Outdoor Rec – PE Classes – Robotics

Outdoor Sports Program

WOW Wonders of the Outdoor World
National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School
800-334-6946
http://www.mostateparks.com/wow
National comprehensive outdoor recreation and conservation educational program offered through Missouri State Parks Department. Disciplines include archery, boating, camping, fishing, hunting, natural history, nature arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, horsemanship, backpacking, caving, outdoor cooking, and photography. This is a week long event for children over 9 and their families.

Physical Education Programs

The Pointe at Ballwin Commons
1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin, MO 63021
Contact: Chris
636-227-8950
www.ballwin.mo.us
The Pointe is now offering a Homeschool PE program on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. It is comprised of nine monthly sessions of four or five weeks. Classes begin the first week of September.  Those interested are encouraged to register at least one week prior the start of the following session. These classes are for the homeschooled student who is looking for an opportunity to learn group sports in a fun and exciting environment.

Fitwize4kids
5658A Telegraph Rd., St. Louis, MO 63129
314-293-1005
Contact: Cheryl Sazama
www.fitwize4kids.com
Fitwize4kids is an exciting innovative fitness club JUST for kids ages 6.5 – 15 years. A pioneering concept where fitness meets fun, we are dedicated to empowering the youth in our community by increasing self-esteem, building a healthy lifestyle and implementing proper nutrition habits. This program offers a supervised, full body circuit style workout paired with nutrition education, both presented in a cool, kid-friendly environment just for them!

Kids Power
Progress Park, Wentzville
Wentzville Parks and Recreation Department:
636-332-9236
http://www.wentzvillemo.org/kid-power.aspx
Offers a nutrition and fitness class designed for homeschoolers by a home school mom through Wentzville Parks and Recreation.

The Lodge in Des Peres
1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres, MO 63131
314-835-6150
http://www.desperesmo.org/
While programs are not designated “home school” the Lodge offers P.E. programs in the morning during the school year for elementary aged children.

The OFCHE Intramural Sports Class
Our Mission is to provide a physically beneficial and spiritually healthy sports environment for the members of O’Fallon Christian Home Educators. Therefore, we will work hard to pursue the following goals:
Build character through hard work, team play, and excellent sportsmanship
Create new friendships
Promote physical fitness
Build self-confidence as the players learn and practice new skills
Help players learn and appreciate the importance of teamwork
Learn the skills and rules of different sports
Hold class once a week
Keep our participation fees affordable
Dates, Times and Location:
Location: Mid Rivers S.D.A. 6:00-7:00 for grades 1st-5th
600 Salt Lick Rd., St. Peters 7:15-8:15 for grades 6th-12th
1st Session for 2007-2008 School Year January 8th-March 11th
2nd Session for 2007-2008 School Year March 18th- May 20th
Fees & Benefits:
Annual membership fee is $20.00 per family, allowing you to be a member of O’Fallon Christian Home Educators. A monthly charge of $3.00 per child, a maximum of $9.00 per family. The monthly fees are used to cover equipment and the use of the gym. By becoming a member of OFCHE, each family can choose to participate in any field trip, function, meeting, or class. Each member will also receive a monthly newsletter and e-mail updates. If you are interested, contact Dawn at dandawn.griffin@gmail.com

Presidential Fitness Challenge
305 Conway Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017
Contact: Joe Works
The Aiken family hosts this annual event. For information about the specific exercises, visit www.presidentschallenge.org . This home school event is usually held in late April early May. Information is available through many of the home school resource directories in early spring.

Salvation Army Gateway Citadel Corps Community Center
824 Union Road, St. Louis MO 63123
314-631-0727
Contact: Cort Hubbard
Homeschool P.E. classes has offered to homeschoolers since 1987. Classes are held on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. The program is divided into 2 semesters, fall & spring. Students may start mid-session. They also offer summer camps, facility rental, and after school basketball and volleyball leagues that many homeschoolers participate in.

The Sports Medicine & Training Center
20 Allen Ave., Suite 300
Webster Groves, MO 63119
314-961-3787
Website http://www.smtcstl.com/
Offers a comprehensive strength and conditioning services for homeschool students. The goal of the program is to maximize fitness levels and decrease the risk of injury through a systematic approach of technique training, strength training and conditioning exercises including  increasing speed – improve endurance – improving quickness – enhancing power – enhancing agility – elevating body awareness – elevating vertical jump – increasing flexibility and mobility – increasing functional muscle strength – improving joint stabilization.    All sessions will last approximately one hour. All sessions will be guided and supervised.  Space in each time slot is limited to 12-15 students. Parents can participate as well. Make up sessions will be allowed during another time slot within reason.  Program lasts 18 weeks.

Velocity Sports Performance
17363 Edison Ave, Chesterfield, MO 63005
363-532-8771
email: stlouis@velocitysp.com
website: www.velocitysp.com/stlouis
Offers complete, science-based speed and agility classes for homeschooled children.  Maximize your child’s athletic potential in a fun, safe, learning-based environment.  Classes offered can fill physical education requirements.  Also offers adult classes so parents can exercise while their child attends class! All staff have college degrees in Exercise Science-related fields and hold current nationally recognized certifications.  Session time and length of program based on the needs of children.

Online Resources

St. Louis Exercise
http://www.stlexercise.com
The site focuses on how families can incorporate exercise, good nutrition and relaxation into their daily lives. StlExercise.com lists charity benefits, parks, walks, trails, farmers’ markets, spas and much more! It is most useful for homeschooling families as it has a daily activity calendar.

Robotics Teams

River City Robots
Email:  rivercityrobots@hotmail.com
http://www.rivercityrobots.org/contact.htm
http://www.stlouisfirst.org/
A regional team based in St. Charles, accepting students from any school as well as home schooled kids. Our membership covers a large geographical area including students from Hazelwood, Bridgeton Chesterfield, Warrenton, Washington, Old Monroe and everything in between. We have an FRC team and aid in forming FLL and Jr FLL teams.  The team won the chairman’s award in 2011 and competed in the national competition.  This is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization and appreciate donations.

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