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 our Birthday Bash 5K on May 3rd.    Fee: None

Start Date: March 2, 2015         Finish Date: May 3, 2015                                                               Ages: 1st – 5th grade                                                                                                      Registration Deadline:  March 2, 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
Fee: Free
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