2023 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.



Summer 2023 Camps

Ross Bears 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.

Top Gun

Jean Marc Schafer, Cameron Perry 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.

Sporty Girls

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!

Gone Fishin'!

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.

Off the Block S.T.E.M. with LEGO®

If you can think it, you can build it! Off the Block S.T.E.M. classes will help your child explore fundamental S.T.E.M. concepts using LEGO® as a part of a fun, engaging environment in which they learn as they play.
There are no mistakes, only early prototypes! Every build is accompanied by a sense of accomplishment that directly fuels your child’s self-esteem.

Ian McAvoy (Mr. LEGO®) is the founder at Off the Block S.T.E.M. and will be leading each class.

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 June 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. Camp will be held indoor/outdoor at the Ross School.

Dance Remix Camp

Kinders 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!

HipHop 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!

Music With Dani

Music with Dani is a fun and interactive music and movement time for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups. Dani’s music sessions are full of singing, dancing, shaking shakers, improvising and just having good old fashioned fun while creating music together!

Dani has been a music teacher at several preschools in Marin County for about 15 years, as well as leading music and movement sessions at The Fairfax Library, Bon Air Center, the Town of Fairfax and Ross Recreation. She also has a background and training in Music Together, Kindermusik, and Gymboree Play & Music classes, and is excited to bring her music sessions back to Ross Recreation this Summer!
No Class 7/5

NBBA Basketball K-2nd Camp

At NBBA, we emphasize the fundamentals of basketball, including ball handling, passing, shooting, defense and more!

Each day campers will take part in various contests, skill development stations and have a chance to put their skills to use in competitive scrimmages and games. At the conclusion of the camp, campers will be given a detailed player evaluation to take home.

Campers, please bring your own water and snack each day.

Learn and Play with TGA Junior Golf

TGA Junior Golf is one of the leading organizations to introduce and excite kids about the game of golf. TGA turns The Ross Common Grove into a practice facility for a 3 day camp.

Daily activities involve understanding the fundamentals of the golf swing along with the rules and etiquette of the game. We use fun games, drills, and props to keep campers entertained. Campers will Drive, Chip, and Putt their way down the fairway to becoming junior golfers. We provide the equipment and props for every drill and game the kids play. Campers are recognized for their achievements in skill, knowledge, and sportsmanship.

Our staff is energetic and experienced. ALL GOLF CLUBS ARE PROVIDED! Daily prizes awarded at the end of each day.
Camper age 7-11. For more information please visit playtga.com/northbay/ or contact Sherman Leland at [email protected].

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 easy motor skill development.

Sessions by age on Wednesday or Thursday

Tennis Camp


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

We are available in the office Monday-Thursday 2pm - 5pm. 
Reach us via email at [email protected] and we will get back to you Monday - Friday 9am-5pm.

We are located at Ross School next to the Gym in Room A-106. Look for ROSS RECREATION on the building.