2021 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 3 to 15 with all sorts of different interests.
We will be following Marin County Covid Procedures
Ross Rec Art Camp
Art Project Examples
Batik project on canvas, Landscape painting outside ( walk/hike to a location outside ), Clay pots making / decorating and succulent planting, Wind Chimes, Tie dye bags, Wrapping paper & Card Printing (sponges and potatoes), Still life painting, birdhouse decorating, weaving & Jewelry, free craft days
Having the camp as a two week session will allow the children to do longer projects and have products that they will be proud to bring home!
All materials are included in the cost of the camp.
All CDC COVID-19 guidelines will be strictly enforced.
Jean Marc Schafer, Sandrick Jackson 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.
Top Gun Camp will be broken up by age into groups no larger than 14.
Masks required. All state and county Covid-19 guidelines will be followed.
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 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. 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!
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.
Academic Enrichment - Math Entering 3rd Grade
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 skills, 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.
This 1 hour online math camp for (entering 3rd graders in the fall) will offer 30 min skill practice and 30 min of problem solving. The start time may move to 9:30am however it will most likely stay from 9-10am.
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 2-week camp, youth will learn rhythm, choreography, precise footwork, upper body strength for breaking, and stage presence.
The choreography learned in these 2 weeks 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.
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.
Creative Movement and Contemporary Dance Classes
Creative Movement for PreK – 1nd grade: Fly to crystal clear lakes, swim with the jellyfish, and create a magical scarf dance! This class will have your pre-k movers using their imaginations to access their full physicality. From community building to highly physical games, this class will keep your little mover engaged!
Contemporary Dance for 3-5 grade: In this class, your child will learn dance steps from contemporary dance, ballet, jazz dance, and urban dance styles. This class will build confidence, creativity, and physicality. Students will have the opportunity to improvise, learn choreography, and make their own dances. Summer is a time to jump, leap, dance and create with friends old and new. Enroll today!
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.