Children’s Programs

Fall 2022 & Winter 2023

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.

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 Thanksgiving Camp

Have a great time this Thanksgiving Break by joining Holly Hoppin’s Thanksgiving Break Camp! These days have a great 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 unique attributes.

Children will fill there leisurely time with:
• Nature Walks
• Science
• Creek Exploration
• Nature Art

Holly Hoppin Holiday Camp

Have a great time this Holiday Break by joining Holly Hoppin’s Holiday Break Camp! These days have a great 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 unique attributes.

Children will fill there leisurely time with:

  • Nature Walks
  • Science
  • Creek Exploration
  • Nature Art

Good 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.

Parents request this program again and again so we are continuing to bring back our etiquette expert, Syndi Seid, who is a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington. She has appeared on “Good Morning America”, KRON, KPIX, KGO, KTVU and KQED.
Parents are encouraged to enroll with their child (average one parent per child), although kids may enroll without a parent. Check-in is at 3:45pm with the seminar starting promptly at 4pm.

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!

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

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!

No class date: 11/11 & 11/25


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.

Cool Crafts & Engineering

If your kids love making things with their hands, then they’ll fall in love with these fun crafts we’ll make! Each week, kids will explore how to make different crafts using different materials. They’ll create wind chimes, Ferris wheels, beautiful music boxes, frisbees, dream catchers, kites, glowing lanterns, glowing & glitter magic wands, disco balls, night lamps and more!

Crafting is a form of self-expression, and every child will create the same object differently. It also involves a lot of engineering and mathematical skills. Students will learn about geometric shapes such as isosceles and equilateral triangles, areas & perimeters, degrees of angles such as right angles, how to use a protractor to draw and carve perfect circles for their creations, how to measure in inches and centimeters and more! Crafting involves both left & right brain and strengthens hand coordination and while improving fine motor skills.

All materials included. Email: [email protected]
No Class: 10/5 & 10/12 & 11/23

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.

For the 2:45pm class only the instructor will pick up at dismissal at Ross School to walk the kids over to the tennis courts.
Dianne will teach Mondays, George on Thursdays

Classes at Ross and Bacich

Basketball League

Boys and 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.

Please note the following:

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.


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.

Adventures in STEM with LEGO® Materials

Classes at Bacich

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.

12 weeks: Supplies are included.

Holly Hoppin Early Release Bacich

Science and art are often viewed as opposites. One seems to be driven by data while the other by expression and creation. But, in reality, they’re more alike than we think. They share a common thread through inquiry and questioning. At their core, artists and scientists are inventing, exploring, and discovering. Children’s brain synapses fire away as they experiment and create through art & science!!

Holly will pick your child up from class at 12pm for kinder and 12:15 for 1st/2nd. Please pack a lunch and water for your child.
This class will be held outdoors. We will only cancel due to weather or AQI over 150. We will do our best to provide make-up classes but can’t guarantee them.

Schafer Games at Bacich

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

Open to 3rd & 4th graders only.

Skateboard Class at Bacich

Skateboard after school club is a place for beginner skaters to learn the basics of skateboarding.

This class is welcoming to skateboarders with zero experience. Typical activities include, free skate, lessons and coaching on different maneuvers, group activities and games and learning to skate different obstacles.

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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.