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.

2023-2024 SESSIONS

Session 1: August 8 – September 26

Session 2: October 16 – December 4

Session 3: January 8 – February 26

Session 4: March 18 – May 6


Take a look at what’s planned for the 3/18 – 5/6 session:

3/18: 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. (Karen Irvin)

3/25: Futsal. Learn to play indoor soccer, also known as futsal. (ErynTwomey)

4/1: Strength training. Learn about developing your muscles, which are key to overall fitness. (Marcus Haywood)

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

4/15: Gardening. We’ll meet at the Free Clinic of Culpeper to learn how the clinic team and volunteers built their garden beds and keep them lush and productive (like a veggie jungle!) each year. The clinic is located at 610 Laurel Street, Suite 3.

4/22: Field day on the courts with the PRFC team. A fun mix of activities!

4/29: Dental health. We’ll welcome a special visitor from the Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic to share information and fun activities related to dental health.

5/6: Pool safety & swim at Powell Wellness Center. On this day we will meet at Powell, located at 1005 Golf Drive in Culpeper. Lockers are available; please bring a towel. We will need parent volunteers to enter the pool for safety and support. We also ask that siblings who are not registered for the program do not attend this session.


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.