Keep your mind sharp year round with a variety of enrichment courses. These courses are designed to help your child expand their learning and explore new skills.

Testimonial from parent of class participant -  My daughter has been attending the Read with Ease program at Westminster Rec Center for several months. She has made great improvement with her reading comprehension, accuracy, and fluency of her reading. She improved almost 20 points on her map test from the beginning of the year to the end year. The magical part is my daughter enjoys the class and looks forward to attending every week!!  Thank you for opening showing my daughter the joy of reading.

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Babysitting Bootcamp
Become the best sitter in your neighborhood! You’ll be certified in Infant/Child CPR and learn health, safety, emergency skills, basic first aid, bathing, toy and home safety, and common illnesses. Refine your leadership skills and résumé for your babysitting business. Bring a sack lunch.  Ages:  11-18  Activity number 113701-1A

Chess-Beginning
Chess-Beg Learn the basics of chess while reinforcing good sportsmanship. You will be introduced in the setup, moves, illegal moves, end game and more. "Hands-on" play reinforces lessons learned. Ages: 6-16

Chess-Advanced
Review the basics, reinforce good habits, and practice good sportsmanship. Learn special moves and expand on the end game with emphasis on advanced chess scenarios. "Hands-on" play reinforces lessons learned.  Prerequisite: Must know how all the pieces move, how to facilitate checkmate, and be able to observe and focus while peers are playing.  Ages: 8-19.

Read With Ease 
This class develops and strengthens reading skills using phonemic awareness and decoding strategies. Lessons include literature, reader's theater activities, and games. Individualized curriculum will be provided and instructors are available to assist with homework in the subject areas of reading, writing, spelling, and social studies. If you have an individualized school assessment please share with our instructors.  

Creative Writing
New description is Take your writing to the next level and let your creativity soar! You’ll learn writing techniques while creating a five-part story Ages 8+

Fun with Learning
Description: Learn more about geography, math, science, reading and writing by playing board games. Ages 8+
 

STEM Enrichment

Unplugged Gaming with LEGO® Material
Level up your LEGO® Engineering skills in this arcade-inspired experience.  Build go-karts to race Mario, blast asteroids with Star Fox and build with your Animal Crossing friends! Ages 5-7

Next Level Gaming with LEGO® Material
Give the controller a rest and take your LEGO® Engineering skills to the next level by barrel blasting with Donkey Kong, flinging fireballs with Mario, and battling foes with Kirby. Ages 8-12

Animal Adventures with LEGO® Material
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Ages 5-7

Wizarding World of Engineering with LEGO® Material
Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Visit Diagon Alley, play a game of Quidditch, and duel the evil Lord Voldemort. Ages 7-12

Enchanted Engineering with LEGO® Materials
Build and play with your favorite fairy tales! Help Cinderella make it home, fly with Peter Pan, and outwit the Queen of Hearts with Alice. Ages 5-7

MARVELous Engineering Using LEGO® Materials
Use LEGO® to help Thor retrieve Mjolnir, swing around with Spider-man, and tell Hulk to “Smash!”  Our journey will take us to battles in this world and beyond! Ages 7-12

Science Camp
Perform new, fun, and exciting experiments each week related to age-appropriate scientific concepts.  Supplies included.  There are two Science Soup sessions for ages 5-8 and two Science Stew session for ages 9-12.  Check out class description on the registration page or in the Activity Guide for more details about each!
 

Please Note

Our instructors are not legally delegated to administer emergency or regularly scheduled medications during these classes. If your child has an allergy or medical issue that requires medication we ask that you please remain on site during their class time. We will make every attempt to accommodate allergy restrictions/dietary issues. Please notify us of these needs upon registration.