Recreation Ministry

Welcome to Covenant's Recreation Ministries. We nurture good health - spiritual and physical - through a ministry of wellness, fitness, and fun. In our Recreation Center, we offer programs to strengthen minds, bodies, and spirits, while using our facilities and events to reach out to our neighbors in Charlotte. 

Below you will find information about our programs that range from personal training to summer camps to sports leagues to group exercise.  If you have any questions please contact Recreation Ministries Director James Huffman.  Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you soon!

 

Covenant Health Returns

It is a ten week healthy lifestyle program designed to start an active life.  Start up appointment available March 13-24.  Contact James Huffman to get started. 

Meet with Mary Mattiacci mary.mattiacci@covenantpresby.org check your blood pressure and get cleared for physical activity then meet with James Huffman james.huffman@covenantpresby.org  to test flexibility, muscular strength, cardiovascular strength and more!

You will also be able to meet with a licensed nutritionist to discuss your eating habits.  Contact Jacy Shaffer at jacy.shaffer@gmail.com for more information

Includes an individualized fitness program with weekly checkups to keep you motivated and moving.

At the end of the ten weeks your fitness is retested!


NEW GROUP EXERCISE

Athletic Conditioning with Roy Henderson

Mondays at 6:30am

Bring a water, towel & a friend!

$15.00 per class

Total Body Resistance Training Consistently Engaging Your Core!

The Remnant Fitness AC experience is designed to deliver the most efficient total body workout in the shortest amount of time. Classes are about an hour and move at a fast pace to optimize energy expenditure.

Remfit AC workouts include, but are not limited to, cardiovascular training, endurance training, strength training, abs/core training, and balance training.

Your total body workout will cover all areas of fitness while combining serious strength training and cardio all in one!  Workouts are suitable for all fitness levels.

Summer Camps

Click here for the brochure

‘Yes I Can” Basketball Camps

To register go to www.yesicanbasketball.com


Yes I Can Camp # 1 June 26th – 29th

4 day FULL DAY 9am – 4pm Boys Only Camp Of Champions Boys ages 9-12

Whew…this is a powerful experience for boys – much MORE than just basketball.

This 4 day all purpose camp will combine the popular basketball skills training with daily, powerful motivational work shops, designed to give boys an insight on skills needed to become a winner in life. To see the topics of the work shops, please see the description of our Camp Of Champions on our website. In addition to the high energy workshops, the camp will focus on teaching fundamentals of the game like shooting, defense, offensive moves, ball handling, dribbling, passing, screening, moving without the ball to get open and learning how a winner thinks and acts. Afternoons are set aside for plenty of scrimmaging.

Boys will be grouped according to their skill level and age. All boys need to bring a snack lunch.

Boys Only ages: 9-12 from 9 am - 4 pm

Cost:  $229 for all 4 days – includes camp gift

 

Yes I Can Camp # 2 July 10th – 13th

4 Day – Half Day - 9am – Noon

4 Day “Lil Dribbler Camp” for boys ages 5-7

This camp is for boys ages 5-7 (yes this will be like herding cats!) We want to give these young boys an introduction on how to play basketball. Heavy emphasis will be on making this fun, but they’ll learn fundamentals of the game like footwork, shooting, defense, ball handling, dribbling, triple threat position and basic passing. Baskets are lowered to 8 – 9 feet and we use small youth basketballs. This camp is a hoot and the boys leave with a smile on their faces and a new love for training and athletics.

Boys only ages 5-7 from 9 am - Noon

Cost: $159 for all 4 days includes camp gift

 

Yes I Can Camp # 3 July 10th – 13th
4 Day – Half Day 1pm – 4pm - Player FUNdamentals Camp

This all purpose camp will focus on teaching fundamentals of the game like shooting, defense, offensive moves, ball handling, dribbling, passing, screening, moving without the ball to get open and learning how a winner thinks and acts. Because players are grouped according to their skill level, gender and age, this camp is appropriate for players of all

Boys Only  8-11 from 1pm - 4pm

Cost: $159 for all 4 days includes camp gift

 

Yes I Can Camp # 4 July 17th - 18th
2 Day – Half Day - “Nothing But Net Camp”

Session #1 Boys and girls ages 8-11 from 9am - Noon

Session #2 Boys and girls ages 11-14 from 1pm – 4pm

This 2 day concentrated camp covers nothing but shooting. Plenty of *instruction *demonstration * correction * repetition – all designed to improve each camper’s shot. Every player will have their shot individually filmed and analyzed by our staff. Because players are grouped according to their skill level, gender and age, this camp is appropriate for players of all experience levels.

Cost $85 for both days


Yes I Can Camp # 5 July 19th - 20th

2 Day – Half Day -  Point Guard College Camp

Session #1 Boys and girls ages 8-11 from 9am-Noon

Session #2 Boys and girls ages 11-14 from 1pm – 4pm

This 2 day concentrated camp covers nothing but developing ball  handling and dribbling skills. Your child doesn’t need to be an experienced “pure point guard” to attend this camp; only have the desire to improve guard skills! Because players are grouped according to skill level and age, this camp is appropriate for players of all experience levels.

Cost $85 for both days


Yes I Can Camp # 6 July 31st – August 3rd

4 Day – Half Day - 1pm - 4pm  Player FUNdamentals Camp This all purpose camp will focus on teaching fundamentals of the game like shooting, defense, offensive moves, ball handling, dribbling, passing, screening, moving without the ball to get open and learning how a winner thinks and acts. Because players are grouped according to their skill level, gender and age, this camp is appropriate for players of all ages.

Boys and girls ages 8-11 from 1pm - 4pm

Cost: $159 for all 4 days includes camp gift

 

**NEW** Discovery Summer Preschool Camp

June12th – June 16th

Registrations: contact Brittany at dearbritt@Gmail.com

Location: Covenant Presbyterian Preschool (Room#113)

Time: 9am -12:30pm Cost: $225

A fun, engaging and interactive summer camp for rising 4s –Pre K!

We will participate in science experiments, cooking projects, make fun art, do yoga and much more.

We will have so much fun while we are learning!


**NEW**  "Natural Wonders" Yoga Camp

When: July 31st-August 4th, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

What: A week-long day camp for children ages 4-10, during which they will: Learn yoga poses and relaxation while listening to God’s message of love and playfully enacting bible stories and teachings.  Engage in open-ended, sensory play experiences that have been carefully designed to promote creativity, language and social skills.  Explore creativity through art projects and music, and build interactive skills through cooperative games.

Cost: $175 per child per week. (A $15 sibling discount available).

For more information or to register, email Kim at naturalwondersplay@gmail.com

 

"GameReady" Basketball Camps with Ricky Price

Register online at http://gamereadysd.com/

Camp Dates: Monday-Friday weeks of June 12 and June  19

Time: 9am-4pm

Description: In-depth basketball camp taught by Duke player Ricky Price

 

"Small Hands Big Art" Art Camps

Register Online at www.smallhandsbigart.com 

Camp Dates: Mon—Fri               

Weeks of:  June 26 through August 25th.  No Camp the week of August 7th

Time: 9-noon

Ages: 4-14

Cost: $220 per Week

 Description: Kids explore painting, drawing, 3D sculpture from clay, dough, wood,  recycled materials, collage, printmaking, marbling, book making, and plaster.

 

“Liz Holly and the Jolly Lollies”  Music Camp

Liz Corwin and Holly Johnson are both singer/songwriters who teamed up to create The Jolly Lollies. During their camp your child will be guided on a musical journey from their albums- Wishin' Vol. 1 + 2. They will learn new songs, play musical games, be introduced to new instruments, do arts and crafts, and outdoor play.

Register: www.thejollylollies.com

Time: Monday- Thursday from 9:30-12:30

Ages: 3-6

Cost: $185 per child

Weeks: Jul 10-13, Jul 17-20, Jul 24-27, Jul 21-3

Aug 14-17, Aug 21-24

 

PlaySpanish

Camp Dates: May 31st - September 1.   No camps week of August 7

Ages: 2 1/2 to 10.  Grouped based on age.

Description: During camps children participate in a variety of activities that  includes arts, crafts, story-telling, puppetry, music, dance, and games. Weekly themes!!!

Register: www.playspanish.com

 

Basketball

45+ Pick-Up Basketball: Sundays 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

One-on-One Basketball Lessons:  Take your game to the next level!  Get trained by: Ricky Price, former Duke & Overseas Professional Player.  See his website and information here http://www.gamereadysd.com

Basketball Court Rentals: Looking for a court so your group or business can have weekly basketball games?  We are your place for just $50 an hour!  Contact us today about your gym rental needs.

Youth Basketball League:  Youth fall/winterbasketball league with Playbook for Life.  Registration runs mid-September through mid-October.  Registration runs September 1 - October 9

Fitness

(You do not have to be a Recreation Center member to participate.)

Memberships: Covenant offers memberships to the Fitness Center.  With the membership you gain access to the weight room, track, lockers, showers and basketball court.

Personal Training: Our certified trainers offer one-on-one, buddy, and small group personal training. Fees vary.

Group Exercise Classes:  We offer Yoga, Functional Fitness, Boot Camp, Running Group, Stroller Strides, Body Back, and Total Body Training. Class types, days, times, and price packages vary.  First class free!  

Functional Fitness for Adults 60+: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 9:30 - 10:30 am  Exercise under the guidance of a licensed physical therapist. First Class Free!

Total Body Training: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10am.  Work out your entire body utilizing weights, bars, bands, balls, your body, and the environment.  First class free, then only $8 drop-in fee.

Stroller Strides:   A total fitness program that parents can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller, and the environment.  Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10:45am-11:45am.  For more information see their website at Fit4mom Meet in the Rec Center Lobby.

Private Yoga: One on one yoga sessions with Stephanie Jeon.

Devoted Fitness: Jesus music, ladies dancing, sweating, and praising... That's Devoted Fitness!  Group fitness for your soul. We minister to others through faith, fitness, and fellowship. 

Athletic Conditioning: The Remnant Fitness AC experience is designed to deliver the most efficient total body workout in the shortest amount of time. Classes are about an hour and move at a fast pace to optimize energy expenditure.

Body Back: Under the Stroller Strides umbrella, Body Back® is a results-based workout designed for moms who want their body back; whether they just had a baby or their last child was born twenty years ago!

Boxing Fitness with Kika: Challenge youself with a complete fitness class that incoorporates boxing techniques, plyometrics and calisthenics. 

Yoga:

     Basic Vinyasa:  A basic, energetic flowing class connecting breath and movement. Some intermediate poses included.

     Deep Stretch, Yin Flow:  A class designed to connect movement with breath, repeating movements and holding for longer periods to build strength and lengthen muscles.

     Covenant Yoga: Covenant Yoga is experiential worship specifically created to deepen your connection to Christ.  Our sole  purpose is to combine world class yoga with a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect with God

     Gentle & Relax Yoga: First Class Free! Beginners always welcome... mats, blocks and straps provided.      

     Seated Yoga: Great class for the older folks!

      Rise & Shine Yoga: Start your day off the right way with the yoga class.

     Kids Yoga: Kids yoga class is a healthy, fun-filled way for kids to enjoy a non-competitive fitness activity.  Kids will learn various breathing and visualization techniques to enhance their focus and concentration. They will also learn fun and challenging yoga poses both individually, with partners and in groups to develop team skills.  The class will have yoga games, music, and  visualizations to make the class fun and enjoyable!

Hip-Hop Fitness: Hip Hop Fitness uses simple hip hop moves combined with upbeat music to keep you moving the whole time. Hip Hop is a great class to get your cardio workout, and have fun while doing it!

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues for the purposes of enhancing health through relaxation, reduction of muscle tension and anxiety, improvement of circulation and an increase in range and ease of movement. Massage is a vital element in healing and management of many dis-eases, including those of a physical, spiritual or mental nature. Services include relaxation massage, deep tissue massage and joint mobilizations

     Mondays & Tuesdays by appointment, contact Debra at 704-236-4402 or at debra@synernet.com

     $80/hour, $110/90mins, ($225 for 3 one hour massage packages available). Located in EW218

For the printable schedule click this - Group Exercise/Class Schedule

     MONDAY                   

          6:30 am           Atheletic Conditioning

          9:30 am           Functional Fitness: 60+     

          10:00 am         Stroller Strides  

          12:30 pm         Basic Vinyasa Yoga   

          12:30 pm         Discovery Afternoon for 4 & 5 Year Olds

          2:00 pm -...     Massage Therapy   Call Debra Toth for appointment. (704) 236-4402

          5:30 pm          Boxing Fitness with Kika

          7:00 pm          Body Back

     TUESDAY           

          6:00 am           Body Back (Outside/Gym)

          9:00 am           Total Body Training           

          10:00 am         Water Color   (RW2A)     

          12:30 pm         Deep Stretch, Vin Flow Yoga

          12:30 pm         Little Aces Tennis

          2:00 pm -...     Massage Therapy   Call Debra Toth for appointment. (704) 236-4402

          5:45 pm          Gentle Yoga  (RW3A)

          7:00 pm          Devoted Fitness

   WEDNESDAY          

          6:30 am           Rise & Shine Yoga

          9:30 am           Functional Fitness: 60+    

          10:00 am          Stroller Strides  

          10:00 am         Writing Class

          12:15 pm         Seated Kripalu Yoga (Packages Available)   

          12:30 pm         PlaySpanish

          7:00 pm           Body Back Starts

    THURSDAY          

          6:00 am           Body Back Starts

          9:00 am           Total Body Training          

          9:30 am           Gentle Yoga  (RW3A)          

          10:00 am         Writing Class

          12:30 pm         Discovery Afternoon for 3 Year Olds

          5:30 pm           Boxing Fitness with Kika

          6:45 pm           Wordplay Writing Class (EW212)

          7:00 pm           Devoted Fitness

          8:00 pm           Writing Class

     FRIDAY          

          9:30 am           Functional Fitness: 60+     

          10:00 am          Stroller Strides

          12:35 pm         Soccer Shots

     SATURDAY

          10:00 am         Stroller Strides

          11:00 am         Devoted Fitness

          2:30 pm           Kids Yoga

     SUNDAY           

          2:00 pm           Hip-Hop Fitness

          3:00 pm           Pick-Up Basketball: 45+          

          3:45 pm           Breathe, Stretch, and Relax  Yoga          

          5:00 pm           Covenant Yoga  

          5:00 pm           Running Group

          5:00 pm           Walking Group

Children's Programs  

Party Rentals:  Rent our facility for your child's birthday, holiday, sports, movie theater, or dance party!  Have full use of the court, dining/activity area and game room.  Balls, scooters, skates, parachute, and more!  Two hour block of time.  Cost for members is $75, for non-members cost is $100.  Bounce houses available for $35. 

Little Aces Tennis: Our Little Aces clinic is designed to introduce the "little ones" to the skills necessary to play tennis. The class is made up of games designed to promote eye-hand coordination, footwork, and racquet skills using a 36 f00t Quickstart court along with the other proper equipment. Fun and ensuring each child's success are the top priorities.  Register at www.charlottecitytennis.com

Youth Basketball League:  Youth fall/winter basketball league with Playbook for Life.  Registration runs September through mid-October. 

Play Spanish: Play Spanish is a program designed to introduce children to the Spanish language and culture through a play-based curriculum. http://www.playspanish.com/

Discovery Afternoon: Extend the daily preschool curriculum while exploring science and the arts while discovering the world around us. 

Soccer Shots: Introduce your child to the joys of soccer with Soccer Shots!  https://www.soccershots.org/charlotte/

Summer Camps:  We have you covered with offereing from Spanish, basketball, soccer, art, music, yoga and preschool!  Click here for the brochure. 

Other Activities and Groups

Coed Adult Sports Leagues:  During the year we offer kickball, softball, volleyball, soccer, and flag football.  Call 704.334.7491 to learn what league is currently enrolling.  For rain outs call SportsLink rainout line 704.749.7530

The Word Play Writing Class: Bring your pen, paper, and imagination for this fun writing class. Nurture your mind, body, and spirit through creative writing and poetry classes. Workshops also held. Dates and fees vary. Visit http://www.maureenryangriffin.com, or call Maureen at 704.494.9961.

Watercolor Class: Watercolor class offered Tuesday: 10:00 - 11:30 am $8.00 drop-in fee. Contact Frank Saunders at 704.636.6685. Experience preferred.

Baby Showers: Need a place to hold a baby shower?  We can help.  Call 704-804-7566

Spring & Summer Hours:

Mon. - Thurs.  6:00 am - 9:30 pm

Fri. 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sat. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sun. 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fall & Winter Hours:

Mon. & Wed. 5:45 am - 9:30 pm

Tues. & Thur. 6:00 am - 9:30 pm

Friday 5:45 am - 7:00 pm 

Sat. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sun. 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

We are a free Wi-Fi spot!  

Free parking directly outside of the center.

Locker rooms and showers available.

We are a recycle drop off point for old keys, cell phones, old jewerly, rechargeable batteries, ink cartridges, and corks!     

Weekday Lunch (Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Most weeks, we offer a nutritious and delicious lunch in our Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend or work colleague to enjoy good food and fellowship – open to all.

Lunch includes soup, salad bar, entree, side, dessert and drink for $7.