Recreation Programs

Recreational class instructors needed

GET PAID TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE! Winchester Parks & Recreation is seeking program instructors for health and nutrition, cooking, arts, fitness, STEM, STEAM, technology classes and more. Contact Sabrina at 540-662-4946 for more information.

Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

Fee: $5 R  $5.50 NR drop-in or included with membership
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Rec Center

Class Ages Days Time
Zumba 12+ M/TH 6:30-7:30 pm
(6:15-7:15 pm beginning 5/29)
Zumba Toning 18+ TU 6:30-7:30 pm
(6:15-7:15 pm beginning 5/29)
Zumba Gold 50+ M/W 10:30-11:15 am
(11-11:45 am beginning 4/30)
Water Aerobics 18+ M/W/F 10-11 am
Curvy Yoga 18+ M/W 5:30-6:30 pm
Morning Yoga 18+ TU/TH 8:30-10 am
Veterans Yoga (FREE) 18+ W 6:30-8 pm
(5:30-7 pm beginning 5/29)
Water Aerobics 18+ M/W/F, 4/1-5/27 10-11 am
Water Aerobics 18+ TU/TH, 4/1-5/27 7-8 pm
Water Aerobics 18+ M/W/F, 5/29-8/12 11 am-12 pm
Water Aerobics 18+ TU/TH, 5/29-8/12 6-7 pm
Water Yoga 18+ TU/TH, 4/1-5/27 9-10 am
Aqua Arthritis 18+ TU/TH, 4/1-5/27 10-11 am

Fitness Programs

Meditation for Pain Management (Ages 18+)

Join a 4-week series to learn how you can use meditation and mindfulness techniques to better deal with pain that you are currently experiencing.
Dates: W, 5/23-6/13 or 7/11-8/1 (register by 5/16, activity #627115)
Time: 2-3:30 pm
Fee: $35 R   $38 NR

Personal Growth and Development through Mindfulness (Ages 18+)

Come for weekly meditations and discussions about how mindfulness can be incorporated into your life for daily growth and development.
Dates: TH, 5/24-8/9 (register by 5/17, activity # 627115)
Time: 5:30-7 pm
Fee: $55 R  $58 NR

Walking Club (Ages 18+)

Explore Jim Barnett Park while burning calories and getting healthy. Walk at your own pace. Some will walk slowly and some will walk fast but no one will walk alone. Low-impact walkers are welcome.
Dates: Year-round, M/W/F (outdoors weather permitting or in gym)
Time: 8:30-10 am
Fee: FREE but registration required (activity # 617235)

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga

Learn how to create a safe home practice to maintain during your pregnancy from a certified instructor. Now matter what trimester you're in or even if you're trying to conceive, studies show prenatal yoga is incredibly beneficial for improving sleep, reducing stress, increasing strength, and improving flexibility and endurance. Bring a yoga mat, pillow, notepad and pen.
Dates: TU, 6/5-7/10 (register by 5/27, activity #627435)
Time: 6-7 pm
Fee: $35 R  $38 NR 

Creative kids programs 

Creative Kids & Teens

Stories and Stuff (All ages)

Come for a story and craft or activity. Adult must stay with child.
Dates: 6/13, 6/27, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22
Time: 10 am
Location: Jim Barnett Park, McCormac Amphitheater

Bubble Van (All ages)

Fun outdoor activities.
Dates: 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/30, 8/1
Time: 9-10 am
Location: Jim Barnett Park, McCormac Amphitheater

Club Ohana (All ages)

A new opportunity for families to have fun doing a craft or activity. The program will be held outside (wear sunscreen and bring water).
Dates: 6/13, 6/27, 7/25, 8/1
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location: Jim Barnett Park, McCormac Amphitheater


Once upon a hero challenges created by the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will include building a pulley for Rapunzel's tower, designing a bridge to support the three Billy Goat Gruffs, and building a superhero book camp obstacle course.
Dates: M-F, 6/18-6/22 (register by 6/11, activity #627212)
Time: 1:30-3 pm
Fee: $75 R  $78 NR

Kenpo-Kids (Ages  8+)

This program is a fun and safe place for your child to learn the basics of Kenpo Karate. Children will learn responses to four of the most common attacks on the street. Your child will also grow in confidence, self-control, and respect for self and others along with appropriate responses to a harsh world.
Date: M/W, 5/7-6/4 (register by 4/30, activity #627212)
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Fee: $35 R  $38 NR

Acrylic Painting (Ages 6-13)

Students will be instructed step-by-step to create a fun, kid-friendly pattern. Featuring bright colors, fun images, and simple steps, this class is perfect for young artists. (Activity #627543)
Baby Groot: SU, 6/3
Mermaid: SU, 7/1
Shark: SU, 8/12
Dreamcatcher: SU, 9/9
Time: 2-4 pm
Fee: $17 R  $20 NR (plus $5 materials fee paid to the instructor on first day of class)

Charcoal to Paint (Ages 8+)

Students will draw from still life with charcoal pencil and chalk while learning about technique, tinting and monotone. 
Date: SA, 5/12-6/2 or 6/16-7/7 or 7/21-8/11 (register by 5/7, 6/9, 7/15, activity #627245)
Time: 1-3 pm
Fee: $40 R  $43 NR

Chess Club (Ages 10-13)

Join chess expert Cliff Campbell as he explains the art of chess. This class will teach both the beginner and intermediate player.
Date: SA, 6/9-7/14 (register by 6/2, 627117)
Time: 2-3:30 pm
Fee: $40 R  $43 NR

Ballet for Kids

This course will introducing children to the basics of ballet. Ballet shoes are required.
Date: M, 6/46/25 or 7/9-7/30 (register by 5/26, 7/2, activity #627212)
Time: 11 am-Noon
Fee: $35 R  $38 NR

Adult Classes

Art Classes

Acrylic Painting for Adults (Ages 18+)

Students will be instructed step-by-step to create fun, friendly patterns.  Featuring bright colors, fun images, and simple steps. (Activity #627245)
Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz: SU, 6/17 (register by 6/10)
Mermaid: SU, 7/29 (register by 7/20)
Ocean Sunset: SU, 8/26 (register by 8/19)
Candle in the Wind: SU, 9/23 (register by 9/16)
Time: 2-4 pm
Fee: $17 R  $20 NR (plus $5 materials fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class)

​Beach Wreath (Ages 18+)

Use tulle to make a wreath and accessorize it with beach-themed items.
Date: SA, 5/12 (register by 4/27, activity #627135)
Time: 10 am-noon
Fee: $10 R  $13 NR

Bus Trips

Bus Trips

Nationals Bus Trip (Ages 5+)

Bus leaves Jim Barnett Park at 3 pm for the 7:05 pm game and returns following the game. Price includes bus ride, admission ticket and $15 concessions credit.
Nationals vs Orioles: TU, 6/19 (register by 6/18, activity #621347)
Nations vs Marlins, SA, 8/18 (register by 8/17, activity #631347)
Time: 3 pm-midnight
Fee: $80/ticket

New York City Day Trip

Enjoy a full day to explore New York City on your own. 
Date: SA, 7/28 (register by 7/21, activity #627415)
Time: 3:45 am-midnight
Fee: $89

National Zoo & Smithsonian

Spend the day at the zoo and/or the Museum of the Smithsonian Institute.
Date: SA, 6/30 (register by 6/23, activity #627415)
Time: 7:45 am-7 pm
Fee: $52/adult, $42/child

National Museum of African American History & Culture

This museum seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. Cost includes: transportation, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, entry to the museum and dinner at the Juke Box Diner.
Date: SA, 8/4 (register by 7/28, activity #627415)
Time: 7:45 am-7 pm
Fee: $89


Music Classes

MyMusixXperience (Ages 7-18)

Explore the culture, styles and forms of music with instruments. FREE.
Date: SU, 6/24 or 8/26 (register by 6/17, 8/18, activity #627212)
Time: 3-4 pm

Summer Music Camps (Ages 5+)

Students will learn to play various instruments including, but not limited to, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, xylophone, timpani, triangle and marimba.
Date: M/W/F for six weeks during the summer (register by 6/18-8/3, 627212)
Time: 9 am, 10 am or 11 am
Fee: $60 R  $63 NR

Private Music Lessons (5+)

Piano lessons are taught Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 3-6 pm and guitar and voice lessons are taught on Thursday or Friday and some Saturdays (one-hour or 30-minute sessions).
Fee: $62 R  $65 NR

Crash Courses

Crash Courses

Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques (Ages 18+)

Learn to format, write and include important information on your resume that employers want to see while learning how to be effective in an interview.
Date: SU, 5/20 or 6/24 or 7/29 (register by 5/7, 6/18, 7/18, activity # 627147)
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Fee: $10 R  $13 NR (plus $35 is due to the instructor for a 1-2 page professional resume)

Financial Basics

Develop financial literacy and the importance of asking questions when dealing with financial products and institutions and ways to save money.
Date: TH, 5/10-6/7 (register by 5/3, activity # 627147)
Time: 7-8 pm (6-7 beginning 5/31)
Fee: $23 R $26 NR (plus $15 materials fee paid to the instructor on the 1st day of class)

PB and J Club

PB&J Club (Ages 5 & under)

Play, Bounce and Jump to refine motor skills and have fun with a gym full of toddler-appropriate play equipment. This exciting program allows kids and parents to play freely without worrying about clean up or weather. All equipment is safe and properly sanitized before each program.

Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, September 12, 2018-March 13, 2019
CLOSED: 11/21/18 & 12/26/18
Time: 9:00-11:30 am

Fee: $3.00 R  $3.50 NR (adults and children under 1 are free)
Punch Pass: $30 R  $35 NR
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Gym

Rent PB&J for a party (includes gym, equipment and party room)

Friday dates - December 7, 2018, January 4, 2019, February 1, 2019, March 1, 2019

Time:  3:00-7:00pm

Sabrina Griffin
Community Recreation Program Specialist
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946
Fax (540) 678-8791