In an effort to better serve our community, the Health, Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec) at Moraine Valley Community College is dedicated to helping families on their path to wellness. Along with inclusive programs and services for participants of all ages, FitRec is also introducing a FitRec Family Focus Series. This monthly series will feature information about family-oriented programs & services as well as highlight pertinent topics in family health. Stay tuned for features on the FitRec website each month!

For this month’s series, FitRec would like to showcase a number of activities and events that it will host in September and October through its KidRec program to help out our FitRec families.  Check them out below and register online or in person at the FitRec Membership Services desk for any you are interested in.


Enjoy a night out, while your kids are entertained at KidRec.  We will stay busy with games, music, movies and snacks.  See dates and themes below.  All events will take place from 5-8 pm.  Ages 3-12 (children must be potty trained).

Friday, Sept. 20 – Superhero Night

Friday, Oct. 18 – Halloween Party



Cheer & Pom Camp

Ages: 4-10 | After-School Camp from Sept. 23-25 with performance on Sept. 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. with performance on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. | Member $35, Non-member $50

Teaches Foundational aspects of cheerleading and Pompon.  Incorporates fundamental cheer skills including motions, cheers, and basic tumbling. Highlights strength, flexibility, and performance skills with dance technique. Participants will perform their routine at a Moraine Valley volleyball game!


Ultimate Ninja Camp

Ages: 4-10 |After-School Camp from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Member $35, Non-member $50

An obstacle-filled curriculum that incorporates basic martial arts, tumbling, and cross-training to gain your “Ninja” skills. Develops ninja and military-style strength, speed, flexibility, and impulse control. Utilizes standard obstacle equipment and a rock wall, as well as the technology-advanced “X-room.”


Selfie es-TEAM

Ages: 7-11 years | Tuesday, Oct. 8 & Wednesday, Oct. 9 | 6-7 p.m. | Member $15, Non-member $25

Two-hour workshop focusing on self-love, self-care and living your best life. This program is designed for girls ages 7-11. We will be doing various activities and games, all while focusing on fundamental components of a healthy mind and healthy body.


Let’s Talk It Out

Ages: 7-11 years | Wednesday, Oct. 16 & Thursday, Oct. 17 | 6-7 p.m. | Members $15, Non-member $25

This two-hour workshop is designed for girls and boys ages 7-11. We will teach all children important life skills of conflict resolution, discussion of feelings and the importance of listening. There will be games and activities and also role playing to fully understand what to do in social situations.


Look for more FitRec Family Focus Series installments on the FitRec website in the coming weeks.  To learn more about our KidRec program at FitRec, click HERE