City Run Classes for Kids
Did you know most Valley cities offer classes for everyone from tots to seniors? Whether you want to learn to swim, learn another language, learn a new sport or take a class to learn something new, there is something for you!
These affordable classes are currently ranging from online and virtual to in-person options. They vary by the season, different seasons offering different classes. There are single-day classes and classes that last weeks. We have tried a few over the years and will continue to take as many as we can.
Trash Truck Class From City of Scottsdale
In class we had a lesson on what to recycle and how it all works. Then we ran through the routine of the actual truck and got weighed on the station. We weighed in at 2720 lbs, over a ton!! Then we saw the whole routine of how the trucks dump the trash, the crane picks it up, packs it on a semi and the semi is off to the Salt River Landfill.
Train Class from The City of Scottsdale
Our class met at the McCormick-Stillman railroad park out front and from there we got a tour of the park, a ride on the train and carousel, to explore the museum, and then it was off to work in the workshop in the back. The kids got to climb on trains, see the tools they use and ask questions.
Sportsball Classes through City of Scottsdale
We had so much fun taking our Sports Ball class at Horizon through the City of Scottsdale. We worked on hockey, soccer, basketball, football. We learned about listening to instructions. Followed Coach’s instructions. Not going to lie, it’s not easy chasing two kids around in class but as long as they have fun it’s worth it! The kids even had an awards ceremony on the last day of class.
Things That Go Vroom from City of Scottsdale
After a brief introduction in the classroom, we headed out to the mechanic’s shop for a tour of the fleet’s mechanic area. It was fun to see all the vehicles they were working on. Then we headed outside where we got to see a police SUV, police SWAT vehicle, and garbage truck. Kids were able to climb on and test drive all the vehicles as well as talk to their workers. Vehicles will vary depending on availability.
Summer 2021 Schedules for City Run Classes for Kids
Registration started 4.17 and can be found here.
Register for summer classes starting April 19th through the Eye On Buckeye here.
Town of Gilbert
Town of Gilbert offers virtual and in-person classes. Click here to sign up starting April 20th for residents and April 21 for non-residents.
Check out the recreational programs the city offers here.
Summer 2021 Activity Guide here. Registration begins April 12th at 8:00 a.m. for Mesa residents and April 19th at 8:00 a.m. for non-residents.
City of Phoenix has all indoor recreational activities closed still. However, they are offering a lot of online and virtual options here.
Explore classes in the catalog here. For people staying home, check out Home Hangouts, there is a ton to offer here no matter what part of town you live in.
City of Scottsdale Registration begins at 8 a.m. on July 26 for Scottsdale Residents and July 27 for non residents. Programs are scheduled to run during June, July and August 2021.
The city of Surprise offers all kinds of special interest classes. Start your search here.
The city of Tempe has not released its summer 2021 class schedule, but you can keep an eye out here.