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.
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Creative Creations

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.
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Dungeons and  Dragons Camp

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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First Tee Golf Lessons

Participants will learn basic fundamentals of golf and have the opportunity to practice at a highly rated facility under the close supervision of Alpine Target Gold Center instructors.
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Parkour for Kids

"Parkour" is the activity of moving rapidly through an area by running, jumping, and climbing. With roots in military obstacle course training and martial arts, parkour includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, and quadrupedal movement. Parkour involves seeing one's environment in a new way and envisioning the potential for creative movement around, across, through, over, and under its features.  Instructor Hannah Waddle of Parkour East Texas instructs kids 7+ how to move creatively at KidsView Playground
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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.