Featured Programs

Featured Programs

Featured Programs - Spring/Summer 2021


July 2nd - July 30th

This July we want to proudly wave our flag, not our arm sag! This month's virtual fitness challenge will focus on our arms. NRC staff will send participants a video link every Mon/Wed/Fri with a new arm workout. You won't want to miss this arm show!

Fee: $7
Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 1st
Note: Equipment used this month will be hand weights, yoga mats, and resistance bands.


Family "21" Summer
June 1st - August 7th

For 10 weeks this summer we challenge you to complete 21 activities as a family! Each week NRC staff will email you 2-3 activity ideas and you choose what you do! You will need to take photos and post to your Facebook OR Twitter page and use the tag #NRC21summer to document your participation. For every challenge completed, families will earn an entry to the grand prize drawing to be held at the completion of the 10 weeks.

Fee: $5 per family
Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 30th


Snap-Tag-Win Photo Contest
May 26th - June 18th

The winner of this FREE photo contest will have their photo featured on the front cover of Newton Recreation Commission's 2021 Fall Activity Guide.
Contest Rules:
1. Contest will Run May 26th - June 18th. Photos posted and tagged outside of contest dates will not be accepted.
2. Photos must be posted on your personal Facebook OR Twitter page and include the tag #NRCSnapTagWin to be entered. Multiple entries are allowed. POST MUST BE MADE PUBLIC FOR US TO SEE IT!
3. Photos must contain people and/or pets. No landscape photos will be accepted.
4. Photos must be high resolution, portait/vertical, and non-blurry.
5. Photo must fit into one of these categories: NRC Sports * Aquatics * Fitness * Family Fun
NRC's Board Members will pick the winning photo. Winner will be notified in July.

Toddler HOME Discovery Camp Kits
Monthly Kits

Parents you have enough to worry about these days! Let us help you!! We know kids need to stay busy and it can feel overwhelming trying to come up with activities for them to do! In each month's HOME kit, we have compiled crafts, activities, challenges, and games that will entertain your kids for hours! Each HOME kit contains most materials needed for 8+ activities!!!

Ages: 2 years - 5 years
Fee: $20
Registration Deadline: The 1st of each month
Note: Kits will be available for pick up on the 10th of each month. This allows time for us to put your kit together.

Fishing Fridays

Friday, June 4th - East LakeFriday, June 25th - West Lake
Friday, July 16th - Spring Lake

Meet us on a few Fridays this summer for a mroning of fishing. Each Fishing Friday will be at a different body of water around Newton. You bring your own tackle and water bottle, we will provide bait and lunch.

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 6 years - 15 years
Location: East Lake - meet at Volunteer Hall
                West Lake - meet at dock
                Spring Lake - Shelter/Spring Lake Dr. 100
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 1st
                                    Monday, June 21st
                                    Monday, July 12th
Maximum Enrollment: 12 participants per day
Note: Must pre-register for each Fishing Friday. Bring your own fishing tackle and water bottle, let us know at registration if you are in need of a fishing rod. We will provide fishing bait and a lunch of hot dogs & chips. Parents do not need to stay unless you want to.