Youth Classes

In addition to the great programs available to adults, Longview Parks and Recreation Department offers recreational classes to youths as well. To find more information about individual classes, click the link below the class description or click the link to the left.

American Style Karate

Through careful instruction, students are taught techniques in the art, sport, and self defense aspects of karate. Classes are taught at both Spring Hill Middle School and Forest Park Magnet School throughout the year.
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The First Tee

Youth participants are taught the fundamentals to golf by experienced instructors through Alpine Target Golf Center. This class is designed for children ages 5 - 17 years old.
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Creative Creations

This week long class participants will create unique and creative useful new items out of everyday things we might normally throw away. Participants might turn water bottles into toys or old boxes into new works of art! The purpose of this class is to raise community awareness of the three R's, "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle", by taking materials traditionally discarded as waste like plastics and paper and creating artful items out of them. Each class will feature a brand new project.
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Youth Self Defense

This course will teach your child the fundamentals of self defense. The subjects covered will be: situational awareness, de-escalation of confrontational situations, what is bullying, and defending themselves as a last resort. The students will learn and practice striking, kicking, controlling and throwing.
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Dungeons and Dragons Camp
Three Suns Unlimited, Longview's premiere game store, and Parks and Recreations have created a Dungeons and Dragons camp for kids! Participants will use their imaginations as they learn the game, create characters, and take those characters on a heroic adventure. Besides being a fun hobby studies have shown that playing D&D cultivates creativity, Improves social skills, encourages cooperation, and teaches problem solving. Each participant will receive their own set of game dice and a miniature of their character.
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Acting for Teens
Wanting to hone your acting techniques? Needing to polish your monologue delivery or brush up your scene study skills? Join James Ward for this acting class focusing on the actor's motivation, goals, and objectives, while also exploring concepts of characterization like physicality, reactions, and inner thoughts. Furthermore, teens will learn about character arc, beats, and actions, as well as work collaboratively throughout the class. If you’re ready to take your acting to the next level, then this class is for you!
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Longview Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking qualified instructors who are passionate about their trade! If you are interested in possibly leading a youth or adult class, please send an email to the Recreation Program Coordinator with your information and the type of class you would like to teach.