Welcome to the Waltham Virtual Recreation Center! Here, you will find a collection of digital recreation resources. The City is committed to keeping program participants safe during these challenging times. The Waltham Recreation Department also would like to offer you and your family new and creative ways to stay busy, active, and engaged. We hope that by bringing these resources to your fingertips, you will be able to prioritize your health and well-being.
Online Recreation Classes
Downloadable material will be available by 9:00 a.m. on the day listed below on Facebook, Instagram and the city of Waltham website www.city.waltham.ma.us. Pre-recorded videos will be available at the days/times listed below.
The City is working with its partners to offer you great online recreation resources. The following list will be updated as more opportunities become available. Many of the City’s service partners offer these resources for free but please note some may charge a fee! The City will update this page with new information periodically. (Please note that the City does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.)
Golf Buddies with Bob
The course lasts for 5 days. If students need to miss a class we will record it and email the class to them. The cost is $20 to try a single class or $80/week. Students must login to a free Zoom account on their home computer or smartphone. https://northboston.madscience.org/online.aspx
Skyhawks Sports Academy is excited to announce all-new live video classes to keep your community active and healthy while they are stuck at home. These classes will adapt our fun, safe, and proven curriculum to give children a one-of-a-kind virtual experience. Weekly class schedule will serve ages 3-12 years and will include offerings from SuperTots, Skyhawks, and STEM Sports, as well as fundamental movement and physical education. Additional family movement resources can be found: https://www.skyhawks.com/page/company/family-resources/
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Bring a Smithsonian Scientist into your classroom with Smithsonian Science How! These scheduled video webcasts are for school aged children in grades 3 through 8. Click here to sign up.
Our Karate for Children program is a fun outlet for kids that is built upon the foundations of our martial arts values to provide your child with both mental and physical advantages. The progressive ranking system and character focused lesson plan is a fun and rewarding program that is designed to promote the following in your child: Confidence, Respect, Honor, Discipline, Self Esteem, Coordination, Strength and Flexibility, and Sportsmanship. Our lesson plan emphasizes achievement based on merit, teaching our students to set goals, overcome obstacles and celebrate their victories. We maintain an open, energetic, and fun environment without compromising the lessons that will carry forward into their social and academic lives. For more information and link to classes, email: email@example.com
Story Shifters theatre arts residencies were specifically designed for students with medical, physical, and neurological impairments, including students on the autism spectrum and students with special needs.
Available classes include: Sign and Sing (preschoolers), Story Shifters and Shifting Shakespeare (elementary age)
For more information on programs or to register, please email Kimberly Strafford at Kimberly.Strafford@gmail.com
For your families in town...we have two free videos for them! One is a video with 35 really fun hands-on science experiments that they can do at home and the other is a fun family fitness challenge to keep us all in shape while we have all this time off.
Viking SportsViking Sports has decided to make videos of sports drills and games that parents can do with their kids. Our goal is to release a new video at least once a week on Tuesday mornings at 9am. Over time we hope this growing collection of videos provides a helpful resource to families during this trying time. These videos can be found here: https://www.vikingcamps.com/ideas/
Garden/Farm Explorers: Waltham Fields Community Farm hope to see you in our online classroom (Google Classrooms) where our educators will bring the Farm to YOU! Our educators look forward to connecting with you through interactive videos, classroom challenges, springtime recipes and crafts you can do together at home with household items; along with the farm, nutrition and environmental lessons you would expect from an on-site Learning Garden Program. You can find more information on our website here regarding our free Youtube channel and the Remote Learning Garden Programs at http://communityfarms.org/programs/education/
Little Sprouts - Waltham Fields Community Farm hope to see you in our Remote Learning Garden where our educators will bring the Farm to YOU! We hope to stay connected through interactive videos, read-a-louds, sing alongs, recipes and crafts you can do together at home; along with the farm, nutrition and environmental lessons you would expect from an on-site Little Sprouts program session. We have a pay-what-you-can registration (which includes full scholarships) to enable any family to register for the Remote Learning Garden Program for their toddlers (Little Sprouts) or their School-Agers. You can find more information on our website here regarding our free Youtube channel and the Remote Learning Garden Program athttp://communityfarms.org/programs/education/
Yoga with Katy Potts
Increase strength, flexibility, balance while improving circulation, breathing and manage stress.