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 10:00-10:45

September 27-November 1 $75 per resident/$90 per non-resident 

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Start Smart Sports Development: Basketball

Start Smart Basketball is a developmentally appropriate introductory basketball program for children 5-7 years old. The program prepares children for organized basketball in a fun, non-threatening environment.

Start Smart Basketball prepares children and their parents for organized basketball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® is used in teaching dribbling/ball handling, passing/catching, shooting and running/agility.

Ages 5-7 $75 per child resident/$90 non-resident

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 Sep 28-Nov 2

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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.

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

Thursdays 10:00-10:45 at Jaycee Field June 30-August 11, no class on July 7

Tuesdays 11:00-11:45 at RARA September 27-November 1

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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 Fall I Tuesday PM 1:15-2:00 September 20-October 18

#3745 Little V's Soccer Program Fall II Tuesday AM 9:00-9:45 November 1-December 6 NO class November 22

#3746 Little V's Soccer Program Fall II Tuesday PM 1:15-2:00 November 1-December 6 NO class November 22

#3747 Little V's Soccer Program Fall II Wednesday AM 10:00-10:45 November 2-December 7 NO class November 23

#3748 Little V's Soccer Program Fall II Wednesday PM 1:15-2:00 November 2-December 7 NO class November 23

#3749 Little V's Soccer Program Fall II Friday 5:15 5:15-6:00 November 4-December 9 NO class November 25

$99 per resident/$118.80 per non resident

RARA Fieldhouse

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Family Art Class with Paint Creek Center for the Arts

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

October 20 4:30-5:30 

November 3 4:30-5:30 

December 8 4:30-5:30

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Book Art with Paint Creek Center for the Arts

Join Ms. Z from Paint Creek Center for the Arts each week as we read a book around our learning blanket, have a snack, and create an art project related to our books while we learn about art and work on our fine motor skills! This is a new and improved version of the Pint Sized Picasso Class previously offered.

3-6 years $150 resident/$170 non resident per session

Session 1  Mondays September 19-October 24 4:30-5:30 

Session 2  Mondays November 7-December 12 4:30-5:30 

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Gobble Gobble! with Kidcreate Studio

Those pilgrims sure were crafty! The kids will celebrate Thanksgiving by creating an adorable turkey that is sure to attract smiles. This is a great class for siblings to attend together! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

November 5 9:30-10:30 for ages 18 months-6 years

$28 resident/$33.60 nonresident

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Color Me Happy with Kidcreate Studio

Let’s color your child’s world with happiness! This exploratory art class will build your young artist’s self-esteem as they gain new skills, make new friends, and create adorable, colorful masterpieces. We’ll create 3D creations and get messy with fingerpaint; we’ll even use a special spin-art technique to make the cutest, most colorful artwork ever seen. After taking this class, the art table will definitely become your child’s happy place. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and color yourself happy! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

18 months-6 years

Tuesdays November 1-22 9:30-10:30 in the RARA Messy Room

$93 resident/$111.60 non-resident

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Cute Christmas Craft with Kidcreate Studio

Holiday Fingerprint / Finger Painting Crafts for Kids — KinderArt

 

Does your young artist love to get messy with paint? Do you hate to clean up after them? Then this is the perfect class for both of you! Your child will use their fingers to paint a Christmas tree complete with a colorful string of lights. This is going to be a messy one so please dress your child appropriately. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

18 months-6 years

December 12 9:30-10:30 in the RARA Messy Room

$28 resident/$33.60 non-resident

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HallowSTEAM Kids Night Out

In this Halloween-themed evening session, we'll be building haunted house train rides, crafting spidery slime to take home, playing a Halloween game, and much more! Join us for this fun night out for kids, which also provides a well-deserved break for parents!

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

3-6 years $40 resident/$48 non-resident

October 14 5:00-6:30 

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ThankSTEAMing Kids Night Out

 In this special Thanksgiving-themed evening session, we'll be creating our own Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade floats, creating our special-edition creamy pumpkin slime, playing a Thanksgiving-themed game, and much more! Join us for this fun night out for kids, which also provides a well-deserved break for parents!


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!

3-6 years $40 resident/$48 non-resident

November 11 5:00-6:30 RARA Messy Room

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STEAMing Through The Holidays Kids Night Out

In this special winter holiday-themed evening session, we'll be racing penguin sleds, crafting our magical wintry color-changing slime, playing a winter-themed game, and much more! Join us for this fun night out for kids, which also provides a well-deserved break for parents!

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!

3-6 years $40 resident/$48 non-resident

December 2 5:00-6:30 RARA Messy Room

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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.

Contact:  

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