Youth Enrichment & S.T.E.M. Programs

Registration is ongoing. Current classes may be pro-rated if space permits. Register online or in person.

Location

All classes take place at Burns Road Community Center (BRCC), 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 unless otherwise noted

R/NR = Resident/Non-resident

Karate for Kids

 
This 45-minute class is designed for younger children to help develop basic karate skills. The focus is on improving balance and coordination while emphasizing self-control, self-discipline, and building self-confidence through development of basic karate techniques. 
  • Age: 7-9
  • Instructors: Fred Bonomo, Chief Instructor, 5th Dan and The Florida Shotokan Traditional Karate Association's instructors
  • Location: BRCC
DAY
DATE
TIME
R/NR FEE
CODE 
M/W  Mar 11-May 15  6:30-7:15pm  $144/$180  122507-2 


Karate for Juniors

 
A 90-minute class designed to help older students develop strong fundamental karate techniques. Self defense and effective karate technique are the main focus of the class with attention given to balance, speed and target awareness. 
  • Age: 10-15+
  • Instructor: Fred Bonomo, Chief Instructor, 5th Dan and The Florida Shotokan Traditional Karate Association's instructors
  • Location: BRCC
DAY 
DATE
TIME 
R/NR FEE 
CODE
M/W  Mar 11-May 15  6:30-8pm  $162/$203  132607-2 

YouTube For Kids


Join us for a FUN 8-session workshop on YouTube. Kids will learn how to create fun YouTube channels and how to use the platform for learning and creativity. YouTube for Kids is a great way to encourage digital entrepreneurship and learn internet safety. Kids will learn how to use their creativity to create channels and videos, while fostering a sense of community. This class is a safe way to introduce the platform to kids and show them how to use it in a way that is beneficial to their future. 
  • Age: 10-15
  • Instructor: Rajeeyah Madinah
  • No class July 6

DAY DATE TIME R/NR FEE CODE
Sat  June 1-July 27  11am-Noon  $170/$213  221801-1A 
  1. Gymnastics
  2. Rhythmic Gymnastics

Beginner 


An introduction of gymnastics for children ages 5 and up as a tool for developing both physically and mentally. This program will teach strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and discipline. Through positive reinforcement, the children can learn the skills at their own pace.     

  • Age: 5-9   
  • Location: BRCC
  • Instructor: Gymnastics Revolution
DAY  DATE TIME R/NR FEE  CODE 
Tue  Mar 12-May 14  3:30-4:20pm  $108/$135  122503-2A 
Thu  Mar 14-May 16  3:30-4:20pm  $108/$135  122503-2B 


Beginner/Intermediate


This class is designed for the older beginner or those who are ready to move up to the next level.

  • Age: 8-14
  • Location: BRCC
  • Instructor: Gymnastics Revolution
DAY DATE TIME R/NR FEE  CODE 
Thu  Mar 14-May 16  4:30-5:20pm  $108/$135 122504-2A 



Ninja Fitness


Come Challenge your inner ninja in our fun-filled ninja fitness program. Your child will learn how to train and strengthen their muscles while increasing confidence in their movement and abilities. While they learn about fitness through movement they will also develop skills such as team building, camaraderie and perseverance. The kids will use obstacles and circuit-based activities to increase their endurance, strength, balance and coordination all while in a controlled and safe environment. Come on out and show us your inner ninja.
  • Age: 7-15
  • Location: BRCC
  • Instructor: Gymnastics Revolution
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FeEE CODE
Tue  Mar 12-May 14  4:30-5:20pm  $108/$135  122505-2A 

S.T.E.M.ulating Science


Get ready to touch, see, hear, smell, and taste what science is really all about! Students will engage in exciting, interactive, and educational hands-on activities that instill a clearer understanding of science and how it affects the world around them, all while having fun. On their way to becoming “Mad Scientists,” each week students take home a different science project.

Topics include (topics are subject to change):
Lab Works  ▪  Fantastic Flyers  ▪  Science of Toys  ▪  Space Technology  ▪  Harnessing Heat  ▪  Living in Space  ▪  Under Pressure  ▪  Optical Illusions  ▪  Super Sticky Stuff
  • Age: 1st-5th grades
  • Instructor: Mad Science Team
  • Location: BRCC
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Wed  Mar 6-May 8 3:30-4:30pm  $170/$213  CANCELED

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery


FIRST LEGO League Jr. is a non-competitive, hands-on STEM program geared towards children ages 6 to 10. Each year, FIRST LEGO League Jr. presents a new and exciting Challenge to ignite the creativity of children. This season’s FIRST LEGO League Jr. Challenge is called MISSON MOON. Teams will begin by learning about the Moon and exploring what kinds of problems they would need to solve in order to live there. As students work, they learn basic engineering and programming skills with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 and apply those concepts to make their model move. Finally, students will design a solution to one or more of the problems of living on the Moon. All teams will show what they learn by designing and creating a Moon Base, using LEGO® and a Show Me poster.
  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructor: Green Mouse Academy
  • Location: BRCC
DAY  DATE  TIME   R/NR FEE CODE 
Fri  Apr 5-May 24  3-4pm  $136/$170  CANCELED 

Mission: Code


Mission: Code is a unique after school experience that allows kids to learn essential coding skills while also engaging in active games and hands-on learning. Kids will develop computational thinking and problem-solving skills in an online game environment where you give a robot a set of instructions to follow in order to solve each level. Every coding session provides kids with a fundamental skill set including algorithms, functions, relative directions and sequences. 

The combination of online activities paired with engaging offline activities like scavenger hunts, code-cracking mysteries and team robotics challenges that keep kids active and reinforce coding skills is a winning formula for fun! 

Note: Children will need to bring a laptop or tablet with access to Google Chrome to each session. Each student has at-home access to the class content and game for 1 year so that they can continue to play and practice the coding skills they have learned. 
  • Instructor: Mad Science
  • Location: BRCC 
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
3rd-5th gr.  Fri  Mar 8-May 10  3:30-4:30pm  $185/$232 CANCELED
6th-7th gr.  Fri  Mar 8-May 10  4:45-5:45pm  $185/$232 CANCELED

Canceled Classes


Many classes are canceled due to low enrollment. If you are interested in taking a class that has been canceled, please email the Recreation Department or call 561-630-1100 and put your name on a list to let us know that you are interested in that class. Once we have enough people to hold the class, we will try to restart that class.