919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov
Preschool youth sports
The Garner Parks and Recreation Dept. offers a variety of preschool youth sports, including gymnastics (both individual and parent-tot gymnastics), Snow Plow Sam 1 (the basics of ice skating), floor hockey, soccer, basketball and T-ball. Go to garnerNC.gov for dates, prices and more info on the current offerings.
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Volunteer Youth Coaches
The Town of Garner is accepting applications for volunteer youth coaches. For more info, contact Jack Baldwin at 919-662-5051 or visit garnernc.gov for an application.
An assortment of junior tennis lessons for ages 8-17 will be held throughout the summer at the South Garner Tennis Courts. Most sessions run four weeks and feature hour-long instruction sessions. Fees range from $30-84 depending on the age group and level of play. Contact the Parks Department for specifics.
Adult tennis lessons are also available in four-week cycles throughout the year. The cost is $76-99. Contact the Parks Department for dates.
Fitness Classes and Activities
The Garner Parks Department offers a variety of fitness training classes including Zumba, belly dancing, dancing, step classes and more. For info, visit garnernc.gov or call the Parks Department.
Contact: 919-553-1551; townofclayton.org
2016 Clayton 5K Road Race
The 2016 Clayton 5K Road Race will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in downtown Clayton. Awards will go to the first three finishers in six age groups. Ribbons will be awarded to all participants in the 0.1-mile Tot Trot. Register at the Clayton Community Center or online at townofclayton.org. The entry fee is $35 until May 11 and $40 the day of the race. The Tot Trot fee (ages 6 and under) is $5. For more info, call 919-553-1550.
A week-long half-day QuickStart tennis camp for ages 7-10 will be held at the Clayton Community Park from 9 a.m. until noon daily from July 25-29.
A week-long half-day QuickStart tennis camp for ages 11-16 will be held at the Clayton Community Park from 9 a.m. until noon daily from July 25-29. Contact or visit the Clayton Parks Dept. website to register.
The cost for each camp is $60-75.
Girls Volleyball Camp
A volleyball camp for ages 9-14 will be held June 14-16 from 9 a.m. until noon daily at the Clayton Community Center. Basic skills will be covered. The fee is $45-90. Contact or visit the Clayton Parks Dept. website to register.
Pacers Baseball Camp
A week-long Paces Baseball Camp for ages 7-14 will be held June 25-29 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. Coaches from William Peace University will direct the camp, which covers hitting, fielding, throwing and base running. The camp will be at East Clayton Community Park and costs $90-110. Contact or visit the Clayton Parks Dept. website to register.
Keys to Fielding Camps
A two-day, Keys to Fielding Camp for ages 11-14 will be held May 2-3 at East Clayton Community Park.
A two-day, Keys to Fielding Camp for ages 7-10 will be held May 2-3 at East Clayton Community Park.
Chris Duty, head coach at William Peace University, will lead the camp staff. The fee is $45-60.
Both camp times are from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Keys to Hitting Camps
A two-day, Keys to Hitting Camp for ages 11-14 will be held April 25-26 at East Clayton Community Park.
A two-day, Keys to Fielding Camp for ages 7-10 will be held April 27-28 at East Clayton Community Park.
Chris Duty, head coach at William Peace University, will lead the camp staff. The fee is $45-60. Both camp times are from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Challenger British Soccer Camp in Clayton
A Challenger British Soccer Camp will be held in Clayton from June 20-24. The camp includes programs for each age group.
First kicks for ages 3-4 is from 9-10 a.m daily and costs $99. Mini soccer for ages 4-5 is from 10-11:30 a.m. and costs $112. A half-day camp for ages 6-14 runs from 9 a.m. until noon and costs $155. A Golden Goal Bonus Camp for ages 6-14 is from 1-3 p.m. (for half-day campers) for $45. To register or for more info, visit challengersports.com.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and fees, go to townofclaytonnc.org online.
Tae Kwon Do
This Tae Kwon Do program for ages 7 and up focuses on self-confidence, discipline and physical fitness. The instructor, Joey Reeder, is an International Tae Kwon Do Federation certified black belt. Regulation uniforms are not mandatory. Testing to advance in belt rank is done for an additional fee. Classes start on the first Tuesday of each month and run from 6-8 p.m. Fees are $25-40.
Clayton Community Center Memberships
Memberships for use of the Clayton Community Center are available through the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department for residents of the Town of Clayton and non-residents.
Non-residents rates vary from $50-160 yearly (depending on ages/numbers of family members), $8-20 monthly or $6-10 monthly.
Residents fees are only $5 per year.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers. Opportunities include park beautification, special events and work in our the community garden. If you are interested or know a group that is looking for community service opportunities, call 919-553-1550 or come by the Clayton Community Center (715 Amelia Church Road).a
Parks and Rec Scores
40 & Over Basketball
April 18: Bulls 77, Heat 63; Triangle Strong 84, Spurs 57
April 20: Bulls 104, Triangle Strong 74; Heat 84, Spurs 33