Nikiski Youth Track Meet
The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area and the Nikiski Fire Fighters Association co-sponsor the annual Nikiski Youth Track Meet. The Nikiski Youth Track Meet is open to students in 1st through 5th grade. The meet takes place in May. Running practices and the long jump event are held prior to the meet at the local elementary schools and the track meet is held at the Nikiski High school. Registration begins in April.
Pitch Hit & Run
The Pitch Hit & Run Competition is open to girls and boys ages 7 to 14 years old. NPRSA’s local Pitch Hit & Run event is held every year during late May or early June. Participants compete in three skills competitions: pitching, hitting and running. Local results are submitted to the state from which sectional qualifiers and top finishers have a chance to attend the National Major League Baseball PHR Finals in the fall. Registration begins in May.
Family Fun in the Midnight Sun
NPRSA’s Family Fun in the Midnight Sun Event is a community wide event held every year on the third Saturday of June. NPRSA coordinates with the Nikiski Fire Department and local businesses to organize a fun filled day of activities. Activities include but are not limited to food booths, carnival booths, music, games, a 5-mile walk/run, age appropriate games with prizes, and family prize drawings. The whole community gathers each year on this day to enjoy the sun, the fun, and the games! Booths spaces are available to organizations. Registration begins in May.
Summer Day Camp
NPRSA’s Summer Day Camp is for boys and girls in 1st through 6th grade. The camp begins on the second week in June and runs through the first week in August. The camp runs three days a week utilizing the NPRSA facilities. Activities include but are not limited to cooking, arts & crafts, games, fitness, nature hikes, field trips, sports, prizes and much, much more! The camp is held at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center with registration beginning in June.
Northern Lights Sports Camps
Each summer a variety of sports camps are offered for the youth of our community. Past camps have included football, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Please check with the Recreation Department for camps offered this year.
NPRSA’s Teen Center is open to teens ages 13 to 18 years old who are still enrolled in school. The Teen Center is open year round with transportation available from Nikiski High School during the school year. The Teen Center is comprised of two rooms filled with games and activities including pool, table tennis, foosball, air hockey, video games, movies, computers, board games and more. The Teen Center is located in the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Yearly memberships are available. Please contact the Recreation Department for more information.
NPRSA’s Skateboard Park is open to participants with registered Skate Park memberships. The Skate Park opens in May and closes in October. The Skate Park is located next to the Nikiski Community Recreation Center along Poolside Avenue. Safety equipment is recommended for all users, and adult supervision is recommended for children. Bikes and scooters are prohobited. Please see the NCRC staff for paperwork and membership information.
NPRSA offers a variety of open gyms throughout the year. These gym times include but are not limited to basketball open gym, volleyball open gym, toddler time, home school gym, and family gym. Open gyms are held at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center Gymnasium. Please contact the Recreation Department for more information.
Full Swing Golf
NPRSA’s Full Swing Golf Simulator is open to users 16 and older. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The simulator has over 40 world-class courses to choose from, and also allows users to practice their swing on the driving range, practice approach shots, and to chip and putt. The Simulator is located at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Reservations are preferred, walk-ins welcome.
Arts & Crafts Class
NPRSA’s youth arts and crafts classes are offered to children ages 3 and up. Classes are offered once a week throughout the school year. Classes are held at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. No pre-registration required. For details on fees and class times please contact the recreation department.
Community Garage Sale
North Peninsula Recreation offers the venue for a community garage sale on an annual basis for participants to buy or sell their goods. The Community Garage Sale takes place on a Saturday morning in the spring and/or summer and is held at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Spaces are available for rent. Contact the recreation department for more information.
Community Craft Fairs
North Peninsula Recreation offers a Christmas Craft Fair the second Saturday in December and a Spring Craft Fair the third Saturday in April. Booth spaces are available to vendors for a nominal fee. Contact the recreation department for detailed information.