2022 Summer Camps
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 4.5 to 14 with all sorts of different interests.
Ross Rec Kinder Camp
*Limited to incoming Ross kindergartners.*
Looking for a taste of Kindergarten? Come and join us at our Kinder Camp for hands on learning, play-based activities, and an introduction to the joy and fun that Kindergarten is all about! Along with literacy and math learning, we will be getting familiar with our kindergarten playground and the expectations and community agreements that guide us during our Kindergarten year! We will start with the heart and have stories and activities that explore what it means to be a kind, thoughtful kindergarten friend and teammate.
All CDC COVID-19 guidelines will be strictly enforced.
Jean Marc Schafer and our other Ross Rec instructors will be heading Top Gun this year. Packing in all the sports and play they can–basketball, baseball, capture the flag, soccer, scavenger hunts, water balloon fights & more! Plus (depending on group age) a bike ride on Fridays.
Wear sunscreen. Bring a water bottle, snack and lunch.
This ever popular camp is for girls who love sports!
Campers will learn the skills needed to excel in various sports through basic drills, and fun competitions. Girls will emerge from this camp with new techniques and confidence that they can apply to their regular sports season.
Have fun while learning new skills and playing sporty games!
Back for a fifth 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. 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 join us, as we head out for a fun filled day at several awesome angling spots around the bay!
- This camp is a small group only, and space fills up fast. Sign up now!
- Please bring a snack, lunch and water bottle, wear layers and sunscreen daily.
- This year participants will need to bring their own poles. We do not have any extras available for use. If you are purchasing a new pole–one for saltwater use is recommended.
- Parent pick up and drop off at location daily.
Holly Hoppin Nature Play Adventure at Phoenix Lake
Everyday will be a new and exciting experience at Phoenix Lake! We will venture around the lake exploring the magical world around us with our active imaginations running wild & free!
When Children learn to appreciate and enjoy nature they are more likely to grow into adults who value and protect our environment
Please pack a snack, lunch, and water. Wear sunscreen every day!
Academic Chess Summer Chess Camp
LIVE Chess Camp returns!
Join us in July where we will continue to foster patience, strategic planning and critical thinking skills. Our time will be spent on principles of the opening, tactical elements of the middle game, and basic endgame situations. We’ll break down historical games, do tactical exercises, and analyze games by camp participants. Participants get copies of our exclusive workbooks and we’ll end the week with a chess tournament.
Super Hero LEGO® Camp! - Play-Well TEKnologies
Super Hero Engineering with LEGO® Materials:
Save the world with LEGO® Super Heros! Enter the Phantom Zone, travel on Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet, face off against Galactus. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to bring your super powers to life.
Yoga is not just for folks with back issues and a way to get flexible or sweat the stress out! Yoga has ancient healing properties, and children have natural instincts and a sense of spirit and joy. This class will help young folks develop control over their bodies and their breath. Most little humans have ample flexibility, but control and coordination that balances this flexibility will help their posture, assist with strength in sports and nature activities, and simply promote a healthy body.
Class will always incorporate an intention, a “peak” posture (a more advanced pose to work towards) and then all the steps to get there! There will be a radical yogi playlist of music to be inspired by and groove to as we move together. This class focuses on being equally an awesome Asana activity, while teaching some basics of meditation (such as breathwork and mantra) that will give them tools to self-soothe when anxious, scared, overwhelmed, or upset.
Yoga mat required
Please send your yogini with a water bottle and layers of clothing
Stretchy, breathable clothes encouraged
A “drishti” of choice is required. A small, meaningful object placed at the top of their yoga mat as a point of focus, positivity, and place to channel their thoughts and prana.
Dance REMIX Camp
Kinders -1st graders have all the cool moves, and endless energy to groove morning, noon, and nighttime. With this special dance REMIX camp, students will sample a variety of dance styles – HipHop, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Creative Movement and MORE. This pint-sized dance crew will learn how to find and move to the beat of the music, dance to varying tempos and rhythms, and shift the direction, speed, size, and level of their movements.
By sampling a variety of “traditional” dance forms throughout the week, while being guided in time for creative expression, dance games, and movement developments, they will cultivate body control, creativity, and community! In this week-long camp, youth will learn lessons on the history of dance forms, presentation/production of dance, improvisational dance, and personal expression…all to foster each dancer’s confidence and motivation for movement!
Sneakers required! Please wear layers and comfortable athletic clothing, bring water, and a snack!
Hip Hop Dance Camp
This jam-packing jammin’ HipHop Camp will be inclusive of HipHop Dance as an art form and a culture. HipHop is an ever-popular street dance that cultivates body control, creativity, and community! In this 1-week camp, youth will learn rhythm, choreography, precise footwork, upper body strength for breaking, and stage presence. The choreography learned this week will culminate in a “works-in-the-works” informal Dance Presentation for loved ones to join us and witness! This camp also incorporates lessons on the history of HipHop culture, the art of graffiti, self expression, community trust and encouragement, and a pinch of music theory! All movement lessons are structured from a lens of dance culture and developmental anatomy, and will include styles of house dance, locking, popping, and funk developed since the 1970’s. Both old-school and new HipHop music will be utilized, and a precise curriculum will be infused with freedom and personal expression, to foster the dancers’ confidence.
Price includes materials necessary for Graffiti Workshop with a take-home personalized Graffiti T-shirt!
Week Concludes with a DANCE PERFORMANCE!
Sneakers required! Please wear layers and comfortable athletic clothing
Bring water, and a snack!
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 2:00pm-5:00pm.
We are closed Fridays.
We are located at Ross School next to the Gym in Room A-106. Look for ROSS RECREATION on the building.