The City of Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Youth Programs

"Physical activity is intellectually stimulating and enhances the learning process and the development of cognitive skills.When young people feel good about themselves they operated more effectively and productively in our communities."


The Parks and Recreation Department offers swim lessons for children aged four and up. Classes teach skills ranging from water adjustment and flotation to locomotion and stroke development along with water safety. Three levels of classes will be offered based on ability level and previous swimming experience.

Session I June 18-28
11:15 - 11:45 am - Levels 1 & 2
6:16 - 6:45 pm - Levels 1 & 2/3

Session II July 9-29
11:15 - 11:45 am - Levels 1 & 2
6:16 - 6:45 pm - Levels 1 & 2/3


Crawfordsville Youth Fastpitch softball plays from mid-May through the end of June in the Montgomery County Youth Fastpitch League. Girls ages 6 through 12 are welcome. Proper age placement is determined by age on Jan 1 of the current year.

Teams are 6-8 Machine Pitch, 10U Minor Player/Coach Pitch, and 12U Player Pitch.

REGISTRATION: Jan 2 – Feb 28, 2018, at the Community Center (922 E. South Blvd)

COST: $65/player; $5 discount for a second girl in the same household

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Crawfordsville Youth Baseball is moving to Crawfordsville Parks & Recreation! CYB offers baseball leagues for players ages 4-12. Placement is determined by the child's age on May 1, 2018.

Teams are 4-6 Coach Pitch/Teeball, 7-8 Coach Pitch, 9-10 Player Pitch, 11-12 Player Pitch

REGISTRATION: Jan 2 – Feb 28, 2018, at the Community Center (922 E. South Blvd) 

COST: Ages 4-8 - $60/player, Ages 9-12 - $90/player; $150 cap per family


We offer gymnastics classes for children beginning at Age 3 through our Advanced level. Classes include 3-year-olds, 4 & 5-year-olds, Beginner 1, Beginner 2, and Intermediate/Advanced. Classes teach the use of the spring floor, balance beams, and uneven bars. 

Throughout the year we offer a Winter Session, Spring Session, and Fall Session. Stay tuned for updates for the summer!



WHEN: Registration starts December 3rd. Classes begin the week of January 7th and last for 10 weeks.

COST: 3s classes - $60. All other classes - $70


3-year-olds Wednesday 10:00 - 10:30 am Hanna
Wednesday 3:15 - 3:45 pm Hanna
4&5-year-olds Wednesday 4:00 - 4:45 pm  Hanna
Wednesday 5:00 - 5:45 pm Hanna
Beginner 1 Monday 4:00 - 5:00 pm Kaitlyn
Monday 6:30 - 7:30 pm Kaitlyn
Tuesday 4:15 - 5:15 pm Kaitlyn
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm Hanna
Beginner 2 Monday 5:15 - 6:15 pm Kaitlyn
Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 pm Marka
Thursday 6:45 - 7:45 pm  Marka
Intermediate Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm Marka
Advanced Tuesday 6:45 - 7:45 pm Marka

Private Gymnastics Lessons

Whether you need to perfect a cartwheel or work on your back tuck, one of our instructors can help you. Private lessons can be for anyone whose skill level ranges from Beginner to Advanced. Private instruction can enhance skill learning. Doing lessons in a one-on-one learning environment speeds up the learning process, helps those who need individual attention and helps overcome “mental blocks” or other challenges.

Rates for 4 30-minute sessions: Single = $72, Buddy = $54 per student, Trio = $48 per student

DAY CAMP "Things With Wings"

Join us this summer at Camp Rotary for a week in the woods as we study things with wings. Children will experience the joy of nature; swimming, hiking, exploring and investigating as we discover and uncover the secret lives of bugs and birds and the habitats in which they live. Activities include field journaling, experiments, crafts, inventions, sports, literacy activities and just lots of fun. An overnight/sleepover adventure on Wednesday night to allow us to explore the nighttime adventures of bugs and birds. Let your child's imagination and creativity "take flight" and join us in July. Children with special needs welcome!

This camp is made possible by grants from the Montgomery County Community Foundation.


COST: $90 (Scholarships available)

WHEN: July 30 - August 3

TIMES: 8:30-3:30 Daily

Pick-Up & Drop-Off: Milligan Park South Shelter 


In June the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum hosts ArchiCamp, an architecture-based camp. During the two-day camp, students learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Study building. Campers take walking tours, learn about architectural terms, do architecture-related crafts, learn about careers in historic preservation, and discuss preservation successes in our community.

Snacks will be provided each day, but campers should bring a sack lunch.

For more information visit the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum website. If you would like to register a student for ArchiCamp, please contact Amanda McGuire at or at (765) 362-5769.

WHEN: June 19-20, 2018
COST: $25 (scholarships available)
AGES: 8 - 12


Call us at 765-364-5175, if you are interested in scheduling a party for your little gymnast. The $42.80 fee includes 45 minutes of gymnastics fun supervised by one of our instructors!

Rooms can be rented without the 2-hour min rental. Tot Lot is $20 and the multipurpose room for $30.

These parties are so much fun and no mess at your house!

Contact Us

Fawn Johnson,
Director of Parks and Recreation
922 E South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-5175
  • Business Fax: (765) 364-5179
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