Community Programs

Connecting Our Community

From Art for children and adults to Zoo days at summer camp, we offer community programs for all to Live Smarter and Play Harder.

Using the many resources at the C&RC and surrounding locations, we offer year-round programming--classes, activities, and special events—for all ages and interests. Infants and caregivers through nonagenarians and centenarians—and everyone in between—can find a program of interest and fun.

Our community programs are designed to support and enhance wellness, healthy and positive lifestyles, interesting leisure time pursuits, and lifelong learning as we encourage community interaction and connections.

We continue to offer long-time favorite programs such as dance instruction and summer camps for children while at the same time expanding and offering new programs for members and nonmembers alike.

Parent & Child Programs

Throughout the year, multiple art classes offer time for parents or caregivers and children to create together. The class (es) listed below represent a sampling of classes offered.

Suzuki Classical Guitar

Welcome your child to the fun and exciting experience of Suzuki guitar lessons.  Parents are encouraged to be present and offer support for a series of classes.  Children (ages 3-8) will learn to play first and read later.  And, there’ll be a “mini-recital” at the end of each session.  Optional guitar rental.
(Spring/summer)

Programs for Preschoolers and Kindergartners

Throughout the year, various are classes are offered. Children spend time in a creative and supportive atmosphere as they learn and develop their artistic abilities. The class (es) listed below represent a sampling of what may be offered.

Dance Explorations

Children ages 3-4 can enjoy moving to music, learning rhythm, body discipline and awareness.  Combining ballet, jazz, and tumbling, our classes will develop positive self-esteem and a desire to learn more.  Parents are invited to observe the last class of each session.
(Spring/summer and Fall/winter)

Children ages 5-7 may enroll in our Dance Explorations and More classes—see Youth section.

One-Day Classes

Our one-day themed classes range from engaging in spy science to looking for treasure as a pirate’s mate or learning all about dinosaurs and more.  Classes are often offered during breaks or days off from preschool/kindergarten.
(Spring/summer and Fall/winter)

Panther Paws

Children ages 3-6 and potty trained can participate in a plethora of age-appropriate activities with their peers in our summer morning day camps.  Camps run for a total of six weeks, and registrations are taken on a weekly basis.  Each week is themed and well supervised by a great staff of counselors.  Space is limited – register early.  (Note that online registration is not available for Panther Paws camps.)
(Spring/summer)

Silly Science

Silly science classes are sometimes gooey, sometimes sticky, and always lots of fun for children ages 2-6.  Classes and camps include a reading on the subject of the day, a snack, and projects to take home to share with family members and friends.  Parents of younger children are encouraged to attend.  Silly Science I and Silly Science II have similar formats but cover different topics of interest to budding scientists.  
(Spring/summer and Fall/winter)

Suzuki Guitar

Suzuki classical guitar lessons are being offered that will focus on playing first and learning to read later.  Parents are encouraged to attend, participate, and support their budding musicians—no prior music experience needed. Classes are available for children ages 3-5.
(Spring/summer)

Programs for Kindergarten & Elementary School Ages

Programs for school-age children abound throughout the year. Be sure to check out all the offerings listed in our program guide(s).

Sessions of classes offered during the school year provide instruction in various mediums and allow time for youngsters to draw, paint, sculpt—and more. Themed summer camps allow children to focus on some favorite artistic activities or to learn new techniques and styles as they work together in a supportive summer atmosphere. Just some of our offerings are mentioned below.

Dance Explorations and More

Recreation dance classes are offered for various ages.  Classes (in addition to those listed in our program guides) are sometimes adjusted/added throughout the year in response to suggestions/demand. 

The 45-minute “combo” classes combine elements of ballet, jazz, tumbling, and more.  Children grow in self-confidence and body discipline as they enjoy learning a variety of movement styles.

(Spring/summer and Fall/winter)

Girls on the Run

A national character development program for girls in grades 3-5 that teaches self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running will debut at the C&RC starting early Spring.
Limited registration-contact 412.641.1596 or email: mcolaizzi@magee.edu for registration form or more information.

Holiday Break Camps

Partial day camps are offered for children of various ages.  Consult the Fall/Winter Program guide for more information.

Kids in the Kitchen

Sessions are offered during the school year for children in grade 1-4.  All aspects of working in the kitchen will be covered, including food and knife safety, setting the table and etiquette, and clean-up!  Participants will make a cookbook in which to save their recipes to try at home with their families and friends.
(Spring/summer and Fall/winter)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

An annual “day on, not a day off” is offered to children in grade 1-6 with opportunities for older children, teens, and adults to volunteer as well.  Participants work on various projects that will benefit those in need in the community-at-large.  Details are provided in the Fall/Winter Program Guide.

Spring Break Camps

Partial day camps for children are offered during traditional spring breaks.  They may include educational and fun pursuits such as chess, theater arts, and foreign languages.

Summer Camps

School’s out and camps abound.  There is something for everyone from traditional day camp to the arts, sports, and foreign languages.  Take a look at the following list and consult the Spring/Summer Recreation Program Guide for more complete information.  

(Spring/summer)

  • Art Camps (e.g., Wearable Art, Pop Art, Puppet Theater, Cartooning, All about Animals)          
  • Chess Camp
  • Theater Arts Camp
  • String Music Camp (Online registration is not available for this camp.)
  • Dance Camp
  • Girl Camp
  • Hi-Tech Learning Camps (e.g., Adventures in Minecraft, Video Game Design, Programming Adventures, and 3D Storytelling)
  • Language Camps
  • Summer Playground (Online registration is not available for this camp.)
  • Fun, Fitness, and Sports Camp
  • Little Hoopsters
  • Soccer Camp
  • Softball Camp
  • Baseball Camp
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Camps
  • Lacrosse Camp

 

Additional Camps occasionally may be added

 

Suzuki Guitar

Suzuki classical guitar lessons are being offered that will focus on playing first and learning to read later.  Parents are encouraged to attend, participate, and support their budding musicians—no prior music experience needed. Classes are available for children ages 6-8.
(Spring/summer)

Theater Arts Mini-workshops and Camps

Staffed by artists and educators from the Center for Theater Arts, children ages 8-12 will be have a chance to shine in our introductory classes.  They’ll create characters, sing and dance!  Consult our current program guide for offerings such as “That’s Entertainment.”
(Spring/summer)

Programs for Middle School Ages

Babysitter Basics

Children who are interested in becoming a parent’s helper or babysitting on a regular basis are invited to come to our class.  They’ll learn information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for young children.  Classes are offered for children ages 11-13.
(Spring/summer and Fall/winter)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

An annual “day on, not a day off” is offered to children in grade 1-6 with opportunities for older children, teens, and adults to volunteer as well.  Participants work on various projects that will benefit those in need in the community-at-large.  Details are provided in the Fall/Winter Program Guide.

Summer Camps

School’s out and camps abound.  There is something for everyone from traditional day camp to the arts, sports, and foreign languages.  Take a look at the following list and consult the Spring/Summer Recreation Program Guide for more complete information.  

(Spring/summer)

  • Art Camps (e.g., Wearable Art, Pop Art, Puppet Theater, Cartooning, All about Animals)          
  • Chess Camp
  • Theater Arts Camp
  • String Music Camp (Online registration is not available for this camp.)
  • Girl Camp
  • Hi-Tech Learning Camps (e.g., Adventures in Minecraft, Video Game Design, Programming Adventures, and 3D Storytelling)
  • Language Camps
  • Soccer Camp
  • Softball Camp
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Camps
  • Football Training & Conditioning
  • Lacrosse Camp

 

Additional Camps occasionally may be added

 

Programs for Teens & Adults

Counselor in Training (CIT)

The Counselor-in-Training program is designed for young people ages 12-16 who may want to become camp counselors in the future.  The program is one that mentors and helps participants to grow into responsible, productive, and caring leaders.  CITs have opportunities to become involved in summer camps. They are supervised by experienced camp staff.  Potential CITs should apply for the program through the Recreation Department.  They will be contacted in regard to an interview and must attend training upon acceptance into the program.  (Note that online registration is not available for this program.)

Slow Pitch Softball League

The spring/summer league is open to residents from freshmen in high school through adults.  Teams must be made up of at least 75% residents, players employed by a business located within the Township, or Upper St. Clair High School graduates; 25% may be nonresidents.  A maximum of twenty teams will be included in the league. Contact the Recreation Department for more information about schedules and registration (online registration is not available).
(Spring/summer)

Programs & Events for Families

Throughout the year, multiple art classes offer time for parents or caregivers and children to create together. The class (es) listed below represent a sampling of classes offered.

Art in the Park

After summer camps, the pool, and busy summer days, enjoy a series of leisurely evenings in Boyce Mayview Park.  Creative fun the whole family awaits!  
Spring/summer

Tennis Programs for All Ages

Upper St. Clair Township offers multiple sites and opportunities for tennis play for all of the programs listed below. At the Municipal Park on McLaughlin Run Road there are ten lighted tennis courts— six under air structures for the winter season and two lighted platform tennis (paddle) courts.

Different Strokes

Different Strokes is a nonprofit resident group run by a committee of volunteers with the assistance of the Recreation Department. Their main purpose is to organize sessions of tennis for Upper St. Clair residents of all abilities to play with a variety of partners and opponents.

There are four (4) sign-up sessions per year (first-come, first-served basis):
  • A 14-week winter bubble session from mid-January through mid-April
  • A spring outdoor session until the end of June
  • A summer outdoor session until the bubbles go up around the beginning of October
  • A 14-week fall bubble session from October through mid-January

 

All sessions include weekday mornings and evenings for women's doubles, weekday evenings and weekend daytimes for men's doubles, and Friday nights for mixed doubles. Men's and women's singles games can be set up on Tuesday and Friday nights if there is enough demand.

In addition to organizing league play, Different Strokes holds several mixed socials each year. Cost for joining is $10.00 for individuals and $16.00 per couple. If interested, please contact Gina Braun at 412.221.5717.

Indoor Season

Participants are able to purchase individual hours of play during the indoor season. A purchased permit hour enables the owner to play during that purchased hour each week for the 28-week season. Participants must play at their scheduled hour. Make-ups or rescheduled hours for missed times are not permitted.

Available indoor tennis times will go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Fall 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at the Recreation Department office located at the Community & Recreation Center, 1551 Mayview Road. The season's total fee must be paid at the time of each purchase of an indoor tennis bubble season permit. Contact the Recreation Office at 412.221.1099, extension 656, for additional information regarding purchase of hours and fees.

Outdoor Season

Registration for the Outdoor Season begins March 23, 2017; permits are required for play beginning May 1.

A tennis Photo ID permit is required for play.  Season permit holders may make reservations for the Municipal Tennis Courts up to 72 hours in advance of play.

Outdoor Season Permits (Proof of residency required)
Individual - Adult Permit......................................... $50.00
Individual - Junior Permit*...................................... $45.00
Family Permit........................................................... $125.00
Lost Permit (replaced)................................................ $5.00
Resident Guest - Adult (per hour)............................ $10.00
Resident Guest - Junior (per hour)........................... $5.00
Nonresident Guest (per hour)................................. $13.00

*Junior Permit - 15 and under, proof of age required.

Residents may purchase restricted permits (at the Recreation office)
that will permit them to play on the Municipal Courts. No
reservations are permitted with a restricted permit. Payments for hourly play may
be made at the Tennis/Golf Administration Building by check
or money order only.

 

Random Time

Players who do not wish to purchase a permanent season hour may schedule random hours of tennis up to 72 hours in advance by telephoning the Tennis/Golf Administration Building at 412.831.7556.

Rules and Regulations for the season are available at the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services or at the Municipal Tennis Courts. 

Random fees are to be paid by check or money order at the Tennis/Golf Administration Building immediately prior to the scheduled hour.

Hourly rates per court for random play:
Prime Time: $30.00
Non-Prime Time: $25.00

Season Permits

Participants are able to purchase individual hours of play during the indoor season. A purchased permit hour enables the owner to play during that purchased hour each week for the 28-week season. Participants must play at their scheduled hour. Make-ups or rescheduled hours for missed times are not permitted.

Available indoor tennis times will go on sale on a first come,first-served basis beginning Fall 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at the Recreation Department office located at the Community & Recreation Center, 1551 Mayview Road. The season’s total fee must be paid at the time of each purchase of an indoor tennis bubble season permit.Contact the Recreation Office at 412.221.1099, extension 656, for additional information regarding purchase of hours and fees.

Fees TBD for 2017-2018 Season

Permit Fees (1 hour per week for 28 weeks):

Prime Time
$507.00 resident
$554.00 non-resident
Monday through Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Non-Prime Time
$435.00 resident,
$483.00 non-resident
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Tennis Bubbles

Bubbles will be closed the following dates:
Thanksgiving - All day
December 24 - Close at 4:00 p.m.
December 25 - All day
December 31 - Close at 4:00 p.m.
January 1 - All day

Tennis Instruction

The Staff of the Upper St. Clair Tennis Development Program, Inc. offers tennis clinics, private lessons, and additional programs. Call the USCTDP office at 412.831.2630 for complete information.

Location, Hours, and Contact information

Indoor Facility
Mon-Thurs
5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Daily Admission: $12


Outdoor Aquatics Facility
Memorial Day - Labor Day
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Aquatic and Fitness areas will close 15 minutes prior to building closing.


Boyce Mayview Park
Dawn to Dusk


Admin Offices
Mon - Fri
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

P. 412-221-1099
F. 412.221.6964

1551 Mayview Road Upper St.Clair, Pennsylvania 15241


Holiday Hours
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Christmas Eve
New Year's Eve

Indoor
10am - 2pm

Outdoor
11am - 5pm 

Facility Closed:
New Year's Day
Easter Sunday
Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Accessibility contact for the Community and Recreation Center: Mr. Paul Besterman, Directory of Recreation & Leisure Services at 412.831.9000, ext 656.