Ventura County Junior Tennis Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting youth tennis in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Counties. Through the efforts of its many volunteers and the generosity of sponsors, VCJTA strives to provide opportunities for youth to enjoy the great sport of tennis. Join in the fun! The VCJTA offers tennis tournaments to juniors ages 6 to 18. More information and registration information at www.vcjta.com.
The Thousand Oaks Teen Center is located at 1375 East Janss Road adjacent to Conejo Creek Park North and the Thousand Oaks Library (near the intersection of Janss and the 23 freeway).
The teen center is funded by the City of Thousand Oaks and is managed by the Conejo Recreation and Park District. It is a nice sized facility with a gymnasium, classrooms, a 1,000 sq ft game room and computer lab.
Programs includes classes, concerts, dances, camps, leagues, trips and other great activities for kids in 7th through 12th grades.
The facility is open seven days a week, with the following hours (as of August 2018):
- M-Th 2-9PM
- F 2-10PM
- Sa 11AM-10PM
- Su 1-5PM
Visit www.thousandoaksteencenter.com or call 805.494.5156 for more information.
A riding school, training barn and summer horseback riding camp for girls at 1250 East Potrero Road in Westlake Village, Foxfield focuses on English hunter-jumper riding, and is home to the world-famous Foxfield Equestrian Drill Team. Learn all about Foxfield at www.foxfield.com or call (805) 495-5515.
I loved bowling as a kid but today bowling alleys are few and far between. The Ventura County Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, previously a Border's bookstore, prior to that was the 40-lane Conejo Valley Village Bowl in 1995 (can anyone tell me more about that alley?) but there are no bowling alleys in the Conejo Valley today.
The good news is that there are two alleys within 20 minutes of us. Harley's Bowling Centers (www.harleysbowl.com) operates alleys in Simi Valley and Camarillo. Simi has 24 lanes and Camarillo has 20 lanes.
There is another Harley's now called Harley's Valley Bowl on the east end of Simi Valley that was formerly Brunswick Zone.
There are leagues for kids ages 6 and up and for adults. There is the popular "Atomic Bowling" with loud music and black lights. These alleys also make great birthday venues too...try the bumper lane bowling for the little ones. You can rent a lane for open bowling by the hour or by the game
Harley's Simi Valley is at 480 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley (exit Madera off the 118 freeway) (805.526.4212).
Harley's Camarillo is at 305 Arneill Road, Camarillo (Ponderosa Shopping Center, behind 99 Cents Store) (805.482.0747)
Sky Zone Trampoline Park opened at 2825 Johnson Drive, Ventura in mid-January 2016. Sky Zone offers wall to wall trampolines with open jump sessions, "SkySlam" court, SkyRobics fitness classes, dodgeball, and more. Pricing as of November 2017 is $8 for 30 min, $12 for 60 min, $15 for 90 min, $20 for 120 minutes and $25 for all day jumping! Sky Socks required ($3).
Learn more at www.skyzone.com/ventura or call 805.804.9555.
DojoBoom Extreme Air Sports opened at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks on November 3, 2017.
Offering over 50,000 sq. feet of extreme attractions, including trampolines all over the place, launching decks, Ninja Obstacle Course, Extreme Dodgeball, AirDunk, SlackLine, Trapeze, Aerial Silks, a huge climbing wall, foam pits and more.
Other features include KidJump 9-10am every day for kids 6 and under, with parents, Family Night on Monday nights from 6-9pm ($55 for an hour for entire immediate family), College Night on Tuesday nights from 6-9pm and others. Birthday party packages available.
Pricing (as of November 2017) starts at $17 per hour for ages 7 and up ($13 for ages 6 and under). Hours are: 9am to 10am Mon-Sat KidJump (6 and under only), 10am to 9pm Mon-Sat (Open Jump), 9pm to Midnight Club Night (ages 15+) and Sundays 11am to 7pm. Must purchase and wear special grip socks ($3 - and they have a number of designs).
Learn more at www.dojoboom.com or call 805.410.4690.
The Orca Youth Rugby Club has teams for Boys and Girls ages 11-18 and for all skill levels. We play teams between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. Many of our club members are current athletes at local schools and high schools who also compete in multiple sports. The ultimate goal of our club is to promote and teach the sport of rugby and become a dominant force in Southern California Rugby. Off the pitch we look to build positive relationships with local business and community organizations. We aspire to be a positive force in the community and spread the love of rugby throughout the County. No experience necessary! We encourage players of all ability levels to come out and join our squad. We emphasize physical fitness and a strong understanding of the fundamentals of rugby. We are always looking for the opportunity to meet new teammates.
Rugby season (January-April) does NOT conflict with football; it is GREAT off-season practice! NO ONE RIDES THE BENCH -- NO RUGBY EXPERIENCE EXPECTED!
Orca Rugby emphasizes SAFETY AND FUN. Orca Rugby is ALL volunteer; NO ONE is paid. Orca Rugby has teams for 11-18 year olds. Orca Rugby limits team size; everyone plays. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday 6-8 pm, Games on Saturday. Get more info and register online now at www.venturacountyrugbyclub.com.
Field Hockey Federation (FHF) is a Southern California organization that has sponsored and organized field hockey clubs and leagues, public and private school field hockey programs, and adult programs to pursue the sport of field hockey. It has long supported US Field Hockey, the USA national organization, with a steady supply of men and women field hockey players for the US Jr. and Senior National Teams. This organization also supports and provides fields and facilities for the California Cup Tournament, one of the largest in the USA which draws international, ranked club teams. It cooperates with other US field hockey organizations to further the sport of field hockey in the USA.
Local area teams are as follows:
Moorpark Coyotes moorparkfieldhockey.com
Ventura Roadrunners (Ventura, Camarillo, Somis) roadrunnerfieldhockey.com
Thousand Oaks Bulldogs (T.O., Westlake, Newbury Park) bulldogsfieldhockey.com
Ventura County Red Devils vcrdfh.com/pw/
FHF has teams for ages U8 and up for youth, adults, males and females! Youth Field Hockey Spring sign-ups take place in January for the Spring season.
For more information, visit www.fieldhockeyfederation.com.
Indoor laser tag is offered at The Stadium, 31293 Via Colinas, Westlake Village. This is a 5,000 sq ft arena with over 30 types of games, live scoring, and multiple weapon types. Ages 5 and up. Opened in the summer of 2015. Airsoft is also offered in the laser tag arena.
More information at thestadiumcenter.com/laser-tag or call 818.889.1175.
Santa Rosa Valley Pony Club is one of approximately 17 local clubs within the Camino Real Region. The club is an all volunteer organization. The group offers lessons, events, competitions, camp, etc. For more info visit http://srvpc.ponyclub.org.