment. Camp offered on most MCPS vacation/PIR days.

Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament • Register by Apr. 22, teens and adults

The tournament is Sunday, April 29, for mixed doubles competition. The registration fee is $30 per player. Watch for the “Get Your Dink On” tourney, June 1–3.

Super Sprouts Sports Skills • Apr. 27 – May 25, ages 3 – 5 

Budding sports stars will develop their coordination while having fun and learning about a variety of sports, balance and movement skills. Parent participation is welcome and encouraged! Program includes Strider bikes and the Loose Parts portable playground, plus fun field trips like Peaceful Heart Yoga, swim lessons at Currents, skating at Glacier Ice Rink, and tumbling at Mismo Gymnastics!  Meets Fridays, 11 - 11:45am, Apr. 27 – May 25 at MPR Sports & Wellness Center, 1515 Fairview Ave. The registration fee is $50/40 with CityCard resident discount.

Tiny Sprouts • Apr. 27 – May 25, toddlers to age 3

Little ones, walking toddlers to age 3, will learn to play together with our soft and safe equipment, and basic sport skills will be introduced. Parent participation is required. Meets Fridays, 10:15 - 10:45am, Apr. 27 – May 25 at MPR Sports & Wellness Center, 1515 Fairview Ave. The registration fee is $25/20 with CityCard resident discount.

Lifeguarding/First Aid & CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer • Apr. 30 – May 11, ages 15+

Successful participants receive national certification in Water Park Lifeguarding/First Aid & CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Meets M/W/F, 5:30-9 p.m. at Currents Aquatics Center, registration fee is $70. Visit the link above for swimming skill requirements.

Little Dipper Trail Run • May 19, ages: youth

The only trail event in Missoula just for kids! Big Dipper Running, Run Wild Missoula, The Runner's Edge and Parks and Recreation's MORE Program have partnered to put on an event to get kids out and moving on the trails. The Little Dipper is for ages and all abilities - there is a route for everyone!  Proceeds benefit trail projects on Missoula Open Space. Includes a free 1k for preschoolers, plus 2 and 4 mile course options, the registration fee is $10.  At Ten Spoon Vineyard & Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. Email mwhicher@ci.missoula.mt.us for more information or to volunteer.

On-going Programs

Currents Open and Lap Swim • Ongoing, all ages

Currents Aquatics Center is open for open/recreation swim Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lap swim schedule and more info.

Currents Swim Lessons  •  ages 6 mos. and up

Give kids the skills they need to enjoy a lifetime of water fun, fitness and most of all, safety. New sessions begin monthly. Check out the swim lesson schedule.

Aquacize! at Currents • Ongoing, ages 16+

Increase flexibility, improve cardio fitness, and tone muscles in our water aerobics classes. All fitness levels welcome, no swimming skill required. Meets Monday through Saturday, details.

Currents Swim Squad • Ongoing, ages 6+

Kids will improve their swimming skills, learn turns, how to read a pace clock and build endurance while gaining the benefit and experience of a team environment. Meets T/Th through Apr. 24, 4:25 - 5:25 p.m.; at Currents Aquatics Center, join any time. Fee for 10 practices is $30, or $25 with CityCard resident discount.

Open Kayak Sessions at Currents • Tues. and Thurs. through Apr. 26, ages 15 and up

Bring your cleaned and scoured boat to work on your roll skills. Bring your own cleaned kayak/paddle/skirt/life jacket. Meets T/Th, 8 – 10 p.m. through Apr. 26. Regular Currents admission fees. Youth under 15 may attend with adult supervision.

Ripples Party Room at Currents

Swim parties at Currents offer healthy, active fun for any type of celebration. Fee includes Ripples party room for 80 minutes and unlimited swimming on your party day. Bring your own treats or relax and let us handle the food— including delicious bakery cakes, ice cream cakes and pizza.

Pickleball Open Play and Learn to Play • Ongoing, ages 12+

Beginner to advanced players will enjoy the opportunity to learn the sport or work on their game with a variety of competitors. Nets, paddles and balls are provided for each session; or bring your own. Monthly schedules and more info

Discovery Corp Afterschool Camp • On-going, grades K-5

Adventure-filled active programming for your child. Program provides afterschool transportation, a healthy snack, and an amazing activity. Meets weekdays, choose the days your child attends. Pick-up available at six MCPS schools, or drop your child at Currents.

Preschool Portable Party • Ongoing, ages 3-5

Kids will have a blast with our Strider Bikes and Loose Parts Portable Playground. Host your party at the Sports and Wellness Center or we’ll bring the fun to you! 90-minute programs include equipment and staff facilitation, fee is $75. Call 552-6271 for more information.

MORE Build Your Own Adventure! • Ongoing, all ages

Top-of-the-line instruction for people of all abilities and ages in a wide variety of outdoor recreation pursuits, including ropes course and team building activities. Our highly trained professional staff will lead your group adventure in rafting and kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and much more. Contact Outdoor Recreation Specialist Meg Whicher at 552-6271 or mwhicher@ci.missoula.mt.us for more information.

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