Virtual PRCR

Virtual ProgrammingThis is your place for fun, education and resources through these uncertain times! We are committed to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grown meaningful relationships and continue to have unique experiences.

While we miss seeing you on a daily basis, it is our goal to bring resources right to you and your families with the hope of making it easier for you to prioritize your health and well-being.

Our recreation team has been hard at work putting together an exciting line-up of virtual classes for you and your family to enjoy while at home due to COVID-19. 

Visit this page often and follow us on Facebook for updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained and informed.

 

Special Events

Monster Dash Virtual 5K & Kids 1-Mile Fun Run 

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host a Halloween-themed virtual 5K and kids’ 1-mile fun run (ages 12 and under) October 24-31. Over those seven days, participants in both virtual races can walk or run the prescribed distance at any location they choose. Costumes are optional but encouraged.

Online registration for the Monster Dash Virtual 5K and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run is available through Friday, Oct. 16, at https://wakeforestnc.recdesk.com/Community/Home. The entry fee for the virtual 5K is $20, while the fee for the virtual Fun Run is $10. Participants in the virtual 5K will receive a race packet comprised of a T-shirt, drawstring bag and participation medal. The Fun Run race packet will include a T-shirt and treat bag. Race packets will be available for pick up Thursday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m. at Joyner Park Community Center, 701 Harris Road. During pickup, please remain in your vehicle, and a staff member will bring your kit to you.

  •  October 24-31 | 5K: $20 | Fun Run: $10

For more information, contact Monica Lileton

  

Music

Broadway Babes (ages 3-5) 

Broadway bound boys and girls join us to explore music with a musical theater spin! Your little performer will love learning all aspects of music while developing their dancing and acting skills. While we focus on having fun making music, your preschooler will build their ability to keep rhythm, win on pitch, move to music, express the mood of a song, recall choreography, and confidently sing to a wide variety of music, including showtunes!

  • Thu | Oct 22-Dec 10 | 9:45 am-10:30 am | Resident: $45 Non-Resident: $60 Virtual Only: $34

For more information, contact Shawn Monday

 

Elementary Music (ages 5-9) 

Get ready to make musical memories! As we sing, move, play, listen, and interpret music, your school-age musicians will confidently demonstrate their budding musicianship skills. Music is such an important part of a child’s development. It is mathematical, scientific, linguistic, physical, artistic, and just plain fun! Don’t miss this opportunity to join your fellow musicians on this musical journey. 

  • Thu | Oct 22-Dec 10 | 10:45 am-11:30 am | Virtual: $29  

For more information, contact Shawn Monday

 

Culinary

Cooking for FUN Jr. Chefs (ages 7-13) 

Introduce yourself to the joys of preparing fun and nutritious foods. Explore new foods, try exotic flavors, and build confidence in the kitchen. 

  • Thu | Sep 24 | 4:30 pm-6 pm | Virtual Only: $23 | Menu: Veggie Pizza en Bobli  

  • Thu | Oct 15 | 4:30-6 pm | Virtual: $23 | Menu: Gnocchi w/ Broccoli 

  • Thu | Oct 29 | 4:30-6 pm | Virtual: $23 | Menu: Breakfast Omelets 

For more information, contact Shawn Monday

 

Adult Cooking Fun! (ages 15+) 

Do you like to entertain, cook or just like the pleasure of good food? Our adult cooking classes will entertain your pallet with a variety of cuisines for the novice and experienced cooks alike! Learn to cook with ease, speed and variety while enjoying various entrées.   

  • Tue | Sep 22 | 10:30 am-12:30 pm | Virtual: $26 | Menu: Poached Salmon 

  • Tue | Oct 13 | 10:30 am-12:30 pm | Virtual: $26 | Menu: Beef Medallion 

  • Tue | Oct 27 | 10:30 am-12:30 pm | Virtual: $26 | Menu: Creole Chicken 

For more information, contact Shawn Monday

  

 

Athletics  

Skyhawks BaseballTots (ages 3-5)

BaseballTots classes focus on fine and gross motor skills as well as body control. With lessons modified for participation in the home, top instructors teach baseball basics including throwing, catching and hitting. We are excited to help these little ones develop a love of the game! Children will experience an exciting program featuring dynamic warm-ups, stretching best practices, fun games and valuable life lessons along the way. 

  • Fri | Sep 24-Oct 23 | 3:00-3:45 pm | Virtual: $49

  • Fri | Nov 6-Dec 11 | 3:00-3:45 pm | Virtual: $49

For more information, contact Grayson Pridgen

 

Skyhawks PhysEd Fun (ages 6-12)

Skyhawks is proud to offer an engaging, game-based physical education program designed for the home. With passionate instructors at the program’s core, this class will offer children a wide variety of activities that involve locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulative skills and fitness development exercises. Our goal is to build self-confidence, create body awareness and inspire each participant with a passion for an active lifestyle. 

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  • Mon | Nov 2-Dec 7 | 3:00-3:45 pm | Virtual: $49

  • Tue | Nov 3-Dec 8 | 3:00-3:45 pm | Virtual: $49

  • Thu | Nov 5-Dec 10 | 3:00-3:45 pm | Virtual: $49

For more information, contact Grayson Pridgen

Skyhawks Soccer Skills (ages 6-12)

Whether you are looking to sharpen your skills or learn the game for the first time, Skyhawks virtual soccer is a great way to stay active and have fun with soccer. This fast-paced, engaging program provides the perfect mix of game-based exercises and skill practice to promote agility and improve fundamental soccer skills. Ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting movements are the focus and all activities are designed to be performed in the home or backyard. Stay active with Skyhawks soccer! 

  • Wed | Sep 23-Oct 21 | 3:00-3:45 pm | Virtual: $49

  • Fri | Sep 25-Oct 23 | 3:00-3:45 pm | Virtual: $49

  • Wed | Nov 4-Dec 9 | 3:00-3:45 pm | Virtual: $49

  • Fri | Nov 6-Dec 11 | 3:00-3:45 pm | Virtual: $49

For more information, contact Grayson Pridgen

Skyhawks STEM Sports: Multi-Sport (ages 5-7)

This module-based, virtual class explores the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math behind multiple sports. Our passionate instructor will use sports as the real-life application to drive STEM-based, hands-on learning, instilling curiosity and a passion for learning in each child. Activities vary by sport and season, but may include engineering design challenges, goal-line technology, forces in basketball, energy transfer in sports, advancements in shoe technology and more! All modules align with Next Generation Science Standards. Skyhawks puts the Sports in STEM!

  • Wed | Nov 4-Dec 9 | 4:00-4:45 pm | Virtual: $59

For more information, contact Grayson Pridgen

Skyhawks STEM Sports: Multi-Sport (ages 7-12)

This module-based, virtual class explores the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math behind multiple sports. Our passionate instructor will use sports as the real-life application to drive STEM-based, hands-on learning, instilling curiosity and a passion for learning in each child. Activities vary by sport and season, but may include engineering design challenges, goal-line technology, forces in basketball, energy transfer in sports, advancements in shoe technology and more! All modules align with Next Generation Science Standards. Skyhawks puts the Sports in STEM!

  • Tue | Sep 22-Oct 20 | 7:00-7:45 pm | Virtual: $59

  • Fri | Sep 25-Oct 23 | 4:00-4:45 pm | Virtual: $59

  • Tue | Nov 3-Dec 8 | 7:00-7:45 pm | Virtual: $59

  • Fri | Nov 6-Dec 11 | 4:00-4:45 pm | Virtual: $59

For more information, contact Grayson Pridgen

 

Inclusion/Specialized Recreation

Spirit League Basketball – Virtual (ages 12+)

Spirit League is a unifying, safe and inclusive place for special needs teens and young adults to play basketball, get physically active and make new friends. Our program stands for acceptance, teamwork, skill development and fun. Spirit League will always celebrate diversity, sportsmanship and the opportunity to be a beacon of hope for all.

Practices will take place via Zoom (link will be sent the week of the first practice). Spirit League coaches and volunteers will run practices and will incorporate stretching, warmup drills, and basketball skills just as they would at in-person practices. Additionally, time will be allotted at the beginning and end of practice for players to socialize. 

  • Wed | Sep 30-Nov 18 | 6:15-7:30 pm | $10

For more information, contact Kelly Schurtz.

 

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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
919-435-9560
Location

Joyner Park Community Center
701 Harris Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587