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

Friday, October 20 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration Closes October 7 Fee: $8

Friday, November 17 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration Closes November 14 Fee: $8

Friday, December 15 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration Closes December 12 Fee: $8

Ninja Club 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: September 5 .     Fee: $40 Monthly, Uniform $15 .                              Location:  ERC Community Room                                                                                Instructor:  Ida Kerbs, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

Slime Scientists      Get your gloves and lab coats and join us for some Slime Scientist fun! If you love to get dirty and make messes at home then you will want to try these different slime recipes made with items found in and around your home. A class for kids taught by kids!       Date: Saturday, October 21          Time: 10:30-11:30 am                         Fee: $10 per child                Age: 5-10 years                Minimum: 5                              Location: ERC                     Registration Closes: Friday, October 13

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: November 17     Time: 9:45-10:30 am      Fee: Free               Location: ERC Gymnasium

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

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 1-15     Fee: FREE         Letters will be mailed on December 19