Virtual Recreation Centers

Virtual Recreation Center

Virtual Recreation Resources

This site is created to help us through these challenging times. We hope to provide resources that will keep you happy, healthy and engaged. The city has created a page full of information on food distribution locations to keep all of you healthy.
We are committed to ensuring that our community has 24/7 access to our recreation services at this time of social distancing.

Week of June 29-July 5

For a collection of Fourth of July activities, please see Virtual Fourth of July.

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Girls Inc Virtual Summer Camp

Girls Inc will hold its Strong, Smart and Bold Summer Camp virtually July 6-16. The camp is a two-week day camp for girls ages 8 to 11. Girls participate in research-based programs: Girls Take Another Look increase their awareness of the scope and power of the media and the effects of media messages on girls and women, Girls Encourage is designed to sustain girl’s interest in sports through adolescence by introducing them to nontraditional activities and adventures, Operation SMART develops girl’s enthusiasm for and skills in science, through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems.  Girls Inc Virtual Summer Camp 2020 Opens in new window

For information, to apply, or reserve your spot, please visit or, call (831) 772-0882 before June 26.

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Nature & Virtual Travel

Monday: Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park (Philadelphia Landmark Replica)
Tuesday: Being Betsy: Why Living History Matters
Wednesday: CSUMB Otter Student Union  Live Construction Feed
Thursday: An Evening with Mark Twain
Friday:  Tour of the House of Representatives Chamber
Saturday: White House Virtual Tour
Sunday: 12 immersive virtual travel experiences in North America

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Ventana Wilderness Society 2020 Outside In

Summer Camps Ventana Wilderness Society has brought the outside in with a host of Virtual Summer Camps. Programs vary from Young Campers to Parents. On Tuesdays and Thursdays join instructors to learn how you can share nature with your children. For a complete slate of offerings, please visit their website.

Whalefest Essay Contest

Attention Students! Check out this essay contest and enter to win a cash prize! 

The organizers of Whalefest Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf Association invite students entering grades 6-12 in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, to participate in the Whalefest Monterey Ocean-Themed 2020 Student Summer Essay Contest.

Please Click Here for more details. 

Whalefest Essay Contest

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MondayHealthy 4th of July Menu
Tuesday: Kids in the Kitchen
Wednesday: 10 Lunch Ideas That Aren’t Sandwiches
Thursday: 18 Insanely Quick Summer Meals
Friday: 18 Friday Night Family Dinner Ideas
Saturday: 4th of July Recipes
Sunday: 36 Quick and Easy Summer Recipes For When It’s Just Too Hot For the Stovetop

The city has created a page full of information on food distribution locations to keep all of you healthy.

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Arts & Crafts

MondayAwesome Ideas with Simple Items
Tuesday21 Uses for Crayons
Wednesday: Arte Del Corazon Arts Monterey Artist Spotlight , live on Facebook, 12pm
ThursdayString Pull Paintings
Friday: Make a Fun Puppet
Saturday (4th of July): 37 Festive Crafts
Sunday:  4 Type of Cloud Drawings

More Resources

The Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC) has a long list of special activities. Check it out. Also, please see our Education and Arts resources page.

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Activities & Fun

Monday: Funny Camp Skits
Tuesday: Old School Games
Wednesday: Inspire Your Creativity
Thursday:   Virtual Trivia Night at CSUMB, register for link
Friday: 11 Unique Ideas for Kids’ Projects
Saturday: Kids Discussion w/ author Brad Meltzer & Illustrator Chris Eliopoulos, July 4, 12pm Registration Required
Sunday: 4th of July for Kids

Health & Fitness

You’ll find resources for children, teens, adults and kids of all ages on our health and fitness page.

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Monday41 4th of July Crafts to Get in the Holiday Spirit
Tuesday6 Arthritis Exercise Classes
Wednesday  Put the Presidents in Order
ThursdayDementia Care Connections Memory Cafe, at 11pm
FridayAll Puns Intended
Saturday:  Make 4th of July activities fun
Sunday: Pasadena Senior Center Meditation Audio Recordings

More Resources

For information on COVID-19 special resources for seniors, please check out the Marina Senior Association website.

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Great Plates Delivered

If you’re a resident of Monterey County and interested in the Great Plates Program, use this link to get information.

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The City of Marina Recreation Department has teamed up with the National Academy of Athletics to offer 5-day virtual sports camps in football, soccer, basketball, baseball, marshal arts, and volleyball. See Details.

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Please get the latest on Covid-19 from the City’s Covid-19 Update Page.