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Homer Community Recreation and Parks & Rec

On 13, May 2015 | No Comments | In Education, Mind & Body, Outdoors | By Stephanie

Location:

Homer High School
600 East Fairview Ave.
*HHS ­inside the commons go forward then there’s a door and window to an office for the Community Recreation Program.

Contact:

(907)235-6090

Mike Illg, MS, CPRP, Recreation Manager

millg@ci.homer.ak.us

www.cityofhomer-ak.gove/recreation;

www.homercommunityrecreation.com;

Hours:

Office Hours (varies): Monday – Thursday   12 pm – 8 pm

Friday 9 am – 5pm

What is it?

“The City of Homer Community Recreation promotes community involvement and lifelong learning through educational and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. This will be accomplished through maximizing usage of all community facilities and resources, while utilizing, expanding and uniting local business and school resources and expertise. Our program shall be designed to recognize cultural diversity and to address social and community concerns.”

Classes:

They host classes and programs available to the public, teens are welcome and encouraged to take part in the classes put on by various volunteer and paid instructors. Examples of classes are: basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, ping pong, pickleball, contra dancing, soccer, flag football, broomball, hockey, curling, karate, jewelry making, photography, spanish, fencing, indoor plane flying, indoor volleyball (pickup and league), indoor rock climbing, ballroom dancing, belly dancing, hunter safety, weight room, etc.

The list of available classes can be found at http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/recreation/fall-winter-20142015-activity-recreation-guide

Cost:

$5 or less for drop-in activities;

$90-160 for a time-limited specialty class

Benefits to Teens:

  1. “It’s not about being a jock. It’s not about being athletic. It’s about moving your body; and when you do that, you feel better.”
  2. Social interaction. You can go with your friend, but you’re going to have the opportunity to meet other people, or get to know people you kind of know. “You discover more about people in an hour of play than a year of conversation.” – Plato.
  3. Affordablity. Most classes are as little as $1.
  4. It’s fun! And who knows, maybe you;ll find something that will become a lifelong passion.   Or you can just fill a Saturday.

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