Children’s Programs

Fall 2021 & Winter 2022

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.


Kid Hoops Basketball Gr K-1

Instructor: Jean Marc Schafer
7 weeks
Our staff will introduce kindergarten and 1st graders to the fundamentals of basketball, working on ball-handling skills through a series of of fun practices and games.

Basketball League Girls Gr 2-4

Instructor: Jean Marc Schafer
8 weeks
Girls basketball classes cover all of the fundamentals of this popular winter sport: dribbling, shooting, passing and teamwork.

Our staff will encourage your child and help them improve their basic skills throughout the season’s practices and games.

Basketball League Boys Gr 2-4

Instructor: Jean Marc Schafer
8 weeks
Boys basketball classes cover all of the fundamentals of this popular winter sport: dribbling, shooting, passing and teamwork.

Our staff will encourage your child and help them improve their basic skills throughout the season’s practices and games.

Basketball League Information

Cost of the program is a league price and therefore cannot be pro-rated for missing practices/games.

Each child will receive an official team basketball shirt.

Team placement is not determined by practice date/time. Once teams and schedules are made they will be posted on the Info page of our website.

The school has first priority of the space, there may be dates we will have practice outside; weather permitting.

We rely on parent volunteers to coach teams for Saturday games! Please let us know if you are able to coach, note that coaches are only needed for Saturdays games, not weekday practices.

Saturday game schedule will be available online. 2nd through 4th grade games will be held on Saturdays at Ross School Gym.
*Please note–classes are planned to be held indoors at this time, there is a chance we will move the entire league to the outdoor courts at Ross and Bacich School depending on COVID guidelines.

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!

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

Ronda Beren has more than 20 years of experience working with children, and loves playing games.

Mallory Beren has been working with Ross Recreation for the past 3 years. She is creative and fun, and the kids love her!
The staff strive to create a fun and warm environment for kids to play, learn, and grow.

Mondays: 2pm-5pm
There will be no Kids Club on Fridays, Holly Salamun will be offering a Friday program. If you need a full week of aftercare you are welcome to sign up for her program as well to supplement.

Please contact Kid’s Club directly at to sign up for a drop-in day, or for any other information:

Holly Hoppin Friday Funday at Phoenix Lake

Holly believes that nature awakens wonder, calms, heals and connects us to the world, each other and our truest selves. The early years are a foundation for the rest of the children’s lives through inquiry and imaginative play supported by respectful relationships, meaningful connection to nature and simple rhythms and consistency & provide rich soil for children to thrive. Your children will be climbing trees & over rocks instead of structures. They will be getting wet, muddy, & learn to become confident and self sufficient, anticipate and plan, plant seeds of life and friendships as they bloom at Phoenix Lake during all seasons. It’s a magical time!

Cost includes all materials.

Register now for session starting 11/12/21!

Ballroom Dance/Cotillion

Dance Arts Studios of San Rafael is back to teach the 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. No black rubber soles on shoes.

Parents are asked to chaperone at least once during the session! Please volunteer via the Ross Recreation office.

**To ensure the same number of boys and girls in each class please select the appropriate registration option. Registrations made in the wrong “class” can only be moved over if space is available–make your selections carefully!**

9 weeks.

Dates and location are subject to change due to availability.

Holly Hoppin Science at Bacich

This science program is designed for 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, and games.

8 weeks: Supplies are included in price $280

Our weeks in science will consist of:
Density Magic: Oil Water Glitter
Snow Dough
Arctic Animals/Blubber
Tricks with Air
Let is Snow/liquid/solid polymer Marshmallow Constellations
Science of Shadows-Ground Hogs Day
Sink or Float? Buoyancy

Schafer Games

Join Coach Schafer on minimum days for some after school fun and games on the blacktop!

Open to 3rd & 4th graders only.

No class 2/23

Writers Circle

Creative Writing for kids is a chance to further develop structure and form in writing, while exercising their imaginations and unique voices! We’ll explore prompts such as, “where do ideas come from,” “what words do I know to express how I feel,” “what is poetry, fiction, monologues – what do these words mean on paper,” “what does my inner voice sound like?!”
This class opens up already excited writers to more challenges, and helps struggling writers to navigate the mind, pen, and paper connection. We will also infuse illustrations and expression through cartoon/comic into their creative writing series!
Students will be provided with some materials such as colored pencils and rulers.

Sandrick's Sports Early Release

Join Sandrick Jackson in the Ross School gym/on the field 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!

No Class: 2/23

(Ross School has priority use of the gym, there may be times when Sandrick’s Sports will be held outside.)


LIVE Chess Class returns!

Join us in this fall 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 program participants.

Yoga for Youth

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.

No Class 2/23

Holly Hoppin Holiday Camp

This is a mixed-age program available for all children. These super fun winter days will have a mix of awesome activities in small groups as well as cool choice time options. This will be an inspiring environment where children have the opportunity to explore, create, discover and nurture their attributes.

This program will run 9am-1pm and be held at Phoenix Lake (weather permitting). If it is raining, the program will be held in the Kids Club room/Ross Common. If you would like a pro-rated schedule, it’s $75/day, 2-day minimum per child. Email, to have them get you registered.
Please make sure to bring a snack, lunch and water bottle.

Play-Well: Minecraft Adventures using LEGO

Bring Minecraft to life with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor and simple pieces from your own LEGO® collection. Learn new building techniques and explore engineering principles while crafting your favorite Minecraft Biomes, Mobs, and more, all with a focus on open-ended builds that do not require special LEGO® pieces.

No Class 2/24.

Class description may change.

All current county COVID guidelines will be followed. Masks required.


Hip Hop is an ever-popular street dance that cultivates body control, creativity, and community! In this 9-week outdoor 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 program 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 Skills / Fun & Games

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.

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 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.