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Current Programming

Our programming is always changing and increasing to provide more variety and opportunity within the community! Be sure to create a family account and opt into our emails to stay in the know!

One Time

Classes, programs and events under the One Time category are not part of a series and can be attended singularly and paid for singularly online or walk-in. These are often drop-in style classes.

Series or Session

Classes, programs and events under the Series or Session category are ongoing for a set period of time. Most series classes have a pay in full or weekly pay option – regardless of how you sign up for payment, you are paying the full series fee. These are not drop-in style classes. Fees can be paid online or cash payment at Pickaway Place. Some Series classes are prorated if you join a week late.

Ongoing

Classes, programs and events under the Ongoing category happen weekly on a set day at the same time every week. Occasionally for major holidays or events, these classes will change. Classes in the Ongoing category can be paid for one-at-a-time in advance online or walk-in. These are drop-in style classes.

Occasional

Classes, programs and events under the Occasional category pop-up throughout each month and are paid for one-time. Occasional programs can be pre-paid for online or walk-in payment.

Ongoing

POUND Fitness

Ages 13+ with an adult / Tuesdays / $10 / 7-8p.

Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. This class is offered on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and is open to people ages 13+ (with an adult.) If your teen age 13-16 wants to take this class, we encourage the adult to also take the class. 

Zumba

Ages 16+ / Mondays & Wednesdays / $5/class / 6-7 p.m.

Perfect For: Everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

How It Works: We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Benefits: A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Yoga

Ages 16+ / Tuesdays / $10/class / 10-11:15a.

Slow Flow Yoga, from our partners at Burn Within Yoga

Perfect for beginners and those seasoned yogis who want a little refresher. This 60 minute class is designed to break down basic poses with focus on details, alignment, transitions, and the breath; while instilling you with the comfort, confidence, strength and knowledge needed to explore and enjoy your yoga practice safely.

Participants should bring a mat, towel and water bottle.

Instructor is Jan Attanasio with Burn Within Yoga. Trained at: RYT® 200 at Center for Wholeness; reiki level lI specialties: slow flow vinyasa

What to Expect in My Class: Gentle flow with a focus on alignment and breath awareness, combining creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. My hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced. One of my favorite quotes is: "if you can breathe, you can do yoga."

Toddler Explorers

Ages Infant-5 / Mondays & Thursdays / $5 / 10-11 a.m.

Toddlers and their care-takers are invited to join in this one hour learn & play time held twice a week. The class explore weekly themes based on letters, numbers, animals, colors and more! Activities include games, snacks and crafts. Open play is available after Toddler Explorer for no additional fee.

Stretch!

Ages 18+ / Mondays / $5 / 11 a.m.

Ever feel the need to unwind while still being productive? Come join Maggie for a 30-minute stretching session. Participants will get the chance to relax mentally while developing flexibility and strengthening muscles.

Daytime Stretching follows the Toddler Explorer Class schedule. No class November 28 or December 23, 26, 30 or Jan. 2

This class is taught by Maggie Kersten. Maggie has a long background in dance. She graduated from Ohio University in 2013 with a degree in dance and a minor in music. Currently Maggie works for the Pickaway County Family YMCA doing before and after school care at Scioto Elementary. She loves working with all ages and expanding their love of dance and music.

Jazzercise

Ages 16+ / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Jazzercise is the original dance party workout. Blending dance with Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and strength training, one 55-minute session can burn up to 800 calories. The results? Long, lean muscles and an undeniable mood boost.​

Learn more at https://www.jazzercise.com/location/jazzercise-at-pickaway-place

Kid's Kung Fu

Ages 5-12 / Tuesdays 6-7p. & Saturdays 9-10a. / $60/month

Classes are ongoing and can be joined at any time that meets your schedule.

Children’s Kung Fu is a beginner’s class for learning fundamentals of Chinese Martials Arts or Kung Fu. Kids learn proper etiquette, titles and protocols with in the training hall. They also learn terminology of basic stances, counting to ten in Chinese, and 24 basic techniques which are combined to show the first 6 basic forms. Forms, footwork and techniques are practiced in every class. Techniques are practiced with partner in focused drilling to develop real self-defense applications against an opponent. Techniques are practiced in a controlled manner on another student and pads are used to develop power and accuracy. Safety is the highest priority while training.

Students are also trained in two proprietary systems called Bully Busters and Predator Proof. Bully Busters is a curriculum designed to deal with the quintessential “School Yard Bully”. Predator Proof is a curriculum to teach children how to escape a potential abductor or predator. Classes are taught teach in a friendly manner that is will encourage and empower your child.

There will never be yelling , scolding or punishment but positive support to nurture the next generation of martial artists.

This class is best for kids ages 5-12. The class is $60/month and kids are encouraged to participate up to eight times a month and can be joined at any time. Classes are held Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. allowing for flexible scheduling within your family to attend up to eight classes a month.

Dodgeball: Grades 2-7 & 8-12

Grades 2-7 / Wednesdays or Thursdays January & February / 7-8p. / $10 team

Grades 8-12 / Mondays January & February / 7-8p. / $10 team

Grab a group of up to six friends and challenge another team at Dodge Ball! Games will run for 15 minutes and each team is guaranteed two games. To register, one team member must sign-up online. Payment can be made online at the time of registration or at the desk to allow for easy collection of funds from team members. Be sure to select the date(s) your team can play during the registration process. Team members can change from date-to-date.

- Each team starts with one ball and additional balls will be placed in the center of the court

- Players who are hit shoulders down with a dodgeball are out for that game

- If an opposing player catches a ball, the player who threw the ball is out for that game

- At the end of 15 minutes, the team with the most players still standing wins that match. If a team wins before the 15 minutes is complete, a second game can be started​

Child Watch

Ages Toddler + / See Dates & Times Below / $5 per kid

Running Thursdays in December, child watch for $5 will be offered during Jazzercise at 5:30 p.m. Beginning in January 2020, child watch will be available at every weekday exercise class.

Kids ages toddler and older will be watched by an early-education major during exercise class. The kids can complete homework assignments, play with provided toys, use our wifi on their own devices, color and complete other fun activities.

Child watch is $5 per child for the hour during exercise class. This can be paid for in advance or drop-in style.

Series

Youth Hip Hop

Ages 5-7 / Oct. 22-Nov. 26 / $90 / 6:30-7:15p.

Ages 8-12 / Nov. 5-26 / $60 / 7:15p.

This is a six week course taught by our partner Chelsea Crabtree from CLC Dance. Ages 5-7 runs Tuesdays from 6:30-7:15 p.m. October 22 through November 26 and is $90 for the six week series ($15/week.) You can pay in full or weekly, but when signing up for a series or session class, you are responsible for the full fee regardless of weekly or one-time pay selection.

Ages 8-12 runs Tuesdays from 7:15-8 p.m. November 5-26 and is $60 for the six week series ($15/week.) You can pay in full or weekly, but when signing up for a series or session class, you are responsible for the full fee regardless of weekly or one-time pay selection.

Come explore hip hop dance by learning basic rhythm and coordination. Students will develop strength, focus, and agility through basic break-dancing and street jazz techniques in a fun and energetic environment. Don’t forget to bring your tennis shoes!

Little Veterinarian School®: Healthy Pets are happy pets

Ages 5-8 / Wednesdays, January 8-February 12 / 6-7p. / $125

This unique program encourages children to role-play and explore the exciting world of Veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. A preview into our week and topics to be covered, include but not limited to the following:

Learning the importance of proper care and nutrition to keep dogs, cats, and guinea pigs healthy. Completing an assessment of a dog and a cat. Knowing what to do if a dog gets hurt and how to care for them.  Learning safety rules for being around animals. Discussing what radiographs are and what the light and dark shades mean on a radiograph. This program is a fun and hands on class, where kids will receive their very own adopted stuff pet dog and cat for the course.  Each child will receive a diploma as a graduate of Little Veterinarian School® upon completion of the course.

Dance Exploration

Ages 3-5 / Wednesdays Dec. 4-18 / $36 / 10-10:45a.

Get ready to move and explore a variety of dance styles. We will use ballet, jazz, modern, and hip hop moves to work on balance, coordination, musicality, and gross motor skills. Each class includes warm up, stretching, center work, and freeze dance. Please wear ballet shoes or bare feet.

You can pay in full or weekly, but when signing up for a series or session class, you are responsible for the full fee regardless of weekly or one-time pay selection.

Ninja Activities for Kids

Ages 5-12 / Saturdays, Jan. 4-Feb. 11 (no class 1/25) / 11:15-11:45a. / $54

Ages 5-12 / Tuesdays, Jan. 4- Feb. 11 / 1-1:30 p.m. / $64

Participants build strength and flexibility as they learn to safely navigate obstacles by running, jumping, climbing, swinging and landing safely. 

This class is taught by our partners at Vitality Gymnastics. There is no class Saturday, January 25. 

Baseball & Softball Hitting League

8U/10U & 12U/14U / Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays / $75/person / 6-9 p.m. & 10a.m. -3p.m.

Four person team hitting league runs five weeks. Teams should include a catcher and a pitcher (pitching machine can be used in a pinch.) League play is:
Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. is 12U/14U Softball
Thursdays 6-9 p.m. is 8U/10U Baseball
Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. is 8U/10U Softball
Saturdays 2-4 p.m. is 12U/14U Baseball
Game dates/times will be provided one week prior to start date. Players may sign up in a team of four or as a free agent to be placed on a team. Player age is based on April 1 date. Players may join max two teams.

You can pay in full or weekly, but when signing up for a series or session class, you are responsible for the full fee regardless of weekly or one-time pay selection.

Developmental Gymnastics

Ages 5-10 / Saturdays, Jan. 4-Feb. 11 (no class 1/25) / 11:45a.-12:30p / $65

Ages 5-10 / Tuesdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 11 / 1:30-2:15 p.m. / $77

Children will be learning basic skills in vault, bars, beam and floor, as well as working on strength, flexibility and balance in order to establish gymnastics foundations to build upon in more advanced skills on each of the four events. 

This class is lead by our partners at Vitality Gymnastics. There is no class Saturday, January 25. 

Tiny Tots Gymnastics

Ages 2 & Younger with Parent / Saturdays, Jan. 4-Feb. 11 (no class 1/25) / 10:15-10:45a. / $54

Toddlers are introduced to exercise, the facility and new friends. They develop fine and gross motor movements, coordination and balance as they practice following direction and taking turns while spending quality time with a parent and preparing for more advanced classes. 

This class is lead by our partners at Vitality Gymnastics. There is no class January 25, 2020.

Columbus Children's Theater: Musical Theater 101: Disney!

Grades K-3 / Saturdays, Jan. 11-March 7 (no class Jan. 25) / 10:15 a.m. / $103

Calling all Disney fans! Perfect for performers new to the stage or looking to grow their skills, this class will explore important fundamentals of acting, singing, and dancing while developing the confidence needed to take the stage in a musical. Students will work together and have fun learning songs and scenes from a variety of age-appropriate Disney musicals in this introduction to the world of musical theatre. Families will be invited for a special sharing of the ensemble’s work on the final day of class!

Design the Runway

Grades 2-6 / Tues. & Thurs. Jan. 7-Jan. 30 / $160 / 6-7p.

Design your very own fashion line with us! Budding designers will create a fashion portfolio, create a one of a kind piece with recyclable goods and end the week with a Runway Show to stop Fashion Week! We will participate in several design challenges too. Come design the runway with us!

You can pay in full or weekly, but when signing up for a series or session class, you are responsible for the full fee regardless of weekly or one-time pay selection.

Columbus Children's Theater: Beginner Acting

Grades 3-8 / Saturdays, Jan. 11-March 7 (no class Jan. 25) / 11:15 a.m. / $120

How do actors use their voices and bodies to create a character? What does it mean to “cheat out” or “cross upstage left”? In this class we will answer these questions and more as we explore the fundamentals of acting through engaging games, acting exercises, and group scene work. Perfect for the beginner or for any actor who is excited to continue building their skills! Families will be invited for a special sharing of the class’ progress on the last day.

Preschool Gymnastics

Ages 3-5 / Tuesdays, Jan. 7 - Feb. 11 / 12:30-1 p.m. / $64

Ages 3-5 / Saturday, Jan. 4-Feb. 8 (no class 1/25) / 10:45-11:15a. / $54

Young children practice body awareness, learning basic skills in vault, bars, beam and floor while practicing following directions and taking turns. They will work on strength, flexibility and balance in order to establish gymnastics foundations to build upon in more advanced classes.  This class is lead by our partners at Vitality Gymnastics

Tastes Around the World

Grades K-6 / Tues. & Thurs. Feb. 4-Feb. 27 / $160 / 6-7p.

Explore the tastes of the world by visiting Italy to make tiramisu, sailing to Mexico to create salsa, and cruising to France to bake crepes. Pack your bags because this is an adventure that you do not want to miss! Our chefs will mix, chop and craft the classes away!

Due to the kitchen and time constraints, we are unable to bake during this program, however, children will stir, chop, decorate and taste their creations.

You can pay in full or weekly, but when signing up for a series or session class, you are responsible for the full fee regardless of weekly or one-time pay selection.

Better Babysitting Course

Ages 9-15 / Thursdays, Feb. 6-27 / 6-8:30p. / $80

Would your son or daughter know what to do if the child they were babysitting for started to choke on something?  Would they know what to do if they were taking care of several children and someone came to the door? 

Why not enroll them in a Better Baby Sitter class! This class is a four Thursday series on Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6-8:30 p.m.  It is a 2.5 hour class on both days. Students should bring a sack snack/dinner. Class fee is $80 per student and can be paid in full or weekly for $20/week. This class is best for kids ages 9-15. You can pay in full or weekly, but when signing up for a series or session class, you are responsible for the full fee regardless of weekly or one-time pay selection.

Students will learn: Responsibilities of having a babysitting job

Babysitter's Rights

CPR and First Aid on infants and children

Growth and Development Safety Issues

Feeding infants and toddlers

Marketing Strategies

Youth Ballet

Ages 6-9 / Mondays, Dec. 2016 / $36 / 7p.

This class will explore the basics of ballet. Students will use ballet to strengthen their core muscles, flexibility, focus, and musicality. Each class includes warm up, stretching, center work, and across the floor work. Please wear ballet shoes or bare feet.

You can pay in full or weekly, but when signing up for a series or session class, you are responsible for the full fee regardless of weekly or one-time pay selection.

One Time

Mom 2 Mom Sale

Ages 18+ / Jan.25 / $20 / 9a-12p.

Fall clean out, after Christmas clean up, wardrobe reset - do what you need to in order to start collecting items to sale at our first Mom 2 Mom sale!

Clothes, small household items, toys and more are welcome for resale. Table space will be available for $20 and your earnings from your sale are YOURS!

Book Club

Ages 18+ / See Dates Below / $5 / See Times Below

Our book club is great for anyone who enjoys reading and wants to meet new people, get out of the house with or without the kids or who just overall enjoys chatting about common interests found in the selected books!

The book club meets monthly towards the end of the month. Participants can join when the book and/or time work for them and don't feel bad if you didn't finish the book yet! The same book is discussed at each of the three times in the same month giving you opportunity to come when it works for you!

Wednesday 10 a.m. with Open Play for Kids

Wednesday 7 p.m. with No Kids

Thursday 6 p.m. with Open Play for Kids

Book club fee is $5 per month and can be paid online through your account or onsite. Some food and beverages will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own. 

December: Girls on the Line by Jennie Liu (12/18 & 12/19) Set in the city of Gujiao, China in 2009, this young adult novel explores the difficult choices a young girl and her best friend face when one of them becomes pregnant under China’s One-Child Policy. Now that they’ve come of age, Luli and Yun leave the orphanage they grew up in behind and begin to work at a local factory. The two are reveling in their newfound independence, but their joy is shattered when Yun discovers that she’s pregnant. Under the One-Child Policy, it’s illegal to be pregnant and unmarried. Yun is desperate to believe that her boyfriend Yong will help her, despite the rumors that he’s trafficking women out of the city as brides for men in the country. 

Heritage Angel Ornament

Ages 10+ with an Adult / Dec. 11 / 7 p. / $10

Create a ceramic, hand crafted angel ornament in honor of a loved-one. Bring a small piece of heritage or other fabric to drape your angel.

This class is perfect for people who may be missing someone this holiday season.

Hand sculpted angels with a variety of faces and features are provided, along with the step-by-step guidance on how to take a piece of fabric to dress the angel and create wings.  

Fabric can be something from your loved one, or perhaps a pattern, color and material that reminds you of them. The sculpted angel and wings are provided.  

Both classes are the same. Classes are Wednesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. Participants can pre-register or drop-in. Fee is $10

Family Game Night

All Ages / Friday, January 17 / 6-8 p.m. / $5 per family

Beat the winter blues with a family game night! Enjoy a mix of board games, Wii games, skill games and card games. And don't forget everyone's favorite - BINGO!

Please bring your own food and/or beverages. When registering, only register one person within the family. 

New Year's Eve Day Family Party

All Ages / Dec. 31 / $15 / 10a.-1p.

Enjoy some New Year's Eve family fun from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Games, food, crafts, snacks, activities and a balloon drop all in an effort to wave 2019 goodbye and say hello to 2020!

This is a family event with parents staying at Pickaway Place, however parents can relax in the space while their kids enjoy activities without them. Please bring your families own beverages.

Only one person from the family needs to actually register for this "class." 

Questions

Payment for any class or program is due in full by the start date of the event. In some cases, deposit payments are required to hold a spot in the class. Payment can be in the form of credit card or cash. For series or session classes, when registering, you are signing up to pay the full fee of the class – regardless of selecting pay weekly or pay one-time. 

The age requirements for the camps are set by the partner organization.

Preschool : generally best for kids who have experience at least one year of preschool through kindergarten age students. Approximately kids ages 4-7.

Elementary : programs are suited for kids who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade and are approximately ages 7-12.

Middle School : camps and classes are created for students who have completed 6th through 8th grade and are approximately ages 11-14.

High School : programs are defined for students who are incoming 9th-12th grade and are approximately ages 14-18.

Multi-Grade : programs defined as multi-grade are for kids in multiple groups (such as elementary and middle or middle and high school). It is best to check the age recommendations in the class descriptions.