Saturday Morning

Program

 

 

 

About the Saturday Morning Program (SMP)

 

The Saturday Morning Program was started more than two decades ago as a way to keep children ages 5-12 active during the winter months.  This FREE program is made possible thanks to a sponsorship from the Optimist Club of Clarksville.

 

All events our FREE, but children must be pre-registered in order to attend.  Registration opens 1 week before each event, and the deadline to register is the Thursday before each event.  Transportation is not included, so parents must drop-off and pickup their children at each event location.

Program Rules

 

1. Children may only be dropped off up to 10 minutes before the scheduled event start time.  Early drop-offs will not be allowed.

 

2. Children must be picked up within 10 minutes of the scheduled event end time.  Any child who is picked up late will not be allowed to attend future SMP activities.

 

3. Space is limited for each event, so no walk-ups are allowed.  If a child is not registered and shows up at an event, they will not be allowed to stay for the day's activity.

 

4. All events are FREE, but some of our events will be at locations that have concession stands.  Children are responsible for bringing spending money if they would like to purchase food.

 

5.  The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to fighting, foul language, or bad behavior.  We reserve the right to refuse service to any child who violates this policy.

 

6. If a child is unable to attend an event, parents MUST cancel their child's registration by the Thursday before the event, in order to avoid an "absence".  If a child is registered for an event and does not show twice, the child will no longer be able to register for SMP events.  We have limited space for each event, so when a child registers and does not show, they are taking up a spot that goes unused.

SMP Bowling

We begin this year's SMP season with one of our most popular events.  We will be hitting the lanes at Blackiston Bowl for a little friendly bowling competition.  We will cover the bowling, but be sure to bring money if you would like to visit the snack bar.  This activity is FREE, but

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and space is limited.

 

Location: Blackiston Bowl - 1516 Blackiston Mill Road

Organizer: Nathan Kane

Min/Max: 10/50

Register Online

Registration Opens: 12/01

  Description                            Age           Day                 Time                Date        Register By         Fee

  SMP Bowling                           5-12           Sa        10:00am-12:00pm    1/06             1/04            FREE

SMP Indoor Swim

After a long winter season, we are all ready to hit the pool.  Today we will head inside the New Albany YMCA for a morning swim.  We will meet you in the YMCA Lobby at 10:00am.  Each child will be required to take a short swim test before swimming on their own. This activity is FREE, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and space is limited.

 

Location: New Albany YMCA - 33 State Street, New Albany

Organizer: Nathan Kane

Min/Max: 10/50

Register Online

Registration Opens: 1/06

  Description                            Age           Day                 Time                Date        Register By        Fee

  SMP Indoor Swim                    5-12           Sa       10:00am-12:00pm     1/13             1/11             FREE

SMP Fit Trip

Time to get those muscles working!  Meet us at SIGS Sportsplex in New Albany for a morning of challenging fun.  We will start with an organized warm-up with strengthening and stretching exercises. Then, kids will get to explore the gym.  This activity is FREE, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and space is limited.

 

Location: SIGS Sportsplex - 4343 Security Parkway, New Albany

Organizer: Nathan Kane

Min/Max: 20/100

Register Online

Registration Opens: 1/13

  Description                            Age           Day                 Time                Date        Register By       Fee

  SMP Fit Trip                            5-12           Sa           10:00-11:30am       1/20            1/18            FREE

SMP Arts and Crafts

Channel your inner Picasso with a variety of fun arts and crafts. Meet us at the Clarksville Community Center and show off your creativity.

 

This activity is FREE, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and space is limited.

 

Location: Clarksville Community Center - 2311 Sam Gwin Drive, Clarksville

Organizer: Nathan Kane

Min/Max: 10/50

Register Online

Registration Opens: 1/20

  Description                            Age           Day                 Time                Date        Register By       Fee

  SMP Arts and Crafts                5-12           Sa           10:00-11:30am      1/27             1/25            FREE

SMP Second Chance Wildlife

Kentucky critters come to Clarksville with a live animal show. Meet us at Endris Lodge to learn all about these Kentucky animals and their rehab process.

 

This activity is FREE, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and space is limited.

 

Location: Endris Lodge in Lapping Park - 2404 Greentree North, Clarksville

Organizer: Nathan Kane

Min/Max: 10/50

Register Online

Registration Opens: 1/27

  Description                            Age           Day                 Time                Date        Register By         Fee

  SMP Second Chance Wildlife      5-12           Sa         10:00-11:30am        2/03             2/01            FREE

SMP Valentine Party

We put a lot of love into this activity.  Kids will make their own Valentine's Day cards for friends and family.  We will also play some Valentine's Day themed games and enjoy some sweet treats.  Meet us at 10:00am at the Clarksville Community Center.

 

This activity is FREE, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and space is limited.

 

Location: Clarksville Community Center - 2311 Sam Gwin Drive

Organizer: Nathan Kane

Min/Max: 10/50

Register Online

Registration Opens: 2/03

  Description                            Age           Day                 Time                Date        Register By         Fee

  SMP Valentine Party                 5-12           Sa          10:00-11:30am       2/10             2/08            FREE

SMP Indiana Caverns

Head below the surface and explore the Indiana Caverns with us. Join us at Town Hall, where we will depart to head to Corydon to tour Indiana Caverns. Pick-up will be back at Town Hall.

 

This is a FREE event, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, and space is limited.

 

Location: Meet at Clarksville Town Hall - 2000 Broadway Street, Clarksville

Organizer: Nathan Kane

Min/Max: 10/40

Register Online

Registration Opens: 2/10

  Description                            Age           Day                 Time                Date        Register By         Fee

  SMP Indiana Caverns                5-12           Sa           9:00am-1:00pm    2/17             2/15             FREE

SMP Roller Skating

Lace up your skates and show your skills by joining us for a morning at Jammerz Roller Dome. This is a FREE activity, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Don't forget to bring spending money for the arcade or snack bar.

 

There is a $7 fee for parents interested in skating with their children. EXACT CHANGE only.

 

Location: Jammerz Roller Dome - 1515 Lynch Lane, Clarksville

Organizer: Nathan Kane

Min/Max: 10/50

Register Online

Registration Opens: 2/17

  Description                            Age           Day                 Time                Date        Register By         Fee

  SMP Roller Skating                   5-12           Sa        10:00am-2:00pm      2/24             2/22              FREE

SMP Tie Dye Shirts

Get your creative juices flowing and meet us at Endris Lodge in Lapping Park to make colorful tie dye shirts. Each participant will get to choose from a variety of colors to make a shirt all their own!

 

This is a FREE event, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Spots are limited.

 

Location: Endris Lodge in Lapping Park - 2404 Greentree North

Organizer: Nathan Kane

Min/Max: 10/50

Register Online

Registration Opens: 2/24

  Description                            Age           Day                 Time                Date        Register By         Fee

  SMP Tie Dye Shirts                   5-12           Sa       10:00am-12:00pm    3/03             3/01             FREE

SMP Interpretive Center

Explore some of Clarksville History by joining us at the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center. Tour the exhibits and experience an interactive fossil dig!

 

This is a free activity, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Space is limited.

 

Location: Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center - 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville

Organizer: Nathan Kane

Min/Max: 10/50

Register Online

Registration Opens: 3/03

  Description                            Age           Day                 Time                Date        Register By         Fee

  SMP Interpretive Center           5-12           Sa        10:00am-12:00pm    3/10             3/08             FREE