ASD Kids Opportunities

Volunteer Opps... 

Park Clean-ups
Middle & High School Students

Earn school community service hours removing invasive species and helping keep our parks herbicide free. Sign up to be notified of Saturday morning clean-ups. Gloves, tools, snacks provided. Clean-ups are 2-hours long.

Student and Senior Projects
Ages: Middle & High School Students  

We have ideas to help you complete a middle school or high school student project at our Nature Center or in our Parks.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Lori Ainsworth via EMAIL, 541.552.2264/office or 541.499.8798/text. 

Rec Opps... 

RecTennis offers Summer Tennis Camp for Kids!

Ages: 6 to 14
Smash summer boredom with RecTennis… Camps will be offered June 12 through August 18. Choose between a 4-hour session, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon; or a 1.5-hr session, Monday through Friday, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The average session price is only $4/hr. Register today at For more info contact Randy Webber via email or at 503.718.3330, or email APRC.

Swim Lesson Registration at the Daniel Meyer Pool is easy!
Ages: All Ages 

Beginning June 16 at 8:30 a.m., registration for swim lessons will open to everyone and we no longer require on-site registration and testing!  You can register by calling 541.488.5340 or visiting the Grove (1195 E Main St), once registration is open. Students will be placed based on age, experience and placement from previous seasons. For NEW swim lesson students who request to be placed higher than a beginning-level lesson for their age group, may schedule a swim test by calling the Daniel Meyer Pool at 541.488.0313 (after June 16 - testing if offered at no charge). More info at, or email APRC.​.

Beginning Golf Camp
Ages 5 to 9
Learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting and body positioning. Using the SNAG® (Starting New At Golf) system, instruction has been simplified so that young players can make an effective transition onto the golf course. The camp is offered by Skyhawks and will take place at the Oak Knoll Golf Course in Ashland. The cost is $115/week. Two sessions are available: June 19 through June 23; July 10 through July 14 – 9 a.m. to noon for both sessions. Ways to Register...Skyhawks Sports Academy, or 800.804.3509. You may also call APRC at 541.488.5340, email or visit The Grove, 1195 E Main St in Ashland. All equipment provided. 
Multi-Sport Camp
Ages: 6 to 12
This multi-sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting: Capture the Flag, Dodgeball and Frisbee will be combined into one fun-filled week! Athletes will learn the rules and essential skills of each sport along with vital life lessons such as respect and teamwork. Variations of each activity will teach to different techniques and understanding of each sport. The camp is offered by Skyhawks and will take place at Garfield Park in Ashland, July 10 through July 14, 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $115.Ways to Register...Skyhawks Sports Academy, or 800.804.3509. You may also call APRC at 541.488.5340, email or visit The Grove, 1195 E Main St in Ashland. All equipment provided.​

Ages: 13 & up 

Archery is a great way to improve concentration and learn a great new skill for lifelong enjoyment. Join us to learn the basics and all the other opportunities to improve in archery. Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. - For more info on the program, such as registration and cost, call 541.488.5340.

Island Night at Daniel Meyer Pool
Ages: All Ages 

Join us on Saturday, July 22, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Daniel Meyer Pool for Island Night: An Aloha State of Mind! Relax with family and friends in a Hawaiian-themed setting. Reduced admission, only $2/person. For more info visit, call 541.488.5340 or email.

North Mountain Park Nature Center Opps... 
Star Party Presentation - Discover the Moon / Discover the Universe 
Ages: All Ages 

Discover the Moon on Saturday, June 3, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., at North Mountain Park! Come by for a short introduction to Earth's Moon. We will look at phases and facts about the moon, followed by information about different types of features found on the moon. Learn about Craters, Valleys, Mountains, Maria, Rays, Rills, and others.
Discover the Universe on Saturday, July 15, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., at North Mountain Park! Come by for a short introduction to different types of objects through various telescopes.
Bring your own telescope or feel free to use ours to get views of the moon, Jupiter, Double Stars, and bright Open Clusters, Globular Star Clusters, and more. The program is Free, but registration is required. Please register online or call the Nature Center at 541.488.6606.

Bee a Citizen Scientist! Community Pollinator Assessment 
Ages: 7 & up 

How many pollinators are in your area? What kind are they? Bees are an indicator species for human and landscape health. This workshop trains you how to recognize bees, wasps and flies and how to do a pollinator count. By learning basic bee i.d. and a standardized assessment protocol, you can assess the impact of pollinator plantings and management techniques. 'Bee' an asset to your community by examining pollinator abundance and diversity over time! Bring a stopwatch, wristwatch or timer on your phone. Optional: camera or phone with HDR. Suggested: sunscreen, hat, water. This workshop will take place at the N MT Park Nature Center on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $20. Please register online call the Nature Center at 541.488.6606. ​

Summer Saturday Morning Bird Walks
Ages: All Ages 

Stroll through North Mountain Park with local birding experts from the Rogue Valley. This will be an opportunity to see and hear a variety of birds that spend the summer here in the valley. Binoculars & field guides will be available for check out. The bird walks will take place the second Saturday of each month; June 10, July 8 and August 12; 8 to 9 a.m. The program is Free, but registration is required. Please register online call the Nature Center at 541.488.6606. 


Visit the APRC home page or call 541.488.5340 for more information.
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