Life enrichment and preschool programs are mostly held at the Hillcrest Community Center and the Moss Building at the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area. Check below for current offerings. For 50+ programs, check here.
Coming soon…fun, virtual classes for kids are in the works! Watch for details in the coming months.
7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Session 1: July 12-16, 2021
Session 2: Aug 2-6, 2021
Get ready for a week of messy fun! Everything from shaving cream slip n’ slide, to slimy crafts, to gooey projects, to squishy games and more. A fun day camp with a messy twist. Wear clothes and shoes that can get stained and dirty. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit, goggles, towel, water shoes and change of clothes. Pre-registration required.
Summer Dance Camps
Youth camp: ages 5-8
Aug 9-13, 2021, 9 am to 12 pm (Friday is show only)
Preschool camp: ages 2-4 (with adult participant)
Aug 9-13, 2021, 12-12:30 pm (Friday is show at 9 am)
Hillcrest Community Center
Kids in both camps will learn the fundamentals of ballet, jazz and cheerleading. For more details and to register, click here.
It’s spring and the flowers are blooming! Come celebrate with some flower crafts and activities. Social distancing will be in place, enrollment is limited. Pre-registration required.
|310715-01||Thu, Apr 22, 2021||10-10:45 am||Hillcrest||2-5 with adult participant||$6|
READY FOR TAKEOFF
Do you like airplanes? Did you know that Cosmo Park used to be the old Columbia Municipal Airport? Come see us at Cosmo Park for some fun airplane-themed crafts and activities to help celebrate Columbia’s 200th birthday. Pre-registration required.
|310716-01||Wed, May 12, 2021||10-10:45 am||Garrison Shelter at Cosmo Park||2-5 with adult participant||$6|
It’s a bubble blowout! Come make your own bubble wand, blow lots of fun bubbles and make other bubble-related crafts. Pre-registration required.
|310713-01||Tues, Jun 15, 2021||10-10:45 am||Shelter at Waters-Moss||2-5 with adult participant||$6|
Aikido for Kids
Saturdays, Apr 17-May 22, 2021
Ages 10-13, 9:30 to 10:30 am – Activity #311908-01
Ages 6-9, 10:45 to 11:45 am – Activity #311908-02
Saturdays, Jun 5-Jul 17, 2021 (skip 7/3)
Ages 10-13, 9:30 to 10:30 am – Activity #311908-03
Ages 6-9, 10:45 to 11:45 am – Activity #311908-04
Saturdays, Jul 24-Aug 28, 2021
Ages 10-13, 9:30 to 10:30 am – Activity #311908-05
Ages 6-9, 10:45 to 11:45 am – Activity #311908-06
Price: $37, Moss Building
Learn confidence without aggression, and balance and coordination through patience and discipline. Both fun and physical, Aikido encourages harmony in the face of violence using redirection and fluid motion to end conflict both physically and verbally. Pre-registration required. Social distancing in place, enrollment is limited.
Intro to Fencing
Thursdays, Apr 1-May 6, 2021 – Activity #311800-01
Thursdays, May 13-Jun 17, 2021 – Activity #311800-02
Thursdays, Jun 22-July 29, 2021 – Activity #311800-03
Ages 10-adult, 6 to 8 pm
Price: $48, Moss Building
Stay healthy in body and mind, and have fun while exercising! Brief history, hand and body positions, lunges, attacks, parries, and strategy will be emphasized. Fencing jacket and equipment provided for use in class. Pre-registration required. Social distancing in place, enrollment is limited.
Aikido (for adults)
Mondays/Wednesdays, Apr 5-28, 2021 – Activity #311204-01
Mondays/Wednesdays, May 3-26, 2021 (skip 5/31) – Activity #311204-02
Mondays/Wednesdays, Jun 2-30, 2021 – Activity #311204-03
Mondays/Wednesdays, Jul 7-28, 2021 – Activity #311204-04
Mondays/Wednesdays, Aug 2-30, 2021 – Activity #311204-05
6 to 8 pm
Price: $45, Moss Building
Learn how to relax, not fight, when conflict occurs. Aikido uses the principle of non-resistance, therefore strength is not a pre-requisite, making Aikido useful to women, men, and older people alike as an effective means of self-defense. Pre-registration required. Social distancing in place, enrollment is limited.
Mondays/Wednesdays, Apr 5-28, 2021 – Activity #311310-01
Mondays/Wednesdays, May 3-26, 2021 (skip 5/31) – Activity #311310-02
Mondays/Wednesdays, Jun 2-30, 2021 – Activity #311310-03
Mondays/Wednesdays, Jul 7-28, 2021 – Activity #311310-04
Mondays/Wednesdays, Aug 2-30, 2021 – Activity #311310-05
6 to 7:30 pm
Price: $45, Hillcrest Community Center
Learn traditional Judo, Freestyle Judo and grappling, including throwing, ground work and submissions. Join DDD Judo Mid-MO for fun, fitness and self-defense, in this class for all ages and skill levels. DDD Judo Mid-MO is a registered AAU Judo club, active for 22 years, now offering instructional classes in coordination with Columbia Parks and Recreation.
Tues/Thurs, Jul l13-Aug 19, 2021 (Beginners 6-7 pm Activity #311301-03) (Advanced: 7-8 pm Activity #311303-03)
Begin learning or continue learning some of the basic hand and foot techniques of this martial art of self-defense. Develop self-confidence, discipline, coordination, balance and all-around physical fitness. Wear comfortable clothes that you can kick in. Uniform is required after first 6-week session. Belt testing fees paid separately. Pre-registration required.
Tuesdays, Apr 6-27, 2021 (Beginners 6-7 pm Activity #311210-01) (Intermediate 7-8 pm Activity #311211-01)
Tuesdays, May 4-25, 2021 (Beginners 6-7 pm Activity #311210-02) (Intermediate 7-8 pm Activity #311211-02)
Tuesdays, Jun 1-22, 2021 (Beginners 6-7 pm Activity #311210-03) (Intermediate 7-8 pm Activity #311211-03)
Tuesdays, Jun 29-Jul 20, 2021 (Beginners 6-7 pm Activity #311210-04) (Intermediate 7-8 pm Activity #311211-04)
Tuesdays, Jul 27-Aug 17, 2021 (Beginners 6-7 pm Activity #311210-05) Intermediate 7-8 pm Activity #311211-05)
Price: $39, Moss Building
Koryo Gumdo is a beautiful martial art involving the use of the long sword, the same one used by ancient Samurai and Hwarang warriors. Mixing traditional and modern sword techniques, it is a graceful, but powerful martial art with rich philosophy. Koryo Gumdo is a fantastic form of exercise and mental training. Learn cuts, blocks, stances and the philosophy behind the sword. Contact Benjamin at opens in a new email@example.com new email for questions and about required equipment. Pre-registration required.
One-on-One Intro to Voiceovers
Date and Time: to be scheduled with instructor
Instructor: Voices for All, LLC
Explore the voiceover industry and discover trends, opportunities and tools you need to find success. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional voice actor, to improve your delivery. One time, 90 minute, one-on-one video-chat class! Requirements: Students must have internet access and video chatting capabilities such as Skype or iChat/FaceTime. Pre-registration required. After you register, an instructor will contact you to set up date and time.
Get a cardio workout while tapping to music of different eras, from Big Band to contemporary. Tap shoes recommended but not required. Pre-registration required.
Instructor: Pat Schreiner