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 July 6-12

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Heath & Fitness

Monday (7-6)Tai Chi Qigong, relieve stress in small spaces, Mondays at 10:00 am
Tuesday (7-7)Line Dancing Tuesdays with Carrie, 1pm on Zoom
Wednesday (7-8)How to do the right exercise for your age
Thursday (7-9): 1/2 hour for Marina Half Marathon Youth Fitness Challenge 
Friday (7-10): Cheer Class with Tanya Benton
Saturday (7-11): Spice Up Your Squats
Sunday (7-12): Pre-Ballet Class

Additional Resources

More Health and Fitness resources can be found in our Health & Fitness page.

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 (7-6): Backyard Wilderness Show & Tell, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 11:15AM - 12:00PM, Free but RSVP required
Tuesday (7-7): The Hidden Worlds of National Parks
Wednesday (7-8): Golden Gate Park
Thursday (7-9): Ventana Wildlife Society Virtual Family Camp, Thursdays, 4:15PM - 5:15PM. Free but RSVP required.
Friday (7-10): Tech Interactive Virtual Field Trip
Saturday (7-11): Happy Hollow Park and Zoo Virtual Meet and Greet

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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.

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Monday (7-6): Chapter Twelve of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Tuesday (7-7):  10 Books for Kids and Teens who Love Hamilton
Wednesday (7-8): Complexly, from literature to biochemistry
Thursday (7-9): The Happy Scientist
Friday (7-10): Storytime Online
Saturday (7-11): Top Secret Science
Sunday (7-12): Kids ask authors

More Resources

For more information please see our Education and Art Resources page.

* More Anti-Racism Resources

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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Monday (7-6)7 Easy Dinner Recipes For Busy Parents
Tuesday (7-7): Food Literacy - Hands on Cooking with Kids
Wednesday (7-8): Family Meals for Summer - Easy
Thursday (7-9): Every Thursday through July 16, from 11:30am - 1:30pm, Monterey County Free Libraries will offer Lunch at the Library, Marina Branch, 190 Seaside Circle. For information visit or call 831-883-7555.
Friday (7-10): Grandma’s Chicken n Dumplings
Saturday (7-11)Focaccia Gardens Are About to Be Your Next Bread Obsession
Sunday (7-12): Make a Floating Snack Bar

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

Monday (7-6): Artsology: Art Games for Kids
Tuesday (7-7): Living Poetics: Tuesday Night Stream - 7:00pm
Wednesday (7-8): HP Print, Play and Learn: Free Printable Crafts and Activities
Thursday (7-9): Online Art for Kids
Friday (7-10): Arts and Crafts Class: Food Crafts
Saturday (7-11): 26 swimming pool hacks to make your life easier
Sunday (7-12): Lockdown Crafts for Kids

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 (7-6): Girls Inc Summer Camp Begins - Register here
Tuesday (7-7): SF Live Stream Comedy Half Hour "Up, Up & A Ray" - Tuesdays 11:00am PDT
Wednesday (7-8): Free Online Kids Music Concert, Wednesday Only, 12:30pm-1pm on Facebook Live
Thursday (7-9): Don’t Dare Move Game
Friday (7-10): The California Mermaid Convention
Fri, Jul 10, 2020 – Sun, Jul 12, 2020
Saturday (7-11): Trivia Starts Here
Sunday (7-12):Smithsonian Summer Road Trip At Home

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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Tuesday (7-7): Remember When? Take a stroll down memory lane
Wednesday (7-8):  Walk the LineBalance
Thursday (7-9)Stretching at theComputer
Friday (7-10): Leslie Mills Body Scan Activity
Saturday (7-11): Why you need iron
Sunday (7-12)Victoria Gordon’s Summer of Showtunes - 7:00pm PDT Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber

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.