Youth Recreation & Fitness

Looking for active fun for your kids?

Introducing your kids to age-appropriate recreation and fitness activities sets them on the path to a healthy lifestyle, to skills that will serve them well as they get older, and to sports, games and activities that they may continue to enjoy for many years. Our expert and enthusiastic instructors and trainers look forward to developing your child’s interest in sports, recreation and fitness activities. These activities can support relationship building, diverse skills, body awareness, strength, focus, and flexibility – served up with plenty of smiles and laughter!

Programs are advertised on our website calendar and Facebook page. Our programs are open to the public. We also offer a variety of summer camps. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 540-825-0000 with questions.


Homeschool movement & health program

Our 8-week homeschool movement, music & health program is for area homeschool children ages 5-12 and offers kids a variety of experiences in physical education, creative arts and health. Each week the 1-hour session will have a different focus, which may include basic fitness, sports fundamentals, yoga and mindfulness, stretching fundamentals; or a wellness topic with a related craft. The fee is $80 for the first child; $40/sibling. Scholarships are available for income-eligible families. The program requires pre-registration; please call our front desk at  540-825-0000. 2023-2024 sessions: August 8 – September 26; October 16 – December 4; January 8 – February 26; March 18 – May 6. Click here for current session information


We teach traditional taekwondo as well as one-step sparring and combination self-defense techniques. Taekwondo is an activity that engages all ages; youth typically start at age 5.

Taekwondo programs offered at PRFC:

  • Poomse – TKD forms (stances, blocks, strikes and kicks)
  • Taekwondo Olympic sparring WTF (World Taekwondo Federation)
  • Our Champions  program is a registered member of USA Taekwondo

Enjoy achievement and competition with our taekwondo community:

  • Our black belts earn Kukkiwon certificates
  • Our students have participated in local, state, and national tournaments

Our instructors are qualified black belts:

Master David Ames: 4th Dan Black Belt Master
Wendy Embrey: 2nd Dan Black Belt


4:00 – 5:00 pm, Mondays: This class is held in the group exercise room and is a beginner class.

6:30 – 8:15 pm, Mondays & Thursdays: This class is held in the gymnasium and is for older students or those who have martial arts experience and want a challenge.

Please note that our program is affiliated with USA Taekwondo, recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). As with all Team USA-sanctioned organizations, there is an annual membership registration fee for athletes.

Currently Taekwondo is open to & included in memberships for Fitness & All Access members of PATH Recreation & Fitness Center. Non-members interested in trying the program may drop in to enjoy a class (fee: $20).



Our tumbling classes provide a fun introduction to gymnastic skills for kids age 12 years and younger! Sessions are offered for for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as Tiny Tumblers – ages 3 and younger – with a parent participating. A mix of activities on mats and equipment such as bars, beam, tunnel, and mini trampoline create a comprehensive experience. Tumbling is a fee-based multi-week program that is typically 8 weeks. Click here for information on upcoming sessions

Youth Futsal

Curious about Futsal? It can be played as a standalone or as a fun addition for a youth soccer player. The game is different from indoor soccer but builds similar skills. Futsal’s play area is smaller and is usually a court or court-like surface rather than a turf surface. Due to the smaller space, Futsal tends to be faster moving than indoor soccer. Typically there are 5 players per side in a game.

YOUTH FUTSAL is typically held weekly in the fall and winter for ages 3-5 and ages 6-9. There is a staff member present to guide this open play time.

No pre-registration is needed for these sessions. The drop-in fee is $5. Ages 3-12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our facility has seating in the lobby and bleachers in the gymnasium.

Please refer to the court schedule to confirm availability for open court play or rentals.





Sports performance for youth athletes

Hey youth athletes! Looking to boost your performance by working on strength, quickness, speed and endurance? Certified functional strength coach and certified physical training coach Marcus Haywood is available for one on one or small group sessions. Please call our desk to check availability.

Strength and Conditioning Training for Teams

Youth team members looking to gain an edge on their competition will benefit from working with certified functional strength coach and certified physical training coach Marcus Haywood. Team strength and conditioning programs are developed to serve the unique needs of youth athletes and their sport. Benefits include maintaining overall fitness, developing strength, speed and stamina, and reduced risk of injury.

To inquire, please give us a call at 540-825-0000.

Tween/Teen Night

On Tween/Teen Takeover Fridays tweens ages 10-15 are invited to have some fun with us! Enjoy games such as ping pong, air hockey, corn hole and pickleball! Typically held the second or third Friday of the month; 5:00 – 7:00 pm, $5-7 drop-in fee. This program will be highlighted on our calendar and Facebook page.

Youth Basketball

Kids own the court during open court times for youth basketball ages 15 & younger! Please check the court calendar for the current schedule.

In the fall we offer a skills program for elementary school-age kids and middle and high school-age youth to work with local middle and high school coaches. Coaches are eager to share their knowledge of basketball and help participants work on their game skills! These weekly skills sessions will be held September 6 – October 25, 2023: 4th & 5th graders, 4:30-5:30 pm; middle school ages, 5:30-6:30 pm; high school ages, 6:30-7:30 pm. No registration; drop-in fee of $10/weekly 1-hour coached session.


Hours of operation:

Monday – Thursday:
5:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday: 5:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday:
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact Us

19002 Crossroad Parkway
Culpeper, VA 22701

(540) 825-0000