Recreation Programs for Youth

We’re proud of the vast array of youth activities we offer. We realize that today’s youth are individuals and must be allowed to make individual decisions when selecting activities that best suit their interests. We’re committed to offering safe, healthy and fun alternatives to our community’s youth.

Youth Recreation
Kids Parachute

Youth and Family Recreation in Kettering
Managed By: Addie Weaver
296-2587
Addie.Weaver@Ketteringoh.org

Questions on Hours, Pricing or Other Information
Contact the Kettering Recreation Complex at 296-2587


Upcoming Programs

You can always view our entire program offering by browsing the Fall Activities Guide.

drums aliveDrums Alive:  Kid Beats
Fridays, October 12 - November 30, 9 - 9:45am
Kettering Recreation Complex
Ages 3 - 5

Drums Alive is a fun, motivating rhythmical drum and movement program designed for whole-body and brain development. Fitness balls, drumsticks, manipulatives (scarves), drums, instruments and more will be included in each class to inspire movement and encourage children to have fun, drum and dance in a unique way. Register early to reserve a fitness ball/drumsticks.
*There is NO class on November 16 and 23.

$35 Kettering residents; $40 nonresidents. View the registration page and enroll now!

kitchenHome School: Culinary Kitchen
Wednesdays, October 3 - 24, 1:30 - 3pm
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center
Ages 7 - 17

Each week will focus on a new meal and a new skill. This class focuses on meal planning, math skills, basic nutrition and food science. Email molly.gross@ketteringoh.org with any food allergies prior to program start date. Long hair must be pulled back.

$40 Kettering residents; $45 nonresidents. View the registration page and enroll now!

halloween candyGross Goodies
Friday, October 26, 6:30-8:30pm
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center
Ages 7 - 15

Want to freak out your friends and family? Learn to make good-tasting recipes that will be sure to gross them out. A Halloween-themed meal will have everyone screaming with delight. Email molly.gross@ketteringoh.org with any food allergies prior to program start date. Long hair must be pulled back.

$15 Kettering residents; $18 nonresidents. View the registration page and enroll now!

ghost cakeLittle Chefs: Yucky Yummies
Sunday, October 28, 1:30-2:30pm
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center
Ages 3 - 6

Get ready for Halloween and make some spooky treats! These treats will taste yummy but look yucky. Preschoolers will have fun while creating and eating these fun Halloween snacks. Email molly.gross@ketteringoh.org with any food allergies prior to program start date. Long hair must be tied back.

Fees: $11 Kettering residents; $13 nonresident. View the registration page and enroll now!

sandwichAfter School Special: Doughnut Grilled Cheese
Monday, November 5, 5:15 - 6:15pm
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center
Ages 6 - 17

It's National Doughnut Day! We are celebrating with...Doughnut Grilled Cheese! Come to the kitchen to make a grilled sandwich, a side dish and a specialty drink. Long hair must be tied back.

Fees: $10 Kettering residents; $12 nonresidents. View the registration page and enroll now!

fall treatsLittle Chefs: Thanksgiving Treats
Sunday, November 11, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center
Ages 3 - 6

Preschoolers will make treats for which to be thankful. The kids and your family will enjoy gobbling these right up! Email molly.gross@ketteringoh.org with any food allergies prior to program start date. Long hair must be tied back.

Fees: $11 Kettering residents; $13 nonresidents. View the registration page and enroll now!

girl in princess dressPrincess Party
Sunday, November 18, 3 - 5pm
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center
Ages 3+

It’s National Princess Day! Spend it with us and our pretty princesses at a formal ball. Create your very own tiara, eat specialty desserts fit for a queen, take a picture with Kettering’s queens and princesses, and enjoy a day of being pampered.

Fees: $35 Kettering resident couple; $40 nonresident couple. Additional person is $5. View the registration page and enroll now!

child with babysitterBlack Friday Babysitting
Friday, November 23, 7am - 12pm
Kettering Recreation Complex
Ages 6 - 16

Looking for babysitters this Black Friday? Parents, let us help you! While you are out shopping, we will keep your kids entertained. Let our trained staff babysit your kids any time from 7am to noon on Black Friday.

Fees: $7 Kettering residents; $9 nonresidents. View the registration page and enroll now!

Cchristmas cookieshristmas Cookie Club
Wednesdays, November 28 - December 19, 6 - 7:30pm
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center
Ages 7+ with adult

Each week, we will bake, decorate and store different types of Christmas cookies. At the end of the last class, take home your box of goodies to share, give as gifts or just eat. Examples of Christmas cookies may include the classic sugar cookie, pecan pie tarts and more!

$50 Kettering residents; $55 nonresidents. Additional person is $5. View the registration page and enroll now!

Youth and Teen Programs

From camps and cooking to Lego Club and our annual Talent Contest, we have lots to offer to kids and teens looking to find a hobby and to parents in need of a safe space for their kids to PLAY!

 

Preschool Programs

Littles enjoy a wide variety of activities designed just for them. Parents and children participate together in programs like Drop-In Play and Preschool Everyday Celebrations.

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