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.

Spring Programs

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!

All Sports

A great opportunity for your child to play their favorite sports. Enjoy soccer, baseball, track, flag football, and basketball with Ross Recreation!

Sporty Girls

If your daughter loves sports, this is the class for her. Jean Marc Schafer will expose your child a variety of sports; from soccer to kick-ball and everything in-between! The girls will have lots of laughs and good times playing with each other.

Girls Lacrosse

For this beginning level lacrosse program Jean Marc will introduce girls to the fundamental techniques of cradling, shooting, passing as well as the strategies for defense, offense and scoring. A mouth guard, protective eye wear, and stick are required equipment. We will need volunteer coaches for Saturday games.

Boys Lacrosse

For this beginning level lacrosse program Jean Marc will introduce boys to the fundamental techniques of cradling, shooting, passing as well as the strategies for defense, offense and scoring. A mouth guard, protective eye wear, and stick are required equipment. We will need volunteer coaches for Saturday games.

Lacrosse

Ross Recreation welcomes All West Lacrosse to teach the fastest growing game in America!
This program is designed to introduce young players to the sport of lacrosse in a fun and safe environment. Each session will begin with “drills and skills” that will help players work on the fundamentals of the game including: cradling, scooping, shooting and catching. Each session concludes with games to reward players for their participation. All West Lacrosse staff encourages each child, building self-confidence as they develop eye-hand coordination. Teamwork, good sportsmanship and “living RAE” (Respect, Attitude, Effort) are reinforced in this active program. Free t-shirt for each player at the end of the season!

Ages 3.5-5
Kindergarten

* Lacrosse stick required – limited loaners available on request.

Flag Football

This high-powered sports class will teach you the basics of flag football; an injury-free way to play this popular sport. Practice passing, receiving and learning good sportsmanship. The kids will love it.

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.

Learn to Code: 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. This class will be taught by Ross School’s Media Integration Teacher, Lucas Leonardo.

PeeWee T-Ball

Come and join Coach Dan for T-Ball. He will help your little one get a head-start by teaching the basic skills of this great game of baseball. This class is great for the beginner and the rising stars in search of development and excitement.

Robotics Class

n this Robotics class students will be building makeBlock’s mBot robots. Once robots are built, students will be using a drag and drop program similar to scratch to program their robots to follow a line and sense items in front of them. Students will test their robots and make the appropriate adjustments in the code to get their robot to work better.

Art With Casey at Bacich: Illustrating, Cartooning and Comics (3rd & 4th)

This course is a perfect introduction to comic creation for any skill level. We will learn how to design super hero’s and characters, draw different facial expressions, shading, story telling, speech bubbles, motion lines, sound effects, panel layout and more. If you are interested in comic book drawing or are just looking to improve your drawing skills this is the perfect course for you!

STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO® at Bacich (1st & 2nd)

Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Boats, Snowmobiles, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Science with Holly at Bacich (1st & 2nd)

This science program is designed for young children as a way to stimulate an interest in science. They will learn a simplified version of the scientific method of: *What is a question *How can we find an answer *What do we think will happen * Test our guesses. They will also explore science skills: *Observing, Classifying, Sorting, Measuring, Using Numbers. We will be communicating what we learned with words, art, song and games.

Art With Casey at Bacich Kindergarten

Art with Casey is the perfect next step for young creatives, offering your child an array of new materials and techniques to further their development as an artist. Whether your child is newly interested in art or an avid art enthusiast we design the program to suit any level. We will focus on shading, sketching, perspective, proportions, shadows, coloring, and abstract creations using colored pencils, charcoal, watercolor paints, pastels, clay and collage. For any young creative this is a must have addition to there after school enrichment. See you there!

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.

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

In this fun sewing class we teach students how to trace cut and sew their own customized adorable Puppet and Plushie. They can choose from different hair styles, clothes and accessories to make their own puppet. They will learn basic sewing skills while having tons of fun! No experience necessary. All the sewing materials are included.
There will be a puppet show at the end of the session to celebrate.

Introduction to Good Manners ages 7-9

If you and your 7-9 year old child have never attended an etiquette class together, this is a great workshop not to miss as the best way to reinforce skills discussed at home. In this fun and interactive workshop, both parents and kids have fun gaining the basics to self-introductions, handshaking, eye contact, and other important tips on attending parties, with or without parents. A section on basic table manners, from start to finish, is also included, along with a multi-page Action Guide for home review and 3-course tutorial dinner.

Introduction to Good Manners ages 9-17

As a parent, and whether you have ever attended an etiquette class with your 9-17 year old child before, this is a great refresher and workshop not to miss. Parents are full participants in this fun and interactive workshop, where everyone gains important skills to self-introductions, handshaking, eye contact, along with other tips on attending parties, with or without parents. A section on basic dining skills from start to finish, is also included, along with a multi-page Action Guide for home review and 3-course tutorial dinner.

Father Daughter Dance

Join us for a fun-filled evening of dancing in your favorite party clothes!

One of our dance instructors, Chelsea Brown, will be there to teach you a few fun moves and play all the best dance music!

Water and cookie refreshments will be provided.

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.

Field Hockey

Golden Gate Rippers Field Hockey Club is excited to continue working with Ross Recreation to bring after school youth field hockey to the North Bay! Our program is designed to introduce field hockey fundamentals and small game play to young players in a fun and safe environment. Kids will be challenged with age-appropriate drills intended to develop self-confidence, sportsmanship and teamwork.

Field hockey is a popular and growing sport, and a new MCAL NCS team sport to many North Bay high schools (including Tam, Drake, Redwood and MC). This fun youth program is a great opportunity for young kids to try something new and exciting!

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.

Holly's Hoppin' Spring Break 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” at Phoenix Lake while learning about nature, 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 and nature exploration. Everyday your child will use his/her imagination and creativity. Please bring a healthy hearty lunch, a water bottle and pack a snack.

Winter Programs

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!

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!

Artsy Tots (Pre K)

For PreK: Artsy Tots PreK class is the perfect four week introductory art class for little ones helping further your child’s development while spreading their creative wings. We will focus on holding pencils properly, drawing basic shapes, and experimenting with an array of different materials all while increasing self esteem and kindergarten readiness. Art is such a great way to learn focus, following directions and expressing ones self. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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-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.