Athletics & Enrichment
Basketball has been a part of the HPNC story from our very beginning in 1909. Participants develop fundamental skills while broadening players’ knowledge of positions and responsibilities for an increased basketball IQ. At HPNC, players learn age-appropriate skills and sportsmanship through drills and scrimmages.
Winter 2023: January 10-April 1
Spring 2023: April 10-June 3
Tuesdays from 5:30-6:20pm
Saturdays from 10:30-11:20am
Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm
Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm
Saturdays from 11:30am-12:30pm
Youth Open Gym Basketball
Middle & High School
Open gym basketball at HPNC is for new as well as skilled players. HPNC staff will facilitate 5-on-5 full court games, open to all genders.
Open court basketball connects youth throughout the city with the goal of enjoying the game in a fun and safe environment. The free-play atmosphere provides youth agency with their play under the supervision of HPNC staff.
Winter 2023: January 9-March 27
Spring 2023: April 10-May 22
When: Mondays from 5:00-6:30pm
Who: Open to all youth in grades 8-12 of any gender
Cost: FREE, registration required
Roller derby is a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy and athleticism. Youth ages 9-17 will learn basic and intermediate skating skills and roller derby rules. They will build physical strength and agility in a sport that fosters confidence and team spirit.
Winter 2023: January 21-March 25
When: Saturdays from 1:00-2:00pm
Who: Open to all youth ages 9-17 of any gender
Take a midday break to join our weekly badminton open play sessions! Build community, increase your cardio and hand-eye coordination, and meet new neighbors while having fun. Not an experienced player? Not to worry! No matter if badminton is new to you or already your favorite hobby, expect to break a sweat and have a good time!
Winter 2023: January 11-April 5
Spring 2023: April 12-June 7
When: Wednesdays from 12-1:00pm
Who: Open to adults of all skill-levels
with Kitchen Possible
Kitchen Possible builds empowered mindsets in kids through cooking. In our weekly volunteer-run cooking classes, kids gain confidence and a sense of control that set them up for success as they grow, all while learning to make delicious and wholesome meals. Our curriculum includes specific focus on transferrable life lessons experienced through cooking – things like the importance of patience, perseverance and teamwork.
HPNC aims to make our programs accessible to families across all income levels. As such, we are pleased to offer Kids Cooking with Kitchen Possible as a pay-what-you-can program. Registrants may add an optional contribution of $25, $50, $75, or $105 to help cover the costs of this program. No contribution is necessary to register.
Look for Summer 2023 dates coming soon
This internationally acclaimed curriculum was developed by Mandy Yip and is offered at HPNC through our partner, Kenwood School of Ballet. Acro Dance is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance – Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering, and Tumbling. Developed with input from professional experts in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, yoga, Acro, Pilates, physiotherapy, and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Simple, thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and somersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!
See current offerings on the Kenwood School of Ballet website