Youth Programs


Are you ready to find your inner Picasso? Participants are guided through easy step-by-step instructions to paint a canvas. Each class features a new and different piece of original artwork that is simple to create and fun to show off to family and friends. All art supplies are included and no art experience needed. 

Session 1: Watercolors

6-10WOct 4, 11, 184:30-5:30 pm$20 D, $25 ND (per class)$55 D, $70 ND (all 3 classes)

Session 2: Acrylic Paints

10-14WNov 1 ,8, 154:30-5:30 pm$20 D, $25 ND (per class)$55 D, $70 ND (all 3 classes)

Babysitter Training

Learn proper babysitting business practices, feeding, diapering, emergency recognition and response, basic first aid and more. Students will receive a card endorsed by American Red Cross for babysitter training. Please bring sack lunch and a snack.

SNov 189 am - 4 pm$90 D, $100 ND


Weekly themed activities will get your kids up and moving during their school breaks. Participants spend time doing arts and crafts, organized physical activities in the gymnasium, open swim in the pool, and a daily field trip. Please bring sack lunch, water bottle, swimsuit, towel and any other items needed. Registration closes one week prior to each session. Age: 6-12

Thanksgiving Break

MW Nov 20, 22    7:30 am-6 pm  $45 D, $50 ND (per day)$80 D, $90 ND (two days)

Winter Break

MWFDec 18, 20, 227:30 am-6 pm  $45 D, $50 ND (per day) $120 D, $135 ND (all 3 days)

Bennett's Karate

Uechi  Ryu Karate Do is a karate style of the Uechi family in Okinawa, Japan.  It is derived from Pangainoon Kung Fu developed in Southern China  pertaining to the three animal systems; Dragon, Tiger, and Crane. This  is a structured class promoting self-defense, coordination, balance, and  self-control for all ages and skill levels. Age: 7 and up 

Days & Times: 

Thursdays, 6:45-7:45 pm and Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am

Location: Carbon Valley Recreation Center

Fee: $49 D, $59 ND per session                                                                   To only attend Thursday or Saturday, the fee is $37 D, $47 ND per session. Additional Costs/Information Karate  equipment is bought through the instructor, not through the Carbon  Valley Recreation Center. Testing is held at Bennett’s Karate school in Erie.

Uniform (“gi”), belt, patch package: $50
Student membership: 
 $35 paid annually
Belt testing and class cancellations due to recreation center closures will be made up at Bennett's Karate dojo in Erie.