Ross Recreation has been a leader in fun summer camp offerings for over 30 years, serving all of the Ross Valley community and beyond!
With staff that returns year after year, and a strong emphasis on fun for EVERYone, Ross Rec offers specialty camps for children from age 3 to 15 with all sorts of different interests.
Summer Camps start on June 15th. Flagship and Enrichment Camps are open for registration. We will be opening up sports camp soon.
Adventure Camp is back for another summer! We’re changing it up–no camp on Fridays, just all your favorite trips Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays!
Wednesdays are a home-base day for some on-site camp fun and and a pizza party. Scavenger hunts, water fights, relay races, local hiking outings, massive slip and slides and mini olympic tournaments will keep the fun going.
If you can’t decide which sport you like the most, than Top Gun Sports Camp is the camp for you.
You don’t need to pick baseball over soccer, flag football over dodgeball, basketball over lacrosse or swimming; we have them all and you can play nonstop in this unique camp that is a sporty kid’s dream.
Adding to the summer fun is a Wednesday sports-themed excursion!
This ever popular camp is for girls who love sports! In this exciting and fun camp, we will teach girls how to play lacrosse, soccer, softball, basketball and more!
This year our lead counselors will be Caroline Watkins and Cassis Schafer! They are both enthusiastic about all sports and looking forward to leading the camp this summer!
Fridays are for swimming with College of Marin’s popular high-dive.
Your little ones get to go to camp just like their big brothers and sisters! Each day brings a exciting adventure to stimulate young imaginations and nourish their individual creativity.
Our days include art, music, singing, physical activity and lots of fun and laughter. Each week is built around a new theme with age appropriate arts & crafts and special guest performers on Wednesdays!
Marin Explorers camp is a hands-on excursion camp where children learn by exploring the Bay Area’s “out-of-the-way” places. Many new and exciting adventures await.
Our schedule: Mondays are for researching our week’s destination ahead of time, Tuesdays are travel days, Wednesdays and Thursdays we are on-site for camp fun, and to put together our souvenirs and memories in a keepsake scrapbook that is yours to take home at the end of the week. Fridays are pool days at College of Marin. Come join us for a summer you’ll always remember!
Kinder Camp With Mrs. Ross
Designed to provide a great transition from preschool to Kindergarten and encourage the love for learning in your child. Let’s get them excited to go to school, by having a blast at Kinder Camp! Each week has a new theme to stimulate their imagination and interests.
Art with Casey Summer Camp will focus on a variety of different mediums: from collage to charcoal and from watercolor to colored pencils we will experiment explore and learn shading, painting, perspective, and sketching.
When we aren’t creating unique pieces of art we will be drawing inspiration from nature. Foraging for twigs, leaves and supplies from the great outdoors that we can incorporate into our projects.
Art Camp 3 Days 4th of July Week
Gear up for the 4th of July with a 3 Day Ross Rec Art Camp.
Back for a fourth year, by popular demand! Explore some of the best fishing spots in the bay area and learn how to fish – or hone your skills – with Sandrick Jackson and Dan Heffernan. Your kids might even catch your dinner this week as they try their hand at reeling in a keeper! Grab your poles, weights, hooks and flies and join us, as we head out for a fun filled day at several awesome angling spots around the bay!
*We will not be able to provide any fishing poles this year, you will need to bring your own!
Avoid the summer slump! Summer school classes are being offered with curriculum selected and taught by Ross School teachers to provide targeted instruction based on the skills students will need to help them make a successful transition into the upcoming school year. In addition to building math and language arts readiness, students will learn study strategies to assist them with executive function skills.
Jessica Lapic has taught 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades at Ross School since 2006. Before coming to Ross, she was a principal in the San Francisco Unified School District and worked for a non-profit school reform organization in the Bay Area. She has her masters and credential from SFSU and Cal Berkeley.
Stacy Chinn graduated from the University of Michigan and has taught elementary and middle ever since. She has been teaching at Ross School since 2001 and has taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System
Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System
Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo® system. Learn basic
programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small
groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young
Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs
Robotics using the LEGO® EV3 System
Build and program robots using the new LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and
software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups,
program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and
carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended,
investigative environment while having fun.
Kids on Camera
Lights, camera, fun! Develop creativity, learn teamwork, improve expression and speech. Interact with partners in fun scripts and physical comedy. Explore imagination through improv and build confidence.
Beginners welcome. Previous training not required.
Parents are invited to attend live performance on Friday, 11:00am-1:00pm.
KIDS ON CAMERA TV/FILM ACTING is fun! Award winning program since 1981. Acting and audition skills for stage and film. Success stories include speech contest winners; actors on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, in Toy Story & Bridgit Mendler on Disney’s Good Luck Charlie. More information found at: www.kids-on-camera.com
Holly Hoppin Nature Play Adventure at Phoenix Lake
Everyday will be a new and exciting experience! We will venture around the lake exploring the magical world around us with our active imaginations running wild & free!
Children need to experience nature and allow them to enjoy the outdoor adventures, explore their limits, take measured risks and learn new skills while making friends along the way.
“It takes time-loose, unstructured dreamtime-to experience nature in a meaningful way. Such time has become a scarce resource, not because we intend it to shrink, but because time is consumed by multiple, invisible forces; because our culture currently places so little value on natural play.” -Last Child in the Woods.
June 15-19 Magic Of Nature Plant/Bug Identification: Wilderness Skills/Story Sticks
June 22-26 Clay Nature Animals & Bowls with Natural materials
June 29-July 2 Fairy House & Elf Castle *NO CAMP FRIDAY*
July 6-10 Tiny Worlds for Animals
July 13-17 Flying Creatures & Magic Wilderness Carpets
July 20-24 Mud Painting & Wild Storyboards
July 27-31 Magical shadow animals
August 3-7 Pond Dipping Net & Fishing Rod
August 10-14 Bow and Arrow Making
Girls Field Hockey
Ross Recreation is offering a middle school girl’s field hockey camp designed for players of all skill levels, including those new to the sport.
This is a great opportunity for players to gain exposure to field hockey, as they think about what sports to pursue in high school. Field hockey is a new NCS team sport to many North Bay high schools (including Tam, Drake, Redwood & MC), which means more girls have the chance to make a high school team and build lasting friendships!
The camp will be led by coach Aline Copp and will focus on teaching basic skills and game fundamentals while having fun scrimmaging and being active. Aline is a former Harvard University NCAA Division I varsity field hockey player and is currently coaching at the high school level in Marin.
Clinic is open to girls entering 6th 7th 8th and 9th grades.
Giants Basketball Camp Boys & Girls
Join the BEST basketball coaches in Marin located at Redwood High School for Giants Basketball Camp! Girls and boys grades 2-8 are welcome.
Campers will be divided into groups based on grade and skill level. The focus of this camp will be on basketball and personal development. We will focus on positive attitude, energy, teamwork, dribbling, ball handling, shooting, rebounding, passing, 1-on-1 moves, post moves, and “defense, defense, and more defense.” Each day will consist of skill development and competitive games.
Girls Basketball Clinic
Take your game to a new level at Caren Horstmeyer’s Girls Basketball Camp!
Caren is a former Cal Bears Woman’s Coach planning beginner to advanced activities, designed for all who attend.
Girls will improve skills, expand their proficiencies and have FUN – all while gaining positive leadership skills that lead to success on and off the court.
Ross Recreation is offering Junior Tennis Mini Camps for kids between the ages of 5-14. Tennis in Marin coaches in conjunction with the USTA have now been using modified tennis balls, court sizes and smaller rackets with great success! Introduction to tennis with simple activities and games that produce both fun and early motor skill development. Participants will use special equipment designed for this age group.
Jr League will emphasize more tennis strategy including doubles positioning, volleys, targets, teamwork, and communication between partners. Advanced drills and activities will develop skills and strategy to advance to the next level in singles and doubles. All drills will be in preparation for the Fall Junior League Team.
Our registration database is tracking all unpaid sign ups. You have 48 hours to pay for any pending registrations or they will be AUTOMATICALLY DELETED by our system. We cannot hold a spot for you in a program if the registration deletes.
Please be sure to pay upon registration to secure your spot in the programs you have selected.
About Ross Rec
Ross Recreation is a Department of the Town of Ross. It was formed in 1972 to provide recreational enrichment and community service for the residents of Ross and their neighbors. The department has grown from just a handful of classes to more than 100 classes per year for infants to Seniors.
Our Tax ID is 94-6001436.
During the school year: Monday-Thursday,
9:00am-3:00pm, we are closed Fridays.
Summer Hours: vary by day
We are located at Ross School next to the Gym in Room A-106. Look for ROSS RECREATION on the building.