Thank you for your interest in First Tee – Indiana in Bloomington. Our camp-style classes are taught by PGA professionals Aaron Craig and Jason Sims at Cascades Golf Course. Since 2014, we have been working with teachers at local elementary schools to introduce youth to the game of golf and First Tee’s nine core values and healthy habits. Bloomington residents can register their youth ages 6-14 for a five-day, day camp at Cascades Golf Course. During class, beginner participants will learn the fundamentals of golf while also learning how the core values can be demonstrated both on and off the golf course. Advanced camps are offered to participants who need to refine their existing skills. Classes will run weekly May 31st thru July 30th with both morning and afternoon options. Please use the registration button to the right for access to the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department.

Introduction to the game of golf with an emphasis on learning The First Tee Code of Conduct, core values, golf skills and healthy habits as well as appreciating the etiquette and rules of the game. Every participant must start at this level, regardless of their age or skill level.
Focuses on interpersonal skills, communication and self management skills.
The Birdie level focuses on emphasizing goal-setting, golf skills and the healthy habits.
Emphasizes resilience skills, conflict resolution, and planning for the future. Golf skills become a heavier focus at the Eagle level and the skills test becomes much more advanced.
 In the highest and most advanced level of The First Tee, Ace participants learn how to give back to their community through a focus on volunteerism and education. Planning for the future, honing golf skills, and setting goals are major components to Ace level.


First Tee – Indiana in Indianapolis offers scholarships to kids on a need basis. Our goal, as a community, is to ensure every kid has a place to learn, have fun, and cultivate friendships. If you want to apply for a scholarship, you will have the option to do so during the on-line registration process. Any questions, please contact Luci Ross at lross@indianagolf.org.

class schedules

Cascades Golf Course

2021 schedule is here!


Coach Aaron Craig, PGA, will offer the following classes at Cascades Golf Course.  Please contact Coach Craig if you have any questions regarding class placement or other inquires, Aaron Craig, acpro@pga.com.

Session Days Start – End Date Start, End Time Ages
June M-F 05/31/2021 – 06/04/2021 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 6-14
M-F 06/07/2021 – 06/11/2021 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 6-14
M-F 06/14/2021 – 06/18/2021 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 6-14
M-F 06/21/2021 – 06/25/2021 9 a.m. – 12 p.m 6-14
M-F 06/21/2021 – 06/25/2021 1-4 p.m. 6-14
July M-F 07/05/2021 – 07/9/2021 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 6-14
M-F 07/12/2021 – 07/16/2021 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 6-14
M-F 07/19/2021 – 07/23/2021 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 6-14
M-F 07/26/2021 – 07/30/2021 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 6-14



First Tee relies heavily on the help of volunteers to run our programs. While many opportunities relate to golf, most locations have the need for support off the course as well. Some of the volunteer opportunities at locations include event planning, mentoring, coaching, and in-school programming. We are always in need of trustworthy, caring adults to help us model First Tee’s Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Perseverance, Judgment, Responsibility, Respect, Courtesy, Confidence, and Sportsmanship.