Burlingame Recreation Center Has Something for Everyone

Raziel Ungar

November 22nd, 2011 - 2 min read
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One of the most valuable resources in Burlingame is the Burlingame Recreation Center. Located right next to Washington Park (and a few minute walk from downtown Burlingame Avenue), the Center has activities for everyone, from babies and toddlers to teens, adults and seniors. If you have not yet visited the Rec Center, you are missing out on a multitude of fantastic programs and classes.

Little ones, 18 months – 4 years of age can experience My First Art Class. Projects are age appropriate and children can explore materials (and make a mess) in their own way. The class ends with singing and dancing.

The Little Gamers – Junior Sports Academy is designed to enhance emotional growth, develop motor and cognitive skills and teach sports fundamentals to 3 – 6 year olds, just when they are beginning to learn about sports. Children are exposed to jumping, running, throwing, kicking and catching, all in a positive, non-competitive environment. The safe and creative environment allows children to express themselves and interact with different objects and other children.

If you’re looking for an alternative to a single-sport camp, try the Holiday Multi-Sport Fun Camp for children ages 5 – 14. Dodge Ball, Basketball, Volleyball and Kick Ball are but a few of the games that are offered. Children will learn hand-eye coordination, agility and teamwork while enjoying their favorite sports.

In addition to after school enrichment programs that will help students with their school work, there are classes for older children and teens ranging from dance to fashion design, to babysitting to driver education to etiquette!

With the holidays coming, you might be thinking about the winter school break. The rec center offers Winter Camp, a four or 5 day program for children grades K – 5, where your child will meet new friends, play games and create art projects. If you only need partial child care, the Winter Break Day-At-A-Time Camp may be just what you need. These winter camps fill up quickly, so be sure to register early.

The rec center is not just for children and teens. There are courses in healthy eating, French, parenting, sign language and more. There are fitness classes in Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, karate and fencing. Take a class in ballroom or belly dancing, tap or ballet. If you’d rather learn to play piano or guitar there are music instruction classes too.

Take a day trip to various places of interest and casinos, or try a golf, tennis or ice skating lesson. Learn about computers, photography, sewing or knitting. Maybe you’ve always wanted to paint or make jewelry. There is even a class on raising backyard chickens!

For active adults and seniors there are computer and exercise classes, free blood pressure screening on Thursdays, and there is a weekly Bingo & Bag Lunch on the last Tuesday of every month. Come for a free lunch and dessert, meet friends or make new and play Bingo. Fridays is “Drop-In for Active Adults” day, where you can play bridge, card games, checkers, etc. Bring your own partner or come by yourself. All of the necessary materials will be waiting for you, as will free coffee and refreshments. There is no fee, so come have some fun.

For all the information you need, download the Activities Guide, which lists all of the activities, dates and fees.

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