Palm Coast - There is one last 'The Chill Zone' for teens before summer break and it's happening Friday, May 17 from 5:30-10 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. The Chill Zone offers teens age 13-17 a free place to hang out, eat pizza, listen to music, watch movies and play video games in a fun and safe environment. Since the Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt was canceled last month due to inclement weather, there will be an Ultimate Battle Zone Sports Nerf Game and the Game Time Game Truck will be present at The Chill Zone that evening. Morejon and Andrews Orthodontics is sponsoring the Game Time Game Truck.
There are additional entertainment options for teens this spring and summer. Here's a lineup of some of the programs.
New! Teen Adventure Camp - Campers will embark on eight exciting field trip adventures plus spend time at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. They will go rock climbing and zip lining, visit a water park and trampoline park, and more. See the website for a full lineup of trips for each session, which are Monday through Friday, June 10-21 and July 15-26 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This is for students grades 6-9 (grade just completed) and costs $275/session. A bagged lunch is available at no extra charge through the school district summer lunch program. Register at parksandrec.fun/camps.
New! Mountain Biking Camp - Participants will learn basic off-road bike skills, explore and maintain trails, improve fitness and understand the importance of teamwork and goal setting. Trail location will vary throughout the week. Camp runs Monday through Friday, July 8-12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Mala Compra, 5862 N. Ocean Shore Blvd, and Graham Swamp, 5135 Colbert Lane. This is for youth ages 11-18 and costs $50 for the entire week. Register at parksandrec.fun/camps.
Palm Coast Shredders - Participants will learn basic off-road bike skills, explore trails, improve fitness, and understand teamwork and goal setting. Helmets and mountain bikes are required. A limited number of helmets and bikes may be available to borrow based on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as appropriately sized for the participant. The final spring session for ages 12-18 runs Tuesdays, May 7-28 from 6-7:30 p.m. There are three sessions in the summer for ages 11-18 also on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Session 1 is June 4-25, session 2 is July 2-30 and session 3 is Aug. 6-27. The cost is $5 per session. Each class during the sessions will rotate locations between Linear Park located at 31 Greenway Ct, Mala Compra and Graham Swamp. Check the website for exact locations by date. Register at parksandrec.fun/teens.
Junior Development - This clinic is for advanced level tennis players who will develop athletic skills through a game-based approach. The focus is on refining tactics and techniques for doubles and singles. This takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 4-Aug. 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center. Players must be ages 11-18 and the cost is $15 per day. Register at parksandrec.fun/teens.
Junior Lifeguard Camp - The Junior Lifeguard Camp offers step-by-step lifeguarding skill development. Swimmers ages 11-15 will learn water safety, lifeguard rescues, first aid and CPR/AED. There are two sessions on weekends, June 29-30 and July 20-21 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center. Class attendees will receive a CPR mask, Red Cross whistle and t-shirt. The cost is $70 per session. Register at parksandrec.fun/camps.
Palm Coast Youth Swim Team - Our seasonal swim team emphasizes fun, fitness and teamwork for all swimming abilities. This is held Monday through Friday, June 10-Aug. 9 from 8-9 a.m. at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center. This is designed for ages 5-17 and costs $40 per month. Register at parksandrec.fun/aquatics.
For more information, please call Parks & Rec at 386-986-2323.