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Coronavirus Update:  Shelter in place advisories for Contra Costa effective now until April 7, 2020.  For the latest information on what the City is doing to keep us all healthy and safe, click here or visit www.ci.hercules.ca.us/coronavirus.

Group Photo of Teen Program Participants
Our goal is to provide programming that will foster human development, promote health and wellness, and increase cultural unity with life experiences. As our youth grow into teens, we want to give them a sense of belonging to the community and empower them to gain the confidence and ownership needed. Come out and enjoy the programs and activities at the Teen Center "T.H.E. S.P.O.T." (Teens of Hercules Empowering through Spirit, Perseverance, Outreach, & Teamwork).

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*** Due to the shelter in place order over the concern of COVID-19 and its effects on all of our lives, the Parks and Recreation Department will be doing the following with regards to our Preschool, Breakfast Club, Afterschool and Teen programs…

New fall registration Information for 2020-2021 school year

Current families: Preschool/Breakfast Club/Afterschool (RAP)/Teens

Priority registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be extended to April 15. Current families can register between March 23 and April 15. 

To register: Look for the registration packet that will be sent via email. Delivery of completed packet along with payment may be done through one of the methods outlined below.

Public registration: Preschool/Breakfast Club/Afterschool (RAP)/Teens

Public registration will now begin on April 20, and will be accepted during REC EXPO WEEK April 20-24. 

*The REC EXPO WEEK 10% discount does not apply to the above programs. However, you can receive a 10% discount off other programs and classes the Park and Recreation department offers if paid in full. 

Assuming the shelter in place order we will still be in effect, there will be three ways to drop off your registration packets and take payment.

  • Email: PRRegistration@ci.hercules.ca.us
  • Drop-box (open 24 hours): at CSC 2001 Refugio Valley Road
  • Phone: (510) 799-8291 

Payment:

There are two (2) acceptable forms of payment: either by check or credit card. Each packet will have a credit card form attached to the registration packet on the back page. If paying by check, attach to check to packet. 

If shelter in place has been lifted, the Community Swim Center will take registration from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during REC EXPO week. Since all this information is still very fluid and constantly changing/updating, we will plan to send more communication as we get closer.  Thank you for your support and patience during this unprecedented time, and above all stay safe. ***

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 The SPOT After School Program (Grades 6th-8th)
The SPOT is just the place to help with homework and socialize with your peers in an exhilarating, fun, and safe environment. Our energetic staff will provide many activities such as arts and crafts, sports, and a variety of team building games and events that are catered exclusively for 6th-8th graders. Teens will be able to experience various activities:

Students are to check-in after school, outside of the Hercules Middle School Multi-Purpose Room where the basketball courts are located. After check-in, staff will escort the teens to the Hercules Teen Center.

 Junior Staff in Training (Ages 14-18)
Our energetic staff will help train and mentor you in preparation of your first job! Learn how to go through an interview process, demonstrate professionalism, understanding customer service, assist in leading group games and so much more! 

You will have the opportunity to train at the Teen Center, Community Center, Swim Center, and Senior Center. 

New Members: $50 per school year (includes Junior Staff T-Shirt)

 Online Driver's Education
DMV allows teens to receive their Learner's Permit at age 15 1/2 and a license at age 16. This class is the first required step that must be completed. This is an online course with videos, animated driving scenarios and sample test questions. To register, please our online registration.
 X-Fit Boot Camp

X-Fit Boot Camp is an inspiring, fun and challenging group fitness class designed to benefit everyone from a first-timer to a seasoned athlete.  Bringing together elements of athletic conditioning, strength training, core and functional training, body weight exercise, stretching and plyometric training, the X-Fit Boot Camp is scalable to individual needs and is designed to improve your quality of life.

 

 X-Fit Lil Ninja Training

Would you like your child to be the next American Ninja Warrior?  X-Fit Lil' Ninja Warrior is designed for all levels.  This is a non-competitive program that helps your child develop gross motor skills, core strength, balance, and control of their body in an athletic atmosphere.  Your Lil' Ninjas will be getting fit while overcoming obstacle courses.