Valpo Parks updates community on summer camps, sports

Valpo Parks updates community on summer camps, sports
By: Valpo Parks Last Updated: May 19, 2020

Here's a quick look at what's coming up at Valpo Parks!

Discovery Day Camps

Valpo Parks is excited to announce the safe return of Discovery Day Camps! Campers can look forward to fun activities such as inflatables, games, songs, team sports, arts & crafts, nature hikes, slip ‘n slide, water games and more! Sign up for a great summer.

Summer Baseball Leagues
Ages 7-12 | June 14 - September 30

PLAY BALL! ⚾️ Valpo Parks is excited to announce the combining of our Summer and Fall Rookie, Minors and Majors Leagues into one large season of 15-18 games. Practices will start the week of June 14th and games to begin the week of July 6th. Register here.

14U Girls Fastpitch Softball
Ages 13-14 | June 14 - August 8

Girls Fastpitch Softball is ON! 🥎 Coaches and teams will be assigned in the next coming weeks and we will begin practices the week of June 14th. Our games will be played against Wheeler, South Central, Kouts, Liberty and other Valpo teams. Register here.

Summer Soccer Camps
Ages 5-14 | June 15 - June 19 & June 22 - June 26

Having made the decision to cancel the Valpo Parks Spring Soccer League, we wanted to give our young athletes an alternative to still enjoy the sport with friends. Our 5 day camps will be taught by the Valparaiso High School Varsity Teams and each camper will receive a shirt and soccer ball to use for their daily drills. Register here.

Coed Adult Soccer
Ages 18+ | Starts the week June 14th

The league offers 12 games (6 per half) along with a postseason double elimination tourney. Up to three divisions are offered: competitive, mid-recreational, and recreational. Rosters are required with $100 deposit. Teams are required to have a minimum of three women on their rosters. Register here.

Adult Softball
Ages 18+ | Starts the week June 14th

No handshakes, no high fives but we promise ya a great adult softball season! 🥎 For those of you who are just itching to get outside our summer league will officially start the week of June 14th. Register here.

Discovery Day Camp
Ages 5-14 | July 6th - August 6th

This is a summer camp where your child will have the MOST fun this summer! Each week features a highlighted activity along with enrichment programs. Campers will also get back to nature with fun-filled activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking. Register here.

Tower Park Basketball Camp 
3rd to 5th Grade | June 13 - July 25

Who is ready to shoot some hoops?! 🏀 Valpo Parks is taking it to the courts of Tower Park to help your 3rd to 5th graders perfect their skills. 

Coach Steve Helm will bring his extensive experience of coaching all levels of basketball to Saturday morning co-ed youth camp this summer. Register here.

NBA 2K Tournament 
Ages 13-17 | June 13

Valpo Parks is excited to host the first ESports tournament for Playstation 4 or XBox One! Rules meeting will be held via zoom on June 6th. Valpo Parks reserves the right to deny entry of any gamertags or usernames deemed inappropriate. Register here.

LaCrosse Clinic
Ages 5-13 | June 20 - August 1

Valpo Parks is excited to continue teaching the sport of lacrosse to the community while building a solid foundation and positive atmosphere for youth to learn and develop their skills and love for the sport of lacrosse. Focus will be on fundamentals, and introduce participants to team concepts and game situations. Lacrosse sticks will be provided. Register here.

Track & Field 
Ages 4-12 | July 1 - July 25

Participants will compete against other park departments and YMCA's in the area. Practices are on Wednesdays and meets are on Saturdays. Season consists of 4 track meets that will be at Valparaiso High School and other local high schools. Register here.

Group Tennis Lessons 
Ages 4-16 | July 1 - July 31

An exciting and fun program that introduces children to the basics of tennis. Modified equipment is used to bring the game to the level of the players. Classes run Monday through Thursday with Fridays used as make up days for rain-outs. Register here.

Tennis Summer Sampler 
Ages 4-16 | July 6 - July 8

This class is designed to give kids a preview of our summer sessions. Participants will learn the fundamentals of tennis through drills and games from our tennis instructors. All participants will receive a FREE tennis racket. Register here.

Mighty Might Soccer
Ages 3-4 | July 13 - August 5

Introductory soccer program for 3 and 4 year olds. Each week participants will work on skills and drills. Final two sessions will be scrimmage games. Fridays will be used for make up dates. All participants receive a t-shirt, soccer socks and medal. Register here.

Adult Tennis Lessons
Ages 18 and older | July 2 - July 30

Group Tennis lessons for adults with beginner to intermediate skill level. Participants will learn tennis fundamentals and mechanics and work up to playing single and double scrimmages. Registration deadline is July 1st! Register here.

Baseball Pitching Clinic
Ages 7-13 | July 8 - August 12

Each player will learn the proper mechanics, grips and controls of pitching for baseball. Clinic held at Rotary Field located behind Thomas Jefferson School. All participants receive a shirt. Registration deadline is July 1st! Register here.

Slow Dance Class
Ages 18 and older | July 6 - August 24

Learn how to dance the night away! Whether you're gearing up for your own wedding or a guest at someone else's, this class will teach a variety of dance steps including the Waltz, Bachata, Rumba and a traditional slow dance (6 week session). Registration deadline is July 2nd! Register here.

Beginners Photography
Ages 18 and older | July 14

Run by a professional photographer, this class will help you achieve a comfort level with your camera. Instruction will be given on exposure, composition, and more. A take home reference guide will be given to all participants. Registration deadline is July 13th! Register here.