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The City of Hercules offers a wide variety of recreation classes that cater to all ages and help to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our classes provide a great opportunity to have fun and exercise while interacting with others in a safe environment.

Sign up now to enjoy your own recreation experience.

Contact Us:

Vanessa Flores,
Recreation Leader III
Call: (510) 799-8290
Email: vflores@ci.hercules.ca.us  

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Become an Instructor
If you are interested in teaching a hobby or class and becoming an Instructor with the City of Hercules, please view our Independent Contracted Instructor Handbook and the checklist of items you'll need to submit if proposing to teach a class. For questions or to submit a class proposal contact Vanessa Flores, Recreation Leader III, at (510) 799-8291 or via e-mail at vflores@ci.hercules.ca.us.

Crazy Chem Works (Ages 6-12)
Use your hands as a real Mad Scientist in this whirlwind class on how a lab works! Students will learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Earthtrek (Ages 4-6)
Discover why planet Earth is a perfect place for life to flourish- not too big, not too small, not too hot, not too cold, just right for us and the millions of other living things! In our exploration of the earth we will discover the importance of weather and how it affects us. Students will test their earthquake knowledge with a shake table experiment and then erupt their very own volcanoes in class! For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Energy Blast (Ages 4-6)
Be amazed as we fish for feathers with electrons and conduct hair raising experiments with an electrostatic generator. Discover the light properties of colors, use a prism to separate the wavelengths of light, and mix things up with a Technicolor Blender. Watch an underwater volcano demonstrate the properties of heat and bounce with Boinks while connecting with kinetic energy. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Engineering Mania (Ages 6-12)
Peeking into the fundamentals of Physics, the simple machines that engineers use to make life easier, see how they can be combined to make marvelous machines, from bridges to planes, balloons and catapults. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Lego Jedi Engineering Camp (Ages 5-10)
The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Oil Painting (Ages 6+)
Have fun while learning to draw, paint, design, mix colors, and combine colors, lights, shadows, and composition perspective.
For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Tahitian Dance Class (Ages 2.5-16)
Come join this fun and exciting atmosphere for both kids and adults in learning the basics of Tahitian Dance movements while getting a cardiovascular workout at the same time!
For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Karate (Ages 7+)
Students will learn the basic fighting skills of Karate, self-discipline, self-esteem and confidence in protecting themselves.  We teach each student to know the danger of people and to protect themselves if he or she is in a threatening situation.  Karate will help you develop physical strength, coordination, and mental focus.  Over time your body and mind will become stronger.  Karate is an activity that is fun and for the whole family!  We offer the first month free and family discounts, visit www.herculeskaratedojo.com for more information. Sign up today!
For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Beginning Little Dragons (Ages 3.5-7)
We will introduce the fundamentals through practice, play, games, and songs. Class will focus on providing exercises for the students to hone in on their own body awareness, strength building, individual and group interaction and prepare them for the next level in their karate career. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Intermediate Little Dragons (Ages 4.5-7)
We will introduce the fundamentals through practice, play, games, and repetition. Class will focus on providing exercises for the students to be perceptive of their body and strength, flexibility and strength training, individual and group interaction and prepare them for the next level in their Karate career. Must have instructors permission prior to enrolling. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration. 

Advanced Little Dragons (Ages 4.5-7)  
Specifically for our most advanced white with yellow stripe belts, our goal will be to focus on kata movements and refine our karate skills while best preparing each child for their transition to the next level class. Must have instructors permission prior to enrolling. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Introduction to Speech Writing (Ages 6-9)
Students learn how to write a good speech in six easy steps, which are: 1) Understand why and who 2) Label the sections of the speech 3) Decide the opening and the closing 4) Create the body of the speech 5) Make it interesting 6) Preparing for critical thinking and spontaneous changes. Additionally, they learn the importance of writing like they talk, making it personal. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Debates and Public Speaking (Ages 10-14)
Each student will learn to write a well-structured and engaging speech, along with different styles such as narrative, descriptive, cause and effect, compare and contrast, process analysis, and persuasive. In debate, students will argue on a variety of their age appropriate topics in various formats. It improves students’ general knowledge on various current affairs topics, as they debate and understand both sides of the topic. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.

Personal Finance/Banking and Investments (Ages 10-16)
Middle school is an excellent time to start learning about money management which helps in creating a foundation for students to become financially independent in their lives later. This course teaches the different types of vehicles in which they can invest their money to grow. They learn the risks and returns involved in each of the types of investments, as well as understand the strategies to use before selecting any method. For class schedule or to register, use our online registration.


 

Last updated: 11/22/2016 4:11:46 PM