Youth

 

youthCabin 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)

Fun Fridays    Join us for an evening of fun and creativity at the pool!  Once a month, let the parents have a date night while you have a blast making some cool art projects, eating pizza, playing games and swimming!  Bring a towel, wear your suit, and let the lifeguards entertain you!      Fee:  $8/day  Ages: 6-12 years   Min/Max: 4/12                                           Cinco de Mayo Friday, May 5 5:30-7:30 p.m.                                                                        This Summer At Jones Aquatic Center                                                                     Friday, June 16 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration Closes June 13 Fee: $8                               Friday, July 21 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration Closes July 18 Fee: $8                                   Friday, Aug. 4 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration Closes Aug. 1 Fee: $8

Flint Hills Music Kids    Introducing a music enrichment groups for kids! This program will focus on early childhood development, improving social skills, and targeting brain development. Join board-certified music therapist Katie Just for singing, instrument play, movement, song creation, and musical exploration with a new theme or variety of instruments used each week. This program is great for multi-age groups but is designed specifically for children ages 18 months to 5 years.    Fee: $15/each class                         Age: 18 months to 5 years      Dates: Mondays June 5, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    Time: Times available at 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am.     Location: ERC Community Room

Flint Hills Music Kids   Introducing a music creation and exploration group for elementary students! This program will focus on the joy of music, providing opportunities for the elementary school student to work with peers in order to compose, play, and learn more about music. Join board-certified music therapist Katie Just for activities such as bucket drumming, song composition, instrument petting zoos, and ukulele play. This program is specifically geared towards children ages 5 to 10 years.   Fee: $15/each class  Age: 5 to 10 years      Dates: Mondays June 5, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31              Time: 1:00 pm.       Location: ERC Community Room

Flint Hills Music Therapy Kids   This class is geared towards children of all abilities! With greater emphasis on sensory friendly music time, this music class will focus on social skills, communication, interaction, and engagement. Join board-certified music therapist Katie Just for singing, instrument play, movement, song creation, and musical exploration with a new theme or variety of instruments used each week. In order to maintain a sensory-friendly environment, this class will be limited to 6 children per class and will primarily target ages 3 to 10.      Fee: $15/each class          Age: 3 to 10 years              Dates: Fridays June 2, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4                                                Time: Times available at 9 am., 10 am, 11 am, and 1 pm.                                            Location: ERC Community Room        Min/Max: 4/8

Little Ninja & Big Ninja Tae Kwon Do             Ninja Club is a once a week Children’s Tae Kwon Do class specializing in the development of eight key skills.  The program includes a variety of drills used to teach TKD skills at the same time making the child’s training fun and motivational.  The Ninja Club program runs September to May. New students are encouraged to start the first week of the month.                                              Little Ninja (3 & 4 yr old): Tuesdays or Thursdays at 5:00 -5:30 pm.                                Big Ninja (5 yr & up): Tuesdays or Thursdays at 5:35 – 6:05 pm.                                    Start Date: ongoing             Fee: $40 Monthly (program runs Sept to May)        Location:  ERC Community Room                                                                                Instructor:  Ida Kerbs, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

Beginner Sewing for Kids     Let’s make a cool bag to take to the pool! Sewing is a life-long skill that is easy for kids to learn. In this class, we will make a drawstring totebag, 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, July 25      Time: 5:30-7:30pm     Fee: $18      Age: 8-12       Min/Max: 4/8       Registration Closes: Tuesday, July 18          Location: ERC Conference Room

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 21     Time: 9:45-10:30 am      Fee: Free               Location: ERC Gymnasium

Touch a Truck ~ Saturday, August 5     Investigate a police car and sit on the bumper of a fire truck.  Find out where rubbish goes when thrown in the back of a garbage truck.  These and other trucks will be available for your hands-on inspection.  This event is for the kid in all of us.  The Emporia Recreation Center is providing the opportunity to see specialty vehicles up close.  Each attraction will have an attendant to give tours of the vehicles and answer questions.  Please dress appropriately, we will be outside. Parents are required to stay for this event. Afterward, stay and swim! All kids receive a free pass to swim at Jones Aquatic Center that day.        Age: Any Fee: Free                                         Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm              Location: Jones Aquatic Center Parking Lot

Tae Kwon Do:       Family Fun! Fitness! Flexibility! Leap of Faith Martial Arts(affiliated with Ultimate Martial Arts of Newton, KS) invites you to join our Tae Kwon Do program. Learn self defense, poomsae and more from Black Belts Brad, Noah and Madelynne Douglas. Classes focus on the tenets of TKD: courtesy, integrity, self control, perseverance and indomitable spirit. Tuesdays/Thursdays: 6:15pm (ages 6 and up)  Tuesdays/Thursdays:  7:15  P.M. (adults should plan for the later class)                  Fees: $40 per month first family member, $25 per month each additional