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Youth Programs & Activities

The Medina Rec offers a variety of creative recreational programs for the youth of Medina. These programs provide a positive outlet for children, and some programs offer parents the opportunity to spend quality time with their kids in structured programs that focus on fun, learning and personal development.  Sign up for activities here:

Chess Class

Ages 5-16 on Thursdays at 4pm - 5pm

This class will teach students to love and excel at the game of chess. Chess is an interactive game with countless benefits! Chess has been proven to improve a child's IQ, attention span, and reading test scores through numerous studies over the years. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of the game while simultaneously working on improving their concentration, strategic thinking and forward logic. Students will also learn to evaluate the consequences of their decisions before springing to action and learn multiple ways to win through guided, interactive instruction, while having fun with their opponents.

Wiggle, Giggle, & Stories

Ages 3-5 on Mondays at 10am

This is a four week series where children will work on different locomotor movements, through games and activities. Coach Cheryl will also include stories and crafts based on the weekly themes. We will play, create and have a TON of fun!

Themes for this Series: Farm, Fall and Halloween

Medina Rec Dance Classes! 

Introduction to Dance

This program is a 50 minute class that will introduce particpants to a variety of dance styles. Including ballet, jazz, pop/hip hop, and tap. A great class for beginners!

Mini Movers Dance

This is a 45 minute class focused on creative movement while introducing ballet techniques. We will focus primarly on movement milestones for this age group!

Tiny Tots Parent/Child Dance

This is a 30 minute parent/child class for ages 18 months - 2 years. We will introduce dance technique through developing gross motor skills. This class involves alot of music and games to keep children stay engaged and active!

Youth Art Class

Sign up now for a fun 6-week Art class that explores your creative side. Activities include: drawing, painting, crafts, and much more! Each class the students will take home a new project to put on display at home! For particpants grades 1st through 5th. Sign up here:


In this American Red Cross Course, students learn to make good decisions, solve problems and handle emergencies, such as injuries, illness and household accidents while caring for children and infants. Students will taught basiic first aid and choking (no certification given). The fee includes 2 books and a CD. Bring a pencil, pen, paper and a baby doll to class. Drinks are permitted

Rascal Room

The Medina Rec Rascal room is our child watch. This is an opportunity to drop your child off while you workout or swim but must stay in the building. Rascal Room is open on Tuesdays 8am - 11am for ages 18 months - 10 years. The price is one punch of a class punch card gets you 90 minutes of time. 

  • Purchase a 5-class punch card that can be used for Rascal Room or an Aerobics Class. Punch cards do not expire. Member: $25, Non-member: $40


Instructor: Sensei Hale

Shorin-Ryu Karate comes from Okinawa, the birthplace of Karate. Evasive techniques, blocks, strikes, kicks and pressure point applications. Shorin-Ryu Karate is neither a hard nor soft style of Karate. Learn Okinawan weapons - Bo, Sai, Nunchaku & more.

Karate I - ages 8-12 meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 pm

Karate II - ages 12 & up meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 pm

Sparring Class - open to all ages - Saturdays from 10:15 to 11:15 am

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