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 August 3-9

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Heath & Fitness

Monday (8-3):  How to Sit at a Computer and  Soccer Mom Rocks Distance Learning
Tuesday (8-4): Fitness and your 6-12 year old
Wednesday (8-5):  MPUSD's Grab and Go Meals Begins, 12 noon to 2 p.m Monday Through Friday starting Aug. 5
Thursday (8-6):  Distance Learning Week 1 - Fitness Testing
Friday (8-7):  How to create a virtual gymnasium
Saturday (8-8) Move to Learn Fitness Break
Sunday (8-9):  10 Exercise Hacks Gamers Can Do While Gaming

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Enhance your calm - Mindful Meditation

Free Zoom Class to be held Mondays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm through August 24. Attend one session or all of them. Learn more and sign up here.

Additional Resources

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

Starting August 3rd

Marina Kids Move - Kids daily exercise program for kids ages 6 through 12

Back to School is looking very different from other years this Fall. With home schooling becoming the norm for a part of the school year, we all have to get incredibly creative to keep the kids challenged, interested, healthy and give them a run for their money in terms of spending their energy.

At Monterey Bay Moves, exercise and fun, as well as intentional movement is at the core of our mission. We live and work in Marina and love our diverse community. When parents reached out to us to help them keep their kids healthy during the shelter in place and with school starting, we thought we needed to offer a program that would be accessible to ALL Marina kids, for FREE.

The program will be held Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 3:30pm. It will include kids yoga, a mini bootcamp and PE games. The live event will be facilitated by licensed instructors. Registration is required. Please register here.

Sponsorships are available for businesses, individuals or multiple-family groups.

Because not all families can afford to get private tutors, help or sitters to get their kids off the couch and spend their energy in creative ways, we thought a kids program that doesn't discriminate and lets all our Marina kids participate would be ideal!

Marina Kids Move Fal 2020

To make this happen, we need at least 10 local families or businesses to sponsor 10 weeks of this first pilot program. Each sponsor will be given the opportunity to share why supporting kids health and physical activity is important to them and tell a little something about themselves as a family or their business in a weekly newsletter.

The weekly sponsorship of $440 covers 1 week of daily exercise and fun for all Marina kids. The program includes occupational therapists, yoga instructors and educators.

To become a sponsor, please contact

Boys and Girls Club Virtual Clubhouse

BGCMC Virtual Club House InformationTo meet the needs of kids and teens, Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County have transitioned to an Online Club Experience where you can access on-demand activities, recorded sessions, and live programming with Clubhouse Staff. It is offering the program for free to Marina students.

Aimed at keeping youth engaged, supported, and having fun, Virtually BGCMC recognizes Members through shout outs, Club Dollars, and more just like they would if they were in the Club! On-demand sessions are available for anyone to participate in. To participate in live programming, you must be a Clubhouse Member or a Virtual Member. Activities are held Monday through Friday and include games, exercises, guitar classes, reading, art and a lot more.

To become a Virtual Member, you must register at the website.

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Nature & Virtual Travel

Monday (8-3):  Virtual Tour of Yale
Tuesday (8-4):  Virtual Tour of Hogwarts
Wednesday (8-5)Back to the Future Tour: Walk through Hill Valley High School
Thursday (8-6):  William McKinley High School Glee Club
Friday (8-7):  90210 Beverly Hills High School Virtual Tour
Saturday (8-8)The Ferris Bueller high school
Sunday (8-9)Kindergarten Cop Film Location Tour

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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 (8-3):  Gamifying Distance Learning
Tuesday (8-4):  Books to read about Social Justice
Wednesday (8-5): MPUSD First Day of School;  See Family Portal for more information
Thursday (8-6):  The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything
Friday (8-7): Parents Guide to  Google Classroom in 2020
Saturday (8-8):  Monterey Bay Parent Expo to Go Ticket is required to get bag
Sunday (8-9): Learn about International Day of the World's Indigenous People

More Resources

Monterey Free Libraries has an ongoing calendar of events with free virtual gatherings and videos. 

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

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Aug. 5 - Monday-Friday Grab & Go Meals will be available at Marina Vista Arts Academy, Los Arboles Middle School, Olsen, Crumpton, others. Student name or ID must be presented to receive lunches.

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Monday (8-3):  Back to School Lunch Ideas
Tuesday (8-4):  School Lunch, as we know it, is over
Wednesday (8-5): 30 Million Students to Feed
Thursday (8-6):  9 Things Your Lunch Lady Wishes You Knew
Friday (8-7):  Turkey Avocado Rollups
Saturday (8-8):  Become a Lunch Box Legend Recipes and tips from the 'Lunch Lady'
Sunday (8-9):  Native American Recipes

Food Distribution Resources

The city has created a page full of information on food distributionlocations to keep all of you healthy.

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Arts & Crafts

Monday (8-3):  108 Arts Games
Tuesday (8-4):  Free 10 Day Course in Ukulele
Wednesday (8-5):  Introducing Toddlers to Watercolor
Thursday (8-6):   Exploding Book How-to: Distance Learning Art Lesson
Friday (8-7):  Art Class with Miss Jill
Saturday (8-8):  7 Creative Hobbies to Take Up
Sunday (8-9):  Teach Kids About Colors

More Resources

The Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC) has a long list of special activities. Check it out. 

The Arts Council Santa Cruz County has provided Covid-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations.

Also, please see our Education and Arts resources page.

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Virtual Monterey County Fair

Although the Monterey County Fair 2020 has been cancelled, the fair is still holding a virtual exhibit competition and livestock show. The full schedule will be published Aug. 11. For information on exhibits and entry forms, visit their website.

Livestock Auction to be Aug. 29

A virtual Junior Livestock Auction will be held on August 29th starting at 10 AM.

For information, entry form and guidebook download their pdf file.

Drive-in Movies at the Fair

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center will be hosting a Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Night every Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening through Aug. 29, including concession stand snack packs delivered to your car.

Tickets are on sale at Attendance is limited to 75 cars per performance, so buy tickets as soon as possible because it will sell out. Sponsorships and advertisement opportunities are also available.

Upcoming shows:

  • July 31, 7:30 pm - A League of their Own
  • Saturday Aug. 1,  4:00 pm and 7:30 pm - The Sandlot

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Activities & Fun

Monday (8-3) 50 back to school activities for the remote learning classroom
Tuesday (8-4):  10 Digital Bell Ringers Activity Book
Wednesday (8-5) 10 Free Classroom Activities for Your Distant Learning Classroom
Thursday (8-6) Zoom Ground Rules
Friday (8-7) Fun Activities for Remote Learning: Middle and High School
Saturday (8-8) Decorate your Google Classroom with Custom Banners
Sunday (8-9):  Train your Brain with Scattergories

Marina Senior Center Yoga Tuesdays

Join us for gentle chair stretching exercises and yoga 



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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 (8-3):  At home workouts for seniors
Tuesday (8-4) Nutrition for seniors: 7 lifestyle strategies to stay strong, healthy, and independent longer
Wednesday (8-5):  Should I babysit my grandchildren?
Thursday (8-6): How will you observe  National Rootbeer Float Day?
Friday (8-7): Living with Alzheimer's (For people with early stage)
Saturday (8-8):  The Cobra for Better Posture
Sunday (8-9): Back to school for you? Check out  Monterey Peninsula College Catalog

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.



The AARP is holding a free webinar to help seniors avoid scams on Aug. 6 2020 4pm.

>Register today

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More 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.