Children’s Programs

Ross Recreation Programs for Children Ages 3-15

The Ross Recreation Department offers fun, learning and innovative programs that build character, provided by an institution that is highly organized, with great instructors and which nurtures a sense of neighborliness in our community.

Winter Programs

Futsal

Dan Ferrando’s Winter Futsal: Player Development & Play is for players who truly have a love for the sport and want to improve their performance. Futsal is where many of today’s soccer players develop their soft touch on the ball. Due to the fast and quick playing surface, players have to develop their gentle touch to properly control the speed of the ball. If your child loves soccer and has a hunger to improve his/her skills, this class will be a real stepping-stone in their development. We will focus on individual foot skills, and play small sided games. My focus with all my players is to develop confidence, a love for the game, and have fun doing it!

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is an ever-popular street dance that cultivates body control, creativity, and community! In this 8- week workshop, children of all levels will learn rhythm, choreography, precise footwork, upper body strength for breaking, stage presence, and the history of Hip Hop culture. This workshop is based in dance culture and developmental anatomy. It will include styles of house dance, locking, popping, and funk developed in the 1970’s. A balance of precision and respect will be infused with freedom and personal expression, to foster the dancers confidence. Old-school and new Hip Hop and R&B music will be utilized.

Art with Casey

For Kindergarten: Art with Casey is a perfect introductory course for young artists. Each week devoted to a new medium and a new themed project. With a focus on developing our skillsets, creative minds eye, and fun, this class is a must for all young Picasso’s and Da Vinci’s.

For Grades 1-5:  Art with Casey class 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. Perfect for all ability levels with an emphasis on learning and having fun, this fall course will be a great addition to your child’s enrichment. Look forward to seeing you there!

Sewing

Come and sew with us! In this fashion design class students sew and design fashionable accessories. They will choose to sew their own hat, scarf, mittens, and bag. They will practice both hand stitch and on a sewing machine.

Join us for this great opportunity to introduce your child to sewing!

All levels are welcome. No experience necessary.

Photoshop

Students will use Adobe Photoshop (from the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite) to create and manipulate different photos. Students can adjust their own face to look like an alien or monster, or “clone” themselves multiple times in a scene. Students will learn about layers in Photoshop as well as some basic tools. Which will include the magic wand, eraser, blur, liquify, and lasso tools.

Game Design with Scratch

Students will use the program Multimedia Scratch to create their own 2D Platform game. Levels will be fully designed from background to characters and then programmed using a series of if/then statements. The final product will be a fully functional game with lives, enemies, and goals.

Ballet

These classes are a delightful combination of fantasy, movement, giggles and twirls, as well as gentle introduction to the art of ballet. The young dancers enjoy a class filled with classical music, crowns and wands, smiles and imagination, while being guided to their first steps in ballet. Through a gentle, fun and nurturing environment, your dancer will develop their imagination, co-ordination and strength, flexibility, spatial awareness and excitement about dancing.

Sandrick's Sports Early Release

Join Sandrick Jackson in the Ross School gym on early release Wednesdays for lots of fun and games!

Dodgeball, tag games, indoor soccer, hockey, basketball and more. A Ross School favorite, this program always fills. Register early and don’t miss out!

Kid's Club

Kids Club is an on-site after school program offered at Ross School for grades K-5. Following the Ross School calendar, care begins on all regular school days at “dismissal time.”

Kindergarteners are met each day at their classroom and walked to our room.
Kids Club works seamlessly with other Ross Rec enrichment classes – we escort your child to and from other classes occurring on the same day!

Each day at Kids Club includes:
Indoor & Outdoor (or Gym!) Play
Art / Craft / Building / Creating / Science
Time for Homework if needed

Tennis

Introduction to tennis with simple activities and games that produce both fun and easy motor skill development. Tennis Group lessons. Usage of special equipment designed for this age group. 

Holly's Hoppin' Camp

The adventure is just beginning as your child takes a well deserved break from school. We’ll explore, create, and have “tons of fun” while learning about healthy food, science, art and yoga. Holly will encourage them to grow as they learn more about: self expression, create art projects, work as scientists discovering and observing, team work, cooking (using fresh ingredients) and a love of yoga. Everyday your child will use his/her imagination and creativity.

Fall Programs

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is an ever-popular street dance that cultivates body control, creativity, and community! In this 10-week workshop, children of all levels will learn rhythm, choreography, precise footwork, upper body strength for breaking, stage presence, and the history of Hip Hop culture.

Adobe Photoshop

Students will use Adobe Photoshop (from the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite) to create and manipulate different photos. Students can adjust their own face to look like an alien or monster, or “clone” themselves multiple times in a scene.

Game Design

Students will use the program Multimedia Scratch to create their own 2D Platform game. Levels will be fully designed from background to characters and then programmed using a series of if/then statements. The final product will be a fully functional game with lives, enemies, and goals.

Ballet

Pre-ballet classes introduce the dancer to the art of ballet through learning beginning technique (arm position, position of the feet, beginning steps, body placement), as well as fantasy and imagination exercises. The dancers will develop physically, strengthening motor skills, coordination and flexibility. They will discover a command of their bodies while developing confidence in their ability to move. These classes encourage musicality and imagination, as well as develop a passion for dance.

Manners

If your child has never attended an etiquette class, this is the one-time workshop not to miss, for your child to gain the basics to self-introductions, handshaking, eye contact, and other tips on attending parties with or without parents. An introduction to basic table manners, from start to finish, including a 3-course tutorial dinner.

Ballroom Dance/Cotillion

Dance Arts Studios of San Rafael is back to teach the fall Ballroom Dance class. They are experienced in teaching children and teenagers throughout the Bay Area.

Children are asked to dress up each week. Boys should wear a jacket, tie and dress shoes; girls should wear dresses and dress shoes.

Art with Casey

Art with Casey class 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. We will utilize these skills to create finished pieces of work. We will also have fun doing warm-up games like Simon says draw, collaboration imagination projects, create your own superhero, monsters, animals, abstract works and more.

Sewing

Come and sew with us! In this fashion design class students sew and design fashionable accessories. They will choose to sew their own hat, scarf, mittens, and bag. They will practice both hand stitch and on a sewing machine.

Join us for this great opportunity to introduce your child to sewing!

Kids Club

Kids Club is an on-site after school program offered at Ross School for grades K-5. Following the Ross School calendar, care begins on all regular school days at “dismissal time.”

Kindergarteners are met each day at their classroom and walked to our room.
Kids Club works seamlessly with other Ross Rec enrichment classes – we escort your child to and from other classes occurring on the same day!

Sandrick's Sports Early Release

Join Sandrick Jackson in the Ross School gym on early release Wednesdays for lots of fun and games!

Dodgeball, tag games, indoor soccer, hockey, basketball and more. A Ross School favorite, this program always fills. Register early and don’t miss out!

Lacrosse

Ross Recreation is pleased to continue working with All West Lacrosse to teach the fastest growing game in America!
This 8-week program is designed to provide young players with the fundamentals needed to develop their lacrosse and athletic skills in a fun and safe environment.

FirstStep Soccer

This program is where many of our students experience a soccer atmosphere for the first time. These athletes are our youngest in the Academy and are a joy to introduce the game to. Here, they are challenged with fun drills requiring them to think on their own (decision-making), and use both feet (insides, outsides, and bottoms). All drills are age-appropriate and achievable and intended to boost their self-confidence.

Tennis

Group lesson. Usage of special equipment designed for this age group. Introduction to tennis with simple activities and games that produce both fun and early motor skill development.

Holly Camps

Holly’s camps are offered for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the winter holiday.  

Registration Info

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.

Payment Policy

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.

How To Reach Us

9 Lagunitas, Ross, CA 94957

PO Box 117, Ross, CA 94957

Ross Recreation

During the school year: Monday-Thursday, 
9:00am-4:00pm, 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.