This program offers homeschooled kids ages 5-12 years old a variety of experiences in physical education, sports, nutrition, body wellness and related crafts over the course of the 8-week program.

Each week will include a different area of focus that is geared to the porgram’s age range. These may include:

  • Basic fitness
  • Sports training
  • Stretching fundamentals
  • General health
  • Yoga and mindfulness
  • POUND, a fitness class using drumsticks!
  • And there’s typically a or a returning popular activity each session!

A related craft may be included in a class.

Day & time: Mondays, 11:00 am – noon.

Program fee: $80 for the first child, $40/sibling. Scholarships available for income-eligible families – scholarship form available online or at front desk).

Pre-registration is required for the full 8-week program. Inquiries and registration: please call our front desk at  540-825-0000 or email prfc@culpeperwellness.org.

Parents are welcome to stay during the program. Seating and restrooms are located in our lobby area.

2024 – 2025 SESSIONS

Session 1: August 19 – October 7

Session 2: October 28 – December 16

Session 3: January 6 – February 24

Session 4: March 17 – May 5


Session activities will be posted here. During previous sessions, the following activities have been offered:

POUND. This is an exercise class for kids to let their inner rock star loose! Movements incorporate drumming with bright green drumsticks to build strength and cardio fitness. (group fitness instructor Karen Irvin)

Futsal. Learn to play indoor soccer, also known as futsal. (former soccer player Eryn Twomey)

Strength training. Learn about developing your muscles, which are key to overall fitness. (personal trainer Marcus Haywood)

4/8: Yoga strength. A second week of learning about strength, and yes, yoga can build strength! (yoga instructor Eileen Moore)

Gardening. A hands on gardening experience with Tammy LaGraffe, director of the Free Clinic of Culpeper, which maintains productive garden beds for clinic patients and neighbors.

Field day on the courts with the PRFC team.

Dental health. Information and fun activities related to dental health with a staff member from the Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic.

Pool safety & swim at Powell Wellness Center.


Our program instructors:

Karen Irvin: A POUND Pro group fitness instructor, Karen is certified to work with all ages from preschoolers to older adults and share the benefits of movement and music. In this fun class combining drumming with fitness, she looks forwarded to teaching kids how to let their inner rock star loose!

Marcus Haywood – Marcus is a certified strength & conditioning coach and personal trainer at PRFC. He has extensive experience working with youth athletes and youth sports teams. He has supported our homeschool program since it began in 2019.

Suzanne Wirtz: Suzanne has managed the nutrition and health portion of our program since it started in 2019 and is a whiz at developing crafts that illustrate wellness in a fun way. Painting with broccoli, anyone?

Eileen Moore – Eileen is a certified yoga teacher. In addition to supporting our homeschool program with mindfulness and yoga activities, she has offered a Chill Yoga event for tweens and the Clubhouse on the Court summer camp for ages 3-6. Her experience includes teaching children with special needs and working as a speech pathologist. She also has directed a preschool and owned a business offering art instruction as an after-school activity.

Eryn Twomey – Eryn is an attendant in our Kids Corner for ages 6 weeks – 12 years old. She is also a former high school soccer player and taught our Futsal program when it first launched.

Rebecca Bennett: Rebecca has been teaching in our tumbling program since early 2022, sharing her love of tumbling with kids as young as 18 months and with intermediate and advanced level tumblers.

Jessica Bottary – The lead attendant for our Kids Corner child care program, Jessica has been working with kids for more than 12 years. She loves doing activities with kids, particularly crafts, and using crafts in support of learning whenever possible.