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 13-19

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Heath & Fitness

Monday (7-13): Swimming Workouts  for Every Fitness Level
Tuesday (7-14): Kids Breathing Exercises  at the Y
Wednesday (7-15): 5 Simple Mindfulness Practices 
Thursday (7-16)The 31-Day Squat, Lunge and Pushup Plan 
Friday (7-17): Top 9 Apple Health Tips and Tricks to Use It Like a Pro
Saturday (7-18):  Fooducate: Connection between cortisol and nutrition 
Sunday (7-19)5 Tips For Easing Back Into Gym Workouts 

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 (7-13): Hawaiian Virtual Sactuaries 
Tuesday (7-14): 92 St. Y and Topic present Rough Draft Live with Reza Aslan , 5 pm on Facebook
Wednesday (7-15): The Sistine Chapel 
Thursday (7-16)Monterey Bay Aquarium  Live Cams
Friday (7-17): The Louvre  Museum
Saturday (7-18)The Wonder Explorers Club 
Sunday (7-19): Try a Virtual Workout 

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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 (7-13): Design RNA molecules at Nova Labs 
Tuesday (7-14):  Ranger Rick Magazine, free digital subscription
Wednesday (7-15): Magician Mike, as part of the Summer Reading Program will be featured live on Zoom from 11am-12. Register to receive the login information 
Thursday (7-16): Every Thursday at 7pm MCFL posts  Book Chat Review
Friday (7-17): 5 Insane Myths Your Grandma Told You  (Science Says Are True)
Saturday (7-18):  Baby Bounce Storytime held every other Saturday as part of the MCFL Youtube series
Sunday (7-19): Homeschooling in the Pandemic 

More Resources

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

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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 (7-13)Pandemic Food Planning 
Tuesday (7-14): Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Chili Mac 
Wednesday (7-15): Native American Ohlone Salad 
Thursday (7-16): Final Thursday, from 11:30am - 1:30pm, Monterey County Free Libraries offer Lunch at the Library, Marina Branch, 190 Seaside Circle. For information visit or call 831-883-7555.
Friday (7-17): How to be a healthy vegetarian 
Saturday (7-18)45+ Easy Summer Meals That Take 20 Minutes or Less 
Sunday (7-19): Easy Summer Meals For Each Day Of The Week 

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 (7-13): 15 Fun Summer Crafts 
Tuesday (7-14): Marina Library Paint Party , 5-7 pm, limited enrollment, register early.
Wednesday (7-15)Robert Earl Keen Live concert on YouTube at 4:00 PM PDT
Thursday (7-16)2019 Pow Wow Web Casts 
Friday (7-17):  Live at the Lincoln Centerstreaming live Jazz great Peter Martin, 8 pm ET (5 pm Pacific)
Saturday (7-18): Camp Wonderopolis 
Sunday (7-19): Coloring Pages of State and Country Flags 

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 (7-13)Lasers, milkshakes, and learning  with Rick Crouse, 10am
Tuesday (7-14): Write your name in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs 
Wednesday (7-15): Steve Spanglers Science Homemade Rock Candy 
Thursday (7-16): 2020 Summer Bucket List 
Friday (7-17): Camp PBS Kids 
Saturday (7-18): Color Our Collections 
Sunday (7-19):  20 Fun actiities you’ll want to try

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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Monday (7-13):  5 Minute Slushee 
Tuesday (7-14): Bodies in Motion 
Wednesday (7-15): You’ve been Cooking Peas Wrong  Your Whole Life
Thursday (7-16):  Yoga with Gina and Buddy, online, every Thursday at 10 am (password is library)
Friday (7-17): Is the Keto Diet Safe for Seniors?
Saturday (7-18): The Best Smart Phone Apps for Seniors
Sunday (7-19): Aging Well on a Shoestring Budget 

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.