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Summer Programs 2024

Programs & Events

Healthy New Albany offers a wide variety of classes, community programs, and events – all about enjoying life while improving health! Our programs are open to everyone (no residency or membership restrictions).

See the list of active programs below and follow each link to register through RecDesk, our online registration system.

If you have questions about our programs or registration check out our FAQ page or email programs@healthynewalbany.org.

Nourish Programs

Adult Nourish classes

Hands-on classes with delicious recipes!
Instructor: Sharon Dunn
Location: Philip Heit Center – Demo Kitchen
Fee: $65 

Nourish Jr. – Sushi Rollers

Learn the basics of rolling, seasoning, and creating vibrant sushi rolls. Unleash your creativity with colorful ingredients and discover the joy of making your own sushi creations. Get ready for a tasty journey that’s as fun as it is flavorful!

Instructor: Sharon Dunn
Location: Philip Heit Center – Demo Kitchen
Fee: $45
Ages: 11-22-years-old

Nourish Jr. – Mini-Camp: Cooking 101

Learn fundamental cooking skills in a fun, immersive environment!! This 4-session mini-camp is for students ages 11+ who are excited to get hands-on in the kitchen!

Instructor: Sharon Dunn
Location: Philip Heit Center – Demo Kitchen
Fee: $195 for 4-week series
Ages: 11-17-years-old

Nature Programs

Summer Family Adventures

Hands on opportunities for families to explore and discover nature’s wonders.

Locations, fees, and ages vary.

Adult Classes

 Locations and fees vary.

August 9 – Summer Foraging Walk & Meal with James Mann

James Mann of Spicebush Woodcraft is partnering with Healthy New Albany this summer to take you out into the surrounding landscape and show you the abundance of wild food that is hiding out in the woods!

Knowledge Programs

Community Health Talks

Join us for a series of Community Health Talks that will cover health and wellness topics from local experts.

Location: Philip Heit Center
Free to attend.


Father Daughter Workshop

Join Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) for a fun and empowering workshop for dads and their girls, grades 4-5. At this workshop, you will start in your peer groups – with girls getting to discuss how to find their voice and dads learning simple strategies for communicating with their girls. Then, together, you will get a safe archery lesson and target practice from the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Date: August 17

Location: Philip Heit Center

Ages: Rising 4th-5th graders

Fee: $65/pair

Music Together

These fun family classes include songs, rhythmic chants, movement, instrument play, and of course lots of fun – developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers.

Schedule: Tuesday mornings, times vary

Instructor: Nicole White
Location: Philip Heit Center
Ages: Infant – 5-years-old

Movement Programs

Lift Like a Girl: Summer Fit Camp

Girls will learn techniques for building strength, conditioning, and increasing mobility. We will also spend some time in the kitchen learning about nutrition preparing a healthy recipe together.

Instructor: Beth Morrison

Ages: Rising 5th – 10th Grades

Location: Philip Heit Center

Dates vary – see website

Fee: $40/session

It’s a Dance Party: Zumba, Hip-Hop, & Choreo

Join our dance party! This class is about expression and fun, no matter your skill level. The format will be 20 minutes of Hip-Hop, 20 minutes of Zumba, and 20 minutes of learning choreography to make you feel like you are part of a music video.

Dates: June 29, July 6

Instructors: Jennifer & Ryan Barksdale, and Pamela Conn

Location: Hinson Amphitheater

Fee: $30 for 2-class session

Foundations for Full Body Fitness

The course will serve as an introduction to full body exercises using scientifically proven, effective approaches. We have a phased approach focusing on stability, flexibility, core, strength and muscle development.

Dates: July 22, July 29, August 5

Instructor: GYMGUYZ

Location: Philip Heit Center

Fee: $35 for 3-week series

Outdoor Tai Chi

This program combines traditional Tai Chi Form patterns with basic foundational techniques and incorporates movements from Qi Gong, all while moving at a gentle and slow pace. Each session takes place at a different outdoor location in New Albany!

Schedule: Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 am; Dates vary (see website)

Instructor: Christopher Jansen

Fee: $12/class

Location varies.

Fitness as a Family

Fitness as a Family is a program designed to promote health and wellness among families through fun and engaging physical activities. Our program focuses on creating a supportive and inclusive environment where families can bond, stay active, and develop healthy habits together.

Location: Marx Library Garden

Instructor: GYMGUYZ

Free to attend