Ball Pit

Summer Session

EVERY STUDENT MUST PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP.

Enrollment will begin Monday, May 20, 2024.

Our spring session runs from July 9, 2024 through August 31, 2024

Session membership is $175.00 per student.

The first step for enrolling is to enroll the student in membership. The second step is to enroll them in the specific classes.

The membership fee includes two (2) in-person classes and unlimited on-line classes. Each additional in-person class is $50.00. If student takes just one class (either in-person or on-line) their account will be credited $85.00.

NOTE: Cooking classes have an additional $25.00 materials fee to help off-set the cost of food.

All classes are in person unless otherwise noted.

We have several new classes this session – take a look!

Drop-In Feature for our Smash Brothers/Gaming Night. See class description for details.

New families: scroll down below the class schedule for sign up instructions!

Returning families: click below to sign in to JackRabbit and register for classes.

Open House

June 17 and 18, 3:30-5 p.m. Interested in checking us out? Come tour our Inclusive Community Center, meet our teachers, make a craft and have a snack. FREE and open to all ages! Reserve your spot >

Free Workshop

July 12, 9:30-11 a.m. What to Expect: Moving from Early Intervention to School with Alison Greene. If your child is turning 3, this workshop will cover what you need to know about IEPs, 504 plans, and the steps to take that will ensure your child makes a successful transition from Early Intervention to preschool. Childcare will be provided during the workshop. Sign up >

Summer Session: July 9 – August 31, 2024

Tuesday

(FULL) Friendship Band - Ages 16+, 4-5 p.m.

This class is closed and does not allow additional sign-ups, however we hope to add another Friendship Band in the near future, so if interested please let us know!

“We got the rock and roll beat! We’ll knock you off our feet! We are the Friendship Band!”

This class is closed and does not allow for additional sign-ups. However, we hope to add another Friendship Band in the future so, if you are interested, please let us know!

Come join in the fun of making music with the Friendship Band, Whole Children’s resident rock group. This session, we will meet to play our old hits and create new songs together. We will explore writing lyrics, composing melodies, and matching rhythms as a group. We will continue to generate ideas for the Friendship Band’s LIVE performances – including costumes, choreography, and adding video to the gigs. Like the song says, “Friendship is a good idea, the best ideas will save the world!”

Performers must consent to being photographed and videoed and are expected to participate in a number of community performances.

Voice Acting - Ages 12+, 4–5 p.m. Online

Get ready to play and learn about the power of your voice in this introduction to the basics of voice acting! Over the course of a few weeks we will warm up our voices, practice the building blocks of character creation and become more comfortable using our fabulous voices! Come prepared to make lots of silly sounds and laugh! This class is best suited for students who are comfortable reading or memorizing small amounts of text with the help of an adult. We will be conducting classes over Zoom, please find a quiet, comfortable space as class audio may be recorded for projects.

Yoga Dance - Ages 16+, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Move to the sounds of fabulous music at your own pace to improve flexibility, strength and balance. Experience a reduction in stress, improved cardiovascular fitness, and well-being of body, mind and spirit in a warm and welcoming group setting.

Joyful Chorus - All Ages, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Encapsulating the spirit of Whole Children, our Joyful Chorus is a truly inclusive and, of course, joyful opportunity for students to come together in song. We are a performance group, singing at events all over the valley.

This class is supported by a grant from the Department of Developmental Services. Singers must consent to being photographed and videoed, and are expected to participate in a number of community performances.

Wednesday

Boundaries and Relationships - Ages 18+, 4-5 p.m.

Our Boundaries and Relationships class provides students with the building blocks of creating relationships of all types and understanding that boundaries are needed to have safe, healthy relationships.

This session we will be focusing on healthy relationships and dating.

(IT'S BACK!) Kids Dance - Ages 8-12, 4-5 p.m.

In this class we learn the basic techniques of different dance styles including jazz, hip hop, modern, and ballet. We kick it off with an energetic warm up and then continue to skill building. We end each class learning a fun dance routine!

(NEW!) Intro to Table-top/Role-playing Games - Ages 10+, 4-5:30 p.m.

Interested in learning table-top role-playing games (TTRPGs), like Dungeons & Dragons, but get overwhelmed by the amount of reading, writing and rules you need to know just to play?

In this class we’ll playtest the Milestones Adventure System, a brand-new and easy-to-learn TTRPG system created by staff with our community in mind. This puts the focus on the storytelling and role-playing aspects rather than complicated rules, and is designed with all skill levels in mind.

This class is mainly for newcomers learning the basics, but veteran players are welcome too.

(IT'S BACK!) Adult Dance - Ages 16+, 5-6 p.m.

In this class we learn the basic techniques of different dance styles including jazz, hip hop, modern, and ballet. We kick it off with an energetic warm up and then continue to skill building. We end each class learning a fun dance routine!

Minecraft - All Ages, 4-5 p.m. Online

Join us in the pixelated world of Minecraft, where gamers explore and build to their hearts’ content! On our designated Minecraft server, students interact with one another while being in the game world, and while chatting with their friends online. Teachers are ready to help those just learning to play, and to model appropriate social skills. Minecraft at Whole Children promotes cooperation and enhances students’ ability to negotiate space and resources.

Note: “Minecraft Java Edition” is required to play with other students on our servers. A personal account can be purchased at Minecraft.net for $26.95. Other versions of Minecraft, such as Win 10 or Bedrock, are not compatible with our servers.

Thursday

(NEW!) Theater Games - Ages 16+, 4-5 p.m.

Join us for a new class that helps you develop your theater skills to prepare for our yearly performance. Play lots of theater games and become more confident performing in front of others, while having lots of fun and making new friends!

(NEW DAY!) Cooking - Ages 16+, 4-5:30 p.m.

Come cook something with your friends! Students work on practical cooking skills while finding new foods to try. They will each get a chance to suggest a dish that we will do our best to recreate. And of course, at the end of class we will get to enjoy the meal together! Some nights we will be making food right before a special event, such as the potluck social or one of our dances. In those cases, we will be making extra food for people to share.

Note: All cooking classes have a $25.00 materials fee to help cover the cost of food.

Friday

Kids Kung-Fu - Ages 6-12, 4-5 p.m.

In Indonesian Kung-fu, or “Silat,” students learn both physical and verbal self-defense and martial arts skills with a focus on cooperation, respect, self-awareness and self-control.  Students earn stripes and belts at their own pace while learning the values of hard work and determination. Each session culminates in a presentation and board-breaking demonstration! Families may purchase shirt, belt and pants from the instructor.

(IT'S BACK!) Photography - Ages 13+, 4-5 p.m.

Say Cheese! Do you love taking pictures or being in them? Do you want to learn more about taking great photos while having a super fun time? Well you’re in luck! We are offering Photography class on Friday evenings again! We learn what to look for and how to “critique” a photo and explore different styles of photography, such as portrait, nature, documentary, abstract, and photo-filters. A “virtual gallery” of the pictures we create will be displayed at the end of the session.

Note: This class is outdoors weather permitting. 

(NEW!) Jam Band - Ages 16+, 4-5 p.m.

Come hang out and jam with our new Milestones Jam Band! No experience with instruments needed- just an interest in getting together and making some sweet music. If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it to show off your skills! Can’t wait to jam!

Dungeons and Dragons - Ages 13+, 4-6 p.m. Online

From dungeons to dragons and everything in-between! Come take part in a unique role-playing experience where you and other members of your adventuring party create characters, overcome obstacles and explore the world. Veteran players and newcomers are welcome.

Adult Kung-Fu - Ages 16+, 5-6 p.m.

In Indonesian Kung-fu, or “Silat,” students learn both physical and verbal self-defense and martial arts skills with a focus on cooperation, respect, self-awareness and self-control.  Students earn stripes and belts at their own pace while learning the values of hard work and determination. Each session culminates in a presentation and board-breaking demonstration! Families may purchase shirt, belt and pants from the instructor.

Super Smash Bros - All Ages, 6:30-8 p.m. Online (bi-weekly)

Join us every other week for a Super Smash Tournament! Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, there’s a place for everyone. Come join in the excitement, make new friends, and experience the thrill of gaming together!

(Non-members can drop into one class during the session. The drop-in price is $10.00. Call us to sign up for a specific day!)

If you are new to our online classes you will need a few things to be able to join in:
• A free discord account so you can join our voice chat.
• For Super Smash Brothers you will need a Nintendo Switch with an online subscription. As well as a copy of ‘super smash bros ultimate’.

NOTE: We have a Nintendo Online Subscription that you can join for $10.00 per year. There are only seven (7) slots available and are given on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact us for further information.

NOTE: If you have a friend who’d like to join you for a gaming night, who is not a member of Whole Children, they can drop into one class per session for a cost of $10.00.

Saturday

Movement and Play - Ages 4-7, 10-10:45 a.m.

This social group for young folk focuses on expanding communication by meeting kids at their developmental level and building their strengths. The class will be divided into two parts, first focusing on fine motor activities through art and play, and then on gross motor skills in our Movement Room space.

(NEW!) Intro to Playground Games - Ages 7-10, 11-11:45 a.m.

Do you love playing games with others, but the rules can be confusing? Are you unsure how to invite people to join? Come check out our Intro to Playground Games class where we play classic games like four-square, Simon Says, red light/green light and so much more!

Anime Lunch Club - Ages 13+, 12-1:30 p.m.

Relax and watch anime with your friends! Many think of anime as a genre, but it is actually just another way that stories can be told with many different genres to explore. This class offers a forum for everyone to share their favorite shows with each other, which treats us to a large variety of storytelling and art. Anime can contain both constructive and somewhat questionable messages about society and values, so during and after the film our teachers invite students to participate in thoughtful discussion while also cracking a few jokes and gushing about our favorite characters. Because we will be watching during lunchtime, feel free to bring a nut-free lunch!

Saturday Cooking Class - Ages 16+, 12-1:30 p.m.

Come cook something with your friends on the weekend! Students work on practical cooking skills while finding new foods to try. They each get a chance to suggest a dish that we do our best to recreate. And of course, at the end of class, we get to enjoy the meal together!

Note: All cooking classes have a $25.00 materials fee to help cover the cost of food.

Art - Ages 13+, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

We do a little bit of everything in this class – drawing, painting, fiber arts, collage and more! This class is for everyone with an interest in exploring the visual arts, whether you’re an accomplished artist or someone looking to discover your creative side.

Legos, Trains & More - Ages 13+, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

We set out all kinds of building materials each class for students to explore: trains, K’NEX, blocks, and of course, Legos. They can build by themselves or cooperatively with others, and we make sure to take time at the end to share our creations. Talking and sharing among the group is strongly encouraged and usually one of the best parts!

Lawn Games - Ages 13+, 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Bocci, Badminton, corn hole and more! Join us this Spring for some fun outside. Learn to play some new games while hanging out with your friends. Do you have another game you love to play outside? Bring it to share with the group! (Gym is available on days when the weather does not want to cooperate.)

Video Game and Minecraft Club - All Ages, 2:45-4 p.m.

We have combined our in-person Minecraft and general Video Game Club for the session. Join us in-person to play with your friends in Smash Brothers, Pokémon or maybe your favorite indie game! Play alone and talk with others or connect in games with multiplayer functionality and play together. We usually play games on the Nintendo Switch console, but feel free to bring along any games you want to share or talk about.

Note: A Nintendo Online subscription is required to play certain Switch games like Smash Brothers or Animal Crossing.

If you are more of a Minecraft enthusiast, join us in the pixelated world of Minecraft, where gamers explore and build to their hearts’ content! On our designated Minecraft server students interact with one another while being in the game world and while chatting with their friends online. Teachers are ready to help those just learning to play, and to model appropriate social skills.

Note: “Minecraft Java Edition” is required to play with other students on our servers. A personal account can be purchased at Minecraft.net for $26.95. Other versions of Minecraft, such as Win 10 or Bedrock, are not compatible with our servers.

Special Events

Tuesday June 25, 4-5 p.m. Tech Demo and How to Discord Workshop for parents and students

Come by the ICC and meet with our staff to work through any tech issues so you can be ready for the upcoming summer session! We can show you how to set up your Switch, help make a Minecraft account and show you what the heck Discord is!

Friday July 12, 9-11 a.m. Children’s playgroup coupled with a 9:30-11 a.m. Parent workshop- “What to Expect: Moving from Early Intervention to School”

Getting ready for preschool is an exciting time! If your child is turning 3, this free workshop will cover what you need to know about IEPs, 504 plans, and the steps to take that will ensure your child makes a successful transition from Early Intervention to preschool. This is an important time in your little one’s life, and knowing what to expect will smooth the way!

There will be a play group for kids at the same time (two birds one stone!)

Register now!

Friday July 26, 6-8 p.m. In-person Movie Night, All Ages

Join us for an in-person and all-ages movie night at the ICC! We’ll pop the corn, dim the lights and have a blast! Enjoying a film together is a great way to build community and deepen friendships, so come watch a fun film, laugh together and make some great memories! The movie is yet to be determined. We will ensure the movie is appropriate for all ages, but it may be rated up to PG-13.

Thursday August 8, 6-8 p.m. Adult Karaoke Social, Ages 16+

Join us to sing your favorite songs while the rest of us cheer you on! This is an adult event to meet new and old friends and spend a fun night sharing our talents with our community. Light snacks (GF and not) will be provided. Please call ahead if you’d like to bring anything.

Future Classes – We Want to Hear From You!

Is there a class you’d like to see us offer? Something you want us to know about our existing classes? Let us know!

Group hug outside
Person drawing Pokémon
People playing with trains
Volleyball in the Park
Kid doing kung fu
People Singing Outside
Girl in ball pit

NEW FAMILIES

Step 1: If you are new to Whole Children/Milestones Recreation, click the button below to fill out registration forms.

Step 2: After you’ve filled out and submitted all registration forms, click the button below. Watch the video for instructions on how to sign up for our portal and enroll in classes.

Remember, please first sign up for the summer membership before choosing specific classes.

RETURNING FAMILIES

Click below to sign in to JackRabbit and register for classes.

Links for Zoom classes will be emailed to members when payment has been received, and when registration forms have been submitted.

For Discord, the current link will remain accessible to the general public, regardless of membership status, for sending private messages to friends; and it will be moderated by teachers. However, only members will be able to take part in weekly Discord-accessible classes, and only members will have access to the server’s voice chat function.

Scholarships available. See details and download the form here.

Questions? Please email the front desk or call (413) 585-8010.