Oriole Recreation

The following programs are made possible in part by the support of the CPS Recreation Millage.

 

Aquatic Center

Weekly Schedule:    

To register for any classes listed below click the link: register or call 517.541.5740.

Spring Break Pool Party

Parents can drop students off to swim with friends every week day during spring break beginning Friday, March 25th.  Drop off time is 2:00 and pick up at 3:30.    The cost is $5 per student.  Please come into the Charlotte Aquatic Center to sign the kids in and out for each swim.  

Spring Break Day Camp

We will have day camp at the Charlotte Aquatic Center on Monday, March 28th and Tuesday, March 29th from 9:00 am. until 5:00 pm.  The cost per day is $50 and includes lunch, two opportunities to swim, outdoor play time, arts and crafts, and gym time.  Registration is now open. 

Adult Water Aerobics:

Water aerobics classes are offered in both the warm water therapy pool and the main competition pool.  All activity levels are welcome.  The class will run approximately 30-45 minutes.  Cost for members is $10, cost for non-members is $40/session. 

Therapy Pool:

Mon/Wed   6:00-6:45 pm

Tues/Thurs    9:30 --10:15 am

Tues/Thurs    10:30 -- 11:15 am

Main Pool:

Mon/Wed 7:00--8:00 am

Tues/Thurs --7:00-8:00 pm

Cardio Drumming

This adult exercise class is offered on Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 5:15--6:00pm in the cafetorium at Charlotte Middle School.  Kits are provided for participants. Cost for all participants is $40. Join in this fun way to exercise and relieve stress!  You can register and pay at your first day of class.  Begin anytime.

After School Swimming Lessons:

Students have the opportunity to take swimming lessons at the end of their school day.  CUE students can walk over to the Aquatic Center after school, Parkview and Washington Students are bussed over after school.  

Diving Lessons:

Students have the opportunity to take diving lessons after school.  These lessons are an introduction to competitive springboard diving.  Students will learn the proper approach, arm swings, front and back dive, and more.  

Evening Swimming Lessons:

Swimming lessons for school aged children of any swimming ability.  Lessons are on Monday/Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 6:45.  Our next session will run from April 4th through April 27th.

Lessons for Young Children:

Swimming lessons for infants - preschool aged children are offered on Monday/Wednesday afternoons or Saturday mornings in our warm therapy pool.  Parents are expected to get in the water for these lessons.  Our next session will run Mondays/Wednesdays from April 4th through April 27th.

Youth Recreation


OYR Cheerleading

Registration link coming soon.....

DK-3rd Grade Cheer

For students in grades DK-3rd.  $55 Students will enjoy learning cheers and skills, just like the Varsity squad.  Practices will be held outdoors on the paved area of the CMS/CUE playground (behind the Aquatic Center).  Practices begin the week of August 23. They will be  practicing one time per week.  The girls will March in the Frontier Days parade and will be allowed to perform at at least one CJO game and 1 half of a JV football game. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, sweatpants and bow! 

Charlotte Competitive Cheer League 4th-6th

Participants must either reside in or attend school in Charlotte.

NEW! Competitive cheer league that will prepare our youth for middle school competitive cheer season and allow the kids to make friends throughout the district. Participants will learn a 2 1/2 minute MHSAA style, competition routine consisting of motions, stunts and tumbling skills. This routine is performed twice at each competition and scores are averaged.Price $80

Includes: cheer bow, team shirt, fee for 6 competitions, rental of cheer uniforms

Season Dates: 8/15 - 11/7 (12 week program)

Practice Info: 8/15 - 11/7

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (3:30 5:30)

Competition info: 10/1 - 11/5

6 Competitions will take place on Saturday or Sunday mornings

 

Fall 2022 Competition Dates:

October 1st

October 8th

October 15th

October 22nd

October 29th

November 5th both divisions - Northwest High School - 10am 1st session, 1pm 2nd session

7th-8th Grade Cheer

7th-8th Cheer will also be available. The cost for this program will be $55. The girls will perform at ½ time or between CJO games. (Dates and Times to be determined)  and at least 1 JV Football game. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, sweatpants and bow and will also march in the Frontier Days Parade.  Practices will be conducted 2 times per week in the evening outdoors behind Charlotte Middle School

OYR Summer Running/Track and Field Club

Enrolling all age students

Begins on June 20th

$40 Season registration fee (Includes T-shirt)

$5 drop in competition fee

Includes 2 practices per week and 3 competitions

Practice each Monday and Wednesday at the high school track at 5:30 p.m.

Competitions will begin at 5:00 p.m. 

Competition Dates will include 2 dates in July and 1 date in August

$2 Admission Fee

Concessions will be available

Questions: jewellj@charlottenet.org

Registration issues contact sparksm@charlottenet.org

Sign up May 15, 2022 at registration.swimcharlotte.org

 



OYR Teeball and Baseball

Practice begins 2nd week of May; games to follow. Season concludes June 16th

Cost - $25 Early Bird Registration

           $30 Late Registration

Pre K age 4 through Kindergarten = Teeball

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm

1st/2nd Grade = Coach Pitch

Mondays and Wednesday at 6:30 pm

**3rd/4th Grade = Player Pitch (New This Year)**

Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Register Here beginning March 7, 2022

 

OYR Girls Fastpitch Softball

Intent is to offer opportunities for the following age groups:

8U (Ages 6 and up), 10U, 12U and 14U 

The younger teams will compete in the Mason Girls Fastpitch Softball League, 14U will be independently scheduled. 

$100 Registration fee covers: uniforms, league fees, umpire pay, field setup etc.

Registration Deadline April 18 

Provide your own cleats, glove and water bottles

Sign ups begin on March 15, 2022, visit our registration page

Practice begins the week of May 16

Games begin June 6 and conclude July 17 with end of season tournaments. 

Additional League Information can be found at Mason Girls Fastpitch Softball League

Questions, Contact Mike Sparks 517 541-5163, sparksm@charlottenet.org

 

Coming soon.....

Youth Sports Camps

Speed and Agility Training

Strength and Conditioning Camp

 

Adult Recreation

Adult Volleyball League

Our adult volleyball league is forming now.  Games will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Charlotte Middle School main gym.  There will be an organizational meeting on Tuesday, April 5th with games to begin on April 7th and conclude on May 26th.  Games will be at either 7:00 or 8:00 depending on your schedule.  Each player registers individually, but you may create teams of your own to compete.  Registration closes Friday, April 1st.  

 

family recreation

 

Pre-Registration is required for all summer programs unless noted otherwise.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.  These programs have been made possible in part by Playground and Recreation Millage funds.  *Please note that refunds will not be granted once registered.

 

Oriole triple p passport 

Join us for summer fun with our weekly Triple P (Picnic, Playground, Pool) Passport. 

For Ages 5-12.

12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday - Thursday

Bus transportation to the Aquatic Center will be available on a limited basis from several designated group stops around Charlotte and Potterville.  Students will arrive at the Charlotte Aquatic Center and will begin their afternoon with  a FREE lunch and then will spend time doing fun activities on the playground and in the pool.

Parents must pick up at Charlotte Aquatic Center by 5:00pm.

Pre-Registration is required on a weekly basis at a cost of $50/week.  Sessions will run June 13 - August 18, 2022 (excluding week of July 4).  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

 

special events

Pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

Pool Party (drop off swim)

$5 per person per day (no advance registration required)

June 13 - August 19, 2022

For Ages 5-17.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Wibit Saturdays

$4 per person (no advance registration required)

Each Saturday from June 11 - August 27, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Participants must pass the deep end swim test to use the wibit.

Swim In Movies

$10 per person (must register in advance)

Therapy Pool

Thursdays:

August 25th:  Encanto

 

summer "field trips"

Details including times and cost pending but save these dates!  Cost will include bus travel, lunch (added $5 lunch fee for adults), and admission.  Open to students and their families.  Advance registration is required.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

Lansing State Capitol Building

August 19, 2022

9:15am Departure, 3:00pm Return

Cost: $15 - $20 per person

 

Summer sports camps

Pre-Registration is required for all summer programs.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

Diving (August Session)

August 15 - 18, 2022

9:00am-11:00am: For ages 9-17

11:00am-12:00pm: For ages 5-8

Drop off and pick up at Charlotte Aquatic Center

Cost is $40.

Baseball

August 5, 2022: 5:00pm-6:00pm - For ages 5-7

August 6-7, 2022: 4:00pm-5:30pm - For ages 8-10

August 6-7, 2022: 6:00pm-7:30pm - For ages 11-13

Drop off and pick up at CHS Baseball Complex

Cost is $40.

Tennis - August Session

August 8 - 11, 2022 (Monday - Thursday)

9:00am-10:00am: For ages 5-8

10:00am-11:00am: For ages 9-11

11:00am-12:00pm: For ages 12-17

Drop off and pick up at CHS Tennis Courts

Cost is $40.

*Camp participants will also enjoy an open swim at Charlotte Aquatic Center FREE during their camp week.

*Bowling:

Students are eligible for 2 free games every day, all summer long at Char-Lanes.  You can register here or contact them directly at (517) 543-6774 for more information.

 

swimming lessons:

Pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

Levels 1-5 (August Session)

August 1 - 11, 2022 (Monday - Thursday)

9:00am-9:45am; 9:45am-10:30am

Cost is $50.

Infant (August Session)

August 8 - August 31, 2022 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

4:30pm-5:00pm

Cost is $44.

Toddler (August Session)

August 8 - August 31, 2022 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

5:00pm-5:30pm

Cost is $44.

Preschool (August Session)

August 8 - August 31, 2022 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

4:30pm-5:00pm OR 5:00pm-5:30pm

Cost is $44.

 

Kids Water aerobics

Pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

Drop off and pick up at Charlotte Aquatic Center

Cost is $20 per session for ages 7-17. 

Session 3:

August 15 - 19, 2022

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

tennis and pickleball

Pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

Tennis Open Play

Beginning June 13th (children under 16 must be supervised by parent)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:  6:00pm - 9:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost:  FREE (advanced registration not required)

Pickleball Lessons (July Session)

July 25- 28, 2022 (Monday - Thursday)

9:00am - 10:00am: Learn to play

6:00pm - 7:00 pm: Learn to play

Cost is $20 per session

Pickleball Open Play

Beginning June 13, 2022 (children under 16 must be supervised by parent)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: FREE (advanced registration not required)

Pre-Registration is required for all summer programs unless noted otherwise.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.  These programs have been made possible in part by Playground and Recreation Millage funds.  *Please note that refunds will not be granted once registered.

 

Yard Game Olympics

Yard Game Olympics

Whole Family Fun - Cost is $40 per team of 2 (must register in advance)

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Charlotte High Football Field/Track

10:00am Start Time

Summer Trips:

Detroit Zoo Day Trip

August 12, 2022

8:00am Departure, 5:00pm Return

Cost: $24 - $44 per person

Lansing State Capitol Building Day Trip

August 19, 2022

9:15am Departure, 3:00pm Return

Cost: $15 - $20 per person

Tennis and Pickleball

Tennis Lessons (July Session)

July 11 - 21, 2022 (Monday - Thursday)

6:00pm-7:00pm: adult lessons

Cost is $40 per session.

Tennis Open Play

Beginning June 13th (children under 16 must be supervised by parent)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:  6:00pm - 9:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost:  FREE (advanced registration not required)

Pickleball Lessons (July Session)

July 25- 28, 2022 (Monday - Thursday)

9:00am - 10:00am: Learn to play

6:00pm - 7:00 pm: Learn to play

Cost is $20 per session

Pickleball Open Play

Beginning June 13, 2022 (children under 16 must be supervised by parent)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: FREE (advanced registration not required)

 

 

The Charlotte Aquatic Center was designed and constructed as a multi-use facility for people of all ages. 

The main pool can simultaneously accommodate physical education students from the Middle School and High School, lap swimmers, and adult water fitness classes. The adjacent exercise pool is used daily for therapy patients from Hayes Green Beach Hospital, special needs students and adults, adult exercise classes, and personal training and independent water exercise.

The entire facility is climate controlled, including air-conditioned student and separate adult locker rooms and a family changing area. The main pool is a chlorine pool and has a balcony seating for 250 people, a shallow swim area with underwater benches, and a lap swim area. The exercise pool is maintained at a higher water and air temperature and is equipped with an underwater bench and jets for spa capabilities.

Hours of Operation

Main Pool:

Monday: 6am-9pm

Tuesday: 6am-9pm

Wednesday: 6am-9pm

Thursday: 6am-9pm

Friday: 6am-9pm 

Saturday: 9am-3pm

Sunday: Closed

Therapy Pool:

Monday: 6am-9pm (Closed for physical therapy 9am-noon)

Tuesday:  6am-9pm

Wednesday: 6am-9pm (Closed for physical therapy 9am-noon)

Thursday: 6am-9pm

Friday: 6am-9pm (Closed for physical therapy 9am-noon)

Saturday: 9am-3pm 

Sunday:  Closed

Charlotte Public Schools is proud to introduce the new Youth Recreation Program. This collaborative program has been developed to enhance the quality of recreation programs for the youth of Charlotte. Charlotte Public Schools believes youth recreation contributes to the development and well-being of individual students in our community. The CPS Youth Recreation Program provides a quality, unified program for our students to stay active and learn lessons that team sports can instill in our young people.

Our program values are simple yet important to understand:

  • Offer a wide range of recreation programs for the youth in our community at a reasonable cost
  • Increase participation numbers for our youth, along with programming enhancements that expose our youth to basic fundamentals in a variety of sports
  • Be a conduit to provide feedback regarding the involvement of varsity coaches and athletes in youth programs
  • Enable a culture of active students and families by promoting healthy lifestyles
  • And, provide youth recreation programs with high quality coaches, volunteers, and community involvement for our younger student athletes.

We look forward to providing an exceptional experience for your child. Please reach out to us to learn more about our youth recreation opportunities at 517.541.5163 or email sparksm@charlotte.org. Go Orioles!

Oriole Recreation Calendar

Julie Davis
Charlotte Aquatic Center
Supervisor
Mike Sparks
Athletics and Youth Recreation
Assistant Director

Charlotte Aquatic Center
1068 Carlisle Hwy
Charlotte, Michigan 48813

517.541.5740 phone

Business Hours

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Use courts at your own risk.

School district is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

No food, glass, tobacco or alcoholic beverages.

Remove all personal items and trash upon exiting.

No bicycles, roller blades, or skateboards.

No pets allowed inside fenced area.

Proper footwear required (heelless rubber-soled shoes).

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Do not abuse/damage net, court surface, fencing, or other equipment.

Courts are under video surveillance.

Please report damages or misuse by calling: (517) 541-5100.


Players are asked to observe tennis/pickleball court courtesies as well as rules of good conduct on and around courts.  This includes avoiding the use of profane/lewd language in appropriate for a school setting.

Whenever there are players waiting, all players must vacate courts after playing for one half (1/2) hour (up to 2 hours for reservations) or one set.  Winners shall have no prior rights to remain on the courts.

Charlotte Public Schools shall have priority use for school or school-sponsored activities.

No individual, group, club or organization shall occupy tennis courts for tournament play without written permission from Charlotte Public Schools.  Application must be made at least fourteen (14) days in advance of requested dates set for start of play.  Approval is subject to the District's facility use policy.

Rules and expectations are subject to change by District without notice.

We are proud to announce the Spring Tennis/Pickleball court schedule for public use from beginning June 13:

 

MONDAY - FRIDAY

7:00AM - 8:30AM, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

7:00AM - 9:00AM, 1:00PM - 9:00PM

TENNIS OPEN PLAY

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Saturday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

PICKLEBALL OPEN PLAY

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00PM - 9:00PM

*Open play times allow single players to play matches with other single players.

Lessons are available by registering online:

https://www.charlotteorioles.com/community/oriole-recreation/

 

**Courts will be closed on CPS match days and during scheduled lesson times.**

Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Paid for in part by the CPS Recreation and Playground Millage.