Easter Egg Hunt in the Pool
This is a new take on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt! Kids will swim for eggs in the pool, older kids will dive for them! A fun way to practice all those skills they learn in swim lessons! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. Parents must be in the water with non-swimmers, children in flotation devices, or children under 7 yrs. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.
Time: 1:00-1:30pm ages 3-6 (must have adult in water with them) 1:30-2:00pm ages 7-10
The Corporate Challenge events give businesses a great opportunity to get employees involved in fun, team activities. We encourage total company support, either as a participant or as a spectator. This years participants can look forward to some of their favorite events returning; along with the introduction of a couple new challenges. Corporate Challenge 2012 will be scheduled over a 2 week period, August 11th – 23rd.
Pooch Plunge August 18th, 2013- 3:30pm- 5:00pm. This fun-filled and family-oriented event will give interested parties an opportunity to bring their dogs and compete in contests with a category for every dog. Dogs must be at least six months old and have all current vaccinations – Bordatella is recommended
Chugga Chugga, Choo Choo
If you love trains, then come join us for a train-tastic time down at Soden’s Grove! We will listen to train stories, play train games, have train snacks, and ride the miniature train! Each child that attends will receive a train hat as a souvenir!
Time: 11:00 am
Fee: $10 per child
Age: 2-7 with a parent
Too Cute To Spook
Is your little “princess” or “cowboy” too cute not to show off to the rest of the world? Well we have the perfect opportunity to have a goblin good time. Come to the Emporia Recreation Center for a costume contest and candy scramble. Fee: Free
Age: 5 & Under
Date: Thursday, October 31st
Location: ERC Front Lawn
ERC 5K Run- October 26th
Come join the Emporia Recreation Center for our Annual Couch to 5k! The race will take place on Saturday, October 26th. We have had a group working hard on their Couch to 5K plan and for many of them this will be their first 5K! After the race enjoy some light snacks and door prizes. Cost of the event is $15 for all ERC fitness room members and $20 for anyone else. Kids 12 and under are FREE. For more information call Amanda at 340-6300.
Chili Nights- November 3rd @ 6:00pm
Great Family Event! Join us for our 3rd Annual chili-cooking contest. Pull out your best chili recipe and dare to compare. We will have official judges and everyone who purchases a ticket will get a vote as well. Eat chili, judge chili, and then toast some marshmallows to perfection for the worlds best s’mores! Chili Nights tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk or online. Fee: $5 to enter cook-off, $3 per person to eat. PRIZES FOR WINNERS!
Minimum chili entries: 5 Chili Entry Deadline: October 25th
Get your gloves and lab coats and join us for some mad scientist fun! Perform different science experiments, which can be made with items found in and around your home. Each scientist will take home his or her very own pair of safety goggles!
Date: Saturday, November 16th
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Fee: $15 per child
Age: 5-10 year olds
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 8th
Breakfast at the North Pole
Spend a morning with your family at the North Pole! We will provide breakfast, craft time and a visit with Santa. This event will be Saturday, December 22nd, in our Community Room from 9:00-10:00am. The breakfast is open to kids 10 and under with a parent and the cost is $5.00 per couple, $2.00 each additional family member.
Date: Saturday, December 21st
Age: 10 & under with parent Minimum: 10 couples
Deadline: Monday, December 16th
Tournaments We Host:
2A and 3A High School State Volleyball- November 1 & 2
1A Division 1 High School State Basketball (March 6-9, 2013)
2-1A High School State Baseball
2-1A High School State Softball
Volunteers and Coaches
We couldn’t do it without you! If you are interested in volunteering for one of our many special events or tournaments, please fill out this Volunteer Application form and return it to ERC by fax, mail or email. This is a great opportunity for anyone who needs mandatory volunteer hours (i.e. college students!)
Our volunteer coaches are the heart of our sports program and we are always looking for more. Please fill out our coach information form and return it to ERC by fax, mail or email. Thank you for volunteering at Emporia Recreation Center.