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YMCA Summer Day Camps
YMCA Summer Day Camps
Battle Ground Brimming with Summer Fun for Kids (Photo) - 05/23/23

YMCA Day Camps

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation is once again partnering with Clark County Family YMCA to offer summer day camps at the Battle Ground Community Center. 

The YMCA day camps, designed for kids ages 4 - 6 and 7 - 12, provide fun, child-centered activities and opportunities for learning through discovery.  Themed camps include Dance Fitness Camp, Cooking Camps, and a variety of STEM Camps (Lego Engineering, Star Wars Coding with Legos, and Stop Motion Animation).

“Our partnership with the YMCA is a great fit for Battle Ground,” said Battle Ground Recreation & Facilities Manager Kim Cederholm.  “We are thrilled to utilize the Community Center to provide trusted YMCA programs that serve Battle Ground kids and families.”

YMCA Summer Day Camps will be hosted at the Battle Ground Community Center beginning the week of June 26 and continuing through August 11. Camps fill quickly - early registration is recommended. 


Skyhawks Sports Camps

Keep your children active this summer as they enjoy a variety of youth sports offered by Skyhawks.  Battle Ground Parks & Recreation has partnered with Skyhawks to bring sports camps and classes to Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park this summer.

Skyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe, and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship.  Programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction to sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle.  A variety of week-long camps in Battle Ground are offered to kids aged 4 – 6 and 7 – 12.   

Kids will have the opportunity to enjoy learning about baseball, basketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, and a variety of field games such as capture the flag, dodgeball, and ultimate frisbee! Sessions start July 5 and run through August 4.  

Jump Start Gymnastics Summer Camp

Watch your littles enjoy the fun and excitement of gymnastics!  Open to children ages 2-6, Jump Start Gymnastics offers high quality instruction on a variety of gymnastics events including bars, balance beam, and trampoline. 

Your child(ren) will learn balance, strength, and flexibility, while building their confidence in this dynamic sport.  Jump Start Gymnastics Summer camp will be held at the Battle Ground Community Center (912 E Main Street) and will run from August 14-18 from 9:00am – Noon. 


Battle Ground Summer Playground Program

With the end of the school year approaching, the Battle Ground Parks & Recreation staff is preparing for another exciting Summer Playground program! 

This FREE 8-week program, designed for children aged 4 - 12, brings fun summer activities to Battle Ground parks each week.  The first session begins Tuesday, June 27, and features the “Best Buds” theme for all kiddos wild about flowers! Each week will feature a different themed activity and provides children the opportunity to play games and create arts and crafts projects. 

No need to register, just come outside and play!

Sessions are held:

  • Tuesdays: 10:00 am -12:00 noon at Kiwanis Park (422 SW 2nd Ave) 
  • Tuesdays: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at Cresap Park (1911 SE 2nd Place)
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 am -12:00 noon at Whispering Pines Park (715 NE 27th St.)
  • Wednesdays: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at Kiwanis Park (422 SW 2nd Ave) 
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am -12:00 noon at Florence Robison Park -South (1900 NW 9th St.)

The full Summer Playground schedule listing weekly themed activities and locations is available on the City’s website at  The Summer Playground program is made possible by grant funding from Riverview Community Bank and our partnership with the Clark County Parks Foundation. For more information, contact Battle Ground Parks & Recreation at 360-342-5380.

Summer is the perfect time for kids to get creative and stay active.  Our expanding programs and partnerships give Battle Ground kids that opportunity right here in their own community.

Visit Battle Ground Parks & Recreation for the latest updates and full details on these and all of the City’s recreation programs.  You may also subscribe to the Parks & Recreation calendar to be notified of upcoming programs and events.  

BG City Council #3 Vacancy
BG City Council #3 Vacancy
Battle Ground City Council Seeks Applications for Vacated Council Position (Photo) - 05/23/23

Correction:  Application deadline is 4:00pm on June 12, 2023.


The Battle Ground City Council is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving in the recently vacated Council Position #3.  The position’s current 4-year term of office expires on December 31st of this year.

The position was vacated by Shauna Walters who resigned effective May 31 after announcing she had recently purchased a home located outside of the Battle Ground city limits. 

To qualify for appointment to the position, an applicant must be a registered voter in Clark County, Washington and a resident of the City of Battle Ground for at least one year preceding appointment to the council.

A detailed announcement and application for the position is available online at and at Battle Ground City Hall located at 109 SW 1st Street in Battle Ground.  Applications must be received by the City no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, June 12, 2023.

To request additional information about the vacancy or the application process, please contact City Manager Erin Erdman at 360-342-5005 or at

Attached Media Files: BG City Council #3 Vacancy
Memorial Day Ceremony - May 29, 2023
Memorial Day Ceremony - May 29, 2023
Battle Ground to Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, May 29 (Photo) - 05/16/23

A Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in service to our country will be held Monday, May 29, 2023, 11:00 am at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial located in Kiwanis Park at 422 SW 2nd Avenue in Battle Ground.

The ceremony will include the reading of two poems, The Mother of a Soldier, by Folger McKinsey and Heroes Unaware, by Mark A. Wright.

Thirty-one local Battle Ground-area men who died in service will be remembered and honored by a reading of their names. These men, whose names are engraved on the wall of the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, are sons, brothers, fathers, and once our neighbors.  
They are:

World War II
Julius J. Bergman
Otto O. Burgstahler
Edmond H. Condon
Jack O. Freel
Bruce C. Green
Joe J. Pancoska
Elmer E. Pellett
William A. Pelto
Archie C. Peru
Abert E. Sakrison
Paul H. Snider
Sheldon E. Tessendorf
William A. Uskoski
Leonard A. Wallace
Milton E. Winston
Walter G. Wright

Korean War
Jack Hanley

Vietnam War
Raymond E. Carpenter
Daniel B. Cheney
Richard A. Hostikka
Dale R. Lindberg
Alvin L. Lowery
Timothy G. Mattson
Monte V. Thomas
Donald F. Thulin

Global War on Terror – Afghanistan
Bryce D. Howard
Jonah D. McClellan
Andrew J. Shields

Global War on Terror – Iraq
Cedric E. Bruns
Kane M. Funke
Jeremiah J. Johnson

We invite the community to join us in remembering and honoring them and all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died in service.

Read about the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, at  

BGU Logo
BGU Logo
City of Battle Ground Announces the Return of BGU (Photo) - 05/15/23

Originally introduced in 2006, Battle Ground University (BGU) provides its “students” with an in-depth look into how the City of Battle Ground operates.  BGU is designed to Educate, Engage, and Empower our community. 

Classes will be taught by City Staff, who will serve as the “faculty”.  The program will cover a wide range of topics including:

• City Administration – Tuesday, August 29
• Community Development – Tuesday, September 12
• Finance – Tuesday, September 26
• Public Works – Tuesday, October 10
• Public Safety – Tuesday, October 24

A graduation ceremony for BGU students will take place at the November 6, 2023, City Council Meeting.  The public is invited to participate in a brief online survey that will help inform the program curriculum.  Staff would like to know what city services you are interested in learning more about. 

Classes are free and open to the public, ages 18 years and up.  Student registration is open until 5 p.m. on August 11, 2023.  Applications are available online at

For more information regarding Battle Ground University please contact Communications Manager Alisha Smith at 360-342-5004 or online at

Attached Media Files: BGU Logo