Cabin Fever Need some place for the kiddos to run and play? Want to have a little chit chat time with other adults? Bring your kiddos to a special time set aside just for them in our Gymnasium! Children 5 and under can come run, jump, and play with toys in our gymnasium Monday – Friday during Cabin Fever. Day cares are more than welcome to bring their gang to play too!
Monday – Friday 9:00-11:00am (Non School Days and Summer Break 8:00am-10:00am)
$1.00/adult FREE/children $20.00 Punchcard (22 punches)
All Sport Camp This camp is Spring Break week and includes a variety of sports and activities- basketball, soccer, kickball, dodgeball, fencing, swimming, disc golf, etc. This is a great opportunity for kids to try something new. All sports will be suitable for beginners and competitors, and we will work on basic skills in each with the focus on fun. Fee includes snacks, drinks and a camp certificate. Dates: March 16-20 Time: 12:30-5:30pm Fee: $10/person per day Age: 1st – 5th grade Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9 Location: ERC Gymnasium
Kids Couch to 5K We will be starting our next session of the 9 week Couch to 5K program in the elementary after-school programs. Kids will get the opportunity to participate in this 45 minute running program after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays. They will finish with the Freedom Fest 5K on November 9th. Fee: None
Start Date: Spring 2015 Finish Date: May 3, 2015 Ages: 1st – 5th grade Registration Deadline: March 2015
Up, Down and Around
Obstacle course fun for kids! Help children develop gross motor skills and have fun at the same time. Hop scotch, balance beams, limbo, tunnels, stairs, and parachute play are all fun activities that get our kids up and moving while have a great time. This activity is great for multi-age groups but is designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years
Date: April 24
Time: 9:45-10:30 am
Location: ERC Gymnasium
Fencing – Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-8:00pm- not currently in session Looking for a new challenge? Fencing is a great way to develop agility, strength, speed and discipline. These classes are for all skill levels and all classes will be held in the ERC Community Room. Please wear comfortable gym clothes (no shorts) and sneakers. All equipment is provided.
Age: 10 & Up Fee: $45/Session Time: 6:30- 8:00pm Session 1: Register by: Session 2: Register by:
Tae Kwon Do: Become Kukiwon-certified and learn traditional Tae Kwon Do from master instructor Don Chounard. Master Don is certified at the “Kukiwon” World TaeKwonDo Federation Seoul, Korea. Our beginner class consists of White, Orange, and Yellow belts. Students will learn various striking techniques with hands and feet, Forms, Korean terminology, and self defense. Tae Kwon Do aims to achieve courtesy, integrity, self control, perseverance, and indomitable spirit. Sign up at the beginning of each month. This is an ongoing program. Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 4:30-5:30pm (kids and beginners) 5;30-6:30pm (older kids and adults) Fee: $40/month first family member, $25/month each additional Ages: 6-14 years old Location: ERC Community Room
Neon Fun Night Are you looking for a fun way to entertain your child on a Saturday night? Come join us and have a fun-filled evening with Glow in the Dark bowling, Glowing Hot Potato, Neon body paint, Neon Bubbles, and much more. This Neon party will be fun for kids of all ages! We will have popcorn and drinks, and each child will take home a Neon Fun Pack. Date: January 31 Time: 6:30-8:00pm Location: ERC Community Room Fee: $10.00 per child Age: 7-12 year olds (parents welcome to stay) Minimum: 5 Registration Deadline: Friday, January 23
Princess Tea Party We would be delighted to have you as our royal guest at this princess tea party. Dress up like your favorite princess and enjoy some yummy treats and “tea”in our castle. We will use our best manners while hearing princess stories and making jewelry and tiaras. Date: Saturday, January 24 Time: 10:30- 11:30am Fee: $10 per child Age: 3-6 years Registration Deadline: January 16 Location: ERC Community Room Min/Max: 5/20
Beginner Sewing for Kids Sewing is a life-long skill that is easy for kids to learn. In this class, we will make a decorative pillowcase, and learn all the basic sewing skills as we go. From threading a needle to tying a knot, kids will learn how to create a quality product with their own two hands. Fabric and sewing machines will be provided, but you can bring a machine for your child if you prefer. Boys and girls are welcome. Date: Tuesday, March 31 Time: 5:30-8:00pm Fee: $17 Age: 8-12 Min/Max: 4/8 Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 26 Location: ERC Conference Room
Kids in the Kitchen This fun interactive Parent/Child class will teach little ones some very “basic” recipes while also learning about kitchen etiquette and most importantly kitchen safety! We focus on the joy of cooking and make a few messes along the way.
Date: Saturday, February 7 Time: 1:00pm Fee: $10/child Ages: 5 to 9 Min/Max: 5/10 Registration Deadline: Monday, November 10 Location: ERC kitchen
Letters from Santa The Emporia Recreation Commission has teamed up with the BIG man at the North Pole to collet Wish Lists for Christmas this year. PARENTS stop by or call the ERC starting December 1st and add your kids to the list to receive this special letter from Santa. We will ask you questions about your kids, so be prepared! Kids can also drop off letters to Santa in our special North Pole Mailbox near the front office. Date: December 1-19 Letters will be mailed on December 19 Fee: FREE
Afternoons at the Rec Do your kids get a little restless in the afternoon of non-school days? We have a fun, safe way to keep them active. Kids grades 1st-5th can come spend the afternoon with us! Kids will have the opportunity to swim , play the Wii, and participate in organized game activities in the gym! An afternoon snack will be provided. Fee: $10/person per day Age: 1st-5th grade Dates: January 19, February 12,13, 16 and April 6 Time: 12:30 – 5:30pm Minimum: 10