Classes & Camps

The City of Hilliard, Recreation and Parks Department is excited to announce program options. All programs will require advanced registration, however, due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus, cancellations may still occur.

Hilliard’s COVID Safety Protocols

The City of Hilliard’s top priority is the safety of our participants, therefore, at the time of registration or arrival, all participants will sign a Covid User Agreement to participate in Recreation & Parks programming. The circumstances with Covid-19 are still ever changing, but our number one priority is to continue to keep participants and staff safe, therefore we ask all participants to stay home if you are ill, take your temperature prior to arriving, wash your hands often, and wear a mask. There may be some programming that will have more specific requirements indicated by the Ohio Department of Health, CDC, or Franklin County Health Department and if that is the case, specific instructions will be emailed to participants prior to the program start date.

Register Online 24/7

If you are new to Hilliard Recreation and Parks, you must establish a RecTrac account. Within 72 business hours, our staff will verify your residency on the Franklin County Auditor’s website and activate your account. During this process, patrons will create their own username and password if setting up their account online. RecTrac will automatically create a username and password for patrons setting up accounts in person at the Community Center. With your existing or newly verified account, sign in with your username and password. Find classes by clicking “Search” and then select criteria that fit your interests.

Registration Date

Patrons can begin to register for current programs at any time pending availability. Classes fill up quickly, so register early.

Registration Date Time
General Dec. 13 9 a.m.
Resident Rec Camp* Jan. 24 9 a.m.
Non-resident Rec Camp* Jan. 31 9 a.m.
Resident Rec Camp** Jan. 24 9 a.m.
Non-resident Rec Camp** Jan. 24 9 a.m.
Blue Splash Special Pool Pass Jan. 3 9 a.m.

Rec Camp Registration

The 2022 Hilliard Rec Camp is an enrichment-style day camp. The 2022 Hilliard Rec Camp will be held at two locations this summer camp season:

The camp will be 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. weekdays from June 6 through August 12 (except July 1 and 4). Hoffman Trails Elementary will end camp on Friday, July 29, but parents have the option to register for the last two weeks of camp at the Hilliard Community Center. Camp activities will include outdoor group games, sports, arts and crafts, nature, science experiments, and swimming at the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center. All main camp activities occur from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with “before camp” at 7:30am and “after camp” until 5:30 p.m. Contact Geoff Dew, Youth Recreation Supervisor, at gdew@hilliardohio.gov for more information.

Campers must be ages 5 ½ to 11 and have completed kindergarten through fifth grade.

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Learn to Repair a Flat Bike Tire

Dates: 3/23

Times: W | 6 - 7 p.m.

Cost: $15R | $18NR

Location: Hilliard’s Station Park, Building A

Beginner bikers, this is the class for you! Learn how to fix a flat tire on your bicycle from local expert, WubCo LLC. You will leave this class ready to ride with confidence. Bring your own bike to class with…

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Intro to Bike Care Basics

Dates: 4/20

Times: W | 6 - 7 p.m.

Cost: $15R | $18NR

Location: Hilliard’s Station Park, Building A

This introductory course is a great way for beginners to learn basic care for your bike! Join local expert WubCo, LLC, to learn basic information every rider should know. Bring your own bike to class with you. 

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Hilliard Hikes | Ages 18 and Up

Dates: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22

Times: W | 9:45 - 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Community Center

Join this weekly hike and stay active this winter! Meet on Wednesday mornings at 9:45 a.m. and walk from 10-11 a.m. Dress for the weather. 

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Pickleball | Ages 18 and Up

Dates: 12/6 - 12/20, 12/8 - 12/29, 12/10 - 12/17

Times: M, W, F | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $3R | $5NR

Location: Community Center, Gym - Division 1

The latest sports craze that is sweeping the nation. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. This low-impact paddle-based sport is perfect for those who have previously played tennis. We will supply the courts, nets, and balls….

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Karate | Age 10 and Up

Dates: 1/5 - 2/16, 2/23 – 4/6, 4/13 - 5/25

Times: W | 6 - 8 p.m.

Cost: $70R | $84NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

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1,000 Hours Outdoors Challenge

Times: Th | 11:45 p.m.

Cost: $5 R | $5 NR

Location: Virtual

Join in this nationwide challenge! Can you spend 1,000 hours outside in one year? Mark your start date at the top of your form and give yourself 365 days to tally up 1,000 hours of outdoor bliss. Stop by the…

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Rail Trail Night Hike

Dates: 2/11

Times: F | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 per family

Location: Heritage Rail Trail

Explore Rails to Trails on a lantern-lit trail. The trail between the trailhead at Merchant Park and a half-mile out will be lit for a self-guided hike down the trail. There will be a campfire, s’mores, and hot cocoa by…

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31-Day Get Outside Challenge

Dates: 3/1 - 3/31

Times: M - Su | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Cost: $5 per family

Location: Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park

Hilliard Recreation and Parks is challenging residents of Hilliard to get outside for 31 minutes every day, for 31 days, during the month of March. Participants of the 31- Day Challenge can submit photos throughout the month and win prizes…

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Family Movie Night

Dates: 1/28

Times: F | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 per family

Location: Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5235 Center St.

Bring the family and join us for movie night at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center. “The Lion King” (2019) will start at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a craft for your child. Advanced registration is…

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First Friday Family Game Night

Dates: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1

Times: F | 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Cost: $5 per family

Location: Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Join us for FamTastic fun the first Friday of every month. Giant board games, arts and crafts, small group games, and more. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration is required for all attendees. 

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Hunt for the Hilliard Yeti

Dates: 1/15

Times: Sa | Noon - 2 p.m.

Cost: $5 per family

Location: Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park

Come explore Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park in search of the elusive Eddie the Yeti. The best photo wins a gift basket! We will have a craft, cookies, and hot cocoa, too! This event involves hiking a short distance around…

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Superhero and Fairy Tale Dance Party

Dates: 2/5

Times: Sa | 5 - 7 p.m.

Cost: $8R | $10NR

Location: Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Bring your favorite adult for a special evening of fun and dancing. Come dressed in costume if you wish and dance the night away at the Community Center! This family-friendly event includes pizza, a DJ, photo booth, and a party…

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Santa Calls (Personalized) | All Ages

Dates: 12/9, 12/9, 12/14

Times: Tu | Various Time Slots

Cost: $3R | $5NR

Location: At Home

A popular choice for children who want to hear Santa’s voice with a personal touch! When registering, please be sure to select a day and time, and Santa will call your child within that time frame. Calls will be personalized,…

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Karate | Age 10 and Up

Dates: 1/26 - 2/16, 3/16 – 4/6, 5/4 - 5/25

Times: W | 6 - 8 p.m.

Cost: $70R | $84NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Participants learn practical skills for self-defense at their own pace. The class begins with stretching and warm-ups and may include kata, sparring, and general self-defense. Participants are asked to wear masks during class. 

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Cookie Creations | Ages 3 – 5 yrs

Dates: 12/17

Times: F | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $10R | $12NR

Location: Senior Center, Meeting Room

Make, bake and take home sugar cookies in holiday shapes. Drop off your child and let them experience creating delicious holiday cookies. 

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Ornament Party | Ages 3 – 6 yrs

Dates: 12/10

Times: F | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $15R | $20NR

Location: Community Center

Join your preschool friends at the Hilliard Community Center for a holiday ornament decorating party. You and your child will work together to create five different ornaments that will make great gifts for family members. 

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Kinderdance | Age 3 – 5 yrs

Dates: 1/5 - 2/23 3/9 - 5/4* (*No class 3/23)

Times: W | 6 - 7 p.m.

Cost: $130R | $145NR

Location: Senior Center, Classroom

Kinderdance is a developmental dance, motor skill, music, and fitness program that’s blended with academics and specifically designed for children ages 3-5. Parents who want to give their child the opportunity to dance will love how Kinderdance teaches the basics…

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Kids in the Kitchen | Age 3 – 5 yrs

Dates: 1/7 - 1/28, 2/4 – 3/4*, 3/11 – 4/8**, 4/22 – 5/13 (*No class 2/18, **No class 3/25)

Times: F | 10 - 11 a.m.

Cost: $30R | $35NR

Location: Community Center, Meeting Room

Get your kids out of the house and into our kitchen this winter. Kids love to cook, and this fun class is designed to give kids hands-on experience in the kitchen. Each class focuses on a different theme. Join us…

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Stories at the Center | Age 3 – 5 yrs

Dates: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Times: W | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5R | $8NR

Location: Community Center, Meeting Room

Drop your children off while they enjoy a story each week incorporating additional activities, which may include art, science and nature, creative dramatics, and music and movement. Children must be potty trained. Registration in advance is required. Parents are not…

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Amazing Athletes | Age 4 – 5 yrs

Dates: 1/18 - 2/22, 1/20 - 2/24, 3/15 - 4/19, 3/17 - 4/21

Times: Tu, Th | 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $78R | $93NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Amazing Athletes is the premier year-round development sports and physical fitness program that empowers preschoolers through positive experiences that focus on building confidence and achieving motor-development milestones. 

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Amazing Athletes Tots | Age 2 – 3 yrs

Dates: 1/18 - 2/22, 1/20 - 2/24, 3/15 - 4/19, 3/17 - 4/21

Times: Tu, Th | 9:30 - 10 a.m.

Cost: $78R | $93NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Amazing Athletes Tots is a year-round program offering weekly classes focused on providing our youngest athletes plenty of interactive movement to help them gain confidence in their growing bodies. Coaches use a child-centered approach to guide our tots through sport-based…

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Little Ballers Basketball | Age 4 – 6 yrs

Dates: 1/8 - 2/12

Times: Sa | 9 - 10 a.m., 10 - 11 a.m.

Cost: $85R | $95NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Bally Sports Group provides children with a fun and educational first basketball experience! Players are taught the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense, and game play. A positive and encouraging atmosphere is created in which kids learn proper sportsmanship….

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Tyke Time | Age 1 – 5 yrs

Dates: 1/6 – 4/28* (*No class 3/24)

Times: Th | 9 - 11 a.m.

Cost: $32R | $42NR per family

Location: Community Center, Gym

This program in the Community Center gym is a wonderful opportunity to network with other parents as your child makes new friends. Parents provide supervision for this program. Equipment includes mats and play equipment such as balls, ride-on toys, blocks,…

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Little Ballers Basketball | Age 4 – 6 yrs

Dates: 2/26 - 3/26

Times: Sa | 9 - 10 a.m., 10 - 11 a.m.

Cost: $70R | $78NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Bally Sports Group provides children with a fun and educational first basketball experience! Players are taught the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense, and game play. A positive and encouraging atmosphere is created in which kids learn proper sportsmanship….

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Mini Soccer Stars | Age 3 – 4 yrs

Dates: 4/5 - 5/10

Times: Tu | 5 - 6 p.m.

Cost: $80R | $90NR

Location: Municipal Park, Mini Soccer Fields

Bally Sports Group leads an age-appropriate soccer program that uses fun games and activities to teach fundamentals to beginning players. Coaches focus on teaching the basics of dribbling, passing, scoring, and game play. Proper sportsmanship is emphasized in a positive…

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Mini Soccer Stars | Age 5 – 6 yrs

Dates: 4/5 - 5/10

Times: Tu | 6 - 7 p.m.

Cost: $80R | $90NR

Location: Municipal Park, Mini Soccer Fields

Bally Sports Group leads an age-appropriate soccer program that uses fun games and activities to teach fundamentals to beginning players. Coaches focus on teaching the basics of dribbling, passing, scoring, and game play. Proper sportsmanship is emphasized in a positive…

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Ice, Ice Cookies | Ages 6 – 11 yrs

Dates: 12/15

Times: W | 6 - 7:15 p.m.

Cost: $10R | $12NR

Location: Senior Center, Multipurpose

Tis’ the season for holiday cookies and cheer. Join us for festive cookie baking and decorating. 

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Ornament Party | Ages 6 – 11 yrs

Dates: 12/8

Times: W | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $15R | $20NR

Location: Community Center, Multipurpose

Drop your child off for a fun time decorating and making ornaments for the holiday season. These ornaments will make great gifts for family members.

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Youth in the Kitchen | Age 6 – 12 yrs

Dates: 1/5 - 1/26, 2/2 - 2/23, 3/2 - 3/30*, 4/6- 4/27 (*No class 3/23)

Times: W | 6 - 7 p.m.

Cost: $30R | $35NR

Location: Community Center, Meeting Room

Get your kids into the kitchen this winter. Kids love to cook, and this fun class is designed to give kids hands-on experience in the kitchen. Each class focuses on a different theme. Join us for a deliciously good time! 

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Better Babysitters | Age 10 – 14 yrs

Dates: 2/5 - 2/12

Times: Sa | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cost: $120R | $125NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Would your child know what to do if the child they were babysitting started to choke? Would they know what to do if they were taking care of several children and someone came to the door? Does your child babysit…

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School’s Out, Camp’s In | Age 5 – 11 yrs

Dates: 2/18, 2/21, 4/15

Times: M, F | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: $40R | $45NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Have fun while mom and dad are at work. Play games, make crafts, enjoy movies and popcorn, and participate in other great activities. Bring a packed lunch, snack, and water bottle. 

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Spring Break Camp | Age 6 – 11 yrs

Dates: 3/21, 3/22, 3/23, 3/24, 3/25

Times: M, Tu, W, Th, F | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: $40R | $45NR per day

Location: Community Center, Gym

This spring break, join us at the Community Center to play games, make crafts, and enjoy the outdoors. Bring a packed lunch and a water bottle. 

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Winter Break Camp | Ages 6 – 11 yrs

Dates: 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23

Times: M - Th | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: $40R | $45NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Spend your winter break at the Community Center playing games, making crafts, drinking hot chocolate, and avoiding cabin fever. Bring a packed lunch and water bottle. 

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Snow Cold Rec-Tivity Bag

Dates: 1/14

Times: F | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: $15R | $18NR

Location: Community Center, Front Desk

This activity bag is SNOW exciting! Bundle up while the weather is cold outside and enjoy crafts and activities to keep you engaged and busting through the boring days of January. It includes everything you need to enjoy a cold…

DIY valentine in an envelope and a declaration of love in a sketchbook.

All You Need is Love Rec-Tivity Bag | Age 4 – 11 yrs

Dates: 2/11

Times: F | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: $15R | $18NR

Location: Delivered

February is a great month to share with family and friends, and this activity bag is overflowing with love and kindness. Celebrate the month of love with fun creative projects, and enjoy activities with that special someone in your life….

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March Madness Rec-Tivity Bag | Age 4 – 11 yrs

Dates: 3/11

Times: F | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: $15R | $18NR

Location: Delivered

Hoop it up for this awesome March Madness activity bag. The final four art bracket is set in this packet and will have you designing fun, while the second half includes activities that will keep you on the fast break…

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School’s Out, Camp’s In | Ages 5 – 11 yrs

Dates: 11/24

Times: F, W | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: $40R | $45NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Have fun while mom and dad are at work. Play games, make crafts, enjoy movies and popcorn, and participate in other great activities. Bring a packed lunch, snack, and water bottle. 

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Excel Volleyball Clinic | Age 10 – 14 yrs

Dates: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4

Times: F | 6:45 - 8 p.m.

Cost: $30R | $45NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

This volleyball skills clinic is for 6th- to 8th-grade kids and is designed to develop basic skills. The players also will be introduced to how the game is played and the communication that is needed to play at a competitive…

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Hilliard Tennis Outreach Program (HTOP) | Age 5 – 11 yrs

Dates: 1/7 - 2/25

Times: F | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Community Center, Gym

The Hilliard Tennis Outreach Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that teaches the basics of tennis, including forehands, backhands, serves, volleys, and footwork! We provide fun clinics in which students K-5 can build a community of friends. Each week focuses on…

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Kidz Home Alone | Age 9 – 12 yrs

Dates: 1/22 - 1/29

Times: Sa | Noon - 2 p.m.

Cost: $80R | $90NR

Location: Senior Center, Classroom

Are you ready to educate your child about the responsibilities of being home alone? Our goal is to help every student feel more comfortable while home alone. This course teaches first aid, self-Heimlich maneuver, reasons to call 911, fire escape…

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Shooting Stars Basketball |

Dates: 1/8 - 2/12

Times: Sa | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $85R | $95NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Bally Sports Group provides children with a fun and educational basketball experience! Players are taught the fundamentals of basketball and the concept of game play. The curriculum helps this age group build an understanding of the skills that are taught…

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Learn to Volley | Age 8 – 12 yrs

Dates: 2/17 - 3/17

Times: Th | 6 - 7:15 p.m.

Cost: $75R | $84NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

Have a great time learning the sport of volleyball in the Bally Sports Group Volleyball Program! Throughout the duration of the program, participants will learn a wide variety of skills, including passing, setting, blocking, and serving. Older players will also…

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Excel Boys Volleyball League | Age 7 – 9 yrs

Dates: 4/7 - 5/12

Times: Th | 6 - 7 p.m.

Cost: $90R | $108NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

This league is for boys grades 2 through 6. It focuses on the fundamental skills of volleyball, as well as team concepts and communication. Practice is on Thursdays, followed by a game on Saturday mornings/afternoons. All participants receive a team…

volleyball on court

Excel Boys Volleyball League | Age 10 – 12 yrs

Dates: 4/7 - 5/12

Times: Th | 7 - 8 p.m.

Cost: $90R | $108NR

Location: Community Center, Gym

This league is for boys grades 2 through 6. It focuses on the fundamental skills of volleyball, as well as team concepts and communication. Practice is on Thursdays, followed by a game on Saturday mornings/afternoons. All participants receive a team…