Featured Programs

Featured Programs

Featured Programs - Winter/Spring 2023
Build Your Own Robot - Dominos Machine

Thursday, January 12

Building robots can be fun, easy with the right mind set, and can be done by nearly anyone. NRC staff will guide you through the tools and techniques you will need to get started building robots. This class was designed with the beginner in mind and attempts to break down complex concepts into easy pieces. It covers the technology you will need to know to build basic robots.

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $50
Ages: 5th/6th graders ONLY
Location: NRC Sunflower Room
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 6th
Note: Please bring a sack lunch, jacket, swim suit, and towel. If we finish our robots early we will swim from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

Community Wide Garage Sale

Sunday, January 22nd

Join us for our Community Wide Garage Sale. If you are looking to get rid of your old stuff, rent a booth at our sale and leave all of the advertising up to us! Plus the weather is guaranteed to be great inside of our gymnasium.

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fee: $25 per booth
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Entrance: FREE!
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 16th
Minimum: 15 booths   Maximum: 35 booths
Note: Each booth will receive one table. If you need more they are available to rent for $5 each and must be paid for at time of registration. Set up will begin at 7:30 AM.


5th/6th Grade Dance

Friday, January 27th - Winter Wonderland

Are you ready to dance? Grab all of your friends and come on down to the Rec Center for an evening of fun! All students attending must follow the USD 373 dress code and NRC rules. Remember no black hard soled shoes are allowed in the gym.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $6
Ages: 5th/6th graders ONLY
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Note: USD #373 dress code enforced - concessions will be available. **We are looking for Parent Chaperons. Please contact Candice Egizi-Sifuentez at (316) 283-7330 or 
cegizi@newtonrec.org if you are interested in being a Chaperon.


Newton Business Games

Thursday, February 9th

Hey Newton! We missed you last year but we are back with a little friendly competition to be had among the wonderful businesses we have here in Newton. Businesses can register 2-6 person teams for this one night game extravaganza! Teams will compete in three different activities: Cornhole, Bocce Ball, and Pickleball. Each activity will be played tournament style. Teams will earn points based on performance and playoffs or tie-breaker may be needed. Only one business will win, will it be yours?
Time: Check in begins at 5:00 PM - Games begin at 5:30 PM
Fee: $50 per Business Team (includes one 2 person team in each event)
Ages: 18 years and older
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 31st
Minimum Enrollment: 4 Teams  Maximum Enrollment: 12 Teams
Note: Businesses may register 2-6 people per team. Businesses may enter more than one team but the fee applies to each team. Only two people will play each game, as all games will begin at the same time. All participants will receive a t-shirt and we encourage teams to wear them during their games. **If a business would like their logo added to the shirt it will be an additional $25 and the logo will be on the backside. All logos will need to be provided to us by the deadline.**


Safe Sitter®

Friday, February 17th

Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR is a 1-day class designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when the're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-paying exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR!

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fee: $50
Ages: 6th - 8th Graders
Instructor: Candice Egizi-Sifuentez
Location: NRC Cottonwood Room
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 2nd
Minimum Enrollment: 4   Maximum Enrollment: 8


Toddler HOLIDAY Kits

Monthly Kits:
February - Valentine's Day
March - Easter

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 Holiday Kit contains most materials needed for 8+ activities!!!

Ages: 2 years - 5 years
Fee: $25
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.