Antarctic Penguin Sled STEAM Workshop

Come join us in the land WAY down under, where students will learn all about penguins and use that knowledge to create their own penguin sleds! Just in time for winter, we'll talk about how penguins stay warm and how they move around, and then we'll bring in a little science to show kids how they can build and race their own penguin sleds down our customized sled runs. How far will yours be able to go? How far can you reduce your friction, using the supplies available to you? We look forward to seeing you at this interactive workshop which combines STEAM fundamentals and play into an action-packed hour of fun and learning, hosted by Challenge Island's award-winning instructors and designed especially for your 4-6 year old.

Please be sure to complete your 2-week MANDATORY prescreening form. Masks are mandatory for all programs in the RARA facility at this time - you will be notified if anything changes.

When: December 9 7:00-8:00 in the RARA Messy Room

Fee: $20

Ages 4-6

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Valentine's Watercolor Workshop

Join Paint Creek Center for the Arts for a Valentine's Day themed Watercolor Workshop. In this Valentine's themed class, we'll start by covering basic techniques of watercolor, then move on to color mixing, and finally we'll learn about resist. Parents please stay for the duration of this class as our students will need help working on their fine motor skills. All supplies included

3-6 Years

Friday, February 12 3:00-4:00 in RARA Messy Room

$20 per student

Cupid Challenge STEAM Workshop

Join us to celebrate Valentine's Day in a fun and educational way! For our Cupid Challenge, we'll be learning about Cupid's arrows and how they work, and even try out our own (safe!) bows and arrows using everyday objects that the kids will be able to take home. Registration begins December 1.

February 10 6:00-7:00 in the RARA Messy Room

$20 per child

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Shark Tooth Island STEAM Series

Chomp down on some fintastic shark-based STEAM challenges at action-packed destinations like Great White Bridges, Blow Cart Beach, and more! Registration begins December 1.

Saturdays February 13-March 20 9:00-10:00 AM in the RARA Messy Room

$120 per child

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Yertle the Turtle STEAM Workshop

Join us to celebrate Dr. Seuss's 116th birthday and Reading Month in a fun and educational way! For our Yertle the Turtle Challenge, we'll be learning about Yertle's story with selected readings from the book, and then make our own pet turtles as well as a simple machines-based playground for them! Registration begins December 1.

March 8 6:00-7:00 PM in the RARA Messy Room

$20 per child

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Lil' Dragons Karate

Registration begins December 1.

Designed specifically for children 3-6 years old.

Have your child learn self discipline, self respect, strength, confidence, and goal setting in a fun environment through Shorinji Ryu Karate taught by certified instructors from Tamashi Martial Arts. Lil' Dragons Karate's unique structure also teaches small children stranger danger, 911 phone skills, self defense, fire safety, first aid, and drug awareness.

At this time, masks are required for class. If this changes, you will be notified. Please also be sure to complete your mandatory Covid-19 paperwork found at

Fee: $100/month and $35 due to instructor at participant's first class for uniform.

Dates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-5:15, register for the month

Location: Group X

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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.


Lyndsey Ramsay

Recreation Supervisor


RARA Sponsors

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