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Physical Fitness and Sports, Activities and Programs
Please always contact the organization to check current offerings as fitness schedules tend to change with the seasons.
 

Archer's Afield  Homeschool Sessions. Coaching and Equipment provided. $6.75 per person per session, K-12. Adults Welcome Too.  1st Friday every Month 10:30am to 12:30pm; 3rd Monday every Month 10:30am to 12:30pm.  Homeschool sessions run October through June.  Located at 11945 SW Pacific Highway (Tigard)

Club Sport Homeschool Rock Gym Program: Come rock climbing in Oregon's largest indoor rock gym. ClubSport offers home schooled children the opportunity to explore rock climbing. Pleae call for the current schedule and prices. Adventure Programming Director. phone: 503-968-4541.  Located at 18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd (Tigard) 

City of Tualatin Recreation Programs -- Fitness Classes  We have expanded our programs to include arts, science, and fitness classes for kids age 2-13. ( A number of our classes, such as the Mad Science classes, are offered during hours especially convenient for homeschoolers). Please visit our website for more information on the City of Tualatin's programs.
 
 Farber Swim School, offers swim programs for ages 6 months and older, including; semi/private lessonsBaby & Me Classesswim partiesPenguins Swim Team (low pressure competitive team), rentals and more! 8785 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy (across from Jesuit High School) Portland. Phone (503) 292-1255 (Beaverton-Raleigh Hills)

Flightschool Gymnastics in Hillsboro offers homeschool PE for ages 5-18 years as follows: Mondays, 12:30-2:30; Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30; Thursdays, 11:00-12:30 (Advanced only -- instructor approval required); and Fridays, 9:30-11:30. The PE Classes will include physical games and weight training. Prices for Homeschool PE:  $20 individual annual registration fee; $35 family annual registration fee; $40 per month for an individual; $70 per month for a family If you have any questions or would like to register for a class, please e-mail the instructors, Phil and Lynette at Flightschoolgym@yahoo.com or give us a call at 503-640-6797. (Hillsboro)

Indoor Goals  Caters to indoor sports such as roller hockey, indoor soccer, lacross, radio aircraft. They wish to develop opportunities within the homeschool community. 16340 NW Bethany Court; Beaverton OR 97006. ph:503-629-9500  (Beaverton)
 
Kentojuku  is under the directorship of Jukucho Kent Kim. Mr. Kim has taught at PSU for many years, is a national and world champion, teaches martial arts fitness and self defense in a very respectful and non pagan environment, and as a parent himself strives to be a positive role model. His classes for homeschooling families are very fairly priced, and families are encouraged to attend. Kentojuko is located at 8500 S.E. 17th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202. For more information please call (503) 267-7794 or email pdxdojo@hotmail.com (SE Portland)
 
Metro Gymnastics offers gymanstics classes to homeschoolers during its "off" hours of 12:30 to 3pm.  (They are currently looking to offer homeschool classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 1:30pm if they have enough registered). They are also willing to work with your homeschool co-op to set up a class for your co-op during these "off" hours.  They would also like to offer a fitness class and field trips.  If you are interested in a current homeschool class, homeschool fitness program, or would like to set up a class or field trip for your homeschool group or co-op, please contact Annette at 503-620-8939 or go to their website. (Tigard)
 
New Hope Community Church HapKiDo Classes  New Hope Community Church Sports Outreach Ministries offers HapkiDo Classes taught by 6th Degree Instructor Kevin Janisse and 2nd Degree Debbie Janisse.  Beginning and Advanced Students are welcome to come and learn a Martial Art that challenges both the body and mind. Hapkido classes offer a variety of self-defense techniques, forms, weapons (short and long staff, sword) and sparring.  Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Costs are: Ages 8 & up: 6:00-7:30p.m. $15.00 per month; Ages 5-7 6:00-6:30p.m. $10.00 per month.  Classes are held at New Hope Community Church in Clackamas (across I-205 from Clackamas Town Center)   For more information please call Kevin Janisse at 971-645-1152 or email kevin_janisse@hotmail.com  (Clackamas) 
 
 
NorthWest Fencing Center  is operated by the Salle Auriol Fencing Club, which has produced six U.S. Olympians, 26 national champions, and its teams have won 21 national team championships. The NorthWest Fencing Center, located at 4950 SW Western Avenue, Beaverton, provides classes for children and adults at all levels of skill and experience, as well as private lessons, beginning and advanced camps, armory workshops, group parties and homeschool PE and Fencing classes for children ages 6-14. You may see their fencing class schedules on their website or contact them atnwfc_portland@yahoo.com for more information about homeschool fencing and PE classes. (Beaverton)
 
Oaks Park  The Oaks Park Skating Rink offers a homeschool skate (for all homeschoolers) on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 10am to noon during the school year. For more information, current prices, and directions, please go to the Oaks Park calendar or call the park directly. Located by the Sellwood Bridge at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland. (SE Portland)
 
Omega Gymnastics Our goal is to teach real gymnastics while having real fun. We truly believe that inside every child lies a champion. Students enrolled in our Homeschool gymnastics program will learn gymnastics skills while improving their strength, flexibility and self-confidence. Please contact us for our current homeschool class schedule at phone: 503-466-4872 or e-mail: info@omega-gymnastics.com. Located at 8160 SW Nimbus Ave. 5-E, Beaverton. (Beaverton)  
Oregon Gymnastics Academy  OGA’s homeschool program provides our students with a positive learning experience in a fun and safe environment. We believe that through physical fitness children can strengthen their bodies as well as their minds. Every Wednesday and Friday from 1pm to 2pm; $20 a month for 1 day a week Wednesday; $40 a month for 2 days a week Wednesday and Friday.  Please contact John at 503.531.3409 for registration information. (Beaverton) 
 
Park Lanes.  Homeschool bowling on the 2nd and 4th Mondays, 1:30 to 3pm, and 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 9am to noon. $2.75 per game per person, includes shoes. (Hillsboro)
 
Pump It Up Beaverton offers an open playtime session on giant indoor inflatable play structures every 4th Wednesday from 2 to 3:50pm during the school year.  Cost: $6.00 per child, $4.00 for siblings, free for under 24 months. Socks are required. Parents must stay to supervise their children (and may play along with their children).  For more information visit the Pump It Up website or call us at 503-644-6488 or email Kate at kateathy@yahoo.com.(Beaverton)
 
Pump it Up Wilsonville is 6000sqft of fun with 4 huge inflatables including a 24 ft slide, 42 ft long obstical course, a 25 ft round bounce house, and a bounce house/boxing ring.  Our facility is for ages 2 through adult and provides a fun, safe, and clean environment to spend a day with freinds playing, laughing, and of course bouncing.  We provide a weekly Homeschool jump time on Tuesdays 11:00am-12:30pm, $6 per child $5 per sibling. Sensory night is the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm and open to special needs children and their families, $7 per child $5 per siblings.  All participants must sign a waiver and wear socks to play.  For more information, and details of other jump sessions, including our kids night out, please visit our website or contact us at pumpitupwv@msn.com or call 503-939-8099. (Wilsonville)

 
Rice Farms  Mike and Sandy Rice have been providing a ministry to Eagle Fern Camp's horseback riding program for over 10 years. "Our desire is to provide a safe, enjoyable horseback riding experience for each and every rider." They are Girl Scout certified and their basic focus is for the beginner. All horses are easy, gentle, and calm so that any one of any level can ride. Rice Farms provides a large covered area as well as outdoor riding fields. Their focus is Western pleasure for the child to the adult. They provide for indvidual lessons ($25/hr per person) and for groups (birthday, family field trip, girl scout club, etc.).  Rice's Horses and More is at 36570 N.W. Harrington Road, Cornelius.  For information and enrollment, call Mike or Sandy Rice 503-648-2838 or email mikesandyrice@coho.net (Cornelius)
 
NEW! Rose City Performing Arts Collaborative (Rhythmic Gymnastics, Dance, and Stretch Classes) offers preschool, recreational, and competitive rhythmic gymnastics and dance classes for children of all ages and skill levels. We are the premier rhythmic gymnastics club in the Pacific Northwest, home to Junior Olympians, Future Stars, and United States National Team members. Our goals for our recreational rhythmic and dance program are to provide high quality classes to the children of the greater Portland area in a non-competitive environment. Our students are encouraged to become technically proficient and at the same time build self-esteem, cooperation, leadership skills, and have fun!  Call (503) 902-4812 for a FREE trial class! Address: 5803 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland. 
CHOC Board Note: This is a new company that would like to grow its client base and extend classes to homeschoolers. The "Stretching Class" is reported to be especially good for homeschoolers seeking pe activities, several classes are taught by Jayme, a  homeschool graduate and experienced rhythmic gymnast. (SW Portland)


School of Respect Taekwondo  If your goal in taking martial arts is to strengthen your family, then our school is for you. US School of Martial Arts supports family values and has designed classes that help you incorporate taekwondo disciplines into the family system. Masters Ron and Molly also provide adult classes, children's classes, and a fun family class that allows kids to be kids and adults to train alongside their families.  The Frazier's have homeschooled their own children for 10 years, and would like to open their doors during the daytime to accomomodate other homeschooling families.  Please contact them at usschoolofmartialarts@yahoo.com for more information or visit their website (Hillsboro)
 
Skateworld  Homeschool Skate the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm .  Cost: $4.25 per skater ($3 more for in-lines). Located at 4395 SE Witch Hazel Rd., Hillsboro (off of TV Highway just past the cinemas), ph:503.640.1333.  (Hillsboro)
 
Shudokan School of Karate offers daytime classes and homeschool scholarships to homeschoolers. They have several locations in the Portland metro area Please contact Sensei Secunda at 503-491-3241 or go to their website for more information. (Troutdale, Milwaukie and SW Portland)
 
Shute Park Aquatic and Rec Center in Hillsboro offers homeschool swimming and fitness classes.  Check their site for information and registration on current classes or call them at Main Number: 503.681.6127, Registration Line: 503.681.5397.  (Hillsboro)
 
Southwest Community Center (Science, Swim/PE, Math, Art classes) in southwest Portland is eager to offer an array of classes to homeschoolers covering a variety of subjects.  Classes are generally taught consecutively on one day, for ease of families taking more than one, and have been geared to elementary aged students.  For more information about what is currently offered, please visit their website or contact Jamie Sandness, Recreation Coordinator, Southwest Community Center, 6820 SW 45th Ave., Portland, OR 97219, 503-823-2847 or jsandness@ci.portland.or.us  (SW Portland)

Sunset Bowling Lanes  Homeschool Bowling 1st Monday and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3:00pm (call first as homeschool bowling is cancelled if a party has rented the entire bowling alley).  Cost: $5 per person, includes shoes and unlimited games during time period. (Beaverton).
 
Top Notch Trampoline, Tumbling, & Cheerleading offers homeschool PE classes, Tuesday 12:30-2:30 or Wednesday 12:30-2:30.  Trampoline & tumbling is a branch of gymnastics that is fun and works with all body types.  In a homeschool class, students will learn gymnastics skills as well as play active games, practice stretching, and learn basic warm-up exercises.  Jeremy Waldridge, the owner of Top Notch as well as the coach of several national champions, is the coach of these classes.  Classes cost $30 for an individual or $50 for a family.  A yearly membership fee of $25 is charged to each student.  Classes are targeted for 1st-6th graders, but younger and older siblings may be admitted to the class if the coach finds it appropriate.  Top Notch is located across from the Hillsboro Costco at 1400 NE 48th Ave, Ste 1400 in Hillsboro. phone: 503-640-8373. email: top_notch@verizon.net  (Hillsboro)

Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District  (THPRD) offers some homeschool friendly classes and would offer more if there were interest.  Secular, but wholesome atmosphere. Check their class search and type in homeschool to see what they are currently offering (Fall and Winter/Spring schedules only, ie homeschool classes are generally offered only during the school year).  A number of their home school swim classes are offered during their "down" time in early afternoon (before school is out) and accomodate a wide age range (children are grouped according to ability rather than age).  A number of homeschoolers have been very pleased with these classes.  Unfortunately a number of their classes have been canceled due to low homeschooler turn out.  Let's change that!  (Various locations in Washington County)

 
Upward Basketball League has been sponsored by Portland First Church of the Nazarene for the last 3 years and involves a number of supportive area churches as partners.  It is a Christ-centered league and "A league where every child plays, every child learns, and every child is a winnter."  It is open to all interested children K through 6th.  They have both girl and boy leagues.  Sign ups begin sometime in September and go through the first of November.  Practices and the season begin in January and go through mid-March.  Contact PFCN for more information.(Various Locations)
 
Wilsonville Lanes provides homeschoolers bowling on Homeschool Friday - 1 to 3pm on the 3rd Friday of each month. Cost: $6.00/person for 2 games of bowling or bumper bowling, shoe rental and a small soda PLUS we will have lunch specials just for our home school bowlers.  Please sign up in advance by calling 503-682-2346.  They are located at 29040 SW Town Center Loop, Wilsonville. For more info, please ontact Jim Ferretti at 503-682-2346. (Wilsonville)
 
 Zach Dunn Martial Arts Programs, ages 4 through adult, Mondays 4:05-6:15 and Fridays 4:05-6:15. Located at Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 (inside the gymnasium). We are also available to teach free martial arts classes to schools or school groups.  The instructor Zach Dunn, a homeschool graduate and Christian, has over 13 years of teaching experience and is a 3rd Degree black belt gained under world-renowned Martial Arts Hall of Famer Ernie Reyes. For more details and information about our class prices and current specials, please call 971-275-4569 or email zach@erniereyes.com