Recreation & Sports

We offer an expansive lineup of quality classes and activities (known here at MDPC as REACH Classes) which develop knowledge and skills for children, youth, and adults. There are three sessions offered each year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. All are welcome; you don't have to be a member of the church to participate!  Contact registrars Jan or Cathy at  or 713-490-9564.

Costs include processing fee. A non-refundable bank fee is added to all online registrations: A full refund, less $20 administrative fee, will be given if you cancel 3 or more days prior to first day of class/camp. 

REACH (Rec) Classes

Summer 2022 Classes

Armored Sports Camp

Monday-Friday, July 25-29
9:00am-2:30pm | Ages: 5-12
Location: Gym | Cost: $170

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Bring: Lunch, snack & water bottle
A multi-sport camp consisting of fun games like Dodgeball, Kickball, Capture the Flag, and other games revolving around classic sports like Basketball, Flag Football, and Soccer.
Armored Sports is an interactive Christian summer sports camp for kids. We teach Bible stories and memory verses within a fun, safe, and encouraging environment. We utilize sports to create an atmosphere where young children will fortify themselves with the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20). We accomplish this by instilling Christ-centered character, confidence, and commitment. 

Art Camp: Under the Sea!

Monday-Friday, July 25-29
9:00am-12:00pm | Ages: 4-10
Location: Room 206 | Cost: $300

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Bring: Snack & water bottle
Make a big splash and join us for adventures in our Under the Sea Art Camp.
Campers will learn all about jellyfish, octopuses, dolphins, whales and even mermaids!
There’s nothing fishy about using cool tools and materials to create fun paintings, collages, sculptures and more.
Campers will have oceans of fun designing cool art projects, playing games, reading stories, learning about ecology and examining underwater habitats. 
So dive in! You won’t get wet but you’ll make some new friends and have tons of FUN under the sea!

Coder Kids

Monday-Friday, July 18-22
Cost: $226
Bring: Snack & water bottle

Video Game Design in Scratch  
9:00am-12:00pm | 
Location: MC Room 209
Grades: 3rd-6th
Make games, animations, and get creative! Scratch is a block-based programming language developed by MIT, and it is the perfect place to start for new or early coders. Master the fundamentals on an easy-to-learn platform: variables, conditionals, sequence, logic, and more! If you can imagine it, you can code it!

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Coding Foundations                           
1:00-4:00 PM | Location: MC Room 209
Grades: K-2nd
In this class, students will use hands-on tools, apps, and games to learn the fundamentals of coding on tablets and computers as well as typing. Students will work through multiple levels of our Coding Foundations curriculum in preparation for Scratch. No experience required!

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Roblox Studio Game Design               
1:00-4:00pm | Location: MC Room 206
Grades: 4th-6th
Love Roblox? Ready to take your skills to the next level? Come learn how to create your own Game in Roblox Studio! We'll teach you all about Lua, the programming language behind Roblox Studio. By the end of this course, you'll be able to use Lua to create your own games and content in Roblox Studio. With your new skills, you may even be able to sell your content on Roblox! Note: Roblox requires a free account. Please sign up before this course begins at roblox.com. Gameplay experience is required. Prior coding experience is helpful but not required.

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Gymnastics/Tumbling Camp for Boys & Girls

Monday-Friday, July 18-22
9:00am– 12:00pm | Cost: $210
Ages: 4-8 (separated by age)
Location: Gym

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Bring: Snack & water bottle
Geared for both beginners and intermediates, we will practice floor tumbling, vaulting, balance beam, and simplified bars. Instructor: Robbie Hirst

Idea Lab: Jr. Chef Academy-Storybook Cooking

Monday-Friday, July 18-22
9:00am-12:00pm | Ages: 4-7
Location: Room 206 | Cost: $205

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Bring: Water bottle
Take a journey with us on our cooking adventure! In this cooking class our budding chefs will learn about measurements, mixing techniques and great recipes. A recipe card follows each recipe so that our budding chefs can create their own recipe book. Each day follows a classic children’s storybook and yummy recipes related to them. Campers will jump from story to story, discovering ways to cook unique recipes. Be sure to come with an empty stomach, and a mind filled with curiosity. We’ll eat happily ever after.

Little Learners Summer Camp

Session I: Mon,Wed, & Fri, July 18-22
9:00am– 12:00pm | Ages: 3 yr.

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Session II: Mon,Wed, & Fri, July 25-29
9:00am–12:00pm | Ages:4-6 yr.

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Location: Rm. 207
Cost: $154
Notes: Bring a snack & water bottle

Learn math and literacy through games! Children love to play games. Our hands-on, interactive approach engages children with creative, meaningful play. The children think they are just having fun, but what is really happening is they are learning methods of sequencing, strategic thinking and problem solving. We are singing the phonics alphabet, engaging in clip card challenges, cracking the code with picture clues, and building brain power with memory match games and amazing mazes! The result is dynamic interplay that enhances a child’s natural learning process and is FUN!

Susan Edwards is a seasoned educator who cares deeply for the development of children. Her approach of creative activities in a fun and flexible classroom results in children who are curious, confident, communicative and love to learn.

Piano Lessons Private – John Ford

Wednesdays, June 1 – August 31
(No class July 13 & August 3)
Time: 2:00-8:00pm
Location: Room 210, Ages: 3 and up
Cost: $119 (Four 30-minute lessons)
Notes: Extended times available, Make-ups by appointment only, Termination requires 30-day notice
Contact: John at  or 832-978-6566 to schedule

Spotlight Project Theater Camp

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm      
Ages: Entering grades K-4
Location: Amphitheater | Cost: $180

Session I: Monday-Friday, June 6-10                         
“Magic of the Encanto”

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Session II: Monday-Friday, July 25-29      
“Sing 2!”

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Bring: Lunch & water bottle
Whether your child has been performing on stage since they were born, or this is a brand new adventure for them, we at The Spotlight Project will make it our duty to ensure that they feel supported, challenged, and loved. We create an inclusive environment that allows each student to shine and find confidence on stage and in the world around them. Students will take dance, acting, and music classes, as well as rehearse and perform a final show on the last day of camp for family and friends!

Summer Fun Dance Camp

Session I: Monday-Thursday, June 20-23
10:00am-12:30pm | Age: 3-6
Location: Room 171-172 | Cost: $129

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Session II: Monday-Thursday, July 18-21

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Bring: Lunch & water bottle
Suggested dance attire – leotards (any style) can be worn (but not required) with comfortable shorts. Jazz shoes (not required) or lightweight tennis shoes can be worn.
Instructor:  Cat Wood

Woodworking

Boys and girls learn basic woodworking skills while building small projects (no kits). They learn to safely use hand tools as they progress through these leveled classes.
Instructor: Linda Engelland

Session I: Monday-Friday, July 25-29        
WWI: 10:30am-12:00pm

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WWI: 1:00-2:30pm

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Session II: Monday-Friday, August 1-5
WWII/Advanced: 10:30am-12:00pm

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WWII/Advanced: 1:00-2:30pm

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Location: Room 170
Cost: $200
WWI: 5-7 years old
WWII/Advanced: beginning class for 8-11 yr. old or 5-7 yr. old must have taken WWII

 

REACH (Rec) Classes

Fall 2022 Classes

Fall REACH class registration opens Mon, Jul 25, 2022.

Abrakadoodle

Tuesdays, Sep 6 – Dec 6
(No class November 22)
2:40-3:30 PM**, Cost: $261
Ages: 3-5, Location: Room 206

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Notes: **Escort from The Yellow School is available.
Contact: Julietta de Cara

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

Tuesdays, Sep 6 – Dec 6 (No class Nov 22)
Thursdays, Sep 8 – Dec 8 (No class Nov 24)
Location: Rooms 171-172

Pre-Ballet and Creative Dance (No Tap)
Ages: 3–5, 2:40–2:50pm** Snack time; 2:50-3:30pm Class
1 day cost: $210 *
2 day cost: $369 *

Tuesday & Thursday

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Tuesday (Only)

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Thursday (Only)

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Ballet, Tap, and Jazz
3:45-4:45 PM, Grades: K -3
1 day cost: $231 
2 day cost: $410 

Tuesday & Thursday

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Tuesday (Only)

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Thursday (Only)

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Notes: **Escort from The Yellow School and The Little School is available
Children will be grouped according to age and dance experience. Bring snack.
Instructor: Cat Wood

Basketball Co-ed Skills Class: Hoop School

Mondays, Sep 12–Dec 5
(No class Oct 10, 31, & Nov 21)
Location: Gym, Cost: $338

5:30-7:00 PM, Grade: 1-3 (Boys and Girls)

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7:15-8:45 PM, Grade: 4-8 (Boys and Girls)

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Basketball Co-ed 3-On-3 League: Hoops School

Thursdays, Sep 15-Nov 3
Location: Gym, Cost: $226

6:15-7:30 PM, Grades: 3-5 Boys & Girls (Co-ed teams)

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7:30-8:45 PM, Grades: 6-8 Boys & Girls (Co-ed teams)

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Cook Learn Grow

Wednesdays, Sep 14-Nov 16
Cost: $297
Location: Room 206

2:40-3:30 PM**, Ages: 4-5

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3:45-4:45 PM, Grades: K-5

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Notes: **Escort from The Yellow School is available.
Contact: Tabitha Ejinkonye

Gingerbread House Event

Saturday, Dec 3
Cost: $36* per house
Location: Fellowship Hall
Registration opens on September 26.

9:00–10:30am

Registration Opens Sep 26

10:30am-Noon

Registration Opens Sep 26

We highly recommend registering for this event early. We have a limited number of houses available that we pre-order. 

Little Geniuses Chess

Mondays, Sep 12– Dec 12
(No class Oct 10 & Nov 21)
2:40–3:25 PM**, Cost: $258
Location: Room 209, Ages: 4-6

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Notes: **Escort from the Yellow School is available.
Contact: Coach Justin, , 713-489-8830

Piano Lessons with John Ford

Wednesdays, Sep 7–Dec 14
(No class Nov 23)
2:00-8:00 PM, Ages: 3 and up
Cost: $132 (Four 30-minute lessons)
Location: Room 215
Notes: Extended times available, Make-ups by appointment only, Termination requires 30-day notice
Contact: John at or 832-978-6566 to schedule

Soccer Shots

Wednesdays, Sep 7 – Nov 30
(No class Nov 23)
2:40–3:30 PM**, Cost: $215
Ages: 3–6

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Location: Gym
Notes: **Escort from The Yellow School and The Little School is available.
Contact:

 

Spotlight Project Theater

Thursdays, Sep 15 – Dec 1
(No class Nov 24)
Showcase: Saturday, Dec 3 from 2:30-3:30pm

Intro to Musical Theater
2:40-3:40 PM**, Cost: $295 
Ages: 4-5 yrs. (Pre-K-Kinder)

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Musical Theater (Beginner)
3:45-4:45 PM, Cost: $295 
Grades: K-1st

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Musical Theater/Improv Workshop
4:45-5:45 PM, Cost: $295
Grades: 2-5

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Location: Amphitheater
Notes: **Escort from The Yellow School is available
Contact: Emma at

Tumbling and Gymnastics

Mondays, September 12 – December 12
(No class October 10, November 21)
2:40-3:25 PM**, Cost: $234
Ages: Almost 3s- Kindergarten
Location: Gym

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3:45-4:45 PM, Cost: $234
Ages: Older 3-5 yrs. & 6-8 yrs. (separated by age)

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Notes: **Escort from The Yellow School and The Little School is available
Contact: Coach Robbie Hirst at 713-866-4822

Woodworking

Boys and girls learn basic woodworking skills while building small projects (no kits and all supplies included). They learn to safely use hand tools as they progress through these leveled classes.

Tuesdays, Sep 27–Dec 6
(No class Nov 22)
Advanced (with instructor permission; must have taken II), Cost: $297
2:30-3:30 PM, 3:40-4:40 PM, Ages: 5-10 

Thursdays, Sep 29-Dec 8
(No class November 24)
Woodworking I, Cost: $297
2:30-3:30 PM**, 3:40-4:40 PM, Ages: 5-7

Location: Room 170
Notes: **Escort from The Yellow School is available
Contact: Linda at to register
Priority enrollment for current students; waiting list available.

 

Sports Leagues

Youth Soccer

Register: July 10-Aug 28
Games: Saturdays, Sep 24-Nov 12
Cost: $145

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All teams engage in ministry and outreach opportunities. 
Sports Commissioner Diane Seckinger organizes, schedules, and implements MDPC's children, youth, and adult sports/leagues. Contact her at  or 713-490-9568.
WHCSA Rain-out Number: 713-857-4885

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