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City of Nampa

Posted on: January 29, 2019

Nampa Parks and Recreation Department announces February 2019 Events

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Check out the programs and classes being offered for the month of February from the Nampa Parks & Recreation Department. For more information or to register, please call 208-468-5858, go online to, or stop by the Nampa Recreation Center, located at 131 Constitution Way in Nampa.

Nampa Rec Center’s Family Fun Fridays

Climb up, hop in and enjoy the Rec! 1st & 2nd Friday of every month enjoy extended slide and diving well hours until 9pm. Top rope climbing wall will be open 5-9pm. 

1st Friday of the month enjoy organized kids paddle board

2nd Friday of the month enjoy kids kayak

Free with Nampa Rec Center admission

Sleigh Ride & Dinner

Join Nampa Rec Center as we travel ‘back in time’ during an evening sleigh ride to the winter wonderlands of Garden Valley. Dress warm and bring a loved one to snuggle with as draft horses lead us through the snow with chances to view elk up close. Includes transportation, sleigh ride and dinner.

February 2

Depart Rec Center at 3pm

Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center


CPR/AED & First Aid Class

Course is designed to teach participants to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Upon successful completion of the course, participants are issued a 2-year certification through the American Red Cross.

February 2


Nampa Rec Center

Member $50, Non-Member $75

Traditions Tang Soo Do

This class teaches self-confidence, builds self-esteem and improves balance, while establishing discipline and courtesy towards others. Participants will learn age appropriate self-defense and weapons training. These classes are nonviolent; sparring is optional.

Ages 13 & up | Mondays & Wednesdays 7-8pm

Ages 6-12 | Mondays & Wednesdays 6-7pm

Nampa Rec Center

Member $30/month Non-Member $35/month

$5 late fee applies on the first of the month

American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim

NRC swim lessons meet American Red Cross curriculum standards and all instructors are certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. To view class descriptions, visit the “Aquatics” page on our website or stop by the Rec Center.

Session 2

Member $30, Non-Member $42

February 4-27 (Mon & Wed)

9:15-9:45am Preschool 3

9:50-10:20am Preschool 2

10:25-10:55am Preschool 1

5:00-5:30pm Parent/Child

5:35-6:05pm Preschool 1, 3 & Level 4

6:10-6:40pm Preschool 2, Level 1 & 2

6:45-7:15pm Preschool 1, Level 3 & 4

7:20-7:50pm Level 5

February 5-28 (Tues & Thurs)

12:00-12:30pm Preschool 3

12:35-1:05pm Preschool 2

1:10-1:40pm Preschool 1

5:00-5:30pm Puddle Jumper

5:35-6:05pm Preschool 3, Level 2 & 4

6:10-6:40pm Preschool 1, Level 1 & 2

6:45-7:15pm Preschool 2, Level 3 & 4

7:20-7:50pm Level 6

7:55-8:25pm Adult Intermediate


The sport form of judo uses scientific principles to throw, trip, sweep or otherwise propel one’s opponent to the mat. Once there, the same theories apply to control and immobilize the opponent to achieve victory in competition. Safety, sportsmanship, self-discipline, cooperation and FUN are the emphasis in the youth class. Cost does not include uniform, see instructor for price. 

Ages 10-18

February 5-28

Tuesday & Thursdays


Nampa Rec Center

Member $25/month

Non-Member $30/month

$5 late fee applies on the 1st of the month

Tai Chi Classes

The beginning class covers the fundamentals of Tai Chi including: basic movements, breathing, meditation, warm-up form and an introduction on the Yang Style Short form. The intermediate class continues with movements, breathing, meditation, the Yang Short form, Yang Long form and an introduction to push hands (Tai Chi sparring).

February 5-26


Beginning: 6:30-7:30pm

Intermediate: 7-8:30pm

Nampa Rec Center

Member $25/month

Non-Member $30/month

$5 late fee applies on the 1st of the month

Beginning Genealogy

Includes Vital Records, Census, other sources, creating and maintaining your own records.

February 5-26



Nampa Rec Center

Member $35, Non-Member $40

Red Cross Lifeguard Training

This course is designed for experienced swimmers ages 15 and older that want to become Red Cross Lifeguards. Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certifications are awarded upon successful completion of the course. Course prerequisites are: 300-yard swim using front crawl and breaststroke, retrieval of a 10 pound brick from 7ft of water and two minutes of treading water with no hands. If you are unsure whether you can complete the prerequisites, sign up for a skills evaluation. Refund request must be made 4 business days before start of class.

February 5-28

Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-9pm

Nampa Rec Center

Member $150, Non-Member $200

Strength Training for Women

This six-week course will cover a variety of equipment and free weights helping you to feel more comfortable in the weight room. You will learn more about weight room etiquette and jargon, safe and effective training techniques, the five fitness components and their benefits, and have lots of time to practice what you learn!

February 5-March 14


Tuesdays & Thursdays

Nampa Rec Center

Member $28, Non-Member $64

Women’s Self-Defense & Fitness

This class is designed for women of all ages, sizes and athletic abilities and covers: situational awareness, releases, proper falling and recovery techniques, effective punches, strikes, and kicks, improved fitness and basic martial arts etiquette. Students should wear loose fitting clothing, such as sweat pants and a t-shirt. It is recommended that an adult accompanies youth 12-17 years.

February 6-27



Nampa Rec Center

Member $25/month

Non-Member $30/month

$5 late fee applies on the 1st of the month

Advanced Genealogy

Includes Cemetery searching, beyond the usual Census, dealing with Brick Walls and more.

February 7-28



Nampa Rec Center

Member $35, Non-Member $40

Adult Ballroom Dance Class

Instruction will cover a single dance each month chosen from popular styles: Rumba, Tango, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Swing, Foxtrot & Waltz. Classes run monthly in four-week increments.

February 7-28



Nampa Rec Center

Couples: Member $62, Non-Member $66

Parenting the Love & Logic Way

Learn simple and easy to use techniques that will make your life as a parent more enjoyable and less stressful while raising more responsible children. You will learn how to avoid power struggles while setting limits, stay calm in stressful parenting situations, and teach your children healthy problem-solving skills which will see them through many of life’s challenges.

February 7 – March 14



Nampa Recreation Center

Member Individual $45, Non-Member Individual $50

Member Couple $55, Non-Member Couple $60

Instructor: Michele Garrison

*Required Parenting the Love and Logic way parent handbook to be purchased from

instructor in class for $15

*No children allowed in class. Childcare is available in our Play Center.

Youth Drawing

Learn basic to advanced drawing skills and art techniques. Students will learn drawing and cartooning. Draw ‘serious’ art and some light-hearted subjects, both of which will occupy kids’ imaginations. All materials are provided.

Ages 6-12

February 7-March 14



Nampa Rec Center

Member $60, Non-Member $65

Instructor: Young Rembrandts

25th Annual Daddy Daughter Date Night 

Dads, this is the perfect opportunity to spend an evening with your daughter(s). Join us for an evening of fun, entertainment and refreshments.

Ages 3-13

February 9 • 7:30-9:30pm

Nampa Rec Center

Member $9/person

Non-Member $11/person

Pickleball Lessons

Pickleball is a combination of badminton, tennis and ping pong. It is played on a badminton size court using a whiffle ball and composite paddle. It is easy for beginners to learn and can develop into competitive play for experienced players. Gym shoes required.

February 12-March 5

Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm

Nampa Rec Center

Member $60, Non-Member $65

Instructors: Nick and Tami Leach

Splash N’ Dash

We do the splashing… parents do the dashing! Parents, enjoy a Friday evening with each other while we entertain your children in the pools! For four (4) hours our certified lifeguard and lesson staff will be in the water actively supervising, playing water games and having a blast swimming around. Pick up can be anytime before 9:45pm. Pre-registration is required.

Ages 3-12 (children must be potty trained)

February 15


Nampa Rec Center

Member $13, Non-Member $18

Kids Can Sew

Learn the basics of sewing. Class fee includes all materials for project. No experience necessary.

Ages 8-18

February 16 – throw pillow

1-4 pm

Bluebird Quilt Studio 311 14th Ave South, Nampa

$40 per class

Princess Dress up Dance Camp

Your child will love moving, smiling, laughing and dancing their way through our dance classes. Dance is a great activity for kids! Dress up in our costumes and participate in activities. Dancing, tumbling, and playing a game may be included.

Ages 3–6

February 16


Nampa Rec Center

Member $15, Non-Member $20

USA Slow Pitch Softball Umpire Certification Course

This course is designed to educate and certify individuals looking to become USA Slow-pitch Softball umpires. The course will cover the official USA Slow-pitch Softball rules and guidelines, field drills to improve play calling and a take home certification test. Students who receive certification will have the opportunity to begin working in local Softball leagues and tournaments.

February 16 & 23


Nampa Rec Center

Member $55, Non-Member $60

Bob Ross Style Painting

Have you ever wanted to paint? Do you think it is possible for you to walk away with a painting that anyone would be proud to display on their wall? Well it IS. And you CAN! All supplies included to complete a 12” x 16” painting in class. 


February 17


Nampa Senior Center

Member $65, Non-Member $75

Register by the Friday prior to class

Instructor: Sherry Pence

Balance & Fall Prevention Class

This class will help increase mobility and independence by improving lower body strength, endurance, flexibility and bone mass, which can help reduce the risk of falling.

February 18-March 27

Mondays & Wednesdays



Nampa Rec Center

Member Free, Non-Member $30

Bogus Basin Snowshoe Series

Join Nampa Recreation Department as we venture to Bogus Basin for snowshoeing adventures followed by a stop at the Frontier Pointe Nordic Lodge. Includes transportation, trail pass, and snowshoeing. Pack your own lunch and bring water.

February 20


Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center


PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Ever wonder what it is like to breathe underwater? Find out in a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Adventure. In just one evening participants will receive instruction on safety and diving skills.

Ages 12 and older

February 21

April 18


Nampa Rec Center

Member $45, Non-Member $50

Spike Ball Tournament

Whether this is your first time, or you have been enjoying this growing sport, be sure to come try your hand in the fun at the Nampa Rec Center after the building has closed. The tournament will be double elimination. Each match is determined by the results of a best of three sets with each set played up to 21 points (win by two). Ages 14 and up with parent signature.

February 23


Nampa Rec Center

$30/team (Register by February 20)


These indoor youth soccer classes are designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and create self confidence in kids using a variety of fun soccer enriched games. It also teaches listening and following instructions. Some parent participation during class will be required.

February 23 -April 6


9:30-10:20am (2-3 year olds)

10:30-11:20am (3-4 year olds)

11:30-12:20pm (5-6 year olds)

Nampa Rec Center

Member $60, Non-Member $70

Munchin’ Munchkins

Join this toddler cooking class, classes will include instruction, hands-on experience measuring, pouring, mixing, cutting, and creating fun foods to eat. Each child must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

Ages 2-4

February 26-March 12



Nampa Rec Center

Member $25, Non-Member $30

Idaho State Museum

The Idaho State Museum has reopened after a 4-year renovation. Join the Nampa Rec Dept as we visit the recently expanded museum in downtown Boise. We will stop & eat as we head back to Nampa. Includes transportation, admission & lunch.

February 27


Depart & Return: Nampa Rec Center


Coming Up in March …

Lock-In for Kids…March 1

W.S.I Water Safety Instructor Course…March 1 

Short Sports…March 2 

Lego Battle-Bots…March 2

Bob Ross Style Painting…March 3

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