3-6 Years Judo

Judo classes are taught by a certified USJF black belt with over 30 years of teaching experience, including 7 years in adaptive programming for peoples with special needs. Class emphasizes safety and respect for others while being fun as well. Beginner Judokas will learn to fall safely, as well as master the fundamentals of basic Judo (throwing and pinning; there are no kicks and punching) and can eventually earn belt ranks. Just wear long sleeve sweats tops and bottoms. Gis (uniforms) can be purchased from the instructor when the participant decides on a gi.

 This program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at RARA from 5:15-6:00.

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Start Smart Move and Play

 The Start Smart Move and Play program is a developmentally appropriate introductory fine and gross motor skills program for children 2-3 years old. Developing these motor skills in a safe, fun and age appropriate environment will ensure that the participants gain strength and confidence in their body. It will help them get exercise and physical activity. Finally, developing these skills will help a child’s ability to do more complex skills in future activities, whether it’s playing a sport, doing school projects or drawing/painting.

Parent participation is required. This class will take place at RARA.

Tuesdays February 7-March 14 10:00-10:45 $75 resident/$90 non-resident

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Start Smart Sports Development: Multi-Sport

The Start Smart Sports Development Program is a developmentally appropriate introductory sports program for children 3-5 years old. The program prepares children and their parents for organized sports in a fun, non-threatening environment. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® is utilized in the program. Sports skills developed in this program are: throwing, catching, batting and kicking.

Parent participation required

Ages 3-5 $75 per child resident/$90 non resident

Tuesdays February 7-March 14 11:00-11:45 RARA Fieldhouse

February 8-March 15 4:00-4:45 RARA Fieldhouse

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Little V's Soccer Program with Vardar Soccer

Little V's is a beginner soccer program for toddlers and young children, aged 3-6 years old. Our program provides a safe and fun learning environment for your child to become engaged with soccer at its foundation. Your child will reach basic, early developmental milestones in balance, coordination, socialization, and emotional development. Little V's helps prepare the Vardar soccer stars of the future! 3-6 years

#3741 Little V's Soccer Program Friday I 5:15-6:00 January 13-February 17 

#3742 Little V's Soccer Program Tuesday II 1:15-2:00 February 28-April 4 

#3743 Little V's Soccer Program Friday II 5:15-6:00 March 3-April 14

$99 per resident/$119 per non resident

RARA Fieldhouse

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Art Classes with Paint Creek Center for the Arts

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Family Art

Join Paint Creek Center for the Arts for this awesome class! This class will focus on art making while also working on fine motor skills and learning. We will hold one of these classes per month. Parents must attend this class with their child.

18-36 months with parent

$30 resident/$36 non-resident per session

February 14 3:00-3:45 

March 14 3:00-3:45 

Art Programs with Kidcreate Studio

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Puppy Palace 

In this class, artists will create a soft, huggable sock puppy with a doghouse fit for canine royalty. After all, man’s best friend deserves the best. Woof! Please pack a nut free snack and drink for your child each day.

3-6 years

February 25 9:00-12:00 RARA Messy Room

$56 resident/$68 non-resident


Barnyard Buddies 

Moo! Meow! Woof! All your child’s favorite farm friends will come to life! We’ll create puppies, horses, cows and more using several simple artistic techniques. This camp is so much fun, it’s like having your very own petting zoo! Please pack a nut free snack and drink for your child each day.

18 months-6 years

Saturdays March 4-March 25 9:30-10:30 RARA Messy Room

$93 resident/$112 non-resident




STEAM Classes with Challenge Island

Challenge Island is an award-winning STEAM enrichment program where kids solve fun, hands-on “challenges” which teach them about STEAM fundamentals, crosscurricular topics, plus important success skills like creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and much more. Students work together in small ""tribes"" to solve our challenges, giving them an opportunity to grow their teamwork and social skills as well. We look forward to seeing you on Challenge Island!

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Valentine's Night Out STEAM Class

In this special Valentine-themed evening session, we'll be experimenting with elasticity and projectiles as we design, test and compete in ""Cupid's Practice Parlor""; we'll also create a special batch of our heart-colored ice cream slime that each child will get to take home with them!

Wednesday February 8 6:00-7:30 RARA Messy Room

3-6 years

$40 resident/$48 non-resident

March Tallness and Smallness STEAM Class

In this special March salute to NCAA March Madness and also St. Patrick's Day, we'll learn about the math behind a basketball tournament as we build and play in our own basketball arenas (complete with catapult shooters), then we go from tall to small as we create our own leprechaun traps just in time to catch the wee ones before they get our gold!

Wednesday March 8 6:00-7:30 RARA

3-6 years

$40 resident/$48 non-resident


Earth Day in the Jungle STEAM Class

In celebration of Earth Day, we'll tackle a pair of jungle-themed challenges.  First, we'll learn about the size and power of anacondas as our teams create their own spiral race down our rainforest trees; then, we'll swing through the jungle as we build and test ziplines for our special monkey friends!

Wednesday, April 12 6:00-7:30 RARA Messy Room

3-6 years

$40 resident/$48 non-resident


Rainforest Island STEAM Series

In this special Challenge Island ""weekend camp"" series, we'll take on a different rainforest-themed challenge each week as we learn fun facts and experiment with STEAM principles to bring the rainforest to life!  Here's the destinations we plan to visit each week:
- Week 1:  Tree Frog Jump
- Week 2:  Canopy Campgrounds
- Week 3:  Toucan Arena
- Week 4:  Monkey Swings

Saturdays 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, & 5/13 9:00-10:00 RARA Messy Room

$80 resident/$96 non-resident

3-6 years


Early Childhood Programs

RARA offers a variety of early childhood programs.  Our programs are coordinated by trained and certified contractors with a variety of backgrounds in youth education, fitness, sports, and special events.  To the right, you can click the tab to view more information about each of our programs.


Lyndsey Ramsay

Recreation Supervisor

947-886-0084    Lyndsey@rararecreation.org

RARA Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor for RARA? Contact us today and see how you can become a sponsor! Call us today at 947-886-0007