Explore our Youth Variety program offerings for the winter season! We have something for nearly all interests.

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S.A.M.A. Karate Of DeKalb

Learn discipline, focus, self-confidence, coordination, fitness, self-defense and more through the study of karate. Classes are taught by Sensei Shannon Marbutt and his assistants. Belt, tests, uniforms, and other equipment are available at reasonable fees payable to the instructor. Voted "The Best" Martial Arts programs in 2021 DeKalb County's Finest, as part of the Daily Chronicle Reader's Choice Awards.

Session 1

Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 11-February 10

Tiny Dragons (Ages 3-4): must be potty trained) 5:00-5:30 pm

Beginner Kids (Ages 5-13; white and orange belts only): 5:30-6:30 pm

Intermediate & Advanced Kids (Ages 5-13; yellow belt and higher): 6:30-7:30 pm

Haish Gynasium, Large Gym

Tiny Dragons $50 R/$60 NR

Beginner Kids $60 R/$75 NR

Intermediate & Advanced Kids $60 R/$75 NR

Session 2

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 15-March 17

Tiny Dragons (Ages 3-4): must be potty trained) 5:00-5:30 pm

Beginner Kids (Ages 5-13; white and orange belts only): 5:30-6:30 pm

Intermediate & Advanced Kids (Ages 5-13; yellow belt and higher): 6:30-7:30 pm

Haish Gynasium, Large Gym

Tiny Dragons $50 R/$60 NR

Beginner Kids $60 R/$75 NR

Intermediate & Advanced Kids $60 R/$75 NR


Discover Skateboarding

(Ages 5+)

DeKalb is home to one of the best indoor skateparks geared towards learning and progressing in skateboarding. Skateboarding increases confidence, body awareness, balance, and happiness. Some kids may feel a huge sense of accomplishment from facing their fears. Falling and getting back up becomes easier, and the ability to break down steps to achieve your goals becomes second like nature. Equipment Included!

December 13, January 10, or March 7

5:00-6:00 pm

Fargo Skateboarding, 629 E Lincoln Hwy
$12 R/$14 NR per session date

Kids Pizza and Paint Night New!

(Ages 6-13 years)

Join us for a fun night of painting and pizza! Artists of all abilities will be guided through a step-by-step canvas painting that you will bring home. Celebrate your masterpieces with pizza and sparkling grape juice! Register for a single night or create new paintings during all three events.

January 21, February 25, or March 24
5:30-7:30 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
$27 R/$34 NR per session

Zoom Youth Language Classes

Stay connected and learn a new language in the comfort of your own home. Children will learn conversational Spanish through interactive activities while also learning phonetics to begin reading and writing. Older students will have a great supplemental to middle school and high school classes.

Spanish (Ages 7-11)

Session 1
Thursdays, January 13-February 17

6:15-7:00 pm

$75 R/$94 NR
Session 2
Thursdays, February 24-March 31

6:15-7:00 pm

$75 R/$94 NR

Spanish (6th-8th grade)

Session 1
Tuesdays, January 11-February 15
4:00-4:45 pm
$75 R/$94 NR
Session 2
Tuesdays, February 22-March 29
4:00-4:45 pm
$75 R/$94 NR

Spanish (9th-12th grade)

Session 1
Tuesdays, January 11-February 15
5:15-6:15 pm
$75 R/$94 NR
Session 2
Tuesdays, February 22-March 29
5:15-6:15 pm
$75 R/$94 NR

French (Ages 7- 11)

Mondays, January 10-February 28
6:15-7:00 pm
$75 R/$94 NR
No class on 01/17/22 & 02/21/22

Italian (Ages 7-11)

Session 1
Wednesdays, January 12-February 16
6:15-7:00 pm
$75 R/$94 NR
Session 2
Wednesdays, February 23-March 30
6:15-7:00 pm
$75 R/$94 NR


Little Wilderness Medical School New!

(Ages 6-12)

All kids love to play outdoors. This fun, fascinating and educational program lets them take it to a whole other level. Over 6 weeks of interactive classes, kids will learn about water safety, broken bones, mosquitoes, hypothermia, and more!

Tuesdays, January 4-February 8
4:15-5:15 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
$144 R/$180 NR

Little Veterinarian Dog School New!

(Ages 6-12)

What child doesn't at some point want to be a vet? Little Veterinarian School helps that young passion come alive with a fun, educational six-week program using role play, activities, and crafts to explore the world of veterinary medicine. All students will receive a "Doctor's Bag" activity kit including a stuffed dog, white coat, adoption certificate and more!

Tuesdays, February 15-March 29
4:15-5:15pm
Sports and Recreation Center
$180 R/$225 NR
No class on 03/22/22

The Cotton Candy Experiment New!

(Ages 5+)

Do you love the yummy, sweet treat known as cotton candy? Join us to learn who invented it, the first process of making it, and how it is made now. Make your own flavor of cotton candy to take home!

Session 1

December 29
1:00-3:00 pm
Haish Gymnasium
$20 R/$25 NR per session

Session 2

February 9
5:00-7:00 pm
Haish Gymnasium
$20 R/$25 NR per session

Winter Wonderland Craft Workshop New!

(Ages 6-13)

Oh, the weather outside in frightful, but making winter crafts indoors with friends is so delightful! Enjoy this 4-week craft workshop where you will make winter-inspired crafts while sipping on some hot cocoa.

Session 1

Wednesdays, January 12-February 2
5:00-6:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
$60 R/$75 NR

Session 2

Wednesdays, February 16-March 9
5:00-6:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
$60 R/$75 NR