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1341 Nipomo St. | (805) 781-7300

Our front desk is CLOSED to the public until further notice. Click here for more information regarding COVID-19

Virtual Recreation Center - Activities For All Ages!

Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page. 

NEW - Virtual/Neighborhood Egg Hunt 

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Indoor Activities

  • Take a Virtual Fitness Class - There are plenty of FREE options online. Here are just a few:

For the Kids

SLO Swim Center - Swimming theme activities

 Movies To Watch

 Books to Read

 Music to Listen to

 Pride - PG

The Sandlot - PG

Chasing Mavericks - PG

Surfs Up - PG

Lilo and Stitch - PG

The Guardian – PG 13

Soul Surfer - PG

North Shore - PG

Blue Crush – PG 13

Gidget - G

Wild About Safety with Timon & Pumbaa: Safety Smart In The Water - G

Llama Llama Learns to Swim

Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim

Spot Goes to the Swimming Pool

Maisy Learns to Swim

Froggy Learns to Swim

Dora the Explorer – Swim, Boots, Swim

Peppa Goes Swimming

Danger Rangers in Cool By the Pool

Otter Let’s Go Swimming

My First Swim Class

The Beach Boys

Jack Johnson

Colbie Caillat

Baby Shark


Art and Music


Sporting events: Just because all sporting events have been cancelled doesn’t mean you cannot watch sports. Check out the new (and intensely addicting) craze sweeping the world – marble racing on YouTube:  

NEW: Family 4 week Challenge: Family ‘contest’ where person who improves their scores the most over the set time, wins the challenge.

  • Longest timed plank
  • Longest side plank – both sides
  • Number of pushups in 1 minute
  • Number of situps in 1 minute
  • Number of burpees in 2 minutes
  • Longest Superman (laying flat, arms and legs outstretched & off ground)
  • Number star jumps in 2 minutes
  • 2 mins of mountain climbers
  • Longest Wall-sit (back against wall, knees over toes, keep thighs parallel to ground)
  • Number of chair dips in 1 minute
  • Timed Run or Speed Walk around your Residential Block
  • 30 Day Family Fitness Challenge - examples

Have the kids create a score sheet and do these every day (or every other day) and keep track of your families’ progress.

Other fitness challenge ideas:

Activities for Older Adults

The Clubhouse Senior Center:  The Clubhouse is here to help our 50+ population stay active and engaged during this time.  Below, please find helpful links to fun games, continuing education, physical exercise, books, and magazines!

Live Educational Streams

Zoo Cams

Want to know what your favorite animals are doing right now?  Take a peek using these zoo live streams!

Educational Resources

National Parks Virtual Tours

World Class Museums

TRAVEL the World

Exercise your Brain

  • Visit San Luis Obispo’s Virtual Library - The library has tons of free Digital ebooks, magazines, resources and online streaming of movies, just to name a few.

 Ranger Services at Home Activities

Great Apps to help entertain Children Outdoors:

  • For plant identification use: Seek by iNaturalist
  • Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab
  • eBird by Cornell Lab  

All About Birds - Virtual Birding!

  • Build a plant press & start an herbarium (plant library): You can clip a piece of the plant and press it into a plant press book! - Click Here
  • Wilderness Wednesday Challenge: Go on a hike in open space to look for the wilderness Wednesday resident of the week 
  • Scavenger Hunts: Go on these scavenger hunts or make up your own as a family - Click Here
  • Start a Nature Journal: Click Here
  • Seven Sisters Crossword Puzzle: Click Here
  • National Geographic: Native Americans - CA | Click Here
  • Build a Bird House: Habitat is very important for birds! You can build the perfect nest box for your backyard! Click Here
  • Type in the region then select ‘Open Woodland’ or ‘Town’ then pick the species of bird house you’ll build. Click Here

Build an Owl Box

Owl’s are a key predator to keeping rodent populations down. Some people even use them to manage their land and take care of their crops.

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society - Barn Owl’s: The Secret Saviors of Napa’s Wineries

  • Activity: Owling at night - use your ears and eyes to possibly see owls in the act. They like to sit on telephone poles at sunset. Click Here


Recreation Resources available in Spanish

  • Alejandro Maldonado- Meditation
    •  Aquí hay un enlace para varios videos sobre meditación guiada. Están destinados a enseñarle varios ejercicios de respiración.
  • 17 Fun Educational Crafts to do with kids Ages 5-8
    • ¡Aquí hay 17 manualidades educativas que puede hacer con sus hijos utilizando materiales que se encuentran en casa!
  • Tai Chi for Beginners
    • Para aquellos que necesitan un descanso del mundo real, aquí hay un video sobre los fundamentos del tai chi
  • Workout routine for Abs and Legs
    • ¿No tienes acceso al gimnasio? No te preocupes ¡Prueba esta rutina hecha para hacer en casa!



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