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8.14.2014

Fantastic Fit Fall

A fantastic fit fall is just around the corner. Make friends with similar goals and interests while participating in these popular health and fitness activities.

Register in-person at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center or register online NOW! Not a resident? No Rec Pass? That's ok! Activity registration is open to everyone.

Barre Fitness - You've heard about it, now get ready to burn fat, sculpt muscles and have fun in this new activity! Barre focuses on conditioning and toning the entire body. By blending classical ballet exercises, pilates and traditional conditioning movements, awesome expert Sandi Phillips helps you to develop muscular endurance, dynamic balance, flexibility, posture and core strength. No previous dance experience necessary. Open to ages 16 years and older, classes start Friday September 19 at 11:15 am at Wylie Recreation Center.

Chair Exercise - Fit and fun low impact exercise adapted to fit the needs of those with disabilities, poor balance or trouble standing on the floor to exercise. Awesome expert Joyce McGaughey uses a variety of tools such as resistance bands, arm weights and group exercise techniques to keep you on your toes and feeling great! Open to ages 55 years and older, on-going classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 am at Wylie Senior Recreation Center.

Cardio Ballroom - NEW! Awesome expert Johhny Tan teaches you how to Mambo, Tango and Merengue your way into getting fit! Gain musicality and balance with this unique combination of endurance and dance conditioning. Learn popular moves while developing coordination. No partner needed in this infectiously fun and easy calorie burning group exercise environment. Open to ages 18 years and older, classes begin Tuesday, September 9 at 10:30 am at Wylie Recreation Center.

Kickboxing - Kick, punch and sweat your way to your fitness goals with awesome expert Sandi Phillips. Burn calories fast while you increase cardiovascular endurance, strengthen and tone muscle. Develop coordination while learning boxing combinations such as jabs, hooks, uppercuts and kicks in a positive and encouraging group setting. Open to ages 18 years and older, classes begin Monday, September 15 at 8:30 am at Wylie Recreation Center.

Extreme Boot Camp - Test your limits in the toughest workout program Wylie Recreation Center offers with awesome expert Lauren Davis. Run, jump, lift, and sweat your way towards achieving the body you’ve longed for. This intense program utilizes metabolic fat burning exercises to help you push your body to a new level to create a new you! Depending on weather, class may be held outside. Open to ages 13 years and older, classes begin Saturday, September 13 at 9 am at Wylie Recreation Center.

Boot Camp - Get into the best shape of your life with awesome expert Lauren Davis while having a blast! This intense, result-oriented combination of interval cardio and total body sculpting exercises delivers the results you want at a high-energy and accelerated pace. All fitness levels benefit from this exciting, challenging and rewarding workout. On-going 5:10 am and 6 pm classes available at Wylie Recreation Center.

Tai Chi - Tai Chi Chuan, better known as Tai Chi, is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced as a superior health art and a form of moving meditation. Awesome expert James Randell leads you through focused, slow and controlled movements that enhance balance, agility, flexibility and strength while reducing stress and improving mental alertness. Open to ages 18 years and older, classes begin Monday, September 29 at 5:20 pm at Wylie Recreation Center.

Zumba - Ditch the workout and join the party! This fusion of Latin and international music creates a dynamic, exciting and effective cardio session. The routines feature interval training techniques with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Lose yourself in energetic moves while shaping up with awesome expert Erin Larew. Open to ages 13 years and older, on-going classes offered for both beginner and advanced students at Wylie Recreation Center.

Yoga - Beneficial for all fitness and experience levels, yoga produces a feeling of well-being and body-awareness. Enjoy an energetic workout that uses a flowing series of postures to increase strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Awesome experts Patti Bradley and Katharine Isbell teach you how to coordinate breathing with movement to improve mental and physical health and release stress. Patti's morning classes are open to ages 13 years and older on Monday and Wednesday, starting September 3 at 10 am. Katharine's evening classes are open to ages 16 years and older on Monday and Wednesday, starting September 3 at 6:30 pm at Wylie Recreation Center.


AWESOME EXPERTS
Sandi Phillips has been a Group Fitness instructor since 2009 teaching Step aerobics, Step Circuit, Club box, Kickboxing, Body Works weight training and Boot Camp. She holds AFFA Primary Group Exercise Certification and has attended an AFFA Kickboxing Workshop. She is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and was part of an elite group within the DCC that performed on worldwide USO tours.

Joyce McGaughey teaches Chair Exercise at the Senior Recreation Center. She is a senior herself and has been volunteering her time for the past three years to make this program the success it is. Her class has grown exponentially since its early days due to her motivation and determination to help her peers be fit and
live healthy.

Johnny Tan has been ballroom dancing for over fourteen years. He has taught private and group lessons for the last ten years. He has performed with his dance partners at private and charity events in Baton Rouge and Dallas. Johnny trained with the late Betty Tamas in Baton Rouge and in Dallas he received training from world champions, Gocha Cherkoev and Shorena Gachechiladze. According to Johnny, “Dancing with heart and passion creates a lifetime of bliss in a three-and-a-half-minute song.”

Lauren Davis offers AM Boot Camp. She has played competitive sports including tennis, basketball, softball and golf for over thirty years. Her passion for physical fitness drew her toward boot camp classes which offer a fun, challenging, and motivating workout that continually push your entire body to its full potential. Lauren loves the variety that boot camp classes provide and is always incorporating new elements into her classes.

James Randell has been practicing Tibetan, Wu, Wu(Hao) and Yang T’ai Chi since 1990. He began his student teaching in 1998 under the direction of his teacher and mentor Dr Robert Carpenter, in New Mexico. After four years of training James was awarded a black belt and the title of “Sifu” (teacher) in Yang style T’ai Chi in 2000. He has taught at the YMCA in Dallas and Plano as well as private and semi private classes.

Erin Larew offers Zumba and X-Biking Indoor Mountain Biking. She has held certificates in Mad Dogg Spinning, Trixter SportCAT and other cycling instructor certifications. Erin began teaching cycling in 2006 in West Virginia and continued to teach since moving to Texas in Garland and Murphy gyms. She is an avid road cyclist and enjoys bringing the road to the classroom. Erin is also a certified Zumba instructor and has been teaching Zumba since early 2009 in Garland and Wylie Recreation Center since 2011.

Patti Bradley is certified through Yoga Fit and has been teaching since 2009 in the US and abroad. She is completing Yoga Alliance training locally with Alpha Omega Yoga. Patti is a Certified Fitness Specialist through the Cooper Institute and uses her training in anatomy to complement her gentle yoga flow approach. Patti enjoys teaching everyone, beginners, athletes and seniors.

Katharine Isbell is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and has completed over five-hundred hours of yoga training. Her specialty is Gentle Flow Yoga in which poses and flows are chosen to suit the student’s abilities and are sequenced into a coherent practice. She has been teaching in the area for over six years.

8.12.2014

Adult Country, Tango, Jazz Dance and More!

Country Dance Two Step - Boot scoot your way to fun and health! Learn basic steps and turns, and work up to more advanced moves. Energizing steps get your feet moving as you build confidence. All levels benefit from a self-paced instruction that helps you dance like a pro. Classes held at Wylie Recreation Center and open to ages 16 years and older. Taught by awesome expert, Johnny Tan, courses begin Monday, September 8 at 8:30 pm.

Ballroom Dance - Get serious about learning ballroom dance! Learn a variety of steps and combinations at your own pace. Gain confidence, experience and new moves. Learn graceful partnering in a comfortable and friendly environment. Prepare to be a hit at the next wedding or party. Classes held at Wylie Recreation Center and open to ages 16 years and older. Taught by awesome expert, Johnny Tan, courses begin Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm. Tuesday morning courses are also available!

Senior Round Up Line Dance - Learn to boot-scootin-boogie with friends. Line dancing improves balance, memory and cardio stamina. Learn the basic steps of traditional line dances and country couple dance. All levels welcome. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and 3rd Saturday each month at Wylie Senior Recreation Center. Courses are open to ages 55 years and older. Taught by awesome instructor, Natalie Janson, courses begin Tuesday, September 9 at 10 am.

Jazz Dance - All... that...jazz! For exercise or fun learn stretching techniques to encourage muscle strength and toning. Combine basic ballet techniques with upbeat modern steps found in Pop and Broadway. Engage in cardio strengthening warm-ups, across the floor movements, center work and short combinations. All levels welcome! Classes held at Wylie Recreation Center and open to ages 18 years and older. Taught by awesome expert, Jamie Williams, courses begin Wednesday, October 15 at 7:15 pm.

Hip Hop - The hottest moves for any level! Express personal style, self-awareness and assertiveness while improving motor skills, memory retention and making new friends. Learn the basics of rhythm using a variety of smooth, bouncy and hype moves set to energetic melodies. Classes held at Wylie Recreation Center and open to ages 18 year and older. Taught by awesome expert, Jamie Williams, courses begin Wednesday, September 24 at 6:20 pm.

Ballet - Considered by many to be the foundation for all types of dance, this instruction includes barre work, across the floor progressions, centre work and combinations. Curriculum focuses on the French terminology and appropriate classical music. All levels of dance experience welcome. Classes held at Wylie Recreation Center and open to ages 18 years and older. Taught by awesome expert, Jamie Williams, courses begin Monday, September 8 at 11:30 am.

Register in-person at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center or register online NOW! Not a resident? No Rec Pass? That's ok! Activity registration is open to everyone.

Natalie Janson has been Line Dancing with her father as early as she can remember. Her unique classroom teaching style and charisma make learning line dances easy for any age or skill level. When not working at the Senior Recreation Center, you can bet Natalie is dancing the night away at Southern Junction where she and her father, Ben, instruct together.

Johnny Tan has been ballroom dancing for over fourteen years. He has taught private and group lessons for the last ten years. He has performed with his dance partners at private and charity events in Baton Rouge and Dallas. Johnny trained with the late Betty Tamas in Baton Rouge and in Dallas he received training from world champions, Gocha Cherkoev and Shorena Gachechiladze. According to Johnny, “Dancing with heart and passion creates a lifetime of bliss in a three-and-a-half-minute song.”

Jamie Williams offers a variety of dance classes including Hip Hop, Drill Team, Ballet and Tap for children and adults. She was captain of her award winning high school drill team. She has been choreographing and teaching dance full time to all ages for the past seven years. Jamie founded, directed and choreographed for Dance Unending Performing Company for three years. Jamie constantly strives to widen her dance experience and learn new methods and techniques.

The Arts Preschool Style

Register your little one for these fun and educational Arts activities at Wylie Recreation Center. Courses starting soon.

Ballet - Considered by many to be the foundation for all types of dance, this instruction includes barre work, across the floor progressions, centre work and combinations. Curriculum focuses on the French terminology and appropriate classical music. All levels of dance experience welcome. Open to ages 3 - 5 years. Courses are taught by awesome expert, Jamie Williams and meet Wednesday, 4:30 pm starting September 3.

ABC’s & 123’s - A is for Alligator and F is for FUN! In a positive learning environment develop critical thinking, problem solving and social skills. Develop fine motor skills and get creative with arts and crafts. Help the successful transition to kindergarten through a variety of games and purposeful play. Open to ages 2 - 5 years. Courses are taught by awesome expert, Angela Daniel and meet Friday, 9:30 am starting September 5.

Crafty Kids - Explore kid crafts worthy of proud display on the refrigerator door! Learn how to follow instructions while making friends and thinking creatively. Enjoy fun and educational themed projects while working on hand and eye coordination through cutting, pasting, coloring and more! Parent participation required. Dress to mess. Registration includes child and parent. Open to ages 2 - 5 years. Courses taught by awesome expert, Angela Daniel and meet Monday, 11:30 am starting September 8.

Register in-person at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center or register online NOW! Not a resident? No Rec Pass? That's ok! Activity registration is open to everyone.

Jamie Williams offers a variety of dance classes including Hip Hop, Drill Team, Ballet and Tap for children and adults. She was captain of her award winning high school drill team. She has been choreographing and teaching dance full time to all ages for the past seven years. Jamie founded, directed and choreographed for Dance Unending Performing Company for three years. Jamie constantly strives to widen her dance experience and learn new methods and techniques.

Angela Daniel is a mother of two and has been working part-time at Wylie Recreation Center since opening in February of 2010. Before that, she worked in Houston as a early childhood educator. She enjoys making crafts and planning activities for children. She has been teaching Creative Movement at Wylie Recreation Center since the Summer of 2011. She is passionate about children of all ages and loves having opportunities to engage the community in fun and exciting activities.

8.11.2014

Blog Basics and Web Design {Adult Tech}

Learn to blog with awesome expert, Carrie Lindsey in the new Blogging Basics courses at Wylie Recreation Center! Courses start Wednesday, September 10. Saturday courses also available. Blogging can be a great way to share your story, express yourself and even make some money. Discuss everything you need to know to get started blogging, from technical details to social media to creating blog posts people want to read.

Tech activities are hot and always evolving. Learn how to create beautiful, modern day websites without writing a single line of code in Weebly Web Design at Wylie Recreation Center. Learn how to use Weebly and Pixlr and help bring your vision online in courses designed for adults starting October 3. Create a blog, talk about your interests and showcase a business or your talents. Edit your images and make your site shine with the guidance of awesome tech expert, Adrian R. Sánchez.

Register in-person at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center or register online NOW! Not a resident? No Rec Pass? That's ok! Activity registration is open to everyone.

Carrie Lindsey is a local blogger and mother of two small children. She’s turned her blog into a source of extra income for her family, and loves to share her tips and tricks with other budding bloggers. She believes blogging is a great way to connect with other people and possible clients. Carrie teaches basic blogging and social media skills designed to help grow your blog, whether it’s a “just for fun” personal blog or an extension of your small business. You can see her blog at www.CarrieElle.com.

Adrian R. Sánchez, owner of 8Bit Education, offers a variety of Digital Media classes ranging from Game Design to Cinematography. Adrian is an ITT Graduate with Honors in the area of Media Technologies. He has more than five years teaching experience throughout the Dallas Metropolitan area. He has been working with Dallas International in Dallas and Richardson since 2011. His goal is to prepare students for the ever-growing IT markets through fun, interactive and educational courses.





Adult Ballet Transforms Your Form


Considered by many to be the foundation for all types of dance, Ballet for adults starts Monday, September 8 at 11:30 am. This instruction includes barre work, across the floor progressions, centre work and combinations. Awesome expert Jamie Williams guides you through curriculum that focuses on the French terminology and appropriate classical music. All levels of dance experience welcome.

Register in-person at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center or register online NOW! Not a resident? No Rec Pass? That's ok! Activity registration is open to everyone.

Jamie Williams offers a variety of dance classes including Hip Hop, Drill Team, Ballet and Tap for children and adults. She was captain of her award winning high school drill team. She has been choreographing and teaching dance full time to all ages for the past seven years. Jamie founded, directed and choreographed for Dance Unending Performing Company for three years. Jamie constantly strives to widen her dance experience and learn new methods and techniques.

8.06.2014

New! Weebly Web Design


Learn how to create beautiful, modern day websites without writing a single line of code in Weebly Web Design at Wylie Recreation Center. Learn how to use Weebly and Pixlr and help bring your vision online in courses designed for kids starting September 3, and adults starting October 3. Create a blog, talk about your interests and showcase a business or your talents. Edit your images and make your site shine with the guidance of awesome tech expert, Adrian R. Sánchez.

Register in-person at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center or register online NOW! Not a resident? No Rec Pass? That's ok! Activity registration is open to everyone.

Adrian R. Sánchez, owner of 8Bit Education, offers a variety of Digital Media classes ranging from Game Design to Cinematography. Adrian is an ITT Graduate with Honors in the area of Media Technologies. He has more than five years teaching experience throughout the Dallas Metropolitan area. He has been working with Dallas International in Dallas and Richardson since 2011. His goal is to prepare students for the ever-growing IT markets through fun, interactive and educational courses.

Defy Age, Aches and Gravity {Tai Chi}



Tai Chi Chuan, better known as Tai Chi, is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced as a superior health art and a form of moving meditation. New courses start September 3, 5:20 pm at Wylie Recreation Center and are open to ages 18 years and older. Awesome expert, James Randell guides you through focused, slow and controlled movements that enhance balance, agility, flexibility and strength while reducing stress and improving mental alertness.

Register in-person at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center or register online NOW! Not a resident? No Rec Pass? That's ok! Activity registration is open to everyone.

James Randell has been practicing Tibetan, Wu, Wu(Hao) and Yang T’ai Chi since 1990. He began his student teaching in 1998 under the direction of his teacher and mentor Dr. Robert Carpenter, in New Mexico. After four years of training James was awarded a black belt and the title of “Sifu” (teacher) in Yang style T’ai Chi in 2000. He has taught at the YMCA in Dallas and Plano as well as private and semi private classes.

8.05.2014

Hip Hop Adults and Kids Classes



The hottest hip hop moves for any level start Wednesday, September 3! Adults and kids, express personal style, self-awareness and assertiveness while improving motor skills, memory retention and making new friends. Learn the basics of rhythm using a variety of smooth, bouncy and hype moves set to energetic melodies. Kid classes are open to ages 6 - 10 years. Adult classes are open to ages 18 and older. All classes are held at Wylie Recreation Center and taught by awesome expert, Jamie Williams.

Register in-person at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center or register online NOW! Not a resident? No Rec Pass? That's ok! Activity registration is open to everyone.

8.04.2014

Register for Fall / Winter 2014 {Standard Registration Starts Now!}



Register in-person or online during Standard Registration for Fall / Winter 2014 recreation activities. Registration continues until activities are full, but don't wait. Many activities fill up quickly.

Activity registration is open to everyone. No membership, pass or residency criteria needs to be met to register for Wylie recreation activities. A 15% off discount is available to Rec Pass Holders on most programs.

Pick up a hardcopy of the latest Activity Menu and register in-person at Wylie Recreation Center or Senior Recreation Center. Register online or browse here and here.







7.31.2014

The Arts - Save 30% Through Sunday {Early Bird Online Reg}


Rec Pass Holders, save 30% on Artful Oil Painting, Ballroom Dance, Jazz Dance, Hip Hop, Ballet and more now through Sunday 8/3 during Fall/Winter Early Bird Online Registration.

7.30.2014

Who Wants to Save 30% on Sports Instruction? {Fall / Winter Rec Activities}



Rec Pass Holders, save 30% on Karate, Soccer Shots and Tennis now through Sunday, 8/3 during Early Bird Online Registration for Fall / Winter activities.

Plan Your Next Party With Us!


Schedule your next meeting, party, gathering or special event with Wylie Parks and Recreation!

Pavilions
Perfect picnic and outdoor party spots near you! Covered pavilions with lights, electrical outlets, tables and benches available at Olde City Park and Community Park, $25/hour or $10/hour Wylie Resident Rate. Pavilion reservations at no charge are available at Eureka Park, Friendship Park, Kreymer Estates Park, Valentine Park and Riverway Park. Review prior to requesting your booking: Park Rules and Guidelines and Rental Terms and Conditions. For more information, please contact Wylie Parks & Recreation Administration, Parks@WylieTexas.gov or 972-516-6340.


Indoor Facilities
Wylie residents, ask about the discounted Wylie Resident Rate! With at least two weeks’ notice and availability, reservations are accepted up to 90 days in advance. All rentals have a two hour minimum. A $100 deposit is required for each permit. Up to four bookings may be assigned to a permit. Please review rules and guidelines, terms and conditions, and capacities prior reservation inquiry.

Wylie Rec Center
Wylie Recreation Center is nestled in the center of the City of Wylie Municipal Complex, north of Wylie High School on Country Club Road. A classroom and meeting room are available for meetings, parties or gatherings daily during public hours. Private reservation hours are available Friday 10 – 11 pm, Saturday 8 – 11 pm, and Sunday 9 am – 12 pm and 8 – 9 pm. The classroom is perfect for small parties at $40 per hour. The meeting room is designed for larger parties and meetings and available at $55 per hour per side. The full room is available for $110 per hour. Rent the full meeting room for four or more hours at a discounted rate of $81.25 per hour. Add-on kitchen space is also available with the rental of the north side of the meeting room or the full room at $45 per hour.

Gym reservations for basketball, volleyball and other games are available at $65 per hour per side. Gym rental hours are Friday and Saturday 5 pm – 11 pm and Sunday 9 am – 11:30 am and 5 pm – 9 pm. Please note that the center is open to the public until 10 pm on Friday and open until 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The Climbing Wall is available for small groups or party add-on at $65 per hour. Parties of 11 or more guests must also reserve a room. Climbing Wall rental hours are Saturday 9 am – 12 pm and 5:30 pm – 11 pm. Please note that the center is open to the public until 8 pm.

Bart Peddicord Community Center
Bart Peddicord Community Center is located in downtown Wylie in the old post office. A meeting room and small conference room are available for parties or meetings at a $35 per hour. This space is available Monday through Thursday 9 am – 9 pm, Friday 9 am – 11 pm, Saturday 9 am – 11 pm and Sunday 9 am – 9 pm. A kitchen is available as an add-on with your rental at $35 per hour.

7.28.2014

Freezer Monday {National Park and Recreation Month}

Don't miss our final Freezer Monday, today from 2-3 PM or until we run out. Find us near the Wylie Recreation Center entrance.

Get The Worm! Early Bird Starts NOW {Fall / Winter Registration}





Get the worm and save! Rec Pass Holders get 30% off during Early Bird Online Registration, TODAY, Monday, July 28, 9 am through August 3 on most FALL / Winter 2014 Wylie Recreation activities.

Check out our improved registration site. Register for Boot Camp, Zumba, Tai Chi and much more!

No Rec Pass? You are still eligible for a 15% discount during Early Bird Online Registration on most FALL / WINTER 2014 activities.

Browse online or check out the flip book.

Standard in-person and online registration starts Monday August 4, 9 am atWylie Recreation Center and Senior Recreation Center. Standard Registrationcontinues until activities are filled. A discount of 15% is applied to Rec Pass Holder activity registrations during Standard Registration on most FALL / WINTER 2014 activities.

Use your online account tied to your Rec Pass to receive the full discount. Some activity discount exclusions apply. Non-refundable transaction fees applied to all online registrations.


7.25.2014

Crime Scene Challenge Winners!


Crime Scene Challenge - Thank you for solving our crime today.  The winner of the most correct answer is Feven!  The winner of the most creative answer is Holden!

Well done!  Joker and Penguin almost got away with Cat Woman's money. 

Blacklights, Food Truck Friday & Mad Science FUN! {National Park and Rec Month}


Blacklight Teen Scream - Climb and laser tag the night away! Open to ages 10 – 14 years old, Saturday, July 26, 8:30 – 10 PM. $5 if registered by July 24. Register at $7 starting July 25. Register online or in-person at Wylie Recreation Center.

Food Truck Friday - LoLo's Catering and Concession food truck will be serving up tasty treats TONIGHT just outside of Wylie Recreation Center July 25, 5 - 9:30 PM.

Mad Science Family Lab Night - Enjoy this very popular crew’s take on science. Includes performance and audience participation. Free! Open to ages 3 years and older, TONIGHT, July 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as National Park and Recreation Month. Check out Wylie's wide variety of July-only activities ranging from health and wellness to nature and community spirit that we have added for this special month.

7.24.2014

Blacklight Teen Scream, Archery Tag & Mad Science Family Lab Night! {National Park and Rec Month}


Wylie Recreation Center is hosting Blacklight Teen Scream Saturday night! Climb and laser tag the night away! Open to ages 10 – 14 years old, July 26, 8:30 – 10 PM. $5 if registered by July 24. Register at $7 starting July 25. Registration required.

Mad Science Family Lab Night is back Friday night! Enjoy this very popular crew’s take on science. Includes performance and audience participation. Open to ages 3 years and older, July 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. No registration required.

LoLo's Catering and Concession food truck will be serving up tasty treats Friday night just outside Wylie Recreation Center July 25, 5 - 9:30 PM.

Archery Tag tonight! This exciting activity combines the intensity and excitement of dodgeball and paintball while using the skill-set of archery with patented foam-tipped arrows. Open to ages 8 years and older at Wylie Recreation Center, July 24, 6:30 – 8 PM. Registration required.

Register online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. Check out other exciting Park and Recreation Month activities during the month of July!

7.23.2014

Don't Miss Out On These Exciting Events {National Park and Recreation Month}

Make sure and add Archery Tag and Black Light Teen Scream to your calendars this week!


Archery Tag - Combines the intensity and excitement of dodgeball and paintball with the precision of archery using patented foam-tipped arrows. Open to ages 8 years and older, July 24, 6:30 - 8 PM. Participants must check in at the Wylie Recreation Center Front Desk. Parent signature required for participants 17 and under.


Black Light Teen Scream - Put on your neon clothes and play laser tag and climb our 26ft climbing wall all under the black lights! Open to ages 10 - 14 years old, July 26, 8:30 - 10 PM.  $5 if registered by July 24. Register for $7 starting July 25.

7.22.2014

Young Rembrandts Animal Cartoon Workshop

There are just a few spots left in this extraordinary art camp! 

Foster self-expression through art in Young Rembrandts Animal Cartoon Workshop! This premier instructional drawing program offers unique step-by-step drawing methods. Learn about line, composition and color while exploring fun and playful subjects. Start and finish amazing projects that impress the best, gain confidence, exercise imagination and unlock creative potential and passion for art. Laugh-out-loud-funny, mind-bendingly-adorable and awesome-beyond-belief are just some of the words that best describe this workshop. Learn how to draw animals of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Personify ordinary animals, transforming them into fully-realized cartoon characters. All levels welcome.

Camp held at Wylie Recreation Center August 4 - 8 from 2:30 - 4 pm for ages 6-12yrs. $95 per participant. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. Just a few spots left! No Rec Pass required!

Spidey School & Mad Science Family Lab Night {National Park and Rec Month}


Spidey School is back again! Introduce your little ones to the climbing wall while learning about safety and proper technique. Open to ages 3 – 5 years old, 10 – 10:45 AM and ages 6 – 8 years old, 11 – 11:45 AM, July 22. Registration required by July 18. Register online or at Wylie Recreation Center.

Mad Science Family Lab Night is back for the second year in a row! Enjoy this very popular crew’s take on science. Includes performance and audience participation. Open to ages 3 years and older, July 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. FREE!

LoLo's Catering and Concession food truck will be back serving up tasty treats just outside Wylie Recreation Center from 5 - 9 PM!

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as National Park and Recreation Month. Check out Wylie's wide variety of July-only activities ranging from health and wellness to nature and community spirit that we have added for this special month. Check out more events during this month-long party!

7.21.2014

Engineering How Amusing Camp

Amusement park thrills and spills! In our Engineering How Amusing camp, explore how marine, mechanical and chemical engineering impacts riding a rollercoaster, playing a floating boat game and enjoying a refreshing ice cream treat. Divide into theme park teams and challenge the others in engineering related contests. Create amazing projects to take home. $25 supply fee payable to instructor on first day.

Camp held at Wylie Recreation Center July 28 - 31 from 1 - 4 pm. $110 per participant. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. Just a few spots left! No Rec Pass required!

Blacklight Teen Scream, Spidey School, Archery Tag & MORE! {National Park and Rec Month}


This week of National Park and Rec Month is jam-packed full of activities!

Geo Cache Wylie ends today at 12 PM! Plug in the coordinates and decipher the secret Park and Recreation Month code! Open to all ages, July 14 – 21. Get the coordinates. Winner of drawing will be announced at noon.

Freezer Monday is back! Free snowcones every Monday, all month long, 2 – 3 PM or until we run out.

Don't miss our Blacklight Teen Scream Saturday night! Dance, climb and laser tag the night away! Open to ages 10 – 14 years old, July 26, 8:30 – 10 PM. $5 if registered by July 24. Register at $7 starting July 25. Registration required.

Spidey School - Introduce your little ones to the climbing wall while learning about safety and proper technique. Open to ages 3 – 5 years old, 10 – 10:45 AM and ages 6 – 8 years old, 11 – 11:45 AM, July 22. Registration required by July 18.

Archery Tag - Combines the intensity and excitement of dodgeball and paintball while using the skill-set of archery with patented foam-tipped arrows. Open to ages 8 years and older at Wylie Recreation Center, July 24, 6:30 – 8 PM.

Register online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. Check out other exciting Park and Recreation Month activities during the month of July!

7.18.2014

Archery Tag, Family Lab Night and Blacklight Teen Scream - Week 3 {National Park and Rec Month}




Freezer Monday - Free snowcones every Monday, all month long, 2 – 3 PM or until we run out.

Geo Cache - Wylie Plug in the coordinates and decipher the secret Park and Recreation Month code! Open to all ages, July 14 – 21.

Archery Tag - Combines the intensity and excitement of dodgeball and paintball while using the skill-set of archery with patented foam-tipped arrows. Open to ages 8 years and older, July 24, 6:30 – 8 PM.

Food Truck Friday - Try out these tasty treats! July 25, 5 – 9:30 PM.

Family Face Off - Put your family team together and compete in Pictionary, Charades, Catch Phrase and more. Open to ages 8 years and older, July 22, 6:30 – 8 PM. Sign up at the front desk. Rec Pass required.

Crime Scene Challenge - Test your forensic skills. Walk through a mock crime scene looking for clues and try to solve the crime! Open to ages 10 years and older, July 25, 10 AM – 4 PM. Rec Pass required.

Mad Science Family Lab Night - Enjoy this very popular crew’s take on science. Includes performance and audience participation. Open to ages 3 years and older, July 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Blacklight Teen Scream - Dance, climb and laser tag. Open to ages 10 – 14 years old, July 26, 8:30 – 10 PM. $5 if registered by July 24. Register at $7 starting July 25.

Events held at Wylie Recreation Center. Waiver may be required prior to participation for some equipment and attractions. A Rec Pass may be required for some activities as noted. All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as National Park and Recreation Month. Check out Wylie's wide variety of July-only activities ranging from health and wellness to nature and community spirit that we have added for this special month.



7.17.2014

Friday FUN - The Lego Movie and More! {National Park and Recreation Month}


The Lawnchair Theater Presents The Lego Movie! An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. Bring something to sit on and money for concessions. Movie Rating: PG, July 18, daylight determines start time (approximately 8:45 – 10:15 PM). This is a FREE event. No registration required.

Enjoy a Granola Bar Friday morning and again Friday evening before The Lego Movie begins! Pick your faves and make your own summer mix. Raisins, craisins, seeds and more! Open to all ages, July 18, 9 – 11 AM & 8 – 9 PM.

Food Truck Friday is back! LoLo’s will be returning with philly cheesesteaks and more! Easy Slider and Epic Pop Kettle Corn will also be providing yummy treats! Open to all ages, 5 – 9:30 PM.
Race to the Top Inflatable - Be the first to grab the flag off the top of this inflated “hill”. Open to ages 7 years and older, July 18, 1 – 9 pm. Rec Pass required. Located in Wylie Recreation Center.

Bounce House and Games - Open to ages 3 years and older, July 18, 5 – 9 PM. FREE!

7.16.2014

Blacklights, Spidey School and Teddy Bears OH MY! {National Park and Recreation Month}

Teddy Bear Picnic - Bring your bears and a picnic lunch for a story, crafts, a bear movie and lots of fun TOMORROW! Open to ages 2 – 6 years old, July 17, 10:30 AM – 12 PM. Registration required. 

Spidey School - Introduce your little ones to the climbing wall while learning about safety and proper technique. Open to ages 3 – 5 years old, 10 – 10:45 AM and ages 6 – 8 years old, 11 – 11:45 AM, July 22. Registration required by July 18.

Blacklight Teen Scream - Dance, climb and laser tag. Open to ages 10 – 14 years old, July 26, 8:30 – 10 PM. $5 if registered by July 24. Register at $7 starting July 25.

Register online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. Check out other exciting Park and Recreation Month activities during the month of July!

RecMob at Creekside Estates Park in 30 Minutes {National Park and Recreation Month}

Join us for day 2 of RecMob at Creekside Estates Park from 10 - 11 AM.  N. Lewis Road and Hinnant Drive.

7.15.2014

Robotics Camp

We have just a few spots left in our Robotics camp!

Hands-on technology instruction emphasizes learning, growth and fun! Enhance teamwork, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Learn how to build a Robotic Cobra or Moon Rover using the latest EV3 kits, then program and bring the robot to life. Control the Cobra via Bluetooth phone and drive the Moon Rover. Video featuring the build and the final result available at the end of camp. $120 per participant. Open to ages 7-12.

Camp held at Wylie Recreation Center July 28 - August 1 from 10 am - 12 pm. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. Just a few spots left! No Rec Pass required!

Rec Mob at Olde City Park in 30 minutes {National Park and Recreation Month}


We are bringing the Recreation Center to You! Come get MOBBED at Olde City Park from 10 11 AM!  112 S. Ballard Ave.


Archery Tag, Mad Science and More! {National Park and Rec Month}


You won't want to miss these exciting FREE events going on during National Park and Recreation Month!

Plant a Plant - Make friends with the flora! Plant your own take-home flower and learn from Park pros about caring for your blooms. Open to all ages, July 16, 10 – 11 AM outside of Wylie Recreation Center.

Archery Tag - Combines the intensity and excitement of dodgeball and paintball while using the skill-set of archery with patented foam-tipped arrows. Open to ages 8 years and older at Wylie Recreation Center, July 24, 6:30 – 8 PM.

Mad Science Family Lab Night - Enjoy this very popular crew’s take on science. Includes performance and audience participation. Open to ages 3 years and older, July 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

7.14.2014

The Fun Continues!!! {National Park and Rec Month}

Don't miss out on fun and exciting events coming up during National Park and Recreation Month.

Freezer Monday - Free snowcones every Monday, all month long, 2-3 PM or until we run out.  Find us near the Wylie Recreation Center entrance.

Geocache Wylie - Plug in the coordinates and decipher the secret Park and Recreation Month code! Open to all ages, July 14-21. Pick up your coordinates at the Wylie Recreation Center Front Desk.

Rec Mob - Get Mobbed! We are bringing the Rec Center to a park near you! Staff-led camp style games and activities for 3 days in 3 parks. Locations posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 30 minutes before mob time. Attend all 3 mobs and win a prize! Open to all ages, July 15, 16, & 17, 10-11 AM.

Take A Hike - Explore the local native landscape with Wylie Parks staff leading the tour. Open to all ages, July 15, 6:30-7:30 PM. Registration required by July 14.

Spidey School - Introduce your little ones to the climbing wall while learning about safety and proper technique. Open to ages 3-5, 10-10:45 AM and ages 6-8, 11-11:45 AM, July 22. Registration required by July 18.

7.11.2014

Granola, Inflatables and The LEGO Movie Don't Miss Week 2 {National Park and Rec Month}


Week 2 July 14 - 18 at Wylie Rec Center

Freezer Monday - Free snowcones every Monday, all month long, 2 – 3 PM or until we run out.

Geo Cache - Wylie Plug in the coordinates and decipher the secret Park and Recreation Month code! Open to all ages, July 14 – 21.

Rec Mob - Winner of the 2013 Regional Texas Recreation and Parks Society Excellence in Communication Award. Get mobbed! We are bringing the Rec Center to a park near you! Staff-led camp style games and activities for 3 days in 3 parks. Locations posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 30 minutes before mob time. Attend all 3 mobs and win a prize! Open to all ages, July 15, 16, & 17, 10 – 11 AM.

Take a Hike - Explore the local native landscape with Wylie Parks staff leading the tour. Open to all ages, July 15, 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

Plant a Plant - Make friends with the flora! Plant your own take-home flower and learn from Park pros about caring for your blooms. Open to all ages, July 16, 10 – 11 AM.

Teddy Bear Picnic - Bring your bears and a picnic lunch for a story, crafts, a bear movie and lots of fun! Open to ages 2 – 6 years old, July 17, 10:30 AM – 12 PM. Registration required.

Granola Bar - Pick your faves and make your own summer mix. Raisins, craisins, seeds and more! Open to all ages, July 18, 9 – 11 AM & 8 – 9 PM.

Food Truck Friday - Try out these tasty treats! July 11, 18, & 25, 5 – 9:30 PM.

Race to the Top Inflatable - Be the first to grab the flag off the top of this inflated “hill”. Open to ages 7 years and older, July 18, 1 – 9 pm. Rec Pass required.

Bounce Houses and Games - Open to ages 3 years and older, July 18, 5 – 9 PM.

Lawnchair Theater Presents - The Lego Movie - An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. Bring something to sit on and money for concessions. Movie Rating: PG, July 18, daylight determines start time (approximately 8:45 – 10:15 PM).



Events held at Wylie Recreation Center. Waiver may be required prior to participation for some equipment and attractions. A Rec Pass may be required for some activities as noted. All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as National Park and Recreation Month. Check out Wylie's wide variety of July-only activities ranging from health and wellness to nature and community spirit that we have added for this special month.

Check out more events during this month-long party! Don't miss awesome upcoming events like Mad Science Family Lab Night, July 25.



Geo Cache Wylie {National Park and Rec Month}

 
Get out and discover Wylie Parks!
 
Plug in the coordinates and decipher the secret Park and Recreation Month code! Pick up your Geo Cache worksheet Monday morning at Wylie Recreation Center. Bring it to each location. Turn your completed worksheet in to Wylie Recreation Center front desk and be entered in to win a free class! Prizes for all participants! Open to all ages, July 14 – 21. Tag your findings on Instagram, #wylierecreation and #JulyOutIsIn.
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as National Park and Recreation Month. Check out Wylie's wide variety of July-only activities ranging from health and wellness to nature and community spirit that we have added for this special month.



7.10.2014

Aloha, Wylie! {National Park and Rec Month}

Join us July 11th at the Wylie Recreation Center for loads of fun activities for the whole family. Challenge your friends and family Friday morning with Hula Hoop and Jump Rope contests from 10 - 11 AM. Open to ages 7+ (Rec. Pass Required).
Finish off the day with Food Truck Fridays featuring LoLo's Concessions, who will be offering hamburgers, Philly cheese steaks and sno cones from 5 - 9:30 PM. From 6:30 - 9:30 PM is our Aloha Summer Luau featuring live music, professional hula dancers, limbo contests, games, outdoor volleyball and instructional hula dance. Family friendly and open to all ages.
The Coconut Climb Race is back by popular demand and open to ages 5 years and older from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

Even More LEGO Camps!

 
Our LEGO camps filled up FAST! We added one more camp July 28-31 from 9 am - 12 pm. Secure your spot today!

LEGO Logo - Get involved in this exclusive energized engineering environment. Not found in stores, the special LEGO Logo kits provide extraordinary opportunities for hands-on construction. Expand math, science and technology skills in a cooperative environment. Learn to follow plans while creating robots, racecars, four-by-four trucks, cranes, pulleys, levers and more. Open to ages 8-12. $115 per participant.
LEGO Mania - LEGOs are hot! Critical thinking and engineering abilities abound with this timeless trend. Sharpen creativity, hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. Use your imagination and participate in hands-on learning activities. Construct dinosaurs, rockets, castles, airplanes, forts, cars and much more. Open to ages 4-7. $115 per participant.

Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. Space is limited. No Rec Pass required!

7.09.2014

Luau and Food Truck Friday {National Park and Rec Month}


Aloha summer! Join us Friday night for live music, professional hula dancers, limbo contests, games, outdoor volleyball and instructional hula dance. Family friendly, FREE and open to all ages, Friday July 11, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Coconut Climb Race is back by popular demand and open to ages 5 years and older.

There will also be local food trucks serving up some tasty treats from 5 – 9:30 PM. Be sure to bring your Hawaiian shirt!

Web Design Camp

Dazzle your family and teachers in Web Design! Gain valuable knowledge of technology applications and exclusive skills while developing a sense of pride. Learn direct hand coding, vocabulary and steps to creating a personal website. Touch on introductory Hyper Text Mark Up Language (HTML) and styling with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). $120 per participant. Open to ages 8-15.

Camps held at Wylie Recreation Center July 7 - 11 & July 21 - 25 from 1 - 3 pm. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. Just a few spots left! No Rec Pass required!

7.08.2014

Blacklight Teen Scream {National Park and Rec Month}

This is happening! Register your teens for Blacklight Teen Scream. Dance, climb and laser tag all under blacklights at Wylie Recreation Center. Open to ages 10 – 14 years old, July 26, 8:30 – 10 PM. White and neon colored clothing will glow the best. Professional face painters will be available for that extra pop of color. $5 if registered by July 24. Register at $7 starting July 25.

7.07.2014

FREE Snowcones, Gym Inflatables, Luau and MORE! {National Park and Rec Month}

This week, July 7 - 11 at Wylie Recreation Center

Freezer Monday - Free snowcones every Monday all month long, 2 – 3 PM or until we run out.

Inflatables and Gym Games - Open to ages 3 years and older, Wednesday July 9, 9 AM – 12 PM.

Luau - Aloha summer! Live music, professional hula dancers, limbo contests, games, outdoor volleyball and instructional hula dance. Family friendly and open to all ages, July 11, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Coconut Climb Race is back by popular demand and open to ages 5 years and older.

Food Truck Friday - Try out tasty treats! July 11, 18, & 25, 5 – 9:30 PM.

Next Week..

Lawn Chair Theater presents The LEGO Movie - An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied "Special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. Bring something to sit on and money for concessions. Movie rating: PG, July 18, daylight determines start time (approximately 8:45 - 10:15 PM).


Since 1985, America has celebrated July as National Park and Recreation Month. Check out Wylie's wide variety of July-only activities ranging from health and wellness to nature and community spirit that we have added for this special month.

7.05.2014

Princess Dance Camp

 Dazzle in Princess Dance Camp as you fondu, pirouette, and glissade into the spot light. Feel like a princess while learning classical ballet techniques, terminology and graceful movement in an enchanting and supportive environment. Create a princess craft, play regal games and dance to musical princess favorites.

Camps held at Wylie Recreation Center July 14 - 17 & August 11 - 14 from 10-11 am. Open to kids 3 - 6 years of age. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!

7.04.2014

Momentum Madness Engineering Camp

 
Engineering For Kids® offers Momentum Madness Engineering camp at Wylie Recreation Center!
Fasten your seat belt. The race has begun! Design and construct vehicles and safety mechanisms that achieve speed while maintaining safe racing conditions. Explore electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering while working with the Pit Crew to design and build bottle rockets, race cars and hovering levitrons. Create projects to take home. $25 supply fee payable to instructor on first day.

Camp is July 14 - 17, 1 - 4 pm for ages 6-12yrs. Cost is $110 per person. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!

7.03.2014

Secret Agent Lab Camp

 
Be like "Bond. James Bond." 

Problem solving sets a path for success. Gain patience, critical thinking skills and appreciation for details in Secret Agent Lab camp. Engage in discussion with your peers, participate in labs and learn to spy like secret agents while exploring biology and chemistry. Discover crime science used to solve mysteries.

Camp held at Wylie Recreation Center July 21 - 24, 1 - 4 pm for ages 6-10yrs. Cost is $140. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!

Don't Miss Week 1 {National Park and Rec Month}




Week 1 July 7 - 11 at Wylie Rec Center

Freezer Monday - Free snowcones every Monday, all month long, 2 – 3 PM or until we run out.

Lei Craft - Create your very own Hawaiian lei, July 8, 10:30 AM – 12 PM.

Inflatables and Games - Open to ages 3 years and older, July 9, 9 AM – 12 PM.

Outside In Games - Something for all ages, July 10, 9 AM – 12 PM. Rec Pass required.

Hula Hoop and Jump Rope Contest - Open to ages 7 years and older, July 11, 10 – 11 AM.

Food Truck Friday - Try out tasty treats! July 11, 18, & 25, 5 – 9:30 PM.

Luau - Aloha summer! Live music, professional hula dancers, limbo contests, games, outdoor volleyball and instructional hula dance. Family friendly and open to all ages, July 11, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Coconut Climb Race is back by popular demand and open to ages 5 years and older.

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as National Park and Recreation Month. Check out Wylie's wide variety of July-only activities ranging from health and wellness to nature and community spirit that we have added for this special month.

Check out more events during this month-long party! Don't miss favorites like Lawnchair Theater presents The LEGO Movie, July 18.


Water Slides Cancelled - Bounce Houses and Games are a GO! {National Park and Rec Month}

--THE ORIGINAL POST HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF 7/3/14, 9:45 AM--

Due to water restrictions during the continuing drought, the water slides have been replaced with indoor bounce houses and games. Beat the heat in the Rec Center gym and celebrate National Park and Recreation Month. Open to ages 3 years and older, July 9, 9 AM – 12 PM.

The event is free! A signed waiver is required (available at the event). Let us know if you have questions. Recreation@WylieTexas.gov or 972-516-6360.

7.02.2014

Blacklight Teen Scream Dance {National Park and Rec Month}

This is happening! Register for Blacklight Teen Scream. Dance, climb and laser tag all under blacklights at Wylie Recreation Center. Open to ages 10 – 14 years old, July 26, 8:30 – 10 PM. $5 if registered by July 24. Register at $7 starting July 25.

6.27.2014

Leadership Academy Camps



Learn the art of Cotillion dance in our Leadership Academy, including waltz and swing! Feel healthy, fit and in control of life. Receive life coaching, conflict resolution training and social skill techniques that help foster confidence. Develop a fitness routine and establish personal goals. Cost is $120.
July 29 - 31 from 9 am - 12 pm. Open to ages 10-12.
August 5 - 7 from 9 am - 12 pm. Open to ages 14-16.

Camps held at Wylie Recreation Center. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!

Jr LEGO Robotics Camp

https://apm.activecommunities.com/wylie/Activity_Search/jr-lego-robotics-summer-2014-07-14/4702

Bring your LEGO's to life in Jr LEGO Robotics camp! Enhance critical thinking, creative and teambuilding skills. Discover concepts of robotics and the engineering design process in a real world setting. Construct and program WeDO robots using laptops. Build various wild animals, amazing mechanisms, and soccer-themed gadgets. Open to kids 6 - 9 years of age. Cost is $130.

Camp held at Wylie Recreation Center July 14 - 17, 9 am - 12 pm. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!

Don't Miss Robot Mania Camp!

https://apm.activecommunities.com/wylie/Activity_Search/robot-mania-summer-2014/4078 

We have just a few spots left in our Mad Science Robot Mania camp!

Satisfy your curiosity about how robots shape learning, efficiency and advances in technology. Gain creative thinking skills, an understanding of real-life technology applications and a feeling of pride. Study and interact with sound sensing, line tracking, amphibious and even soccer playing robots. Take home a robot made by you! $25 fee payable to instructor at first class.

Camp held at Wylie Recreation Center July 7 - 10, 1 - 4 pm. Open to kids 6 - 10 years of age. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!

6.26.2014

STEM Genius Science & Technology Camp

Dig into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and return to school prepared and ready to excel. Build confidence and team up with fellow campers to strengthen your understanding of energy sources, structures, ocean mechanics and more through hands-on experiments. Take home a project each day.

STEM Genius Science & Technology camp held at Wylie Recreation Center July 7 - 10, 9 am - 12 pm. Open to kids 6 - 12 years of age. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!

6.25.2014

Outdoor Adventures Camp


Our little adventurers are having a blast while learning about fun, safety and friendship this week in Outdoor Adventures Camp! Campers mastered the climbing wall at Wylie Rec Center, learned to bait, cast and fish at Oak Point pond in Plano, and hiked through the Wylie wilderness learning how to set up camp. And there are s'mores of course! Camp concludes this week with archery instruction. Campers are learning how to shoot a compound bow while tackling the archery course.

Check out Survival Tactics Bootcamp coming up June 30-July 4 from 9am-12pm for ages 8-12! Cost is $115 per person. To register for other camps and activities visit our website, www.WylieTexas.gov/Recreation.

6.24.2014

Out is In {National Park and Rec Month July}



Get outside and play this July! Since 1985, America has celebrated July as National Park and Recreation Month. Check out Wylie's wide variety of July-only activities ranging from health and wellness to nature and community spirit that we have added for this special month.

6.23.2014

Barre Fitness starting soon! {Wylie Recreation Center}

Time is running out to register. Classes start on June 27th at 11:15am. Get ready to burn fat, sculpt muscles and have fun! Barre focuses on conditioning and toning the entire body. By blending classical ballet exercises, pilates and traditional conditioning movements, Barre will help you to develop muscular endurance, dynamic balance, flexibility, posture and core strength. No previous dance experience necessary.

Classes held at Wylie Recreation Center and are open ages 16+. Not sure if this class is right for you? Try the FREE DEMO class on Wednesday, June 25th at 11:15am. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!

Last Chance to Register for Fashion Designer Camp!


We have only a few spots left in our Fashion Designer camp starting next week!

Graduate from playing dress up to designing! Fashion communicates identity, self-expression, beliefs and culture. Gain introductory skills, jump-start design interest and expand communication through team challenges. Learn sketching and color coordination techniques, and learn how to mix textures and patterns. Bring designs to life with patterned papers, ribbons and more.

Camp held at Wylie Recreation Center June 30 - July 3, 9 am - 12 pm. Open to kids 8 - 12 years of age. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!

6.19.2014

Last Chance for LEGO Robotics Camps!

Our June Jr LEGO Robotics and LEGO Robotics Rescue camps filled up in just a few days! Due to the popularity, we are adding another round of Jr LEGO Robotics and LEGO Robotics Rescue camps in July. Sign up while you can, space is limited!

Bring your LEGOs to life! Enhance critical thinking, creative and teambuilding skills. Discover concepts of robotics and the engineering design process in a real world setting. Construct and program WeDO robots using laptops. Build various wild animals, amazing mechanisms, and soccer-themed gadgets. Open to kids 6 - 9 years of age. Cost is $130.

LEGO Robotics Rescue
Combine LEGOs, laptops and rescue in this one-of-a-kind experience. Enhance critical thinking and creative skills while gaining patience and working as a team. Test, build and program LEGO Mindstorm robots on laptops while exploring ways robots respond in disaster situations, search for survivors and rebuild a bridge. Open to kids 10 - 14 years of age. Cost is $130.

Camps held at Wylie Recreation Center July 14 - 17, 9 am - 12 pm. Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!

6.16.2014

Anime & Manga Drawing Workshop

This is your last chance to register this year for a Young Rembrandts Anime & Manga Drawing Workshop!

Foster self-expression through art! This premier instructional drawing program offers unique step-by-step drawing methods. Learn about line, composition and color while exploring fun and playful subjects. Start and finish amazing projects that impress the best, gain confidence, exercise imagination and unlock creative potential and passion for art. Design artistic drawings and create dazzling illustrations influenced by popular Japanese anime and manga themes. All levels welcome. Camp held at Wylie Recreation Center June 23 - 27, 10 - 11:30 am. Open to kids 6 - 12 years of age.

Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center. No Rec Pass required!