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

#3749 Little V's Soccer Program Fall II Friday 5:15-6:00 November 4-December 16 NO class November 11 & 25

#3740 Little V's Soccer Program Tuesday I 1:15-2:00 January 10-February 14 

#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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Book Art

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 

Tuesdays January 10-February 28 4:30-5:30 $200 resident/$220 non-resident


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

December 8 4:30-5:30

January 10 3:00-3:45 

February 14 3:00-3:45 

March 14 3:00-3:45 

Art Programs with Kidcreate Studio

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Cute Christmas Craft

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


Keepsake Art 

Your little one will only be little for so long; let us help you capture these precious moments together in an artsy way! In this class, you’ll work together with your young artist to create adorable keepsakes to display at home or give as very special gifts. From artwork featuring your child’s own little handprints to a darling self-portrait on a real canvas board and more, you’ll treasure these mementos for decades to come.Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

18 months-6 years

Saturdays January 14-February 4 9:30-10:30 RARA Messy Room

$93 resident/$112 non-resident


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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STEAMing Through the Holidays Class

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!

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

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


DC Heroes STEAM Class

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, join us for for a double dose of Washington DC-based STEAM challenges!  First, we'll recreate the National Mall to simulate the setting for MLK's ""I Have a Dream"" speech, then we experiment with the power of magnetism to move the marchers around town!  After that, we'll head to the Supreme Court Building to learn about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and test our balancing skills by creating our own ""Scales of Justice"".  Join us for this fun combination of history and STEAM which brings these giants of history to life!

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

Wednesday January 11 6:00-7:30


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

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